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Elaine Lui of 'Lainey Gossip' on why we're so obsessed with Hollywood gossip

We're joined this week by Elaine Lui – founder and editor of LaineyGossip.com. She shares her favourite podcasts.
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Her website might be the first thing you check in the morning, and the last thing you check before bed. You may even catch yourself repeating her takes on celebrity culture — trying to pass them off as your own.

Most of her readers are on a first name basis with her, telling friends: "You'll never believe what Lainey said today."

Elaine Lui — probably best known as "Lainey" from her website LaineyGossip.com — has some thoughts on why we're so obsessed with Hollywood gossip and how the celebrity industrial complex works. 

And she joins us this week to share her must-listen podcasts. You can find Elaine's picks below.


Podcasts featured this week:

Show Your Work – "Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of New York Times bestseller 'Daisy Jones & The Six' tells us why men's interest in her work doesn't interest her."

Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. – "Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez's violent behavior?"

They Call Us Bruce – "Recorded live at NCORE in Portland, Jeff and Phil welcome back Soleil Ho, restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. They talk race, culture, politics, identity and, of course, food."

Still Processing – Hosts  Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham examine the portrayal of masculinity as mental illness in Joker and Fight Club.


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