TWO EXTRAODINARILY DIFFERENT CULRURAL EVENTS TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT – The Giller Prize in Toronto, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. The first is one of the biggest prizes in the literary world, the other is a celebration of ladies in their underwear. The $100,000 Giller prize went to Andre Alexis and his book “Fifteen Dogs”. FYI, the jury of 5 people picked the book from 168 titles, all of which I assumed they read. The evening was hosted by Rick Mercer, and a good time was had by most.
Meanwhile, at the Victoria’s Secret show, Canadian sensation The Wkend performed, as did Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez. Models stomping around in their ginch and giant wings included Kendall Jenner, with her parents Kris Jenner and Caitln Jenner looking proudly on from the audience. Hey Mom and … Dad. The show will be broadcast December 8th on CBS.
Hollywood Nannies. You can’t raise your children without them, and you can’t leave your husband alone with them. So it would seem with Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, who split after 13 years of marriage and 3 children because Gavin was shagging the nanny. For 3 years. Practically under Gwen’s nose. Stefani found out when she came across texts between the two on the family Ipad, which was linked to his phone. If you’re going to cheat nowadays, you have to be super organized. I’m going to take his picture down on the hall at Q107.
Back to literary topics. Gwyneth Paltrow is launching a publishing company. Goop Press will put out one book a year. Unsurprisingly, the first release will be about cooking by Paltrow herself: It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook. The recipes are all great, but for some reason they leave a bad taste in the mouth.