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ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Apr 17, 2014

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In April of 2014,  Elaine "Lainey" Lui fulfilled a lifelong dream when her first book, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to do? A Memoir (Sort Of) was published (by Random House in Canada and Penguin in the USA). 

Here KGNU's Claudia Cragg talks about the book, a paean to her mother aka 'The Squawking Chicken' and learns how Lainey co-founded, an entertainment news and gossip blog and how she also became co-host of CTV's daytime talk show "The Social", and a reporter on CTV's "etalk", Canada's number one rated entertainment news show. She joined the show in 2006 as a special correspondent and has since covered the Red Carpet at the Oscars, SuperBowl XLII, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, and other events worldwide. 

Her website in fact started as an email to small group of friends and colleagues in 2003 and spread by word of mouth to thousands of now loyal readers. It launched as a website in December 2004 and has since grown into an immensely popular entertainment destination visited by over 1.5 million monthly unique readers. Generating over 18 million monthly page views, it is now a leading international celebrity gossip source and a must read for well-read, educated females across North America.