Inside Lainey Gossip’s first Vancouver SMUT Soiree: Tales of Miley, Nicole, Scarlett and the gossip hounds who embrace them

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Vancouver’s most enthusiastic gossip hounds headed to the city’s first, and hotly anticipated, SMUT Soiree at Vancouver Urban Winery last night, hosted by The Society and LaineyGossip.com. The cocktail party and panel discussion, led by eTalk correspondent and famed gossip Elaine “Lainey” Lui and television host-slash-actor, Dan Levy, dished the dirt for a hungry audience, finally served after envying Toronto’s six-year SMUT streak. For Lainey, it was only fitting that she indulge her adopted home and have Levy join her in moderating the panel, because Vancouver is where the two originally “fell in love” when covering the city’s 2010 Olympic Winter Games. “That’s when we became boyfriend and girlfriend,” she joked.

The proud friend told both me and the audience that her BFF had just returned from filming Admission, a film starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen, but despite her beaming endorsement, Levy modestly added, “I don’t have a very big part, so let’s not inflate things.” Related: Dan, sharing the big screen with Tina Fey (!!!) needs no inflating.

Lainey and Levy began the panel portion of the evening with tales of celebrity encounters (note: do not ever make ladies’ room chit chat with Scarlett Johansson) and shared their insight into the biggest gossip as of late, which according to Lainey, is Miley Cyrus’s engagement to Liam Hemsworth (People magazine broke the news earlier this week). No, she doesn’t suspect there’s anything sinister or shotgun about it, stating, “She’s young but not pregnant yet,” and with a perfectly timed hesitation added, “but I’m not saying she’s never been pregnant.” And so we continued.

Partygoers like TV’s Fiona Forbes and Natalie Langston, who were donning their best cocktail attire (although I must say Dan Levy wins my vote for Best Dressed with his Navajo print trousers and signature tortoiseshell specs), were also treated to primping, coiffing and touch-ups by teams of beauty experts from Stila Cosmetics, John Frieda and Ardell throughout the evening.

Lainey graciously thanked her guests for all of their continued support over the years, because at the end of the day, like many of us writer/blogger types, her readers motivate her. “When I write about how f—ked up Nicole Kidman’s face is, I’m doing it for you!”

Toronto’s 7th Annual SMUT Soiree is on Monday, June 25 at Evergreen Brick Works.