Archive for the ‘News/Entertainment’ Category

Shia LaBeouf film Borg/McEnroe to open Toronto film fest

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A film revisiting an epic professional sports rivalry — between brash American star John McEnroe and Swedish legend Bjorn Borg — will kick off this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Canada’s SetToDestroyX e-sports team on the rise

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

While others have fallen by the wayside in the ever-changing world of competitive video gaming, the founder and owner of Canada's SetToDestroyX team keeps on keeping on.

Pro wrestler The Undertaker signals retirement at Wrestlemania event

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Wrestlemania 33

Longtime WWE wrestler The Undertaker appeared to signal his retirement after a nearly 30-year career in the ring at the end of Wrestlemania in Orlando Sunday night.

The hits, misses and messages of the Super Bowl commercials

Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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It's rare that you want to watch the commercials. Normally you want to change channels, go get a snack or fast forward through them — except during the Super Bowl. This was the first year Canadians could watch the commercials as they were aired.

Super Bowl commercials: Stunts, slapstick and some serious issues

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Super Bowl ads 2017

The goal of Super Bowl commercials has always been to stand out from the pack. But for 2017, companies are going even further with envelope-pushing live stunts and ambitious campaigns that extend beyond TV across social media and online.

Lady Gaga takes Super Bowl spotlight, but how will she use it?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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As Lady Gaga prepares to take America's biggest stage at the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, much of country is speculating whether the outspoken singer will grab the opportunity to speak out on women's rights, immigration or U.S. President Donald Trump.

They got game, kids got fame: Athletes and their entertaining offspring

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Sporty parents, show biz offspring

We're not surprised when children of famous athletes take up sport, but what motivates the offspring of a jock to pick up a guitar rather than a hockey stick?

P.K. Subban’s Just for Laughs comedy gala set for TV

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
P.K. Subban poses in his Just For Laughs jersey

A Just For Laughs comedy gala that served as P.K. Subban's goodbye to Montreal will be broadcast as a one-hour TV special in the new year.

Hockey, humour among Alan Thicke’s Canadian appeal

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A prominent member of the famous TV dads club, Alan Thicke held a special place in the hearts of Canadians. Notwithstanding his entertainment world success, the actor, writer, composer and host never lost the pride in his homeland, his offbeat Canadian wit, his love of our national winter sport or his realistic perspective about show business.

Canadian actor, hockey fan Alan Thicke dead at 69

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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Alan Thicke, the Canadian-born actor best known for playing the dad on the '80s sitcom Growing Pains, has died. He was 69.