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Taylor Kitsch was in Dallas last night to watch the Stars even up their playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks who were playing without Ryan Getzlaf. Kitsch is Canadian. He’s obviously a hockey fan. Why Dallas? My presumption: Friday Night Lights. Filmed in Austin. And he has a home there. Full Story
This is what I always say about Avril Lavigne: her fan base never grows with her. So she has to keep going back to mining from the 14 and under demo. That’s the only age range that will appreciate –if that’s the word – her new video for the song Hello Kitty, which actually includes this line: “Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties. Full Story
#WeTheNorth Jacek’s right. If I want a team to win, I have to get as far away from them as possible. As expected, Drake was courtside at the Raptors game last night to watch the Northern Uprising even the series against the Brooklyn Nets. Now I’m curious to know if he’ll travel with the team to New York for the next game on Friday. Full Story
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Game 2, the Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Why am I in New York? Well, Jacek always says I jinx my teams. Maybe it’s a good thing because we lost on Saturday and that can’t happen again this evening. The Raptors official ambassador, Drake, was photographed in Toronto with friends on Sunday, likely to support his team. Full Story
The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today featuring some strong Canadian representation from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and the darling Xavier Dolan. Jesus. He’s only 25 years old. And it seems like every year Dolan has a film for the festival. So incredibly productive. Dolan’s latest, Mommy, is screening in competition this time, his first time. I miss his glasses. I wonder if he’ll ever bring them back.
More on Cannes later this morning. But after over a year of absence, Ryan Gosling will be there. And it’s always a good show when he shows up on the Croisette, even though he skipped last year when Only God Forgives was part of the festival.
FYI on blog scheduling: it’s a holiday in Canada tomorrow and I will not be blogging. Read Full Intro
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Rihanna and Drake were both at the Clippers game last night. She went with her best friend Melissa Ford. He went with his boys. They sat apart. But at one point, Drake went over to see her. And they hugged. And I don’t know how to read this hug. Is there hesitation in her face? Is it because she knows there’s an audience? Is it because she’ll never love him as much as he loves her? I prefer the shot of them face to face – he’s saying something, and I’m photo assuming that it’s “woo talk”, and she’s smiling. Full Story
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I love this thing where songs just get dropped, kind of at random. When one feels like it. Keeps the fans on their toes, right ? This one is called Days In The East and allegedly, it is about the romance between he and Rihanna, now that it’s back. It took me a minute to be convinced. Full Story
“Sara just told me not to forget to thank the JUNOs and CARAS. When we asked our parents if we could play music instead of go to University they were very mad at us. [we then signed a label with Neil Young some time in between…] We are absolutely in our 30s…I don’t think many people thought that two queer kids from Northeast Calgary would make it here.” – Tegan of Tegan and Sara last night at the JUNO Awards where they won Single of the Year (Closer), Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.
Do you love them? I love them. How can you not love them?
Winnipeg evidently did not love Justin Bieber. He was booed. Winnipeg should not love Robin Thicke who bailed on the JUNOs citing “mandatory vocal rest” but… you know… YOU KNOW. Read Full Intro
The JUNO Awards are this weekend in Winnipeg! Serena Ryder leads the way with the most nominations and she’ll probably be up on stage a lot on Sunday night. Serena’s music got a lot of play this year all over the radio…so, if it’s OK, I’d like to give some love to my favourite Serena song that (in my opinion) didn’t get enough when it first came out a few years ago: Weak In The Knees is a track that I will never, ever, ever take off my iPod. I feel about Weak In The Knees the way I feel about Jann Arden’s Insenstive.
As for my favourite song of 2014 by a Canadian artist or artists? I Was A Fool by Tegan and Sara. Come on! Mae Whitman is in the video!
The JUNOs air on Sunday on CTV.
To read this weekend: Emma Donoghue’s new book Frog Music. Read Full Intro
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See, this is the kind of video I prefer. I don’t want to watch deposition video of Justin Bieber being a sh-t to a lawyer. I would rather watch him in a dance studio with Selena Gomez, his “Most Elegant Princess” doing a corny move-by-move interpretation of John Legend’s Ordinary People. Full Story
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I’ve been waiting all day to write about the Canadian Screen Awards to see if the photos would come down in cost…and they haven’t. Which is why there are so few of them here and I’m sorry I can’t afford anymore. To me, if the agencies could make the shots more available, perhaps we could widen the coverage. Full Story