The Daily Canadian: George Stroumboulopoulos
July 14, 2006 12:00:00 Posted at July 14, 2006 12:00:00
If you"re not in Canada, chances are you don"t know George…yet. But he"s just landed a huge gig as the host of The One - ABC"s answer to American Idol - and since I"ve always had a thing for this sexy beast, I think it"s high time for y"all down South to get a load of our Ryan Seacrest - only without the highlights and the cloying personality and the maybe hiding gaybe charade. George started out as a VJ at MuchMusic - the BEST VJ at Muchmusic. And he"s now the host of a news show on the nation"s oldest news channel, delivering the news in his own George style, with jeans and ripped tees and nose-rings and machinegun chatter and smart as all hell with a little bit of edgy flavour that totally rocks my boat. Did I mention he"s a classically trained pianist with great manners and a motorcyle and an Anderson Cooper vocabulary? Did I mention Bono loves him? And did I mention he"s not gay? Trust me, gossips. George has arrived. And I promise you will love him.