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  • Pregnant Amy Schumer coming to Toronto for short-notice standup show

    January 15, 2019 3:47 PM 223

    She’s six months pregnant, but Amy Schumer announced Tuesday that she’ll be performing standup at Toronto’s Sony Centre on Jan. 31 — in just over two weeks. The I Feel Pretty and Trainwreck star’s last Toronto show was at the Scotiabank Arena, but her fanbase will now have an opportunity to see her in a slightly more intimate venue, in the city’s biggest

  • Celebrities like Kylie Jenner may be facing an eggs-istential crisis

    January 14, 2019 9:26 PM 152

    Jenner’s visual baby announcement racked up about 18 million likes in 11 months. By noon on Monday, Egg Gang had surpassed 27 million likes in less than 10 days. This is bonkers, especially when you scrutinize the photo. This egg isn’t lounging on an exotic beach, as popular Instagram exhibitionists tend to do. This egg is not at the club or on a red carpet

  • Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

    January 14, 2019 1:15 PM 121

    Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned

  • Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

    January 13, 2019 9:41 PM 54

    “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition

  • Worried about that big to-read pile? Don’t! Matt Haig tells us why

    January 11, 2019 7:07 PM 54

    There are a lot of books. You have, for whatever reason, chosen to read this one, for which I sincerely thank you. But while you are reading this book you might also be painfully aware that you aren’t reading other books. And I don’t want to stress you out too much but there are a lot of other books. The website Mental Floss, relying heavily on data from Google

  • Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and February

    January 11, 2019 5:00 AM 56

    The Golden Tresses is the final book in Cobourg-born writer Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series. “This is a great series! Flavia is a witter, clever and lovable character. Her adventures will have you laughing and cringing at the same time,” says Karly Uhl of Essa Public Library. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden prompted this comment from Stephanie

  • Netflix interested in creating Toronto production hub, says Mayor John Tory

    January 9, 2019 8:13 PM 60

    Netflix has already shot film and TV productions in Toronto as well as other Canadian cities, including Vancouver. Because it’s a foreign digital company, it isn’t required to collect or remit federal or provincial sales tax. So far Netflix also hasn’t fallen under federal regulations that require the country’s broadcasting companies to pay into the Canada

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an extraordinary film about ordinary lives

    January 9, 2019 7:37 PM 61

    Making its Toronto premiere, this is one of the most fascinating docs of the past year. It won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at Sundance 2018, where it had its world premiere. Ross travels to the Black Belt of the American South — a rural enclave of nearly 15,760 people, and a racial makeup that was once mostly white but is now 60 per cent Black

  • Five Golden Globes surprises that shake up Oscar predictions

    January 7, 2019 5:45 PM 63

    The group’s golden choices are often ignored by the nearly 8,200 Oscar voters, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who last year gave their Best Picture prize to The Shape of Water, rather than either of the HFPA’s top winners: Lady Bird (musical/comedy) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (drama). Sunday’s play-it-safe

  • Producers Guild film award nominees heavy with blockbusters

    January 5, 2019 5:00 AM 69

    On the TV side, The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, Ozark and This Is Us were nominated in the episodic drama series category. Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Good Place and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were singled out in the episodic comedy series category. The nominees for limited series include The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American