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  • Mayor Rob Ford makes Letterman's Top Ten yet again

    December 12, 2013 5:22 PM 16

    Mayor Rob Ford's crack scandal is making for some holly, jolly Christmas jokes on late-night TV. The Late Show with David Letterman cracked another joke about Ford during the show's famous Top Ten List on Wednesday night with a little help from singer Josh Groban. Number four on the list referenced Ford and his admission in November that he has smoked

  • Top 12 classic, black and white Christmas movies

    December 12, 2013 5:09 PM 25

    Mary (Donna Reed), George (Jimmy Stewart) and Zuzu Bailey(Carol Coombs) discover wealth comes through friendship and family in a scene from the Christmas classic Its a Wonderful Life. (Special Photo) One of the biggest debates some families run into during the Christmas season is which type of lights on the tree best capture the sentiment of the holidays

  • Travel Manitoba unveils new heart-themed slogan

    December 12, 2013 4:27 PM 16

    Travel Manitoba unveiled a new slogan for the province on Thursday, with the hope of pulling on a few heart strings. The crown corporation is planning on launching a massive campaign next year under the slogan, “Manitoba: Canada’s Heart Beats.” The phrase will be emblazoned on commercials airing during the Olympics, Junos and Air Canada flights starting

  • Dodo, fanged cat come to 3D life in Attenborough film

    December 12, 2013 2:21 PM 17

    LONDON (Reuters) - Extinct creatures both cuddly and nasty have been brought to life with 3D computer technology as nature documentary maker David Attenborough turns his attentions to fossils and skeletons at London's Natural History Museum in a new made-for-TV film. Featuring creatures ranging from the Dodo and a giant sloth to a 33-foot (10-m) long snake

  • Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois adjusts to hearing loss

    December 12, 2013 2:10 PM 20

    Many times, The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has sung the line, “Let’s just see what the morning brings,” and guitarist Paul Langlois, standing a few feet away, never guessed how prophetic the words would be. One morning about two years ago, as The Hip were recording the band’s most recent album, Now for Plan A, Langlois suddenly lost all hearing in his right

  • Mayer had doubts about collaborating with Perry

    December 12, 2013 9:01 AM 17

    John Mayer has admitted to having some doubts about collaborating with his girlfriend Katy Perry in case it had a negative effect on their relationship. The pair worked on a single entitled Who You Love for Mayer's Paradise Valley album and while they are both really happy with how it turned out, he had some initial doubts about recruiting her for the song. Speaking

  • The Crash Reel explores the suffering the X Games don’t show

    December 12, 2013 6:09 AM 20

    The subject of The Crash Reel is freestyle snowboarding, a sport that thrives on raising its own stakes. Half-pipes that might have been eight feet tall in the early years of competition have been overtaken by “superpipes” with walls 22 feet high, and snowboarders use them to launch ever more ambitious and life-threatening tricks. The Crash Reel follows

  • Brian McFadden joins 'War of the Worlds'

    December 12, 2013 2:52 AM 20

    Irish pop star Brian McFadden has been cast in a new touring production of The War of the Worlds musical. The former Westlife member will join Australian singer/actor Jason Donovan in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, which is returning for a sixth and final trek in 2014. McFadden will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist

  • Relaunched Yarmouth ferry fees to start at $83

    December 12, 2013 2:00 AM 20

    People hoping to use the relaunched ferry service between Yarmouth, N.S., and Portland, Maine, now know how much the trip will cost them. Nova Star Cruises, which is operating the line, released its rates for the service when it returns in May 2014. The posted fares are in U.S. dollars, but converted, an adult can walk on for about $83 one-way in the cheapest

  • 70 years later, André Mathieu’s music travels well

    December 11, 2013 8:54 PM 16

    NEW YORK — Getting to Carnegie Hall is one thing, making it matter another. Anyone with suitable resources could have rented the temple on Tuesday night for a 70-years-after celebration of the pianist and composer André Mathieu. Only an artist as inspired as Alain Lefèvre could have made a great concert of the occasion. This was the third time Mathieu’s