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  • Most popular B.C. baby names of 2012: Ethan and Olivia

    December 30, 2013 6:13 PM 27

    In 2012, 19 babies were named Aaliyah, five got the name Rihanna, and another five were stuck with Miley. None, however, were named Kanye. The provincial government has released a list of B.C.'s top baby names of 2012. Ethan and Olivia were the most popular choices. (Liam and Emma were the top picks in 2011.) You can find a huge list of all names picked

  • Tasty trends cooking in '14

    December 30, 2013 5:58 PM 29

    Top dishes: Devilled eggs, roast chicken recipes among the next hot items to try When it comes to food, everyone's always looking for the next hot thing to try. Culinary trend watchers with their taste buds attuned to the coming year, offer up some ideas you might want to experiment with in 2014. "Tons of great roast chicken is coming on to menus, people

  • Chopped Canada heats up U.S. format with Canuck flair

    December 30, 2013 5:55 PM 26

    TORONTO — Fans of the hit U.S. version of “Chopped” can look forward to much of the same format on the new Canadian incarnation — save for a few Canuck faces and mystery basket ingredients. “Not only are we using Canadian celebrity chefs and Canadian chefs across Canada, but we’re using foods that are indigenous to Canada: maple syrup, donair, lentils

  • '80s flicks revisited at the movie theatre in 2014

    December 30, 2013 2:32 PM 42

    TORONTO - Those planning on heading to the movie theatre next year may want to stock up now on leg warmers and brightly coloured wrist sweatbands: the lineup planned for 2014 looks suspiciously like the marquee seen back in the '80s. "Endless Love," "About Last Night" and "RoboCop" are among the tubular reboots expected to hit theatres in 2014. "It was cool to not like the '80s for a while

  • On Twitter, politicians, movie stars and athletes take back seat to pop stars

    December 30, 2013 2:32 PM 57

    TORONTO - On Nov. 28, Justin Bieber tweeted the word "now" followed by 11 periods. More than 90,000 people retweeted or favourited the one-word missive. That's roughly the same number of people who passed on his Dec. 8 bulletins "hanging with the team" and the insightful "gym before tonight's last show." By comparison, when CNN's breaking news account

  • Paranormal marked by vengeful spirits

    December 30, 2013 2:20 PM 35

    With Season 5 starting, Community feels like a brilliant place to call home again Here is what's on the radar screen in film, TV and music for the coming week. Movies Big releases: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan. 3) Big picture: After being "marked," a young man is relentlessly pursued by mysterious, dark forces. Yes, this is yet another sequel

  • 'All My Children' star Aiden Turner arrested for domestic violence

    December 30, 2013 2:16 PM 16

    British actor Aiden Turner has been arrested following an alleged bust-up at his home. The former All My Children star, 36, was detained by cops on November 25 after an argument with his partner at their Los Angeles home allegedly turned nasty. He was released on $50,000 bail, and the Los Angeles City Attorney has since charged the star with four counts

  • Tori & Dean: Their Timeline of Troubles

    December 30, 2013 1:42 PM 37

    Tori and Dean in their early years. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)Talk about a hard holiday. Just in time for Christmas, allegations surfaced that Dean McDermott cheated on Tori Spelling while promoting "Chopped Canada" with a 28-year-old woman he met in Toronto. Though Tori and Dean have been married for seven years and have four children together, this is hardly

  • Will Quebec directors Vallee and Villeneuve get Oscar nods?

    December 30, 2013 1:30 PM 28

    TORONTO - The Academy Awards nominations are due out Jan. 16 and the names of two Quebec directors are emerging as strong contenders. Jean-Marc Vallee and Denis Villeneuve both had cross-border cinematic success in 2013, with "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Prisoners" respectively, and it seems likely their projects will get some attention from Oscar

  • 5 flicks that celebrate New Year’s Eve

    December 30, 2013 9:02 AM 22

    Hollywood likes a party ... but it likes star-crossed lovers better When Harry Met Sally ... (1989): It’s not just the orgasm scene, and it’s not just the Nora Ephron script that finds the hilarious reality of a wisecracking guy and a sweet but troublesome woman who wants her life, like her salad dressing, on the side. It’s also the chemistry between