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  • Rebecca Black is back: An in-depth analysis of what the Friday singer did on Saturday in troubling new video

    December 7, 2013 7:57 PM 21

    Be afraid. Rebecca Black, the singer behind the notorious YouTube sensation Friday, has returned – with the imaginatively-titled follow-up Saturday. Yes, having previously shared her teenage experiences of a typical Friday with the world in 2011, she’s now a little older, but not necessarily any wiser, as she goes about showing her fans what she gets up to on a typical

  • People wait hours in freezing cold for Bushwakker mead

    December 7, 2013 7:52 PM 23

    People bundled up and braved the freezing temperatures Saturday morning to line up for the annual holiday mead release outside the Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina. With icicles on his moustache, Mark Wilson, who held second place in line with three other buddies, said the wait is worth it. "They're shaking their heads at you, and wondering why you don't

  • Ian McKellen finds his inner Gandalf

    December 7, 2013 9:01 AM 39

    British actor reprises role as wizard in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug In the early months of 2011, more than a decade after he first began work in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Ian McKellen returned to New Zealand to play the wizard Gandalf the Grey once again. He’d had his reservations about reprising his role: Legal entanglements and union

  • Top 5 Bad Sex in Fiction Award winners

    December 7, 2013 8:03 AM 26

    Friday, December 6, 2013 | There are some, shall we say intimate moments in life, that are hard to put into words. That's why when authors attempt to write sex scenes they often get a little ambitious and like to, uh, try new things. The annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award exists to highlight some of the more awkward attempts to write sex scenes. Now in its 20th year, the Bad Sex in Fiction

  • 'The Square,' 'Inside Man' win top IDA documentary award honors

    December 7, 2013 6:31 AM 28

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Netflix's first major film acquisition that chronicles a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, won the best feature award at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2013 IDA Awards on Friday evening at the DGA. Josh Izenberg's "Slomo," which looks at neurologist turned roller blader Dr. John Kitchin

  • Three Canadians’ memories of Mandela

    December 6, 2013 10:53 PM 25

    OTTAWA – In their own words, three Canadians who encountered the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela recount favourite stories or memories. Liberal MP and former finance minister Ralph Goodale met Mandela twice — during Mandela’s state trips to Canada in 1998 and 2001. But his favourite tale came by way of Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s finance

  • Amanda Bynes Shows Off Short, Brunette Hair

    December 6, 2013 9:39 PM 36

    Posted on December 6th, 2013 at 1:41 pm Amanda Bynes has made her second appearance in public since being released from the hospital and we’re getting a better look at how the 27-year-old is faring since her five months of psychotherapy. The actress looked healthy and trim while out with her mother Friday in Thousand Oaks. She was spotted by paparazzi

  • Life and Time of Rod Stewart

    December 6, 2013 5:10 PM 36

    MONTREAL -- We know it. He knows it. Rod Stewart’s latest album, Time, is not Every Picture Tells a Story or Gasoline Alley. Honestly, how could it be? More than four decades on, Stewart is a superstar with a Beverly Hills mansion and a regulation-size soccer field on his U.K. estate, trimmed with scissors by his gardeners. And yet Time still has moments

  • Rashida Jones slams Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj: '2013 was the year of the Very Visible Vagina' 

    December 6, 2013 4:44 PM 29

    The 'Parks and Recreation' star wrote an essay blasting the 'pornification of pop stars.' "If 1994 was the Year of O.J.'s White Bronco, 2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina," the 37-year-old actress wrote. "Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality," Jones continued, but protested that "every star interprets

  • Bob Dylan’s guitar from moment he ‘went electric’ in 1965 could fetch $500K at auction

    December 6, 2013 2:48 PM 26

    NEW YORK — Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan’s move from acoustic folk to electric rock ‘n’ roll. Now viewed