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August 28, 2014

Happy Labour Day weekend! The last long weekend of the summer ... sad but true.  Don't worry folks - warmer weather is predicted for the weekend!  Enjoy it now as after that it seems that Fall might actually have arrived.  We can only hope for a surprise couple of warm weeks in September! 

This week features your entertainment news including: TIFF is upon us; the Canadian Tricorder is invented; the F-Word and Canadian content; Iyanla Vanzant visits Ferguson, MO to encourage a 14-day stand down for peace; Prince to release new music; Robin Williams remembered at the Emmys; and much more.  Check all your news out under TOP STORIES and scroll down for moreLook out for the articles labelled VIDEO - so be sure to check them out!   

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TIFF gets a fair lick of Oscar's lollipop

(Aug 21 2014) Maybe the TIFF artistic director is thinking about his turf war with the premiere poachers at Colorado's Telluride Film Festival, although we must presume that any firearms drawn were just pop guns.

Source: www.thestar.com - Peter Howell 
Canadians help make Star Trek tricorder a reality

(Aug 27 2014) A Canadian team has made the shortlist in a multimillion-dollar contest to turn a fictional technology from Star Trek into a real, marketable product.  The XPrize Foundation plans to announce the 10 finalists in its "Tricorder" contest on Wednesday.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Omar El Akkad 
The F Word: How to build a Canadian rom-com

(Aug 22 2014) So it's a delightful surprise that the freshest, most glowing-with-health rom-com I've seen in ages – The F Word, which opened in select cities on Friday – has a straightforward plot.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Johanna Schneller
Oprah's network sends Iyanla Vanzant, spiritual life coach, to 'heal' Ferguson

(Aug 27 2014) Last week, Oprah Winfrey's OWN network announced that it was sending Iyanla Vanzant — minister, spiritual life coach, host of OWN's "Iyanla, Fix My Life" — to Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown and the "subsequent unrest" in the town.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com - By Emily Yahr 
The artist currently known as Prince to release two new albums on same day

(Aug 25 2014) NEW YORK—After going four years since putting out an album, Prince is about to return with not one but two new albums, on the same day.

Source: www.thestar.com - Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press
VIDEO: Watch Billy Crystal's moving Emmys tribute to Robin Williams

(Aug 26 2014) LOS ANGELES—In much the same way Robin Williams often did, the tribute to the late comedian during last night's Emmy Awards show left us laughing.

Source: www.thestar.com - The Associated Press
Ashkenaz Festival event connects the historical dots of 1950s' blues

(Aug 26 2014) On Aug. 30, as part of the cheerily programmed Ashkenaz Festival of global Jewish music and culture (happening Aug. 26 to Sept. 1 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre), the klezmer aficionado Aaron Kula connects musical dots, using historical commentary, images and recordings.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Brad Wheeler
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers leave us wanting more

(Aug 27 2014) Keep at it as long as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have kept at it — roughly 38 years at this point — and you're either still a band or a dead-eyed brand going through the motions indefinitely.

Source: www.thestar.com - Ben Rayner 
Bob Dylan's complete Basement Tapes to be restored, released this fall

(Aug 26 2014) Bob Dylan's historic recordings from 1967 with the group that became The Band will be released in a newly restored CD set in November.

Source: www.thestar.com - Bloomberg
Wiz Khalifa Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard

(Aug 27 2014) *After seeing two previous albums debut at No. 2, Wiz Khalifa finally tops the chart this week with his new album "Blacc Hollywood."

Source: www.eurweb.com
VIDEO: Country music is surging again

(Aug 21 2014) "Bro country" may be thriving, but at least one woman has put a dent in its momentum.

Source: www.thestar.com - Nick Krewen 
VIDEO: They're Baaaaaack! Full Force Returns with Star Studded Album

(Aug 26 2014) *Great talent doesn't die off or get old, and Full Force has proven that going into their 3rd decade of making and producing music with a new album, "Full Force: With Love from Our Friends."

Source: www.eurweb.com - By Troy Tieuel / tieueluim@yahoo.com
Monica Rails Against Gun Violence after Friend is Shot Dead

(Aug 25 2014) *Monica has called for an end to "senseless acts of violence" after a close family friend was fatally shot over the weekend.

Source: www.eurweb.com
VIDEO: Top 5 moments at the MTV Video Music Awards

(Aug 25 2014) They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.  Beyonce not only stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with many of the world's top female popt stars in attendance hustling for our attention.

Source: www.thestar.com - Chris Talbott The Associated Press
VIDEO: Full list of winners of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

(Aug 25 2014) INGLEWOOD, CALIF.—Winners of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Source: www.thestar.com - The Associated Press
Ladies take MTV VMAs stage with raunchy, upbeat performances

(Aug 24 2014) INGLEWOOD, Calif. — With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, while an emotional Miley Cyrus and a touching moment between Beyonce and her family led the Moonman award wins of the night.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Piya Sinha-Roy Reuters
VIDEO: Sheila E Drops Video for 'Lovely Day'; Memoir Due in Sept.

(Aug 26 2014) *A sun-kissed Sheila E. is leaving all of her worries behind in the video for "Lovely Day," the latest single from the drummer/singer/songwriter's 40th anniversary album "Icon."

Source: www.eurweb.com
Amy Winehouse commemorated with London statue

(Aug 21 2014) LONDON—Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighbourhood where she lived and worked.

Source: www.thestar.com
AUDIO: Usher Announces 'UR Experience' Tour; Drops Single 'Believe Me'

(Aug 26 2014) *On the heels of his VMA performance Monday of "She Came to Give It To You," Usher has released his latest single, "Believe Me," and revealed eight dates for his upcoming The UR Experience tour on Twitter, reports Billboard.

Source: www.eurweb.com
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The Big Interview: Ryan Reynolds

(Aug 22 2014) You've got to remember one thing about Ryan Reynolds. We may picture him as a big movie star, but he still thinks he's a teenager in Vancouver, stocking shelves at Safeway.

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian 
The F Word gave Vancouver-born writer chance to use his own voice

(Aug 21 2014) VANCOUVER — The F Word, a new romantic comedy opening Friday, covers familiar romcom territory – about men and women and friendship (or more).

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Marsha Lederman
Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor's Grandma in Biopic

(Aug 26 2014) *Now we have an official reason why Oprah Winfrey was in the middle (literally) of the announcement that Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic.

Source: www.eurweb.com
VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe writes next chapter in post-Potter career

(Aug 21 2014) What's in a name? Enough to make Daniel Radcliffe chafe when it comes to changing the title of his Toronto-made romantic comedy The F Word, opening Friday to What If in a move to appease uptight types on the U.S. ratings body, the Motion Picture Association of America.

Source: www.thestar.com - Linda Barnard 

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Ellen DeGeneres confronts Chelsea Handler in the shower as 'Chelsea Lately' ends

(Aug 27 2014) LOS ANGELES—Ellen DeGeneres wants to know why she was never a guest on Chelsea Handler's talk show.

Source: www.thestar.com - The Associated Press 
Donnie McClurkin on Touring with Fred Hammond, Michael Brown and Reality TV

(Aug 26 2014) *As the summer winds down, Donnie McClurkin is just getting started as he prepares to hit the role with Fred Hammond on the Festival of Praise tour.

Source: www.eurweb.com
VIDEO: Emmy Awards lack sizzle; Breaking Bad, Modern Family come out on top

(Aug 26 2014) When I talked to comedian Seth Meyers about hosting the Emmy Awards earlier this summer, he said the last thing he wanted was for the show to be "morbid."

Source: www.thestar.com - Tony Wong 
Lost Girl will end after fifth season

(Aug 26 2014) Showcase announced this week that Lost Girl will come to a close after its previously announced fifth season.

Source: www.thestar.com - Debra Yeo 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins Emmy as best actress in comedy series

(Aug 25 2014) LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the addled second-in-command on HBO's political comedy Veep, is the winner of the Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy series.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - The Associated Press
Outlander: A fantastical journey into the past

(Aug 22 2014) It began with a man in a kilt.  Three years later, Outlander was published.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Lara Zarum
AUDIO and VIDEO: Watch Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney in New 21-Min 'Gotham' Sneak Peek

(Aug 27 2014) *Fox is giving fans their longest look yet at "Gotham," the network's anticipated "Batman" prequel focusing mainly on Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), the cop who looks out for a young Bruce Wayne after his parents are murdered.

Source: www.eurweb.com
For these Buskerfest performers, it's personal

(Aug 21 2014) The husband and wife are part of this week's Buskerfest lineup. And they both have epilepsy, which gives them a special connection to the annual festival (Thursday to Sunday) that benefits Epilepsy Toronto.

Source: www.thestar.com - Trish Crawford 
Cirque du Soleil's Kurios represents a bold return to early days

(Aug 22 2014) For Cirque du Soleil, what happens in Vegas winds up in Toronto.

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian 
Glenn Gould retains his power to inspire

(Aug 27 2014) A very familiar figure has parked himself on stage these days at Soulpepper's home in Toronto's Distillery District: The props department has cleverly produced its own version of the iconic bronze statue of musician Glenn Gould in cap and coat that sits on a bench outside the CBC building on Front Street.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Kate Taylor
Stratford's 2015 lineup aims for 'eureka moments'

(Aug 25 2014) The Stratford debut of Tony and Olivier award-winning director, John Caird and the world premiere of a new play by actor Kate Hennig are two of the surprises in the complete 2015 season announced by the Stratford Festival on Monday.

Source: www.thestar.com - Richard Ouzounian 
Toronto designer invents raccoon-proof green bin

(Aug 26 2014) Raccoons have been frustrating Toronto homeowners for years, stalking around yards and creating chaos as they feast on garbage and green bin scraps.

Source: www.thestar.com - Gemma Karstens-Smith 
Why Tom Hanks's new app may surprise you

(Aug 27 2014) The brainchild of Oscar-winning actor and collector of vintage typewriters Tom Hanks, the app, perhaps aptly called Hanx Writer, replicates the aural and visual sensations of old-fashioned typing.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Natasha Baker Reuters
Kobo launches waterproof e-reader

(Aug 26 2014) If you were worried about taking your e-reader in the bath or to the beach, Kobo has launched a version that it says can beat the elements.

Source: www.thestar.com - Deborah Dundas
From food festivals to tree house sleepovers, the best late-summer vacations in Canada

(Aug 22 2014) What are our best options for a late-summer vacation in Canada?  That golden window between now and the fleece-clad heart of fall is my favourite time for late-breaking Canada trips.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - John Lee
Reclining airline seat can bring retaliation

(Aug 26 2014) At the time, I didn't know about a $22 device called the Knee Defender, which protects you against reclining airplane seatbacks. You clip it onto the seat in front and suddenly its occupant is paralyzed. 

Source: www.thestar.com - Ellen Roseman 
Val d'Orcia: Villa offers an escape under the Tuscan sun

(Aug 22 2014) VAL D'ORCIA, ITALY — Sometimes I envy friends who regularly retreat to their own cottage-country escapes – but lack of ownership has allowed me the freedom to rent a piece of someone else's dream. The bonus is pretending that myriad apartments and houses around the world are mine, albeit for only a week or two.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Linda Intaschi
World Cup of Basketball 2014 preview: U.S. looking vulnerable

(Aug 26 2014) Stars decided early and late to take the summer off, there have been new injuries to deal with and old ones to try to manage and the run-up to the inaugural World Cup of basketball has been anything but smooth for the defending champions from the United States.

Source: www.thestar.com - Doug Smith 
Critics say it's time to crack down on domestic violence offences in NFL

(Aug 27 2014) NASHVILLE — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, triggered a year-long ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Source: www.globeandmail.com - Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press
Stampeders backing Joe West after brother murdered

(Aug 25 2014) CALGARY—The Calgary Stampeders are giving receiver Joe West the time and support he needs to cope with the death of his brother.

Source: www.thestar.com - Donna Spencer The Canadian Press
Maple Leafs: From Hockey Knights in Canada to Legends Row

(Aug 26 2014) Until the unveiling of Legends Row at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto's most prominent public artwork of its beloved Maple Leafs lay underground.

Source: www.thestar.com - Joe Pack 
U.S. Open tennis: Milos Raonic wows crowd, opponent in first-round win

(Aug 25 2014) NEW YORK—Milos Raonic had just made it successfully through his first-round match at the U.S. Open — though not without a mini-wobble; more on that later — and was doing the traditional on-court interview for the folks in the stands.

Source: www.thestar.com - Jennifer Quinn 
Fit At Any Age

(August 21, 2014) Aging isn't a reason for slowing down athletically. In fact, there's been a substantial growth of sports participation among women between 45 and 64 over the last six years, according to the Women's Sports and Fitness Foundation's Women's Participation in Sports and Physical Activity report.

Source: www.oxygenmag.com - By Stefani Jackenthal
Motivational Thought

The idea of one side suffering defeat while the other side triumphs is out of date. Instead we have to develop dialogue. We have to make an effort if we want a peaceful, more compassionate world. It requires education, based on patience, tolerance and forgiveness. Too often violence results from greed, so we also need contentment and self-discipline.

Source:  Dalai Lama

Have a great week!


Dawn Langfield