Oscars producers enlist celebs and pop stars to build buzz

Categories: Celebrities, Featured, Movies, Television

Tags: broadcast, celebrities, Oscars 2014, performers, presenters, tradition

The glitzy and glamorous Oscars telecast may be one of the most-watched television events of the year, but it's also one of the most predictable. It's not surprising then that producers are once again vying to liven things up.

Gotcha! Jimmy Kimmel behind hoax Olympics wolf video

Categories: Celebrities, Featured, Social Media, Television

Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Olympics, Sochi, video, viral video, wolf

Among the myriad Olympics-related viral videos that have spread across social networks during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, a video of a wolf prowling the athlete's village and shared by U.S. luger Kate Hansen has been unmasked as a hoax spearheaded by Jimmy Kimmel.

Guardians of the Galaxy trailer unveils Marvel's misfit superhero team

Categories: Books, Celebrities, Featured, Movies

Tags: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel, space, superheroes, trailer

Since Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt debuted the anticipated film's trailer Tuesday night, the interwebs have been buzzing. Comedy, space travel and a plethora of aliens feature prominently in the footage that introduces the motley team of misfit superheroes.

Olympic throwback: the history of art medals at the Games

Categories: Art & Design

Tags: art, competition, John Weinzweig, medals, Olympics

Brace yourselves, Olympics-watchers: put aside snowboarding, hockey and skiing for a minute. Did you know that beyond handing out awards for, say, ice skating or curling, the International Olympic Committee once handed out prizes for art?

Lea Michele unveils Cory Monteith tribute song You're Mine

Categories: Celebrities, Music, Television

Tags: Cory Monteith, Glee, Lea Michele, tribute, You're Mine

Nearly seven months after Canadian actor Cory Monteith's death, the late Glee star's on-and-offscreen girlfriend Lea Michele has unveiled a tribute song in his honour: the upbeat, romantic track You're Mine from her forthcoming solo debut album Louder.

Indie cyberpunk adventure game Jazzpunk debuts

Categories: Featured, Gaming

Tags: adventure, comedy, Jazzpunk, Necrophone Games, video games

You're a secret agent who must infiltrate the Russian Embassy. You sit down for your mission briefing — right onto a whoopee cushion. The timetable at the embassy includes "Communist plotting," "vodka & biscuits" and a "potato-sack race." This is the strange, unpredictable and visually striking world of Jazzpunk, a cyberpunk comedy adventure game by Toronto-based creators Luis Hernandez and Jess Brouse.

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Categories: Celebrities, Featured, Movies

Tags: memorable roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman, tribute

He was an actor with a force of will, a sense of purpose and who inhabited his roles "with every fibre of his being." Film critic Eli Glasner pays tribute to the onscreen everyman whom you couldn't take your eyes off.