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Poor Adam Levine. Sure, he snagged the frothy pop culture title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive this week, but reaction to the Maroon 5 frontman's win has been as prickly as his trademark stubble. Reaction to the 34-year-old singer-songwriter has been a resounding thumbs-down.
If you were among those who recently rejected Stolichnaya in favour of a non-Russian brand of vodka to help draw international attention to Russia's anti-gay legislation, you might want to think twice. Hashtag-driven boycotts are not always the most effective way to make a point.
Zach Galifianakis is a master of awkward humour, but the latest edition of his hilarious, Webby Award-winning faux-talk show Between Two Ferns -- featuring controversy-plagued pop star Justin Bieber -- takes the cake. In an uproarious and cringe-inducing five minutes that feels surreal and brutally honest, Galifianakis skewers Stratford, Ont.'s Biebs.
Why are we so unconcerned about Edward Snowden's message that governments are listening in on our cellphones and monitoring social media? Has reality TV and celebrity culture inured us to making private moments public? Have we traded away personal privacy for the convenience of Facebook and phone apps?
If you're seeking the weather, the news or a pic of what your buddy had for lunch, there are apps for that. What about an original, Hollywood-calibre ghost story from a producer of The Ring and Mulholland Drive? Now, there's an app for that, too. Haunting Melissa ventures into the burgeoning realm of digital storytelling as a traditional ghost story with a modern twist -- namely a tale that unfolds through an iOS app.
Ricky Gervais brings back David Brent, Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumped and Sarah Silverman says 'This better be funny' as comedians line up to take part in YouTube Comedy Week. The online event, running May 19-25, features both stars and emerging talent and is just the start of YouTube's plan to grab eyeballs.
Fans eager to see more of Jim Carrey have an usual offering to peruse today: a spoof song entitled Cold Dead Hand that skewers gun lobbyists. The Canadian-born actor has been outspoken about his feelings on U.S. gun legislation, especially via Twitter. Is this worthy satire or should he get off his digital soapbox?
Canadian PEN is taking a page from the movie Calendar Girls by recruiting authors who have agreed to pose nude or nearly nude for a 2014 calendar. Judging by their dustjackets, most writers are camera shy, but today, PEN released a list of 12 who have agreed to bare all in the interest of Canadian literature.
Anoushka Shankar's online admission that she had been abused as a girl was a shocking revelation. The One Billion Rising movement argues it shouldn't be. Too many women, including the powerful celebrities and world leaders who spoke out for the movement, have been touched in some way by violence against women. And Valentine's Day is the day to act.
In its new video "Wheels, Ontario - Roll With It," Comedy Central's Kroll Show delivers an over-the-top message generations of young Canadian TV viewers can really roll with. Have a laugh as the life lessons of Degrassi are taken too far.
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- Battling Boy reinvents comic book superheroes for younger readers
- FILM REVIEW: Escape from Tomorrow
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- imagineNATIVE fest celebrates banner year for First Nations film
- Beyond: Two Souls, starring Ellen Page, blurs line between games and film
- Machinima art series revisits Oka Crisis, moments in native history
- Harrison Ford open to Blade Runner sequel
- FILM REVIEW: Runner Runner
- Emotional Glee promo released for Cory Monteith tribute
- Boycott Barilla, Dump Stoli: the value of hashtag-driven boycotts
- Bidding farewell to Breaking Bad
- Music marathons: artistic endurance tests for the fleet-fingered
- Justin Bieber on Between Two Ferns
- Emmys 2013: the winners and losers
- FILM REVIEW: Enough Said
- Cory Monteith's Emmy tribute: is it deserved?
- TIFF 2013 favourites from Eli Glasner
- Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball: what do you make of it?
- Ylvis asks, 'What does the fox say?' in surprise viral video hit
- James Spader to play Ultron in Avengers sequel
- Céline Dion teases new single online
- TIFF films with the biggest buzz
- Kristin Chenoweth fan steals the show in impromptu duet
- Video game heroines reinterpreted by fashion illustrator
- Papers, Please is a nerve-racking game about a desk job
- Darren Young becomes WWE's first openly gay wrestler
- Canadians rock Oslo's Øya Fest
- FILM REVIEW: Blue Jasmine
- First look: David O. Russell's American Hustle trailer
- Al Pacino, as himself, for One Night Only
- FILM REVIEW: The Wolverine
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- ROM Game Jam to breathe new digital life into ancient cultures
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- Beyond Tony Soprano: Remembering James Gandolfini
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- Jedward on the MMVA red carpet
- Film, TV tourism spikes with Game of Thrones, The Hobbit
- NXNE: a primer to the best of the Canadian music festival
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- FILM REVIEWS: Fast and Furious 6, Epic and Picture Day
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- Blake Shelton, Toby Keith boost benefits for Oklahoma
- Pushing Chinese stars beyond gimmicky roles
- Horror tale Haunting Melissa targets app audiences
- FILM REVIEW: Star Trek Into Darkness
- The return of Harmony Korine
- Michael Bublé gives surprise gig in NY subway
- Hot Docs: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, High Five: An Adoption Saga
- Snoop Lion's Reincarnated wins over a skeptic
- At Coachella with Divine Fits' Dan Boeckner
- Can hip hop be a sustainable career for Canadian rappers?
- FILM REVIEW: Oblivion
- FILM REVIEW: My Awkward Sexual Adventure
- Buzz-worthy trailer for Man of Steel
- Hunger Games fans get a taste of Catching Fire
- FILM REVIEW: Emperor
- FILM REVIEW: G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Canadian bands provide the warmth as CMW ends
- Jim Carrey skewers gun lobby with Cold Dead Hand
- Canadian Music Week: The unpretentious, the unenchanting and the unforgettable
- FILM REVIEW: The Croods
- Jay Leno's job on the line as late night TV wars resume
- Sam Roberts, Sarah Slean in NY Sandy fundraiser
- Justin Timberlake returns too late, the thrill is gone
- Selena Gomez's misstep on the Bieber file
- Canada's Stella Sisters sing a birthday tribute to the Man in Black
- Oscar swag the ultimate consolation prize
- Oscar predictions: the shoo-ins and the should-have-beens
- Authors bare all for PEN Canada
- Anoushka Shankar and the One Billion Rising campaign
- Beyoncé's Life Is But a Dream a curated peek behind the curtain
- Drake gets wild in the street over Grammy win
- 25 billion songs downloaded on iTunes, and counting
- CBC Music's Searchlight seeks best new artist
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- FILM REVIEW: Warm Bodies
- Justin Timberlake's musical comeback
- Argo moves to the fore in Oscar best picture race
- FILM REVIEW: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
- FILM REVIEW: Knife Fight
- FILM REVIEW: Parker
- Kroll Show parodies Degrassi with "Wheels, Ontario"
- FILM REVIEW: The Last Stand
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