Category: Arts & Entertainment

#SNL40 anniversary show spotlights highs, lows of Saturday Night Live

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Canada, Community

Tags: Lorne Michaels, NBC, Saturday Night Live, SNL, SNL40

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Last night's three and a half hour Saturday Night Live 40th-anniversary show was on par with how SNL usually goes down: sometimes hilarious, leaving viewers giggling like bad; sometimes so awkward that "cringe-worthy" doesn't come close to defining the human reaction.
si_jon.jpgThe man who has kept many of us laughing through some of the more absurd moments in the last 15 years is saying goodbye. Comedy Central announced comedian Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show at the end of his contract.

Grammys 2015: Kanye West gets sassy with Ryan Seacrest over ADD comment

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

Tags: storify

si_kanyeryanseacrest.jpgRyan Seacrest appeared to casually diagnose Kanye West with ADD on the 2015 Grammy's red carpet, prompting the artist to fire back as only Kanye can.
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Dragons' Den presents the Next Gen Den, targeting Canadian business start-ups through an online platform.

Hashtag voting can't be taken seriously

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Sports

Tags: Arts & Entertainment, social media, Sports, Storify, Twitter

LowryKyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was named to the starting lineup of the Eastern Conference team for the NBA All-Star game. He owes this honour, at least in part, to support from thousands of Twitter users who voted for him using the #NBAballot hashtag.

Fan voting on social media has become a common way to decide the winners of these kinds of awards in sports and in entertainment. But can you trust the result of a hashtag vote?
si_askhermore.jpgYes, her gown is gorgeous and yes, her hair looks fabulous and OMG YES, that bag is amaaaaazing -- but there's more to an actress than what she wears and whether or not she's trying to hide a baby bump.

#OscarsSoWhite: Twitter calls out lack of diversity in 2015 Academy Award nominations

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si_oscarssowhite.jpgA long-running debate over whether or not Oscar voters are "out of touch" with the general movie-going public reached a head today following the announcement of 2015's Academy Award nominees.

LIVE CHAT REPLAY: The 2015 Oscar nominations

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

Tags: live chat

si_oscars2015.jpgReplay our LIVE CHAT with CBC arts reporter and film critic Eli Glasner to learn more about which films and actors were nominated for the 87th Academy Awards

Golden Globes 2015: Margaret Cho defends North Korea gag amidst accusations of racism

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si_margaretchogg.jpgA running gag that featured comedian Margaret Cho as a North Korean Army general during the 2015 Golden Globes awards has Twitter a tizzy. Was it racist? Was it bold? Was it even funny? The jury is out -- and incredibly divided.

Golden Globes 2015: Bill Cosby jokes, Prince, and Chrissy Teigen's face make waves online

Categories: Arts & Entertainment

Tags: Arts & Entertainment

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Joining in with friends and bloggers doing live play-by-play on Hollywood awards shows is one of Twitter's favourite pastimes, and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards had a wealth of upsets, poignant speeches and shocking moments ripe for a good reaction gif or two.