Most recent entries for February 2010

Started as a bit of a lark on February 3, the Facebook group entitled, "Can this pickle get more fans than Nickelback?" has become a hit of How You Remind Me proportions. The online showdown between Canadian rockers Nickelback and a plucky little dill has been wildly popular, and last night, the pickle trounced the Juno-winning hard rock band.

A video entitled "Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans" is getting a lot of airplay on both YouTube and Twitter today, and the clip has got normally reserved Canucks feeling more than a little chuffed and patriotic.

Vampire Weekend's latest video, the star-studded Giving Up the Gun, is being treated like an event. And it certainly feels like some kind of achievement - this might be the first clip to ever successfully out-weird the much-mocked mime tennis match that takes place at the end of Blow-Up.

Two of Canada's finest indie rock supergroups have unveiled super-exciting new tunes. Broken Social Scene and the New Pornographers have released the positively epic first singles -- World Sick and Your Hands (Together), respectively -- from their hotly anticipated forthcoming albums.

Gordon Lightfoot very much alive

This afternoon, newsrooms across the country had a real scare when news broke that legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot had passed away. Only problem? Lightfoot isn't dead.

James Cameron to write Avatar novel

Though his film Avatar has dominated at the box office and is heavily favoured to clean up at this year's Academy Awards, director James Cameron isn't one to rest on his laurels. The self-proclaimed "King of the World" has announced he now plans to unleash this unstoppable sci-fi cinematic force on the literary world.

The Twitterverse is all a-flutter today -- and rightly so -- about an interview that brash bluesman John Mayer gave to Playboy magazine for this month's issue. At a concert last night, Mayer broke down on stage trying to atone for his remarks.

Following Betty White's hilarious appearance in a Snickers ad that aired during the Super Bowl, fans are calling for the much-loved Golden Girl to host Saturday Night Live.

Last night's Super Bowl ad featuring David Letterman and Jay Leno -- oh, and Oprah -- was, well, shocking. The 15-second promo for Letterman's show was shot last Tuesday at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Leno apparently flew into a New Jersey airport and was whisked to Manhattan wearing a disguise.
After Taylor Swift's rather, um, pitchy vocal performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, her label boss has gone on the offensive.
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