Arizona law draws the wrath of Shakira, Ricky Martin... and Canadian indie rockers


Not since Proposition 8 - which overturned the legality of same-sex marriage in California - has an American public policy decision infuriated the artistic community like this new Arizona immigration law.

Shakira releases FIFA World Cup anthem

If you thought K'naan's Wavin' Flag was the theme of this year's World Cup in South Africa, you're not alone. It seems to be the official theme of just about everything right now (particularly the atrium in the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto). But the actual theme is Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), and it was made official today.

M.I.A.: Born Free video frightens YouTube

Categories: Music, Social Media


The video for Born Free, the new single from politicized London rapper M.I.A., is a rather unsubtle statement on the persecution of minorities. Over nine minutes in length, this cinematic clip is surely one of the more extreme music videos in recent memory. So much so that it's put YouTube - an otherwise fairly libertarian sort of place - in quite a tizzy.

Boobquake: Tight shirts triumph over geological forces

Categories: Social Media


The woman who organized yesterday's Boobquake protest is suggesting that immodesty may actually lessen earthquake activity.

Courtney Love: 10 highs and lows from the grunge diva's illustrious career

Categories: Music



Erratic grunge goddess Courtney Love has reformed her band, Hole, and she's got the album to prove it. Years in the making, Nobody's Daughter hits stores this week, arriving with already-strong buzz from those who heard Hole perform a recent set at SXSW. In honour of Love's rock comeback, we look at 10 of the most famous (and infamous) moments from her illustrious career:

Bret Michaels: an appreciation of his wild, intriguing career

Categories: Music, Television


Poison frontman and reality TV star Bret Michaels remains in ICU, after suffering a brain hemorrhage last Thursday.

You've come a long way, baby: YouTube video uploads turn five

Categories: Social Media


Everybody's favourite video uploading site is celebrating a very special anniversary today. April 23 marks the fifth anniversary of the first video ever uploaded to the site.

William Shatner to boldly go for Governor General?

Categories: Books, Live Performance, Movies, Music, Social Media, Television


William Shatner's fans are hoping to add "Governor General of Canada" to the list of the mellifluous-voiced man's accomplishments.

Serenading Earth Day: The most memorable pro-environment songs

Categories: Music, Social Media

In honour of Earth Day (Apr. 22), we've chosen five pop songs with a pro-enviro message.

Hasselhoff returns to The Young and the Restless

Categories: Television

Long before he was known as "the Hoff," David Hasselhoff cut his teeth (and perfected his rather ham-fisted performance style) in a recurring role on the beloved soap, The Young and the Restless. If you are too young to remember his illustrious debut, never fear. Hasselhoff will be returning to Genoa City in mid-June to reprise his role as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster, Jr.