Most recent entries for April 2010

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

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

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's fans are hoping to add "Governor General of Canada" to the list of the mellifluous-voiced man's accomplishments.
In honour of Earth Day (Apr. 22), we've chosen five pop songs with a pro-enviro message.

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.

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