Most recent entries for October 2010

ABC's Modern Family finds itself in hot water today due to backlash over a quip from last week's episode.

10 overlooked horror films

For more than a century, film fans have flocked theatres to enjoy a few hours of blissful terror. While many can agree on the great films of the genre (The Exorcist, The Shining, Rosemary's Baby), a lot of scary pictures are often forgotten. To celebrate Halloween, here are a few overlooked gems certain to deliver a good fright on a cold dark night.
Daydreamers and sci-fi lovers are buzzing today over a YouTube video of a clip from the 1928 Hollywood premiere of Charlie Chaplin's movie The Circus.

Irish filmmaker George Clarke posted the clip, which he says he discovered one year ago. The footage shows a woman walking through the outdoor street scene with what appears to be a cellphone.
A blog post about obesity on the web site for women's mag Marie Claire has set off a storm of disapproval in the Twittersphere.

Thirteen-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Chance premiered the first single off his debut album today on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime show.
Just two months after her exit from American Idol - a departure rife with rumours that she was fired -- Kara DioGuardi has announced that she will be head judge on the new Bravo show Going Platinum.
The tagline for Uwe Boll's new horror comedy, Blubberella, says it all: "The first female fat superhero . . . She will kick major ass - with her major ass."

Kanye West is a man whose every gesture is big. Often, said gestures are fatuous, rude if not downright moronic. But the rapper-producer is a showman through and through, and he makes covering the entertainment racket wildly entertaining.

The latest missive from Kamp Kanye is the full-length video for his song Runaway. Is it epic? Well, duh. Just how epic? Try 35-minutes-long epic. As New York magazine pointed out, the video is worth "2.51 Thrillers." In other words: very epic.

ImagineNATIVE 2010: Awards gala

Host Billy Merasty talks during last night's awards gala for the ImagineNATIVE film festival. (Samantha Anderson/CBC)

The 11th annual ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival wrapped up last night with a gala awards show. Host Billy Merasty, an actor and writer for Native Earth Performing Arts, was energetic and kept the crowd laughing.

Lani Brennan, the subject of the domestic abuse documentary Lani's Story, speaks to the audience as directors Cara Mumford and Genevieve Grieves look on. (Samantha Anderson/CBC)

After the North American premiere of the film Lani's Story at ImagineNATIVE, audience members crowded around its subject, Lani Brennan, to tell her how moved they were.
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