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

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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.

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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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