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I eat chicken, does that make me gay?

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I’m not a Jimmy Kimmel fan but this video montage is pretty funny. 

Now, that you’ve had a good chuckle….Bolivia’s president wasn’t attacking homosexuals or anything to that extent during the World People’s Summit on Climate Change.  He was speaking about genetically modified foods and the hormones that are injected in chickens (female hormones) which may change the body.  What Kimmel or no one else failed to talk about was President Morales’ comment on Coca-Cola (which he called”the poor-man’s Draino) or how severe climate change is affecting Bolivia.  But no, that’s not funny enough, I guess.

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May 1, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Happy Valentimes!!!!!

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February 13, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Posted in festivus, TV time

Oscar nominations!!!!!!

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Ohhh, one of my favourite times of year – the Oscar aka Academy Award Nominations are in!!!  Some of the highlights are:

Best Actress

◙   Gabourey Sidibe – ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   Meryl Streep – ‘Julie & Julia’
◙   Helen Mirren – ‘The Last Station’
◙   Carey Mulligan – ‘An Education’
◙   Sandra Bullock – ‘The Blind Side’

Best Picture

◙  ‘Avatar’
◙   ‘The Blind Side’
◙   ‘District 9’
◙   ‘An Education’
◙   ‘Up’
◙   ‘The Hurt Locker’
◙   ‘Inglourious Basterds’
◙   ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   ‘A Serious Man’
◙   ‘Up in the Air’

Best Director

◙   Lee Daniels for ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   James Cameron for ‘Avatar’
◙   Kathryn Bigelow for ‘The Hurt Locker’
◙   Quentin Tarantino for ‘Inglourious Basterds’
◙   Jason Reitman for ‘Up in the Air’

….and so much more!!!  Check out the full list of nominations here.  Oscars air on Sunday, March 7th.

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February 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM

There is hope for Haiti….

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A couple of nights ago there were two telethons on tv (that I watched at least), Canada for Haiti and Hope for Haiti.  In case music or celebrity-ism gets you motivated to give to those who are in desperate need of help such as the country of Haiti, then these telethons should have done just that!  In my opinion, they achieved quite a bit of financial success; Hope for Haiti – lead by the man, George Clooney himself and a few of his A-lister friends, and Canada for Haiti – which included the big 3 tv networks in Canada (CTV, Global, CBC) and Canadian celebrities.  Both telethons (shown at different times, of course) had some really great and powerful performances from people like Alicia Keys, Jay-Z/Bono/Rihanna, Dave Matthews & Neil Young, Nelly Furtado, K’naan and so many others.  Hope for Haiti so far has raised over $57 million dollars and Canada for Haiti, over $27 million.  Canadians as a whole have currently donated $67 million, and the Federal government will be matching those donations, dollar-for-dollar.

In the end, there will always be that smalllll hint of doubt, whether or not the money will be allocated to the right people to do a lot of good and help hundreds of thousands of people who don’t have the means to survive at this point.  It will take quite some time for recovery to begin in Haiti but I hope that the world continues to reach out and help Haiti.

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January 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Robbie Pardlo from ‘City High’ on “Intervention”.

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Damn, I was just thinking about ‘City High’ (an R&B/hip-hop group from back in the day…well, 2001) when one of their songs, Caramel, came on my iPod.  Now, he’s going to be on A&E’s “Intervention” for alcohol addiction. Very sad to see…hope he gets better soon.

“5’5 with brown eyes, smile like the sunrise.”

Vodpod videos no longer available. 

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January 25, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Posted in Music, TV time

Citytv/Rogers, what the hell were you thinking?!!?

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For those fellow Canadians who watch Citytv programming, especially in Vancouver and Toronto, there are going to be some drastic and saddening changes.  Citytv announced today that they’re eliminating local newscasts in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.  Toronto is also greatly affected as there will no longer be the 12 or 5 o’clock news, Citynews International and possibly weekend newscasts.

What’s the most shocking is they laid off Toronto TV/journalist /reporter legend Anne Mroczkowski, who was with City for over 30 years.  They also let go one of my other fave reporters, Laura DiBattista who’s been with the company since 1983.  In total about 60 jobs will be lost, with about 35 coming from T.O.  I knew Rogers was going to do something dumb to mess up things after they bought the company in 2007.

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January 19, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Posted in Biz-ness, TV time

Behind the scenes of ‘Degrassi’ – Aubrey Drake Graham before his career really blew up…

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I’ve heard he’s not as nice/personable in person, compared to how he’s portrayed in this segment.  Will he get back into the acting game or just stick to music?  I guess we’ll all have to wait and see..

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January 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM