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Music review: Tegan and Sara refine their pop sound

Music review: Tegan and Sara refine their pop sound

Although Tegan and Sara’s 2013 LP, Heartthrob, featured plenty of the sisters’ usual piercing emotional insights, its plusher sonic cushion (bubblegum beats, luxurious keyboards and retro production) was a marked departure from their stripped-down folk-rock. With producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Ellie Goulding) at the helm, follow-up Love You to Death continues down this full-on synth-pop path. Love You to Death ... Read More »

Jesus is back: Mel Gibson eyes sequel to ‘Passion of The Christ’

Jesus is back: Mel Gibson eyes sequel to 'Passion of The Christ'

Mel Gibson apparently feels moviegoers need more Jesus. The eccentric and talented actor/director is working on a follow-up to his controversial blood-soaked blockbuster 2004 The Passion of the Christ, according to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter. More than a decade after The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson and screenwriter Randall Wallace are cooking up…a sequel? “The Passion is ... Read More »

Paul Brandt and Jann Arden to lead Stampede Parade

Paul Brandt and Jann Arden to lead Stampede Parade

The Calgary Stampede is one month away and Canadian musicians Jann Arden and Paul Brandt will lead the parade to kick off this year’s event. Fresh off hosting the 2016 Juno Awards, Calgary-born Arden is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author. Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written ... Read More »

Theresa Saldana: The Commish Co-Star dead at age 61

Theresa Saldana: The Commish Co-Star dead at age 61

Theresa Saldana, best known for her role as Rachel Scali on the ’90s crime series The Commish, has died. The actress reportedly died at the age of 61 of undisclosed causes following a Los Angeles hospital stay. The actress was one of Hollywood’s hottest starlets at the start of the ’80s, but an acclaimed turn in the hit movie “Raging ... Read More »

John Oliver forgives $15M in hospital debt on TV

John Oliver forgives $15M in hospital debt on TV

Comedian John Oliver has partnered with nonprofit group RIP Medical Debt to buy up and forgive nearly $15 million owed by patients for hospital treatment. “It is pretty clear by now [that] debt buying is a grimy business, and badly needs more oversight, because as it stands any idiot can get into it,” John Oliver said. “And I can prove ... Read More »

Paul Marcarelli: ‘Former Verizon Pitchman’ Switches to Sprint in Latest from Deutsch

Paul Marcarelli: Former Verizon Pitchman Switches to Sprint in Latest from Deutsch

Paul Marcarelli, the bespectacled man famous for asking that question for Verizon— a question also asked by countless others when their cell connection flickers— has switched networks, and now represents Sprint. Focusing on affordability, a new commercial called “Paul Switched” features Paul Marcarelli saying that he’s now going steady with Sprint. In the ad he introduces himself, and notes that ... Read More »

Beautiful weather brings out the crowds for Lilac Festival (Photo)

Beautiful weather brings out the crowds for Lilac Festival (Photo)

Lilac Fest brings out thousands of people looking for local crafts, food and performances. Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching. At the Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could ... Read More »

Fox finally issues apology for X-Men ads, Report

Fox finally issues apology for X-Men ads, Report

20th Century Fox has issued an apology for their choice of X-Men Ads: Apocalypse promotional imagery that’s sparked immense controversy. The poster and billboard, which were heavily criticised on social media, featured Oscar Isaac’s character, Apocalypse, strangling Lawrence’s superhero, Mystique. In a statement, 20th Century Fox said: “In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn’t ... Read More »