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Google to Purchase Twitch Video Service for $1 Billion

Google planning to rule streaming video with purchase of Twitch. According to Variety magazine, insiders are reporting that YouTube – which was purchased by Google for $1.65 Billion in stock in October 2006, – is negotiating to acquire streaming video platform Twitch for $1 Billion. While Variety is considering the deal to be imminent, the… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley’s Divorce Finalized

It’s official. Avril Lavigne has divorced Deryck Whibley, Sum 41 lead singer, after three years of marriage. The divorce was filed in L.A. County Superior Court, and widely reported as confirmed on Wednesday, November 16. According to gossip site TMZ, the filing states that neither party will get spousal support, and there was no pre-nuptial… Keep Reading


Jim Carrey Dines with ‘Cable Guy’ Cohorts Stiller and Apatow

Canadian-born Jim Carrey’s 1996 comedic romp, ‘The Cable Guy’, is on track for a new Blu-Ray re-release with Carrey, Ben Stiller and producer Judd Apatow posting online that they’ve just completed audio commentary for the project. Apatow tweeted that it was exciting and “a great time”, while Stiller posted on his Twitter account that the… Keep Reading


Justin Bieber Meets Up with 1950s Canadian Idol

It was revealed that last month, current singing sensation Justin Bieber had a brief meeting with Canadian singing idol Paul Anka, and some are speculating that a collaboration may be in the works. The meeting happened at Bieber’s private room at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a few hours before he performed a concert… Keep Reading


Canada Gets its Version of Jersey Shore: Lake Shore

A Canadian version of MTV’s reality show hit “Jersey Shore” has recently been announced. And like Canada – it’s multicultural. Dubbed “Lake Shore”, the show follows the lives eight wild young adults from the Greater Toronto Area as they go clubbing, hang out and hook up. But unlike the American original, which raised the hackles… Keep Reading


Canadian Jonathan Duhamel wins World Series of Poker

Monday night,  23 year old Montrealer Johnathon Duhamel – a one time factory worker and college dropout – won the World Series of Poker main event title in Las Vegas with its prize of $8.94-million (U.S.). As confetti fell from the theatre ceiling in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Duhamel described the win as… Keep Reading


Resident Evil 4 Now the Top-Grossing Canadian Movie

Resident Evil: Afterlife, the most recent episode in the Resident Evil film franchise has now topped $280 million at the box office world-wide. That makes it the profitable movie in Canadian film history. The movie stars Ukrainian born Mila Jovovich and was the first in the series to be filmed stereoscopic 3-D. It utilized the… Keep Reading


Rapper 50 Cent Continues Supporting Youtube Nerds

Entertainment superstar 50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, has once again stepped in to give props to a popular, but much maligned, Youtube nerd – just as he did in the summer of 2009 for a Canadian webcaster who goes by the name “Pruane2Forever” The rapper got in contact with the Canadian Catholic school… Keep Reading


Oprah Winfrey Network Coming to Canada

Two months after it begins airing in the United States, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be arriving in Canada on March 1, 2011. However during the two months after its U.S. launch, some of the new network’s shows will air in Canada on the W Network and VIVA, the network that will be replaced… Keep Reading


Comedian Jim Carrey: What He Sees Right Now

Newmarket, Ontario born Canadian actor Jim Carrey – the Golden Globe award winning star of films that include Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Bruce Almighty, and The Truman Show – has enthusiastically jumped on board the new Twitter trend: #WISRN. An abbreviation for “what I see right now” (#WISRN), the hashtag and associated tweets include… Keep Reading

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