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History…

September 25th, 2012

should be a required course in J-School.

“No. 10 Downing St. was made famous in the movie Love, Actually.” (Reuters via Toronto Sun).

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Saturday Fluffernutter: The Taken With a Super-Hi-Def-Telephoto Lens Edition

September 22nd, 2012
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorLindsay Lohan stepped in a pile of destiny-doo this week. First she asked of Amanda Bynes, “hey, how come I had to do time for my driving infractions, and she doesn’t?” Lohan, you will recall, got sentenced to 30 days of art lessons in her home for a variety of probation and drug violations after a series of in car incidences.fluffernutter

Lohan, not recalling all the 2nd chances she was given, wondered why the un-convicted Bynes didn’t suffer the same fate she did after convictions, missed hearings, probation violations and failed drug tests.

Lohan then went out and committed an act of karma, clipping a man in New York City. Lohan got out of her Porsche Cayenne SUV, checked for damage, and went into the club she was heading too without so much as a “sorry ’bout the inconvenience,” to the man with an unspecified knee injury.

Upon leaving Dream nightclub, Lohan was then arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

If only Amanda Bynes had been in jail…

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I’d like see the coyote eat the road runner.
And I’d like to see Kneievel blown to bits.
I’d like see Rex Humbard lay his hands upon Moly Bea.
But I’d love to see Kate Middleton’s …

From the Fiddle on Nero file, an act of war has been committed against a sovereign, as a French photographer took clandestine pictures of the future Queen of Britain and her realms, Kate Middleton. Middleton was sunbathing topless at a private chateau and, it must be said, had a very reasonable expectation of privacy.

The pictures were then published in a French magazine, and quickly thereafter to the internet, where a google search will turn them up pretty post haste.

William, who’s mother died being chased on the streets of Paris by paparazzi, was furious and the couple has filed suit. The photographer, meanwhile, is currently in hiding. From whom, we can’t quite figure, but at least it’s not from a mob named Mohammad.

fluffincolorTrue love always finds a way. So it is with Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the Twilight heart throbs who keep their teenage fans in a tizzy with their on-screen/off-screen romance.

A while back the off-screen portion of the romance ended when Stewart was found to be having an affair with Rupert Sanders, who is much older, married and director of her movie Snow White and the Huntsman. Heartbroken and humiliated, Pattinson dumped the unfaithful Stewart and moved out of their Hollywood “love-nest.”

This week, all is right with the world again as Pattinson and Stewart have reignited the flame of love and gotten back together.

On an unrelated note, their new movie together, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, is in theaters November 16th.


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September 21st, 2012
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The Canadian flag was removed from the Red Room of the Quebec Legislature Monday so members of the governing Parti Quebecois could take heir oath of office in the presence of just the Quebec Fleur de Lis. remeberance-day-029-copyThat’s OK though, they also banned cameras from the ceremony so there was no evidence of them swearing an oath to the Queen – a requirement in Canadian law.

Sure hope they didn’t run on a platform of transparency.

The Canadian flag (and presumably the cameras) were returned to the ceremonial room Tuesday so the members of the Quebec Liberal party could swear their oath in front of it.


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The Pimply Minions Rebellion…

September 21st, 2012

takes on the elderly:

screen-shot-2012-09-21-at-65828-pmFor the past dozen years seniors at the six-floor, 50-occupant Ewart Angus House residence on Merton St., at Mount Pleasant, have congregated in the lobby that was nicely set up with four soft chairs and two wooden chairs….

And then some, not in the real world, pencil-neck inspector within the fire department comes along and says these chairs are a fire hazard.

They ordered them removed

But that’s OK. After all there’s rules, and the nice inspector…

He said the inspector refused to give her name and was not respectful.

“There has never been a problem with these chairs before,” McLean said. “There are no requirements for fire resistant furniture for anywhere else in the building so it really doesn’t make any sense.”

However should there be a good reason, he said, it has not been explained to the residents.

No, she wouldn’t be respectful when she’s telling 80-year old women with walkers that her chair, that she has been using for a dozen years, must be removed. It’s disrespectful on the surface.

But former Toronto Police officer Ross McLean has it backwards, they don’t have to respect us, we have to respect them. That’s the problem in a nutshell.


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Saturday Fluffernutter: The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Edition

September 15th, 2012
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolor“There was no scandal: there was just sex” Josh Schmenge

So Heidi Klum and Seal hit the skids.fluffposter01sample1 In the usual nasty aftermath stage of a marriage, Seal proposed that Klum was acting scandalously with her longtime bodyguard, Martin Kristen. “Sleeping with the help,” was his unhelpful terminology.

“Hmph! No scandal here,” replied Klum.

This week she clarified her remarks: “What Josh Schmenge said.”

fluffincolorYou gotta admire George Clooney, he’s had non-scandals with a number of beautiful women. His latest, model Stacy Keibler, may be the most beautiful, and by a long shot.

Last week a report emerged that they’re finished. A report that’s being denied by all concerned. Clooney’s people say their happy together, likewise Keibler’s. Which leads to the one important question:

are Keibler’s handlers her elfs?

fluffincolorChris Brown has always been such a nice guy. Now he’s a nice guy with art.

Brown showed off a new tattoo on his neck this week, that looked like the beaten face of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whom he was convicted of assaulting a few years back.

“Oh no, no!” say’s Brown. “It’s art,” specifically a design of a skull for the Mexican celebration of the day of the dead. Well, maybe, but when you have beaten Rihanna, you need to be careful about tattooing dead/beaten faces on your neck.

Personally, I think neck tattoos mark you as dumb as a post, whoever it’s a beaten face of.

fluffincolorThis story saddens me. Amanda Bynes was the cute, perky teen star who had an infectious enthusiasm. Now, she’s the worst driver in California.

In June she was arrested for DUI after a hit and run incident in April. Then last week she had yet another fender bender. Standing in front of his honour on Thursday, she was told point blank, stop driving without a license. So what do you do when the judge says, “don’t”?

For Bynes the answer is do!

Mere hours after being told stop driving already, she was in a fender bender, bumping a car while backing out of the parking lot. In fairness, paparazzi had surrounded her car and flash bulbs were popping, possibly making it hard for Bynes to actually see. But when the judge just finished saying don’t drive, it’s hard to blame the paparazzi for taking your picture driving.

Bynes needs to find a computer and google “Lindsay Lohan.” Surprising, really, that she hasn’t heard of Lohan before this.


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When Mark Steyn is Right…

September 15th, 2012

he’s dead right.

His piece today on the Libyan embassy overrun, an act of war, not a movie protest, is brutally on the mark.

Lets make no mistake, this was an overt act of war: An embassy was overrun, it’s flag taken down and replaced, it’s ambassador kidnapped, killed and his body sodomized. Meanwhile, the president is oblivious to what’s really happening, so stuck in his own little world of delusion. On the other side of the aisle, Sen. John McCain has gone form giving his own concession speech to giving Mitt Romney’s, even though it is unasked for and unneeded.

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Since the President is spending his crisis time raising money in the arts community, maybe some film maker could explain why it’s not OK to have a General call a movie maker, or the White House complaining to YouTube about a movie. If  they are having problem with the problem, they could imagine it’s a year in the future and Hollywood has produced the first Presidential assassination movie of the Romney presidency. It’d be cool if the some Admiral docks his Battleship at Sean Penn’s beach house for a chat, right?

The president, his former opponent and the criminally dishonest media need to step aside and let some adults look after this little problem. Clearly, the people charged with doing so are unable.


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Fluffernutter Friday

September 14th, 2012
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It’s been a big week for us Led Zeppelin fans, with an announcement of the 2007 reunion concert at the O2 arena being released on “multiple platforms,” meaning DVD, Bluray, CD and, hopefully, vinyl. Here’s the trailer for the movie, which will be at a theatre near you:

They are also showing the concert in theatres across the fruited plain. Here’s a widget to help you find a theatre near you.

In other news, the rumour mill is churning on George Clooney who, according to reports, has split from his ex-wrestler girlfriend Stacy Keibler. Clooney denies the reports.

Here’s the gorgeous Ms. Keibler at The Palladium Jewelry By Jacob & Co. Launch Celebration yesterday.

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Four Justin Trudeau’s Walk Into a Mosque

September 13th, 2012
Will the real Justin Trudeau please stand up?

Will the real Justin Trudeau please stand up?

There he is…

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h/t Small Dead Animals via The Blaze

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Tim Hudak Must Go

September 7th, 2012

After tonight’s provincial by-elections in Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan, party President Richard Ciano sent an email to the faithful:

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…we showed that we are the only Party that can put Ontario back on the right track.

So you won those by-elections then?

Woah, not so fast there. Vaughan was Liberal before the vote, and we all know how hard it is to gain a seat from a governing party mid-term.

Kitchener-Waterloo then?

Well here’s the thing, it was a Conservative seat. And it’s not now a Liberal seat. No, a 22-year Tory seat is now NDP. That’s not showing we can put Ontario on the right track, it’s standing on the track wondering what that light is, and why is it getting bigger?

It’s become clear, if it wasn’t last October, that Tim Hudak can’t win. He is, as Mark Steyn likes to say about Republican Presidential candidates, a nice guy who gives great concession speeches.

Over the last nine years Ontario has gone from economic powerhouse to a recipient of federal equalization, the debt has gone through the roof and public finances are a mess. How do you beat a guy with a record like that?

Turns out, showing up isn’t enough. And neither is Tim Hudak.

I like Tim Hudak, he’s a nice guy and seems like a truly decent man, but enough already. If we are ever to get this province back on track, we need a leader who can win, and Tim Hudak ain’t him.


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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

September 4th, 2012
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So Rob Ford requests charitable donations so that “at risk youth” can play football. On the letterhead were the words From the Office of Mayor Rob Ford. Bingo, bango, boingo, conflict of interest, sanctions, and a court case that could see a mere judge overrule the clear will of the electorate.spiral toronto

If you’re a left-wing councillor do you:

a) Support Ford, recognizing that he is doing what you say you support, i.e. using sports to direct possible gang members away from crime?

b) Recognize that the frivolousness of the charge vs. the seriousness of the consequence is worrying. The fact that overturning an uncontested election result over using wrong letterhead on a charitable fundraiser is a very slippery slope indeed?

c) Worry that the possible precedence will bring chaos to municipal politics, and be concerned that you had made a minor error that will see some activist constituent have you thrown out of office on frivolous charges?

d) Measure the Mayors office for drapes?

The corpse isn’t even a corpse yet and some on council are said to be floating a takeover plan…

“Joe Mihevic would be perfect in my view… It makes sense since you take away his face and behind it you basically have David Miller.”

It’s called a coup, and when this case is done, the lawyers are paid and put to bed, serious people need to investigate what’s going in here, and if laws have been broken. The protection of our democracy demands it.

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Big News for Leaf Fans

September 4th, 2012

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Here in Toronto Maple Leaf territory, the news this weekend was big: Captain Dion Phaneuf finally learned how to score the big one.

Actress Elisha Cuthbert shared some good news with family and friends yesterday over lobster. Cuthbert and her long-term boyfriend, Toronto Maple Leaf player Dion Phaneuf, announced their engagement yesterday at a restaurant on Prince Edward’s Island, Canada.

The bad news is, million dollar condos and diamond rings don’t work as well on the ice as off.


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Picture of the Day: Street View

September 4th, 2012
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Saturday Fluffernutter: The Pissing off the Martians Edition

September 1st, 2012
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorThe biggest news of the week, of the millenium possibly, entertainment and otherwise, was completely ignored by the media: Aliens from another planet contacted us this week. Their message for humanity: enough of the derivative crap.39010007_lg

fluffincolorIn related news, rap “artist” will.i.am was the first person to premiere a song from space.

i.am had his new track, Reach for the Stars, played through the speakers of the Curiosity Rover, which is currently on Mars, and broadcast back to earth.

fluffincolorMeanwhile, back on the above mentioned earth, specifically L.A., Major will.i.am was doing the late night drive home from McDonalds with singer Cheryl Cole, bragging about his whole, FirstSongBroadcastFromMars-apalooza, when he drove his Cadillac into a parked car.

Cole is in an arm sling and will.is.in a neck brace.

Let’s see, late night, a McDonalds run, drove into a parked car – yea, the problem was his martian song.

fluffincolorSpeaking of car accidents, this is one of the best stories ever. Justin Beiber was pulled over on an L.A. freeway by a CHIP, and two papparazzi racing to the scene for a picture crashed into each other.

Ironically, all the celebrity web sites have pictures of the scene.

fluffincolorIt’s been a long summer with little or no Lindsay Lohan stories to offer. Thankfully, as fall comes into view, Lohan returns to the Fluffernutter fold.

Lohan was presented this week with an unpaid $46,350.04 bill from L.A.’s Chateau Marmont Hotel after a 47-day stay in June and July. She is, says the Marmont, persona-non grata until she has settled her account.

You know, if I was a celebrity looking for a place to stay in L.A., I’d chose a place that doesn’t run to the media, but maybe that’s just me.

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The sad news of the death of Sage Stallone, son of Sylvester, comes to a close this week. The LA coroner reports Sage died, age 36, of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease- a heart attack to you and me.

There were no drugs found in Stallone’s blood except a small amount of “sub-therapeutic level of hydrocodone,” or vicodin.


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