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The Real Housewives of Vancouver return for Season 2 with three new wives in the mix

Anja Konjicanin
Feb 5th, 2013

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"Life's a journey. It's just more fun on a private jet."

Ronnie Negus summed it up best as she put on her blinding, diamond-encrusted heels and climbed into the plane only to disappear into the clear blue skies. (Okay, the shoe bling may have been exaggerated, but the season premiere needed a little spicing up.)


Ronnie Negus; Photo sourced from Twitter

What to say when you can't say "gay"

Staff Reporter
Jan 30th, 2013

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As Tennessee brings back ‘Don’t Say Gay‘ bill, with tougher provisions, we bring back memes to help us wrap our minds around the bizarreness.

PS: Bill now requires teachers to inform parents if their child is gay. Also, teachers aren't allowed to discuss "non-heterosexual' sexuality with kids in grades K to eight.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R), who authored the bill the first time around and again introduced it this time, calls out students who might be “at risk,” but leaves the interpretation of that behavior to the teacher. (via Buzzfeed)

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Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Poonam Pandey: the latest Bollywood gupshup

Anja Konjicanin
Jan 25th, 2013

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As Vancouver prepares to host the  Times of India film awards for some bangle-shaking fun at BC Place in April, we were curious as to what Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Poonam Pandey and other hot Bollywood stars were up to.  Question of the day: which stars will make appearances in Vancouver?

Here's the latest Bollywood gupshup:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali made Deepika Padukone cry


Deepika Padukone; Photo sourced from Facebook

Beyoncé did what at President Obama's inauguration? Gasp.

Anja Konjicanin
Jan 23rd, 2013

Screencap from TheNewYorkTimes YouTube video

Holy Beyoncé. Take a deep breath, or take a minute to let out the most unattractive private scream (with snot and tears fighting for the largest piece of your face). This is for the one per cent who hasn't heard. This is worth it (apparently). Rumour has it that the award-winning artist might have lip-synched the United States' national anthem at President Obama's inauguration ceremony. Specifically,  spokeswoman for the United States Marine Band (who accompanied the star during the performance) stated on Tuesday that Beyoncé "did not actually sing" live.

Is it possible that the dude on the right knew something we didn't?


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Cut it out, #CuttingForBieber

Anja Konjicanin
Jan 8th, 2013

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Practically every celebrity has died on Twitter at some point. Sometimes multiple times. #RIP trends are nothing new. Lame, yes. But not out of the ordinary. Bill Cosby, in particular, has come back from the dead, alive and well, over and over again.


Photo sourced from davidlavallee.wordpress.com

But, the latest Twitter hoax has hit a new low with #CuttingForBieber trend, which urged his over 32 million fans to cut wrists after pop star's alleged pot use, to coax the 18-year-old to quit drugs. Disgustingly-alarming much? When Bieber sang "As Long As You Love Me" (and I'm sure you do), this is so not what he meant, people.

Japanese confused by worldwide "bagel head" trend

Jenny Uechi
Sep 27th, 2012

Screenshot from National Geographic video

"Bagel head a trend in Japan? So wrong--but wait a sec, there's no such trend here!" tweeted @ststgc, or Shota, a Japanese twitter user.

Many confused Japanese readers are finding out about the 'bagel head' trend, which is allegedly all the rage in Japan, from US and international media.  

"When I was listening to a UK radio station at noon, I heard something about bagel heads trending in Japan. It's a misunderstanding, but seriously, what is this?" another tweeter asked. 

The extreme body modification involves injecting saline water into a person's forehead, then making a 'bagel' shape. The technique was reportedly pioneered by Canadian photographer Jerome Abramovitch, who started saline infusions at an extreme body modification conference called Modcon in 1999.

Unbaby.me trades babies for bacon on Facebook feeds

Katrina Roberto
Aug 9th, 2012

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Suffering from baby overload? The inventors of Unbaby.me apparently were. Unbaby.me is a new chrome extension that permanently deletes babies from your Facebook newsfeed by seeking for words such as “adorable” or “first birthday”. Not only does this extension remove images of your friends babies on Facebook but replaces them with a cats or bacon.

Ridiculous? Perhaps. Its existence is a little shocking but its presence does raise some interesting questions. In a world where couples increasingly marry much later or choose to never marry at all, are some becoming less tolerant of children?

Vancouver voted best city in Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure

Staff Reporter
Aug 9th, 2012

Travel + Leisure readers have once again voted Vancouver the best city in Canada. Each year, the magazine polls readers for their best travel experiences. The results are compiled and published in the highly anticipated "World’s Best Awards" issue, with ratings based on criteria that include sights, arts and culture, dining, people, shopping and value. Vancouver was also voted best city in Canada in 2011.

Justin Bieber thinks he'll get free gas for being 'part Indian'

Beth Hong
Aug 3rd, 2012

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. (Fanpop)

Justin Bieber said the darnest thing in the August issue of Rolling Stone. Unfortunately, Bill Cosby wasn't around to make the audience laugh along. In an interview, Bieber is quoted as saying that his (self-claimed) aboriginal heritage entitles him to free gas in Canada.

"I'm actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something?" the 18-year old Stratford, Ontario native said. "I'm enough per cent that in Canada I can get free gas."

His comments hit a nerve with many Canadians, including the The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, an organization representing aboriginal people in Canada. 

His claim that "Aboriginal people are entitled to free gas is simply not true," said the Congress' national chief Betty Ann Lavallée in a statement.

"Gooks of Hazzard" t-shirt draws sharp criticism from Asian American group

Aaron Yeung
Aug 2nd, 2012

The controversial Gooks of Hazzard shirt

Baker Skateboards' T-shirt parody of The Dukes of Hazzard has angered the Asian American Justice Center for its use of the word "gooks" in a shirt design featuring pro skater Don 'The Nuge' Nguyen (who is sponsored by Baker). 

Not surprisingly, the T-shirt caused a stir, leading the AAJC to argue that 'The Gooks of Hazzard' design uses racism to make profits and is "unacceptable".

This isn't the first time a clothing company has taken heat for Asian-themed T-shirts: Abercrombie and Fitch had was forced to make an expensive recall of its T-shirts featuring slant-eyed faces workers back in 2002. The company said it had started selling the shirts in an attempt to better connect with its Asian customers. 

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