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

Three new wives, sex addiction, a newly-constructed nose and hot drama on Season Two of The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Brace yourselves, ya'll.

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

A few come backs as Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' bill comes out.

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

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...

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

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...

Cut it out, #CuttingForBieber

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...

Japanese confused by worldwide "bagel head" trend

We totally had no idea it even was a trend here, say many Japanese readers. trades babies for bacon on Facebook feeds

Suffering from baby overload? The inventors of apparently were. is a new chrome extension that permanently deletes babies from your Facebook newsfeed by seeking for words such as...

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

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...

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

Justin Bieber hit a nerve with many Canadians with his comment about his (self proclaimed) "part Indian" status, which entitles him to free gas in Canada.

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

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 (...
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