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Welcome to the First Weekend Club

The industry was been really supportive of First Weekend Club. We've got a lot of major partners on board. That speaks volumes. They see that we're making a difference in the film industry and they're

Miracle in Rwanda, with Leslie Lewis Sword, makes Canadian theatrical premiere at Fringe

'Miracle in Rwanda' tells the true story of Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. The play runs September 8th - 19th and September 28th-Oct 3rd at the Pacific Theatre Company.

Hollywood North gets paranoid about paparazzi

“I will need to escort you down the block.” She stayed with me until the halfway mark between Columbia and Manitoba St., by which point I suppose she had determined that I was not a TMZ photographer...

Fame is "awesome," says 16-year-old skateboarding pro, Chaz Ortiz

Meet 16-year-old professional skateboarder Chaz Ortiz, who has so many Facebook requests that he “can’t keep up with them.” Skateboarding might keep Ortiz out of trouble but it doesn't stop the rabid...

Actor Andrew Airlie cast in Seth Rogen's upcoming untitled comedy

Andrew is not only cast in Rogen's upcoming comedy, but can also be seen on the new CW series ‘Hellcats’, premiering this fall.

Contador displays his strengths in France

Alberto Contador is looking strong with less than a month to go to the Tour de France. The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is serving as his final testing ground, and he is showing spectacular form....

Why now, Al and Tipper? Why now?

If we all lived to be 120, Al and Tipper could be said to be going through a midlife crisis.  Maybe there is such a thing as a three quarter life crisis.  Or maybe they are just plain wimpy...

Taylor Swift meets Canadian Prime Minister

OTTAWA - Singer Taylor Swift accepts the book "The Maple Leaf Forever: A Celebration of Canadian Symbols" as a gift from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his daughter Rachel. The Prime...

Meryl Streep says being a celebrity taught her to hide

Meryl Streep, speaking today at the Barnard College commencement in Manhattan, told graduates that..."If you are touched by the success fairy you are duty-bound to spread what you know around like...

Renowned event producer JetSet Crew set to host exclusive Vancouver event: House of Buddha, on May 15th at District 319

JetSet Crew are hosting House of Buddha on Saturday, May 15th at District 319. The event marks the first JetSet party since their incredibly successful series of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Victory Parties