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Vancouver punk rockers Childsplay sweep the West with anti-bullying tour

The Mohican-haired lead singer leaped across the stage, screaming into the mike and slamming on his guitar as his drummer let loose his machine-gun blast beats in the finest traditions of Vancouver...

Kazaky in Madonna's new "Girl Gone Wild" video

Buzz surrounding Ukrainian all male dance group Kazaky increases with appearance in Madonna's new "Girls Gone Wild" music video.

Madonna’s W.E., Reese Witherspoon in This Means War and short films vying for an Oscar

Madonna's anticipated W.E. is a lush and beautiful film, albeit a somewhat "ridiculous" one, according to this week's batch of movie reviews.

The Prop Bet: a guide to frivolous Super Bowl gambling

The Super Bowl is almost here, and New York and Boston are probably against each other again. But here are some betting tips to make an otherwise predictable event worthwhile.

Japanese idol Kyary Pamyu Pamyu comes under the Illuminati microscope

The eccentric pop star becomes a target of a North American conspiracy theory.

Ten-year-old as sex symbol: Thylane Blondeau and the troubling choices of Vogue Enfant

Her sculpted cheekbones and natural grace in front of the camera has earned her over 3000 admiring fans on Facebook.  Sprawled seductively on a leopard print blanket, her provocative look has...

Lady Gaga's a total Madonna

"I do like Lady Gaga; she's a total Madonna; she's the Nicki Minaj to Lil Kim," said iamch0pper on #LadyGaga's Twitter feed. The 25-year-old self-proclaimed fame hooker is all about originality. Her...

Follow Oprah and take hold of your financial future

What do you have in common with Madonna, Martha Stewart and Oprah?  While you may not be famous like these women, studies show that both you and Oprah are managing your own financial well-being...

"The Digital Narrative" at Emily Carr explores storytelling in the digital age

The digital medium offers new ways and structures to tell stories. It offers us the ability to re-create our stories in a style where authority does not rest with an expert but is co-generated from...

How to be a Sex Person

Sex people get each other. Read more to get inside our mind.