February 2013

MO1_CS_0925_0255.NEFNew CTV series Motive got off to a decent start following the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

The new crime drama drew a1.23 million from 11pm ET, making it the #1 Canadian series premiere of 2013 so far.

The show trailed on the Super Bowl in overall numbers for the night.

This week the show settles into its regular timeslot of 9pm ET on Sunday. Continue reading »

angermanagement2Charlie Sheen has taken yet another swipe at his former Two and a Half Men showrunner Chuck Lorre, this time regarding The Big Bang Theory.

Sheen has bagged the comedy series – another of Lorre’s creations – calling it “lame” and “stupid”.

“You gotta think about the shows that my show launched. I should have added in a clause that said anything that uses me as a lead-in, cut me in,” he told The Guardian.

“I’m sorry, but Big Bang Theory is a piece of s**t – it’s a stupid show and it’s just lame, about lame people. I like the kids in it, but that show without [Two and a Half Men] as a lead-in is… goodbye. And I’m rooting for those kids, because I know who they’re dealing with. The fact that they’re still sane is crazy. You know? He’s a bad man. And I’ve backed off from him for a while. Continue reading »

During Sunday’s Super Bowl coverage on CTV it was revealed that Michael Buble will be hosting the 2013 Juno Awards.

In a 30-second TV slot announcing the news, the singer appeared in bed between Canadian couple Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne, who were watching an ad for the Junos on TV.

“It’s a huge honour to be the host of a show that has done so much for Canadian talent, including myself,” said Bublé in a statement. “I am going to do my very best to make it a great night!” Continue reading »

A Super Bowl ad for The Office’s Dunder Mifflin brand of paper will go to air during the big game this weekend.

The ad is for Quill.com, an office products firm who produces real Dunder Mifflin supplies.

The company ran a competition looking for ideas for an ad and the “Paper War” concept was the winning entry submitted by a Florida man. Continue reading »

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Piers Morgan and Chelsea Handler have carried on like an old married couple on an episode of the latter’s E! talkshow this week.

Before Handler had even sat down, she asked Morgan what he was looking at, to which he replied: “You’ve either had plastic surgery or a makeover because you look really hot today.”

“Oh, you’re so annoying,” Handler retorted. “You’re so obnoxious. You wonder why everyone hates you. I specifically covered up so you couldn’t look at me and undress me with your molester eyes.” Continue reading »

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Steven Tyler in drag surely isn’t many people’s idea of a good time but that didn’t stop American Idol from featuring the former judge at the end of the Oklahoma City auditions.

Should he have earned a ticket to Hollywood?

30RockB&JUS ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s have released their 30 Rock inspired flavour to commemorate the series finale this week.

Ben & Jerry’s Greek Yogurt: Liz Lemon, named after Tina Fey’s character in the comedy, will go on sale in a few months’ time in the States.

The special edition is a lemon-flavoured frozen yoghurt with a blueberry swirl.

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A new teaser has been revealed for the upcoming Robin Sparkles episode of How I Met You Mother.

A bunch of Canadian talent is set to guest star in the episode that features Robin Scherbatsky’s (Cobie Smulders) Canadian pop-star alter-ego for the fourth time.

Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz), Alan Thicke (Growing Pains), Paul Shaffer (Late Show) Alex Trebek (Jeopardy), k.d. Lang, Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies, Rush frontman Getty Lee and former hockey player Luc Robitaille all make appearances as themselves while James Van Der Beek will reprise his role as Robin’s ex-boyfriend.

The episode will air in Canada on February 4. Continue reading »

The FaceIf you’ve been missing Nigel Barker from America’s Next Top Model then you’re in luck.

Barker features in the new competition series The Face, which will hit Canadian screens on MuchMusic on Tuesday, February 12 at 9pm ET.

Airing day-and-date with its originating broadcaster Oxygen, the seven-episode series features an array of up-and-coming female models, all vying to become the face of a major beauty retailer.

The Face is hosted by world renowned photographer and personality Nigel Barker and features worldwide icon and The Face Executive Producer Naomi Campbell, bombshell sensation Karolina Kurkova, and fashion ‘It’ girl Coco Rocha as coaches who go beyond the glamour to compete to find “the face”. Continue reading »