DiscoveryChannellogoA new Canadian-Australian co-production has begun production today that will look at the investigation behind the assassination of JFK.

Bell Media’s Discovery, Muse Entertainment and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder have begun filming in Dallas, Texas on JFK: The Smoking Gun, which is based on the work of veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren.

The two-hour special will air in November 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. Continue reading »

TaraEdmonton’s Tara Gaucher has been crowned the winner of the Travel+Escape My Top 10 Travel Host Search.

With over 500 entries there was no shortage of talent, but it was twenty-seven-year-old Tara Gaucher’s, funny and engaging personality and anecdotes that separated her from her competitors.

A born entertainer and seasoned traveller thanks to her love of dance, stand-up comedy and performing, Tara’s quick-witted charm and thirst for knowledge proved she could hold her own when providing viewers with the kind of engaging adventure travel Travel+Escape fans have come to love. Continue reading »

davidsteinbergHBO Canada will be celebrating one of the premiere comedians in the country next month.

David Steinberg will be the focus of Quality Balls – The David Steinberg Story that will air on Saturday, May 25 at 8.30pm after its screening at the 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Steinberg has appeared on the likes of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour as well as hosting his own talkshow. Continue reading »

CTVlogoCTV will honour Canadian music legend Rita MacNeil with back-to-back specials this Saturday night.

The late Canadian legend is honoured in Rita MacNeil: On A Personal Note, airing Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. The one-hour special delivers a revealing look at the personal history and rise to fame of this beloved Canadian artist.

Then, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, the award-winning Rita MacNeil Presents Men of the Deeps features MacNeil and special guests singing some of her most beloved songs. See full synopses below for more information. Continue reading »

HowieMandelspecialHowie Mandel is returning to Canada to host a night of comedy for CBC called Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends.

In his latest special, Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends, Howie returns to the stage, hosting a hand-picked lineup featuring some of today’s top comics, including star of CBC’s popular comedy series Mr.D, Gerry Dee, veteran comedian Modi, rising star Joe Machi, British crowd-favourite Hal Cruttenden and musical act J. Chris Newberg (America’s Got Talent).

Plus, count on the legendarily unpredictable Howie to bring more than a few surprises of his own! Disinfected for your safety, Howie Mandel & Germ-Free Friends is teeming with laughter that even its host can’t scrub away. Continue reading »

MuchlogonewMuchMusic has announced its coverage of Canadian Music Week.

As the music industry arms itself with demos, gear, and energy drinks to take in Canada’s premiere music fest, Canadian Music Week, Much and MTV hosts are on the scene.

Starting Wednesday, March 20, MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota, MTV’s Sharlene Chiu, and MuchMore’s Matt Wells hit up some of the week’s marquee events, including the panel discussion,MuchFACT: From The Basement To Broadcast, and the much-anticipated exclusive interview with METRIC, hosted by Wells. Continue reading »

Jean-Francois MercierFat jokes about women are OK on TV according to the Broadcast Standards Council in Canada.

Quebec’s TVA network decided to test this with comedian Jean-Francois Mercier making several jokes about an obese woman he went on a blind date with during a comedy gala broadcast last year.

Mercier went a step further by pointing at a “large” woman in the crowd and accusing her of not laughing at his jokes. She left the premises after exchanging words with him.

The incident was revealed to be a stunt in the end with the same woman jumping out of a giant cake on stage. Continue reading »

6 p.m. Sunday, January 27 on E!

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET gives viewers the best seat in the house for the 2013 SAG AWARDS red carpet.

11 p.m. Sunday, January 13 on E!

After all the awards are given out, E! heads to the after party to toast and schmooze with the biggest stars from the night.

6 p.m. Sunday, January 13 on E!

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET gives viewers the best seat in the house for the 2013 GOLDEN GLOBES red carpet, from the celebrity arrivals and interviews with Hollywood’s most popular stars, to full coverage of all the stunning fashions.