Entertainment Today for Friday, July 1

Blow things up! A defense of ‘Transformers’ – msnbc.com [New Window]
It’s a movie about giant robots, people — this is not supposed to be a weepy Oscar-nominated drama. By Michael Avila I didn’t want this, didn’t ask for it, but I’ve been backed into a corner. I must come to the defense of …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:25:33

The royals welcome new citizens on Canada Day – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
The GuardianThe royals welcome new citizens on Canada DayVancouver SunBritain’s Prince William (C) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge along with Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, (R) take part in a youth reception at Rideau Hall …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:16:59

Daily Tipsheet: Canada Day – NOW Toronto [New Window]
Michael Winterbottom directs Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing characters named Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon who go on a food-based road trip throughout northern England. One of the funniest comedies of the year. See review. …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:10:28

Katy Perry Promotes Purr Perfume & New ‘Do in Toronto – OK! Magazine [New Window]
As Katy Perry tours Canada, she made a pit stop yesterday at the Eaton Centre Mall in Toronto. Wearing some kitten ears and showing off a new ‘do, Katy promoted her Purr fragrance. The “California Gurls” singer participated in an impromptu Q&A with her …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:54:43

Monaco royals invite subjects to populist marriage – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
General view of the port and palace in Monaco hours before the civil wedding ceremony of Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock July 1, 2011. MONACO – Monaco’s Prince Albert II invited the entire population of his tiny realm to …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:47:13

JB Smoove and ‘the ruckus’ [New Window]
“I brings the ruckus to the ladies!”
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:35:49

Celebrating Canada Day coast to coast with music, celebrities – DigitalJournal.com [New Window]
Music, fairs and the Royal Couple are all part of the Canada Day celebrations today, as Canadians take part in their annual federal statutory holiday. How are the country’s major cities celebrating 144 years of Canada? ..
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:29:55

Commentary: Negative portrayals of black women on TV [New Window]
I’ll be honest, I love reality TV.
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:03:45

‘Mountie’ star prepared for gritty role – Toronto Sun [New Window]
How do you prepare to play a 19th century lawman trying to keep order in the wilds of the Yukon? “I didn’t shower for a while,” jokes actor Andrew Walker. The star of The Mountie, a gritty drama about this country’s early days, ..
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:04:28

War doc ‘Armadillo’ deeply moving – Toronto Sun [New Window]
Armadillo is a documentary about a platoon of Danish soldiers fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. The film, which has some things in common with the doc Restrepo, follows these young men for about six months as they …
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:04:27

Howell: Fellini’s fantasies grounded in reality – Toronto Star [New Window]
The Italian auteur whose surname became an adjective for surreal filmmaking (“Felliniesque”) delighted in bringing fantastical images to the screen. Many movie buffs visiting the new Fellini: Spectacular Obsessions exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox will …
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:18:06

Crowne Prince – BBC News [New Window]
BBC News Tom Hanks takes on the roles of writer, director, producer and star for his new film Larry Crowne. After more than 30 years in the business, what does he really think of Hollywood? …
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:23:18

Autopsy: Heart disease killed ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage [New Window]
A medical examiner’s autopsy of former pro wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage shows he died of natural causes due to heart disease, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Thursday.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:16:21

Learn about ‘The Voice’ winner [New Window]
After shedding tears of joy as the first winner of NBC’s “The Voice” Wednesday night, Javier Colon hugged host Carson Daly, coach Adam Levine, fellow finalists Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez, and then, finally, his wife and two daughters.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:35:56

Source: Lindsay Lohan goes drinking after release [New Window]
Lindsay Lohan has plenty to celebrate now that she’s free to come, go and go out on the town — and she’s wasting no time rising to the occasion.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:19:41