Entertainment Today for Wednesday, July 6

William and Kate take canoe ride on NWT lake – CBC.ca [New Window]
Prince William and Kate sat around a campfire with Canadian Rangers, toured a northern “bush university” and took a canoe ride on Blachford Lake as part of their trip to the Northwest Territories. …
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:25:46

Fans of fast cars, jazz music inject big bucks into city – Montreal Gazette [New Window]
MONTREAL – Figures for the month of …
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:07:38

Canadian actor and First Nations leader Gordon Tootoosis dead at 69 – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
Canadian actor and First Nations leader Gordon Tootoosis dead at 69Vancouver Sun. Relatives say he passed away from pneumonia at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Tootoosis was 69. Tootoosis appeared in a number of notable Canadian and American productions, …
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:31:58


What chefs eat for dinner: pretzels, poutine and pickles – Globe and Mail [New Window]
Connie DeSousa, 29, is co-executive chef and co-owner of CHARCUT Roast House in Calgary and recent finalist in Top Chef Canada (she conceded defeat to Dale McKay). The former ballerina is a big supporter of the local food movement. ..
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:42:39

Usher headlines Essence Fest [New Window]
After back-to-back stomach clutching renditions of “Not Gon’ Cry” and “I’m Going Down” at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans Sunday night, Mary J. Blige pulled off an Oprah-worthy seminar on affirmation with “Just Fine” to close out the three-day fest, which celebrates black music and African-American culture.
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:14:10

Pink: How we chose baby Willow’s name [New Window]
Pink and husband Carey Hart thought they had it all planned out when it came to welcoming their first child.
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:12:51

The Onion print edition planned for Toronto – CBC.ca [New Window]
The Toronto Star has struck a deal with The Onion to create a print edition of the news parody website, the newspaper announced Tuesday. The Onion produces print editions in 14 US cities, but the Toronto version will be its …
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:58:17

Prices jumping ahead of Stampede – CBC.ca [New Window]
With the Stampede just a few days away, Calgarians and visitors are starting to notice that hotel rooms, parking spots and even a pint at a pub are more expensive. But according to the head of Tourism Calgary, …articles »
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:35:26

Musicians’ message: Free Russian political prisoners [New Window]
It’s been said that musicians should not meddle in politics. It is significantly less dangerous to engage in pure art.
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:15:26

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ blasts off with $116.4 M [New Window]
To quote the Leonard Nimoy-voiced Sentinel Prime, who himself was paraphrasing Nimoy’s Spock: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:56:07

Review: Pulp still just Common People to their fans [New Window]
The main acts in a pop craze always spawn imitations. The “Britpop” movement of the mid-1990s was no exception with a succession of bands appearing, seemingly using either Blur and Oasis as a template. But one band that could not be copied was Pulp, fronted by the irrepressible Jarvis Cocker.
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 04:55:27

Rumours swirl that Princess Charlene was reluctant bride – Globe and Mail [New Window]
Pre-wedding jitters are one thing. Having your future in-laws confiscate your passport so you can’t leave the country is another. Rumours swirling around Prince Albert’s weekend nuptials in Monaco suggest high jinks worthy of a Hollywood thriller. …
Mon, 04 Jul 2011 17:30:54

Review: Blake Shelton’s ‘Red River Blue’ [New Window]
Where did all the good ole boys go? Blake Shelton asks that question on “Red River Blue,” but maybe he should answer it himself.
Mon, 04 Jul 2011 16:37:01

Chord Overstreet is leaving ‘Glee’ [New Window]
Come fall, not everyone will be making their way back to William McKinley High School.
Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:48:51