Entertainment Today for Tuesday, July 26

Gig City updates the top entertainment headlines twice daily.

Amy Winehouse’s funeral to take place today – NME.com [New Window]
A spokesperson for the star’s family said the small, private event will be attended by family and close friends. A post-mortem took place yesterday, however, no cause of death was revealed. The inquest now been adjourned until October 26 while the …
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 03:09:09

Shannon Tweed copes with a well-documented life as a rock star’s wife – Victoria Times Colonist [New Window]
If Shannon Tweed had her druthers, Gene Simmons Family Jewels would have faded to black long ago. “I hate it. I really do,” the Newfoundland-born Playmate-turned-actress confided before making a …
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:12:49

Feist to release new album ‘Metals’ in October – Entertainment Weekly [New Window]
It has been over four years since Leslie Feist, one of Canada’s most beloved aughties-indie exports, dropped The Reminder, her breakout album aided by the colorful iPod-ad-assisted phenomenon “1234.” Now she’s is back with a new album …
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:19:49

Poet laureate position approved for Calgary – CBC.ca [New Window]
Beginning of Story Content Calgary will soon have its first full-time poet after city council approved the idea on Monday. The poet laureate will be responsible to come up with poems, songs and declarations for city special events. …

Yost the host with the most – Toronto Star [New Window]
Last week, I told my sister she had to watch the TV series “Justified.” I mentioned that the executive producer was Graham Yost, son of Elwy. The rest of our conversation was about “Saturday Night at the Movies” and how we grew up watching and falling …
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:45:09

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler call off engagement [New Window]
This is not the fairy-tale ending Kristin Cavallari was hoping for.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:44:34

Michael Jackson’s family plans tribute concert [New Window]
Michael Jackson’s mother and four of her of children called a news conference in Beverly Hills on Monday to announce a concert “in honor of one of the greatest and most loved entertainers of our time.”
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:43:16

Microsoft apologizes for ‘crass’ Amy Winehouse tweet [New Window]
Microsoft received much Twitter flak after a small PR account for its Xbox system encouraged followers to remember recently deceased musician Amy Winehouse by purchasing her last album on the company’s entertainment marketplace, Zune.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:33:32

Ozzy Osbourne shells out $10,000 for a Yorkie [New Window]
Ozzy Osbourne hasn’t lost his bite.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:28:31

Fringe breaks attendance records – Winnipeg Free Press [New Window]
The 12-day theatre festival wrapped up with a record-breaking weekend, selling more than 9500 indoor tickets in a single day — a first in the event’s 24-year history. This year’s fringe, in fact, broke attendance records several times, according to ..
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:34:46

Raw video of Jackson’s last days will not be shown to jury [New Window]
Raw video clips of Michael Jackson’s last rehearsals will not be shown in the involuntary manslaughter trial of the late pop singer’s personal physician, the judge ruled Monday.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:21:42

Slayer tops Heavy TO – Toronto Sun [New Window]
By the end of the evening, headliner and closer Rob Zombie reawakened the dead but thrash metal band Slayer absolutely destroyed any competition earlier on the final day of Heavy TO Sunday at Toronto’s Downsview Park. ..
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 03:26:24