Entertainment Today for Sunday, June 31

Gig City rounds up the top showbiz headlines twice daily.

The Fringe charms with its many personalities – StarPhoenix [New Window]
Performers from Living Sky Taiko on Broadway Avenue during the Fringe Festival Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:25:08

Charges laid in fatal Alberta stage collapse – Globe and Mail [New Window]
Summertime is supposed to be a carefree season of lawn chairs and outdoor entertainment, but recent stage collapses – and now charges in connection with the death of one Alberta concert-goer – has some festival organizers rethinking their shows. …
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:40:09

Tiger gives birth to 2 cubs at Winnipeg zoo – CBC.ca [New Window]
Kendra the 12-year-old Amur (Siberian) tiger and the two cubs that arrived Thursday night are doing well, …
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:29:23

Amy Winehouse’s Death: Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal – MTV.com [New Window]
There have been many conflicting reports of what caused Amy Winehouse’s death on Saturday. While initial autopsy results were inconclusive and the outcome of further toxicology tests will not be available for several more weeks, …
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:34:43

Supersized Caribbean carnival hits Toronto – Toronto Star [New Window]
More than a million people are expected to flock to Toronto to wine and lime for the biggest Caribbean festival yet. Chris Alexander, chief administrative officer of the festival management committee, said 1.2 million people from around the world …news articles »
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:45:23

Adults will love ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ [New Window]
Praise be to the movie gods!
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:51:20

General Idea: Haute Culture at the AGO – Toronto Star [New Window]
General Idea’s famous AIDS logo, an appropriation of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sign of the 1960s. The artists created the logo as a form of branding, and then applied it to media and advertising strategies, callign the infiltrations that followed …
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:37:40

Review: ‘Life in a Day’ an inspiring snapshot of Earth [New Window]
What do Ukrainian goat herds, a Korean cyclist, a giraffe maternity ward, a Peruvian shoeshine boy and an elderly English couple have in common?
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:21:52

Twitter wars? C’mon, Hef … [New Window]
Honestly Hef, we really do expect better of you.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:41:27

Review: ‘The Smurfs’ [New Window]
The Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy Meals like “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Garfield,” and “Hop” into something half animated, half live action, and all careful studio calculation.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:49:35

Review: Kelly Rowland’s ‘Here I Am’ [New Window]
Rowland just might be the Jennifer Aniston of R&B: Years after splitting with an A-list partner (in this case, ex-groupmate Beyoncé), she’s stuck with an underdog rap she doesn’t deserve.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:35:18

Amy Winehouse and the mysteries of addiction [New Window]
Whether or not Amy Winehouse succumbed to the addiction she so vividly sang about, some will draw a cautionary tale from her untimely death.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:13:59

‘Octomom’: I was drugged when I consented to 12 embryos [New Window]
Nadya Suleman on Thursday blamed the creation of the “Octomom character” that she has become synonymous with in part on a California fertility specialist who, she said, had her sign a consent form while she was drugged.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:23:15