Entertainment Today for Friday, Aug. 5

Gig City rounds up the top showbiz headlines twice daily.
Morgan drawn further into scandal in Great Britain – Ottawa Citizen [New Window]
The owners of the Daily Mirror should investigate the actions of the paper’s former editor, Piers Morgan, after it emerged that he had listened to a voice mail left for Heather Mills by Sir Paul McCartney, a senior MP said. …
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:20:42

‘El Bulli’ doc very tasty – Toronto Sun [New Window]
Pre-Food Network, it would have been hard to imagine an audience for El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, a fly-on-the-wall how-they-created-it doc about a creative hiatus at one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants. …Toronto -Exclaim!all 12 news articles »
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:20:35

Talking back to Toronto’s new Philistines – Globe and Mail [New Window]
It’s got everything: an indifference or hostility to any arts, culture or community endeavour that might require government funding (except if it’s an NFL team), a tendency to engage in mean, dismissive public discourse, pitched battles that become ..
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:58:39

Son of Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O’Neal faces gun, drug charges [New Window]
His father, Ryan O’Neal, and sister Tatum O’Neal sat behind Redmond O’Neal in court Thursday as he entered a not guilty plea to charges he possessed heroin and an illegal handgun.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:00:21

Why Ashley Greene loves her ‘Breaking Dawn’ dress [New Window]
While all eyes may be on bride Bella Swan when she walks down the aisle in the fourth installment of the “Twilight” film franchise, “Breaking Dawn Part 1,” co-star Ashley Greene says the bridesmaid dresses will be worth a glance as well.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:11:08

Sean Kingston almost died twice following jet-ski accident [New Window]
Eleven days after being hospitalized in May with serious injuries from a jet-ski accident, Sean Kingston faced a second near-death situation — a torn aorta that required open-heart surgery.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:02:24

Michael Jackson tribute concert in disarray [New Window]
A planned Michael Jackson tribute concert, supported by the late pop star’s mother and four siblings, was in disarray Thursday amid family squabbling and the apparent failure of promoters to sign any big-name acts so far.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:41:08

‘Bachelorette’ sister: ‘I made a big mistake’ [New Window]
More than 9 million viewers tuned in to”The Bachelorette” season finale Monday night and watched Ashley Hebert get engaged to the man of her dreams, New York construction manager J.P. Rosenbaum.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:04:47

Lance Bass wants to get married [New Window]
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in New York, Lance Bass is certain that someday he’ll tie the knot.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:31:24

Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle musical men at work – Montreal Gazette [New Window]
It was never a matter of whether or …Russell Crowe reunites with ‘Hood’ gang in St. John’s. Crowe to appear on CBC’s Republic of Doyle.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:16:14

Most popular primetime star [New Window]
For anyone who can’t get enough of those feisty naval investigators, this information should not come as a surprise: The most popular actor in primetime right now is “NCIS”‘ Pauley Perrette!
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:51:09

Football great and ‘Police Academy’ star Bubba Smith dies [New Window]
Former college and pro football star Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, who went on to an acting career after his retirement from sports, was found dead at his home, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. He was 66.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 07:12:26

Latin jazz musicians sue over Grammy category cuts [New Window]
Four musicians are suing the organizers of the Grammy Awards over the elimination of the Latin jazz category.
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:02:14

Jerry Lewis out as MDA chairman [New Window]
The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the organization’s national chairman.
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:22:53

New series scoop Gemini nominations – CBC.ca [New Window]
HBO Canada series Call Me Fitz and CTV police drama Flashpoint lead nominations for the 2011 Gemini Awards, the annual prizes for the best in Canadian television. Gemini nominations were released at a news conference in …
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:45:42

Choose the Cover Contest Winner Revealed – RollingStone.com [New Window]
After months of competition and over 1.5 million votes cast online, the wait is over: The Sheepdogs have become the first unsigned band ever to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. The Canadian boogie rock revivalists, who have been …
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 15:51:25