Thursday, August 21, 2014

Big Brother Canada Season 3 Casting Opens TODAY

The national casting call has been made for Big Brother Canada season 3. From today until November 24, 2014 - can apply online to be on the hit game show.

This is a big year for the show, as all previous years have aired on Shaw's speciality channel, Slice, and next season they are moving to Shaw's parent channel - Global. I would say this is the year you want to get cast.

So you can apply online at OR you can audition in person during the open casting calls. The casting calls will be held at the following locations starting in October:

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, October 19

Calgary, Alberta – Sunday, October 19

Regina, Saskatchewan – Friday, October 24 (OMG - WILL THEY FINALLY CAST SOMEONE FROM THE PRAIRIES?!?!)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Friday, October 24

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Wednesday, October 29

Montréal, Québec – Thursday, October 30

Toronto, Ontario – Sunday, November 23

To all you applying - bravo and good luck!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Taylor Swift finally announces she is deserting Country Music

Taylor Swift confirmed today that she will be releasing her 'first' official pop album on October 27 called 1989.

And country music fans are all like...huh? Did your last album not have dub step in it? We already knew you had gone to the dark side.

Her new single, Shake It Off, was released today and has Taylor white girl rapping, shaking her butt with some black girls (cause you know they know how to shake their booties the best), holding a ghetto blaster that plays tapes (WHAT TAPE IS IN THERE? Does Pop-Up Video still exist? Get on it.), 'participating in' every type of dance they could think of and wearing giant hipster glasses.

Is Taylor Swift cool enough for you now world?

It's safe to say, Taylor will do just fine in the pop music scene - but, she has a while to go before she reaches the pop levels of Gaga, Perry and Britney. Like...a long while.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Robin Williams

There was a pretty sad announcement made this afternoon when the world found out the Robin Williams had passed away from a suspected suicide. The 63 year old actor's career spanned almost four decades and beloved by...well, pretty much everyone.

A rep for the actor said that he had been struggling with depression. It is no secret that the funny ones are usually a little bit dark on the inside, and I guess that was no different for Robin.

Robin Williams was a comedian, but he also could do drama. He was what Jim Carrey tried to be and what many comedians probably wish they could be. He was in some of the most beloved movies for people of many generations. One of my all time favorites was Dead Poets Society, but he was known for so many others as well.

Robin had most recently been in a couple of small films as well as The Crazy Ones, a sitcom on CBS which was cancelled in May after its first season.

This is truly a sad day for Hollywood. Let's remember how he made us laugh.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

NYC Lion King cast sings Circle of Life on the Subway

I love these little pop-up publicity stunts that the Broadway casts do.

Remember the one of the Australian cast singing this song on a flight? It was OK. This was a little better.

There are still some things that we can learn from this for future "freak people out on transit by chanting" videos:
  1. The acoustics on the NYC subway are terrible
  2. Don't surround one guy who is going to show up in every shot looking awkward and uncomfortable (I feel ya guy in the stripped shirt).
  3. Circle of Life, when performed on stage, is beautiful. Circle of Life when performed anywhere else tends to sound screamy and just...not magical at all.
Still love the Lion King though. Always.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

New trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (VIDEO)

A new trailer was released this week for Christopher Nolan's latest creation Interstellar.

It gives the most contest behind the Alberta filmed feature. As we know, Nolan's movies are generally hush hush and very confusing (RE: Inception), but it looks like this trailer has finally shed some light on Interstellar.

Matthew McConaughey is going to save the world with Anne Hathaway. Or so says Christopher Nolan. I hope Anne's role in this movie is not as large as this trailer makes it out to be. Fingers crossed.

Also, I love that the baseball scene is still getting so much attention. It's my favorite.

Interstellar hits theaters November 7, 2014.