Tomorrow, expect the Chinese Canadian National Council to come out with a blazing condemnation of late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel.
The group that represents many Chinese Canadians has already written to Citytv and its parent, Rogers Media, and complained to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council about Kimmel's controversial remarks on October 16.
Kimmel stated on the show that killing everyone in China was "an interesting idea". Later, he said: "Should we allow the Chinese to live?"
It came during a skit with children about the amount of U.S. debt held by foreigners.
"The promotion or even the suggestion of genocide cannot be excused even in a satirical late-night show," CCNC executive director Victor Wong said in a media advisory issued today.
According to those who were there, it was a truly freaky experience.
A 24-year-old woman nervously climbed the stage of the Gothic Comedy Club in New York on Monday night and introduced herself as the daughter of late comedian Andy Kaufman—with Kaufman’s emotional brother Michael by her side.
“He was really thinking about coming,” she said, after explaining that her father faked his death from cancer in 1984, raising a family in quiet anonymity ever since. With the recent passing of Kaufman’s own father, the woman nervously continued, she was dispatched to reveal the truth during the annual award ceremony held in the “late” comedian’s name.
Shannon Tweed-Simmons and Sophie Tweed-Simmons, wife and daughter of KISS frontman Gene Simmons, respectively, will star in a new reality show filmed in Vancouver.
According to a news release from Force Four Entertainment—a Vancouver-based television production company responsible for The Cupcake Girls, Border Security, and The Bachelor Canada—production on the unnamed eight-episode series will begin in B.C. in December.
Next week (November 12, to be exact) will see the first appearance of character Victoria Hand on the Marvel TV vehicle. Hand, an out lesbian who appears in comics as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who defected against head honcho Nick Fury, will make her debut in an episode entitled "The Hub".
Victoria Hand will be played by Saffron Burrows, whose other TV credits include stints on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Boston Legal. But I'll always remember her for her role in Deep Blue Sea as the doctor who helped engineer a trio of super-intelligent sharks to further Alzheimer's research.
Independent theatre owner Ken Charko is inviting all veterans to come see a movie on the house.
The Dunbar Theatre, located in Vancouver's West End, is offering free movie tickets to veterans from now until November 11.
In a press release, Charko said, “Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country, and I want to recognize that and thank them for their service.”
To catch a free showing, patrons must present their Veterans Affairs Canada card at the box office.
The theatre is currently showing the Harrison Ford-helmed sci-fi flick Ender's Game.
Watching the trailer above, it's easy to conclude that all women from Ukraine are thin, attractive, and militantly antipatriarchal.
In fact, the truth is somewhat different.
But Femen, which was founded in Ukraine, has been stirring up a lot of controversy around the world with its sextremist topless protests featuring thin young women.
Meanwhile, the documentary Ukraine is Not a Brothel has attracted attention for exposing the role of as male political scientist, Victor Svyatstski, in the founding of the organization.
The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada’s longest-running festival of its kind, takes place November 7 to 14 at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard Street).The festival celebrates comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries, and short films celebrating Jewish cinema.
The 25th annual festival includes 11 Canadian premieres, as well as special events, live music, guest speakers, and Q & A sessions with directors, filmmakers, and educators.
The recently released Carrie was the last Hollywood horror flick slated for theatres this year, so with Halloween upon us, here's a handy-dandy guide to what Ear of Newt reckons is the best and worst of 2013's scary-film output.
I reviewed 15 theatrically released fright flicks this year, and according to my calculations, 2013 was no great shakes in the horror department.
Guess where Guess' latest global brand ambassador is from? Bollywood, no less.
The American fashion label announced that Indian actor Priyanka Chopra has signed on as the new face of the clothing line.
What's more, there's a Canadian rock star connection.
Bryan Adams shot Chopra's first media campaign, which is anticipated to be released next month, in black and white.
Chopra is the first Indian model to become the face for the brand, which has previously employed the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith.
This investigative SNL documentary, featuring Bruce Willis, exposes what really happens when women leave their men at home all alone.
And no, they don't watch the game, drink beer, and eat nachos.
They've got something more important on their minds.