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Christmas Gifts For TV And Movie Nerds: Geeky Ideas For The Entertainment Fanatic

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 3:01 PM

Shopping for entertainment nerds isn't easy. After all, it's tough to impress someone who's always one (or 10) steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to all things related to movies and television.

Luckily for you, we've compiled this handy holiday gift guide (see slideshow below) to...

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Allan Hawco Reflects On Last Season Of 'Republic Of Doyle'

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:48 PM

For Allan Hawco, "The Republic Of Doyle" has truly been a labour of love. He has sacrificed sleep, among other things, to serve as the show's writer, producer, showrunner and charismatic star for six exhilarating seasons.

Hawco is exhausted, but he wouldn't change...

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'Vegas Rat Rods' Apprentice Twiggy On Transforming Junk Into Car Art

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 11:25 AM

In the fascinating world of rat rods, "car parts" can entail everything from electric chairs to cowboy boots to gator heads. Yes, gator heads.

If it's hard to visualize how a car interior could be made entirely of cowboy boots, fear not. You can see the transformation right before your...

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Chad Michael Murray On 'Chosen' Season 3 And His Dark Journey

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 11:19 AM

If you haven't discovered "Chosen" yet, now is the time to get caught up. Season 3 of Crackle's dark thriller premieres this week, with returning star Chad Michael Murray and newcomer Rose McGowan getting in on the heart-pounding action this time around.

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'Wild Canada': CBC Nature TV Show Showcases Canada's Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Who knew that Canada has the largest concentration of snakes in the world?

Jeff Turner, for one. He and his wife Sue are behind the new CBC nature show "Wild Canada," which weaves a plethora of fun facts about our fair country throughout the four-part series, along with...

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Ken Foy, 'Yukon Gold' Star, Talks Gold, Fame and Keeping it Real In Season 2

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 11:12 AM

The popular History hit "Yukon Gold" is back for another season and hoping to strike ratings gold again. Last year, it quickly scored a large, loyal audience and became History's number-one Canadian docu-series.

All three gold mining crews from last season are back, including the ambitious second-generation miner Karl...

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'Cold Water Cowboys' Richard Gillett On His Reality Show And The Perils Of Ocean Fishing

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:37 PM

Life at sea is no picnic for the tough Newfoundland fishermen featured in Discovery's latest reality show, "Cold Water Cowboys." To haul in a profitable load of fish, they battle icebergs, hurricanes, days without sleep, frigid North Atlantic waters -- and each other.

The show follows six crews throughout...

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'Chosen' Season 2 Premiere Review: Crackle Delivers The Goods, For Free

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 1:30 PM

"Chosen," the action-packed Crackle original series, is back for another season with Chad Michael Murray holding the dreaded box this time around.

The show's premise is a bit complex, so jumping straight into Season 2 uninitiated isn't really advisable. It kicks off with little Ellie Mitchell...

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Jon Dore Talks 'Funny As Hell' Season 4, James Franco And Bags Of Poo

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:09 AM

Jon Dore returns to HBO Canada for Season 4 of the popular Canadian comedy show "Funny As Hell," which is premiering this week. Stand-up fans are in for a treat: this year's roster of comics includes Brian Posehn ("Mr. Show"), Moshe Kasher, Mark Forward, Kumail Nanjiani...

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Kevin Smith On 'Spoilers,' His Hetero Lifemate Jason Mewes And His Special Kinship With Canada

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Kevin Smith's love affair with Canada continues to evolve.

First, the New Jersey-born director declared his love of "Degrassi" on "Speaker's Corner" way back in the '90s. A decade later, he guest-starred on "Degrassi: TNG." Then he became a fixture at Canada's answer to Comic-Con, Fan Expo. And...

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Cucumber Water: 7 Refreshing Things You Can Do With It

(5) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 8:10 AM

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about cucumber water lately. The refreshing beverage that was once found almost exclusively at high-end spas is now becoming mainstream. In fact, it’s popping up everywhere from weddings to backyard barbecues.

So what’s so great about cucumber water? Aside from being a great...

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Weed Control: Worst Garden Weeds And How To Get Rid Of Them

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 5:31 PM

The sun is shining, your plants are blooming…and pesky weeds are starting to crop up all over your garden. What’s a gardener to do?

It’s not always easy figuring out how to tackle your garden’s unwanted guests. If you get too tough, you run the risk of damaging your beloved...

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Kyle Richards Talks 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' And Baby Rumours

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Kyle Richards really does seem to have it all. The most level-headed "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" has a hunky husband, (Mauricio), four lovely daughters, radiant skin, impossibly shiny hair, a covet-worthy closet and now her own boutique.

That doesn't mean she has a drama-free...

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Shelf Life: Do These Pantry Foods Expire?

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 12:30 PM

If you let expiration dates dictate how long you keep your food, you're probably wasting a big chunk of your grocery budget.

“People definitely waste too much food,” says Janice Revell, co-founder of online shelf life guide Still Tasty. “A big, big problem is people throwing food out...

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'Panic Button': 10 Freaky Facts About the New Show

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 2:23 PM

If "Fear Factor" was too tame for your taste, you're in for a treat. A new reality show called "Panic Button" premieres this week, and it goes way beyond making participants eat bugs.

In each episode, participants arrive at a lab-like "Free from Fear" facility, gear up...

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'Continuum' Season 2: Rachel Nichols Says It's A Wild Roller Coaster Ride

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 1:17 PM

"Continuum" fans, rejoice: the hugely popular sci-fi show about a foxy cop from the future is back this weekend with Season 2.

Last season's action-packed finale left the show's die-hard fans eager for more. Star Rachel Nichols, who plays main character and...

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'Hemlock Grove': Everything You Need To Know

(10) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 12:25 PM

At the foot of a sweeping grand staircase in the foyer of an imposing early 20th century mansion, Famke Janssen is stoically explaining what's going to happen next to Bill Skarsgard as he fights back tears.

The two are filming a scene of "

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'Perfect Storms': TV Show Investigates Weather That Changes The Course Of History

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Talking about the weather is a national pastime (especially during those awkward elevator encounters) here in Canada. So it's a safe bet that History's new series, "Perfect Storms," is sure to fuel plenty of water cooler conversations across the country. It delivers a unique look at some of...

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'Hannibal': Lara Jean Chorostecki On Filling Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Shoes

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 11:02 AM

One of literature's creepiest psychiatrists ever is back to haunt our nightmares. That's right -- Dr. Hannibal Lecter, that uppity cannibal with an affinity for mind games, is returning, this time to TV. He's going to be toying with us during primetime in "Hannibal," from creator Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies,"...

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Detox Foods: 15 Most Powerful Detoxing Foods

(6) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 4:55 PM

If you’re hoping to embark on a natural detox that doesn’t involve washing down kale chips and grapefruit with lemon water or wheatgrass smoothies, you’re in luck. Plenty of deliciously satisfying foods have surprising detox-friendly properties that will help you boost your energy levels and cleanse your body at the...

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