Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 11/2012

Larry King On Piers Morgan: 'He's A Different Kind Of Interviewer'

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada

Legendary TV interviewer Larry King may like Piers Morgan the man, but he has little appreciation for his CNN replacement’s self-centred interviewin...

Music, Hearing Loss and Grimes: If It's Too Loud You May Be a Musician

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Music

Canadian electro-pop star Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) was recently forced off the road. "Hey guys, so sorry 4 the cancelled shows. im having tro...

The National Outraged Over Mitt Romney Election Ads; Moby Gives Romney Failing Grade

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Music

Ohio-reared rock group The National issued a statement on their site this week after an Ohio ad posted on Youtube supporting U.S. presidential candida...

Why Parents Should Not Vote for Mitt Romney

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Politics

As a voter there are reasons to cast a ballot for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, but as a parent I honestly can't imagine why any mother or father could vote Romney -- and honesty is the reason. Parents teach by example, by being a person who acts with honesty, forthrightness, integrity and responsibility. These are family values. They are also, of course, are the polar opposite of how Mitt Romney has run his campaign and how he would run the United States of America.

Larry King Says Two-Party System Not Producing Good Results

Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Legendary newsman Larry King may not be helming CNN's go-to program for politicians anymore, but that's not keeping him out of the fray this election ...

Arcade Fire's Texan Members Make 'Selfish' Obama Endorsement: 'Four More Sweet Years Of Canadians Liking Americans'

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Music

After endorsements from a host of musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, The National and Moby, President Barack Obama has another huge musical group in...

Justin Bieber, Sex Doll: Pop Star's Career Blows Up Even More With 'Just-In Beaver' Love Doll

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Music

An American adult toy company is courting pervy holiday shoppers with "Just-In Beaver," a blow-up sex doll modeled after pop star Justin Bieber. Ac...

Pop Power Rankings: Taylor Hangs Tough, Psy Still Soars, No Doubt Bottoms Out

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Drummer Max Weinberg Supports Republican Senate Candidate

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Music

While Bruce Springsteen performed at several campaign stops recently for President Barack Obama including a trio of stops yesterday, E Street Band dru...

Cody Simpson, We Day: Pop Star Says 'Cyberbullying Is Something I Experience Online Every Day'

Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Music

Cody Simpson has it pretty sweet, right? The 15-year-old pop star from Australia's Gold Coast was an award-winning swimmer before his music career too...

Desmond Tutu Accuses George Bush And Tony Blair Of War Crimes

Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Barack Obama may not have been born in Kenya (honest, guys), but his presidency has certainly given his father’s home continent no end of pride in h...

Yo Gabba Gabba, Music Is Awesome: The Top Tunes From TV's Coolest Kids Show

Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Music

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Nickelodeon's wonderfully weird Yo Gabba Gabba! is kind of a thing -- and not just among the pre...

Martin Sheen: 9/11 Questions 'Unanswered,' Building 7 'Very Suspicious'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Word leaked last month that liberal icons Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson and Ed Asner are tied to the upcoming "truther" film September Morn, described...

Rihanna, Toronto, 777 Tour: 'Unapologetic' Star Lands In T.O. For Club Show at Danforth Music Hall

Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Music

Rihanna is promoting her new album Unapologetic in a way that won't require apologizing to fans -- the Barbados-born pop star is in the middle of her ...

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Rises, Adele Returns and Lil Wayne Loses

Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

Drunk Fan Crashes Stage At Toronto Jazz Club, Won't Leave (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Music

When Canadian crooner Vincent Wolfe covered Frank Sinatra's "Come Dance With Me" at a Toronto venue last month, he probably didn't expect it to be tak...

Lights: 'True Colors' Singer Was Bullied As A Teen, Offers Advice For The Amanda Todd Generation

Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Music

Lights is a pretty and successful pop star. But that's now. Back when she was known as Valerie Poxleitner, she was just another teenage girl whose own...

SOCAN Awards: Michael Buble, Deadmau5, K'Naan Win, Bruce Cockburn Honoured

Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Music

The 23rd annual SOCAN Awards, honouring Canadian songwriters in various genres, were presented Monday night at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall with Michael...

ASAP Rocky Show In Toronto Cancelled After Bomb Threat

Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Music

Fast-rising rapper A$AP Rocky's Toronto show scheduled for the Sound Academy on Monday night (Nov. 19) was nixed after a reported bomb threat was phon...

Pop Music's Saddest Songs About Car Crashes

Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Music

For songwriters, there's something especially enticing and gruesome about a vehicular crash. From the sweet-sounding drag-race death tunes of the '60s...

Pop Power Rankings: One Direction Tops, Justin Bieber Endures, Psy Hammers and Aerosmith Crashes

Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

Stars' Torquil Campbell Calls Stephen Harper 'An Evil Man,' Talks Politics And Pop Music

Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Music

When Stars new album The North came out earlier this fall, outspoken singer Torquil Campbell made any number of political pronouncements to the press,...

Grey Cup Festival: Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Set To Score Musical Touchdowns

Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada Music

In the last two days there've been reports of cowboys and cowgirls riding horses through the streets of Toronto and trying to invade hotels along with...

Justin Bieber, Grey Cup, Boos: Defending Biebz From 'Ignorant' Football Fans, Opportunistic CFL

Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Music

We came here today not to bury Justin Bieber, but to praise him. While the Canadian pop star's fancy high-stepping proved to be out of bounds to the s...

Rob Ford: Toronto Musicians Tweet About Mayor's Ouster

Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Music

Musician, they're just like us -- at least when it comes to their opinions on today's surprise firing of Toronto mayor Rob Ford for ethics violations....