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Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel Make 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' (Slightly) Less Creepy: VIDEO

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Crooner Michael Bublé is the king of Christmas and "Frozen" star Idina Menzel is the queen of winter, so it makes sense they'd duet on a holiday song.

It's just that they chose the creepiest Christmas classic there is, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," which in recent years has been...

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Nickelback Trade Stripper Anthems For Revolutionary Politics (Wait, What?)

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 1:28 PM

It's easy to make fun of Nickelback because, well, Nickelback.

But while the Canadian band has become known for being so formulaic that one could put two of their songs in different speakers and barely tell the difference, Nickelback has broken into new territory on their new...

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Mysterious 'Song' Coming From Comet 67P Recorded By Rosetta

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 2:44 PM

There may not be sound in space, but there are apparently "songs."

After the Rosetta spacecraft landed its Philae probe on Comet 67P earlier this week, most of us the focus was on the first images until the European Space Agency released "mysterious" audio that the comet was...

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Macaulay Culkin Reenacts 'Weekend At Bernie's' At Pizza Underground Gig After Death Hoax (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 3:38 PM

We already know that Macaulay Culkin has a sense of humour about his place in the fame firmament, so it was perhaps no surprise that he took the latest death hoax about him with a light heart.

First he made a joke about '80s dead-boss classic "Weekend at Bernie's"...

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Remembrance Day: Bryan Adams' Photos Of Wounded Vets Capture Their Honour And Sacrifice

(3) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 9:15 AM

For many of us, Remembrance Day has always been about honouring the older generations who fought in the world wars. After all, November 11 marks the official end of WWI and plenty of us have relatives who fought in or fled from WWII. But really, it's about remembering veterans of...

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Celebrate Sesame Street's 45th Birthday With Their Best Musical Guests

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 5:11 PM

"Sesame Street" is 45 years old, which is a pretty mind-blowing fact. But if you want to be even more mindblow, just dig into the archives of the show's musical guests over that time.

So we thought there would be no better way to mark the show's birthday than collecting...

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Bow Down To 2014's Best Paid Women In Music, According To Forbes

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 3:28 PM

2014 was most definitely the year to bow down to Beyoncé, at least according to Forbes.

The financial magazine's website once again listed the year's "highest earning women in music" and Beyoncé didn't just win, her $115 million nearly doubled her next highest-paid competitor. Not bad, especially since...

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Foo Fighters 'Sonic Highways' Full Album Stream (Exclusive Canadian Premiere)

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 10:20 PM

On November 10, the Foo Fighters will be releasing their 8th studio album, "Sonic Highways." But you don't need to wait. HuffPost Canada Music is proud to offer the exclusive Canadian premiere of the album.

The pre-release stream of "Sonic Highways" is now over.

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris...

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CBC's Rex Murphy Takes On Jian Ghomeshi: He Saw Q 'As A Mattress For His Ego' (VIDEO)

(148) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Jian Ghomeshi may have been sold as the face of the "new" CBC, but Rex Murphy's stern, unforgiving visage has long been the face of the public broadcaster's old guard and last night he tore into the fallen upstart during his "Point of View" segment on CBC's The National.


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Buck 65, Rapper And CBC Radio Host, Speaks Out On Sexual Harassment

(9) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Buck 65 is both a rapper and a CBC Radio 2 host best known to Drive listeners as Rich Terfry.

While out in Victoria in support of his new album "Neverlove," Terfry posted a lengthy tour diary on his Buck 65 Facebook wall in which he discusses,...

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El Mocambo Saved By Michael Wekerle Of 'Dragon's Den'

(5) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 3:04 PM

The El Mocambo, one of Canada's most historic music venues, was to take its final bow tonight, Nov. 6. But reports of the ElMo's death proved greatly exaggerated when 'Dragon's Den' star and Bay Street mogul Michael Wekerle stepped in to save the day at the last minute.

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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd's Murder Plot Charge Dropped

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 8:37 AM

AC/DC seemed to be facing its greatest challenge ever earlier this year when founding guitarist Malcolm Young's dementia forced him leave the band. But now AC/DC's Phil Rudd, has been arrested in a murder plot.

The 60-year-old drummer was arrested yesterday in his New Zealand home and has been charged...

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Naomi Klein Felt 'Impending Doom' Interviewing Ghomeshi In 1992

(54) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Since the still-growing Jian Ghomeshi story broke, people have been coming out of the woodwork claiming they knew something was amiss with the guy. But perhaps nobody has a more legitimate claim than Naomi Klein, who penned an amazing hit-piece on Ghomeshi's now-estranged band Moxy Fruvous back in 1992.


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Prince Surprise Toronto Show Rumours Spark Line-Ups At Massey Hall (UPDATE)

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:42 AM

UPDATE: Live Nation has just tweeted that there is no Prince show tonight. The barricades are being taken down at Massey Hall and the hundred of fans who have been in line since early this morning have been given no information beyond that.

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Ghomeshi Sexual Harassment Allegations At CBC Pile Up

(31) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 5:32 PM

New reports in the Toronto Star and Canadaland podcast detail further allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Ghomeshi was fired by CBC on Oct. 26, leading him to defend his "tastes in the bedroom" on Facebook and launch a $55-million wrongful dismissal...

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Strombo Speaks Out On Ghomeshi Scandal On CBC Radio 2 Show, Calls for A 'Safe Space' For Victims

(215) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 11:50 AM

"It has been a heartbreaking week," said George Stroumboulopoulos Sunday night at the onset of his three-hour "The Strombo Show" on CBC Radio 2. "I'm not naive. I know what's on people's minds. Support and love to women who stepped forward, support and love to women who feel...

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Jian Ghomeshi Sings 'All My Fans Make Me Sick' In 1996 Video

(77) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 9:11 PM

As the Jian Ghomeshi scandal unravels, more potential clues continue to surface about the former CBC host's personality. The latest dates back to 1996 via a YouTube video featuring the then-leader of Moxy Fruvous singing "All my fans make me sick / all my fans are pretty thick / I'd...

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Reva Seth Says She Was Assaulted By Jian Ghomeshi

(139) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Another woman is going public with allegations of abuse against Jian Ghomeshi. Author and lawyer Reva Seth has detailed her experience with Ghomeshi in a blog published by The Huffington Post Canada.

Seth recounts meeting the former CBC host in 2002 when she was 26 and...

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Halloween Songs: No Trick, Here's A Spooky Playlist!

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 2:45 PM

Anyone who's ever watched a horror movie knows that music enhances the thrills and chills. So what would Halloween be without a scary soundtrack to spook your night up?

But nobody wants to hear the Monster Mash again, at least not unless it's the Misfits version. So we've put together...

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Fear Not: Why I Took My Five-Year-Old on a Tour of Parliament

(7) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 4:25 PM

When my son and I stepped onto Parliament Hill Monday morning, he was immediately drawn to the centennial flame and its seemingly miraculous ability to stay lit despite the fire emerging from a water fountain.

Being five, Emile didn't understand that it was intended as a metaphor for the...

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