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Jian Ghomeshi Arrested: Ex-CBC Host Facing Sexual Assault Charges

(181) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday in Toronto and is facing charges of four counts of sexual assault and one count of "overcome resistance - choking."

He appeared in court this afternoon. CBC's John Lancaster reported that Ghomeshi was "sitting alone in prisoner's box. White shirt, black...

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Ferguson Reaction: Rappers, Singers Speak Out, Protest After Grand Jury Decision

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Chuck D once called hip-hop the Black CNN, and while the TV version was broadcasting burning police cars and tear gas-filled streets in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision, rappers and singers were making their voices heard to add context to the images of unrest.

One of the...

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AMAs: Lorde's Most Winning Facial Expressions At The American Music Awards

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Remember how upset Beyonce got when she played that Super Bowl halftime show because the photographers caught all her fierce facial expressions on camera?

Well, Queen Bey might be all about control, but young Lorde is all about being herself, which is why she's even

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AMAS 2014: Winners, Performances And Cat Power At The American Music Awards (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 11:15 PM

The AMAs pre-show buzz may have been about how much scandalous skin would be shown during Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez's "Booty" performance, but Taylor Swift opened the night with a demure rendition of "Blank Space." It all proved big budget award show spectacles need not be sexed...

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AMAs Red Carpet: Stars Shine At The 2014 American Music Awards (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 6:37 PM

The 2014 AMAs kicked off as all award shows do, with a red carpet procession of celebs showing off their fashion sense (or lack thereof) as they make their way inside.

This year's American Music Awards boasts performances by acts ranging from Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and 5 Seconds of...

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Iggy Azalea Blasts Eminem For Threatening To Rape Her In New Song 'Vegas'

(148) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Eminem has made a career out of threatening female pop stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguillera and Mariah, but the times are changing and the 42-year-old rapper isn't.

Last week, he caused outrage by threatening to punch Lana Del Ray, but an alleged leak of his latest song...

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Cher Cancels Dressed To Kill Tour To Recover From Kidney Infection

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 10:52 AM

After postponing tour dates in September due to "an acute viral infection," Cher has now been forced to cancel the rest of her "Dressed To Kill" tour as the 68-year-old has not yet recovered

There were 28 remaining dates on the North American tour, but doctor's have told...

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

(10) 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?)

(2) 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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