Hollywood

Worst Aid: 6 Examples of Bad Hollywood Medicine

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

In the interest of saving lives from bad Hollywood medicine, and also with the goal of providing a little bit of entertainment, here are the top Hollywood medical malpractices that drive me crazy.

America's Got its Mojo Back

Diane Francis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The vibe at this week's Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles was certainly more upbeat than a few months ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The difference is that Davos is a global event and world prospects are not necessarily a great story, while the Milken confab is distinctly American and the facts are that the U.S. is back on top.

On Kimmel's Show, Ford Was the Epitome of Grace Under Pressure

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Initially I had my concerns with Mayor Ford agreeing to be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show. But I should not have worried. Despite facing a barrage of good-humored jokes, embarrassing videos of past foibles and probing questions, Ford comported himself calmly and coolly with good humor. Grace under pressure. Verdict: Kimmel may have won on comic points, but Ford did not embarrass himself. Nor did he embarrass the city of Toronto. I still think Ford is the man to beat.

Post-Oscar Chatter Shows That Young Women Need to Grow Up

Joan Sutton | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

Little sisters, you make your own society. If you want to pluck and plump, do it. If you don't, don't. If you love your pecs and abs, fine. If you don't mind a little jiggle, that's fine too. If you think that having a face lift will get or keep a lover, get thyself to a psychiatrist. If you don't like the look of your neck, be like me and follow the example of Nora Ephron: wear a turtleneck.

How to Get Yourself a Red Carpet Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

The Oscars is where we celebrate the best of the best in film -- the spine-tingling performances, the cream of the crop. You want the best of the best for your career too, and so why not look to the Oscars for a little inspiration. Here are six tips to help you create a career that's an Oscar worthy show-stopping success.

Why Today's TV Stars Are Bigger Than Movie Stars

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

I doubt any kid is out there cutting posters or ads out of their daily newspaper. I mean, it's probably because there are no kids reading daily newspapers anymore. They don't need newspapers to see outside their living room anymore. And they don't need movies, either.

Does This Trendy Parenting Style Actually Get Results?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Treating babies like adults makes them, in a sense, your equal, which is where I think the theory loses the last of its credibility. In order to raise them, guide them, and (gasp) discipline them, there has to be a clear line of who is really in charge. And if they're not clear on that as infants, good luck when they get older.

Belated Film Review: The 10th Anniversary of 'Kill Bill' and My Tribute to Quentin Tarantino

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

In Tarantino's films, you're always brought to the ledge and hung there for 180 minutes. The hammer always drops, just maybe not in the way you thought it would. Nothing goes unpunished. Nothing goes unrewarded, either.

Five Things Hollywood Pretends Are Affordable

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

If you spend a lot of time watching movies, you begin to notice a trend: movies are about Average Joes. Yet it seems Hollywood apparently would have us believe that John Q. Public has easy access to all the things people with money tend to be doing. Here's a list of five examples of pricey things that we keep seeing Average Janes doing on TV and in the movies.

The #1 Secret to Making Things Happen for You

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Tanya Raheel

Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its se...

"Elysium" Got the Future of Humanity All Wrong

Steve Lafleur | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

If you are reading this article, you are surely one of the One Percentâ„¢. After all, technology only accrues to the world's wealthiest, right? If the message of Elysium were true, then yes. But it's not. As anyone who has given this more than a moment's thought realizes, technology isn't something simply the wealthy enjoy.

Q and A With Mamie Van Doren

Donald D'Haene | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Mamie Van Doren, the American actress, model, singer and sex symbol was born Feb. 6, 1933. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7057 Hollyw...

Passion Pit, Silver Linings Playbook: Bipolar Singer Says Movie Exploits Mental Illness

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Music

Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos took to Twitter Sunday prior to the Academy Awards to chastise the film "Silver Linings Playbook" for its po...

The Ultimate Girls' Getaway: LA During Awards Season

Ilona Biro | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Ilona Biro

"Are they ready for us, Mom?" asked my 10 year-old daughter Maya, 'they' being the glamorous residents of Hollywood. We had just landed at LAX, about ...

Jodie Foster's Closet is None of Your Damn Business

Kathleen Smith | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

To those who expected Foster to announce publicly that she is gay, the speech was likely a disappointment. Certainly celebrity news opportunists like Harvey Levin and Perez Hilton were deleting hastily written posts for their websites when Foster said little more than "I'm single" as her big announcement. The subsequent outcry from some in the LGBTQ was perhaps far more surprising than Foster's refusal to publicly come out.

The 103-Year-Old Who Feels 20

Marcia Barhydt | Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marcia Barhydt

Carla Laemmle, the niece of then Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle, marks her 103rd birthday with a party at the Silent Movie Theatre. So what is Laemmle's secret to longevity? "I never thought about age," she explained. "I always had a feeling that I was in my 20s."

An Afternoon with Harry Belafonte

Julian Vigo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada
Julian Vigo

I caught up Harry Belafonte at a press conference at the Locarno Film Festival. Mr. Belafonte spoke eloquently about the very important role that art plays in politics, his roots in social activism, music and theatre, and about our common humanity.

Meet the Broadway Composer With a Hassidic Soul

Mira Sucharov | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music
Mira Sucharov

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died recently, may be the last of the Broadway-Hollywood composers with a Hassidic soul. Hamlisch wasn't Hassidic of course -- he grew up in a Reform Temple and didn't appear to be particularly observant. But at its core, Hamlisch's search for the perfect melody calls up the emotional and connective power of a good tune that the Hassidic tradition knows so much about.

How Surgery Turns Women into Fembots

Jocelyne Robert | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Living
Jocelyne Robert

All over the world, we're slipping towards uniformity. A new "perfect" face, born of the research of cosmetic surgeons, will become the absolute ideal of beauty. The human face has become a construction site. We sculpt human flesh like we did the stones for Mount Rushmore. What kind of sense of identity can we have with a body that has no link to the original me?

Should Mothers Get Presents Post-Birth?

Karen Cleveland | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

The concept of the "push present" is sweeping delivery rooms all over North America. Notionally, I get it. A proud new father witnesses the love of his life enduring the miracle of birth and wants to give her something nice for her hardship/efforts/bravery/magic. But are push presents now a thing?

World's Sexiest Beaches: Guess Which Ones Made Our List

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Travel

A nice beach isn't difficult to find. Let's face it, sometimes any old pile of sand near a nice body of water on a nice day will do. Especially if...

The Most Stylish, Prominent Male Celebs Of 2011

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Style

Hollywood's leading ladies aren't the only ones who made some style and star power headway this year. In 2011, there were plenty of men who brought sa...

Viral Videos: Cute Animals, Re-Animations and a Japanese Game Show

Nat & Marie | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Nat & Marie

This week we got some solid contenders with no twist endings. Cute animals, hilarious re-animations and to start it all off, there's a video from Japan. No description is available, necessary or even possible for this clip, but, trust me, you'll love it.

45 Is The New 30: The Hottest Women At 45

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Living

Is 45 the new 30? Halle Berry, arguably one of the world's most beautiful mothers, celebrated her 45th birthday last month at the beach, wearing a...