The Oscars

Three Examples of Contextual Advertising Done Right

Jeff Quipp | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

The Sochi Olympics, like other popular television viewing events (read: Oscars, Super Bowl) reinforced the importance and potential effectiveness of contextually relevant ads. Think of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion spot that went viral, or Proctor & Gamble's Thank You Mom commercial.

The One Thing Atheists and Fundamentalists Have in Common

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

I'm adamantly opposed to proselytizing. There are 91 different names for God in the Bible. I take that to mean that there are multiple ways of thinking of God, of connecting to His teachings. Different paths, same destination. With the advent of the Internet we've been given the gift of information at our fingertips. Telling another or even suggesting that their way of believing is wrong is to attack their identity, their very essence. There's another group who proselytize whom I find just as objectionable: Atheists. From the New Atheists to Militant Atheists.

Film's Biggest Night Had Few Surprises

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada TV

NEW YORK - With only a week to catch our breath after the lengthy cavalcade of Winter Olympics coverage, this year's Oscarcast may have seemed a refre...

The Week In Review: My Oscar Pick Is Rob Ford

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

Tonight's Academy Awards ceremony marks the end of a week of predictions about which films will take home a coveted Oscar. Myself, I'm rooting for Philomena, because it just doesn't get much better than Steve Coogan, Judi Dench and Stephen Frears all in one place. Yet if I had to put money it, I'd bet that the celeb who will be most chatted about on Monday won't be one of those three, nor Leo DiCaprio or Sandy Bullock, for that matter. My $50 is on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford being the talk of Tinseltown after attending the Oscars and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the next evening. Hollywood has never been known for nuance.

The Only Oscar Dresses Infographic You Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Style

Thank you, Mediarun Digital for doing our work for us! The company created an infographic that shows all of the Oscar dresses that have been worn b...

How to Get Yourself a Red Carpet Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.27.2014 | 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.

Oscars: The Top 10 Best Original Song Winners Ever

HuffPost Canada Music | Stuart Henderson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Music

Hollywood has incorporated pop songs in its movies ever since the advent of sound, but it only started formally recognizing their significance when th...

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.

Gourmet Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

Shelly Westgarth started her ice cream venture in 2009. With twin children about to start school, Shelley realized she had to adjust her working hours to accommodate her growing family. As a regular visitor to the Muskoka farmer's markets in summer, she identified an opportunity to make and sell gourmet Ice cream. The rest is history.

Canadawood is Born for Real

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

David Rotenberg, one of Canada's most notable acting teachers and coaches, said something in class one day that has always stuck with me. It was about...

10 Best Dressed Men on the Red Carpet

AmongMen.com | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Style
AmongMen.com

The annual Academy Awards ceremony is not only the biggest night of the year for film, it has become the biggest night of the year for fashion. Of course, the 85th annual Academy Awards festivities were filled with glamorous gowns, but here's a look at 10 gents who hit the 2013 Oscar red carpet in style.

Worst! Oscar Song Nominees! Ever!

Huffington Post Music Canada | Natalie Zina Walschots | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Music

Ever since the category for Best Original Song was introduced at the 7th Academy Awards ceremony in 1934, the award has celebrated some of the most he...

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 ...

And The Award For The Best Oscars Ice Cream Goes To...

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Living

With the 2013 Oscars on everyone's minds, there's a focus on printable ballot sheets and the glamourous red carpets — but we have your taste buds co...

SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping Babies?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This past week was both busy and relaxing -- what with V-Day, a short work week and a four day weekend to keep the kids busy. Oscar shocking, strangers slapping babies and some great new snack ideas were all things that caught my attention this week.

SavvyMom Roundup: Well Behaved Kids Get Discounts Now?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?

Why I Wouldn't Want a World Without Awards Shows

Donald D'Haene | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Award season is upon us and with it the often-heard complaints: awards are silly or they don't mean anything. Those declarations are a tad presumptuous, aren't they? After all, what is an award? A prize or other mark of recognition given in honour of an achievement.

Emma Stone's Shocking Look At The Oscar Nominations Presser

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

To say we love Emma Stone is an understatement. We want her to be our best friend, mostly because we'd like a chance to rifle through her wardrobe...

Is Angelina Jolie Pregnant?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Style

While the rest of us were busy staring at Angelina's new trademark -- her right leg, others wondered what she was really trying to hide. Rumours a...

Oscar Beauty Trends: Beauty Looks To Recreate At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Style

Whether bold or subtle, it seems like there was a look everyone could relate to at Hollywood's classiest red carpet event. The greatest accessory ...

Love At The Oscars: Which Date To Take To Which Oscar-Nominated Film

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada Living

Since their creation, movies have been synonymous with date nights, likely thanks in large part to the romantic atmosphere created by the dark, cozy s...

Ice Cream Recipes For The Oscars

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living

With the Oscars less than a week away, some people may be filling out ballots or prepping for the red carpet. But us? We're thinking about the snacks....

Celebs Dish On Their Red Carpet Underwear Selection (PHOTOS)

CP | Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Style

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Anyone who knows their Oscars knows that nominees' fashion plans are strictly top secret until the big day. They seem to be m...