first_imgTriple platinum artist, Waka Flocka Flame performed in front of a sold out B.B. King’s crowd to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, in celebration of his “No Hands” single, which amassed 3 million in total sales.A plethora of artists (Swizz Beatz, Maino, Wooh Da Kid, Wyclef, Erick Sermon, and Raekwon) performed sets of their past and present hits to the engaging crowd. Records such as “Ruff Ryders Anthem”, “C.R.E.A.M”, “Incarcerated Scarfaces, and “Music” took the 90’s generation-based crowd on a walk down memory lane.Waka’s introduction for the night came courtesy of Swizz Beatz, prior to performing smash hits such as “Round Of Applause” and “Hard In The Paint”. The crowd sang in unison with Waka as this performance neared its finale.last_img read more

first_imgTune in to President Clinton’s Facebook page tomorrow, August 7, at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PST for a live conversation from South Africa.Embrace Tomorrow with Bill ClintonPresident Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele of the Nelson Mandela Foundation will lead an interactive dialogue from Pretoria about how we can all take action to change the world for the better – inspired by Nelson Mandela’s belief in the possibility of tomorrow.You can watch live on Facebook.com/BillClinton and ask questions using the hashtag #EmbraceTmrw.The event will also feature African change makers who are working to take positive action and give back to their communities: Kave Bulambo, Director and Founder, Women Across Borders; Zethu Ngceza, External Relations Coordinator, Ubuntu Education Fund; Shaka Sisulu, Founder of Cheesekids; Hadeel Ibrahim, Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Equity Bank; and Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless.Please submit questions and share how you’re changing the world for the better using the hashtag #EmbraceTmrw – on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – before, during, and after the event.last_img read more

first_imgSean Hepburn Ferrer – Chair of UNICEF’S Audrey Hepburn Society and the son of actress Audrey Hepburn – is the latest public figure to join the growing global Everyone Matters campaign, which advocates for everyone’s right to be who they are, without judgment, shame or attack.Sean Hepburn Ferrer Supports Everyone Matters“To feel our humanity is to care about others, who they are, how they feel – or as my mother Audrey Hepburn used to say, ‘Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.’”Sean Hepburn Ferrer has offered his support to the inaugural global “Everyone Matters Day” on April 2, 2014, which is being officially recognizing with resolutions or proclamations by London, Los Angeles, Dublin, San Francisco, Washington, DC., Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Portland, the State of Maine, and others to be announced.Mr. Ferrer has divided his energy and talents between film production and philanthropy – having just been named Rare Disease Ambassador for 2014, as well as serving as Chair of UNICEF’s Audrey Hepburn Society.Sean Hepburn Ferrer joins the following roster of leaders who support the humanitarian message of Everyone Matters, and have penned personal statements for the campaign: Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, General Colin Powell, Kevin Spacey, Tom Brokaw, HH the Dalai Lama, Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Natalie Portman, Jeff Skoll, Craig Newmark, Debra Messing, Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Christina Aguilera, Deepak Chopra, Dame Judi Dench, Betty White, Fran Drescher and Chris Kluwe.Everyone Matters is a big-tent campaign joining global figures, leading organizations, local governments and the public in advocating for everyone’s right to dignity and respect, and to be allowed to be who they are – without judgment, shame or attack – including ourselves. The tagline of the global dignity movement is “It’s time to stop judging others – and ourselves!”A cultural phenomenon, Everyone Matters is mushrooming both online via social media and in local communities, with a total reach of 55 million on Facebook and 165,000 followers around the globe. An estimated 100 schools in the U.S. and beyond will have organized “Everyone Matters Day” for 2013-2014, with such activities as the “I Am!” pride-in-identity PhotoBooth and VideoWall, where students hold up hand-written signs proclaiming anything about themselves they want to affirm; the “24-Hour Challenge” to not judge in thought or action for the entire day; and the “Letting Go of Judgment Tree” or “Act of Kindness Tree,” in which students collectively share names they’ve been called, or called others, and then “let it go,” or record moments of kindness to others.The power – and success – of Everyone Matters is its humanistic, universal yet personal approach. The campaign advocates on behalf of everyone’s right to be who they are, regardless of gender, age, weight, skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical limitations – combined with the intertwined message that affirms pride in identity.Leading organizations supporting Everyone Matters include The Special Olympics, The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Association of American Colleges and Universities, NAACP, National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Museum of Tolerance, Association of American People with Disabilities, National Organization of Women, UN Women National Committee United States, GLAAD, The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Student Affairs Administrators, Equality Now!, National Hispanic Media Coalition, MTV’s A THIN LINE Campaign, National Partnership for Women & Families, Asian American Justice Center, Network National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.The Everyone Matters campaign was founded by social entrepreneur and journalist HeathCliff Rothman, whose previous social media civic engagement campaign was Film Your Issue (FYI). FYI was an issue -driven short film competition with a stellar roster of media partners and jurists that included then-Senator Barack Obama, Walter Cronkite, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as YouTube, Microsoft, Yahoo!, MSNBC, MySpace, AOL, MTV and others.last_img read more

first_imgThe Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the world’s most promising cancer research, hosted a special evening – the “This Is It” Gala – on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 6.30pm at the stunning Parrish Art Museum at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY.Nearly 250 guests were in attendance of the event in support of the 10th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament held from August 22 – 24, 201, raising $1.5 million in support of prostate cancer research.This Is It was a fun evening of cocktails, dining, quizzes and dancing which included a surprise show by Grammy Award-winning artist Kenny Loggins, who performed many of his favorite hits like “Footloose” and “Danger Zone”. Guests celebrated twenty years of the advances made in the fight against prostate cancer by PCF. In his audience address, Founder and Chairman Michael Milken said the organization had raised $50.6 million in 2013, a new high-water mark for the organization. Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, trustee of the Charles Evans Foundation which partners with PCF, gave a moving speech in memory of her husband Charles.PCF’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan W. Simons, MD thanked the audience for their support, saying “investment in ideas can change everything”. He said the day in which the disease could be a considered a chronic but manageable condition, instead of a life sentence, is becoming “closer than ever”. Guests viewed an audiovisual which remembered many inspiring individuals who had lost a battle with cancer, including Wade Thompson, Lou Rawls, Leslie Misrock and Jerry Orbach.During the auction, five guests – Seth Bernstein, John Paulson, David H. Koch, Steve Schwarzman and Anonymous – donated $75,000 for three years, a total of $225,000, in sponsorship of the PCF’s young researchers program. Others contributed $25,000 to which David H. Koch generously added $150,000. A total of $1.5 million was raised at the Gala in support of cancer research, making up part of the $2.5 million in total raised over the entire weekend.The event was hosted by: Michael and Lori Milken, David and Sybil Yurman, David and Julia Koch, Glenn and Jennifer Myles, Miles Nadal (MDC Partners), Richard and Karen LeFrak, Don and Catie Marron, Danny and Sheila Rosenblum, and Mort Zuckerman.last_img read more

first_imgNominations are open for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a new annual international humanitarian award to be given to a person or a group of people who put themselves at risk to enable others to survive.From July to October, a designated portal on www.100Lives.com/Prize will allow individuals to submit nominations for candidates they believe have overcome great personal challenges to make an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.To evaluate the submitted nominations, the Aurora Prize has gathered together an acclaimed group of people to serve on its Selection Committee, including Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney; Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel, Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President and CEO of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; and President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian. All of them are accomplished in a diverse range of fields, but are united in their commitment to the principles of humanitarianism.“We are calling for nominations of lesser known yet inspirational stories of courage and intervention,” said Aurora Prize Co-Founder, Ruben Vardanyan, an Armenia-born philanthropist. “We want to honor those who risk their own safety because of a heightened sense of humanity and responsibility and support life-saving causes in a tangible way.”The Aurora Prize is the philanthropic vision of Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, the co-founders of 100 LIVES, an initiative expressing gratitude to the individuals and institutions whose heroic actions saved Armenian lives during the Genocide 100 years ago. 100 LIVES seeks to share remarkable stories of saviors and survivors and celebrate the strength of the human spirit. Together they are seeking to build a humanitarian movement by drawing attention to the issues faced by the world’s most vulnerable and reward individuals and organizations that work to address those issues in a substantial and consequential manner.“Sadly, tragic issues and events continue to plague the world’s populations,” said Aurora Prize Co-Chair George Clooney. “This Prize seeks to draw the world’s attention to some of the remarkable efforts being undertaken to help save the world’s most vulnerable from humanitarian crises happening around the globe.”The winner will be honored with a US$100,000 award, as well as a US$1,000,000 grant to be donated to a charitable organization that inspired their work. This is consistent with the spirit of the Prize and allows the recipient to continue the cycle of giving. Nominations may span a broad range of sectors in the non-profit field, including economic development, public health, law, government and education.“The Aurora Prize is designed to make a real difference to the causes that motivate people to risk their health, liberty, reputation, or livelihood to help others to survive and thrive,” said Aurora Prize Co-Chair Elie Wiesel. “What distinguishes this Prize from others is the legacy this award will create through investing in the organizations that inspire acts of humanity.”Mr. Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize to the winning recipient during a ceremony to be held April 24, 2016 in Yerevan, Armenia.Nominations can be submitted from July to October 1, 2015 at www.100Lives.com/Prize.last_img read more

first_imgHow2Girl, iHeart radio host and DIY expert Courtney Sixx put her new role as an official ambassador to www.BrightPink.Org to good use this weekend when she partnered with CEO of www.MKGrayse.Com Kelly Gray in order to raise funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer.Nikki Sixx, Robin McGraw, Courtney Sixx and Grayse CEO Kelly GrayCredit/Copyright: Douglas DobsonAlmost 200 guests supported the event and shopped the pink collection which was specifically designed by Kelly Gray who will generously donate 20% of all sales to the charity.“When Courtney asked me to donate, there was no hesitation at all from me, it is such a great cause and we are honored to support it.” Said Gray.The cause is very special to Courtney as she recently experienced it first hand with a close family member.“Everyone has a passion or a connection to something that makes them want to get involved, give back and help make some changes,” she said. “I have a history of breast cancer in my family and when my step mom was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and was given months to live our whole family was blindsided, heartbroken and scared to death. Now by the grace of god and the top doctors at Cedars- Sinai, my step-mom Leslie is in remission and slowly but surely getting her life back. I am beyond proud to be working with such a terrific organization as Bright Pink and will help get the message out there to raise funds in any way I can. Partnering with Grayse has been a terrific start.”Courtney’s husband, rock legend Nikki Sixx, was on hand to support his wife, as was Robin McGraw.Guests enjoyed donated wine from www.onehopewine.com and speciality drinks by www.VeevLife.Com.last_img read more

first_imgZachary Levi and David Coleman’s uber brand The Nerd Machine is bringing fan favorite NERD HQ back to the New Children’s Museum.This marks the sixth year for NERD HQ to set up camp in downtown San Diego for the annual SDCC weekend. NERD HQ brings the nerd community a four-day haven to connect, recharge and enhance their Con experience. This year’s guests can look forward to a return of the preeminent “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, as well as over 160 hands-on gaming experiences on both PC and console brought to you by AMD and Xbox, and a VR experience brought to you by Oculus.NERD HQ is excited to announce a reteaming with gaming partner AMD and this year’s new co-headline sponsor, Xbox. This new sponsorship will bring combined 13 playable titles which includes Battlefield 1 courtesy of EA and DICE, playable on 64 PC’s powered by AMD, and Xbox One hands-on gameplay experiences including Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Titanfall 2, Dead Rising 4, ReCore and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and many more. Fans will also get to experience several new PC games from The Square Enix Collective including The Turing Test & Black the Fall.NERD HQ will see the expansion of the fan experience with a new VR gaming lounge, in partnership with Oculus and AMD. Located on the upper level, players can get hands on with a range of VR experiences all playable with the new Oculus Rift.The fan favorite philanthropic panel series “Conversations for a Cause” will once again be positioned on the lower level in a dedicated enhanced auditorium. The annual panel series has given fans unique opportunities to have sometimes surprising, intimate experiences with their favorite celebrities. Previous panels have played host to some of the biggest names in pop-culture like Joss Whedon, William Shatner, Tom Hiddleston, Tatiana Maslany, Nathan Fillion, Sophie Turner, Andrew Lincoln, Jeff Bridges, Seth Green, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Guillermo Del Toro, Vin Diesel, Kellan Lutz, Dylan O’Brien and Norman Reedus, just to name a few. Tickets for panels are $22, and all proceeds raised through ticket sales go directly to non-profit Operation Smile whose mission is to help improve the health and lives of children across the world. For 2016, all of the panels will be streamed live on multiple platforms, including Facebook, IGN, AMD & the Nerd Machine YouTube Channel, NerdMachineTV.The NERD HQ APP and website have undergone a complete rebuild. Guests will be able to pre-register for Nerd HQ, secure gameplay sessions, and link to Brown Paper Tickets to purchase seats for “Conversations for a Cause” panels. Fans who cannot make the event can watch the entire lineup through an integrated NERD HQ YouTube channel. The Nerd HQ website has also been updated and features all of the same functionality as the Nerd HQ App. ( thenerdmachine.com/nerdhq ) The Nerd HQ app will be available to download on iOS and Android in early July.NERD HQ welcomes newest sponsor Johnson & Johnson in 2016. The merging of the company’s popular ‘Donate a Photo” app and NERD HQ’s popular “Smiles for Smiles” campaign, will offer fans a new opportunity to raise funds for Operation Smile. Whether it’s through the APP or onsite at NERD HQ for every photo uploaded, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to Operation Smile.Live.Me will also be on board as a brand partner for NERD HQ. Live.Me is the live broadcasting app that has found its home in the top 10 app list after only launching in April of 2016. It allows fans to share virtual gifts to broadcasters, which can be redeemed for cash. The App will give fans exclusive access to celebrity interviews from the “Conversations for a Cause” green room, along with an insiders look at all action at NERD HQ. In an effort to raise more awareness and support for Operation Smile, all proceeds raised on the official NERD HQ Live.me channel from July 21-24 will go directly to the organization. Be sure to follow all the excitement at NERD HQ by downloading Live.Me and following The Nerd Machine.NERD HQ will also partner for the first time with Hallmark, which is debuting its new pop-up shop experience, PopMinded, This experience will offer a curated selection of Hallmark’s most popular products, including Keepsake Ornaments, featuring iconic pop culture brands. Fans can also purchase a limited edition exclusive Classic TV Series Batman, part of a new line called Squeelys, pick up free limited edition buttons from the itty bittys line, and can participate in building a live mural during the four day event.Fan’s can expect NERD HQ to once again be the destination for the best dance parties in town. This year NERD HQ will bring back the popular Fan Party on Thursday, the exclusive NERD PARTY on Friday, and a final “Dance the Night Away” farewell party on Saturday night to wrap up the weekend.For the latest information on Nerd HQ 2016 at the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego, click here.last_img read more

first_imgThis month, Helen Woodward Animal Center will once again unite with animal welfare proponents and organizations worldwide for the 4th Annual Remember Me Thursday.2016 Remember Me Thursday Official Spokesperson Pauley Perrette with rescue pups, Rosie, Grace and BugHonored on the fourth Thursday of September, the campaign asks pet lovers and animal rescue groups to create an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Grassroots candle-lighting ceremonies and a global avalanche of social media buzz will shine a light on the millions of homeless animals still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. Now some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to the cause, including CBS’ NCIS star, Pauley Perrette, who has been named the 2016 Official Spokesperson for the campaign. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the world to join with these philanthropic celebrities and to be a part of this very special day, Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.Video: Remember Me Thursday 2016 Spokesperson – Pauley PerretteAs the campaign’s 2016 Official Spokesperson, Pauley Perrette is best known for her role as the brilliant but offbeat forensic scientist “Abby Sciuto” on CBS’ NCIS (2003), the #1-rated drama in the world. She is also a published writer, singer and civil rights advocate, in addition to co-owner of the “Donna Bell’s Bake Shop” in Manhattan, which is named after her late mother. But it is Perrette’s passion for rescue pets that drew her to the campaign.“It is so important that we give homeless animals loving forever homes,” stated the star. “We save them, but they end up saving us. The greatest joys I’ve experienced in my life have been from my rescued pets. As Official Spokesperson of the Remember Me Thursday campaign I have the opportunity to give a voice to these beautiful creatures.”Perrette leads an impressive list of celebrity supporters also aligning themselves with Remember Me Thursday. Notable personalities, professional athletes, pet behaviorists and social media pet stars have signed on as “luminaries,” committing to share their thoughts on pet adoption in videos and via their social media accounts throughout the campaign. At press time, 50+ influential luminaries have joined the cause, including:Notable Film, TV and Stage Personalities: Alan Cumming, Adam Gaynor, Andie MacDowell, Ashley Bell, Bellamy Young, Beth Stern, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Carrie Ann Inaba (2015 Official Spokesperson), Christian Siriano, Coco Austin, Courtney Lopez, Diane Keaton, Elaine Hendrix, Emmy Perry, Eric Roberts, Holly Madison, Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed, J.R. Martinez, Katherine Heigl (2014 Official Spokesperson), Kathy Najimy, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Kristin Chenoweth, Lou Wegner, Mark Steines, Pauley Perrette (2016 Official Spokesperson), Stephen Kramer Glickman, Wil Wheaton, Wynonna Judd, and Zach Ward.Professional Athletes: Anze Kopitar (LA Kings), Bryan Bickell (Chicago Blackhawks), David Backes (Boston Bruins), Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays), Jeff Carter (LA Kings), Joey Logano (NASCAR), Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay Rays), Liam Hendriks (Oakland A’s), Mark Buehrle, Ryan Newman (NASCAR).Animal Specialty Celebrities: Jackson Galaxy, Dr. Marty Becker, Tamar Geller, and Victoria Stilwell.Animal Celebrities: Alien Cat Matilda, Choupette Lagerfeld, Cole and Marmalade, Justin Fire Survivor, Lil BUB, Norbert, Paddington, Pumpkin the Raccoon, Sauerkraut Kitty, Tuna, Vito Vincent, Wolfgang2242, and Worried Cat.Remember Me Thursday was established in 2013 by Helen Woodward Animal Center President and CEO Mike Arms. Moved by the staggering statistic of the 3.4 million homeless pets who lose their lives each year in the U.S., Arms put out a call to rescue organizations in an attempt to create a global awareness campaign. As creator of the International Pet Adoptathon and the International Home 4 the Holidays program (placing over 12 million pets in homes since 1999), he was able to send out an expansive request and the response was significant.Now in its fourth year, Remember Me Thursday has been supported by 164 countries with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 500 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, or lighting a virtual candle. The enormous swell of celebrity support has resulted in the topic trending on both Facebook and Twitter, garnering more than 500 million social media impressions.To be a part of the 2016 Remember Me Thursday campaign, individuals and animal welfare organizations are encouraged to get the entire world talking about pet adoption on Thursday, September 22nd, by tweeting, tagging, posting and sharing the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday.NEW THIS YEAR: Animal-lovers can win life-saving funds, toys and food for adoptable pets looking for forever families at their favorite non-profit, pet adoption organization. To enter the Remember Me Thursday Social Media Contest, simply upload your rescue pet’s photo and story to the #RememberTheRescue Photo Wall for a chance to win!last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement A love for bags and accessories spurred the development of what would eventually come to be known as INZURI Co.Starting with the identification of the features and functions that would make an ideal piece, INZURI Co began to focus on the ones that were most important. Portability and luxury are the key underlying functions, that lead INZURI Co to pursue the development of a line of luggage and accessories .Taking from Swahili (Kenya’s official language) we settled on a word, that encapsulates the type of products that we intended to produce. The result?  “INZURI” – meaning stylish or good looking. PHILOSOPHYWith a focus on high quality materials and the best craftsmanship, INZURI Co set out to produce our premiere line. Taking guidance from our homeland of Kenya, we endeavored to identify methods and tools from within our environment that would assist with this process.Each item is made from 100% locally sourced quality materials that are naturally treated and lovingly crafted into the pieces found in our lines.Our craftsmen draw on years of experience to hand craft each item ensuring a firm attention to detail and material manipulation. Each item is meticulously thought through and created to provide a sense of luxury and function for its userOUR CREATIONCreating that ideal piece that transcends a single use is something that INZURI Co focuses on when developing the pieces that will eventually comprise our lines. INZURI Co set out to create items that would grow with the user, taking on their mark and enhancing their lifestyle.  INZURI Co products are fully hand crafted and feature only the finest materials.Focusing on creating pieces that will provide function over time means that the materials chosen should enhance themselves with age and use. Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Heavy Scarves” by Fatuma Adar“Fourth Son of Fourth Wife” by Natalie Appleton“The Inequity Workers” by Afua Asantewaa“The Monster You Know You Are” by Sarah Bennett“Father Knew Best” by Donna Besel“Ducks Are Rising” by Jocie Brooks“What Lies in Sight of the Teller” by Susan Buis“Practising Grief” by Julie Butler“Coyote Moon” by Deborah Carr“Six Breaths” by Emily Casali“Adaptation” by Leslie A. Davidson“The Space Between Graves” by Chelsea Derksen“Based on a True Story” by Mafoya Dossoumon“The Archaeologist’s Last Visit” by Machenka Eriksen“Big Timber Small Trout” by Paul Fitzgerald“Saturn’s Return” by Jessie Fletcher“Dead Inside” by D.E. Graham“Because We’re Not at the Ocean” by Christine Higdon“George Orwell and the State of My Personal Happiness” by Glen Johnson Twitter The next winner of the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize will be found among this list of 32 Canadian writers, which includes journalists Judith Timson and Spencer Osberg, visual artist Julie Butler and designer Laura Mensinga.Here is the complete list of finalists:center_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Macdonald works in lots of invented Lorne Michaels anecdotes that include their fake shared morphine addiction and Macdonald’s incessant stalking of cast member Sarah Silverman. Advertisement Norm Macdonald, Canadian-born standup comedian, writer, producer and actor, doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story in his “memoir.”But that’s not a bad thing if you want to deliver a belly laugh. Macdonald stretches the truth in Based on a True Story like the elastic on a pair of cheap briefs.The Canadian export tells readers that he got his start as a fresh-faced 21-year-old on the Ottawa stage of Yuk Yuk’s standup comedy club. He’s best known for his five seasons on Saturday Night Live and for anchoring the popular Weekend Update segment of that show. FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2008 file photo, actor and comedian Norm MacDonald is shown at the “Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)center_img Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgJoe Fresh to Launch Extended Sizes for Fall 2017 (CNW Group/Loblaw Companies Limited – Joe Fresh) Facebook Advertisement Advertisement About Joe FreshEssential Style. Exceptional Value. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh offers accessible, modern design in lifestyle collections for women, men and children. Today one of Canada’s leading fashion retailers, Joe Fresh brings a contemporary point of view to everyday wardrobe favourites full of colour, polish and thoughtful details. In categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and beauty, Joe Fresh provides quality and style for the entire family. In Canada, Joe Fresh products are available in more than 1,450 retail locations; including over 350 Loblaw locations, 1,100 Shoppers Drugmart locations, 11 freestanding Joe Fresh stores and JoeFresh.com. Joe Fresh is also available internationally through local partners in countries such as Mexico, the Philippines and the United States. For more information, please visit joefresh.com TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2017  – Joe Fresh is pleased to announce their expansion into extended sizes with their Fall collection. Women can enjoy Fall’s must-haves in everything from polished floral pieces to modern moto jackets. The collection of bold designs will launch online and in-stores on August 11th and will offer sizes 0-22 (XS – 3X); with all sizes at the same great price.“We are thrilled to expand our womenswear line and now offer a selection of our favourite styles in extended sizes,” said President Ian Freedman. “As our brand continues to evolve, we are committed to providing our customers with products that suit their needs while delivering the same style and value.”The brand’s Fall campaign celebrates the relationships we cherish most, whether it is the bond between mother and child, as seen with model Tara Lynn and her infant son, or the close-knit friendship between models Arlenis Sosa and Toni Garrn. Family is at the core of the Fall campaign and collection, delivering wardrobing solutions for women, men, kids and baby at this busy time of year.center_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

first_imgViewers might not have caught his name in the closing credits, but William Whitehead – versatile, brainy, witty, loyal, hugely productive – helped create many of the CBC’s most acclaimed documentary programs in a career spanning five decades.Having obtained a BSc and master’s degree in biology from the University of Saskatchewan, with a published thesis on the musculature of the black widow spider, he proved a godsend to CBC-TV’s award-winning flagship science program The Nature of Things. He wrote more than 100 episodes of the award-winning series. With equal authority and fluency, he could script a show about why the fluids of our bodies – tears, blood, sweat – are salty like the sea, or how a group of Mayans escaped being Christianized and still carry on their ancient belief system, or how a certain monkey sub-species follows a matriarchal social structure.He adapted Farley Mowat’s controversial Sea of Slaughter and wrote two of the eight episodes of A Planet for the Taking, the landmark 1985 series filmed over three years around the world that questioned whether humans are the most important species on the planet. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment William (Bill) Whitehead in Paris, June 2011. (TREVOR GREEN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)last_img read more

first_imgV-Wars is an upcoming web television series on Netflix. The series, which stars Ian Somerhalder, is based on the print anthology series of the same name, Edited by Jonathan Maberry, and was ordered straight-to-series in April 2018.The series has started filming in Sudbury and Toronto. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CAST AND CHARACTERSIan Somerhalder as Dr. Luther SwannAdrian Holmes as Michael FayneJacky Lai as Kaylee VoPeter Outerbridge as Calix NiklosLaura Vandervoort as MilaKyle Breitkopf as DezKimberly-Sue Murray as Danika.FOLLOW EMMANUEL AND TRISH ON SOCIAL MEDIAEMMANUEL KABONGOFACEBOOK Professional Page: https://www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-Kabongo-194400842480FACEBOOK Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/EmmKabIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3580974/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/EmmanuelkabongoINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/emmkab/WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_KabongoTRISH RAINONEIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5232957/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TrishRainone?lang=enINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/trishrainone1/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/trish.rainone Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Facebook So I attended a TIFF Party! To help those who couldn’t make it feel like they were there, I completed this comprehensive post-party questionnaire.What was the party for?A private dinner with the cast of Destroyer ahead of the film’s premiere. Nicole Kidman Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment What brands were present as partners?Grey Goose and Soho House.Which celebrities were supposed to be in attendance?Destroyer stars Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Tatiana Maslany and Shamier Anderson, as well as the director Karyn Kusama.HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE PARTYAll photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Nicole Kidman Fred Berger Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman Sebastian Stan, Karyn Kusama and Fred Berger Sebastian Stan Shamier Anderson and James Jordan Tatiana Maslany and Shamier Anderson Chef Ludo Lefebvre and Nicole Kidman Which celebs did you actually spot?All of the above except Josh Lyman—ahem—Bradley Whitford.Having seen said celebrities, what did you learn about them? How did they seem? How are they doing, you know?Nicole Kidman is incredibly gracious and attentive, the kind of person who, when she’s talking to you, looks right into your eyes and actually listens to what you’re saying. Sebastian Stan looks older and more rugged—in a very good way—in person than on screen.Describe the general vibe.A low-key, intimate dinner with a steady, low buzz of conversation and the kind of dim lighting that makes everyone look supremely attractive.Food? Cocktails?Famed LA chef Ludo Lefebvre was flown over specially for the dinner, and the meal—served family-style—was incredibly delicious: salmon with sorrel sauce and rice pilaf, market vegetable ratatouille, roast chicken, and steak au poivre with frites. The buttery salad served with the chicken, in particular, was superb, as was the Grey Goose espresso martini, dubbed The Sequel in honour of TIFF.Please repeat one conversation you overheard.“He smells amazing, like cardamom mint tea.”If you had to title the party as if it were a film, what would it be called?Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?By Pahull Bainslast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A new wax figure of recording artist Drake appears at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, Nevada in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Key Lime Photography) TORONTO — Drake’s Las Vegas residency is already drawing fans to Sin City, and now they’ll have a chance to get even closer to one of his most meme-worthy performances.Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has unveiled a new wax figure in Toronto rapper’s likeness that places him on the set of his famous “Hotline Bling” music video.The museum says the interactive display will give visitors an opportunity to “create their very own, Insta-worthy videos alongside Champagne Papi himself.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook “Hotline Bling,” one of Drake’s most iconic visual projects, inspired countless memes when it was released in the summer of 2015, including ones that referenced Star Wars and superimposed a tennis racket in his hands.Drake is now a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/0eI8sOIfsR— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) June 19, 2019But Madame Tussauds will leave it up to the imaginations of Drake fans to find new ways to pose with the wax figure, which is dressed in a signature OVO sweatshirt, jeans, Timberlands and an imitation gold Rolex watch.The museum says the wax figure stands in front of a backdrop of “dynamic” colour sequences similar to those in the video, which were inspired by artist James Turrell’s work with light and hue. The set has motion-activated music with an exaggerated bass.Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located at the shopping district of The Venetian hotel.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group have announced new allies in their international fight against a billion dollar sale of private forestry lands.Already in front of an international human rights tribunal on Canada’s inability to come to fair treaties, the HTG argues this sale would constitute a violation of their human rights.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsSASKATOON–The preliminary hearing in the death of Evander Lee Daniels has wrapped up.Daniels was 22 months old when he drowned in a bathtub last year. Daniels was living in an overcrowded foster home when he died.A Saskatchewan judge has now ruled that there is enough evidence to go to trial.The boy’s foster mother, Eunice Wudrich is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and endangering the life of a child.The boy’s father, Chris Martell says he looks foward to seeing justice for his son.Wudrich will be tried by jury, but not date has yet been set for the trial.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN has learned that prospecting companies could soon have free-reign on reserve lands.That’s because the Federal Government is re-vamping it’s mining regulations.APTN‘s Annette Francis has the details.last_img

first_img(Samson Cree Nation blocks Alberta highway Wednesday. Photo credit: @KorenLE)APTN National News EDMONTON–Dozens of Samson Cree Nation members have blocked an Alberta highway as part of a blockade in support of Idle No More and Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto reports from the scene that people have occupied the road, shutting it down.The Samson Cree Nation issued a statement Tuesday saying the blockade of provincial Hwy 2A would begin at 11:15 a.m. local time and run until 12:15 p.m. The blockade will shut down a portion of the highway between Hwy 611 West and the Pe Sakastew Correctional Centre, the statement said.The statement said the blockade will be peaceful.“Pipes will be lifted in support of Idle No More,” said the statement. “The presence of the pipe signifies the pipe laws of gentleness, compassion and mutual respect.”On Monday, thousands of people across the country took the streets in support of Indigenous rights under the banner of IdleNoMore. The next day, on Tuesday, Spence began her hunger strike which she says will continue until Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Queen Elizabeth II agree to a treaty meeting with First Nations leaders.“We are taking this opportunity, coinciding with the 12th hour of the 12th day of the December 2012, to bring awareness to First Nation’s opposition to legislation proposed by the Harper government,” said the statement, posted on the band’s website. “We also want people to bring attention to the hunger strike started…by Chief Theresa Spence.”The statement said the Harper government is pushing a number of pieces of legislation that “directly undermines First Nations’ right of self-determination.”last_img read more