Posts tagged "canada"

Beyonce College Course To Debut At A University In Canada This Fall

To all of you Canadians who have been dying to study the Queen of the world, now is your chance.
A course on Queen Bey herself is now being offered by the University of Waterloo in Canada for the Fall 2015 semester.
The actual name of the course is “Gender and Performance” with Beyonce a…

Katrin Higher / June 16, 2015

Guess What Happened To Marilyn Manson In A Denny’s At 2 A.M.?!?!?!

The answer to the above question is PRECISELY what you would imagine it to be. Here’s the best celebrity news story I’ve ever heard in my life, which I’m going to present in list form because I just want to delineate all of the things that are great about it really clearly.

Marilyn Manson…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

Canadian Man Teaches Internet Commenters A Lesson … In Being Neighborly

As a person who works on the internet for a living, I am given to the occasional internet-commenter revenge fantasy. The furthest I’ve ever gone was Googling this Ron Paul Libertarian dude who harassed me constantly and finding out he had scammed a bunch of people and then posting the Rip-Off report about it every…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 23, 2015

Canadian Husband Keeping Pregnant Wife On Life Support Until Childbirth

Only a few weeks ago, a Texas husband successfully sued a hospital to remove his brain dead wife, Marlise Munoz, from “life support,” something they had refused to do because she was pregnant. The Fort Worth hospital believed they were following a state law which instructed them not to stop “life-sustaining treatment” for a patient…

Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2014

Celine Dion Angers Muslims With Comments About Cultural Assimilation

“It’s a very delicate question to answer because I’ll hurt some people and please others but you have to have an opinion. For me, it’s not about the veil — it’s beyond that. I’m not against what people wear but if you go to the hospital, and you are in Quebec and we have embraced…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2013

5 Ways To Celebrate Chavril’s Wedding Day

It. Is. Finally. Happening. Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne — the couple known affectionately as Chavril — are getting married in the south of France today. Over the weekend, some Chavril friends tweeted about wedding festivities, which set off a rumor that the wedding happened on Saturday, which set off a frantic stream of “I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 1, 2013

Justice For Rehtaeh Parsons: Anonymous Vows To Out Teen’s Rapists

Hacktivist group Anonymous announced yesterday they know the identities of two rapists who sexually assaulted Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl who died on Sunday, and plan to release their names unless the Canadian government brings her family justice. In 2011, Parsons was raped by four boys at a party and a photograph take…

Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of her rape passed around to her classmates. Rehtaeh’s family removed her from life support on Sunday.

Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2013

19-Year-Old Toronto Man Alleges Sexual Assault By Four Women

Here’s a news story that sounds like one we’ve read before: a 19-year-old got a ride home with four people from a night club, who instead took the 19-year-old to a remote location where a sexual assault occurred. But in this instance, the 19-year-old was a man and the four alleged suspects are women. According…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Chart: Justin Bieber Singlehandedly Attempts To Bring Back The One-Strap Overall Trend

Justin Bieber, guys. He’s everywhere — breaking up and then getting back together with Selena Gomez, winning American Music Awards and stuff. And just this weekend, the Biebs met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Haper to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which we can only assume is a gold foil chocolate diamond swimming in maple syrup, because…

Julie Gerstein / November 26, 2012

A Life-Size Dollhouse

Did you force your dad to build you a dollhouse when you were a kid? Because I did. He built me one from scratch, but we never got around to painting it, or buying it any furniture. So instead, my Barbies lived in a very, very minimalist Victorian house. It’s nothing like the life-size dollhouse…

Julie Gerstein / June 17, 2012

Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada’s 100.3 FM is hosting a “win a wife” contest. The winner receives airfare to Russia, 13 nights accommodation, and $500 to spend with his mail-order bride. 100.3 FM will hook up some sad sack…

Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

Quickies: Kate Middleton Wears A Maple Leaf Fascinator In Canada & Kate Moss Weds

Kate Middleton makes wearing a red maple leaf on her head somehow not look Gaga while visiting Canada. [Celebuzz]
Salma Hayek’s husband, the millionaire fashion exec Francois-Henri Pinault, has been outed as the father of Linda Evangelista’s kid. He allegedly hooked up with the supermodel when he and Hayek were “on a break.”…

Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

Quickies: Justin Timberlake Hired By MySpace & Kate And Wills Are On Our Side Of The Pond!

Justin Timberlake has been hired by MySpace as … a publicity stunt, it would seem? [Celebitchy]
A friend of Jonathan Rhys Meyers denies he tried to commit suicide this week by overdosing on pills. Instead, the pal says the alcoholic actor simply relapsed. [PopEater]
Oh my. I never thought I would write…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending “mixed signals” that “sex was in the air” to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to the fact the…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

Justin Bieber Says Abortion Is Killing A Baby, Loves Canada’s Health Care

Justin Bieber: I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s, like, killing a baby?
Rolling Stone: How about in cases of rape?)
JB: Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.Oof. “Everything happens for…

Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2011

“Lake Shore” Is Canadian For “Jersey Shore”

“Lake Shore” is Canada’s answer to MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” It’s a new reality show that will follow “eight vibrant and volatile 20-somethings through the streets of Toronto.” But the Canucks upgraded the concept to make it more of a multi-cultural, pan-sexual, guido bonanza where STD testing is free for all. The cast include…

Ami Angelowicz / November 10, 2010

What Is Wrong With People? Part 53

There are some things you shouldn’t let in your house: a gang of rowdy teenagers, an axe murderer, and definitely not a bison. And yet! Jim and Linda Sautner of Alberta, Canada, have indeed adopted a pet bison that lives with them indoors. Bailey Jr. hangs out in the house, drinks water from the…

Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2010

Oh, Canada: Vancouver School Asks Lesbian Teacher To Stop Coming In

A lesbian teacher at a Catholic high school in Vancouver was told not to come to work because the school claims parents were concerned about her influence on students, a gay rights group in Canada has alleged. Lisa Reimer, a music teacher, told Little Flower Academy she was gay in December 2009 when she asked…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

Plan B Available Over-The-Counter In Canada

Last week, Plan B was approved for over-the-counter status in Canada. Canada is now the fifth country to allow women to purchase Plan B without a prescription or a consultation with a pharmacist. In other words, Plan B will be available on Canadian drug-store shelves, no questions asked.

Carrie Wasterlain / June 25, 2009
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