April 25, 2014

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Russell Brand denied entry to Canada

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: An escalating series of tweets sent through his official account hinted at Russell Brand being denied entry to Canada. The star, who was scheduled to perform a concert at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, cited a flight routing change, compounded by border control problems, as the source of current trouble.
Said Brand in his most recent tweet, “Tonight’s Casino Rama show postponed. I’m sorry. I can’t enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds.” No verified remarks have yet been made about plans to reschedule the show, nor has an official statement been issued.

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Shania Twain’s stalker changes plea to guilty after hearing Twain’s testimony

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Shania Twain appeared via videolink in a Canadian court on Friday to testify against alleged stalker Giovanni Palumbo. The former Ottawa doctor is accused of peppering Twain with letters, making uninvited visits to her Ontario home, and attending her grandmother’s funeral despite having no connection to the deceased.
Said Twain, “I still have the fear and anxiety of being contacted in the future by Mr. Palumbo. And I do want it to stop. I’m torn emotionally because I have compassion for anybody who’s reaching out in need — fans often do that. I feel very sad…and awkward having to go through these very personal matters with Mr. Palumbo because it’s such an invasion of his privacy.”
Palumbo had pleaded not guilty earlier in the week, but subsequent to Twain’s testimony, his attorney notified the courts that Palumbo would plead guilty. After court had adjourned, Lawyer Gary Barnes said that hearing Twain’s testimony was a catalyst for Palumbo.” He realized: ‘My God, I have upset her,’” said Barnes.
Per Palumbo’s lawyer: “My client (thought): ‘I have made her afraid of me, and it’s reasonable, her fears are reasonable.’…He’s devastated that she’s afraid. He never intended for her to fear at all — the absolute opposite. He loves her.”
No ruling has been made in the case yet, though Palumbo is ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. He may be sentenced during an October 18th court date, depending on the outcome of the evaluation.
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Justin Bieber causes insanity on Boxing Day

HollywoodNews.com: When Justin Bieber decided to join in on the Boxing Day fun, he should have known that he would have caused a mess at a local mall.
Bieber revealed on Twitter that he took part in the holiday in an Ontario mall, states MTV. However, it ended up being kind of insane: “There were vases being broken and people climbing over other people and a lot of screaming,” one fan revealed.
Apparently, as the teen star shopped, he was followed around by a ton of female fans who just wanted to catch a glimpse of Bieber.
Which celebrity would you like to see out shopping?
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James Cameron to receive the Milestone Award from the PGA

HollywoodNews.com: The Producers Guild of America (PGA), a national non-profit trade group committed to protecting the rights and credits of producers in film, television and new media, announced today that the legendary Oscar award-winning producer, director, writer James Cameron will be honored with the 2011 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Cameron at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor that recognizes an individual (or team) who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. The Producers Guild has paid tribute to such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, and Walt Disney, among others.
“James Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer—a true innovator with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision,” said Paula Wagner, Chair of the 2011 Producers Guild Awards. “Jim has continued to change the film landscape with his ability to deliver groundbreaking masterpieces that present audiences and the industry with unrivaled beauty, originality and impact.”
“As one of the most respected and admired storytellers of our time, James Cameron has inspired audiences with his creativity time and time again. We are proud to recognize his many talented contributions to the film and entertainment industry with the Guild’s highest honor,” said PGA Co-Presidents Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.
Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, Cameron grew up in the historic village of Chippawa, near Niagara Falls. In 1971, he moved to Brea, California where he studied physics at Fullerton Junior College while working as a machinist and, later, a truck driver. Cameron quit his trucking job in 1978 and raised money from local dentists to produce a 35mm short film. The visual effects in this film led to work on Roger Corman’s BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980). In 1983 Cameron wrote three scripts: RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART 2, ALIENS, and THE TERMINATOR. He directed THE TERMINATOR, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 1984.
Cameron subsequently directed ALIENS (1986) and then wrote and directed THE ABYSS (1989). Following that he wrote, produced and directed TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991), TRUE LIES (1994), TITANIC (1997) and AVATAR (2009). He also co-wrote and produced POINT BREAK (1991) and STRANGE DAYS (1994), as well as produced SOLARIS (2003).
His films have blazed new trails in visual effects and [...]

Carrie Underwood building dream home, moving to Ottawa

HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Underwood is quickly settling into married life with new husband Mike Fisher and is now preparing to move into a new home in the Ontario area.
The newlyweds are reportedly in the process of building a home in Ottawa which means that the country singer will be moving out of Nashville for now, reports Us Weekly. Fisher is usually stationed in the area as he plays for the Ottawa Senators.
The two are allegedly excited to begin their new life together and believe that “home is where [they] are.”
Underwood has also made another major change in regard to her name. She will be taking her husband’s last name, but keeping her own professionally.
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“Harry Potter” Exhibition Has Frightening New Addition

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: If you happen to be visiting Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Ontario Science Center and begin to feel the happiness draining from all around you, there’s a perfectly logical reason for it. The exhibition, which opened at the center in April and will remain in Ontario until August 22, has added a 10-foot tall Dementor to the traveling exhibit.
Dementors, for those of you muggles who know nothing of the Harry Potter world, are magical beings whose sole purpose is to drain all others of any happy thoughts, even going so far as to suck out your soul. Harry Potter fans first encountered the creepy creatures in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and then saw them again (slightly re-vamped) in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been open to the public since Spring 2009, featuring more than 200 costumes, props and other artifacts items taken directly from the film sets and put on display for Potter fans everywhere. The exhibit debuted in Chicago, then traveled to Boston before moving to our neighbor up north. The next location for the traveling exhibit has not been announced yet, but with the Exhibition closing out in Canada in less than a month, an announcement should be made very soon.
For more information on the exhibit, you can visit the official website.
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Sneak Peak of Barenaked Ladies’ Music Video Shoot

BY LINELLE SCHULTZ
Barenaked Ladies are giving fans a sneak peak look into the behind the scenes of their music video for “You Run Away.” The video will debut within the next few weeks, but until then they has posted some pictures from the shoot on their website. The photos feature drummer Tyler Stewart as a janitor, keyboardist Kevin Hearn in a 19th century coat and bassist Jim Creeggan in a bicycle accident.
“You Run Away” is the first single off their latest album, “All In Good Time,” which will hit the stores on March 23 in Canada and March 30th in the U.S.
Below are photos from the shoot: