The Invention of Hugo Cabret

May 2nd, 2012

Martin Scorsese’s award-winning film Hugo enchanted audiences this winter, telling the cryptic story of a young boy searching for a message from his dead-father, as he tries to survive and indeed find his place in the world…. his world being a complex labyrinth inside the walls of a Parisian train station! The marvellous film was recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray, but fans who haven’t done so should check into the source-material. Before it was a jaw-dropping film, Hugo was a ground-breaking kids’ novel by Brian Selznick. Selznick’s book shook up the kids’ publishing world with his attention to detail and his unique story-telling style, letting entire passages – scenes, really – roll out page-by-page in hand-drawn illustrations. A wonderful choice for school-aged readers and a must-read for fans of the film. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” $27.50, Scholastic

 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret


         

Stars on Ice in Hamilton, Toronto, London Ontario: May 3, 4, 6

May 2nd, 2012

Ice skating is in our bones in this country and it’s no surprise that Canada produces some of the best skaters in the world. Stars on Ice celebrates these artists and athletes in an entertaining family show that just got one better. For the first time, four-time World Champion Kurt Browning will co-direct and choreograph this year’s production. The line-up of skaters includes gold-medallists and world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, six-time Canadian ladies champ and 2010 bronze medallist Joannie Rochette together with Kurt Browning and other rising stars. Expect intricate and athletic choreography, great music and stunning costumes from the 2012 tour dubbed “Stars on Ice Love ‘n’ Life”.

Stars on Ice Present Kurt Browning,  2012 - Photo by Mike Okoniewski

Stars on Ice Present Kurt Browning, 2012 - Photo by Mike Okoniewski

Thur, May 3, Hamilton, ON, Copps Coliseum
Fri, May 4, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
Sun, May 6, London, ON, John Labatt Centre

Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Buy Rush Tickets for Vancouver – Rock Concert Ticket Presale for Amex Holders

February 1st, 2011

Buy Rush tickets for the Canadian rock band’s June 30, 2011 Vancouver show – ahead of the crowd – beginning Tuesday February 1 at 10am – if you are an American Express Cardmember. (Apologies to fanboys for running this old photo, but really, how could anyone resist??) Details for Amex Card holders here.

Buy Rush Tickets for Vancouver Rogers Centre

Buy Rush Tickets for Vancouver Rogers Centre

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A Punk Rock Christmas Story

December 17th, 2010

The Sex Pistols played their historic last UK gig on Christmas day, 1977 in Huddersfield, England. 17 days later, during their US tour, the band split up permanently.

A punk rock Christmas story

A punk rock Christmas story

Stranded in LA, Johnny Rotten begged a plane ticket home from Virgin Records Pres. Richard Branson. Branson flew him via Jamaica, where he introduced Rotten to members of the band Devo and tried to install Rotten as the lead singer. Devo declined the offer.

How Much Money Does a Celebrity Chef Earn?

November 29th, 2010

A celebrity chef can earn a heck of a lot of dough, according to Forbes.com. If you can cook, look tasty on camera and are as lucky and talented as some of these folks, you can expect to earn millions of clams (har) for your efforts!

Here are the top earning celebrity chefs according to Forbes Magazine.

Rachel Ray – $18 million per year
Wolfgang Puck – $16 million
Gordon Ramsay – $7.5 million
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – $5 million
Alain Ducasse – $5 million
Paula Deen – $4.5 million
Mario Batalli – $3 million
Tom Colicchio – $2 million
Bobby Flay – $1.5 million
Anthony Bourdain $1.5 million

John Lennon Documentary LENNONYC in Toronto

October 18th, 2010

LENNONYC opens in Toronto November 3, 2010. The documentary, presented by Hot Docs “Doc Soup” series, gives an intimate glimpse into the years during the 70s John Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City. The film features  never-before heard studio recordings from the Double Fantasy sessions,  outtakes from Lennon in concert, and home movies that have only recently been transferred to video. Ticket  info after the jump…

Lennonyc at Bloor Cinema in Toronto Nov. 3

Lennonyc at Bloor Cinema in Toronto Nov. 3

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Hollywood’s Current Top Earning Actors

October 15th, 2010
Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors

Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors

1. Harrison Ford – $65 million
2. Adam Sandler – $55 million
3. Will Smith – $45 million
4. Eddie Murphy – $40 million
5. Nicholas Cage – $40 million
6. Tom Hanks – $35 million
7. Tom Cruise – $30 million
8. Jim Carrey – $28 million
9. Brad Pitt – $28 million
10. Johnny Depp – $27 million

Source: Forbes.com
*Based on actor’s total earnings between June 2008-June 2009

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Musical Opens in Toronto: Bette Midler Joins Broadway Producers

October 14th, 2010

Bette Midler, has joined the production team of Priscilla Queen of the Desert on the eve of the musical’s North American premiere in Toronto, Ontario.

Update: Promotional Code: FABTREAT for Halloween 2 for 1 tickets to Priscilla.

Bette Midler joins Priscilla Queen of the Desert Producers

Bette Midler joins Priscilla Queen of the Desert Producers

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Afternoon Tea at Maze for $20

July 29th, 2010

Enjoy a proper English Tea for Two with a stamp of approval from Britain’s grumpiest chef at New York’s Maze by Gordon Ramsay, in The London NYC.

Maze Tea for Two

Maze Tea for Two

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What Cars are the Stars Driving?

May 28th, 2010

Though it’s good to see Julia Roberts and Leo DiCaprio getting around in enviro-friendly Prius’… it won’t surprise you to see most stars go for something a little more… highbrow.

what cars are the stars driving

what cars are the stars driving

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