Nov 30, 2010

Vampire Loving

Proving that vampires are anything but PG, the first official still from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is all about sex. For those of you who don't remember the Edward and Bella engaged in some very risque vampire-human relations on their honeymoon. To combat his natural urge to bite his bride, Edward bites the pillows instead. Typically, the Twilight series has shied away from specific references to sex - is this picture a sign of changes to come?

Nov 29, 2010

Kim Kardashian Is Dead

Cutting through the internet clutter is this brilliant new campaign in support of World AIDS Day. The "Buy Life" initiative was developed in support of World AIDS Day with the help of some of the internet's most prolific social networkers. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher have all taken a vow of silence until $1 million is raised for Keep A Child Alive. To buy back your favorite celebrity's life, visit

The fine print on Kim's ad is as follows: "Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Visit or text 'KIM' to '90999' to buy her life now."

Anything but Basic

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Proving black is anything but boring, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie experimented with fabrics in Paris. The super couple, who attended the premiere of Brad's new film Megamind, donned leather, wool and sparkle and suede on the blue carpet. Leave it to Brangelina to put a new twist on the basics....

Nov 28, 2010

Just The Way You Are

Apologies to those who don't enjoy Glee music as much as I do. Love!

Gray Power

As if they couldn't find a fan to take their picture, Brian Austin Green snapped a picture of himself with wife Megan Fox at the happiest place on earth. The gray-clad couple visited Disney World for Thanksgiving and the newlyweds looked as cute as can be. Ignore Megan's frozen face - it only detracts from her princess glow.

To Life!

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Celebrating his recovery and new lease on life, Michael Douglas got in touch with his inner child at Universal Orlando Resort. The actor rode the rollercoasters with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, son Dylan and daughter Carys. Michael, who is recovering from throat cancer, seems to be in excellent spirits - a trip to the theme park is just what the doctor ordered!

Green with Envy

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Bride-to-be Nicole Richie got her green on with Sparrow this weekend. Backstage at Yo Gabba Gabba!, Nicole and a well-dressed Sparrow made quite the couple. Thanks to the mohawk and the leather jacket, Sparrow is the front runner for best dressed baby of the year. Adorable!

Nov 25, 2010

Wedding Song

They may have stolen the idea, but this Glee performance was just perfect. On last week's "Furt" episode, the gleeks sang Wedding Song as they danced down the aisle. Reminiscent of a certain JK wedding? Absolutely. Even though this one was unoriginal and stage, it still made my heart melt. I'm a sap, what do you want from me?

White & Purple

As a proud University of Western Ontario alum, I can't help but instantly love this video. Apologies to those who attend attend Canada's best university, but you should wish you did. GO UWO!

Black Friday

It's not often that Apple puts its products on sale. With throngs of people constantly clamoring to pick up the latest in products from the technology giant, Apple obviously hasn't felt the need to give consumers' wallets a break. All that changes on Black Friday. While discounts typically aren't extraordinary, it's nice to give Apple's loyal fans a break. iPads are rumored to have the lowest ticket price to make room for the new models in the spring. What will you be buying?

*If someone wants to buy me an iPad, I won't object*


Have I mentioned the massive crush I have on Darren Criss? It's growing by the song. When I hear the new Glee wonderboy's new material, I can't help but melt. Isn't he fabulous? 

Nov 23, 2010

Full Dancing House

You can expect a classic "how rude!" from Jodie Sweetin if she fails to garner a spot on the new season of Dancing with the Stars. The Full House child star is making no secret of her wish to appear on the hit reality show. "I really want to do the show," Sweetin told People magazine. "I just want to dance, but the fact that it would be on camera, and I'd get to have my hair and makeup done and wear those costumes? Awesome!"

Helping her in her quest for dancing glory is boyfriend and baby-daddy Morty Coyle. The pair have created a Facebook page for fans to publicly declare their support for Sweetin on DWTS. Hey, if it worked for Betty White it can work for Stephanie Tanner!

I'm all for Sweetin joining the new season. An even better idea: having Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibler) compete alongside her. Wouldn't you die for a DWTS - Full House reunion?

Boy Frenzy

This weekend's American Music Awards proved that the Glee kids aren't the only ones capable of producing a mash-up. It was boyband heaven as the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block took to the stage to perform medleys of their biggest hits. I fully admit to not knowing the majority of the NKOTB songs, but I loved hearing all my BSB favorites. Also worth noting: how much the boys have aged. While Nick's baby face remains, the other boys are looking quite weathered. AJ in particular looks quite middle-aged. Guess they're not boys anymore...


Nov 22, 2010


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Leaving the chihuahuas for the socialites, mini-mogul Mary-Kate Olsen made carrying a French bulldog fashionable. In her much-loved black fur dress and ever-present oversized sunglasses, the star got quite the workout while walking through LAX airport. Her oddball fashion statements have caught on in the past - are oversized dogs the latest trend?

Tummy Out

She's the queen of photo controversies, so it should come as no surprise that the latest Jessica Simpson shot is sparking pregnancy rumors. The recently engaged songstress is now shooting down rumors that she's aiming for a shotgun wedding. I'll admit that the airport picture doesn't portray Jessica's stomach in the most flattering of angles, but could she really be with fiance Eric Johnson's child?

Adding fuel to the rumors is her canceled performance on this morning's The Early Show. While Jessica says she has the flu, many are claiming it's actually morning sickness. My guess: she hasn't digested the pizza from her engagement party. How long until she drops the weight and makes us all feel silly?

Nov 21, 2010

Puff Xtina

Something is up with Christina Aguilera's face. Ever since the star announced her separation from Jordan Bratman, my eyes have been focused on her new look. The obvious puffiness in her face is likely the result of weight gain or facial plumpers. What do you think?


Could she be more photogenic?!?
Spotted at tonight's Battle of the Blades: The A List and her childhood idol Candace Cameron Bure. Sitting front row with her three kids to cheer on her husband, BOTB finalist Valeri Bure, Candace looked so proud of her man. His two final performances were flawless and tomorrow we'll find out if he is voted champion. It's obvious he's already won in the eyes of his family - they looked positively smitten with their leading man.

Picture Perfect - The Bure Family (4/5)
After the taping, Candace stayed behind to take pictures and sign autographs for her many fans. She was so gracious and even remembered reading a recent A List post - I died. Thanks for the memories, Candace!


Nov 19, 2010

Whip It

When a nine-year-old can get the attention of one of music's most influential artists, you know she's something special. Listen to Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young (aka Jimmy Fallon) cover Willow Smith's Whip My Hair. Even my dad will like this one!

Nov 18, 2010


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Even dressed down, Ed Westwick still gets my heart racing. The dapper Gossip Girl star looked casually cool while braving the elements in New York. I'm generally not a fan of the tooth gap, but it gives Ed his charm. Think he's available for brunch?

Oh (Sexy) Canada!

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Who says Hollywood is where all the men are? Proud Canadian Ryan Reynolds has been named People's sexiest man alive. The honor has been awarded to many Hollywood hunks in the past (George Clooney! Brad Pitt!), but this year it's all about Canada. The upcoming narrator of The Whale and star of The Green Lantern tells People that "the sexiest thing about Canadians is that there's an inherent ability to be self-depricating. That has served me well in my career and personal life." Welcome to the big boys club Ryan!

Nov 17, 2010

Parker Drop

Eva Longoria was one of Hollywood's true romantics. She was extremely vocal about her love for her husband Tony Parker, and even emblazoned his number "9" on her clothing. No one saw yesterday's divorce announcement coming."It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce," the actress tweeted. "We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness."

The statement may have been tweeted from Eva's account, but the wording is so the work of her publicist. If the cheating allegations are true, there is no way Eva would pray for Tony's happiness. Regardless of the wording, it's interesting that Eva chose to break the news directly to her fans rather than confirming the divorce to magazines first. Is Twitter the publicist of the future?

Singing Sensation

There's something about guys who can sing. Every girl dreams of finding that one guy who can serenade with her his voice. I fall too easily in love with these singing sensations. My latest obsession is with Glee star Darren Criss. The singer was virtually unknown prior to guest starring on the hit show as Kurt's boyfriend, but the producers are in talks to make him a regular. I think we can all do with a little more Darren in our lives, right?


Nov 16, 2010

Modern Princess

With her dreadful Waity Kaity nickname behind her, Kate Middleton showed us her best princess look during today's media frenzy. Expertly matching her sapphire engagement ring to her elegant dress, Kate looked every bit the modern princess. After all, she has been preparing for this day for the past nine years.
Both traditional and social media sources have been going wild over the royal engagement, but the ring has been a source of contention. Some onlookers have expressed concern over Prince William giving Kate his mother, Princess Diana's, ring. Calling it inappropriate and foreshadowing, they say it was inappropriate to pass on such a tainted gift. If they had watched the interview, though, they would have seen that the ring was gifted to Kate with only the best intentions. Prince William explains that giving his future bride his mother's ring is his way of including his mother in the upcoming festivities. A prince and a charmer? My jealousy level is through the roof!

If I Were A Princess...

...I hope I would be as classy and composed as Kate is! While she has had one month to let her engagement to Prince William soak in, I'm sure Kate is still thrilled at the prospect of becoming the next Princess of Wales (is that her title?!). The two seem so in love in their first post-engagement interview. Oh, and how GORGEOUS is the ring? I'm in royal heaven. 

Now That's A Situation

Her dancing may be mediocre, but Bristol Palin's acting is still atrocious. The former first-daughter hopeful, teen mom and current Dancing with the Stars competitor is starring in a new abstinence PSA with The Situation. I understand that the Candie's Foundation wants to raise awareness about abstinence through pop culture characters, but was the hot tub-loving Jersey Shore star really the right choice?

Nov 15, 2010

Popping Back

The late great King of Pop keeps sneaking up on us. The latest: the posthumously released duet with Akon, Hold My Hand. All hail Michael Jackson! 

One Degree of DJ Tanner

My life was defined by Full House. The show may have come on the air when I was only one-year-old, but I quickly became a full-fledged fan by the age of five. My daily routine had a special half-hour scheduled for Full House. Literally, scheduled. Until I figured out how to rebel and sneak in an extra hour of television, the Tanner clan was my daily escape. The show may have gone off the air in 1995, but I still regularly find myself dreaming of being a Tanner.

As the oldest in a family of three girls, I clearly related most to DJ. Breaking the rules and dealing with pesky baby sisters were on both of our daily agendas. With no older sister for me to look up to, I looked to DJ as an example. Michelle may have been closer to my age, but DJ's hair, clothes and boy problems kept me entertainment. Can you really forget the whole Steve break-up saga on the mountain?

Once the show went off the air, the actress who played DJ, Candace Cameron, disappeared from Hollywood. The former child star left the sitcom world for family life, marrying NHL star Valeri Bure and giving birth to three children. She recently returned to the silver screen in Make It Or Break It but I'll always think of her as DJ Tanner. Like any true fan, I've always wanted to meet my Full House star. While I still haven't had my face time with Candace yet, I recently met her other half, Val.

My one degree of DJ Tanner took place at a wine tasting at the Hazelton Hotel as Val debuted his and Candace's joint venture, Bure Family Wines. As the wine connoisseur of the family, it was Val's idea to turn his start the winery. The hockey star personally tastes each barrel of wine, and I was extremely impressed with his 2009 Nuit Blanche Sauvignon Semillon Blend and 2008 Majesty Cabernet. As I told Val, his is the only red wine I actually enjoy drinking. I tend to find reds too bitter, but Bure Family Wines was the perfect blend of sharp and sweet.

When we weren't chatting about wine, we were discussing Val's stint on CBC's Battle of the Blades and his family. The semi-finalist explained that despite his skating background, figure skating is a totally different skill. The semi-finalist has impressed the judges with his finesse and fancy skatework, but it's obvious that he's in it to win it for his family. His eyes lit up every time Val spoke about their unconditional love and support. Honestly, it was heartwarming to see our DJ Tanner found herself such a genuine family man. Even though I haven't met Candace yet, I'm sure she's just as in love with her husband as he is with her. It's precious, really.

PS Val made it into next week's finals and Candace will be there to cheer him on!

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New Face, Same Groom

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Their first wedding was for the ratings, but the second was pure plastic. Recently reconciled reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt recommitted their love for all things media at their second wedding. The pair's marriage crumbled after the pressure (and horror!) of Heidi's extensive plastic surgeries, but the new look wasn't enough to keep Spencer away for good. Here's to a few more years of media whoring!

Nov 14, 2010

Post President

Most sequels don't live up to their hype, but The Hangover 2 may be changing the rules. After receiving tons of publicity for the Mel Gibson snafu, the movie is making headlines for its newest guest star: Bill Clinton. The former president, who shot the cameo on Saturday in Bangkok, plays himself in the film. Are you excited to see Bill on the mainstream big screen?

Wedding War

Their marriage may have failed, but Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson are still in constant competition. While the former Newlyweds stars have both had many high profile romances since their 2005 divorce, they both got engaged this month. Coincidence? I think not.

While Lachey has been dating fiance Vanessa Minnillo for years, Simpson has constantly rotated between Hollywood men. John Mayer and Tony Romo didn't get that much-wanted ring on her finger, but new fiance Eric Johnson, her boyfriend of only five months, did. My only advice to the newly engaged couples: no reality shows.

Nov 13, 2010

Canadian Cutie

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Canadian cutie Cory Monteith took to the streets of Toronto on Friday. With his Starbucks (holiday cup!) in hand, the Glee star was en route to the Winter Garden Theater where he will be hosting this year's Gemini Awards. The show, which celebrates excellence in Canadian television, airs tonight on Global and Showcase.

Nov 11, 2010

Potter, Out

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Looking fierce and edgy with her pixie cut and lace mini, Emma Watson commanded all paparazzi attention. The star totally rocked the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows red carpet and her look provided a nice contrast to her bookish character, Hermoine Granger. Will Emma turn to modeling once the HP series comes to an end?

The Other Side

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Media darling Angelina Jolie clearly learned a thing or two from her paparazzi friends. The actress engaged got behind the camera for her unnamed directorial debut, currently filming in Budapest. The camera suits her, no?

Country Don't

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Her alter ego Blair Waldorf would never leave her Upper East Side penthouse looking like this! In a stark contrast to her Gossip Girl character's impeccable fashion sense, Leighton Meester arrived at last night's Country Music Awards looking like this. The bland dress did nothing for her skin or tired looking eyes. Haven't you ever heard of a spray tan and concealer, Leighton?

Country Tulle

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It takes a confident woman to pull of a dress like this. Super-slim Carrie Underwood looked gorgeous in the curve-hugging Talbot Runhof gown at last night's Country Music Awards. The gray tulle was a perfect contrast to Carrie's golden locks and skin. Perfection.

Singing Country

It's rare to find someone in Hollywood who can effortlessly switch between acting and singing. Many actors are excellent at one and mediocre at the other, so it's always a treat to find someone who is talented in both fields. Last night, Gwyneth Paltrow proved she is that treat.

The Oscar winning actress took to the stage at the Country Music Awards to sing the theme song from her upcoming movie, Country Song. Critics have been raving about her review and everyone is now eagerly awaiting her upcoming guest spot on Glee. While the popular show will have Gwyneth going more mainstream with C-Lo Green's F*ck You, it will be interesting to see if she can recreate her CMA magic. Do you think she can do it?

Nov 9, 2010

Teenage Dream

I've already hit the replay button 10 times. Enjoy it, Gleeks.

Family Values

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It's been a while since I've seen Katherine Heigl look so serene. In fact, I'm pretty sure the last time she looked so content was during the height of her Izzy-Denny romance on Grey's Anatomy. Well, taking over her dead on-screen fiance's role is Katherine's two-year-old daughter, Naleigh. Just look
how adorable she is in her tulle skirt - it's absolutely precious. I may have to buy the new issue of W Magazine just to see the rest of the portraits...

Hey Dad

Tanner family reunion? You got it, dude! Former Full House patriarch Bob Saget and his on-screen daughters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen reunited at the Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine Gala on Monday night in New York City. It's nice to see that their family bond has stayed strong over the years. The twins are even comfortable enough to re-wear their fur jackets!

I'm Bringing Facebook Back

Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake fans rejoice! The latest The Social Network spoof provides dedicated Facebookers with an alternate ending to the world's $600-billion story, complete with a remixed Justin Timberlake song. You have to watch it for yourselves. Enjoy!

Nov 8, 2010

I Like Music Mondays

If you don't know this song, you should. The Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Monday is a camp classic and an all-around feel good song. And yes, that's mogul Bob Geldof fronting the band. Happy Monday!

PDA Friendly

No longer keeping their love a secret, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been getting frisky in Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil to film the first installment of the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Robsten have been spotted sporting funky glasses on their hotel balcony and kissing on set. The not-so-secret couple let their PDA linger even after the director yelled cut on the wedding scene. Adorable or too jealous for words?

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RiRi Leaked

Hot off the press is Rihanna's latest album, Loud. Get it while it's still here

Nov 7, 2010

Love What You Wear

For far too many years, I have sacrificed dry feet for comfort. Canadian winters are cruel - snow, sleet and below freezing temperatures wreck havoc on our feet as we are forced to choose between comfort, style and warmth. Ugss were my winter staple, regardless of them constatnly leaving my feet sopping wet. Up until two weeks ago, I had given up on ever finding the perfect boot combination. Then, a very special delivery arrived at my door.

As a new condo dweller, I absolutely love arriving home to find a package with my name on it at the concierge desk. This package was no ordinary one. Filled with all things Cougar Boots, it contained my winter staples: rain boots, winter boots, oversized sweatshirt, mug and hot chocolate. Really, all these goodies inside one extra-large package! While the taglined "for the world you walk on, love what you wear" sweatshirt and mug were instantly placed in my cupboards, it was the boots I was most excited about.

Retailing for $85 CDN ($80 US), the super-stylish Regal black rubber with polar fleece lining boots protect your feet up to 0°C to -24°C. And just in case mother nature and global warming decide to spring some even colder winter weather on us? The $200 CDN ($180 US) black Ringo Star suede/nylon with a polar plush lining will keep you warm from -10°C to -30°C. Both pairs are appropriate for various functions and can instantly take you from night to day.

What are you waiting for? Support the Canadian retailer and keep your stylish feet dry with Cougar Shoes. For a full list of retail locations, visit

I received this Cougar Shoes package to review on The A List. All opinions expressed are my own.

Music Sunday: CHEERS (Drink to That)

Tracks from Rihanna's upcoming Loud continue to leak, but I'm really enjoying her new material. Sure, it's been heavily doctored in post-production, but her voice is as soulful as ever. My only issue with this track, Cheers (Drink to That), is that the "ya ya" bit sounds way too Avril Lavigne-ish. Do you hear it?

Nov 4, 2010

Marc-ed Territory

Marc Jacobs is the only thing pushing me to join the Silly Bandz trends. In the span of my 23 years of life, crazes have come and gone, but none have gotten a designer's attention. Pogs and tamagotchis remained child's play, but these Marc Jacobs Silly Bandz are too cute to pass up. What are you waiting for? It only takes $15 to embellish your arm like a 6-year-old.

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