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Mexican Court Blocks Sale Of Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll

According to distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, a temporary injunction has been granted to stop sales of a ‘Frida’ Barbi’ doll. Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argued that toy-maker Mattel doesn’t have the rights to

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Saturday, April 21st Is Record Store Day In Canada

Record Store Day (on April 21st) is an annual event which celebrates local independent record stores, and their customers, with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that spans genres and unites music lovers of all ages. In Ottawa,

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Yale’s Happiness & Well-being Course Now Available Online For Free!

Yet another reason to smile! After breaking registration records, Yale University’s “Psychology and the Good Life” has been re-purposed into a free online course that anyone can take. Psychology professor Laurie Santos debuted the class in the 2018 spring semester,

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Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban Named 2018 Tony Award Hosts

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will be co-hosting the 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York City on June 10th. Sara Bareilles was a 2016 Tony nominee for the score she wrote for Waitress. She also was recently seen

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Willow’s Passing Marks The End Of A Long Line Of Royal Corgis

The Queen has lost a sentimental and much loved link to her teenage years with the death of her last purebred corgi, Willow. The dog had been suffering from a cancer-related illness and had to be put down at Windsor

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Tartan Day Celebrations To Be Held On Parliament Hill On Sunday

Tartan Day has been celebrated in Canada since 1986, when the idea of celebrating Scottish heritage and history became a project in Nova Scotia, spearheaded by Jean Watson – Scot of the Year in 2007. Ms. Watson and her team

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Jann Arden Quoted By James Comey In New Book

A quote, attributed to singer-songwriter Jann Arden, has made it into the new book by former FBI Director James Comey; “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership.” The book’s first chapter, titled “The Life,” begins with words of wisdom attributed

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Imagine A World Where The Beatles Never Existed

Rumour has it Ed Sheeran is set to star in a new film set in a world where The Beatles never existed. The Mail On Sunday reported that the singer-songwriter will appear in a new musical comedy project directed by

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5 Ottawa Establishments Make Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List For 2018

The 2018 rankings for Canada’s top restaurants have just been released, giving us more delicious reasons to dine out from coast to coast to coast. This year, the annual rankings from Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants included the country’s top 50

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Another 90’s TV Reboot Is Closer To Happening

We are one step closer to having ‘Mad About You’ back on TV with the original stars! According to Entertainment Weekly, Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser have signed deals with Sony Pictures Television to reprise their roles from the popular sitcom,

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Tonight Is Yuri’s Night, A.K.A. “World Space Party”

Tonight – April 12th, is Yuri’s Night; a night devoted to international space exploration. The holiday was named after Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space. Gagarin successfully flew the Vostok I spaceship on April 12th, 1961. The

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Sidney Crosby & The Penguins Pitch In For Humboldt

Hockey superstar Sidney Crosby wanted to honor the victims and survivors of a bus crash that killed 15 players and staff members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain had equipment manager Dana Heinze make a

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A Peterborough Teen Is On The Royal Wedding Guest List!

New information regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding guest list has been announced, and one of the lucky invitees is a Canadian teen. Peterborough’s Faith Dickinson is one of seven “incredible young people” who have been invited to

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Facebook Starts Alerting Users About Compromised Profiles

A notification that appeared on Facebook for some users today told them that “one of your friends” used Facebook to log into a now-banned personality quiz app called “This Is Your Digital Life.” The notice says the app misused the

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Rick’s Final Rant To Air Tonight

After 15 years, the final edition of the Rick Mercer Report will air on the CBC tonight at 8 PM. The final show will be an hour-long retrospective on Rick’s unique brand of Canadiana – turning the spotlight on countless

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