Thursday, March 31, 2011

Toll hike for Halifax bridges

A reminder to motorists about a price hike for the tolls of the MacDonald & MacKay Bridges. Starting tomorrow, April 1st, you pay an extra 25-cents using cash, making it $1, and an extra 10-cents for MacPass users, costing you 70-cents to cross!!

Surprise engagement for DWTS judge!!

Dancing with the Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba was subbing for Kelly Ripa on Live! with Regis and Kelly when her boyfriend, Jesse Sloan, made a surprise appearance to propose marriage.

At first, it just seemed as though Regis Philbin was answering a viewer’s question about how best to propose to his girlfriend, but as the host offered his advice — dimming the lights, romantic music, beautiful flowers — all of those things began to appear on the Live! set. And when Philbin mentioned the need for an engagement ring, Sloan entered the stage to ask a delighted Inaba to be his wife.

Michael's married!!

Michael Buble has married Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato in a civil ceremony.
Buble & his Argentine bride posed for a mob of fans after tying the knot in downtown Buenos Aires today. She was wearing a violet dress with silver high heels and Buble wore a sharp grey suit as they smooched for the cameras. Then Lopilato tossed a bouquet of purple orchids into the crowd.

Check out behind the scenes footage of Katy's tour!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Loud Kitty

A British community college says it has a recorded a house cat whose lawnmower-like purr hit 73 decibels 16 times louder than the average feline.

Northampton College said it had dispatched a music team with specialist sound equipment to record 12-year-old Smokey. The recording has been submitted to the Guinness World Records.
The grey-and-white tabby has already made several appearance in the local press, where journalists compared the purr to the sound of a Boeing 747 from a mile away.

Guinness World Records says it is ``anxiously waiting'' for the recording to see if it meets its standards.

PM tries to impress Maria!!

Stephen Harper did a little performance for Winnipeg's Maria Aragon...FYI Mr.Harper, if you were looking for her support, she can't vote in this election, she's only 10!

Maria sings for PM!!

10-year-old Maria Aragon who has become fast friends with Lady GaGa with her version of Born This Way, showed PM Stephen Harper how it's done!!

Extreme Sheep LED Art

Twin baby boys have a conversation!!! Too cute!!

Check out Maria Aragon singing Happy Birthday to Lady Gaga!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An exciting new form of Yoga, Acro Yoga!

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form this practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. There are 7 main elements that make up the practice: circle ceremony, asana, partner flow, Thai massage, therapeutic flying, inversions & spotting, and partner acrobatics. It's bringing individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, celebrated and shared for the benefit of all.

Leslie Hunter and Leanne Whiting teach Acro Yoga in Halifax.

You can find them at Grow A Lotus training school

or email

On Sunday you can take a Flying Therapeutics Class at 7:30pm at Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio

Or Wednesdays 7:30 Intro to Acro at Halifax Yoga

Now those are really short shorts!!

They aren't really shorts, they are painted on!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lights out!

Nova Scotians who participated in this year's Earth Hour achieved an 18-megawatt reduction in electricity consumption on Saturday night.
It's the equivalent of turning off more than 1.4 million, 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau says reducing electricity use every day can lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Born This Day!

Happy 25th Birthday Lady GaGa!!

Danny Glover to Speak in Halifax

Danny Glover is coming back to Halifax to speak at the Atlantic Conference on Learning Disabilities. He was here to make the 2007 movie Poor Boy's Game. Check out the website for the conference here:

Atlantic Conference on Learning Disabilities

In inspirational woman!

This is Jennifer O'Conner, I just met her this weekend at Bust A Move, she impressed me so much I just wanted to share with you why she's my hero!

A little background is that on December 31st she celebrated her 40th Birthday and knew she wanted to mark this milestone in a really unique and special way. So, she has committed to doing 40 philanthropic acts/events to mark her 40th year! Hence "Fourty 4 change".

Jennifer has no plan but is having a blast so far in her adventure. By the end of March she'll have completed 18or so philanthropic acts already, see some of the things Jennifer has done so far, you'll be impressed.

check out Fourty 4 Change here

Friday, March 25, 2011

Final show

The final original episode of ``The Oprah Winfrey Show'' will air May 25.

Winfrey announced in November 2009 that she would end its run after 25 years. She since has launched cable's Oprah Winfrey Network.
``The Oprah Winfrey Show'' has been in reruns for the last few weeks. But Winfrey tweeted that she was ``hard at work planning the final shows'' and new episodes would begin April 7.
The final episode brings an end to what has been television's top-rated talk show for more than two decades. It airs in 145 countries worldwide.

Pothole App

Now here's an app perfect for springtime in Canada.
A Winnipeg company has developed a smartphone application that lets drivers report potholes or call up a map to see where the next one is lurking.
iPothole is a free download that uses GPS technology and works right across the country.
It's currently only available for iPhones.

Walking with the Wounded

Prince Harry plans to show his support for wounded Afghanistan war veterans by trekking to the North Pole.
On Tuesday he'll join four soldiers who were seriously injured while on active duty at their base camp in northern Norway.
Prince Harry is a patron of Walking With the Wounded.
The charity hopes to raise 3.2-million dollars through donations and sponsorships for the expedition.

Indian Performance

One Wish in One Day
Order the one-of-a-kind taste of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
and help grant the wishes of children like Gabriel

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has teamed up with CTV to give you the opportunity to enjoy the one-of-a-kind taste of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and help create the magic of a wish.

Place your order for $10.00 / dozen before March 27th at, and your donuts will be brought in fresh for pick up at The Halifax Forum on March 31st. See website for details.

AND YOU COULD ALSO WIN! For every dozen you order, you will be entered into a draw to win airfare for two to Florida or Europe courtesy of AIR TRANSAT. Your purchase will help grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses like Gabriel.

Stephanie, Gabriel’s mother, writes:

A wish means so much more then the material parts... it represents people caring for others when they need it most.

Our son was only 10 1/2 months old when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It was the hardest thing to see our little boy have to go through so much to be given a 25% chance at life.

21/2 yrs later our son is a happy healthy boy that is seeing that there are people out there working hard so that he can receive his wish! Gabriel's wish is to go see Lighting McQueen at Disney World; we are so blessed that our son is now healthy enough to be able to have his Wish granted!!

We as a family feel so fortunate to be able to be a part of special events like “One Wish in One Day” and to share with the community how much their effects mean.

Gabriel is 3 1/2 and his mission in life is to help the other children that are sick now, he wants to make them feel better. It was other people giving back that helped our son get better and to be able to have his wish come true, so we hope to do the same!

Mr. Popper's Penguins trailer.

Check out the just-released teaser trailer for Mr. Popper's Penguins, starring Jim Carrey and adapted from the classic children's novel by Richard & Florence Atwater. The movie opens June, 11th.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 26th. Here's a little video for you..

For more on local events, go to

Count your calories burned for all you activites, including sex, here!



A 25-year-old former Iowa State football player known for sacking quarterbacks on the field has been chosen to be the face of Mattel's redesigned new Ken doll. Kurtis Taylor beat out seven other competitors to become the face of the "Genuine Ken" series. The contestants competed in several challenges, and Taylor reportedly won over the judges by what he did in the romantic gesture category. Given $500 to buy gifts, Taylor gave each judge a penny and donated the rest of the money to the Make a Wish Foundation. Mattel is bringing Ken back after discontinuing the male doll in 2004, ending his 43-year relationship with Barbie.



Maroon 5 writes new song in 24 hours with help from their fans.

Maroon 5 embarked on something that has never been attempted before: The band members enlisted fans to help them create, and motivate them to record an original song from scratch in just 24 hours.

Fans were asked to send in words, pictures and comments to inspire the creation of the song via social media. Fans even got a chance to ask questions and vote on different parts of the song.

The song will be available for free to download on April 1.
Watch some of the process here...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A legend passes...

Elizabeth Taylor, the last of the great Hollywood studio stars and the first of the modern mega-celebrities, died today in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. Although seemingly ageless, she was in fact 79.

She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for "Butterfield 8" (1961) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1967). She married eight times, twice to Richard Burton.
She called her close friend Michael Jackson "the most normal person I know." She had her 60th birthday party at Disneyland.
Her motto, she once told TV Guide: "The more, the better."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Bill!!

The actor best known for his role as Captain James Tiberius Kirk is entering a new dimension...William Shatner, turned 80 today.

Shatner says he's probably the happiest he's ever been, in terms of family life, marriage, children, health, work, prospects, everything that you can point at.

World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, which is meant to bring attention to the issue of fresh water and its sustainable management. The United Nations declared the first World Water Day in 1993.
Did you know – Americans use an average of 573 litres of water a person EVERY DAY – Canadian use 329, Brits use 181 & Ethiopians 10.

A new survey suggests most Canadians regularly flush things down the toilet that they shouldn't be.
An online Ipsos Reid survey of 2-thousand Canadian adults found 55% believe fresh water is our most important natural resource, and 78% say they're trying to conserve it.
Yet, almost three quarters still admit to flushing items that could go in a garbage can or composter -- things like leftover food, hair, bugs and cigarette butts.
That wastes 6-to-20 litres of fresh, clean water with each flush.

The "boat" owned by Steven Spielberg!

Steven Spielberg is taking advantage of his wealth. The famed director -- whose net worth is a reported $3 billion -- recently purchased a new "superyacht" for $200 million.

The Seven Seas features an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that doubles as a movie screen. It also has accommodation and amenities for 12 guests along with a crew of 26 -- including a private owner's deck with a large separate master stateroom with a study and private deck area with a Jacuzzi.

Other luxurious touches include a fully equipped gym, a spa and massage room and indoor cinema. And the pool doubles as a helipad when needed.

Take a look at the new trailer for the next Pirates of the Carribean movie "On Stranger Tides", it's due out May 20th!

The Voice, NBC's attempt at bringing down American Idol. Will you watch? Check out the promo for the show here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ready to Dance!!

Season 12 of ``Dancing With the Stars'' begins tonight, each of the 11 couples has a choice of performing either the foxtrot or the cha cha cha. Some of the stars are Petra Nemcova, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kendra Wilkinson, Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley.

Wcth it tonight at 9pm on CTV.

The New Wonder Woman outfit!

The costume for the new Wonder Woman couldn't be any tighter. Here is Adrianne Palicki in a new form-fitting red and blue outfit. There are a lot of changes from what Lynda Carter wore in the original TV series.

David Kelley will film the pilot. Then NBC will decide if it wants to add the new ``Wonder Woman'' to the schedule.

Rihanna graces the April cover of Vogue magazine.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pesky Potholes

Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal wants your help in identifying & dealing with the spring problem that plagues roads everywhere - potholes!! Motorists can help by pointing the finger at problem areas. A toll-free #, 1-888-432-3233, directs callers to the nearest Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal base.

Sale at Corner Gas

``Corner Gas'' fans can soon own a piece of the show.

Prairie Pants Productions, which was behind the now-defunct beloved Canadian comedy series, says it will hold a set sale from March 25-27 in Regina.
Over 1,000 lots of props, costumes and set pieces from all six seasons of the series will be up for grabs at Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios.
Part of the proceeds from the three-day sale will benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Highlights of the sale include furniture and set pieces from the Ruby coffee shop and the Corner Gas service station.

Generous Celebs

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has offered to donate money from the DVD sales of his latest movie Hereafter, which stars Matt Damon to help aid efforts in Japan, just days after the film was pulled from cinemas in the country due to its tsunami scenes. The scenes featuring a character who survives the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were deemed to be inappropriate in light of recent events.

Many A-listers have donated huge amounts of money to aid earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, including actress Sandra Bullock, who has donated $1 million to the Red Cross to support its relief effort.

Demi Lovato wants to lead by example as well and is now encouraging people to donate money to relief in Japan after making her own hefty donation.
Lovato reportedly donated $1 million to help.

Rebecca Black is the queen of You Tube! and iTunes.

Despite the endless internet ridicule, Rebecca Black's single "Friday" has cracked the iTunes Top 100. As of Thursday afternoon, the single was sitting at number 54 on the chart.

The 13-year-old's swift ascent to fame began after Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog posted the video under the title, "Songwriting Isn't For Everyone." The mocking stems from lyrics like, "Tomorrow is Saturday/And Sunday comes afterwards."

Black ignored the (many) haters and tweeted, "Slowly working it's way to the top!! Thank you all so much! So honored. So many amazing and talented people actually KNOW of my song. It's been an incredible last few days. Thanks you all!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Irish Muppets!!

A traditional Irish song for you on St.Patrick's Day, perhaps you'll hear a similar version in the pubs tonight!!

Hope from Halifax

The Japanese Society of Halifax is holding a fundraiser for victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The event goes Friday and Saturday at the Seaport Farmers Market.

Society members will be folding and selling origami paper cranes with all profits going to the Japanese Red Cross.
The goal will be to create senbazuru groups of 1,000 cranes strung together.

Japanese tradition says that anyone who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish in this case the society's wish is for the health, safety and recovery of the survivors in Japan.

The senbazuru will be sent to the people of Japan as a message of hope and encouragement from Halifax.

Brad celebrates St. Paddy's Day!!

He's even drinking a green Shamrock Shake from McDonald's!

Facebook Bans Sale Of Mark Zuckerberg Doll

Facebook has banned the sale of a Mark Zuckerberg doll, made by Made in China Gadgets.

The doll is a spitting image of the Facebook CEO, which is probably the reason why Facebook has sent a cease and desist letter saying that they did not consent to the use of their copyright and trademark.

The Mini-Mark was about 7 inches tall and came with "Like" and "Poke" signs, which you could change. Oh well it's too bad, it's a hilarious idea for the Facebook fanatic in you life!!

Lady Gaga's wristband brings in cash for quake victims!

In just two day Lady's Gaga's "We Pray for Japan" wristbands had raised $250,000.

On March 13, the pop icon started selling the white-and-red wristbands on her online shop for $5, but you can opt to give a larger donation of up to $100. The bracelet features Gaga's monster-paw hand gesture and the words "We Pray for Japan."

Lady Gaga recently tweeted that she had designed the red-and-white wristband for purchase online. "I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters," she wrote.

Lady Gaga's wristband: click here


A wealthy Chinese coal magnate has bought the world's most expensive dog, a rare red Tibetan Mastiff puppy for which he paid more than $1.5 million. The 11-month-old dog named Hong Dong, which means "Big Splash" in Chinese, weighs more than 180 pounds, is nearly three feet high, and has red fur. The rare Tibetan Mastiff breed is believed to be one of the oldest and fiercest in the world, and, according to legend, both Genghis Khan and Buddha had them. They're rarely found outside China and Tibet, and are considered a state protected animal in China, where there are reportedly just 15,000 of them, mostly belonging to the rich.

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

One of the most decadent and creamy chocolate cheesecakes around with a shot of Guinness to enhance the chocolate flavour.

Servings: makes 6+ servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Guinness
1.Mix the graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder, sugar, and butter and press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
2.Melt the chocolate in the cream in a double boiler.
3.Cream the cream cheese.
4.Mix in the sugar, chocolate, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and Guinness.
5.Pour the mixture into the spring form pan.
6.Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 60 minutes.
7.Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in the oven with the door slightly ajar for 60 minutes.
8.Let it cool completely.
9.Chill the cheesecake in the fridge overnight.

Don't worry Pink, we've all had a bad haircut! It'll grow out.

Pink is fuming about her new hairdo -- only a few days after debuting it. The star attended the premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer with a new grey-blonde pixie cut.

It didn't take long for the star to take to Twitter to share how much she hated it. Pink tweeted, "the woman that did my hair butchered it. i hate it. thanks for pointing out how much you all hate it, too. helpful."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Facts about Clovers:

-According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14!
-Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
-One estimate suggests that there are about 10 000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.

10-thousand!! clovers or not, caller 100 wins 10-grand Thursday morning at 7:40 with the Breakfast Club - 451-1313, celebrate St.Patrick's Day with us!!

Wedding Date??

Do we hear wedding bells for Reese Witherspoon and boyfriend Jim Toth? According to Radar Online, the couple is getting married on March 26 at Reese' California estate. The couple is reportedly inviting around 100 guests to the ceremony, which will reportedly be filled with candles and white and pastel flowers. Have fun & enjoy!!

Captain Jack Sparrow will be returning to the silver screen May 20, but you can get a comprehensive preview of the film now.

Another funny baby!

13-Year-Old Launches Line of 'Mancans' Candles for Men.

A 13-year-old Ohio boy has launched his own line of scented candles for men -- which he calls "Mancans" -- with fragrances that include bacon, New York-style pizza, sawdust, leather baseball mitt, Campfire, fresh cut grass, and Grandpa's pipe. Hart Main said he got the idea when he was making fun of his sister for selling candles with girly scents for a school fundraiser. Since beginning his Mancans line last Thanksgiving, Main has sold 500 candles for $5 each, both online and in local stores, and says he's made enough to to buy himself a bicycle.


Yesterday, PepsiCo unveiled a new bottle made entirely of plant materials that the company says looks, feels and protects the drink inside exactly the same as the current bottles do. The new bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials, and Pepsi ultimately plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business for the bottles. While not biodegradable, the bottles are recyclable, and creating them is more environmentally friendly since they are not petroleum-based, like regular plastic. It also gives Pepsi a leg up over competitor Coca-Cola, which currently produces a bottle that is 30 percent made up of plant-based materials. Pepsi will begin testing the bottles in 2012.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mike Tompkins covers Katy Perry's Firework A Capella style, this guy is simply amazing!

Mulroney's life - opera style

An operatic satire about former prime minister Brian Mulroney hits the big screen next month.
Mulroney: The Opera is billed as `a unique viewing experience for film, opera and political satire lovers.'
The over-the-top comedy stars Dora and Gemini award-winner Rick Miller and Stephanie Anne Mills as Brian and Mila Mulroney.

A slew of Canadian veterans tackle other political personalities: Colin Mochrie is Jean Chretien, Wayne Best plays Pierre Trudeau, Ted Dykstra portrays Ed Broadbent, Joe Matheson is Ronald Reagan, and Sean Cullen is Mulroney cabinet minister Robert Coates.

Director Larry Weinstein says Canada's 18th prime minister is `the perfect subject for an opera, for epic film, for comedy, for tragedy.'
``Mulroney: The Opera'' will be shown across Canada in movie theatres on April 16 and April 27.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Ready - for a baby...

Bryan Adams has confirmed that he's going to be a dad at 51.

On Sunday, Adams posted a message to his personal website letting his fans know that he and his personal assistant Alicia Grimaldi are expecting a baby.

"She (helped) me start my foundation years ago and it looks like she'll be running the family now!" Adams wrote.

Ticket Wicket Monday!!

C100 presents the premiere of "Limitless" Wednesday night at Empire Theatres-Park Lane.
The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. It's described as a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His new abilities attract shadowy forces, threatening his new life.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Contact info related to earthquake

Canadians who believe that they have Canadian friends or family who may be affected by the quake in Japan can call the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade at 613-943-1055, or toll free within Canada at 1-800-387-3124, or email

Canadian citizens in Japan requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo at (011-81-3) 5412-6200, or call DFAIT’s Emergency Operations Centre collect at 613-996-8885. An email can also be sent to

If you're trying to track someone down in Japan, google may be able to help as well. Search "crisis response page" and then go to person finder.


A couple of pictures of the quake that hit Japan.

Experts say this earthquake was nearly eight-thousand times stronger than one that struck New Zealand late last month.
The magnitude 8.9 quake spawned a seven-metre tsunami that surged several kilometres inland, killing hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes.

A Massive Earthquake Hit the Coast of Japan Last Night . . . and the Tsunami Footage is amazing, take a look!

Check out the premiere of the official trailer for the 3-D live action film, The Smurfs.

The film stars Neil Patrick Harris and Glee’s Jayma Mays as a young couple who find the Smurfs lost in New York City and decide to help them get back home after the evil wizard Gargamel chased them out of their village, and into our world.

The Smurfs features the voices of Katy Perry (as Smurfette), Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin (as Clumsy Smurf), The Office’s B.J. Novak (as Baker Smurf), X-Men’s Alan Cumming (as Gutsy Smurf), George Lopez (as Grouchy Smurf), Jonathan Winters (as Papa Smurf), and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel).

Obsessed Julia Roberts fan!!

Nothing says love like having someone's face tattooed all over your body!

A Julia Roberts fanatic from Chile has taken his obsession with the actress to extremes by getting her image inked on his torso 82 time!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Ahead reminder!!

Daylight Savings Time has arrived again!!
We change the time on our clocks (one hour ahead) this weekend -Sunday, March 13th.

Ready for Spring - Now !

These cute little birds appear to be upset that spring hasn't officially arrived yet!! (photo from people dot com)
Don't worry, it's coming very soon (fingers & wings crossed).

Idol cuts tonight..

Find out who will be sent home tonight from American Idol's Top 13 finalists..There will be some live performances from the pros. Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert sings. Diddy-Dirty Money and Skylar Grey also perform.

Watch it on A tonight at 9pm.