Friday, April 29, 2011

Launch delayed

Mechanical trouble has forced NASA to scrub today's launch of space shuttle Endeavour.
It's because two heaters on an auxiliary power unit failed.
Commander Mark Kelly and his crew were on their way to the launch pad when NASA halted the countdown.
The astronauts' van did a U-turn, and returned them to crew quarters so engineers can work on the problem.
NASA says the next try will be Sunday at the earliest.

A frown??

Who is that sweet little girl frowning and covering her ears on the balcony during the big kiss? Prince William's 3-year-old goddaughter, Grace van Cutsem, who was one of the official bridesmaids (there are no "flower girl" roles in traditional British weddings, so children are often included as bridesmaids or pages). She is the daughter of Lady Rose Astor and Hugh van Cutsem, and great-great-great-granddaughter of William Waldorf Astor, a New York-born lawyer and politician who later became a member of the British Aristocracy. (The Waldorf Hotel was one of his pet projects.) Little Grace was also pouting for part of the carriage ride; apparently, those adoring fans got a little too noisy.

(Matt & Deb)

Wedding Day Photo's

the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge.

Miss Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress has been designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing.

Prepping at the Abbey for the big day!

From the official Royal Wedding Program

Check out the new black-and-white Mario Testino shot of Prince William and Kate Middleton, looking classic and completely giddy in open-collared white shirts. The photograph appears in the official program for their wedding.

Some of the tackier Royal Wedding Souvenirs!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Have a look inside Westminster

Westminster Abbey has been thoroughly decked out for Friday's royal wedding. The grand venue has been outfitted with two rows of tall trees lining the aisle, and chairs for the guests that face inward. All the better for taking in Kate Middleton as she makes her walk toward Prince William – and her place in history.

The official trailer for the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"

It's the final chapter for the Boy Who Lived.

Here's the official trailer, and like the book, it's jam-packed with epic action and drama. Good wizards take on the practitioners of the Dark Arts as Harry fulfills his destiny and takes on his nemesis Voldemort.

Breathtaking CGI, deep and rich colors and a feeling of something larger than life pervade the trailer; the entire film hits theaters July 15th.

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.

Julianne Moore is proving she’s more than all right as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Moore has transformed herself into the politician, for the new HBO film, Game Change.

Costarring Ed Harris as John McCain, the film follows the Arizona U.S. Senator's 2008presidential campaign from his selection of Palin as a running mate to their defeat in the general election.

Woody Harrelson portrays Steve Schmidt, McCain's senior advisor. Lost's Melissa Farman has also been cast as Bristol Palin.

The film, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, is based on the bestselling book of the same name. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are executive producers.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anxiously awaiting Kate & Wills

Hardcore royal fans staking out their spots in front of Westminster Abbey for Prince William & kate's wedding this Friday.
If you're one of those hardcore royal watchers, you can watch the coverage live on CTV, beginning at 4am.
The wedding service is expected to begin at 11:00 (atlantic).

Another Kate & her ring

It took a week, but someone finally noticed Kate Hudson's engagement ring.
It happened on NBC's ``Today'' show today when Matt Lauer was starting to interview Hudson about her upcoming movie, ``Something Borrowed.''
He noticed a huge diamond ring on her finger and she revealed she'd gotten engaged to Matt Bellamy, lead singer of the British rock band Muse, a week ago. She said she was waiting for someone to notice.
No wedding date has been set.
Hudson and Bellamy are expecting their first child.

Old Newlyweds!

Take a look at this fabulous peek into Buckingham Palace's future, circa 2041! A digital age progression expert helps us see what Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, will look like in 30 years—we're guessing this is post Wills' ascension the throne, obviously.

Ah-mazing. This gem of a photo actually depicts what specialists predict the royal couple will look like three decades from the exact day they tie the knot at Westminster Abbey this Friday. Pretty sure, every wrinkle is just where it should be.

If you ask me it's more like 50 years from now, they look way too old!

Raw Video: Military Rehearses for Royal Wedding

The Thinning Royal Crown!!

At just 28, Prince William’s follicles are already vanishing. Could he be heir to bad hair days as well as the crown?

Jake Gyllenhaal shave his head for his next movie roll.

The actor, who usually flaunts quite a head of hair, was recently spotted on the Los Angeles set of his new film, End of Watch, with a totally shaved head.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Voice

There's a new talent show on CTV tonight.(9pm atlantic)The singers are picked based on their voices!! The vocal coaches are Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton.

The wind is so strong here...

Sorry for having a few laughs at your expense, reporters covering weather related events deserve credit. Gotta love her!


Dancing With the Stars' Chelsea Kane, Mark Ballas, Lil Romeo and Chelsea Hightower do an impromptu version of Rebecca Black's "Friday." Even ousted American Idol contestant Pia Toscano makes an appearance.

Glee cast shoot season finale in NYC!

GLEE's Season 2 ender will air Tuesday, May 24.

Kelly Ripa and family at the Whitehouse for Easter!

Plenty of people celebrate Easter by brunching with family and binging on jelly beans and chocolate.

But Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and their three kids hit the Easter jackpot when they scored invites to celebrate with the first family at the White House in D.C. this weekend.

They were just two of the celebs selected to participate in the annual Easter egg roll. Yesterday, they got a special VIP tour of the Obama's digs.

Mariah Carey's Easter bump!! Wowsa, Mariah looks like she's about to pop! I bet she can't wait.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Good news

(People dot com)

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a shooting in January, will attend this Friday's launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, which her husband Mark Kelly is commanding on its final mission.
Kelly says he's excited about having his wife there. Asked what her reaction was when she got the approval, he says: "I think she said, 'Awesome,' and she pumped her fist."

Celebrities are just like us! They are bridesmaids at brothers weddings!

Keira Knightly is bridesmaid at her brothers wedding Sunday April 24th in Glasgow Scotland.

Michael Buble on his honeymoon!

Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato take a Venetian taxi ride together while on vacation on Sunday (April 24) in Venice, Italy.

Michael is heading back on tour this June and some extra shows were added earlier this month. Check out for tour dates.

Fittest Men Celebrities!

"Men's Fitness" will drop its list of the 25 Fittest Guys on May 9th. But they released some of this year's honorees over the weekend. Here they are . . .

Joe Manganiello

Chris Evans

Bradley Cooper

See the entire list by clicking here

Friday, April 22, 2011

Teen stages hunger strike for Wills & Kate's wedding

A poor Mexican teenager who went on a hunger strike in an attempt to get to the Royal wedding has had her dream come true after receiving a plane ticket.
19-year-old Estibalis Chavis, spent 16 days outside the British Embassy in Mexico City in the hope her perseverance would get her invited to the ceremony in London.
She even spent her time on the street painting a canvas portrait of Kate and William.
She plans to give the picture to the couple as she waits outside Westminster Abbey.

Many passers-by laughed at her lonely protest camp - some even called her the "crazy lady of the embassy".
But one man was touched by her attempt, and has put up the airfare for her.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dogs and babies, what can we say, sooo cute!

Time's most influential..

Ontario teen heart-throb Justin Bieber has made Time magazine's list of the 100 ``most influential'' people of 2011.

Bieber's mentor Usher wrote an essay on the teen -- saying quote ``he was born a star.''
Some of the others on this year's list include Oprah Winfrey and Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Time says its list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential people

An Oprah guest returns..

James Frey will appear again on `The Oprah Winfrey Show,' more than 5 years after the talk show queen accused him on live television of lying in one of his books.
Harpo Productions confirms Frey would appear on a May episode. Frey's latest book, `The Final Testament of the Holy Bible,' will be released this month.

Oprah chose Frey's substance abuse story `A Million Little Pieces,' for her book club in September 2005, making it a million seller.
Frey acknowledged on Winfrey's show in January 2006 that he had lied in the book. A sometimes angry and tearful Winfrey told him she felt duped and that he had betrayed millions of readers.


Real Madrid waited 18 years to win back the Copa del Rey trophy only to drop the cup and watch it get crushed under the wheels of a bus.
Only hours after beating archrival Barcelona in the domestic cup final in Valencia, Madrid defender Sergio Ramos let the 33-pound cup fall from the top of the team bus during celebrations early this morning in the capital.
The front right wheel of the bus rolled over the trophy before the driver stopped.

Birthday Gal!

The Queen is marking a milestone today -- celebrating her 85th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth was at Westminster Abbey today to take part in a royal Easter tradition to hand out Maundy Money to retired people.

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day marking Jesus' Last Supper, when the queen traditionally gives special coins to as many men and as many women as the years of her life.

PS22 cover Adele!

Very cool cover. These are the kids who performed at the Oscars this year.

What Do You Get When You Pay $6,390 For a Toilet?

Kohler is about to start rolling out a new toilet called the Numi. It'll cost you $6,390 to have one in your house.

So, what do you get when you pay that much for a toilet? Here's a list of what it features.
A lid that opens automatically when it senses your presence and adjusts the seat to your height? YES.
A bidet that cleans you and has options for pulsating and oscillating sprays? YES.
A charcoal-filter deodorizer to kill any nasty smells? YES.
A sleek, minimalist look that makes the toilet look almost like a work of art? YES.
A nightlight to guide you right onto the bowl in the dark? YES.
A foot warmer? YES.
A built-in FM radio, a spot to dock your iPod, and a touch-screen remote? YES.
A flush that changes from 0.6 gallons to 1.28 gallons depending on what you NEED.

Embarrassing Commercials Actors Did Before They Were Famous

There's a new video montage online of celebrities doing embarrassing commercials before they were famous. Some of them are pretty well-known, like MATT LEBLANC'S 1987 Heinz ketchup ad.

--But there are probably a few you've never seen, like BRAD PITT'S Pringles ad, BEN AFFLECK'S Burger King ad, and COURTENEY COX'S Tampax ad.

Before They Were Famous from WWJessieDo on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kate the doll

Found this cute pic on People dot com...The little doll, Kate Middleton makes her last public appearance before her big day on April 29. The limited-edition Princess Catherine doll, is spotted next to London's iconic double-decker bus.

Catherine talks about Bipolar

Catherine Zeta-Jones, on the cover of this week's People magazine, hopes her confession that she has Bipolar II disorder will help other sufferers of the illness.
She revealed earlier this month she was being treated for the condition, also known as manic depression and her wish is her decision to go public with her struggle will help other people.

She tells People magazine, "If my revelation of having Bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."

Justin & GaGa!!

Two big stars are set to take the stage on Saturday Night Live for the show's season finale.. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga!!

Justin will handle hosting duties on May 21 and reports say that Lady Gaga will join him as the musical guest.
This will be Timberlake’s 4th time hosting and Gaga’s 2nd appearance since 2009.

Another viral video to check out!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Canadarm2 anniversary

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Canadarm2 was launched to the International Space Station aboard the shuttle Endeavour.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield connected the robotic arm to the station three days later, on the first-ever spacewalk by a Canadian.
The Canadian Space Agency is now in talks about how the Canadarm can be used on commercial spacecraft, after the U-S shuttles retire this year.

Easter weekend reminders..

HRM with a reminder - no regular municipal solid waste collection services on Good Friday, April 22. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Good Friday, will occur Saturday, April 23.

The Otter Lake Waste Processing and Disposal Facilities, the two Composting Facilities and the HRM Recycling Plant will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open on Saturday, April 23rd and Monday, April 25th with regular operating hours.

HRM’s residential Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be closed Saturday, April 23rd but will be open Saturday, April 30th.. or 490-4000.


Metro Transit schedule for the upcoming Easter Weekend.

Good Friday, April 22

Conventional fixed route bus and Access-A-Bus service will operate on Holiday level schedules. There will be no MetroLink, MetroX, Community Transit or Alderney or Woodside ferry service in operation.

Saturday, April 23

Buses and ferries will operate on regular weekend schedules.

Easter Sunday, April 24

Buses will run on Holiday level schedules. There will be no ferry service in operation

Monday, April 25

Buses, MetroLink, MetroX, Community Transit, Access-A-Bus and the Alderney & Woodside ferries will all operate on regular weekday schedule service

For more specific details on Metro Transit schedule or route information, please contact the HRM Call Centre at 490-4000 or visit our website at


Nova Scotians are reminded that most stores and retail..businesses will be closed Good Friday, April 22nd and Easter Sunday, April 24th. Businesses and services such as smaller drug stores and grocery stores, gas stations, and food and beverage establishments are exempt from the retail closing day rules. For a complete list of exemptions, visit

Tickle, tickle!

Cookie is a little penguin and the mascot of the Zoo Bird House at the Cincinatti Zoo. This video was shot by a woman (Patricia Sund) who worked there as a Guest Keeper for book research and for her blog, Parrot Nation.

Walk the Dinosaur!

Remember being so bored in school that you would just pray for anything to break up the monotony of your day that had become so routine? Whether it was an assembly or a fire drill; any distraction was a welcomed one in school. So imagine how these kids at a school in Sydney, Australia felt when they were visited by a T-Rex.

Wow, check this out, a guy filmed a tornado coming straight for him!!

Hundreds of tornadoes touched down all across the southeastern United States this past weekend, and there are a ton of videos of them on YouTube. Most of the people in the videos freak out.
But one guy in Wilson, North Carolina filmed a tornado from a parking lot, and stayed completely calm while it was bearing down on him.

Monday, April 18, 2011

BREATHTAKING: The Wheel of the Sky

Honestly, this is STUNNING! I reccomend watching FULL SCREEN!

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.


Michael Douglas giving back to Montreal

It took Canadian doctors to detect the throat cancer that several American doctors failed to find in Michael Douglas.
The actor is revealing the cancer diagnosis first came from Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, which is affiliated with McGill University.
The Hollywood star has volunteered to headline a posh fundraiser next month for McGill's head and neck cancer fund as a thank you.

Odd Royal Wedding souvenirs

From fine china makers to the producers of nick-nacks of dubious taste, souvenir makers have gone into overdrive ahead of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

From the most exquisite ornaments to kitsch keepsakes have been working non-stop since November, when William and his bride-to-be announced their engagement.
The lovebirds' smiles adorn more than 3.5 million mugs along with multitudes of plates, key-ring bottle openers, cricket caps, t-shirts and even refrigerators.
"Kiss me Kate" beer cans, coats for dogs to wear on the wedding day and "royal" cat food have all been created.

Replicas of Kate's wedding dress and the sapphire engagement ring are also available.

The Nova Scotia ‘Provincial’ Senior High Cheerleading Competition winners!

Cheerleading or ‘ CHEER’ is growing at an unprecedented rate at both the Junior and Senior High levels in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia ‘Provincial’ Senior High Cheerleading Competition was held this weekend at North Kings Education Centre in Canning with teams from across Nova Scotia competing.
Final Four 2011 NS Champions Riverview High Redettes from Sydney
2nd Glace Bay Panthers
3rd AvonView Avalanche, Windsor
4th Auburn Drive Eagles, Cole Harbour

Here’s the link to the very impressive winning performance from the
RiverView High School Redettes of Cape Breton…. Wow !!

Halifax's Andrew M

Halifax's Andrew M has posted another self-made video cover. Andrew is 14 years old and loaded with talent. Check out his other videos on youtube.

Acro Yoga

The Breakfast Club's Moya Farrell and CTV's Maria Panopalis took some guests last night to Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio last night. It was amazing what we were able to do at our very first class.

These ladies are very experienced but we were doing many of these moves last night.

Check out the demonstration of Acro Yoga in the video here.

The cover art for Lady Gaga's album Born This Way!

LADY GAGA has released the cover art for her next album "Born This Way". It features Lady Gaga as a creature that's sort of like a centaur, except that instead of being half-horse, she's half-motorcycle.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jellybean Kate

Kate Middleton is not only marrying into royalty, but she has received an honour previously only enjoyed by celebrities like Elvis, Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
A likeness of the future princess, who marries Britain's Prince William on April 29, has shown up on an item of food. Specifically, a jellybean.
The mango-flavoured sweet was discovered earlier this week in a 700-gram jar from Dublin's Jelly Bean Factory by Wesley Hosie and his girlfriend, Jessica White, from Taunton, Somerset.

Hosie says "Given that the royal wedding is only a few weeks away, we hope to make a few pounds out of it by selling it on the internet to a collector," He has reason to be hopeful.
In 2004, a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary sold on eBay for $28,000 US.