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Canadian gossip

We have one thread about Australian gossip, so why not about Canadian. Lets talk about major and minor celebs here. Who is gay, who is closeted?

by Anonymousreply 55715 hours ago

Politician Jason Kenny is a huge closet case.

by Anonymousreply 106/20/2019

Most of the heroin sold in Toronto is cut with maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 206/20/2019

Not me! I'm not gay!

by Anonymousreply 306/20/2019

Give me the dirt on all the hot closeted hockey players.

by Anonymousreply 406/20/2019

After 18 years of speculation could we finally set the record straight on which Ashmore twin is the gay one? It's Shawn, right?

by Anonymousreply 506/20/2019

Doug Ford and Andrew Scheer are into scat play

by Anonymousreply 606/20/2019

Have we ever learned anything about bubble butt Sidney Crosby's romantic life?

by Anonymousreply 706/20/2019

R7 people are trying to claim that he and that Kathy chick are legit, just very private. Sure Jan! Any Pittsburgh locals care to shed some light?

by Anonymousreply 806/20/2019

Nobody cares about Cana-duhhh.

by Anonymousreply 906/20/2019

I have a friend who works in Ontario politics and with the PC party. Vic Fedeli had a complete meltdown when he learned of his demotion. He started screaming.

by Anonymousreply 1006/20/2019

Yeah, R10. I can imagine.

It's unprecedented for a Finance Minister to be demoted after only 1 year in the job.

by Anonymousreply 1106/20/2019

R11 My friend says that the rumours of him being dropped from cabinet were indeed true. He likely won't run for reelection now. Lisa Thompson was so out of her element.

by Anonymousreply 1206/20/2019

Vic Fedeli should take a page from Jody Wilson Raybould and start a campaign to push Doug Ford out

by Anonymousreply 1306/20/2019

Lisa MacLeod, R12?

Yeah, it makes sense that Ford demoted her to Tourism after all the controversy she has provoked with parents of autistic children.

by Anonymousreply 1406/20/2019

R14 She apparently feels scape goated. Some of the staff and caucus feel a certain way about the new additions to Cabinet. They don't think Kinga Surma, Jill Dunlop are qualified.

Christine Elliott feels overwhelmed by the health portfolio. That's the real reason her file was split into 3. My friend predicts the Ontario Health Teams will be a giant clusterfuck based on what he is hearing. There will be massive service disruptions.

by Anonymousreply 1506/20/2019

What's odd about Christine Elliott is that a couple of years ago she had retired from politics, and then all of a sudden she came running back in last year.

by Anonymousreply 1606/20/2019

R16 She has health issues (we're finally seeing this leak to certain outlets likely by factions looking to push her out).

by Anonymousreply 1706/20/2019

Why isn't there a Canadian version of Datalounge? No freedom of speech, that's why.

by Anonymousreply 1806/20/2019

^^^Jordan Peterson

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by Anonymousreply 2106/21/2019

Every male actor on the next step is flaming

by Anonymousreply 2206/21/2019

^^^I know one of the guys who was on that show from the beginning and he plays a butch dudebro on the show but is flaming off camera. Cute kid though.

by Anonymousreply 2306/21/2019

R4 Carey Price is so cute. He is a sensitive guy. He pings. I think my gaydar might be wrong about him though because he's married and has kids.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/21/2019

R24 Did that link work? Anyways, here's a recent pic from the NHL awards.

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by Anonymousreply 2506/21/2019

And another.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/21/2019

Mackenzie Davis is almost certainly a lesbian, isn't she?

by Anonymousreply 2706/21/2019

Polar bears are actually just regular bears that bleach their fur.

by Anonymousreply 2806/21/2019

Any Degrassi gossip?

by Anonymousreply 2906/21/2019

[quote] Any Degrassi gossip?

Drake is actually a retard.

by Anonymousreply 3006/21/2019

Renata Ford (Rob Ford's widow) will be running for Maxime Bernier's People's Party in Etobicoke.

Could take votes away from the Conservatives. Probably a way to get back at Doug for the fight they're having over Rob's estate.

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by Anonymousreply 3106/21/2019

Can we please get some gossip about Canadian actors? Whether well known or only known in Canada. Who is gay?

by Anonymousreply 3206/23/2019

Wheels from Degrassi died a lonely tragic death!

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by Anonymousreply 3306/23/2019

[quote] Why isn't there a Canadian version of Datalounge?


by Anonymousreply 3406/23/2019

R32 someone mentioned in another thread a while back that he was fucking Canadian actor Allan Hawco while they were both performing at the Stratford Festival some years back.

Another poster then added that the woman Hawco married is not only a CBC executive, but a well known lesbian around the gaybourhood.

by Anonymousreply 3506/23/2019

Rat faced Kinga Surma and Doug Ford are fucking. Christine Hogarth was the MPP that Ford's now former Chief of Staff, Dean French reduced to tears. Lisa MacLeod is not well liked or respected by anyone in the PC Party.

by Anonymousreply 3606/23/2019

R35 Love Stratford Festival!

by Anonymousreply 3706/23/2019

Anyone remember Des Mcanuff 's disastrous tenure as Stratford Festival Director? He didn't even last one season/year.

by Anonymousreply 3806/23/2019

It is rumored that Jessica Yaniv will be the next Governor General of Canada.

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by Anonymousreply 3906/23/2019

Canada is an insatiable bottom!

by Anonymousreply 4006/23/2019

R33 Thanks for posting about Wheels. What a sad story.

by Anonymousreply 4106/23/2019

Ben Mulroney is a major closet case has used 'exclusive' male escorts.

Justin Trudeau has had numerous affairs including one with a cabinet minister Catherine McKenna

by Anonymousreply 4206/25/2019

I've heard the rumors about Justin Trudeau & Catherine McKenna (& other female staffers), but how reliable are they, R42?

Ben Mulroney I'm not sure about. He's married to a woman and has 2 kids, so if he's gay why has he chosen that route?

by Anonymousreply 4306/25/2019

R43 It's an open knowledge in the Canadian media but the media is always very hesitant to talk about politicians private lives. However Justin's wife basically all but admitted that he's cheated on her in an interview around the 2015 election.

Ben Mulroney comes from a super conservative family that wouldn't likely accept a gay son. Rumours about Ben have been around for ages.

by Anonymousreply 4406/25/2019

R44, isn't Ben's father a Red Tory who is moderate on social issues? His father was Prime Minister of the old Progressive Conservative party. Ben does ping a bit and has been an entertainment t.v. host for many years, but why go to the length of getting married to a woman and having kids?

I wouldn't be surprised if Justin plays around. But is it cheating, or do he & Sophie have an open marriage?

by Anonymousreply 4506/25/2019

How did Chris Hyndam really die?

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by Anonymousreply 4606/25/2019

Yeah, I’d love to know what really happened there, R46.

by Anonymousreply 4706/25/2019

Any gossip on those annoying Canadians who act on Hallmark movies and TV shows?

by Anonymousreply 4806/25/2019

TV personality and radio host Roz Weston is the biggest fucking prick you will ever meet.

His entire career has been stepping on the backs of whoever will help him advance his career.

His entire nice guy good time Charlie persona is a complete put on and the real Roz is a cold calculating opportunist who won't think twice about ruining someone else's career to help himself.

He's also an anti-gay douchebag who routinely uses anti-gay slurs and thinks the height of comedy is doing a lisping limp wristed impression of gay men.

by Anonymousreply 4906/25/2019

Know anything about MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre? Wiki doesn't have much on his personal life. Is he married, living the pussy hound life?

by Anonymousreply 5006/25/2019

The hairdressers at CBC used to call Wendy Mesley "Windy," not because of her terrible gas from Peter Mansbridge's cooking at the time, but because her hair was so thin and fine and flyaway that it was a catastrophe every time she had to film outdoors. That fun tidbit brought to you by the good people at Frank Magazine, circa 1993.

by Anonymousreply 5106/25/2019

Not gossip - just an observation. Thank goodness MM is not Canadian or at least born in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 5206/25/2019

R50 supposedly gay and publicly closeted but privately out.

by Anonymousreply 5306/25/2019

Ben Mulroney is married to a nice Jewish girl from Montreal.

When he was on The Talk on CTV a couple years ago he spoke in favor of having his boys snipped.

by Anonymousreply 5406/25/2019

There's good hockey speculation in this thread:

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by Anonymousreply 5506/25/2019

I don't get Crosby at all. If that girl is really his gf why are they so standoffish, why tf has he never even mentioned her, ever-- that goes beyond "being private", it's plain freakish by normal straight couple standards and even by Crosby's —he's a superstitious freak— standards. She's been around for Cup celebrations and some games and some weddings and dinners with teammates and pics with Pens WAGs... only to get completely banished (shipped off?) afterwards. Like, people already know she exists, yet Sid has never taken her to any awards shows or public events (only date he's ever brought anywhere was his sister to the NHL awards once)-- the fact that no one in the media has ever asked him about it or talked about that only makes it more suspicious, that means they know they're not supposed to ask/mention that, but why?? What are we missing here? Sid can't even say her name? As for the girl in question, imagine not being acknowledged by your man after a decade together, if it's a real relationship how does their dynamic even work, she's a doormat... And, if she's a beard, then why not putting her to good use, it doesn't make sense- if you have a beard you show her off-- that's why I hesitate on assuming he's gay... like, is he that bad- that awkward he can't even fake in public like a normal closeted man (or even if he's asexual or is out there being a secret pussy hound), literally just stand by her side, doesn't even need to touch her —if he's that icky about touching as he seems to be (all those pics with his hands on his pockets)... In the end he doesn't bother at all to either put up a decent act, or act like he actually gives a fuck about his longterm girlfriend. So the speculation won't die. So which is it? Can't say "I only want to focus on [insert profession]" forever.

by Anonymousreply 5606/25/2019

Ha ha

Of course a thread about Canadian gossip is dull as dishwater

by Anonymousreply 5706/26/2019

Should Jian Ghomeshi have been convicted?

by Anonymousreply 5806/26/2019

R58 There is no doubt he was guilty but Ghomeshi's lawyer Marie Henein managed to poke enough holes in the women's stories to get him acquitted (which in legal terms isn't the same as not guilty). There is a double standard in the Canadian justice system - it's something that Henein herself admitted after the case was over - because a defence lawyer is allowed to get dirt on accusers and not report back to The Crown but the Crown has to give every single piece of evidence it has a against the accused. This is why the Crown was caught by surprise during Ghomeshi's trial.

Now, the second case which involved a former CBC-employee accusing Ghomeshi didn't go to trial because Henein was allowed to use a peace bond in which Ghomeshi - while not actually confirming guilt - apologized to the victim. It's now known that the reason for the peace bond is that Henein believed she would lose the second case because she had nothing to poke holes in the accusers story. Having seen the character damage Henein inflected on the first batch of women, the victim decided to take a peace bond instead of going to trial which is unfortunate but understandable.

by Anonymousreply 5906/26/2019

R56, it's certainly interesting that Sidney Crosby seems to rarely have had a girlfriend up until now.

Despite being a famous, handsome, wealthy hockey player who could be banging lots of hot girls, hardly anything is ever heard about Sidney and girls.

by Anonymousreply 6006/26/2019

Maxime Bernier got married today, but I'm surprised he couldn't have found a better looking woman:

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by Anonymousreply 6106/27/2019

[quote](only date he's ever brought anywhere was his sister to the NHL awards once)

He brought a childhood friend to a charity Kentucky Derby event in 2011. Sid got him a job with the Penguins as well. Still working there I think. Pens Youth Hockey manager. But that's just yet another famous person hooking an old friend up with a job.

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by Anonymousreply 6206/28/2019

Friend was also at 2015 Worlds. Again I don't particularly think that's his secret boo or anything— it's his close childhood friend. But seeing how little we know about Crosby's circle of trusted people, might as well mention him.

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by Anonymousreply 6306/28/2019

I worked for CTV in Ottawa for a number of years (2010-2107) and here is some gossip that is well known in the media but not publicly reported on. The Canadian news media has an unwritten rule that it doesn't report on the private lives of politicians particularly when it comes to sexual matters because it would mean involving spouses or lovers who are not necessarily in the public eye. There is a feeling that it is unethical to bring the spotlight on a private citizen rather than an elected official. Not saying I agree with that but it's the truth.

Jason Kenney, now the Premier of Alberta and former federal cabinet minister under Stephen Harper - is gay, but a major closet case. Kenney had a propensity for hiring young responsibly attractive young men as interns, then promoting them to high positions within his office that they were not remotely qualified for. One particular young man who because a Director in Kenney's office lived with Kenney in a one bedroom condo in Ottawa.

John Baird - former conservative cabinet minister under Stephen Harper - his being gay is hardly a secret. What is shocking is that he has yet to be caught up in #metoo. Baird was notoriously inappropriate with younger men to the point that young men who were hired into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which was Baird's ministry for most of his time in office) were actually warned about his behaviour and advised not to be alone with him.

Nigel Wright - Stephen Harper's former right hand man who Harper then threw under the bus in order to avoid being personally implicated in the senate scandal. Also gay but a devout Anglican who leads a celibate life. I met him twice and here's the thing he's actually a really nice guy and I couldn't not figure out why the fuck he would be involved with Harper and why he continues to support the Conservative Party after all they did to him. It's known Harper directed him to pay off Mike Duffy but his personal sense of loyalty means he will never point the finger at the former PM.

Speaking of Stephen Harper - all the rumours about him and his wife's marriage are mostly true. I believe for most of Harper's second to third term in office, he and his wife were basically living separate lives only being seen together at public events. They're still married but I believe continue to mostly lead different lives. The reason they have not separated is rumoured to be that Harper plans on running for the Conservative leadership again if Andrew Scheer loses this year's election. Now there were rumours that Laureen Harper had taken up with another woman, but that's ideal gossip. That may come from the fact that Laureen is very pro-LGBTQ and isn't actually a strong conservative supporter which is likely the source of some of the tension in the Harper marriage.

Justin Trudeau - Numerous affairs, however, I believe he and his wife have an agreement.

Doug Ford - Former Drug dealer, bought the leadership of the Ontario Conservatives using false memberships and votes (OPP have quietly sealed the investigation on this due to the family's personal connection in the force).

by Anonymousreply 6407/01/2019

r64, thank you for sharing.

by Anonymousreply 6507/01/2019

[quote]I worked for CTV in Ottawa for a number of years (2010-2107)

I worked for CTV in Toronto. It was run by a nasty little clique that grew up in the Ottawa bureau. Totally fucked up newsroom of little Canadians thinking they were network stars.

Lloyd Robertson was really short.

by Anonymousreply 6607/01/2019

Thanks R64.

[quote]OPP have quietly sealed the investigation on this due to the family's personal connection in the force

This pisses me off the most. As someone who had to deal with a corrupt OPP cop it sickens me how much power those fucking peelers have to make our lives miserable.

by Anonymousreply 6707/01/2019

R66, yeah, Lloyd Robertson has a great speaking voice to be a newscaster, but he's only 5'7. He also seems to lean Conservative from what I can tell.

by Anonymousreply 6807/01/2019

On a lighter, non-political note, any gossip on Ty Olsson, a hunky actor who was in a number of those low-rent, made-in-Canada Lifetime/Hallmark movies?

by Anonymousreply 6907/01/2019

[quote]Jason Kenney, now the Premier of Alberta and former federal cabinet minister under Stephen Harper - is gay, but a major closet case.

Yeah, it's been suspected for years that Kenney is gay. 50 years old and never married or had kids.

It's disgraceful that he has such a long anti-gay voting record.

by Anonymousreply 7007/01/2019

R66 I hated working for CTV overall nasty pro-conservative company as is Global too were I worked before CTV. You worked in CTV Toronto? Were you ever creeped by Todd Van der Heyden? There were a ton of rumours about him being inappropriate with male staff, but that might have just stemmed from homophobia and the fact that he's allegedly a total diva.

by Anonymousreply 7107/02/2019

There has been a ton of rumours on twitter about Ontario MPP Sam Oosterhoff being caught propositioning men in public washrooms around Toronto and also dating a male grad student from Queen's University.

by Anonymousreply 7207/02/2019

Even Canadian gossip is dull

by Anonymousreply 7307/02/2019

Not really, R73.

There is some interesting stuff, and it's now beginning to finally come out.

by Anonymousreply 7407/02/2019

R72, that's interesting because that Sam guy is such a right-wing little shit.

by Anonymousreply 7507/02/2019

R72 Rob Gill on twitter has outed Sam numerous times.

R73 a big reason for that is Canada doesn't have a star system like the US or UK. In order for our celebrities to get famous they have to move to Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 7607/02/2019

Who is Rob Gill?

by Anonymousreply 7707/02/2019

It would be interesting if any of these people were even remotely well know in the US.

by Anonymousreply 7807/03/2019

[quote]it's now beginning to finally come out

Unlike Jason Kenney!

by Anonymousreply 7907/03/2019

It would be interesting if R78 were even remotely well know anywhere in the world.

by Anonymousreply 8007/03/2019

I'm still waiting for Big Ears Teddy to come out with his tell-all on Jian.

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by Anonymousreply 8107/03/2019

R78, some of these people are known in the US, and definitely on Datalounge.

Justin Trudeau, for one.

by Anonymousreply 8207/03/2019

R81 Speaking of Jian Ghomeshi, it was fairly well known in Toronto that Ghomeshi is bisexual. An alleged male victim came forward to the Toronto Star back at the height of the revelations that when he and Ghomeshi were students at York University in Toronto, Ghomeshi once grabbed the guy's crotch and asked to go down on him when they were alone in an elevator. The guy claims there was no lead up that it was totally out of the blue. Also in Toronto Life article before the Ghomeshi's trial about what his life was like now, one of Ghomeshi's friends stated that he used to boast about sleeping with guys including going to bed with a mutual friend's husband.

A former friend of mine, we've lost touch since he moved out of Toronto, briefly worked for the CBC and he told me about an encounter he had with Ghomeshi. This was back in the early 00s when Ghomeshi used to be an arts an culture reporter for the Toronto 6 pm CBC news. My friend was working on the logistics an event Ghomeshi was going to cover. At one point, my friend's boyfriend at the time showed up - I think they were in Riverdale Park covering the story but don't quote me - to drop off some lunch. Ghomeshi definitely was checking the boyfriend out and then later was asking my friend a lot of sexual questions about their relationship: are you closed, your boyfriend looks like he gives amazing head, does he fuck you or do you fuck him? At one point Ghomeshi invited my friend and his boyfriend over for dinner but my friend never followed through thankfully.

by Anonymousreply 8307/03/2019

There used to be all these threads titled "Dominion Wackiness" that I would ignore because I thought they were about Canada.

by Anonymousreply 8407/03/2019

More Chris Hyndman and Jian Gomeshi gossip, please.

by Anonymousreply 8507/03/2019

[quote]Justin Trudeau - Numerous affairs, however, I believe he and his wife have an agreement.

Yeah, unlike some rumors, the Trudeau ones probably have some truth to them. Even the Canadian journalists have talked about them and Sophie didn't really deny it when she was asked a few years ago.

Trudeau looks like he enjoys sex, and with all the women (& men) coming onto him every day, it's probably difficult not to enjoy the opportunities.

But is it an open marriage? Is Sophie allowed to play around, too?

by Anonymousreply 8607/03/2019

R86 Trudeau's affairs are common knowledge it's not a secret. As you've stated journalist over the years have strongly hinted at it and yes Sophie gave a non-denial denial when asked. I also don't think Trudeau is bi I think he's a pussy hound but is totally comfortable with gay men perhaps even harmless flirting but nothing further.

I'm actually wondering what the state of Sophie and Justin's marriage is. I believe Sophie is [mostly] in the marriage for the money, lifestyle, and fame. However, Sophie's public profile has drastically decreased in the last year or so. When Justin first become Prime Minister she had a very public profile (the Conservatives even criticized her for it) but since about 2017 or so, she only shows up to major official events. I sense there is trouble in the marriage.

by Anonymousreply 8707/04/2019

On the topic of Justin Trudeau, I didn't realize until reading it on Twitter that Trudeau allegedly had a speech impediment growing up which is why he speaks in a clipped manner.

by Anonymousreply 8807/04/2019

Apparently during episodes of rough sex, Jian turned Big Ears Teddy to face the wall and said "You don't want to see this".

by Anonymousreply 8907/04/2019

Is Jian working right now?

by Anonymousreply 9007/04/2019

Sam Oosterhoff?

I wouldn't fuck him with Bea Arthur's dick.

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by Anonymousreply 9107/04/2019

Speaking of Bea Arthur, rumour is she's beloved Canadian TV royalty......

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by Anonymousreply 9207/04/2019

R92 I forgot Bea was the spokesperson for Shoppers

by Anonymousreply 9307/04/2019

R56, R62, R63 Here's Crosby bringing a dude to a hockey game in LA, 2012. He goes out with friends but he can't take his gf anywhere?? And they've been together a for like a decade?! Boy I'd really like to know what Kathy does in her free time. I hope she's at least having fun with Sid's money, because it sure doesn't look like she'd be having any with him.

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by Anonymousreply 9407/05/2019

Ford cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod swore at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk in a drunken tirade at a Stones concert:

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by Anonymousreply 9507/05/2019

I hear Justin Trudeau will show his foreskin to just about ANYONE upon request.

by Anonymousreply 9607/06/2019

Indeed, R96.

Justin has been on this list of famous uncut men for many years:

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by Anonymousreply 9707/06/2019

I'm sure Pierre had a fat, uncut cock too. Certainly a fair number of women took a ride on it back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 9807/06/2019

We need to hear salacious details about 40 hockey players and their naughty nights out

by Anonymousreply 9907/06/2019

R98, yup -- Pierre Trudeau dated everyone from Margot Kidder to Barbra:

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by Anonymousreply 10007/06/2019

R99, it would be great to hear about Sidney Crosby getting his big bubble butt plowed, but he's still deeply in the closet:

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by Anonymousreply 10107/06/2019

Sydney is too boring to gossip about

by Anonymousreply 10207/06/2019

Yeah, as hot & talented as he is, Sidney does have a boring personality.

Too bad, because he has a great ass.

by Anonymousreply 10307/06/2019

Jason K. Yup, I’ve got some pretty good dirt on him.

Ask the Edmonton gay escorts.

by Anonymousreply 10407/06/2019

R95 shes trash

by Anonymousreply 10507/06/2019

I thought at first that people were exaggerating about Lisa MacLeod, but her screaming & swearing at the Ottawa Senators owner means she has a drinking problem/anger management issues.

by Anonymousreply 10607/06/2019

R97 This list is BS. Paul Rudd is on the list and he's jewish and is on record as being cut.

by Anonymousreply 10707/06/2019

R104 Jason Kenney's sexuality is known. ANd yes rumours on twitter about his using escorts.

by Anonymousreply 10807/06/2019

If Kenney is having gay sex then that makes him an even bigger hypocrite.

It's bad enough to be an anti-gay closeted politician who is supposedly celibate. It's another thing to be having actual gay sex while voting against gays in the legislature.

by Anonymousreply 10907/06/2019

K is deep in the closet. Only a select few know about his hookups. He likes them young and the young like to talk. ;)

by Anonymousreply 11007/06/2019

The Canadian media should expose Kenney, but they're too pathetic to do so.

by Anonymousreply 11107/06/2019

I'm R64 and Jason Kenney's sexuality is well known in the media and in conservative circles. The Canadian media is always hesitant to discuss politicians private lives partly because privacy and libel laws in Canada are stricter than they are in the States. Also lets not forgot that virtually all of Canada's media outlets are run by conservative supporters so they protect their own.

by Anonymousreply 11207/06/2019

Are there any hot politicians, musicians or news media personalities in Canada?

by Anonymousreply 11307/07/2019

Yes, R113.

You can start with the Prime Minister -- Justin Trudeau:

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by Anonymousreply 11407/07/2019

We know Justin! I mean more at the province/local level

by Anonymousreply 11507/07/2019

In my opinion Brian Gallant who was Liberal premier of New Brunswick from 2014 to 2018 is even hotter than Justin. Sadly, after being defeated in the last election, he has decided to leave politics.

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by Anonymousreply 11607/07/2019

R116 Gallant is very handsome. His party won the popular vote but the conservatives won more seats. He's only 37 so I don't expect he'll stay out of politics forever. There has been some buzz that he might run for the federal liberals at some point.

by Anonymousreply 11707/07/2019

A much better photo of this hot man.

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by Anonymousreply 11807/07/2019

Pierre Pettigrew, a Chretien era cabinet minister, was my boss several years ago when I worked for Deloitte. Gay, though was not publicly out but never hid it either, and shockingly modest and charming. Whereas other executives couldn't so much as put on a shoe without their assistant doing up their laces, Pettigrew was very low maintenance. He was also a very good dresser and always smelt good.

by Anonymousreply 11907/07/2019

I could see it, R119.

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by Anonymousreply 12007/07/2019

R119, how come Pierre Pettigrew never officially came out?

Was it a generational thing?

by Anonymousreply 12107/07/2019

R121 I should rephrase my comment about him being out. He was completely out when I worked with him not closeted at all. He was single, or at least he never mentioned having a partner, and my take on him was a workaholic who wasn't really romantically or sexually driven. As for his political life I think he was in the glass closet. He was like a lot of other gay public figures in Canada during the 90s and early 00s who were gay not in the closet but it wasn't really talked about people like him, Rick Mercer, Seamus O'Reagan,Ontario MPP Ian Scott.

by Anonymousreply 12207/07/2019

Sandy Silver, the Premier of Yukon, is gay, right? I find him quite attractive.

(pictured here with Justin.)

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by Anonymousreply 12307/07/2019

Sandy Silver has a little Raul Esparza thing going on.

by Anonymousreply 12407/07/2019

R119, yes, but Seamus O'Reagan has been officially out for several years. So has Rick Mercer. And Scott Brison. And there are several other openly-gay MPs in Parliament.

So it's surprising that Pettigrew hasn't officially come out by now. He's been out of politics for a decade. (Justin Trudeau now holds his riding in Montreal).

Btw, Svend Robinson, former NDP MP, and first openly-gay MP in Canada, is running for a comeback this year in British Columbia.

by Anonymousreply 12507/07/2019

Richard Hatfield who was premier of New Brunswick from 1970 to 1987 had his career ruined by the homophobic and anti-marijuana hysteria stoked by the media monopoly (Irving) in the province.

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by Anonymousreply 12607/07/2019

R50 St Pierre has a gf

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by Anonymousreply 12707/07/2019

R126, Richard Hatfield was one of only 2 Premiers (the other was Bill Davis of Ontario) who supported Pierre Trudeau's new Constitution in the early 1980's.

And yes, the Irving family are vile. They are the ones who just fired cartoonist Michael De Adder for his negative cartoons of Trump.

by Anonymousreply 12807/07/2019

Sid has a gf. He isn't hiding her or denying her existence, Geno's wife posted this family pic in April.

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by Anonymousreply 12907/07/2019

She could be a beard, R129.

Why can't a rich hockey player find a hotter girl than that?

by Anonymousreply 13007/07/2019

R125 I'm not defending Pettigrew but he's no longer in public life at all. I don't the average person even knows who he is anymore he really has no public forum to come out in anymore. Regardless he was always pro-LGBTQ voting for gay marriage and he also did LGBTQ advocacy with the UN during and after his time as Foreign Affairs Minister.

by Anonymousreply 13107/07/2019

Not sure how I feel about Svend Robinson’s return to politics. I think the time off did him good. He’s still with the same partner he married in 1994.

by Anonymousreply 13207/07/2019

True, R131. Pettigrew was socially liberal. He wasn't an anti-gay closet case like Jason Kenney or Aaron Schock in the U.S. I just wondered why he hadn't come out.

R132, yeah, Svend made a positive impact as the first openly-gay MP in Canada. But it's 15 years since he's been in Parliament and he's in his late 60's. Might be time to let the next generation take over.

by Anonymousreply 13307/07/2019

This is the cartoon by New Brunswick cartoonist Mike De Adder that got him fired.

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R130 So he could be hard-closeted even to his teammates (Malkin's one of his closest friends)?? I mean, bringing her to a family dinner feels like too much, how much does he have to fake it? The Captain and best player of this generation... the bigger you are, the bigger the burden to keep up appearances, that's certainly true. But the thing about that is, like R56 says, "if she's a beard, then why not putting her to good use, it doesn't make sense", why not bringing her to public events, take PR pics with her, nothing too wild or too big, casually mention her in interviews, isn't that what a beard is for? There wouldn't be so much speculation. And the same thing can be said about a beard, why wouldn't a big-time hockey player find himself a beard hotter than that? A homely longtime gf is more believable than a homely beard. It's a weird situation/relationship regardless. Sid seems to be just socially screwed up. Seems like really, all he cares about is hockey.

by Anonymousreply 13507/08/2019

Country Singer Paul Brandt (I know most of your guys are like .... who?) is apparently a closet case. I know three guys who claim to have had him suck them off. Doesn't do anal. He started his career as a nurse so need we say more.

by Anonymousreply 13607/10/2019

Lisa MacLeod is a well known cunt.

by Anonymousreply 13707/10/2019

R137 The tea on MacLeod is that she's an alcoholic with anger management issues. Her husband is a failed business man who has had to file for bankruptcy twice.

by Anonymousreply 13807/10/2019

R136 Not bad!

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Most of the talk is about closeted conservative politicians because they typically attempt to usurp gay rights. Believe it or not there are closeted politicians across the political spectrum - more so in the Liberal Party. The difference of is that most are allies and support pro-LGBTQ legislation. There is one cabinet minister in Trudeau's government who privately identifies as bisexual and despite being married to a woman with kids, also has a male live in partner. However he is very pro-gay and participate in LBGTQ events and his arrangement appears to be approved by both his wife and grownup children.

by Anonymousreply 14007/10/2019

R140, could you give a hint as to which Liberal cabinet minister this is?

Eg. which province?

by Anonymousreply 14107/10/2019

I wonder if R140 is referring to Bill Morneau because I've heard those rumours before.

by Anonymousreply 14207/10/2019

Interesting. Bill Morneau is handsome, and probably the wealthiest person in the Trudeau Government.

Back when Jean Chretien was Prime Minister, it was an open secret that cabinet minister Bill Graham from Toronto was gay and that he and his wife had an understanding and that he was allowed to have a relationship with the poolboy. In one infamous exchange, nasty Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant made a snarky comment about his boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 14307/11/2019

R143 Yes, Bill Morneau comes from money and also married money too. I don't know much about him except that when he worked on Bay Street he was very highly regarded as being very likeable and easy to work for. He has three kids with his wife, but they also adopted an orphan girl from Uganda. While I don't know anything about the bi rumours, I do know he's very active politically with the LGBTQ+ community in Toronto.

by Anonymousreply 14407/11/2019

R136 my dad is a big fan of Paul's......this would not surprise me. He pings.

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I used to be a script supervisor and a number of TV shows that shot in Vancouver, and a handful in Toronto before I quit. Here are a couple random recollections I have.

Allan Hawco - at the very least he's bi. Was fucking a male production assistant while filming Zone of Separation. I've also heard a lot of gossip about gay hookups during his theatre days.

Michael Shanks - total asshole and homohobe. On Saving Hope he referred to a director as a "that fucking faggot." Screwed around on his wife constantly.

JR Bourne - Gay and when I worked with him had a bad drinking and cocaine problem.

Yannick Bisson - Handsome, although short. Totally straight and dominate by his wife. Very little personality and dumb as a post. Literally had to be given phonetic spelling for fairly simple words.

Shawn Ashmore - Sweet and down to earth. Straight. Doesn't wear I know this is I was working on a TV movie with him that required him to run in scene....lets just say there was a lot of flopping.

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It's an open secret that JR Bourne is gay, so that doesn't surprise me.

Yes, Yannick Bisson is short. Much shorter than most male leads.

Shawn Ashmore is cut I hear, yes?

by Anonymousreply 14707/11/2019

[quote]Michael Shanks...Screwed around on his wife constantly.

Aside from the anti-gay shit, he should get an ass kicking for screwing around on Lexa Doig.

by Anonymousreply 14807/11/2019

Does the wife know about Skanks cheating on her?

by Anonymousreply 14907/11/2019

R149 I'm not 146 but one thing I know about Shanks was when he was living in Toronto to film Saving Hope, he lived in a one bedroom condo in Liberty Village. He happened to live in the same building as my sister and brother-in-law. His wife and kids stayed in Vancouver. He definitely came across as smug.

My only other bit of Canadian "celebrity" gossip is, CBC's Andrew Chang lives in my building. Super nice guy but very short like I'm thinking 5'4 at the most.

by Anonymousreply 15007/12/2019

Anything on Evan Williams?

by Anonymousreply 15107/12/2019

r64 and r66 and others: Any gos on CTV Atlantic bureau? Specifically Steve Murphy and oddball Jayson Baxter?

by Anonymousreply 15207/13/2019

R152 No information on either. I was never affiliated with CTV Atlantic.

by Anonymousreply 15307/13/2019

Random, but Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh used to work out the YMCA on Grosvenor Street near Queen's Park when he was an MPP. Allegedly he is uncut and very well endowed and not at all shy about showing it off.

by Anonymousreply 15407/14/2019

Most Sikh guys are uncut, so that makes sense, R154.

Where did you hear about his cock?

by Anonymousreply 15507/14/2019

R155 I used to go to this gym when I lived in Toronto and I've heard this from several different guys but never saw him myself, which is why I use allegedly. I've been told he's one of those "walks around the locker room without a towel kind of guys.

by Anonymousreply 15607/14/2019

I can kind of see it, R156. Jagmeet knows he's an attractive man and likes to show it off, be it with his sartorial choices or otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 15707/14/2019

Is Michael Polley gay, because he certainly pings?

by Anonymousreply 15807/14/2019

Canadians clearly spend their time discussing Americans and random European celebs. This thread is sad.

by Anonymousreply 15907/14/2019

R159 Canada doesn't have a star system like America. Our entertainment industry is tiny and most our media comes from the US or the UK. Most artists in Canada generally leave for NYC or LA to try and establish themselves. Those who do manage to make a career in Canada aren't all that well known and we're not really interested in their private lives. We have no tabloids or gossip shows...well there is ET Canada but it mostly just focuses on America stuff.

by Anonymousreply 16007/14/2019

R160 How is this possible when a significant portion of "American" celebrities are Canadians? Many of the threads are about actors who are from or work in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 16107/14/2019

R161 Are you canadian? It's really hard to describe if you don't live here. The reason why a significant portion of Hollywood celebrities are Canadian is because most Canadian actors move to the States to find work. The vast majority of production filmed in Canada are actually American productions. We have virtually no movie industry, and all of our TV networks only air American shows. Only CBC and CTV produce some Canadian TV shows.

by Anonymousreply 16207/14/2019

Exactly. I go to the same gym as one of the Canadian "celebrities" who gets discussed here every once in a while. I've seen the guy naked, chatted with him, I don't think of him as someone who has that "celebrity distance" from me that I would care to talk that much about him, when his name pops up. We Canadians do not like "tall poppies", so to speak. That's why the political gossip seems to gain most traction.

by Anonymousreply 16307/14/2019

R163 Because our lack of a star system, politicians often substitute as celebrities here. Part of the reason for this is the entertainment industry here is so small that most Canadian actors eventually move to the States where there is more opportunity and money. The other reason is we have no tabloid culture that pry into the private lives on Canadian actors at home. All the entertainment magazines and tabloids we get here are all American or British and focused on Hollywood celebrities. So if you want to make it big in Canada as an actor, you basically have to make big in America.

by Anonymousreply 16407/15/2019

Give me the dirt on Martin Short. He seems impossibly pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 16507/15/2019

R165 I have nothing on Martin Short but I see Andrea Martin out and about in Toronto's Annex district fairly regularly. She is American by birth by she has lived in Toronto for nearly 20 years. She's had some work down but looks good and seems very approachable.

by Anonymousreply 16607/15/2019

R156, that's interesting about Singh's cock, but now we need to hear from guys who have seen Justin Trudeau's cock.

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Canada is self conscious image wise. Just look at reality shows like the Canadian verson of The Amazing Race. It's all good and nice people and the bad guys are usually over-eager to please or over passionate to win, but still very polite.

A bit off topic. Just caught up on some Hallmark Mystery TV movie shows like101 Mystery and the Emma Fielding Mysteries and when I got to the Emma Fielding ones, starring Courtney Thorne.Smith I was shocked to see Adam DiMarco in them as regular. That guy must be one of the busiest Canadian actors these days. The Magicians, Emma Fielding, The Order, guest appearances on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Charmed, Cedar Cove and was in When We Rise and the gay comedy Date and Switch. Obviously he's an exception, but there are a lot of TV and movie projects filmed in Canada which gives a lot of local actors work.

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In another thread someone posted a comment about how he gave Mike Myers his Wayne Campbell character stipulating that Myers could only use it when he was performing in Second City in Toronto.

Reading that Myers steals material and doesn't give credit seems very plausible now.

by Anonymousreply 16907/15/2019

I hear Dan Aykroyd is unpleasant.

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by Anonymousreply 17107/16/2019

R170 apparently he really dislikes his fans and hates it when anyone wants to talk about anything other than the Blues Brothers, which is the only thing he still loves to this day.

by Anonymousreply 17207/16/2019

What?? He refuses to discuss Bass-O-Matic??

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Old gossip, but Shania Twain fucked anybody to get ahead. And then fucked over anyone who got in her way.

by Anonymousreply 17407/18/2019

I heard that she had a really tough time of it, R174. Raised her siblings and worked on cruise ships for years to make ends meet.

by Anonymousreply 17507/18/2019

Gail Vaz Oxlade the money expert who had a number of shows on Canadian TV, who recently got into some hot water for calling a member of Doug Ford's government a cunt, is retired and lives three doors down from my parents in London, Ontario. Despite her TV personality, actually shockingly nice always says hi when she's taking her dog out for a walk in the nearby park.

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[quote] who recently got into some hot water for calling a member of Doug Ford's government a cunt

This makes her wonderful in my book.

by Anonymousreply 17707/18/2019

R175 she did have a rough early life, but the fact remains she was the town bike and anyone who could advance her career got a ride.

And something that isn't talked about to often, is how she fucked men and women to get ahead.

by Anonymousreply 17807/18/2019

Back when I lived in Toronto during the early 00s, I used to Jackie Burroughs, aka Heidi King from Road to Avonlea, out and about in the Annex. Sadly she was a drunk and always looked toasted when I saw her. Her castmates said she lived on smokes, cheese sandwiches and booze.

by Anonymousreply 17907/18/2019

John Candy was a mean son of a bitch when he drank.

But I still love him.

by Anonymousreply 18007/18/2019

I heard that someone purposely disconnected Nancy Short's oxygen tank on the day she died.

by Anonymousreply 18107/18/2019

R179, Jackie Burroughs was great in the Avonlea series.

And she played Maria Callas on stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

She died a few years ago around age 70 of cancer, so I'm not surprised to hear she was a heavy smoker.

by Anonymousreply 18207/18/2019

Jackie Burroughs always looked rough. But she had style. She really should have played Elizabeth Smart. No, not the kidnapped Mormon girl - the literary one.

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Jackie Burroughs was fantastic as Olympia Dukakis' mother in More Tales of the City. I've actually wondered if she actually was a lesbian. She was married in the 60s but after that marriage ended in divorce she was never attached to anyone again .

by Anonymousreply 18407/19/2019

Yes R184, Jackie was married to a guy from The Lovin' Spoonful. Now that's before my time. They had one child, divorced and she lived the rest of her life "single." She was very close to her daughter and brother. Unusual chick, great talent. An artist's life. Fascinating and frightening. An exhibitionist. She should have played Tallulah Bankhead. Long time alcoholic of course. AND she did play Elizabeth Smart. Now I've got to find that.

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More gossip about Canadian twinks!

by Anonymousreply 18607/19/2019

One of the recurring characters in 'Avonlea' was Colleen Dewhurst, who was once married to George C. Scott.

by Anonymousreply 18707/19/2019

Tiny bits of gossip I've picked up over the years:

A relative is friends with an actor in Toronto. A few years ago he was doing something with Kim Cattrall. Apparently she was nasty, and when she saw that a young, beautiful women was working on the set, she made her leave.

Years ago someone told me Jian Ghomeshi dated women much younger that him, and insinuated there was something predatory about him.

R152, I've seen Steve Murphy around Halifax and he's really short. I also waited on Maria Panopalis at work, very nice and pretty, I think she was on her way to work because her makeup was flawless.

by Anonymousreply 18807/19/2019

Any gossip about celebrity TV renovators?

Is Mike Holmes really gay?

Did Bryan Baeumler really become famous by getting subs to do his work and take credit for it, while not paying them saying their work on TV would get them more work?

Is Jim Caruk still a coke head?

Was Jon Eakes really blackballed from TV because he was calling out the bullshit of other TV reno people?

Does Debby Travis still use young designers like slaves and steal their ideas?

by Anonymousreply 18907/21/2019

Didn't Debby Travis, together with her husband, run a porn distribution business?

by Anonymousreply 19007/21/2019

R189 The only thing I know about Mike Holmes is that he married young, had three kids got divorced and has been living with a woman named Anna for nearly 20 years now.

As for Debbie Travis, when she did her show Facelift for HGTV she was never directly involved in any of the designing. She would come in maybe two or three times during the shoot, deliver some lines and go home. After 2010 or so, no one in Canada would hire in and she and her husband started a production company. She now lives in Italy full time running an villa. Travis also discovered Scott McGillivray, I wonder if she got hands on with him?

by Anonymousreply 19107/21/2019

A few years ago there was a Datalounger on another thread who said he once gave a blowjob to Seamus O'Reagan (now one of Justin Trudeau's ministers).

by Anonymousreply 19207/21/2019

Thanks R191!

I always suspected Debby Travis was a lazy opportunist.

by Anonymousreply 19307/21/2019

R192 I don't think there is a gay guy in Toronto that hasn't blown Seamus O'Reagan. O'Reagan went to rehab not long ago claiming a drinking problem but the hush has been it was for drugs and sex addiction as well.

by Anonymousreply 19407/21/2019

What has happened to Jordan Witzel? He was the weatherman on GlobalTV Calgary.

by Anonymousreply 19507/21/2019

Does anybody know anything about Geraint Wyn Davies?

by Anonymousreply 19607/21/2019

The Welsh-Canadian guy, R196?

Supposedly straight. Been married to more than one woman.

by Anonymousreply 19707/21/2019

I just saw Geraint Wyn Davies on stage at the Stratford Ontario Festival. He is great as Sir John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and as Elyot Chase in Private Lies.

by Anonymousreply 19807/28/2019

Omar sachedina is hot

by Anonymousreply 19907/28/2019

R135 Crosby and the gf are engaged, they attended a teammate's (Rusty I think) wedding a couple weeks ago. I don't know why people say there's nothing about him and females, he's been with that chick since forever, why is that not enough? On the other hand there is literally zero proof he could be gay. I don't get Sidney at all but I also don't get the gay speculation, aside from wishful thinking and fanfic-writing-fangirls.

by Anonymousreply 20007/28/2019

R199 I always thought Omar was family but he's married to a woman.

by Anonymousreply 20107/28/2019

[quote]I don't know why people say there's nothing about him and females, he's been with that chick since forever, why is that not enough?

He's a famous hockey player and multi-millionaire.

Why wouldn't Sidney be banging lots of hot girls while he is young?

by Anonymousreply 20207/28/2019

Please some gossip on Luke Macfarlane

by Anonymousreply 20307/29/2019

[quote] Michael Shanks - total asshole and homophobe. On Saving Hope he referred to a director as a "that fucking faggot." Screwed around on his wife constantly.

Yes, he's an asshole and he's cheated repeatedly on his wife. I think they had split up at one point, but are now back together. I'm not sure about the homophobe thing. Way back when, he publicly supported same-sex marriage. He was seen among the spectators along with his wife and two of his kids watching the Vancouver Pride Parade one year. What happened between him and the "Saving Hope" director, is anyone's guess. Politically, I'm told he's a left leaning Liberal and really likes Trudeau.

by Anonymousreply 20407/29/2019

My gossip is kind of boring but back in 2014 I volunteered on Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy's campaign. Cressy was married to his first wife Nina having just married her the following year. Cressy ended up having multiple affairs during that campaign which ended his marriage. He has since remarried but I continued to hear whispers of his getting around a lot.

by Anonymousreply 20507/29/2019

A friend of mine lives somewhere in the north Toronto burbs and claims that he saw both the Holmes on Homes guy and his son in the locker room at his gym.

The son is hung nicely, but Mike's dick is apparently so big that a few guys audibly gasped as he walked to his changing area.

by Anonymousreply 20607/29/2019

[quote]Politically, I'm told he's a left leaning Liberal and really likes Trudeau.

Oh well in that case he couldn't possibly be a bigoted asshole then could he?

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By the way, even a cursory glance at his Twitter feed and how he responds to his own fans shows what a cunt he is.

[quote]Up your ass. Sideways.

[quote]That’s weird. No one was talking to you.

[quote]What fucking terrorists? What glue are you sniffing now? Honestly I’m getting so fed up with you people and your conspiracy theory bullshit. Be a grown up and spell it out: WHAT fucking Terrorists?? That is such a load of piss ass nonsense. Back it. The fuck. Up.

[quote]Oh.. I know! Cause you’re a fucking idiot

by Anonymousreply 20807/29/2019

R208 Shanks appears to be politically to the left but, yes, his tweet comes off dochey and I would not at all be surprised if he uses insults like faggot. It's pretty much an open fact that he was something of a "diva" in the early seasons of SG-1 to the point that he quit the show and burnt a lot of bridges in the process. He was pissed that his character wasn't getting as much screen time and decided to walk once his contract was up at the end of season 5. During the last season, he was barely on speaking terms with anyone involved with the show including Richard Dean Anderson. He left thinking he'd have a big career, but nothing panned out. He had an audition for a role in Star Trek Nemesis (which Tom Hardy got). It became appearnt very quickly that he had made a mistake and the producers also realized the show didn't work as well without Daniel Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 20907/29/2019

CTV's Todd van der Heyden is a creep and like them young. I'm a friend with one of his exes who said to me "he likes them from the day their admitted to university, and dumps them after convocation"

by Anonymousreply 21008/04/2019

Anyone know about CTV Atlantic bureau Jayson Baxter in Halifax? And his embarrassing on air gaslighting of Ana Almeida? Ana walked off while on air a few months ago.

by Anonymousreply 21108/04/2019

Any gossip on Ross Hull? Started off as a kid actor then became a weatherman. He's one of the few gay men who surprised me when he came out. But then being a weatherman, I shouldn't have been surprised.

by Anonymousreply 21208/04/2019

I remember Ross Hull from the high school series, 'Student Bodies'. Didn't know he was gay. Thought he was just a nerd.

The cute guy from that show was Jamie Elman. He's Jewish and now does a Yiddish series with another Jewish actor:

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How did he gaslight her, R211?

by Anonymousreply 21408/04/2019

R213 I remember that show too. It was bizarre because it started off like a Canadian Saved By The Bell, then turned into this weird 90210 show that was light on laughs and heavy on relationship drama.

by Anonymousreply 21508/04/2019

I posted this gossip about Ryan Gossling before, but here goes again.

I know a guy who worked on Breaker High, an actor, who said Gossling was despised on that show because he really felt he was the most experienced and talented actor on the show.

He liked to give other actors notes on their performances, and would quiz the director about how he planned to shoot a scene and then give his opinion on how it should be done.

He would rewrite his dialog because he felt it wasn't mature enough for his acting style and would interrupt takes if he felt the other actors weren't performing as well as he felt they should.

by Anonymousreply 21608/04/2019

[quote]CTV's Todd van der Heyden is a creep and like them young. I'm a friend with one of his exes who said to me "he likes them from the day their admitted to university, and dumps them after convocation"

R210, Todd van der Heyden is gay, so I assume you are referring to guys?

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R212 I worked for CTV London for a number of years and was there when Ross Hull was on of the weather (it was called the A Channel at the time). He was a nice guy very down to Earth. He had given up acting in the early 00s and studied meteorology. He's been with his partner for about a decade now.

Todd van der Heyden I've met and, yup, he seems like a creep. Granted he came out late and I think he may just be making up for lost time. He was with a younger guy for 5 or 6 years but they broke up a year or two ago.

by Anonymousreply 21808/11/2019

Great info R218.

The first time I saw Ross doing the weather was on the weather channel and I thought how sad it was that his acting career never took off. But really, I think he's far better off than so many other former Canadian child actors who still try to get acting work with little success.

Clearly he made the right decision to pursue an education and get a real job.

by Anonymousreply 21908/12/2019

I worked as a Script Supervisor for a number of different production companies for almost 20 years from the late 90s until 2015. I'm now retired and having nothing to do with the industry. Canadian TV production is fairly boring in all honesty but here's a couple little factoids some might enjoy.

Ian Tracey- Da Vinci's Inquest - had major anger management issues. I had no proof but might have been a coke head.

Yannick Bission - Sue Thomas F.B.Eye - Handsome, shy, and very short with a phat ass. Wardrobe ordered special shoes for him and also occasionally had him stand on boxes in order to appear taller than Deanne Bray. I was told by a wardrobe assistant (no idea if this is true) that they had to let the waist out in the back of his pants to fit his butt.

Paul Gross - Slings & Arrows - by far one of the nicest actors I've ever had to deal with. He and his wife sent my husband and I a $500 gift card for Bed, Bath & Beyond when we got married in 2006.

Mary Walsh - Open Book - fucking hilarious. Interestingly she HATES Rick Mercer. I don't know the details but something went down between the two of them during 22 Minutes.

Zaib Shaikh - Metropia - very uncomfortable doing gay love scenes. He wasn't out right homophobic but he was nearly throwing up after each take.

by Anonymousreply 22008/26/2019

Great gossip R220!

[quote]Mary Walsh - Open Book - fucking hilarious. Interestingly she HATES Rick Mercer. I don't know the details but something went down between the two of them during 22 Minutes.

I think everyone at 22 Minutes hated Mercer for leaving, Mary was the most vocal about it.

[quote]Zaib Shaikh - Metropia - very uncomfortable doing gay love scenes. He wasn't out right homophobic but he was nearly throwing up after each take.

I'm disappointed to read that, but typical I guess. Uber liberal het grossed out by teh ghey.

by Anonymousreply 22108/26/2019

It may snow this winter.

Don't tell.

by Anonymousreply 22208/26/2019

R220 & R221 There was a book which came out last year marking the 25th anniversary of 22 Minutes. The Rick/Mary feud was lightly touched upon but basically there was a struggle for creative control. Also Rick became the break away star of the show and based on what was said by other cast members, it didn't sit well with them. As his star rose with the CBC, he began to act like he was too good for the show. Mary does openly acknowledge she was pissed when Rick left 22 Minutes only to start his own news parody as she felt it lacked originality. Rick admits he only agreed to do it because he wanted to move to Toronto permanently. Mary was still less than positive about Rick in a Globe & Mail interview a few years ago when she was asked about the Mercer report going off the air.

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[quote]Yannick Bission . . . very short with a phat ass. . . I was told by a wardrobe assistant (no idea if this is true) that they had to let the waist out in the back of his pants to fit his butt.

We need to see that ass! Why has no one ever got him to do a nude scene?!

by Anonymousreply 22408/26/2019

A few tidbits, as I grew up in Toronto and have friends and connections in “entertainment” circles:

- Donovan Bailey was always rude to servers and tipped poorly or not at all.

- Christie Blatchford, a blemish on Ontario, is a total weirdo which makes sense. At a party in the 90s she decided to raid the underwear drawer in the hosts’s bedroom, wrote some weird things on the mirror with lipstick, all while laughing like a hyena.

- Rumour has it that Lainey Lui has to write only positive posts about Me-again Sparkles on her blog because her boss is Ben Mulroney at etalk, and he’s friends with Me-again and his wife is her stylist.

- Speaking of Ben’s wife, she’s has so much work done to her face but it hasn’t helped, still scary up close.

- Dillon Casey is a mess to date. Check out his IG to get a sense of what he’s like. Seems hot on tv but definitely not in real life.

- Saw Shawn Mendes downtown at night with another guy, they were being playful with each other but not more than that (was in a public place)

- The Weeknd came to a party I was at. There were many gorgeous young women there but he did not seem to look at even one of them the whole time. Was also very short like 5’4”. Definitely pings.

- Michael Cera is awkward in real life, very shy. But polite and nice.

- Rachel McAdams is extremely sweet, poised, and down to earth.

- Knew a few actors on Degrassi Next Gen. Not much to say about them, other than a lot of the female former actors try to pay their bills as Insta-hoes endorsing Tummy Tea and such.

- Don’t forget that drama with the lead singer of Hedley and his sexual misconduct with 14 yr old girls on social media! I don’t have any insider knowledge about it but thought it deserved a mention. -

by Anonymousreply 22508/26/2019

Sean Mendes (and Camila Cabello) have the new #1 song in the US! "Senorita" hits #1 on the Hot 100 for the week of August 31, 2019!

Go Sean! Finally a #1 under his belt!

Go Canada!!!

by Anonymousreply 22608/26/2019

R226 It’s Shawn, not Sean

by Anonymousreply 22708/26/2019

[quote] Donovan Bailey was always rude to servers and tipped poorly or not at all.

He's also a homophobic cunt

by Anonymousreply 22808/26/2019

[quote]Saw Shawn Mendes downtown at night with another guy, they were being playful with each other but not more than that (was in a public place)

Please post this on the Shawn Mendes thread.

by Anonymousreply 22908/26/2019

My gossip is super boring and probably not all that relevant but here it goes. Noah Reid's (who plays Dan Levy's love interest in Schitt's Creek) parents both teach at OCAD in Toronto. I knew his father Stuart very, very, verrrry well for a period of a couple months. That is all.

by Anonymousreply 23008/26/2019

Donovan Bailey always seemed like an asshole.

I want more gossip on The Next Step.

by Anonymousreply 23108/26/2019

[quote]Paul Gross - Slings & Arrows - by far one of the nicest actors I've ever had to deal with. He and his wife sent my husband and I a $500 gift card for Bed, Bath & Beyond when we got married in 2006.


Here's one of Paul's nude scenes:

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Paul Gross is uncut? That's disappointing R232.

by Anonymousreply 23308/27/2019

I think he's cut actually, R233.

by Anonymousreply 23408/27/2019

[quote]I want more gossip on The Next Step.

I know a twink who sorta knows Brennan Clost who plays Daniel. Brennan only had nice things to say about the cast and crew. The pay is terrible, but the working conditions are good. There may be good gossip, but he wouldn't share.

Apparently there are a lot of Mormons involved with the show.

There's also a very strict "no drugs, no drinking and no sex" rule when they're touring and doing live events and it's enforced as evidenced by a popular cast member being written out of the show during his second season for having multiple trysts while on tour.

Several of the cast members, boys and girls, over the seasons have been closeted.

by Anonymousreply 23508/27/2019

I'm going to correct myself; I shouldn't apply closeted to young people. They're gay but not publicly out.

by Anonymousreply 23608/27/2019

Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey who represent Fredericton is allegedly "quietly" gay. Hasn't officially come out but supposedly he had a hot and heavy fling with Seamus O'Regan a couple years ago. Eyeing running for the Liberal leaderships when Trudeau is out of the picture.

by Anonymousreply 23708/28/2019

Michelle Rempel's American husband is a huge Trump supporter, a homophobe, a racist, and of course a gun nut. He's a total asshole yet needs an emotional support dog.

by Anonymousreply 23808/30/2019

r225, I know Dillon. He's plenty hot. And he's no messier than most actors are in their personal lives. Trolling someone's Instagram isn't the same as actually knowing them.

by Anonymousreply 23908/30/2019

[quote] Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey who represent Fredericton is allegedly "quietly" gay. Hasn't officially come out but supposedly he had a hot and heavy fling with Seamus O'Regan a couple years ago. Eyeing running for the Liberal leaderships when Trudeau is out of the picture.

Too many teeth and he has a stank sleeve.

by Anonymousreply 24008/30/2019

R240 I agree about the teeth, but how do you know about the stank sleeve?

by Anonymousreply 24108/30/2019

R240, are you just assuming he's uncut, or have you actually seen it?

Some Canadian guys are cut, you know.

by Anonymousreply 24209/02/2019

R216 may sound obnoxious, and very un-Canadian, but there’s a reason he is who he is while the rest of Breaker High’s cast is likely still adrift in that boat somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 24309/03/2019

[quote]but there’s a reason he is who he is

And here's that reason.

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by Anonymousreply 24409/03/2019

Any gossip on older Canadian musicians? Corey Hart, Alannah Myles, Jann Arden, Alanis?

by Anonymousreply 24509/03/2019

If it were possible to will someone to turn gay, Dallas Green and I would be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.

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by Anonymousreply 24609/03/2019

I've heard Alannah Myles is a real bitch. What a career. Smashing first album and then flop after flop.

by Anonymousreply 24709/03/2019

Actually R247 I worked at a venue where she performed at when her first album came out and she made a point of talking to the crew to thank them for our work. She even went into the kitchen to talk to the staff and ask about a dish they made that she really enjoyed.

How she is now I don't known but at the start of her career she was genuinely nice.

And oddly very beautiful. I think she would have been the only woman I would willingly have sex with.

by Anonymousreply 24809/04/2019

[quote]Corey Hart

The story for a long time was his hit song, "Never Surrender" was an anthem for the gay community and in particular for young gays. Sorta like a polite Canadian version of Small Town Boy.

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Well, that's good to hear r248.

I saw Corey Hart perform a few years ago at Gay Pride in Toronto. He is a very nice guy but he was an absolute mess. Out of tune, obviously didn't rehearse, singing a terrible remix of Sunglasses at Night. The nostalgia factor and the fact that he seems like a sweet guy helped to ensure the audience didn't turn on him.

by Anonymousreply 25009/04/2019

WHET the brain damaged hockey player and the lawyer?

by Anonymousreply 25109/04/2019

Isn't Corey Hart on his 2nd wife now?

Are you saying he's gay?

by Anonymousreply 25209/04/2019

I don't know if he's gay R252 but I once talked with a lesbian in the Canadian music biz who said throughout his career he surrounded himself with a lot of people in the business who are gay, in Canada and around the world. She also said he's extremely wealthy from all the song writing, publishing, producing, touring and collaborations he did over the decades.

He did a song for the gay community called The Truth Will Set You Free on his 1988 album Young Man Running. It was remixed and released again and he made it clear it was a gay anthem:

[quote]In 2012, Hart's 30th year in the music industry, he collaborated with Canadian DJ 1Love on a remix of the song "Truth Will Set You Free" from Young Man Running. The single, "Truth Will Set U Free", was released globally to radio, and on Hart's website in June 2012 via Siena Records/Warner Music Canada.[45] The song was Hart's first U.S. single in 20 years and Hart reunited with Meiert Avis for the video. "Truth" was originally penned for friends in the music business who were born gay, according to Hart, and disseminating the message of the song took on new resonance after 1Love approached him for permission to remix it.[46] With the Canadian Top 40 success of "Truth Will Set You Free", Hart made appearances at Pride celebrations in Toronto and London over the summer of 2012.

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by Anonymousreply 25309/05/2019

Nothing super exciting but BT Toronto's Kevin Frankish couldn't stand former host Liza Fromer and pushed to have her fired. Fromer later moved to Global's morning show but when also fired after a couple years.

by Anonymousreply 25409/13/2019

Jesus R254 I was flipping through the TV this morning before work and landed on BT and started wondering about Kevin. I haven't thought about him in years.

I remember the first time he appeared on CityTV news doing an update between a show. I thought he was going to die he was so nervous.

by Anonymousreply 25509/13/2019

R255 He retired a couples years ago in order to prevent younger journalists from losing their job following a round a layoffs. He has been open about his struggle with anxiety.

R254 I've heard Fromer is impossible to work with. Not very highly regarded within the Canadian TV industry.

by Anonymousreply 25609/13/2019

Jesse Palmer the former football player, turned Bachelor, turned host of Daily Mail TV had a male partner for a number of years when he still lived in Toronto. Palmer lived in the Yonge/Eglinton area and they used to be seen out together all the time. I lived in the area around that time (this would have been 2008 or so) and I saw them out together. They used to go to Zaza Espresso Bar right around Yonge/Homestead (closed a year or two ago) regularly. His boyfriend was much more obviously gay. Although I don't think he was out, "out" it was no secret. Before and after the Bachelor he was never linked to woman until he landed his job with the Daily Mail and sudden he got a girlfriend and they're now engaged.

by Anonymousreply 25709/14/2019

Any gossip about Daryn Jones?

by Anonymousreply 25809/14/2019

R258 short and I've heard creepy with young female fans

by Anonymousreply 25909/14/2019

R154 I have a friend who works at Queen's Park. He says that Jagmeet Singh was one of those straight guys who is completely comfortable with, and may even gets off to, being very flirty with gay guys. He recounted that a pride event Singh seemed to purposely wear jeans that highlighted his ass and prancing it around.

by Anonymousreply 26009/14/2019

R257 I've heard rumours about Palmer too. He has a brother living in Montreal and I've heard that when Jesse visit he uses male escorts.

by Anonymousreply 26109/15/2019

Dan Levy has a reputation for a diva to work with. I dated someone who used to work at MTV Canada and no one shed a tear when Dan left.

by Anonymousreply 26209/18/2019

Dan seems insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 26309/18/2019

Luke Macfarlane gossip? What about some of the younger guys on the shows filmed in Canada. Like from The Society or etc

by Anonymousreply 26409/19/2019

Canadian twink Jonny Gray fucks for parts.

by Anonymousreply 26509/20/2019

Not technically Canadian gossip but Wilson Cruz who films the new Star Trek show in Toronto is very active on scruff and grindr, and is out and about in the village regularly.

by Anonymousreply 26609/20/2019

[quote] Wilson Cruz who films the new Star Trek show in Toronto is very active on scruff and grindr, and is out and about in the village regularly

That's because he's a whore, Darlin'.

by Anonymousreply 26709/20/2019

r266 - any nudes or shirtless photos?

by Anonymousreply 26809/20/2019

R136 Yes, I've heard rumours about Paul Brandt too. Apparently he was once very active on dudesnude.

by Anonymousreply 26909/27/2019

What do you all think of the rumour that Justin and Sophie have separated? I've heard that basically they remain together for political reasons and it's like once Justin's PM career is over (hopefully not tonight) they will divorce. They rarely appear together publicly anymore and Sophie has largely stepped back from public life.

R142 There have been whispers about Bill Morneau having a live in male "assistant" for a couple years now.

by Anonymousreply 27010/21/2019

I know this isn't exactly gossip, but as an American I'm wondering what are Trudeau's chances of remaining Prime Minister? How do the polls look? Good I hope.

by Anonymousreply 27110/21/2019

R271 Sadly, it's too close to call. Trudeau was down in the polls but has regained a slim advantage. It's expected that the next government will be a minority but we're still not sure if it will be Conservative or Trudeau's Liberals. Pollsters are predicting Trudeau will win again. We'll known tongith.

by Anonymousreply 27210/21/2019

Thanks r272!

The American networks are barely covering this Canadian election.

by Anonymousreply 27310/21/2019

Do they ever R273?

by Anonymousreply 27410/21/2019

R273 Trudeau won re-election but with a minority government. Basically there will be an election in two years or so.

by Anonymousreply 27510/21/2019

Justin will need to court support from the Bloc and NDP.

by Anonymousreply 27610/21/2019

Just the NDP, really, r276. And given that they will be in rebuilding mode, he'll likely get it. I don't foresee another election in the next 3 years.

by Anonymousreply 27710/21/2019

Jesse Palmer is one hot stud. I’ve always wondered if he messed around with Troy Eaton. Saw a picture of Troy in a gym on the road I am Jesse’s ass. Although I did take Troy for the bottom. Would love to hear more about Jesse.

by Anonymousreply 27810/21/2019

The American networks are barely covering news.

TFIFY r, 273.

by Anonymousreply 27910/22/2019

Is anyone at CTV going to do anything about that fact that openly gay Todd van der Hayden looks drugged/drunk on air a lot these days.

by Anonymousreply 28010/25/2019

[quote]The American networks are barely covering this Canadian election.

CNN did do a couple pieces on the fact that Trudeau's opponent, Andrew Scheer, has American citizenship.

That came as a surprise to many people since he kept it a secret, and that made news in some of the U.S. media.

by Anonymousreply 28110/25/2019

R146 Shawn Ashmore goes commando? Wow. I need a minute with that.

R5 Aaron is likely the gay/bi twin; he's the one who played 'Prom Queen' Marc Hall in the biopic and who had a brief & interesting living arrangement with Bryan Singer.

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[quote] CNN did do a couple pieces on the fact that Trudeau's opponent, Andrew Scheer, has American citizenship. That came as a surprise to many people since he kept it a secret, and that made news in some of the U.S. media.

When it was made public, Scheer set in motion to renounce his American citizenship. Since he did not win the election, he has decided to retain his US citizenship. Maybe he's hoping Trump will give him a job.

by Anonymousreply 28310/25/2019

[quote]Since he did not win the election, he has decided to retain his US citizenship.

Seriously? But doesn't he still want to be Prime Minister next time?

by Anonymousreply 28410/25/2019

Sarah Polley - she surely isn’t as perfect as she seems

by Anonymousreply 28510/25/2019

Has anyone seen that Mountie? He's so hot. I think he may play for our team.

by Anonymousreply 28610/25/2019

Mountie? You mean actor Paul Gross?

by Anonymousreply 28710/25/2019

R282 Well given that Bryan Singer is known to have a major fetish for identical twins, I think it's a foregone conclusion stuff went down between him and the Ashmore twins. It's safe to ASSume how Shawn landed his role in X-Men. My understanding is Singer met Aaron through Shawn and that Singer had originally cast Aaron as Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns but for some reason the role went to Sam Huntington (Aaron would actually be cast as Olsen in Smallville the following year). Both Shawn and Aaron are married (to women) with kids now - not ruling out one or both are bi - but it's likely whatever happened with Singer was more for career purposes than anything else.

I actually think Shawn is slightly better looking than Aaron, but Aaron seems like the more outgoing and fun one.

by Anonymousreply 28810/26/2019

R288 this may be cold tea but it's still tasty & spicy.

I didn't know Bryan has a twin fetish. I wonder if in all his nefariousness he fucked both Ashmores? If just one went with him but not the other and only for a role then I imagine that would have created tension, awkwardness or hard feelings between the brothers for quite a while (though I guess when competing with your sibling in the same profession that's a given, unless you're an Olsen).

Logically what you say makes sense, though, especially if you consider that Singer subtextually implied Shawn's X-Men character was gay. Whether they're gay/bi or not it must still have been a shock for the young Ashmores meeting with the Casting Couch, which as I understand it is not a ubiquitous necessary expectation in Canadian film.

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R289 Singer's fetish for twins has been hinted at for years. He allegedly was a big fan of watching identical twins perform sexual acts on each other.

The casting couch exists in Canada but not with the same severity as in Hollywood. The Canadian industry in tiny with next to no money which is why so many Canadian actors end up moving to the States. Now, X-Men was a big Hollywood blockbuster being shot in Canada so it's safe to assume many young actors would have willingly presented hole or mouth (or both) to land a role in a major film like that. It could have meant the start of a major movie career south of the border.

Based on things I've read, I don't think Singer met Aaron until after Shawn had been cast in X-Men and had started filming. After that, Singer did seem closer to Aaron. I am assuming he had both twins. I don't think Shawn won the part simply on his talents (acting talents anyways) and Aaron was Singer's first choice for Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns. Aaron also lived with Singer for a period of time, so I mean connect the dots.

by Anonymousreply 29010/26/2019

I think we can safely assume that any good looking young male actor who got a part in a Bryan Singer movie was hired via the casting couch. As for the Ashmore twins, they are not technically identical twins. Aaron is taller than Shawn and there are slight facial differences. Aaron has a rounder face and until he got a hair transplant, he was balding. Shawn is the better actor and cuter.

by Anonymousreply 29110/26/2019

This really isn't gay gossip but Scott McGillivray was my landlord back when I was a student at the University of Guelph in the early 2000s. He was a douche and a terrible landlord. It was a house that had been converted into a couple units and there was constant problems with the heat and water. The furnace needed to be replaced and he did nothing to the point a couple of the tenant had to go to the board which ordered him to replace it. Also, I had group of university girls living next to me and he was kind of creepy with them.

by Anonymousreply 29210/30/2019

R292 on TV he always seems to have an inflated sense of self satisfaction.

It's become clear to me that even in Canada the only way to succeed is to be a sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 29310/30/2019

Scott McGillivary's voice and hair annoy me. He always sounds like he needs to blow his nose, and some needs to tell him the 90s are over and at 40+ he needs to chop off the boy band haircut.

by Anonymousreply 29410/30/2019

Anyone got alt-rock stories? Mostly interested in Junkhouse, Matthew Good, Our Lady Peace, Eric's Trip and of course the Hip. But hey, if you've got Odds or Zambonis or Barenaked Ladies intel I'll jump on that too.

IMO Matthew Good is the greatest songwriter currently living, and Gord Downie (RIP) was the best before him. Raine Maida can be great when he wants to me and the stars are in place, but he's gorgeous so it doesn't matter so much. I have a psychobilly crush on Tom Wilson too :hides:

by Anonymousreply 29510/31/2019

[quote]Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey who represent Fredericton is allegedly "quietly" gay. Hasn't officially come out but supposedly he had a hot and heavy fling with Seamus O'Regan a couple years ago.

Liberal Cabinet Minister Maryam Monsef and outgoing Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey announced at Liberal caucus today that they are getting married.

So was the gossip above wrong?

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Brandon Firla - any gossip?

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Brandon Firla was hot on Billable Hours.

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by Anonymousreply 29811/07/2019

Any Evan Solomon stories?

by Anonymousreply 29911/07/2019

R299, I saw Evan Solomon in person a few years ago covering a Liberal convention. Very tall. About 6'4.

Nice looking. He's a straight, married Jewish guy with kids as far as I can tell.

by Anonymousreply 30011/07/2019

Any scoop on Chantal Hebert? I love her political commentary.

by Anonymousreply 30112/26/2019

What about gossip on some of the countless shows that film in Vancouver or hot Canadian male actors like Luke Macfarlane or Dillon Casey?

by Anonymousreply 30212/27/2019

R301 Not really gossip but I believe she is a lesbian and has a long-term partner.

by Anonymousreply 30312/28/2019

I agree, R300, he's very good looking. He's aged well.

by Anonymousreply 30401/22/2020

[quote][R301] Not really gossip but I believe she is a lesbian

Ya think?

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by Anonymousreply 30501/22/2020

Anne Murray feeds her pets generic pet food

by Anonymousreply 30601/22/2020

Is Calgary mayor Nenshi gay?

by Anonymousreply 30705/25/2020

Any stories about Drex?

by Anonymousreply 30806/07/2020

Sidney Crosby and his gf have been together for like a decade. They had a serious stalker years ago and have kept their relationship extremely private ever since.

by Anonymousreply 30906/07/2020

Not one Connor Jessup story? There’s been tweets about him being very active on Tinder and Scruff a few years back, but no details.

by Anonymousreply 31006/07/2020

And nothing on Drex? He's openly gay. One of you bitches must have something.

by Anonymousreply 31106/07/2020

Patty Hajdu allegedly has her own WE scandal coming out soon.

by Anonymousreply 31208/22/2020

Link R312?

Someone said that in one of the political threads. I looked and can't find anything.

by Anonymousreply 31308/22/2020

Wow, even Canadian GOSSIP is boring!

by Anonymousreply 31408/22/2020

DL’s favorite Canadian

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R313 There hasn’t been a story published on it yet. These are still just rumours from Ottawa. Allegedly, she awarded her friends’ research project something like $10 million when she was in charge of ESDC.

by Anonymousreply 31608/22/2020

Who is Connor Jessup?

by Anonymousreply 31708/22/2020

Ah, okay. Well, I hope it's not true, that would spell disaster for the Libs.

by Anonymousreply 31808/22/2020

R318 meant for R316

by Anonymousreply 31908/22/2020

Any hockey gossip?

by Anonymousreply 32008/29/2020

Any gossip on the Canada’s Drag Race queens?

by Anonymousreply 32108/29/2020

Did anyone see Charles Adler's meltdown on Twitter today? I wonder if he's actually serious.

by Anonymousreply 32208/30/2020

What was the meltdown about, R322?

by Anonymousreply 32308/30/2020

That he's no longer a Conservative, R323.

I have to admit, I feel he was being sincere when he spoke about his father.

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Wow, R324, that's quite a long Twitter thread from Adler about his evolution away from the Conservative Party.

Hopefully the voters will vote out Kerry-Lynne Findlay in the next election.

by Anonymousreply 32508/30/2020

This part is pretty sad.

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R64 There were and are a shocking number of closeted gay men in conservative party circles throughout Canada. How do I know this? Because I used to be one. Thank god after university, I came to my senses and I went out into the real word and began to come out and meet new people the brain washing came undone.

Basically any white male conservative politician over the age of 30 is not married and has no links to a female partner is likely a closet case. John Baird is an open secret (he was even back when he was in the Harper government). Jason Kenney probably gay but is verrrrrrry Catholic and likely lives a celibate life. Yes, Kenney hired a young man right out of university to be an executive assistant in his office despite having zero experience and who quickly became a director and used to stand in for Kenney at public events which is generally something only spouses or partners do. After Harper lost, that young man remained in Ottawa and went onto to be a senior advisor with the party.

Even in the Ford government there are rumours about some MPPs. Sam Oosterhoff has a number of rumours most notably that he was involved with a male graduate student at Queens last summer. Stephen Lecce has had a bit of buzz of being involved in sexual assaults against male students during his time at Western in London, Ontario.

by Anonymousreply 32708/30/2020

Thanks R220 for mentioning Paul Gross and R160 & R162 for explaining how the Canadian entertainment industry is different. I've always wondered why Paul Gross didn't make the hardcore jump that other Canadians have to US projects. He did Tales From the City and due South then seemed to mostly just do Canadian projects for Canada after.

He has, even at the looks and the talent to have made the leap or the straddle between both the US and Canadian entertainment industries, but he seems to prefer being strictly Canada only. Big fish, smaller pond?

It's too bad because I like him, but purely Canadian shows and most especially films rarely make it to US tv. The pandemic might change that a little since networks are looking for already done shows to fill up holes in scheduling.

by Anonymousreply 32808/30/2020

[quote]John Baird is an open secret (he was even back when he was in the Harper government).

Rick Mercer tried to persuade John Baird to officially come out while he was a Harper cabinet minister, but Baird has still not done so.

[quote]Jason Kenney probably gay but is verrrrrrry Catholic and likely lives a celibate life.

Jason Kenney claimed to still be a virgin some years back, so I can definitely believe that he's in the closet/celibate for religious reasons.

by Anonymousreply 32908/31/2020

[quote] I've always wondered why Paul Gross didn't make the hardcore jump that other Canadians have to US projects. He did Tales From the City and due South then seemed to mostly just do Canadian projects for Canada after.

His daughter Hannah Gross is an actress who works a lot in the US. She was on The Sinner and played DL Fave Jonathan Groff’s girlfriend on the David Fincher Netflix show Mindhunter.

by Anonymousreply 33008/31/2020

R328 I believe Paul Gross was asked to reprise his role in More Tales of the City but was unable to do so because he was filming Due South at the time. When they did Further Tales of the City, he was filming Men with Brooms. From things Gross has said over the years in interviews, Tales was his US debut and he might have stayed but he was offered Due South shortly after filming of Tales had ended. He decided to take Due South partly because it would mean keeping his kids in Toronto which he preferred.

by Anonymousreply 33108/31/2020

R321 I posted this on the Drag Race thread but I went to high school with Jimbo. He and I were in the same grade at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in London, Ontario. It was a large school for London but actually small around 700 students. I remember him (his real name is James Insell) because I had him pegged as one of the "gays" who was in the closet like him. All I remember of him was him being shy, usually hanging out with girls, kind of loner like me though.

by Anonymousreply 33208/31/2020

R329 I don't know if Jason Kenney ever publicly admitted it, but I do know that he was joking referred as the "40 year old virgin" in Ottawa circles back during the Harper days. Kenney's assistant, whose name is Christopher, still works for the Conservatives Party at their HQ in Ottawa. I honestly don't believe their relationship was sexual though I'm sure Kenney was attracted to him and I'm sure his assistant used that to his advantage to get promoted.

John Baird is infamously gay and there are so many allegations of inappropriate behaviour with young men in the public service. I know some have actually spoken to the CBC about their dealing with Baird but they do not wish to air the story unless formal charges are brought up against him.

by Anonymousreply 33308/31/2020

R333, when John Baird was thinking of running for the Conservative Leadership last year, former staffer Mike Gibbs went public on Twitter with his sexual harassment allegations against Baird:

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There are rumours that Adam Vaughan has allegedly been awarding ESDC money to his friends’ research project.

by Anonymousreply 33508/31/2020

Dan Levy is gay!

by Anonymousreply 33608/31/2020

Employment and Social Development Canada needs to be reformed or abolished. This Ministry appears to be nothing more than a slush fund for well connected political insiders.

by Anonymousreply 33708/31/2020

R334 Yeah, Mike Gibbs is one among several guys who've split the beans about Baird. That being said, Gibbs is a little "out there" though to his credit his very open about his mental health and past issues with drugs. He later claimed he was the only reason Baird didn't run for the leadership which isn't true. The major reason was he had no path to victory. The real reason was he has too many skeletons in his closet and no broad support. There was no viable path to victory for him.

The Conservatives biggest loss was Rona Ambrose. I actually think she could have beaten Trudeau in last year's election. She was highly regarded, well spoken, a moderate, as pro-LGBT as you can get for a conservative. However, I believe she saw the writing on the wall with the direction her party was going in e.g. far-right nut jobs and got out as quickly as she could.

by Anonymousreply 33808/31/2020

R336 And loves twinks!

by Anonymousreply 33908/31/2020

Christine Elliott is in very poor mental and physical health allegedly.

by Anonymousreply 34008/31/2020

Any schitts creek gossip? Dustin Milligan or Noah Reid?

by Anonymousreply 34108/31/2020

R341 Noah Reid’s father is into some strange things sexually.

by Anonymousreply 34208/31/2020

Allegedly and according to admittedly unsubstantiated rumours

by Anonymousreply 34308/31/2020

I love this thread. I've lived in Canada all my life and I have learned a lot from this thread.

Hearing how Paul Gross is such a nice person is great. For some reason I (wrongly) assumed he was very egotistical.

I wish I could contribute something. The best I have is I once served Sook Yin-Lee at a concert hall. She was completely obnoxious, spoke up speak, and was all over her boyfriend as I was trying to serve her. I found her a complete airhead, which was disappointing. This was a few years before Shortbus came out.

I also served Janna Lynn White over the phone inquiring about tickets. She was a host on City-Tv's The New Music (she interviewed Madonna for Bedtime Stories). I always liked her. But like Sook-Yin, she was completely obnoxious on the phone. She was inquiring about a Christmas Eve event which would sell out every year and she was calling the week before and was incredulous that it was pretty much sold out. She was kind of a bitch. Disappointing.

A woman I used to hang out with said her stepmother was good friends with Dini Petty. Dini was apparently a real bitch and every time she'd call my friend's house, she would say "It's DINI PETTY CALLING...". We would always laugh about that.

by Anonymousreply 34408/31/2020

R342 huh? What kind of strange sexual stuff?

by Anonymousreply 34508/31/2020

Yes r342 - please expand?

Also Tim Rozon and Steve Lund?

by Anonymousreply 34608/31/2020

I'm not R342 but I do know that Noah Ried's parents are professors at OCAD University in Toronto (Canada's largest art and design university).

by Anonymousreply 34709/01/2020

I remember an old thread on Noah Reid said his father is closeted - someone from OCAD said that’s the rumor...

by Anonymousreply 34809/01/2020

Mike's exhausting sometimes and loves attention, but you're right, R338, that he's open and honest and deserves credit for that.

by Anonymousreply 34909/01/2020

R344 Who is Sook Yin blowing at CBC to keep getting jobs?

by Anonymousreply 35009/01/2020

Liza Fromer is a major league cunt who essentially got blacklisted in Toronto media circles.

by Anonymousreply 35109/01/2020

Anything on the news anchors? Specifically, Vassy (she seems like a major cunt), Andrew Chang, Glenn McGregor, Lisa LaFlamme (I love her), David Cochrane etc....

by Anonymousreply 35209/01/2020

R352 If Vassy is a cunt to the crew, I honestly don’t blame her. Power and Politics is always having technical issues. It’s embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 35309/01/2020

Jim Carrey - definitely certifiable, right?

And did he actually fuck Ewan McGregor shooting I LOVE YOU, PHILIP MORRIS? That was a lot of chemistry.

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R353, I was thinking she's more of a cunt to the guests, especially if they're Liberals.

by Anonymousreply 35509/01/2020

Todd van der Hayden - anything interesting?

by Anonymousreply 35609/01/2020

The Cons HATE Rosie Barton.

by Anonymousreply 35709/01/2020

R337 I know. Pretty gross.

by Anonymousreply 35809/01/2020

R355 Maybe, overcompensating to nix any allegations of Liberal bias?

by Anonymousreply 35909/01/2020

R175 Isn’t that just PR bs?

by Anonymousreply 36009/01/2020

Wasn’t Catherine McKenna also accused of awarding contracts to friends or is that just unsubstantiated wing nut accusations?

by Anonymousreply 36109/01/2020

R356 van der Hayden has been discussed on several threads but the consensus seems to be "creepy". He likes them young (legal young just to clarify) his current partner is in his early 20s. He came out late (after 30 I believe) and was married to a woman for a number of years. He's also good friends with CBC's Andrew Nichols. Nichols is a bonafide creep, one of those older guy types who still go to the bars and still think he can pick up at 20 something.

R352 Andrew Chang has been discussed too. Very short (some said he's around 5'4) but apparently very nice. Lives in mid-town Toronto with a wife and two young daughters.

A couple of others:

CP24's Bill Coulter is family. I actually knew him from my days at Western University. He lived in London, Ontario (2 hours west of Toronto) in the late 90s and early 00s working for the local Rogers TV station. In those days London was still home to the largest LGBT population in Ontario outside of Toronto and jokingly referred to as Church/Wellsley south by the community (although everyone still basically knew everyone by a couple degrees of separation). He was nice and got around a lot.

Ross Hull I also knew from his London days in the early 00s. He only lived in the city briefly but he also seemed nice loved it when people said they saw him on TV.

by Anonymousreply 36209/01/2020

Michael Seeter?

by Anonymousreply 36309/01/2020

Is Andrew Nichols gay, R362?

by Anonymousreply 36409/01/2020

R364 Andrew Nichols is super gay. Seriously, he particularly cum farts on air.

by Anonymousreply 36509/01/2020

R352 & R362, yes, Andrew Chang is married to a woman and has a couple of daughters. I walked by him at a sports event I was at a few years ago -- he's nice looking, but definitely very short.

by Anonymousreply 36609/01/2020

R362 I lived in London during the 90s, and it was totally a party city at the time. There was a significant gay community at the time mostly because the city was, at the time, the regional and economic hub of SW Ontario. There was never an official gay village per say, but numerous venues downtown. They city was also fucking conservative politically, lots of wealthy WASPS. I left in 2001 because my employer at the time closed it's regional office and moved us all to Toronto.

by Anonymousreply 36709/01/2020

I posted this on another thread, but back when NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was an MPP and living in Toronto, he used to work out at the YMCA on Grosvenor and walked around the locker nude a lot. Well-hung piece of thick uncut meat.

by Anonymousreply 36809/01/2020

R368, thanks for the locker room report on Singh.

Now we need one on Trudeau!

by Anonymousreply 36909/01/2020

Thanks, R362, R366. Chang is the reason why I started watching the National again, my mom loves him too. He's news anchor perfect - nice looking, nice hair, nice voice, well-dressed. I think he could make it in a big American market if he ever chose to try. I like Serapio too, but he just doesn't have the "it" factor like Chang and LaFlamme.

by Anonymousreply 37009/01/2020

R368, R369 I've never paid much attention to Singh if I'm being honest, but um based on this video, he's got a bigger butt than Trudeau...and perhaps better equipped downstairs.

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by Anonymousreply 37109/01/2020

Any gossip about the Bronfman family?

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by Anonymousreply 37209/01/2020

R372 I know nothing about this family...but leave it to York University to do something stupid like that.

by Anonymousreply 37309/01/2020

One of the Bronfman's worked as a fundraiser for the Justin Trudeau campaign a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 37409/01/2020

R371 Wow! Jagmeet got back....and front!

by Anonymousreply 37509/01/2020

The Bronfmans funded private jets for the NXIVM sex cult, which is the subject of a documentary series on HBO right now called The Vow.

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Wasn't it the Bronfman family that took off from Canada while owing multiple millions in taxes?

by Anonymousreply 37709/01/2020

The Irving family are pure evil.

by Anonymousreply 37809/01/2020

Yes, the one where the two heiresses financially supported NXIVM, the infamous sex slavery cult.

by Anonymousreply 37909/01/2020

The Weston family legit scare me, They essentially own every major grocery store chain in Canada (No Frills, Loblaws, Shoppers).

by Anonymousreply 38009/01/2020

The Weston's are evil, but there's a lot of other grocery stores, R380. Sobeys/Safeway, Save-On, FreshCo.

by Anonymousreply 38109/01/2020

Galen Weston is kinda cute.

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He's pure evil, R382.

by Anonymousreply 38309/01/2020

More on Adam Vaughan?

by Anonymousreply 38409/01/2020

Westons = Canadian version of the Waltons

by Anonymousreply 38509/01/2020

I was taught by Steve Stavro’s daughter in the early 2000s. Very full of herself

by Anonymousreply 38609/01/2020

The Rogers family are the worst of the lot.

by Anonymousreply 38709/01/2020

I think it’s shameful that the Westons took away the increase for their frontline employees. These people risked their lives for them during the pandemic. Even just keeping the pay a $1 more would have been the least they could do. I know they are not the only ones but they could have set an example.

It’s not like the Westons will be losing money this year.

by Anonymousreply 38809/01/2020

R388 Galen Weston Jr (his friends call him “G2”) just bought another huge compound out in King City.

by Anonymousreply 38909/01/2020

R388 I know. Millions of people are unemployed.

by Anonymousreply 39009/01/2020

R381 What about prescriptions?

by Anonymousreply 39109/01/2020

The Weston are massive tax dodgers. A few years back the CRA estimated that Loblaws owed over $15 billion in tax (the government even tried to sue them for it) but loopholes in the tax (which neither the Liberals and Conservatives are eager to close because their corporate donors, like the Westons, would be pissed) meant they got away with it.

Rona Ambrose got a huge cushy job with TD today. This is something we need to outlaw in Canada. Politicans always favour the corporate world over regular Canadians because they know once their done with politics, banks or other major financial player will put them on their payroll for the rest of their lives.

by Anonymousreply 39209/01/2020

That's why it's hilarious to me that Andrew Scheer is staying on as an MP, R392. I guess he literally can't do anything aside from politics.

by Anonymousreply 39309/01/2020

Fuck Jane Philpott. I love that she went to work for Doug Ford.

by Anonymousreply 39409/01/2020

Okay a reply to R224, who was inquiring about Yannick Bisson's big round ass. Not a nude scene, but a CIBC commercial that aired around 2008-09. Sorry for the awful quality, but TV commercials that aired over a decade ago.. The ass shots start at 0:12 as the camera follows.

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by Anonymousreply 39509/01/2020

Any Leslie Roberts gossip?

John Moore?

Is Lisa Laflamme lez? She has a lesbian following.

by Anonymousreply 39609/02/2020

Leslie Roberts "quit" Global over conflict of interest stemming from his equity in a PR firm whose clients had been placed on his show. He's doing a morning show in Ottawa now, and finally came out.

by Anonymousreply 39709/02/2020

R395, R224 I've posted this before on another thread. I used to work in the TV and film in Toronto and Vancouver from 1997 to 2012 mostly doing design and production logistics. I worked on Sue Thomas FBEye during the third (and final) season of the show as a production assistant. I have nothing but nice things to say about Yannick, he was such a nice man (hot as fuck too) and extremely easy to work with. He is actually very shy (almost painfully so) and devoted to his wife and daughter. He was slightly shorter than Deanne Bray, who is about 5'7 or 5'8, and for close ups they would have him stand on small boxes to appear slightly taller, and he'd wear platformed shoes for wide shots. And I can confirm that his suit pants were custom made due to his "hockey butt."

R396 Leslie Roberts was out privately, and within the industry, for ages, but didn't come out publicly until a few years ago. He has been with his partner for over twenty years. In the early 80s, he was married to a woman and had a daughter. I don't know the background but he ended up getting sole custody of his daughter after his divorce.

John Moore is gay and been with his partner for a very long time as well. They live in the Deer Park neighbourhood (Yonge/St. Clair) in Toronto. Based on some of his tweets, Moore appears to be a 'red tory' sadly.

Lisa LaFlamme was married to a man in her 20s but that's about all that's public. I know she lives alone in the Yonge/Eglinton area. I think she might just be a total workaholic.

by Anonymousreply 39809/02/2020

R398 Why isn’t John Moore out publicly then?

by Anonymousreply 39909/02/2020

I used to see Leslie Roberts quite often when we got on or off the metro at Snowdon. I fire he lived nearby as he walked from the station while I waited for thhe 51 bus.

by Anonymousreply 40009/02/2020

R399 Um, John Moore has been out publicly for years. If you listen to his radio show he talks about his partner (and dogs) regularly.

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by Anonymousreply 40109/02/2020

Any gossip on Allan Hawco?

by Anonymousreply 40209/02/2020

R402 on another thread someone posted about Hawco having an affair with a male actor while he was doing work at the Stafford Festival. And another poster wrote that his new wife was an out lesbian as well as being someone high up at the CBC. And someone else talked about the sweetheart deal he had with the NFLD gov't and used up most of their film budget to finance his TV show which pissed off a lot of people in entertainment there. I wish I could find the thread.

by Anonymousreply 40309/02/2020

R402, R403 Yeah, there have been rumours for a while that Allan Hawco is bisexual and fairly open about it until he achieved a certain amount of fame. I've heard that he had serious boyfriend back when he was doing theatre in Toronto in the early 00s. R403 I think some DLers talked about him on one of the have you every slept with a celebrity threads.

by Anonymousreply 40409/02/2020

Yes, R398, I think I may have read your post elsewhere, but that is a wonderful thing to hear that some actors are even more good-natured than you assume actors would be. And, after finding that certain actors you may have respected once are now spouting views (not political views, just views you disagree with) and they become a total boner-killer, but Yannick never seemed to be the vain primadonna a lot of actors come across as being. And it is great to hear from someone who worked with him that he was a real gentleman, something no one these days seems to know the meaning of.

And I know it is not an HDready clip, and I apologize. But damn that ass should be categorized. I wish I had HD screencaps at least. Sad face ... that would much rather be buried in Yannick's perfect asscheeks. I've had a hard-on since reading about the fitted trousers. I mean, really, pants that must be fitted to accommodate your perfectly round ass? I'm not even a top, and I remembering pausing this commercial on TV so me and my roommate could stare. I want to learn tailoring so I can at least have the pleasure of kneeling down and having big beautiful delicious asscheeks like that right in my face.

But so nice to hear that Yannick is a wonderful person. Always nice to hear that about an actor, especially these days.

by Anonymousreply 40509/03/2020

Back in the 90s I worked with a young woman who was among Yannick's circle of friends in Montreal. She had nothing but good things to say about him. I was invited to one of her parties where he would be in attendance but couldn't go. They were mostly an Outremont, private school, crowd though the woman I knew grew up in Hampstead and was distantly related to the Romanoffs. She talked openly about how snobbish her friends were but was quick to say that Yannick was one of the good guys.

by Anonymousreply 40609/03/2020

R398 I believe you when you say Yannick is shy. I remember seeing an interview with him on George Strumbo's show on CBC and you could tell he was really nervous and I remember his said his wife was in the audience because he really doesn't like giving interviews and she was there for moral support.

by Anonymousreply 40709/03/2020

Ha! Strombo!

My sister can vouch how straight he his. She and a female friend had a three-way with him in Ottawa back in the early 2000s.

by Anonymousreply 40809/03/2020

WHET Strombo?

by Anonymousreply 40909/03/2020

R408 Yeah there are definitely no gay rumours about George. He's got a reputation of being a total pussy hound. Also after he left CBC he moved to LA and allegedly took a downward spiral into drugs.

by Anonymousreply 41009/03/2020

Hey, R398, that is so wonderful (I need some new adjectives) to hear how shy Yannick is, and how he performs with staff who are not directly related to his work on-set. It is rather endearing, especially since I only viewed Yannick as an object who NEEDS to sit his ass on my face and let me do my work (of using my tongue to explore up and around that asshole). And whatever global catastrophe occurred ... yeah, I'm going to need Yannick to take his luscious ass into my tent. The only respite I would have is Yannick sitting right on my face.

I ... I don't know how society would function without having an ass like Yannick's available, and the only way to function and what they had to conserve energy by ... making a meal of Yannick Bisson's asshole. But anyway, I am glad that he is very shy and hopefully appreciative of his fans, AND is fully aware of the function of his fanbase. Come ON Yannick, stop teasing us!

Men are certainly waiting to have such delicious asscheeks offered up to them. I just wish they'd stop acting like it's annoying when it is; Yannick has delicious cakes. Who cares other than him that he's barely over the 1-minute mark? I need to see ASS. Stop trying to deny me that.

by Anonymousreply 41109/03/2020

Shit, I meant to add to my stories, but I am also 395 and 405 (and I also wrote 411 above), and am fairly drunk. Fuck, I just want to hear more stories of what a gentleman Yannick is, which I totally believe is real. I want to hear MORE of well-known athletes and/or hockey professionals ... guys with asses that were just TOO big to fit anywhere else. (Can you imagine delicious cheeks like that in your dream?)

Can you imagine ANY of these hocker players resting their beautiful buns on your face?

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[quote]She and a female friend had a three-way with him in Ottawa back in the early 2000s.

A three-way in Ottawa? It may well have been the one and only Ottawa has ever seen!

by Anonymousreply 41309/03/2020

Wow, I live in Riverdale in Toronto. I used to occasionally see Yannick at... how Canadian is this?... Tim Hortons. Indeed, he is VERY handsome in person.

I saw Prince's last concert in Toronto. Strombo sat in front of me with his girlfriend. He was all over her the whole evening.

I've ran into Sergio Di Zio in person on Queen Street East. He is very good looking.

Although this is only a story I heard from a friend, I WISH I was there to witness it. My friend told me that a friend of hers was in an upscale grocery store in Etobicoke and Cynthia Dale was in line and was giving the cashier a hard time. I guess the person behind her had enough of how she was treating the cashier and he started telling her off. Apparently Dale said to him: "Don't you know who I am?"

The gentleman replied, "Yes. You're a bitch!"

by Anonymousreply 41409/03/2020

r408 Tell us more.

by Anonymousreply 41509/03/2020

What about Eugene Levy?

by Anonymousreply 41609/03/2020

[quote]I used to occasionally see Yannick at... how Canadian is this?... Tim Hortons. Indeed, he is VERY handsome in person.

Yannick is handsome, but he looks pretty short, yes?

by Anonymousreply 41709/03/2020

R417 The dude that worked with him a few responses up said he was about 5'7.

by Anonymousreply 41809/03/2020

Oh man, who cares if Yannick was 5'"? He was (is) absolutely gorgeous and that wonderful perfect ass that I posted is still the same! I NEED more Yannick's ass! (Okay, I realize how crazy that sounds...)

Oh, if anyone has any gossip on Stephen Lecce, minister of something? He is gorgeous, but can't find anything about him:

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If Lecce wasn't a piece of shit, garbage human being and not associated with that FFF (Fat Fuck Ford), he might be - just might be - slightly fuckable.

by Anonymousreply 42009/03/2020

I've always assumed Rosemary Barton was lesbian.

And what the hell happened with her on The National? They announced the new format with much fanfare, multiple hosts in different cities, so I tuned in for the debut and found it awkward. Rosie seemed uncomfortable.

A tuned in again a while later and there was Rosie, fatter and visibly perspiring. He eyebrows were drawn differently and badly. At times she seemed angry at someone off-camera. Tune in again and she's gone, and the show is better for it. I figured I'd see her back on Power & Politics but Vassey whatshername seems firmly rooted in her place.

by Anonymousreply 42109/04/2020

R421 Her weight has always been up and down.

by Anonymousreply 42209/04/2020

Barton's a lunatic who should have been fired years ago.

by Anonymousreply 42309/04/2020

Do tell, r423.

by Anonymousreply 42409/04/2020

She's the "chief political correspondent." Don't know how the hell that happened, she's downright terrible. So is Vassey. Katie Simpson and David Cochrane are way better. As far as their other anchors, Andrew Chang and Heather Hiscox are very good.

by Anonymousreply 42509/04/2020

R421, I think the CBC producers decided that 4 co-hosts was too many so they made Andrew Chang & Adrienne Arsennault the co-hosts for Monday to Thursday and then gave Ian Hannomansing the weekend slot from Friday to Sunday. Barton was made Chief Political Correspondent since she seems to feel more comfortable just covering politics.

by Anonymousreply 42609/04/2020

I love that we have CBC news here now.

by Anonymousreply 42709/04/2020

R419 Last year, a former Western student came forward on Twitter and accused Lecce of being involved in hazing (which is banned by Western). Allegedly, after this guy came forward, more Western alumni recounted similar experiences. This guy's tweets go into detail about what happened, but there are other rumours of Lecce committing sexual acts during these types of hazing situations (cumming on guys faces, pissing in their mouths, making a new recruit eat a hot dog out of Lecce's and other senior frat members' rectums).

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R428, has the press followed up on any of those allegations against Lecce?

by Anonymousreply 42909/04/2020

R429 A few small newspaper outlets did pick up the story. Kyle, the person who tweeted these allegations, claims he did have discussions with people from CBC and CTV but it didn't go further. Both networks allegedly seemed hesitant to report the story based on a lack of substantive evidence. The Canadian media is very "sheepish" when it comes to sexual assault or stories about the sexual lives of has been like this for decades. For example, the media has sat on stories about former conservative MP John Baird for years. Not a politician, but there had been gossip about Jian Ghomesi's treatment of women for years, but it was only finally reported when it became clear that police were going to press charges.

by Anonymousreply 43009/04/2020

Wasn't Doug Gilmour from the Toronto Maple Leafs accused of rape or being with a minor?

by Anonymousreply 43109/04/2020

What's the deal with Warren Kinsella?

by Anonymousreply 43209/04/2020

R428, are you serious? Where do I sign up?

But to be actually serious, I had no idea about Lecce. I know I could have Googled, but I never bothered, since I only paid attention when he popped up on the news and I thought, "Damn, who is that guy? He's cute."

by Anonymousreply 43309/04/2020

R428 That’s hot. I’d love to have him piss in my mouth or cum all over my face.

by Anonymousreply 43409/04/2020

Michelle Rempel speaks

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by Anonymousreply 43509/04/2020

R432 Very litigious.

by Anonymousreply 43609/05/2020

Christine Elliott allegedly has early onset Alzheimer’s. She will not run for re-election.

by Anonymousreply 43709/05/2020

I know that, R436, but what's his deal? He was a big time Liberal, so why'd he turn on Trudeau? There's gotta be a backstory there.

by Anonymousreply 43809/05/2020

R438 He tried running for the Liberals in 2015 but was cockblocked by Gerald Butts and Katie Telford. He doesn’t get along with the Wynne/McGuinty era staffers who run the PMO.

by Anonymousreply 43909/05/2020

I can’t believe the Toronto Star’s Robert Benzie is straight!

by Anonymousreply 44009/05/2020

Didn’t Warren Kinsella’s wife dump his ass?

by Anonymousreply 44109/05/2020

There have been stories about Christine Elliott’s poor health for years now. She probably shouldn’t be in such a demanding role. Lisa MacLeod has effectively been muzzled.

I’ve heard murmurs concerning Adam Vaughan and ESDC. Nothing concrete yet but nonetheless interesting. There seems to be an underlying arrogance and inexperience with this iteration of Liberals. They need to get spending under control.

by Anonymousreply 44209/05/2020

Morneau and his people are going to keep leaking shit.

by Anonymousreply 44309/05/2020

I think so, R441.

by Anonymousreply 44409/05/2020

Wtf is Rosie wearing? Did she just roll her big ass out of bed?

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Althea Raj comes off as neurotic

by Anonymousreply 44609/05/2020

Chantal is one of the best.

by Anonymousreply 44709/05/2020

Agreed, R447. Chantal is the main reason I watch the "At Issue" panel.

by Anonymousreply 44809/05/2020

Lecce needs to be exposed. Fuck our chickenshit media.

by Anonymousreply 44909/05/2020

Most of those ESDC and other federal grants are one giant insiders club. It’s all about who you know politically and inside the bureaucracy. Nothing new.

by Anonymousreply 45009/05/2020

What’s the latest on this?

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by Anonymousreply 45109/05/2020

Didn’t Trudeau give millions to the Westons?

by Anonymousreply 45209/05/2020

Good lord, you people

by Anonymousreply 45309/05/2020

R453 = LPC Shill

by Anonymousreply 45409/05/2020

Cressy is definitely still screwing around. I know someone in his office.

by Anonymousreply 45509/05/2020

some RW trolls afoot. Hands off Trudeau or we'll be in Tr*mpworld faster than you can say "double double" and there is no going back.

hmm: What can I call a Boris aimed at Canada? Bor-ing?

by Anonymousreply 45609/05/2020

A few weeks ago I saw Adam Giambrone on the TTC with his daughter. I still can't believe he's straight and even went through a sex scandal.

by Anonymousreply 45709/05/2020

Christine is the right age to start experiencing Alzheimer’s symptoms

by Anonymousreply 45809/05/2020

R410 I'm sorry to hear that about Strombo. I enjoyed his show.

by Anonymousreply 45909/06/2020

Re: Christine Elliott, this wouldn't shock me. She has been noticeably quiet during the pandemic even though she is the health minister. We see and hear Stephen Lecce with Ford all the time, but I can't remember the last time Elliott spoke or held a press conference.

They say that stress and emotional trauma and expedite the onset of Alzheimer's. In the last six years, her husband died unexpectedly, and she lost her run for the Conservative Leadership. The stupid thing is, she actually won more votes than Doug Ford on all three ballots, but he won more points. The Ontario Conservatives have a points system (similar to the US's electoral college) where leadership candidates are given points based on the riding they win during the vote. Ford had more points because he won slightly more riding in the GTA than Elliott. However, there has been a lot of gossip surrounding the legitimacy of that vote. Shortly after, it came to light that there were thousands of names on the voters' list who never voted nor were they even members of the party—the number of people who appeared to vote exceeded the number of people who submitted ballots. The OPP was investigating this, but that investigation was dropped. Should add, the Fords have strong connections within the OPP.

by Anonymousreply 46009/06/2020

I used to see Chantal walking east along Cote Ste Catherine in Outremont, usually during afternoon rush and carrying several heavy tote bags of books, along with a big backpack. She was always hunched forward and listing to her right, such an uncomfortable posture, but she always had a big contented grin and happy looking eyes.

I was always driving west in horrible traffic and she was always walking on the opposite side of the street. A couple of times when I was giving a lift to a female co-worker, we took a chance up a side street to double back and offer her a lift home but each time she disappeared nearby. If you know the area it was somewhere between Davaar and McEachran.

She fits the Outremont Intellectual stereotype.

by Anonymousreply 46109/06/2020

Can anyone fill in on what went on with Mike Gibbs? His twitter is full of stuff about Ontario politics, I know about his allegations against Baird (I believe him, 100%), and lately he's been tweeting about being a whistleblower. Is he talking about the Baird allegations or is there more?

by Anonymousreply 46209/06/2020

R462 I don't know the full story (he has always been somewhat vague about it) but he used to work in the Ontario Civil Service. Allegedly, he worked in Ontario health and claims he blue the whistle on Dr. Eric Hoskins the health minister under Kathleen Wynne. He claims this is why Hoskins left politics but his story doesn't totally line up with the fact. Hoskins left in 2018 (long after Gibbs left his job) and the reason he left was because he knew the Liberals were going to lose and Justin Trudeau was offering him a cushy post in Ottawa.

I believe Gibbs allegations about Baird, and he did work for the civil service, but he was fired due issues with drugs. I am not 100% convinced all of what he is says is based in reality.

by Anonymousreply 46309/06/2020

R455 Yeah that wouldn't surprise me. I've heard Cressy is basically a self-entitled asshole who doesn't really do any work. So, my best friend claims that he gave Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow a blowjob while working on his campaign back in 2018. Apparently, it involved a long day of canvasing, a couple pints of beer and my friends' Honda civic.

by Anonymousreply 46409/06/2020

[quote]I used to see Chantal walking east along Cote Ste Catherine in Outremont, usually during afternoon rush and carrying several heavy tote bags of books, along with a big backpack.

Chantal is also known to ride a bicycle. She said on CBC that she used to live in Outremont but that she now lives in the riding next door, Laurier-Sainte Marie.

by Anonymousreply 46509/06/2020

Eric Hoskins is kinda cute. His wife, Samantha Nutt is a huge cunt.

by Anonymousreply 46609/06/2020

R460 Elliott has been noticeably quiet since assuming the role if we’re honest. She gives almost no interviews.

by Anonymousreply 46709/06/2020

It was surprising that Elliot went back into politics after leaving it a few years ago. I guess she was tempted by the chance to win the PC Leadership.

by Anonymousreply 46809/06/2020

Does anyone know anything about Charlie Angus? He seems very angry and bitter all the time.

by Anonymousreply 46909/06/2020

RE Adam Vaughan/ESDC allegations - I think I heard something about this. Do they allegedly receive $ from Reaching Home? (I don’t want to name the org because they’re litigious. )

God bless Bill Morneau (he has enough fuck you money not to care) and his people for their leaks. It’s gonna be a rollercoaster ride of a fall.

by Anonymousreply 47009/06/2020

R469 Angus regrets not running for NDP leader

by Anonymousreply 47109/06/2020

R470, if true, wait till someone like Angus gets a hold of the story. I'm no NDPer, but I respect his tenaciousness and think he would have made a good leader, R471. Singh is all flash, soundbites, no substance, and very disappointing as leader.

by Anonymousreply 47209/06/2020

I went to private school with Tony Clement’s son. Major homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 47309/06/2020

R470 Do they just get cash from Reaching Home or other ESDC depts too?

by Anonymousreply 47409/06/2020

Are they Toronto based?

by Anonymousreply 47509/06/2020

Was Jim Flaherty faithful to Christine?

by Anonymousreply 47609/06/2020

Was Rona Ambrose born a woman?

by Anonymousreply 47709/06/2020

I blew Patrick Brown while he was still an MP.

by Anonymousreply 47809/06/2020

R470 R472 It’s ALLEGEDLY a Toronto university if the admittedly thus far unsubstantiated rumours are true.

by Anonymousreply 47909/06/2020

I’m not sure what to think.

by Anonymousreply 48009/06/2020

[quote]I blew Patrick Brown while he was still an MP.

I assume you are a male? So is Patrick Brown gay or bi?

by Anonymousreply 48109/06/2020

The Liberals will be toast if rumors of this new scandal prove to be true. Then we'll all be forced to live under a Conservative government. If that happens, I blame Trudeau.

by Anonymousreply 48209/06/2020

R481 Male. He has an average sized dick and deeply closeted. Another friend of mine claims to have topped him (they met up over Grindr)

by Anonymousreply 48309/06/2020

HOLY FUCK. If it’s the org I found, they got something like $20 million from the feds!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 48409/06/2020

SPILL, R484!

by Anonymousreply 48509/06/2020

Anyone fuck Baird?

by Anonymousreply 48609/06/2020

R486, people have posted encounters with Baird on prior DL threads. I think someone said he had an average cut cock.

by Anonymousreply 48709/06/2020

Fuck Adam Vaughan if he was dumb enough to actually give his pals money. The last thing we need is a fucking Erin O’Toole government. I bet the Cons jump all over this.

by Anonymousreply 48809/06/2020

R488, there hasn't been anything reported about it in the news yet, so who knows whether it happened or is just online trolling.

by Anonymousreply 48909/06/2020

Where are the rumors coming from, R489? If it's just online, then it's probably nothing.

I kind of think it may be trolling. At first, according to DL, it was Patty Hadju and now it's Adam Vaughn.

by Anonymousreply 49009/06/2020

Good point, R490. At first someone claimed it was Patty Hadju, now someone is claiming it is Adam Vaughan.

Nothing has been substantiated.

by Anonymousreply 49109/06/2020

I'll say this. If it turns out to be true, then the Liberal deserve to lose the next election - there will be no way for them to recover. My worry is that they will be decimated, and the Cons winning a majority. A Con minority wouldn't really be the end of the world, but a majority sure would suck.

by Anonymousreply 49209/06/2020

R492 Yeah. It’ll suck. All the homeless and precariously housed people that Adam Vaughan claims to care about will be hurt the most. Cons don’t give a fuck about funding programs to support them.

by Anonymousreply 49309/06/2020

The problem is, R403, is that neither do most Canadians. People give the issue lip service, but most don't want to actually pay for it. Lots of middle class Canadians are suffering with Covid, and the last thing they can afford is an increase in taxes, and that's how the Cons will snag them.

by Anonymousreply 49409/06/2020

R494 I’m not a Con, but they did fund the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (now renamed the Homelessness Policy Directorate) and renewed the Mental Health Commissions mandate.

by Anonymousreply 49509/06/2020

True enough, R495, but still, things will be worse with a Con government, especially a Con majority.

by Anonymousreply 49609/07/2020

R483 I don't think Patrick Brown is gay. Instead, he's bisexual and a sex addict. My ex-partner worked for CTV's Queen Park bureau, and Paul Bliss (the former Queen's Park Bureau Chief, who was fired after several sexual harassment allegations came to light) used to joke that Patrick Brown never met a hole he didn't like.

Now, I am not one to defend conservative politicians, but Patrick Brown was fairly pro-LGBTQ+. He was the first Conservative party leader to participate in Pride, and to his credit, he did try to rid the part of homophobic elements. He also dropped the opposition to gay marriage and pro-life rhetoric from the party's platform. Sadly, this effort is what got him pushed out of the party.

The far-right of the party hated him from day one. Since Trump's victory in 2016, the ultra-right surged in the party until the point that they became the majority. In January 2018, Brown released the party's election portfolio - which was basically liberal lite – and that was the final straw.

The gossip is that some people in the party knew of Brown's past issues with sex addiction and did some digging. Two women were brought forward to accuse Brown of assault. However, interestingly the moment Brown was out of the picture, those accusations disappeared.

by Anonymousreply 49709/07/2020

That Patrick Brown sex scandal always seemed so sketchy to me. He does strike me as someone with an "anything goes" policy so that he is a sex addict isn't surprising.

by Anonymousreply 49809/07/2020

The Patrick Brown sexual harassment scandal didn't seem to hurt him because after giving up the PC Leadership he still got elected Mayor of Brampton.

by Anonymousreply 49909/07/2020

Yeah, R498, the whole "sex scandal" fell apart less than a month after he resigned as party leader. One of the women who claimed Brown sexually assaulted her claimed she was a minor and still in high school. That claim was later proven untrue - she was, in fact, 21 and in college. She also claimed a friend drove her to Brown's house were he later forced to perform oral sex on him. The friend she said drove her told the CBC he never once drove her to Brown's house. She never even mentioned Brown to him. The second woman claims that the sex was not consensual, but Brown's ex-girlfriend told the CBC that she was there the night the incident was alleged to have taken place, and Brown was never alone with the woman, and in fact, the woman was trying to initiate sex with Brown.

Brown later sued CTV (the channel that broke the story initially), and they (very quietly) out of court in October 2019.

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by Anonymousreply 50009/07/2020

I was happy for Brown, to be honest. It seemed like a set-up and I admire him for persevering especially when it was a time when the #metoo movement was at its peak. It just didn't ring true.

by Anonymousreply 50109/07/2020

Christine Elliott gave her first press conference in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 50209/09/2020

I hate Erin O'Toole, but I worry he'll appeal to the stupid, which many Canadians are.

by Anonymousreply 50309/09/2020

R503 His number are on the rise and the Liberals are now holding a 2 point lead over the Cons. I suspect if Trudeau is dumb enough to allow an election in the fall, we will end up with a Conservative minority. Sorry, Justin better back down and work with the NDP. Canada is fucked if we elect Cons.

by Anonymousreply 50409/09/2020

WE shutting down Canadian charity.

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by Anonymousreply 50509/09/2020

R504, remember that the Liberals lost the popular vote in 2019 but still won a lot more seats than the Cons.

by Anonymousreply 50609/09/2020

No such thing as popular vote in Canada, R506. That term was unheard of before in Canada until Scheer made it popular last year.

by Anonymousreply 50709/09/2020

R506 The reason for this was that the Liberals swept seat-rich Ontario. Liberals are still in the lead in Ontario, BUT their support is waning, particularly in the 905, with the most concentration of seats in the province. Historically, whomever the 905 votes for ends up forming a government.

Here's the thing, we already know the conservatives will vote against anything the Liberals propose in the Throne Speech. Trudeau can keep the government going with the NDP, but I think he wants an election. Strategically, it's best to strike while O'Toole is an unknown. Someone else on the thread said it best that an election now is Trudeau's best bet for long-term political survival. That being said, I think we're just going to end up with another minority. The country doesn't want an election. I believe COVID will negatively impact turn-out, particularly for left-leaning voters (many conservatives don't think that COVID is a severe threat and will turn up in larger numbers).

by Anonymousreply 50809/10/2020

A friend of mine is a transwoman, and back when she started transitioning (like far too many transfolks) she was kicked out of her house and ended up turning to sex work to make ends meet. One of her regular clients was Jeff McArthur who is one of the hosts of Global's morning show. Allegedly, He was a sub and preferred being dominated and ass fucked while gagged. He also enjoyed face sitting (being the one sat on) and being edged. When my friend got her final surgery, he stopped seeing her because he prefers pre-op transwoman (chicks with dicks as he supposedly called it).

by Anonymousreply 50909/10/2020

Yes there is, r507. I recall newspaper articles as far back as the mid 1980’s discussing how results would be different if the popular vote played any role.

by Anonymousreply 51009/10/2020

Anything on the Thomson family?

by Anonymousreply 51109/12/2020

What about the Richardson's? You hardly hear about them.

by Anonymousreply 51209/12/2020

R463 Blew the whistle about what pertaining to Hoskins? Sexual misconduct?

by Anonymousreply 51309/12/2020

Aline Chrétien has passed away.

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by Anonymousreply 51409/13/2020

R514 very sad. The Chretien's were a devoted couple. Jean Chretien (IMO) was the last great PM we ever had.

by Anonymousreply 51509/13/2020

Agreed, R515. There'll never be another like him.

by Anonymousreply 51609/13/2020

I think the Chrétien's were high school sweethearts -- they were together their whole lives.

by Anonymousreply 51709/13/2020

R517 They met on a school bus to some events, but they didn't go the same school. She actually dropped out of high school (not uncommon during this era).

by Anonymousreply 51809/13/2020

R509 I worked with Jeff McArthur back when he was a co-host of Daytime (a really cheap chat program on Rogers TV) in London back in the early 00s. He was a total perv with young women. He was in his early 30s and his girlfriend at the time was allegedly 20 but the rumours were she was actually still in grade 12. Anyways I remember at a holiday party I was at a table with him and some other guy and he was talking about how he took his girlfriend's virginity and how he busted her hymen good and got blood all over his dick. He also would ogle all the young women who worked or volunteered at the station. I am curious why he's still on Global because he has zero personality. He's not a "chat host" type.

by Anonymousreply 51909/15/2020

Really? Is this really necessary?

by Anonymousreply 52009/15/2020

I have a long standing crush on Elias Koteas.

by Anonymousreply 52109/15/2020

Doug Ford is allegedly about to call a snap election in Ontario despite having a huge majority and only being half way through his term.

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by Anonymousreply 52209/16/2020

Globe & Mail:

All Bloc MPs are in self-isolation and now the Conservatives announce that Leader Erin O’Toole and his family are getting tested for COVID-19 after one of his staff members tested positive.

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by Anonymousreply 52309/16/2020

O'Toole is old and fat. Maybe he'll die.

by Anonymousreply 52409/16/2020

Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

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by Anonymousreply 52509/18/2020

So did Erin O'Toole, R525. Good. He deserves it. I don't wish him death, but I hope he suffers at least a little bit.

by Anonymousreply 52609/18/2020

Justin Trudeau calls 2 by-elections for Toronto Centre & York Centre for October 26th.

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by Anonymousreply 52709/19/2020

John Turner died yesterday.

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by Anonymousreply 52809/19/2020

^ Good riddance.

by Anonymousreply 529Last Monday at 10:54 PM

Dan Levy from MTV and that shit creek show is an egotistical, vapid, energy leeching drama queen that made life on the set of MTV insufferable. He was not well liked behind the scenes by the majority of cast and crew.

Mike Myers (Wayne's World, Shrek, Austin Powers) is well known for being extremely hard to work with. He's a massive pain in the ass, cold, rude and is really not personable at all. Unless it's a paid appearance or an event for postitive media attention he's pretty much a completely unlikable kermudgeon.

Jim Carrey. Absolute scum bag, anti-vaxxer, riddleled with STDs (allegedly). Gave herpes to an ex-girlfriend (allegedly) and when she called him to ask for an explaination he lied to her and gaslit her saying she probably cheated on him (allegedly) and that's how she contracted it then dumped her like a bad habit. His refusal to admit or help in any way (allegedly) she tragically ended up killing herself.

Michael Bubbly (medicore x-mas singer old chubby ladies love for some reason). Secret drunk, rageaholic, serial cheater and wife beater (allegedly).

Justina Beiber is "secretly" gay, he used to bang a couple 'christian' pastor men a few years ago that "saved" him. Usher had a piece (allegedly) which is how he was able to get booked on the ellen degenerate show that plagued the world with his awful "music" and presenece.

Aubrey Graham grew up upper middle class and got famous from a super heavy handed show Dergrassi, I guess you could say it was Canada's version of a darker more gritty saved by the bell. He's a child groomer (allegedly).

Dan Aykroyd he's a drunk and is known to get into fist fights often. Pretty much hates public appearances and his fanbase unless they mention Blues Brothers. He always shows up to public things either drunk or hung over from partying the night before. I was at one opening where he showed up to promote his gross wine and he was quite rude to a boy with down syndrome and refused to speak to/acknowledge him. I actually got him to take off his sun glasses for a picture and he looked absolutely dreadful.

Shania Twain- Birth name is Eilleen (allegedly) fucked her way into her singing career. She's also known for being quite cold and stand off-lish behind the scenes.

Avril Lavigne, raging bitch monster. There is a reason someone like her got married to someone like chad kroeger.

Michael Cera - Tit mouse.

Celine Dion is absolutely is nuts as she appears (surprising no one) she was the child bride of a creedy old pedo-man which is how she got her start.

Kim Cattrall is just as much of a bitch as SJP which is why both have had virtually zero decent roles since SITC ended.

Liz Rigney, she used to be a news anchor on CTV news or some kind of morning variety show back in the day. She's a conservitive and secretly pretty anti-GLBT. Met her one time at a Blues festival and over heard her standing with her husband mocking the gays and the one drag queen that were standing outside of the only gay bar in town (that's closed now cause of covid) scoffing at them with a holier than thou attitude and Karen hairstyle that would bring an end to the ages.

Peter Brown that was on season one of Big Brother Canada (not an actual celebrity sorry). Shit stain of a human being.

Keanu Reeves got his start by being a rent boy back in his early days. He kind of went from rich man to rich man until he got his foot in the door with real acting roles (due to his male benefactors). That's the major part of the reason he's never linked up with a woman for long and always seems so miserable with a death wish. He regrets how he got his start, the fact a lot of the pictures from that time are out there, and more than a few know the "story" of how he got his start. That's not to say he isn't good person, every positive thing you've ever heard about him is true. He really is an amazing human being he just reviles himself for his past and losing a lot of close loved ones. He's still a treasure and we should all protect him.

by Anonymousreply 530Last Tuesday at 4:18 AM

Thanks R530 - very good stuff.

Was Levy fucking anyone back in the MTV days? Someone on the another thread posted he was semi-closeted and has never been in a serious relationship.

by Anonymousreply 531Last Tuesday at 5:02 AM

Ernie Coombs, aka Mr. Dressup went into a massive depression when his wife died and decide to end his show. Fred Rogers, who was friends with Ernie long before either had their own show, talked him into continuing the show and helped pull him out of his depression.

by Anonymousreply 532Last Tuesday at 5:22 AM

531 He was closested to the point of not saying "I'm gay" but everyone and their mother knew he was a big homo, there is not a single straight man in existance with those queeny manerisms lol.

I don't have any personal stories of his hook-ups I'm sure he was getting deep dicked on the down-low somewhere, people will always find a wa to get dick when they want it. The no serious relationship part however is due to how vapid and selfish he is as a person. He can't stop talking about himself, looking at himself in the mirror or stop sucking all the attention out of a room long enough for a man to remain interested in him. Think Matt Bomber's character from the Will and Grace reboot except more feminine and bitchy along with being completely vapid and stupid also not nearly as attractive to forgive the stupidness.

Honestly in regards to the MTV aftershow crew probably the more interesting gossip would come from 1G5Gs, quite a few of them are bitchy vapid meanies (duh) that would either sleep with each other or complelely ignore each other out side of filming leading to a lot of the awkward conversations where you can just sense the tension.

by Anonymousreply 533Last Tuesday at 10:28 AM

R530 Thanks for this. I've posted on this thread before. I worked in the Canadian TV and film in industry for nearly 15 years (1998 to 2012) and I've heard some of this stuff. I never worked with Dan Levy, but yeah he developed a reputation for being a total bitchy queen when he was at MTV. I know for a fact that he and his co-host Jessi Cruickshank did NOT get along. In fact, Jessi does not follow him on twitter and has never said a word about his success on Schitt's Creek. The rumour is that Levy departure from MTV was a "mutual decision" which is code in the industry for being canned. That being said, I knew someone who worked as a production assistant on Schitt's Creek for the first three season and said Levy was fine to work with (maybe he matured), and that the person who couldn't stand was Annie Murphy. He said Catherine O'Hara was lovely, and Eugene Levy was nice but distant.

I didn't work with Kim Cattrall however a friend of mine did in Toronto when she filmed Sensitive Skin. The vast majority of the crew opted not to return for the second season because no one liked dealing with her.

by Anonymousreply 534Last Tuesday at 10:48 AM

Thanks r530. Good stuff.

R534 - good stuff too thanks. I follow Jessi on insta and she posted some congrats thing to him for the emmys. I wonder if they reconciled once he left? Or maybe she’s just kissing ass because now he’s successful? Her insta is insufferable. I used to watch the aftershow religiously as a young gay lol.

by Anonymousreply 535Last Tuesday at 11:17 AM

[quote]Peter Brown that was on season one of Big Brother Canada (not an actual celebrity sorry). Shit stain of a human being

Please elaborate!

by Anonymousreply 536Last Tuesday at 8:25 PM

Wasn't Dean from 1G5G good friends with Dan Levy? Did they hook up? Or just friends?

by Anonymousreply 537Last Tuesday at 8:30 PM

I remember Dean from 1G5G. He was adorable. What’s the story there?

by Anonymousreply 538Last Wednesday at 6:36 AM

Inquiring minds want to know!

by Anonymousreply 539Last Wednesday at 7:19 AM

Speaking of 1G5G, I went to high school with Ian Lynch (St. Thomas Aquinas London, Ontario...the same school Jimbo from Canada's Drag Race also went to). In high school, I actually knew Ian's twin brother Nolan better than Ian. Nolan was in a number of my classes and a really nice guy. Interestingly, Nolan was the funny one and Ian was much quieter. I found out Ian was gay during the summer between high school and university because we bumped into each other at the gay bars in town (in the early 00s London had a small but fairly vibrant gay scene) and we hung out a bit. When I was living in Toronto, I used to cross paths from time to time and he was always super nice and friendly with me. The last time I had an update from his was that he and his partner were moving back from Toronto to London as they bought a house in London together.

by Anonymousreply 540Last Wednesday at 8:59 AM

French-Canadian actor Francois Arnaud (best known for his work on The Borgias and Schitts Creek) came out as bisexual yesterday. Anyone ever have him?

by Anonymousreply 541Last Wednesday at 10:28 AM

Wow, R541. Had no idea that Francois Arnaud was bisexual.

He showed his uncut French Canadian cock in a film a few years ago:

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by Anonymousreply 542Last Wednesday at 2:36 PM

So he's gay but his agent advised him that if he insists on coming out, he must do it 'slowly', so that all of his 'fans' can grow accustomed.

by Anonymousreply 543Last Wednesday at 3:21 PM

“But here’s the thing,” Arnaud went on. “Silence has the perverse effect of perpetuating those stereotypes, making bi guys invisible, and leading people to doubt that we even exist. No wonder it’s still a chore to acknowledge bisexuality without getting into lengthy explanations. So yes, labels are frustrating and words, imperfect. But I’ve always considered myself bisexual. Not confused or trying to look edgy. Not disloyal. Not ashamed. Not invisible. Happy #bivisibilityday this Wednesday.”

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by Anonymousreply 544Last Wednesday at 7:39 PM

R543 I'll be honest, that was my initial thought too and it is a possibility. However, I think he's being honest. His statement doesn't sound like the typical, "I could totally see myself falling for a guy," line used by many closeted actors who eventually come out as gay. He sounds more "defiant," like some who is frustrated by having to "justify" being bi, knowing that people like us will automatically assume he's just gay and in denial, just as the people who see him with his girlfriend assumed he was straight. He says that masculinity is very fragile and he's right about that. Women can be bisexual and no one makes a big stink about, but when a man is bi he is still forced to feel he has to "pick a side."

by Anonymousreply 545Last Wednesday at 8:34 PM

Good for François.

by Anonymousreply 546Last Thursday at 2:17 AM

My one French-Canadian boyfriend was huge and uncut.

by Anonymousreply 547Last Thursday at 2:17 AM

[quote]Good for François.

Agreed. He's a good-looking actor and often cast as a romantic lead, so he's taking a risk by saying this. Many other gay/bi actors his age stay in the closet and pretend to be totally straight.

by Anonymousreply 548Last Thursday at 3:08 AM

I believe that Francois is bi and not a closeted actor. I lived in Montreal when I was going to Concordia, and he was living with French-Canadian actress and were often seen together around town (not being photographed or for PR purpses).

R548 I think it's awesome that he did this, but I don't think he's taking a huge risk. He's a Canadian actor and the majority of his work is based in Canada now. A "Hollywood" career didn't seem to happen after The Borgias. Canadians really don't give a shit about the private lives of homegrown talent. In fact, they only start caring about homegrown talent if that person gets famous in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 549Last Thursday at 9:45 AM

Fab Filippo loved dick and was a voracious bottom who preferred non traditional looking men over pretty boys which was odd considering how pretty he was. When he started getting some fame with Buffy suddenly he was straight. I remember an interview he did with a small Canadian gay magazine talking about being straight and playing gay on QAF as if being gay was so foreign to him. He's married to a woman now and distanced himself as far away as possible from the gay community. Not sure what his private life is like now.

by Anonymousreply 550Last Thursday at 10:12 AM

R549, you're right that Arnaud did not become a big Hollywood star, but he does work in American t.v. and has often been cast as a romantic lead for women, so coming out as bisexual is still significant.

by Anonymousreply 551Last Thursday at 2:51 PM

R551 It is absolutely significant, but just to clarify most of Arnaud's work (even if American) is filmed in Canada. I do find it interesting that he's waited until now to come out as bisexual which makes me wonder if he's in a relationship with a man.

by Anonymousreply 552Last Thursday at 3:05 PM

R552, on this thread it was discovered earlier this summer that Arnaud has been quarantining with Québécois actor Théodore Pellerin. (see R14 on this thread). Maybe they're in a relationship:

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by Anonymousreply 553Last Thursday at 3:13 PM

R550– I had such a crush on him when he was in QAF. I think it was the hair

by Anonymousreply 554Last Friday at 4:49 PM

Jackie Burroughs was my parents' neighbour throughout the 90s and into the early 00s until my Dad retired in 2008 and they moved out of the Annex in Toronto and settled in Kingston. Jackie was super nice and had a reputation for being an eccentric character. Her house had a big porch and I used to come almost every weekend to visit my parents cause I went away to UWO for university. I remember turning the corner on to the street and during the summer she'd almost always been on her porch, cigarette in one hand a glass of vodka on the rocks in the other and usually a half drunk bottle of grey goose on the step where she sat. Her garden was always full of geraniums and she used to pick some and give them to my mom for her birthday. She was also super tiny, looked younger in person, but I think she lived on smokes, and while I don't think she was an alcoholic, she was a drinker for sure.

by Anonymousreply 55518 hours ago

I've been debating about posting this for a while because I could lose my job if it's traced back to me. So I decided to redact the celebrity name, so I apologize for the guessing game that may ensue.

I work for a post-secondary educational institution in Toronto. One of our academic programs is connected to the television and film community in Toronto, and it allows students to engage in summer internships. A few years back, a female student (most of our students are between the ages of 18 and 20) was awarded an internship on a tv show on a well-known cable network. This show fell into the DIY home stuff while it was produced for and filmed in Canada, it also aired on the American version of this network.

The host of the show (Canadian), who comes across as a friendly family man, allegedly got this young female intern pregnant and pressured her to have an abortion. Allegedly, the network also tried to buy her silence under the pretext that they had enough sway with our school to have her kicked out of the program. Her story only came to light after the fact when a group of female students complained about alleged unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behaviour by the show's host. As the institution began to investigate, this student came forward as well. The school mostly hushed up the story; however, this show's network was removed from the school's approved internship list.

by Anonymousreply 55617 hours ago

I'm sure you can't confirm, R556, but the first name that came to my mind is Mike Holmes.

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