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Canadian Gossip - Part 2

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by Anonymousreply 9512 hours ago

Craven Doug Ford and his cronies like Sam Oosterhoff, Rod Phillips, etc have the Trump charm: they "could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody". and not lose voters. It confounds.

by Anonymousreply 112/30/2020

Dougie also is still beating a "big run" drum behind closed doors. His late Mother thought he was destined to become Prime Minister one day. He thinks he can leverage the goodwill from the early days of the pandemic into a run at CPC leadership and salivates at the chance to face off against Justin Trudeau.

Every decision he is making now is with an eye towards to the PM seat.

by Anonymousreply 212/30/2020

We were informed today by email from our principal that when school returns next week we’re expected to teach student synchronously from our homes to their homes. I am so upset about this. I don’t know how to do this. How do they think we can replicate what we do in a classroom to our homes? I don’t have children, but I’m wondering how fellow teachers are expected to do this when their own children are at home AND they’re expected to also be learning online?

by Anonymousreply 312/30/2020

R2, O'Toole just became Conservative leader so why does Ford think the position is open?

Ford also doesn't speak French so if he wants to run for Prime Minister he'll probably have to wait until O'Toole is gone, serve another term as Premier of Ontario and spend several years taking French lessons.

by Anonymousreply 412/30/2020

R3 They do what every other parent in Ontario whose lucky enough to work from home has to do and multi-task. BTW In some regions its very likely grade schools are going to be online for more than a week if the numbers keep surging.

R2 Ford will never make it beyond being Premiere of Ontario. Frankly, the only reason Ford is still polling high is because the Ontario Liberals voted in a leader no one seems to able to name, and the NDP are broke and Horwath has been too low key for the past several months.

by Anonymousreply 512/30/2020

Ford is an idiot. I will give him some credit- he did an okay job at the beginning of the pandemic. But the last few months have been sheer idiocy and these so-called “lockdowns” are a joke.

by Anonymousreply 612/30/2020

R6, and Ford is getting a lot of criticism this week after it was discovered that his Finance Minister, Rod Phillips, secretly took a vacation to a tropical island while the rest of Ontarians are in a lockdown.

by Anonymousreply 712/30/2020

The Ford family are a bunch of criminals. Doug's father was a self-made success (although ruthless with dubious connections) but his children were all failures and with whom he had a very difficult relationship. Both Doug and Rob Ford had daddy issues which drove them into politics as a way to prove themselves. Doug is a high school drop out, has driven his family business into the ground, was a drug dealer in his 20s (allegedly got his younger brother hooked), cheated to win the Conservative leadership, is loathed by most sitting Conservative MPPs, and has no idea what he's doing.

Everyone seems to have forgotten what a disaster his first two years in office were because he had a few good months at the start of the pandemic....which btw ever 'positive decision' he made early on was done because of media and public pressure. If it had been up to him, we would be doing nothing. In fact, ever major decision has been because he was forced to do so. He is sitting on $18 billion given to him by Trudeau that earmarked to increase Ontario's testing capacity, to hire more teachers, and increase contact tracing and refuses to use it. He waited until boxing day to go into lockdown despite being told locking down on December 21 would have lowered our case count by 800 and save about 100 to 500 lives.

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2020

Ford has had a terrible two weeks: he delayed lockdown until after Christmas, then the story that Ontario has the slowest COVID vaccine rollout of any province because Ford wanted to save money and not have vaccinations during the holidays, then the collapse of Long-term care with so many elderly becoming infected and dying, and now the whole issue with that his Finance Minister, Rod Phillips is in St. Barts and Ford knew (also Ford's communication chief when to visit her parents in Saskatoon). And yet my gut tells me he'll still lead in the polls.

People often talk about Alberta being really red-neck conservative, and yet Ontario is actually worse at time. Really outside of the major cities, the province is trash.

by Anonymousreply 912/30/2020

No one voted for Doug Ford, they voted for Rob Ford's brother.

by Anonymousreply 1012/31/2020

OP can’t even post Bob and Doug McKenzie’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” during the Twelve Days of Christmas.

EPIC FAIL.

by Anonymousreply 1112/31/2020

Who has fucked dan levy? That’s the Canadian gossip I want

by Anonymousreply 1212/31/2020

That's true. ^ Who cares about Ford? I want to know about Levy.

by Anonymousreply 1312/31/2020

Doug Ford is a stupid fat redneck with money and other stupid fat rednecks with money elected him. He and the CPC have no hope in hell of ever being Prime Minsiter, not after the way he flubbed the COVID response and the way he treated teachers.

Piece of fat shit from a piece of fat shit family. Almost every one of them is an alky or a drug addict. Horrible family.

by Anonymousreply 1412/31/2020

When I lived in Toronto (1999 to 2006), I was heavily involved in the arts scene. These are just tidbits about things I saw, experienced, or heard about over the years I was there:

Allan Hawco had a long-term male partner who was also an actor that I think was part of the same theatre company in Toronto.

Jian Ghomeshi was notoriously bisexual, I think he tended to sleep with men but only 'date' women. He once grabbed my (now ex) boyfriends crotch on the dance floor at the Bovine Sex Club.

k.d. lang allegedly goes by the name Kyle in private. I just heard this through the rumour mill I don't know for sure.

Jann Arden openly identifies as bisexual now but back when she was closeted she was briefly in a relationships with Elvira Kurt.

Long before either one came out: François Arnaud and Dan Levy dated or at least were hooking up at one point. Arnaud's appearance on Schitt's Creek as David's ex-boyfriend was totally not accidental, it's was kind of a nod and wink to people in the industry.

Mary Walsh HATED Rick Mercer for years (I think they have since mended fences). I have no idea why but for many years she allegedly refused to be in the same room has him.

Some Anne of Green Gables/Road to Avonlea alumni who are (were LGBT) Michael Mahonen, the late-Jonathan Crombie, Patricia Hamilton (later in life lesbian).

by Anonymousreply 1512/31/2020

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigns after returning from Caribbean vacation

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by Anonymousreply 1612/31/2020

[quote]Some Anne of Green Gables/Road to Avonlea alumni who are (were LGBT) Michael Mahonen

You've just set my gay heart a flutter! Such a crush I had on him as a gayling.

[quote]Mary Walsh HATED Rick Mercer for years (I think they have since mended fences). I have no idea why but for many years she allegedly refused to be in the same room has him.

She was pissed that he left This Hour Has 22 Minutes without telling anyone he was going. His BF and CBC exec Gerald Lunz made sure he had a show lined up before leaving which really pissed Mary off.

by Anonymousreply 1712/31/2020

FINALLY SOME LEGIT GOSSIP from R15!!!

Thank you, what a New Years gift.

Any more details about Dan Levy? Love that Francois Arnaud thing. He’s hot.

by Anonymousreply 1812/31/2020

R15 Merci! Don't know who Hawco is but he's cute. Pity that he's with a woman now.

by Anonymousreply 1912/31/2020

R19 The Hawco rumours have been discussed on DL before. The gossip is Hawco started a theatre company in Toronto in the early 2000s with his alleged boyfriend. When Republic of Doyle became a hit, Hawco allegedly dumped him.

R17 The feud between Mary Walsh and Rick Mercer goes back before his departure. There is a book that came out a couple years ago about the history of 22 Minutes that does touch upon the tensions between that existed on the show. Mary created 22 Minutes but Mercer became the star and he and Walsh butted heads for creative control. A few years into the show's run, Walsh took time off to seek treatment for alcoholism and Mercer basically took that opportunity to seize control of the show. Mercer was given money to create Made in Canada (produced by Rick's real life partner Gerald Lunz) which was filmed in Halifax and used many writers from 22 Minutes. Like 22 Minutes, Made in Canada became an unexpected hit and so half way through that show's run, Mercer unexpectedly was allowed out of his contract to 22 Minutes and moved full time over to Made in Canada (which relocated to Toronto) and also took most of the 22 Minute writers with him. The two did mend fences at some point, but I get the picture Mercer is not well liked by most of the original cast of 22 Minutes not just Walsh.

by Anonymousreply 2012/31/2020

Good lord, does the dead cop have to be headline news in this country?

by Anonymousreply 2101/01/2021

R18 Regarding Dan Levy, the word on the street in Toronto is that he has been involved with Andrew Cividino (who directed several episodes of Schitt's Creek and he and Levy won an Emmy together for co-direction on the series finale) for a couple years now.

by Anonymousreply 2201/01/2021

Thanks r22. They are a cute couple - I guess Andrew would be the top.

by Anonymousreply 2301/01/2021

R15 In regards to Jian Ghomeshi, why do you think he was violent towards women?

by Anonymousreply 2401/01/2021

Okay not the most exciting stuff but:

the late Chris Hyndman (aka the Designer Guys) hit on me in front of my parents once when we were at a coffee shop in the Yorkville. I was mortified and not interested. I've heard some gossip over the years that he used to occasionally cruise the washroom in the Hudson Bay Centre food court (allegedly this is a big cruising spot for decades).

Kyle Buchanan - a Toronto based actor who now appears on Global's morning show to talk nutrition, gave me really good drunk head in the parking lot of the National Ballet School...just to be clear it was like 3 am on a Saturday night and one was around.

Seamus O'Regan struggled with alcohol and drugs and was pushed out of CTV because he became too unreliable.

For French-Canadians Éric Salvail (a Quebec TV host and personality who was recently acquitted of more than a dozen sexual assault charges) used to host lavish sex parties in Toronto from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 2501/02/2021

Love this thread

by Anonymousreply 2601/02/2021

R25 Speaking of Chris Hyndman, was it ever made public if his death was accidental or intentional? I remember at the time of his death there was talk that he would sleep walk regularly and that might be what happened that night.

by Anonymousreply 2701/02/2021

R27 No. There was thread about this years ago, but I can't seem to find it. A year or two after Hyndman died, Steven Sabados, Hyndman's widower, said in an interview that he doesn't know what happened that night which seems to suggest he's not sure if it was intentional or not. My sense reading between the lines is that Sabados doesn't want to say "yes, Chris probably killed himself" because Chris' mother would be devastated. It was Chris' mom who was behind that sleep walking theory, and Steven is still very close to Chris' parents.

The gossip is that Hyndman did have mental health issues (depression/anxiety), that there was issues in their relationship, and he may have been depressed about nearing his 50th birthday. Also, I remember reading or hearing something about that he used to disappear from time to time and on more than one occasion filming of their show on CBC had to be postponed.

by Anonymousreply 2801/02/2021

Any gossip about Jared Keeso and the cast of Letterkenny?

by Anonymousreply 2901/02/2021

I’d be interested in that too, R29.

by Anonymousreply 3001/03/2021

R29 The only gossip I have is that Jared's brother Alan Keeso is a huge conservative supporter and ran for the Conservatives in Kitchener South—Hespeler during the 2019 election (he lost to the Liberal candidate). As of Fall 2020 Alan, is again running to be the Conservative nominee in Kitchener South—Hespeler.

by Anonymousreply 3101/03/2021

R31 Jared is likely a conservative himself

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by Anonymousreply 3201/03/2021

Gossip on Connor Jessup? He’s such a DL Fave and yet there seem to be zero stories about him. There’s gotta be some Toronto queens who’ve seen him around.

by Anonymousreply 3301/03/2021

Connor's been seen on Scruff and Tinder, but we need more details !! 🇨🇦

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by Anonymousreply 3401/03/2021

Is Allan Hawco really as much of a jerk as they say?

by Anonymousreply 3501/04/2021

What’s the scoop on Scotty Dynamo, if he was with Davy Wavy for awhile there must be a sex tape or ten right? And any with Mike would be much appreciated too.

by Anonymousreply 3601/04/2021

R35 he used his show to soak up the entire NFLD film/TV budget leaving nothing for anyone else. He defended this by saying his show was popular around the world and was showcasing NFLD/LAB to the world and bringing in tourists. It was bullshit but the Premier backed him up because what else could he do?

by Anonymousreply 3701/05/2021

Stephen Leece who is the Minister of Education in Doug Ford's government is gay but closeted professionally and possibly to his family. I was at Western when he was a student and he was actively involved in campus life, eventually he was voted President of the Student Union. Over the years, there have been whispers of sexual assault surrounding him from his time at Western committed against male students most of whom were members of his fraternity. A couple of people have come forward and openly discussed their experiences with him on Twitter. One person alleges he witnessed Leece forcing new requires to anally penetrate a goat as part of the initiation process. Even when I was at Western there was gossip about him.

by Anonymousreply 3801/05/2021

What about daddy Eugene levy? Is he as great as they say he is?

by Anonymousreply 3901/05/2021

What about the Vancouver based actors? There are so many cute and hot actors there working in tv.

by Anonymousreply 4001/05/2021

R40 I posted on the first thread, but I worked in TV production in Vancouver from 1997 to 2005. Honestly, Canadian sets (or American shows shot in Canada) are fairly low key much less of an actor/crew hierarchy. I talked about this before, but the only Canadian actors that I worked with that I truly loathed was Michael Shanks from Stargate SG-1. That dude was a verifiable and certified ass hole. Completely rude to virtually everyone except the cast. Screwed around on his wife often. Called a makeup guy a 'fucking fag.' He left the show cause he thought he'd have a big career in Hollywood but came back a year later (as with a nasty coke habit). Everyone else on that show was lovely. Amanda Tapping was a darling, Teryl Rothery was a sweetheart and funny as hell.

I also did Stargate Atlantis for the first two seasons and that cast was awesome except Joe Flanagan was a Republican (he isn't anymore) and seemed uncomfortable around gay guys a bit. Torri Higginson was awesome...I think Torri is a lesbian but not out professionally. Jason Mamoa farted all the time (he thought it was funny) and was dumb as a post but pretty down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 4101/05/2021

I only just found the first thread the other day and there is some really good stuff on these.

Mine isn't really all that exciting but thought I'd share. I had a nearly year long sex fling with Timothy Caulfield back in 2006 when I was a graduate student at the University of Alberta. He's not super famous but he did host a TV show a few years ago, and he's very active in the media now debunking a lot of misinformation around scientific data. It was a very tempestuous fling, there was a lot going on in both our lives at the time.

I did a lot of research for him and one thing led to another. He was (and I think still is) married with a number of children and when we'd talk about his sexuality he'd just say "I like to fuck." A nice cut average size penis that he knew how to use, and was really good at oral. Although I have no proof, I suspect that I was not the only person he was with or at least I wasn't the first person he messed around with. Looking back at it now, I found him very physically attractive, but his personality was kind of 'meh.' Very self important for sure, but still nice.

I've seen him on TV fairly regularly lately and I have to say he's aged very well. I'm thinking he has to be almost 60 by now. Because he was mid-40s I think when I knew him.

by Anonymousreply 4201/08/2021

R42 Oh I've seen him on TV a lot recently. He's a handsome man but I assumed he was gay until I googled him and yes apparently he has a wife and four children. He's 57 but looks about a decade younger except for the fact that he clearly dyes his hair.

by Anonymousreply 4301/08/2021

Give us more Canadian gossip!

Please?

by Anonymousreply 4401/08/2021

Any info about John Reardon?

by Anonymousreply 4501/09/2021

Anyone here remember that cute CBC reporter, Austin, from the Manitoba Manhunt threads? Well, he's got himself in some hot water at work. He helped get a coworker fired by going through his What'sApp messages and turned them in to management. It's a long sordid story, but this was making the rounds on social media tonight.

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by Anonymousreply 4601/13/2021

Here's the original tweet.

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by Anonymousreply 4701/13/2021

R46 His full name is Austin Grabish and CBC management should check his phone to see if he's using hookup apps on company time.

by Anonymousreply 4801/13/2021

Austin comes off really, really bad in that. Not good. I'm on the other guy's side, but he shouldn't have been using homophobic slurs though. Regardless, Austin shouldn't have snooped his messages and taken screen shots for management. Yikes - very mean-girlish.

by Anonymousreply 4901/13/2021

Any gossip on why Graham Wardle really left Heartland?

by Anonymousreply 5001/14/2021

Here's Austin's response to the allegations in R46.

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by Anonymousreply 5101/14/2021

Anything about Michael Seater? He got to kiss Yannick Bisson on Murdoch Mysteries.

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by Anonymousreply 5201/14/2021

R51 point is he went through Khan's social media accounts - went deep - and cropped screenshots to management to get the kid fired. And CBC management approved of this, and acted on it. Systemic problem, and he's probably going to get fired as a scapegoat for CBC.

by Anonymousreply 5301/14/2021

For sure, R53. But if it's true that there were other incidents of homophobia by Khan then everyone involved is a terrible person. CBC for not being sympathetic to Khan's feelings regarding Cherry's comments and for forcing him to take down the tweet, Austin for ratting on his colleague and for going as far as to search, screenshot and selectively crop Khan's messages, the manager for being in on it and encouraging it, and Khan for being a homophobic douche.

Grabbish should be fired, so should the manager, and Khan should apologize for using the slur and thankfully the arbiter in the case didn't believe his bs line about why he used homophobic slurs.

by Anonymousreply 5401/14/2021

Lainey is still pro Meghan and writing pro Sussex pieces on her website which are really gross. I am guessing there is some payola going on there.

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by Anonymousreply 5501/14/2021

R52 the only thing I have on Michael Seater is that he went to school with Noah Reid from Schitt's Creek and they are still very good friends.

by Anonymousreply 5601/15/2021

I think Yannick Bisson is so hot. I don’t watch Murdoch Mysteries, but I’ve been aware of him since he started acting in his teens. IMDB has his first credit in 1984. He’s 51 now and has been married for 30 years.

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by Anonymousreply 5701/15/2021

Premier Doug Ford kicks MPP Roman Baber out of the PC caucus for opposing the COVID19 lockdown

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by Anonymousreply 5801/15/2021

R57 Yannick was discussed in the previous thread and here is the tea:

Apparently super nice in real life and kind of shy

Short (5'7)

His pants on Murdoch are custom made to fit his large butt.

by Anonymousreply 5901/15/2021

R55 Lainey hung out in the same circles when Meghan lived in Toronto and was also good friends with that Jessica Mulroney bitch until recently. Outside of the US, Meghan and Harry are no longer even relevant. While their popularity in the UK (and Canada too) was on the decline before COVID, COVID kind of pushed them in obscurity in the Commonwealth. Allegedly the Queen invited them back for Trooping the Colour in June but I suspect it won't happen.

by Anonymousreply 6001/15/2021

R59 I posted about Yannick on the part one thread, having worked with him on Sue Thomas F.B.Eye. I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is absolutely one of the nicest guys working in the Canadian television industry, very down to earth and rather shy. He and his wife are high school sweethearts and have a very solid marriage and I know he sees himself very much as a family man. I know that when he was doing this show, he had given up opportunities to move to LA because he didn't want to relocate his daughters. Also his butt, yes the man has got booty going on, and I can confirm that he dress pants on the show had to let out in the back to get a better fit. He was shorter than Deanne Bray and a he would wear height wedges in his shoes to appear the same height as her on camera.

by Anonymousreply 6101/16/2021

Any dish about designer Brian McCourt? There was a thread about his a few years back but otherwise no good info.

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by Anonymousreply 6201/17/2021

The CPC is about to have a war. This is gonna be delicious.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Monday at 9:03 PM

r42 I nearly fell off my chair when I found out he had a wife. I just assumed he was openly gay. He has gay face and voice. Shocked. Then if you put gay after his name in google it comes up with this tweet which I think say a lot. Its framed positively, but I think it speaks to his view on sexuality....

"But why should same-sex sexual behavior be justified? Or sexual orientation or identity? It is nobody’s business with whom you have sex and why..."

Its always women, bisexuals and 'allies' offended at science looking at sexual orientation I find. Im not 'scared' or insulted as im positive science will show that homosexuality is innate and you are born with it. here seems to have been a shift to try to change that narrative (with no real evidence) and simply put a cultural relativistic view across; that being same sex attracted isn't a separate state of being, but its not immoral so why do we bother looking into it.

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by Anonymousreply 64Last Wednesday at 10:06 AM

Any hockey gossip? DL fave Jonathan Toews is on LTIR with a mystery ailment.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Wednesday at 10:32 AM

R64 I get what you're saying, but I'm going to play devil's advocate in that proving the existence of a 'gay gene' could may relegate homosexuality back to be 'treated as a condition' a genetic anomaly that can be one be fixed as we get better at manipulating DNA. Proving that human sexuality is inherently fluid (as seen throughout the animal kingdom) is just another way of saying, human overall sexual habits are complex and totally normal. Bisexual people often feel more compelled to prove sexual fluidity for validation. A woman who identifies as bisexual is often labelled as being 'expirental' while a man who identifies as bisexual is "gay an in denial."

by Anonymousreply 66Last Wednesday at 10:46 AM

R66 I see no evidence of 'sexual fluidity' in the animal kingdom. Bisexuality, sure. But despite the current linguistic twisting, those are not the same thing. Im not sure human sexuality IS all that complicated, certainly not to the extent we need to stop researching it as its 'too nebulous'. Also, through research, it seems that, yes, there is no such thing as a 'gay gene', but rather homosexuals are formed in the womb by hormone exposure that women naturally express after becoming pregnant with male foetuses, making each subsequent male child more likely to be gay. But I understand the fear of if one can discover what it 'is' that 'turns' people gay, then one can potentially 'fix' or alter that. That is not an unfounded fear, but to me knowledge is more important. Also why should a bisexuals feelings trump that of homosexuals? There are completing views of sexuality put forth by many 'queer' people which I think science can prove or disprove. And that bi women and bi men face those things (dismissing their identity) is on the one hand understandably frustrating, I dont think simply saying something should make it so. Show me the evidence. For instance there has recently been a good study on male bisexuality proving its existence; to me thats a good thing and can only solid the bi identity. However, there are also snags to it which should also be able to be discussed. Such as; the main researchers spoke about how it was reactively Uncommon for men to have a bisexual arousal pattern. Most men were heterosexual and then those who weren't heterosexual were homosexual. There goes the narrative that we are all 'bi' to a degree. Secondly that while they found a bisexual arousal pattern, most of the 'bisexual' responses were significantly skewed to one side of the spectrum, that equal attraction to both sexes for bi men is even more rare. Etc

Also, its more that this guy this dismissing the work, and saying its 'no ones business who you sleep with or identify as'. Which is kind of insulting as reads as extremely gay and Is clearly engaging IN gay sex. So there is something quite off putting and self preservationist about that kind of tweet to be as an openly gay man.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Wednesday at 11:04 AM

To be fair r67 most animals do not have the wardrobe to cross dress so we can never know exactly where they are on the spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Wednesday at 12:27 PM

R67 "I see no evidence of 'sexual fluidity' in the animal kingdom. Bisexuality, sure. " ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

by Anonymousreply 69Last Wednesday at 7:49 PM

r69 gonna give an actual response...or nah?

by Anonymousreply 70Last Wednesday at 7:57 PM

Ladies, ladies you're both tedious, pedantic and shitting in a gossip thread.

Can we get back to hockey stud gossip, please? We used to have a few insiders, hopefully they haven't all be driven off.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Wednesday at 10:00 PM

So, after a three week absence the Creamy Bros emerged from their three week move from GTA to New Brunswick a bit battle worn and bruised. I guess despite checking out various moving companies, most are interconnected and a scam who held all their belongings hostage and continually jacked the price up thousands a day in extortion. They are pursuing legal recourse. A TV fell on Ro after it didn’t stay secure in the wall when they mounted it.

I didn’t know that just Matt and Ro are in the house, and after that confrontation between Ro and his girlfriend during broadcast before the move where she accused him of cheating and giving away personal details on air she pulled the plug on the WiFi and ended the show, I’m unclear if that was the plan from the start. But I think she moved too and lives nearby. It sounds like they are open and looking for people to broadcast with them in their new home., which looked quite nice. Someone mentioned Isaac Rossiter, but I’m not sure what their response was as they were having audio issues.

Isaac created a bit of a sensation when he launched his OF on his 18th birthday just after New Years. An IG, Youtube and TikTok teen bodybuilding sensation, he playfully teased a towel drop and when he didn’t quite deliver to people’s expectations there was much lashing out, but apparently his content has become more explicit and people seem to be happier. But many are saying he runs with a swindling crowd of gaybaiters, so I’m hoping he and Matt can hook up and Matt can mentor him a bit. He seems like a very sweet kid with some daddy issues and having more positive male role models could really support him.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Wednesday at 10:29 PM

On an old thread with Canadian gossip it said dan levy hooked up with Oscar Isaac in a bathroom at TIFF years ago lol

by Anonymousreply 73Last Thursday at 11:23 AM

My sister got an autograph from Doug of Doug and the Slugs in about 1980. He tried to be lecherous with her but he was such a potato sack she couldn't help laughing at him.

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by Anonymousreply 74Last Thursday at 12:24 PM

Actor Evan Williams. Gay, bi, straight?

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by Anonymousreply 75Last Thursday at 12:28 PM

[quote] Actor Evan Williams. Gay, bi, straight?

Straight or deeply closeted. He's a bible boy, you know.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Thursday at 12:33 PM

Why did the Governor General resign today?

by Anonymousreply 77Last Thursday at 1:15 PM

R77 Because she is an abusive rager and many many people gave her up in a top secret job review report! Escandalo!!

by Anonymousreply 78Last Thursday at 7:21 PM

R77 What R78 said. Basically a few months back a ton of staff at Rideau Hall came forward to the CBC with allegations of workplace harassment by the GG and her Principal Secretary. Trudeau ordered an investigation and when he go the report back this week, it was felt there was no option but to ask the GG to resign or he'd have the Queen fire her. There's a thread about her here

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by Anonymousreply 79Last Friday at 5:11 PM

R79 I didnt realize the GG staff went to the CBC. Remember when ppl @ CBC knew what an abusive douchebag Jian Ghomeshi was...yet because Q was a big show no one did anything about him for a long time...I think until there were external women coming fwd. And isnt it funny now the ex-GGs PR bitch has retained Marie Henein as council.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Friday at 6:32 PM

R80 The irony of the CBC investing a toxic work environment is pretty strong here, but apparently the staff had gone to numerous different outlets and it was only the CBC that looked into them. Also it's the GG's 'PR bitch' who hired Marie Henein it was her Principal Secretary (and best friend) who is effectively the second in command. Her hiring of Henein seems to suggest she is expecting legal action OR she's going to sue the government for wrongful dismissal.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Friday at 6:48 PM

Yes r81 I totally agree. Can't wait for all the fallout here! I have had so many shitty bosses I am overjoyed to see assholes get their comeuppance!

by Anonymousreply 82Last Friday at 6:54 PM

r79 Trudeau enjoys a lack of critical coverage even above & beyond most pols. The media knew she had issues, but they didn't report it at the time of her appointment. They should've because she cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands with the bullshit she pulled with the RCMP. They complained about it early on, but the PM ignored that.

by Anonymousreply 83Yesterday at 5:12 AM

R83 Trudeau enjoys a lack of critical coverage? Um with the exception of the Toronto Star & to a lesser extend the CBC, every media outlet in the country loathes him, always have. People who say that are typically the same morons that say the media in canadian is so left-wing when in fact every outlet in the country is now owned by large conservative leaning corporations.

And the media did report on Payette's past days after she was appointed. Within days of her being announced, the Globe & Mail picked up a story the story that her ex-husband had filed assault charges against her (which were later dropped) . Then a few days later reports surfaced of Payette had hit and killed a pedestrian in the US. Payette's issues with previous employers only surfaced in the media after CBC broke the story about what was happening at Rideau Hall.

Trudeau has a propensity for creating his own problems and Payette is just another example of that. Despite his statements that she was vetted, she clearly wasn't. He was star struck at the idea of her as GG that he leap at the chance before allowing the Privy Council to conduct due course and see if she was a good fit. And the reason Trudeau is still ahead in the polls is only because the alternatives are seen as being worse by most Canadians. Remember he went from having one of the largest majorities in 20 years to a minority. He's the first PM in generations to have lost so many seats after just one term .

by Anonymousreply 84a day ago

Can we save the Trudeau/Payette talk for the thread about it....this is supposed to be just a fun gossip thread not a political one.

by Anonymousreply 85a day ago

Nothing on DL fave Connor Jessup?

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by Anonymousreply 86a day ago

Dan Levy hosting SNL 2/6/20

by Anonymousreply 87a day ago

Schitt's Creek was set in Canada, Dan Levy 'fessed up in interviews. I wonder why they never dropped in local or national references regarding gossip. It would have enhanced the appeal.

by Anonymousreply 88a day ago

Do you have a link, R85?

by Anonymousreply 89a day ago

R88 The location of Schitt's Creek was always meant to be vague to serve the plot, the fact that the town is so disconnected from any form of reality that the Rose family knows. It didn't really matter what country it was set in.

by Anonymousreply 90a day ago

Okay so totally random but I used to work with Tanner Zipchen. Anyone who ever went to a Cineplex Theatre over the last few years likely saw him as the pre-show host who was ultimately fired last year just before the pandemic I think. Anyways I worked at Cineplex's head office in Toronto from 2014 until 2019 in Customer Loyalty and Entertainment Services. He was a total diva (he is straight and has a wife btw) and really unpleasant to deal with.

Originally he won a contest to be the new host of the pre-show. It was basically meant to be a one year gig aimed at getting the winner national exposure and it wasn't paid, just given a year's worth of scene points (the former loyalty program at Cineplex) and all his expense were paid for e.g. flights, hotels, clothes for celeb interviews. After his year was up, Cineplex kept him on and started paying him. Apparently he became increasingly difficult to deal, demanding more money, wanting more airtime (he was removed from timeplay the pre-show trivia after a while which pissed him off) and was allegedly super rude to the crew.I left before he was canned, but I was not surprised when I finally heard it.

After he was fired, he came forward about the exploitative practices surrounding Cineplex and he was totally right about the fact it's a shitty company, but I think he exaggerated a lot. He claimed he had to fight to get a salary after he was asked to continue being host when the year of the contest was up, but I think the issue was he was only being paid as a part-time employee and he wanted full time. He did backtrack some of his claims, because I heard through the rumour mill Cineplex was considering legal action.

by Anonymousreply 91a day ago

R91 Pre-COVID, I used to go to the movies all the time and I certainly remember seeing this guy. I thought he was kind of cute. I do remember when he was fired there was a stink about it on Twitter with lots of people angry with Cineplex. But I did come across a few posts from people who claimed he was a piece of work but I just thought it was probably "Twitter crazies" so this is interesting to hear that they might be true. Ironically, Cineplex got a ton of bad PR about it and then COVID hit and really they wouldn't have had to fire him because they could have just laid him off and then never hired him back.

by Anonymousreply 9215 hours ago

Extremely Canadian sounding youtuber and Washington Post columnist J.J McCullough. If y'all are in to nerdy gays.

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by Anonymousreply 9313 hours ago

I remember Tanner r91. I always thought he had such a unique name. I never thought he was anything special (aside from his name) and, when he was fired, well, it wasn't surprising, really. He wasn't that great. Certainly not worth tweeting about. He had a nice gig for a few years and, from what you have told us, he had it really good. It would have ended with COVID anyway, so maybe Cineplex did him a favour. And wasn't Cineplex bought out anyway? So he probably would have been fired anyway.

If he was a diva like you say he was, and I have no reason to doubt you, I don't feel sorry for him.

by Anonymousreply 9412 hours ago

On the subject of movie hosts, I used to work at Astral Media before the Bell takeover and I used to run into Teri Hart a few times. I was never a big fan of her and I always expected her to be a diva/bitch, but she was always friendly and professional, and she was a lot funnier than her television persona.

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