Blog Posts by Soraya Roberts

  • See the Osbournes in 1987 vintage photo

    It's been 12 years since "The Osbournes" premiered, so what better time to remind ourselves why they are our favourite family?

    Before "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "The Osbournes" offered a window into celebrity family life -- and we fell in love. Shortly after the series premiered in 2002, it became the most-viewed show on the channel. So, we were sad to see them go when it got cancelled in 2005.

    The Osbournes in 1987. (Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    If there's one thing we learned from the show's four seasons, it was that the family had a relationship like no other -- and a vintage photo from 1987 perfectly illustrates that dynamic.

    In the photo, the family is seen posing in what appears to be their living room. Ozzy holds up a purple balloon which seems to have caught the attention of adorable baby Jack. Meanwhile, Sharon and daughter Aimee try to quiet a fussing Kelly. Sound about right?

    Though Aimee chose not to appear in the series, there was always the air of maturity around the Osbournes'

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  • Matt Dusk performs jazz versions of Drake, Robin Thicke and Serena Ryder songs

    Being nominated for a Juno is celebration enough, but Matt Dusk has given a select few nominees an added bonus: a jazzy mash-up of their hit songs.

    The Toronto native and his Max River Band (who are themselves nominated for Best Vocal Jazz Album) published a video on Wednesday of their mash-up of Drake's "Hold On, We're Hoing Home," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Classified's "Inner Ninja" and Serena Ryder's "What I Wouldn't Do."

    The video shows the singer and his band suited up at the Toronto's Verge Music Lab and performing a medley of his own song "All the Way" as well as the hits mentioned above. The recording appears to have been made last month, judging by a tweet Dusk posted on Feb. 28:

    The 2014 Juno Awards will be broadcast live from Winnipeg's MTS Centre on March 30 at 8 p.m. on CTV. Drake is nominated for three awards, including Album of the Year, Artist of the

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  • Stars have fun with a Martin Short cardboard cutout at the Canadian Screen Awards

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    Martin Short was manhandled at the Canadian Screen Awards this week — and he wasn't even there!

    The 63-year-old comedian is set to host the CSA broadcast this Sunday, but ahead of the big show, a number of trophies were presented at Toronto's Sheraton Centre to some of Hollywood North's small screen stars. And despite Short's absence, he got some red carpet love on Tuesday.

    ET Canada presenter Cheryl Hickey bench-pressed a cardboard cutout of the Hamilton native, while Helga Stephenson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, gave him a kiss and a squeeze.

    Inside the gala, comedian Steve Patterson presented 47 awards in the categories of News & Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality and Digital Media. On Wednesday, he handed out the next 43 trophies in the Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety categories.

    The biggest winner was Space's "Orphan Black" (best direction, best writing, best supporting actors) and Global's "Bomb Girls" (costume design, casting),

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  • ‘Airplane!’ cast reunites for Wisconsin tourism ad

     

    Thirty-four years after "Airplane!" flew into theaters, the reunion has landed.

    Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who starred in the 1980 comedy classic, have reunited for an ad for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, which was released this week. The spot was directed by original "Airplane!" filmmakers Jim Abrahams and Jerry and David Zucker, who are all natives of Wisconsin.

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  • Jay Baruchel, Shenae Grimes cheer on Montreal Canadiens

    Jay Baruchel and Shenae Grimes at the Canadians vs. Kings game on March 3. (Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

    Team Canada may have won gold against Sweden at Sochi, but the Montreal Canadiens couldn't repeat that success against the U.S., despite having Tinseltown on their side.

    Canadian celebs Jay Baruchel and Shenae Grimes separately took to the Los Angeles Staples Center on Monday night to cheer on the Montreal Canadiens in a game against the Los Angeles Kings.

    Superfan and Montreal resident Baruchel brought along a group of friends and a team-friendly top and jacket.

    Meanwhile, Toronto native Grimes and husband Josh Beech had box seats, though they were also seen standing up to cheer their hometown team.

    Unfortunately, despite their cheers, the Canadiens lost 1-2 against the Kings, losing to the team

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  • BuzzFeed asks Kevin Spacey the kinds of questions female stars are asked on the red carpet

    Kevin Spacey at the 2014 Oscars. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Frank Underwood knows how to play the political game in "House of Cards," and he appears to have the same skills on the red carpet. "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey did not miss a beat when BuzzFeed asked him some bizarre questions at the Oscars on Sunday.

    According to BuzzFeed reporter Erin La Rosa, she used her time on the red carpet to ask the 54-year-old actor "the same sort of banal questions that female celebrities are only too frequently asked on a regular basis." Why? "Just because, YOLO."

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  • George Lopez arrested for alleged public intoxication in Windsor

    George Lopez. (Vallery Jean/WireImage)

    George Lopez is no saint and he's the first one to admit it. The creator and star of the upcoming FX sitcom "Saint George" was in Windsor, Ont., for a stand-up gig on Feb. 27 when he was arrested for alleged public intoxication, according to the Associated Press.

    On Thursday night, Ontario police arrested the 52-year-old comedian after he was reportedly found passed out on the floor of the Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino. TMZ published a photo from Twitter that showed Lopez lying on an ornate carpet with people standing around him. According to reports, the comedian was released a few hours after his arrest and no charges were filed, but he did make light of the incident when he returned to Caesars on Friday night for his sold-out show at the Colosseum.

    The comedian reportedly told the audience, “Tied one on last night. Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off – unfortunately, it was on the casino floor.” He then reportedly quipped that he "just did in Windsor

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  • Watch Seth Rogen’s powerful speech on Alzeihmer’s at a senate hearing

    Seth Rogen's appearance on C-Span was more entertaining than some of Judd Apatow's films. The Canadian "This Is the End" star appeared before a senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, giving the opening statement to a panel on Alzheimer's research.

    The actor's presence was not a big surprise, considering his mother-in-law suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's. Rogen and wife Lauren Miller even founded the Hilarity for Charity organization to raise money and awareness for the disease.

    Fittingly, Rogen brought some humor to the otherwise solemn senate proceedings.

    "Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and for the opportunity for me to be called an expert at something, 'cause that's cool," the B.C. native said, later adding, "I came here today for two reasons. One, I'm a huge 'House of Cards' fan. Two is to say people need more help. I have personally seen the massive amount of financial strain this disease causes and if the American people ever decide to reject

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  • Lea Michele reveals the last words Cory Monteith said to her

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    Cory Monteith's last words to Lea Michele weren't "I love you," but they were close.

    While promoting her new album this week, "Louder," the "Glee" actress revealed the final exchange she had with her co-star and boyfriend before he died of a drug overdose last July.

    The title of the single "If You Say So" includes the four last words Monteith said to Michele before his untimely passing.

    "It's just a week ago, you said 'I love you, girl.' I said, 'I love you more,'" she sings in the song. "And a breath, a pause, you said, 'If you say so.'"

    According to Michele, Monteith was a big part of the record's genesis. "I'd sit with Cory and we'd jot down tons of notes about things we wanted to change," she told Us. "I was lucky to have such amazing love. This album is the story of my past two years."

    In 2013, the 27-year-old actress confessed that her Canadian boyfriend's favourite song on the album was "You're Mine."

    "It makes me so happy, this song," Michele told Elle in December. "It makes

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  • Judge Judy: Justin Bieber is ‘acting like a fool’

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    Plenty of people are judging Justin Bieber these days, but one star has the credentials to back up her ruling. In a new interview with CBS, hard-nosed reality star Judge Judy slammed the 19-year-old Canadian singer in the wake of his recent arrest on DUI charges and his alleged limo-driver assault.

    "Being a celebrity is a gift," said the judge. "You could either treat it reverently or you could make a fool out of yourself. And he's doing a very good job of making a fool out of himself."

    Nor does the 71-year-old celebrity judge believe Bieber can atone through his music. "Nobody's going to remember that he was a marginal singer," she said. "But they're going to remember a young kid who had a chance to have it all and who is blowing it by acting like a fool."

    Judge Judy's comment come just as the police video of his January arrest in Florida was released by Miami-Dade County prosecutors. The footage shows Bieber stumbling as he attempts to pass a sobriety test. The Ontario native has

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