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    Mark Wahlberg and his entourage are coming to Canada. The "Pain & Gain" star, along with brothers Paul and Donnie, have announced they are bringing their burger joint, aptly named Wahlburgers, to Toronto next year.

    “My brothers and I are thrilled to announce the opening of our Canadian location at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel,” executive chef Paul said in a statement on Wednesday, according to the National Post. “Having spent a lot of time in the city, we have a strong connection to Toronto and appreciate the vibrant food culture.”

    The family restaurant originally launched in 2011 in Hingham, Mass., and Toronto will be its second location. Though the famous founders have not yet announced whether the Canadian menu will differ from the the American version, Wahlburgers' U.S. menu offers some clues of what to expect.

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  • Hugh Laurie performing at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in June. (Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

    Apparently, Hugh Laurie is as knowledgeable about music as Dr. House is about medicine. The "House" star surprised the audience of a Vancouver jazz club this week when he took the stage for an impromptu piano performance.

    Laurie, who is in town to film the sci-fi Disney flick "Tomorrowland," reportedly showed up at the Cellar Jazz Club on Monday night to watch Canadian guitarist Rob Montgomery perform.

    According to Vancouver's Metro newspaper, at one point Montgomery asked the 54-year-old actor to join him onstage. Laurie proceeded to impress the audience with his stride piano technique as his hands leapt across the keyboard.Read More »from Hugh Laurie gives impromptu piano performance at Vancouver’s Cellar Jazz Club

  • Michael Bublé and Wife Welcome a Baby Boy

    Michael is a proud new dad! (Instagram)

    Michael Bublé is "Feeling Good" today!

    The singer, 37, and his wife Luisana Lopilato, 26, welcomed their first child together on Tuesday.

    "Overjoyed and filled with gratitude at the arrival of our son Noah Bublé. Born this morning, August 27th at 2:26 am in Vancouver, Canada," Michael shared on Instagram along with the above photo.

    Turns out little Noah was late!

    "It’s a boy, and he’s due at any moment, literally any moment," the crooner told the AP on August 7. " We’re close. She had a false alarm a couple days ago, and she had about seven hours of labor. So we know that it could happen at any time."

    Michael and his wife revealed that they were expecting a baby in January. The adorable duo posted a video on Facebook announcing the news, set to the tune of the Bublé's hit song, “Haven’t Met You Yet.”

    However, one of the first people to know Luisana was pregnant was Reese Witherspoon. Michael couldn't help but spill the beans to the "Mud" actress when they were talking on the phone

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  • (Sotheby's/Splash News)Celine Dion's residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas just goes on and on …

    The "My Heart Will Go On" singer, 45, has recently singed a deal to extend her contract through 2019, so, according to the Wall Street Journal, she's decided to sell her Juniper Island, Florida, compound for a huge sum: $72.5 million.

    But at least the 5.7-acre property has some features to justify that sky-high price tag. The main, Bahamian-style house is nearly 10,000 square feet with five bedrooms and connected bathrooms, a formal living room with vaulted ceilings, a media room, a guest wing, and an elevator. In the master suite, the walk-in closet has an automated carousel for shoes and a rack for clothing. (Doesn't every diva have one?) There's also a wraparound terrace with a deck that has a hot tub, and a second one with a fireplace.

    Celine Dion (Franziska Krug/Getty Images)

    Outside, the place is even more impressive! First and foremost, there's a water park, complete with two connecting pools, water gun stations, a lazy river with a bridge, and

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  • Hugh Jackman donated $10,000 to the Montreal Children's Hospital. (Getty Images)Can we make Hugh Jackman an honorary Canadian yet?

    The actor who has been shooting ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ in Montreal has donated $10,000 to the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

    According to the Montreal Gazette, Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, tried to submit a donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital online earlier this week, but encountered some technical difficulties.

    “She had tried to make the donation via her computer but the confirmation she got said that she had given $10 so she called us up,” Kim Fraser, a representative for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation tells the Gazette.

    Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director, tweeted just this weekend that shooting was wrapping up in Montreal.

    It sure seems like Jackman has been enjoying most of his summer in Montreal -

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  • Cory Monteith (Tiffany Rose/Getty Images)With the death of Cory Monteith, I've been wondering: Do such young and seemingly healthy actors usually have a will? — G.K. Boo, Gary, Indiana

    Oftentimes, yeah.

    "In general, people that age don't think about estate planning," says Brian Berman, associate in Greenberg Glusker's Family/Strategic Wealth Planning Group. "The thinking is that you only need to do that when you have a ton of money or kids or a wife and a house.


    "But for people in the entertainment business, there's a little more of a chance; hopefully even younger actors have good advisers around them," such as a business manager or attorney.

    And in general, stars seem to prefer trustees over wills. The reason? Wills tend to be executed in a more public manner, something many stars don’t want, while pricier trusts distribute assets according to the late actor’s wishes with minimal public fuss, Berman says.

    Ergo, Whitney Houston established a trust before her unexpected and tragic death at age 48, leaving a trustee to handle the

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  • Justin Bieber Grants Record-Breaking 200th Make-A-Wish


    Finally, some positive news from the Justin Bieber camp!

    The pop star, who has been having a hard time with his public image as of late, broke the record Saturday for most wishes granted by a recording artist through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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  • Lea Michele Breaks Her Silence, Dedicates Teen Choice Award to Cory Monteith

    Lea Michele (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Nearly a month since Cory Monteith's untimely death, his "Glee" co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele, finally broke her silence at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.

    In her first public appearance since the tragedy, Lea walked onto the stage with a smile and a wave to accept her award for Choice TV Actress in a comedy.

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  • Amanda Bynes and Drake (Getty Images)

    After months of silence, Drake is finally speaking up ... about Amanda Bynes, that is.

    The 26-year-old rapper, who graces the cover of XXL magazine's 150th issue, reveals that he didn't give much thought to the emotional and erratic tweets from the former child star. In fact, he isn't even sure it's really Amanda sending them.

    "I don't even know who is doing that or what's that about," he explained. "If that is her, I guess it's a little weird and disturbing. It's obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me."

    You can say that again. Amanda's messages ranged from calling the musician "ugly" (on June 10) to "gorgeous" (on July 19, just days before she was hospitalized). But, perhaps her most famous tweet was the one sent on March 21, in which she announced to the world, "I want Drake to murder my [lady parts]." (She used a more official term than we did.)

    But whether it's Amanda or not, Drake has a hunch why the eyebrow-raising tweets continue. "Whoever is behind it,

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    Cobie Smulders might have a hugely successful acting career, but the Vancouver-born actress is still mad that she didn’t get her own doughnut following the Canadian-themed episode of “How I Met Your Mother.”

    "I was just pissed off that Jason Priestley got his own frickin' doughnut," Smulders told the Toronto Sun this week. "They [Tim Hortons] made a Jason Priestley [doughnut]. And I was like, 'Well, where's the Robin Sparkles?'"

    The Jason Priestley doughnut was part of the Canadianized "How I Met Your Mother" episode -- it was supposedly invented by “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jason Priestley, who claimed to have created the confection by cramming a Timbit inside of a regular-sized doughnut.

    The Priestley quickly went viral, and the Tim Hortons marketing machine cranked into overdrive, recruiting the star to front a new campaign that gave Canadians a chance to create their own sweet treat. The company even cooked up a special batch of Priestleys and tweeted a picture to the 44-year-old star.

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