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Abortion

Why the Girls Abortion Episode Was an Awesome Conversation Starter

Posted February 25, 2015 by Anonymous

This week, Girls talked about abortion seriously for the first time since Season 1. Also, someone actually got one this time! Was it a great portrayal of abortion? While it felt weird at times, I ultimately think this episode was an awesome way to start a dialogue about the fact that we as a society […]

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Entertainment

Spark Creativity With Great Shows For Tweens & Teens

Posted February 25, 2015 by Sonya

As parents we sometimes wonder what the future will be like for our kids. What will they become when they are adults? For example, you see your kid playing endless hours with Lego and what goes through your mind? Maybe […]

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Entertainment

Family Channel’s Next Step Dancers Impress On The Live Stage

Posted February 23, 2015 by Sonya

If you and your kids are fans of smash hit Family Channel television show The Next Step, you definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to see the dancers in person and on stage. We had a chance to catch the […]

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Entertainment

American Kids React To Breakfasts From All Over The World

Posted February 13, 2015 by Anonymous

When it comes to eating unfamiliar foods, young children tend to be very picky! And in the latest viral video to hit the web, we get to see just how picky they can be by eating breakfast meals from all […]

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Entertainment

2-Year-Old ‘Celebrates’ Arrival Of Newborn Sister With Epic Tantrum

Posted February 10, 2015 by Anonymous

Not everyone gets excited over the idea of being an older sibling. And some of them definitely aren’t afraid to show it. It looks like little 2-year-old Piper was more than happy being an only child, because as soon she found […]

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Art

Politics, Re-Spun: Why TV Keeps Almost Being Good

Posted February 9, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

There was once a show called Revolution. And another called Scorpion.

Each had a great premise: a world after electricity, and what happens when you have a bunch of geniuses trying to work together on cool projects.

Each failed miserably [as art] almost immediately.

Why? Nothing new here. Network TV isn’t about high quality art. Sometimes that happens inadvertently, but usually it just has to be interesting enough to keep people watching the commercials.

Besides, people who appreciate real art may not be so enthused with all the car, fast food, sweatshop clothes and other materialism-obsessed capitalist elements.

So if you’re (Read more…)

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General

Saul is finally here so everybody can shut up about it now

Posted February 2, 2015 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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Entertainment

Read This, Watch That: A Netflix Binge-Worthy List

Posted January 26, 2015 by Sonya

Over the holiday break I had this conversation with friends and family about what books we’ve read and then which corresponding movies we’ve watched. Are the characters in the movie or show who you’ve imagined?  With the highly anticipated 50 […]

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Canada

CBC’s Schitt’s Creek premieres – ALL OF THE LEVYS

Posted January 14, 2015 by Jes

My Canadian television dreams have come true. As we all know, I am obsessed with the Levys – OBSESSED. When Dan and Eugene are photographed together I die. When you put the two of them and Catherine O’Hara in a TV show I basically…just…how am I bre…

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Entertainment

Odd Squad TV Series For Kids Solves Mysteries Using Math!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sonya

Today, TVO launched a new live-action mystery solving kids series, Odd Squad, with math in mind. But before your kids tune out listen up! It’s not “ugh, math”…but a more “oh, that’s soooo cool math!” The television series involves a […]

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Entertainment

10 Funny Movies For A Stay-In-Your-Pajamas Day

Posted November 21, 2014 by Sonya

In my next life I am going to be a meteorologist. The only job that seems to be safe even if you’re wrong in weather predictions. About two months ago, one had proudly proclaimed that we are in for a […]

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Entertainment

Latest Netflix Original Series Is For Kids!

Posted November 6, 2014 by Sonya

We’re big fans of the original content offered on Netflix and this latest was recently announced! All Hail King Julien debuts December 19 and features the loveable lemur character Julien — aka the world’s biggest party animal! This all-new Netflix […]

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Entertainment

Ebola Used As Cruel Prank By Parents Of Boy

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

Listen, I love prank videos as much as the next person. You know, the ones where people jump out of closets to scare unsuspecting victims, switching sugar to salt — that kind of stuff. The kind of prank where both parties […]

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Entertainment

Awesome Halloween Costumes Inspired By Netflix

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sonya

Guys, did you hear? Halloween is on a Friday this year! Awesome! Which means the kids can stay up a little later and adults may choose to continue the night of spellbound fun to the wee hours of the morning! […]

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Entertainment

11 Questions With Max & Shred Actor Jean Michel Le Gal

Posted October 20, 2014 by Sonya

Award-winning actor Jean-Michel Le Gal stars in the new teen comedy Max and Shred (Nickelodeon and YTV). The show is about a unlikely friendship that forms when an easy-going superstar snowboarder moves in with a academic whiz kid and his […]

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General

NPH to host the 2015 Academy Awards

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jes

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars.*claps*Thanks Academy.XOXOJes…

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Entertainment

Cooking For Food Critic Giles Coren? No Pressure, Right?

Posted October 6, 2014 by Sonya

I’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like to be on one of those cooking reality shows. You know, the ones where you’re under pressure and then presented to highly regarded food critics — like a sacrificial lamb? Yep. I recently […]

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Entertainment

Toddlers Debate The Weather And It’s The Cutest Fight Ever

Posted September 25, 2014 by Anonymous

There’s been a lot of talk on weather and climate change lately, but this is hands down the most heated weather debate I’ve seen thus far. I mean, is it really raining outside or is it just sprinkling?  We can’t […]

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Education

Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Sonya

By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]

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General

Jimmy Kimmel reunites the Friends females

Posted August 31, 2014 by Jes

Jennifer Aniston was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday and ended up doing a read through of Jimmy’s Friends fan fiction. Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox both came out and read lines in Kimmel’s replica Friends kitchen.The kitchen made me very nostalgic…

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Canada

Big Brother Canada Season 3 Casting Opens TODAY

Posted August 21, 2014 by Jes

The national casting call has been made for Big Brother Canada season 3. From today until November 24, 2014 – can apply online to be on the hit game show.

This is a big year for the show, as all previous years have aired on Shaw’s speciality channel, Slice, and next season they are moving to Shaw’s parent channel – Global. I would say this is the year you want to get cast.

So you can apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca OR you can audition in person during the open casting calls. The casting calls will be held at the following locations starting in October:

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, October 19

Calgary, Alberta – Sunday, October 19

Regina, Saskatchewan – Friday, October 24 (OMG – WILL THEY FINALLY CAST SOMEONE FROM THE PRAIRIES?!?!)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Friday, October 24

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Wednesday, October 29

Montréal, Québec – Thursday, October 30

Toronto, Ontario – Sunday, November 23

To all you applying – bravo and good luck!

XOXO
Jes…

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