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Allan Hawco Reflects On Last Season Of 'Republic Of Doyle'

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:48 PM

For Allan Hawco, "The Republic Of Doyle" has truly been a labour of love. He has sacrificed sleep, among other things, to serve as the show's writer, producer, showrunner and charismatic star for six exhilarating seasons.

Hawco is exhausted, but he wouldn't change...

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'Vegas Rat Rods' Apprentice Twiggy On Transforming Junk Into Car Art

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 11:25 AM

In the fascinating world of rat rods, "car parts" can entail everything from electric chairs to cowboy boots to gator heads. Yes, gator heads.

If it's hard to visualize how a car interior could be made entirely of cowboy boots, fear not. You can see the transformation right before your...

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Chad Michael Murray On 'Chosen' Season 3 And His Dark Journey

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 11:19 AM

If you haven't discovered "Chosen" yet, now is the time to get caught up. Season 3 of Crackle's dark thriller premieres this week, with returning star Chad Michael Murray and newcomer Rose McGowan getting in on the heart-pounding action this time around.

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'Wild Canada': CBC Nature TV Show Showcases Canada's Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Who knew that Canada has the largest concentration of snakes in the world?

Jeff Turner, for one. He and his wife Sue are behind the new CBC nature show "Wild Canada," which weaves a plethora of fun facts about our fair country throughout the four-part series, along with...

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Ken Foy, 'Yukon Gold' Star, Talks Gold, Fame and Keeping it Real In Season 2

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 11:12 AM

The popular History hit "Yukon Gold" is back for another season and hoping to strike ratings gold again. Last year, it quickly scored a large, loyal audience and became History's number-one Canadian docu-series.

All three gold mining crews from last season are back, including the ambitious second-generation miner Karl...

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'Cold Water Cowboys' Richard Gillett On His Reality Show And The Perils Of Ocean Fishing

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:37 PM

Life at sea is no picnic for the tough Newfoundland fishermen featured in Discovery's latest reality show, "Cold Water Cowboys." To haul in a profitable load of fish, they battle icebergs, hurricanes, days without sleep, frigid North Atlantic waters -- and each other.

The show follows six crews throughout...

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'Chosen' Season 2 Premiere Review: Crackle Delivers The Goods, For Free

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 1:30 PM

"Chosen," the action-packed Crackle original series, is back for another season with Chad Michael Murray holding the dreaded box this time around.

The show's premise is a bit complex, so jumping straight into Season 2 uninitiated isn't really advisable. It kicks off with little Ellie Mitchell...

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Jon Dore Talks 'Funny As Hell' Season 4, James Franco And Bags Of Poo

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:09 AM

Jon Dore returns to HBO Canada for Season 4 of the popular Canadian comedy show "Funny As Hell," which is premiering this week. Stand-up fans are in for a treat: this year's roster of comics includes Brian Posehn ("Mr. Show"), Moshe Kasher, Mark Forward, Kumail Nanjiani...

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Kevin Smith On 'Spoilers,' His Hetero Lifemate Jason Mewes And His Special Kinship With Canada

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Kevin Smith's love affair with Canada continues to evolve.

First, the New Jersey-born director declared his love of "Degrassi" on "Speaker's Corner" way back in the '90s. A decade later, he guest-starred on "Degrassi: TNG." Then he became a fixture at Canada's answer to Comic-Con, Fan Expo. And...

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Cucumber Water: 7 Refreshing Things You Can Do With It

(5) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 8:10 AM

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about cucumber water lately. The refreshing beverage that was once found almost exclusively at high-end spas is now becoming mainstream. In fact, it’s popping up everywhere from weddings to backyard barbecues.

So what’s so great about cucumber water? Aside from being a great...

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Why Jesse Eisenberg Has Staying Power

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 1:34 PM

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Remember when people kept mixing Jesse Eisenberg up with Michael Cera? There was a time when both were impossibly cute, somewhat neurotic up-and-coming young actors who made geeks cool again.

For a while, Cera appeared...

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The Top 7 Reasons To See Hangover 3

(5) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 12:51 PM

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They are back! They are baaaaack! They are ... the three best friends that anybody could have, the three best friends that anybody could have, and they'll never ever, ever ever leave each other.

Yep, Stu, Phil and Alan are back...

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Michael Shannon On Becoming 'The Iceman'

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:51 PM

It's difficult to imagine anyone other than Michael Shannon tackling the complex role of Richard Kuklinski, the ruthless hitman who led a double life as a devoted husband and father to his oblivious family.

The acclaimed actor, who in recent years is perhaps best known for playing the...

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When Hollywood Couples Collaborate

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 10:54 AM

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Much has been written about how often Judd Apatow collaborates with his wife, actress Leslie Mann. But why should they get all the ink when there are plenty of other Hollywood couples who manage to work quite well together, too?

Take actress/director...

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Weed Control: Worst Garden Weeds And How To Get Rid Of Them

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 5:31 PM

The sun is shining, your plants are blooming…and pesky weeds are starting to crop up all over your garden. What’s a gardener to do?

It’s not always easy figuring out how to tackle your garden’s unwanted guests. If you get too tough, you run the risk of damaging your beloved...

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Kyle Richards Talks 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' And Baby Rumours

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Kyle Richards really does seem to have it all. The most level-headed "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" has a hunky husband, (Mauricio), four lovely daughters, radiant skin, impossibly shiny hair, a covet-worthy closet and now her own boutique.

That doesn't mean she has a drama-free...

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Shelf Life: Do These Pantry Foods Expire?

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 12:30 PM

If you let expiration dates dictate how long you keep your food, you're probably wasting a big chunk of your grocery budget.

“People definitely waste too much food,” says Janice Revell, co-founder of online shelf life guide Still Tasty. “A big, big problem is people throwing food out...

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Why Isn't Aaron Eckhart More Famous?

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 1:27 PM

He's been in some of the biggest movies of the past decade, but Aaron Eckhart isn't exactly a household name. What gives?

I'm not saying he needs to be gracing tabloid covers every week, Kardashian-style. I'm talking about the kind of respectable name recognition where...

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Ten Actresses I'd Rather See in the Iron Man Suit

(18) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 12:24 PM

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When the first Iron Man movie came out in 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't exactly Ms. Popular. But she certainly wasn't despised to the same degree she is now. Her weekly dose of sanctimonious 'Goop,' her oblivious refusal to stop name-dropping...

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'Panic Button': 10 Freaky Facts About the New Show

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 2:23 PM

If "Fear Factor" was too tame for your taste, you're in for a treat. A new reality show called "Panic Button" premieres this week, and it goes way beyond making participants eat bugs.

In each episode, participants arrive at a lab-like "Free from Fear" facility, gear up...

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