Pop Goes The News — Anyone suffering from coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — may want to stay clear of Toronto this summer.

A big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It is scheduled to be shot in and around the city from June 27 to Sept. 6.

Pop Goes The News — A young Quebec man appears nude in a bizarre new video in which he allows 76-year-old author Edmund White to suck his toes and touch his abs and buttocks.

The video — which has been described as “icky” — was posted Thursday at New York-based Gayletter.

Pop Goes The News — Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson will be in Montreal this summer starring in a big screen adaptation of the 2005 bestselling memoir by Jeannette Walls.

Joining 26-year-old Larson in The Glass Castle will be Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

Pop Goes The News — Actress Amber Tamblyn shared her poetic side with a couple of dozen people Saturday night at a Montreal bookstore.

The 32-year-old film and television star read excerpts from her book Dark Sparkler, a collection of poems about actresses who died before their 40th birthdays, at Drawn & Quarterly.

Pop Goes The News — A Montreal duo has published a children’s book about “a chubby little man” who embarks on an adventure when his house is lifted off the ground by a bunch of balloons.

Mr. Zuko Takes Flight sounds a lot like the 2009 animated movie Up! — but it actually came first.

Pop Goes The News — A Donald Trump autobiography published this week is as crass and sophomoric as the man himself — and completely fake.

The ebook Trumped Up: The Incredible True Story of How I, Donald Trump, Am Already Saving the World was penned by Canadian writer Brian Hogg.