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Pop Goes The News — When singer Janis Ian married her longtime partner Patricia Snyder at Toronto City Hall in 2003, witnesses included Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Martin was among the couple’s friends who donned Hawaiian shirts for the ceremony, which was officiated by Rev. George Malcolm Sinclair of the Metropolitan United Church.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald says political humour is “dull” and he thinks Bill Maher is “completely unfunny.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old who grew up in Ottawa said he is bored by political humour because it’s “biased toward what the comedian thinks.”

Pop Goes The News — Canadian musician Neil Young is unloading his sprawling Hawaiian estate for a cool $32 million.

The 69-year-old singer has described the property on the Big Island of Hawaii as “soothing” and “magical.”

Pop Goes The News — Ten days after suffering a stroke, Canadian singer Alan Frew is urging well-wishers to take stock of their altruism.

“If you think that you THINK giving and THINK kindness a lot more than actually doing it, then DO something kind right now,” he wrote in a message posted on social media Sunday morning.

Pop Goes The News — Singer Chrissie Hynde is being criticized for saying victims of sexual abuse need to “take responsibility.”

The 63-year-old Pretenders star told the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine she was victimized by a motorcycle gang member in Ohio when she was 21.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian former hockey player Sean Avery is the latest male celebrity to show off his rear-end on social media.

The 35-year-old Toronto native posted a photo on Instagram this week in which he’s wearing nothing but jockstrap.