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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 — The Canadian company behind hacked dating site Ashley Madison was secretly running an escort website, according to a report.
Avid Life Media has not yet commented on a Daily Dot article about escorts.ca, which bills itself as the “#1 directory for the sexiest escorts from Canada and the USA.”
Pop Goes The News — Canadian retailer RONA is being targeted by animal advocacy organization PETA for selling mouse glue traps.
“Glue traps are some of the most dreadful products on the market, causing immense and prolonged suffering,” reads an Action Alert posted by PETA.
Pop Goes The News — Toronto morning show Breakfast Television apologized Friday to viewers after a zoo owner called a baboon a “cocksucker” on live TV.
Michael Hackenberger of the Bowmanville Zoo was forcing a baboon on a leash to ride on the back of a miniature horse during a segment for BT on City.
Pop Goes The News — The office of the world’s largest male escort website rentboy.com was raided Tuesday by New York City police and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The website promoted the services of thousands of male escorts in more than 2,100 cities around the world — including several in Canada.
Pop Goes The News — Environmental activist and TV personality David Suzuki said in an interview published Monday he wouldn’t bring children into today’s world.
“Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t,” the father of five told Nuvo magazine. “Overpopulation is one of the problems.