Pop Goes The News — Canadians seem to be fans of their homegrown hook-up site, Ashley Madison.

According to data leaked by hackers on Tuesday, 6.3 per cent of the Canadian population has (or had) an account with the dating website owned by Toronto-based Avid Life Media.

Pop Goes The News — Hackers have evidently made good on their threat to leak customer data from Canadian hook-up site Ashley Madison.

A compressed 9.7-gigabyte file was posted Tuesday night on the dark web by Impact Team, a group that vowed last month to make the files public if Ashley Madison and sister site Established Men were not shut down.

Pop Goes The News — Nearly half of young adults in Britain do not consider themselves completely straight, according to the results of a survey published this week.

Asked to rate themselves on the Kinsey scale — from 0 for “completely heterosexual” to 6 for “completely homosexual” — 43 per cent of respondents aged 18 to 24 indicated somewhere between 1 and 5 and six per cent put themselves at 6.

Pop Goes The News — Veteran entertainment reporter Rudy Blair was let go from Toronto’s 680 News on Thursday after more than two decades.

“We parted ways as of today,” Blair revealed in a Facebook post.

Pop Goes The News — Canada will be represented next month at the East Russia Economic Forum — by former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

The forum is taking place Sept. 3 to 5 in Vladivostok, a city not far from Russia’s borders with North Korea and China.

Pop Goes The News — Was William Shakespeare getting high while writing Macbeth and Hamlet? Scientists say it’s quite possible.

According to an article in the July/August issue of the South African Journal of Science, a chemical analysis of plant residues in four pipes excavated from the playwright’s garden found cannabis residue.