Pop Goes The News — Canadian actress Ellen Page confronted Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday about LGBT issues.

Page, who was born in Halifax, approached Cruz, who was born in Calgary, at the Iowa State Fair and asked him about the “persecution of gays in the workplace and LGBT rights.”

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.