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.