Pop Goes The News — The former lead singer of a Canadian rock band attacked a veteran Canadian actress this week over their common name.

Maria Morales, known as Maria Del Mar in the ‘80s and ‘90s goth group National Velvet, called Maria Del Mar a “faker” and “imposter” in a bizarre rant on the latter’s Facebook page.

Pop Goes The News — Longtime Ottawa television news anchor Carol Anne Meehan is getting back into the reporting business — but this time she will be her own boss.

The former CTV Ottawa personality announced Thursday she is launching Carol Anne’s Local News Blog.

Pop Goes The News —Where do the charming chimpanzees and loveable orangutans seen in films and on television go after their short careers in front of cameras?

A few lucky ones end up retiring to the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, southwest of Orlando, Florida.

Pop Goes The News — Global News apologized late Monday for declaring that Jian Ghomeshi admitted to sexual assault.

The former CBC Radio host is on trial this week for four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking — all related to alleged incidents in 2002 and 2003.

Pop Goes The News — A Montréal artist has sparked debate on social media after posting a provocative cartoon just days before Friday’s national funeral for René Angélil.

Mathilde Corbeil sketched Québec’s official symbol — a fleur de lys — to resemble male genitalia and, in French, wrote: “Anne Hébert did not have a national funeral. René Angélil yes.”

Pop Goes The News — Nova Scotia photographer Ian Murray has won a big prize in the 2015 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest.

His image of a red fox with one of her five offsprings earned first place in the Baby Animals category in the 45th annual competition.