Pop Goes The News — Canadian artists Justin Bieber and The Weeknd hold the top three spots on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In fact, Canadians show up in 18 spots on the chart dated Sept. 19 — including eight of the top 40.

Pop Goes The News — Lawyers representing Aretha Franklin said Friday they will ask an Ontario judge to block the Toronto International Film Festival from screening a documentary about the making of her 1972 live gospel album.

UPDATE (09/08) – TIFF announced producers of Amazing Grace have withdrawn the film from the festival.

The 73-year-old Queen of Soul wants TIFF to pull the plug on showings of Amazing Grace scheduled for Sept. 10, 12 and 20.

Pop Goes The News — Legendary crooner Tony Bennett appeared confused Thursday night before abruptly ending his concert in Montreal.

The 89-year-old acknowledged “Toronto” and performed only five or six songs before he walked off the stage, according to audience members — including some who had paid more than $200 for tickets.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian musician Neil Young is unloading his sprawling Hawaiian estate for a cool $32 million.

The 69-year-old singer has described the property on the Big Island of Hawaii as “soothing” and “magical.”

Pop Goes The News — Ten days after suffering a stroke, Canadian singer Alan Frew is urging well-wishers to take stock of their altruism.

“If you think that you THINK giving and THINK kindness a lot more than actually doing it, then DO something kind right now,” he wrote in a message posted on social media Sunday morning.

Pop Goes The News — Singer Chrissie Hynde is being criticized for saying victims of sexual abuse need to “take responsibility.”

The 63-year-old Pretenders star told the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine she was victimized by a motorcycle gang member in Ohio when she was 21.