Pop Goes The News —  Howie Mandel, the Canadian judge on America’s Got Talent, has opened up about an orgy he attended more than 30 years ago.

“Everybody is in the weirdest, oddest position of fucking and sucking,” Mandel recalled in Montreal last week, “and doing things in positions that I have never seen before.”

Pop Goes The News —  Just For Laughs, considered the largest comedy festival in the world, once again brought a broad and diverse collection of performers to Montreal.

The festival, which wraps up this weekend, has grown significantly in the last three decades and has adapted to changing times.

Pop Goes The News — Comedian and movie star Kevin Hart paid it forward Thursday in Montreal — in a big way.

Hart agreed to pick up all 10 projects he was pitched for his upcoming Laugh Out Loud video-on-demand network.

Pop Goes The News — For the first time since fans learned that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip performed live Friday night in Victoria.

It was the first show in a summer tour to support the band’s new album Man Machine Poem. Scheduled to stop in nine more cities, the tour will wrap up Aug. 20 in Kingston, Ont.