Pop Goes The News — Canada’s only nationally-televised New Year’s Eve party has been scrapped.

According to sources, Shaw Media has pulled the plug on ET Canada’s New Year’s at Niagara Falls after six years.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald says political humour is “dull” and he thinks Bill Maher is “completely unfunny.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old who grew up in Ottawa said he is bored by political humour because it’s “biased toward what the comedian thinks.”

Pop Goes The News — Toronto morning show Breakfast Television apologized Friday to viewers after a zoo owner called a baboon a “cocksucker” on live TV.

Michael Hackenberger of the Bowmanville Zoo was forcing a baboon on a leash to ride on the back of a miniature horse during a segment for BT on City.

Pop Goes The News — Toronto animation studio Cuppa Coffee will produce a holiday special based on actor David Duchovny’s best selling book Holy Cow.

The company and California-based Planet Grande are teaming up on the stop-motion animation project, which will be scripted by Billy Frolick (Madagascar).

Pop Goes The News — Howie Mandel, the Canadian judge on America’s Got Talent, said Tuesday he wasn’t thinking when he praised a contestant for making bulimia “entertaining.”

The 59-year-old Toronto native made the comment after a performance by professional “regurgitator” Stevie Starr.

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.”