Pop Goes The News — A union representing film and television workers in Quebec apologized Monday for erroneously announcing the death of one of its members.

“We are immensely sorry for the pain caused to his family and offer our solidarity to the difficult times they are going through,” read a statement from Jean-Claude Rocheleau of the Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son (AQTIS).

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.