Pop Goes The News — Rap superstar Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has become the first album released this year to sell a million copies in the U.S.
According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 8,000 units in the week that ended Friday, putting it just over 1 million.
Pop Goes The News — Jennifer Lawrence, who is in Montreal shooting X-Men: Apocalypse, stopped by the city’s Shriners Hospital for Children on Friday.
“A very special visitor came by to see some of our patients,” reads a message on the hospital’s Facebook page.
Pop Goes The News — Was William Shakespeare getting high while writing Macbeth and Hamlet? Scientists say it’s quite possible.
According to an article in the July/August issue of the South African Journal of Science, a chemical analysis of plant residues in four pipes excavated from the playwright’s garden found cannabis residue.
Pop Goes The News — Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Lehman is busy this month warming up for the release of his new album, Butchy’s Son.
After performing Saturday night at The Living Room in New York City, he’s back in Canada for a series of gigs — including an Aug. 15 show at The Rex in Toronto — in advance of his album launch party Aug. 28 at his hometown’s La Sala Rossa.
Pop Goes The News — It hasn’t even been screened, but already Stonewall is being slammed by LGBT activists who are calling for a boycott.
The movie, directed by Roland Emmerich last summer in Montreal, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in cinemas on Sept. 25.
Pop Goes The News — Cameras will roll in B.C. later this year on the third movie in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.
War of the Planet of the Apes follows last year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Those two films — which were partly made in B.C. — grossed a combined $1.2 billion worldwide.