Pop Goes The NewsAmerica’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel revealed Friday why he believes the Canadian version of the show was a failure.

Canada’s Got Talent aired for only one season on City stations across the country in the spring of 2012. Though 1.5 million viewers tuned in to the premiere, the finale attracted only 460,000.

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 — As comedians from all over the world descend on Montreal for the Just For Laughs festival, the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ordered stand-up comic Mike Ward to pay $42,000 for jokes he made about a disabled boy.

The ruling is sending a chill through the comedy community and outraging advocates of freedom of expression.