Pop Goes The News — There was plenty of sloppy reporting this weekend on Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival.

The festival was described by different outlets as lasting a week, three weeks, and a month. Worse, wildly inaccurate attendance figures were floated around like feathers from revellers’ costumes.

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.

Pop Goes The News — Is it click bait or lazy journalism?

A handful of media outlets are making much ado about a cane Prince was photographed carrying on a tarmac in Montreal last month.

Pop Goes The News — Veteran Canadian news anchor Suhana Meharchand revealed Monday she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Meharchand, 53, shared her battle on Twitter, adding that it is “very tough going.”

Pop Goes The News — Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards show is a glitzy champagne-fueled kick-off to Hollywood awards season with stars of film and television tearfully thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for the honours.

But viewers should take the awards with a huge grain of salt.

This story has been updated to include comments from Global News.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian media outlet Global News updated an article on its website early Tuesday after it was accused of plagiarizing Pop Goes The News.

The post headlined “Toronto drag queen Michelle DuBarry honoured with Guinness World Record” was published on Globalnews.ca just before noon on Monday.