Pop Goes The News — Hollywood celebrates itself Sunday night at the 88th Academy Awards — and Canadian viewers have extra reasons to tune in this year.

This year’s Academy Awards are easily the most Canadian since 2005,  when Crash, directed by Ontario-born Paul Haggis, beat out Manitoba-shot Capote and made-in-Alberta Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture.

Pop Goes The News — A video surfaced Monday showing the terrifying moment actress Paz de la Huerta was struck by an ambulance on a Toronto street in 2011.

The impact, which occurred during filming of a scene for Nurse 3D, knocked de la Huerta backwards and slammed her onto the pavement as co-star Katrina Bowden reacts in horror.

Pop Goes The News — Audiences didn’t run to theatres this past weekend to buy tickets for Race, a feature film about American track and field champion Jesse Owens.

The Canadian co-production debuted in sixth place with a little more than $7 million at the box office, according to estimates on Sunday.

Pop Goes The News —Where do the charming chimpanzees and loveable orangutans seen in films and on television go after their short careers in front of cameras?

A few lucky ones end up retiring to the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, southwest of Orlando, Florida.

Pop Goes The News — Early box office numbers for The Finest Hours suggests the tide hasn’t changed for ocean-themed movies.

The true story of the U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton off the New England coast in 1952 debuted this past weekend in 4th place with only $10.3 million.

Pop Goes The News —Stars like Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Vin Diesel and Jessica Chastain will soon be out and about in Toronto while in the city making movies.

A big screen comedy, action flick and political drama will support hundreds of people who make their livings from Hollywood North and pump millions of dollars into the economy.