Pictured: Canadian actor Thomas Middleditch of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
Pop Goes The News — More than 60 Canadians received nominations Thursday for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards — an impressive accomplishment largely overlooked by the Canadian media.
Nominees include people working in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal as well as talent from places like Weyburn, SK, Thunder Bay, ON, and Bridgewater, NS.
Pop Goes The News — A Canadian act has been eliminated from America’s Got Talent.
On the episode that aired Tuesday night, acrobats Philippe Bélanger and Marie-Lee Guilbert dazzled the judges but failed to earn a spot on one of the live shows.
Pop Goes The News — Actor Noah Galvin went into full damage-control mode late Thursday after a candid interview he gave appeared online.
In the Q&A with New York magazine’s Vulture, the openly gay 22-year-old star of the new sitcom The Real O’Neals spoke frankly about actors Colton Haynes and Eric Stonestreet and director Bryan Singer.
Pop Goes The News — Canadian comedian DJ Demers got enough laughs from the judges of America’s Got Talent on Tuesday night’s episode to advance to the next stage of competition.
The 30-year-old Toronto comic earned a “yes” from Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel after cracking jokes about his hearing loss and sexuality.
UPDATE: CTV confirmed on June 6 that Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake will co-host the new show and that it will be produced at its downtown Toronto location. Titled Your Morning, the show will also feature Melissa Grelo, Lindsey Deluce, and Kelsey McEwen.
Pop Goes The News — CTV announced Thursday that Canada AM will end on Friday and be replaced this fall by a new morning show.
According to sources, the reboot will be co-hosted by Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake.
Pop Goes The News — It’s going to be a big year for Canadian author Margaret Atwood and her fans.
Just days after news that a miniseries based upon her novel Alias Grace will start shooting in Toronto in mid-August comes news that a series based upon The Handmaid’s Tale will begin production in the city in mid-September.