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Dan Aykroyd’s Yogi Bear Movie Trailer Released

Warner Brothers has issued the first trailer for its upcoming Yogi Bear 3D feature film starring Kingston area resident Dan Aykroyd and Queen’s University alumn Tom Cavanagh. In the movie, Aykroyd  takes on the title role as the voice of Yogi Bear with Cavanagh playing Ranger Smith beside the computer generated bears. According to a… Keep Reading

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Don Cherry Fan Gets His Job Back

An Oshawa teenager, who lost his job at Oshawa’s General Motors Centre over a year ago, now has his summer job back with Rogers TV. Eighteen year old Billy Steele is once again working as a volunteer cameraman at the Centre, following his settlement with the arena’s operator which was arbitrated by the Ontario Human… Keep Reading

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“Flashpoint” a Cross Border Hit for Kingston-Born Hugh Dillon

This summer has proven to be a big success for Canadian cop shows airing on U.S. television networks, and CTV’s Flashpoint has continued its record of garnering very good ratings for CBS on Friday nights. One of the show’s most prominent characters is Head SRU (Strategic Response Unit) sniper Ed Lane, portrayed by Kingston-born actor… Keep Reading

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Movie Legend Mickey Rooney Coming to Kingston

Mickey Rooney is crossing Canada on a farewell tour and will make a stop at Kingston’s Grand Theatre on Wed. Sept.29, less than a week after celebrating his 90th birthday. Rooney, along with his wife Jan Rooney, two singers, and a three piece band, will sing songs, show film clips, and tell tales from his… Keep Reading

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Kingston Represented in 3 of Top 10 Canadian Songs

This week, B.C.’s The Province newspaper published the Top 10 Canadian songs chosen by their readers, and the Kingston area was represented by three of their picks. At number 9 is “New Orleans is Sinking” by The Tragically Hip. The Hip – which formed in Kingston back in 1983 – consists of Gordon Downie on… Keep Reading

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Dan Aykroyd & Bryan Adams to Meet in Oz

Summertime Entertainment recently announced the official casting for its upcoming 3D animated film, “Dorothy of Oz”, and it appears Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be meeting Kingston area resident actor Dan Aykroyd on the yellow brick road. However it’s more probable that the two will actually meet at the film’s eventual red carpet premiere,… Keep Reading

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Aykroyd’s “Blues Brothers” Named Catholic Classic

This month, a Vatican official newspaper announced that Kingston resident Dan Aykroyd’s 1980 movie “The Blues Brothers” has been declared a Catholic Classic. The proclamation means his film – which also starred the late, great John Belushi – will join a list of dozens of films recommended by Catholic authorities, which includes Cecil B. DeMille’s… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Joins Facebook

Award winning singer Bryan Adams has officially joined the Facebook social network. On June 16, Adams wrote on his Twitter account: “and before i hit the stage, i started a facebook page, hope i did it right” Clicking on the link included with that tweet led his Followers there to a Facebook page started that… Keep Reading

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Rock Band Adds Tragically Hip Song for XBox360

Kingston-based rock band The Tragically Hip sent out a tweet today to announce some exciting news to their fans: “Now available for Rockband – Blow at High Dough” with a link to their Facebook post. “Blow at High Dough” was the first single by The Tragically Hip from their premiere full-length album “Up to Here”,… Keep Reading

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The Mahones Return to their Kingston Birthplace

Known to many as one of Canada’s favorite Irish punk bands, the Mahones was birthed after a long night of drinking in Kingston’s Toucan Pub in 1990 between founding members Dublin-born frontman Finny McConnell and Andrew Brown. And now the Canadian paddy-punk rockers – on a 20th anniversary world tour to promote their newest album… Keep Reading

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Avril’s beau Brody Jenner out with Lindsay Lohan

While Avril Lavigne is in Europe, writing songs [her June 4 Twitter post] and obsessing about Hello Kitty, her boyfriend Brody Jenner has been photographed out with Lindsay Lohan. The blogosphere and gossip sites have expressed amazement that Avril’s beau was seen driving Lindsay around on a shopping trip at Fred Segal yesterday. This is… Keep Reading

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