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New ‘Gone Girl’ trailer. Poll: Tory ahead in mayoral race. Soon you’ll be able to fly WestJet to more countries.
NEW ‘GONE GIRL’ TRAILER
One of the year’s most anticipated films: as the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” winds up to hit theaters on Oct. 3, director David Fincher has been leaving Internet clues for you, just like the ones Amy leaves Nick on their anniversary. Now the trailer they were teasing has debuted online. The clips have haunting voice-overs, sepia-toned lighting; very Fincher-esque with music scored by Trent Reznor. It’s also much less vague and seemingly more aligned with Gillian Flynn’s wildly popular novel than the last trailer.
TORY AHEAD IN MAYORAL RACE: POLL
A new poll shows John Tory has climbed to the top of the leaderboard in Toronto’s mayoral race. The Nanos Research survey shows that 39.1 per cent of respondents would vote for Tory if an election were held today. Olivia Chow – who was considered the frontrunner in a June 23 poll – had 32.7 per cent of respondents, and Rob Ford came in third with 21.7 per cent support. Among respondents who said they were unsure of who they’d vote for, 10 per cent are leaning towards Chow. Second was Tory with five per cent, followed by Ford and hopeful Karen Stintz, both tied at one per cent.
SOON YOU CAN TAKE WESTJET TO MORE COUNTRIES
Many love the airline for their viral YouTube video, but now WestJet Airlines Ltd. is aiming to have its own wide-body aircraft in the sky next year, setting the stage for a possible international expansion. The bigger planes will offer greater distance than the current WestJet fleet of Boeing 737s and will allow the airliner to compete with Air Canada on more routes. (I’m sure many will be pleased about that.) The Calgary-based airline said it plans to operate four wide-body planes initially, with first flights going between Alberta and Hawaii, winter 2015. The carrier has been using two Boeing 757-200 planes operated by Thomas Cook for its Alberta-Hawaii winter service. That agreement will end next spring. In addition to the 737s, WestJet’s Encore regional service flies the Bombardier Q400 turboprop. WestJet began flying between St. John’s, N.L., and Dublin last month.
STERLING’S FIGHT OVER CLIPPERS
Donald and Shelly Sterling are back in court today fighting over who will control the L.A. Clippers and who has the right to sell the team. Shelly Sterling negotiated a $2 billion deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after she had her husband declared mentally incapacitated. The court will have to decide if she followed proper procedure in doing that.
NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT
A judge has approved a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by thousands of former NFL players against the League. The settlement provides eligible retired players with baseline neurological exams and diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and early and moderate dementia. All valid claims will be paid in full for 65 years.
THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY…
This day in 1969, Marianne Faithfull is found in a coma after taking a near fatal dose of sleeping tablets at her Sydney hotel. She and Jagger had arrived in Australia two days earlier to work on Tony Richardson’s Ned Kelly film. As a result, Marianne’s part is taken by actress Diane Craig.