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Burger King is in talks to buy our beloved Tim Hortons. Richard Attenborough dead at 90. 66th Emmy Awards tonight at 8pm on NBC.
BURGER KING IN TALKS TO BUY TIM HORTONS
In a statement released last night, Burger King confirmed that it is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and form a new publicly listed company that would be based in Canada. The statement said 3G Capital, the majority owner of Burger King, would continue to own the majority of the shares of the new company, with the remaining shares held by existing shareholders of Tim Hortons and Burger King. Tim Hortons and Burger King would still continue to operate as standalone brands. The statement adds that the new corporation would be the world’s third-largest quick service restaurant company, with approximately $22 billion in system sales and over 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries worldwide. The companies said they will not comment further unless there is a deal.
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH DEAD AT 90
Actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. While many know him from his role in Jurassic Park, his best turn was behind the camera for ‘Ghandi’, which one 8 Oscars, including best picture.
66th EMMY AWARDS TONIGHT
The Emmys aren’t given as much attention its cousin of the Golden Globes. But if there’s any awards show that is going to represent the thoughts and opinions of the mainstream TV watching audience, the Emmys are probably the one award show to get it right, or close to. Seth Myers is hosting tonight’s festivities that kick off at 8pm on NBC. Up for Outstanding Drama Series are: “Breaking Bad”, “Downton Abbey”, “Game of Thrones”, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.”
MTV VMA 2014
Nicki Minaj was a victim of wardrobe malfunction while performing at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. After singing her hit “Anaconda”, Minaj changed out of her tropical safari outfit into a black dress, and that’s when things got a little crazy. When it was time for Minaj to rap to Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” she was holding her dress together, possibly because the zipper ripped. And when celebrities get together, drama usually follows. Gunshots inside a party hosted by Chris Brown wounded three people, including rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight.
TORONTO’S TOP BUREAUCRAT TO RETIRE
Rumours spread over the weekend that City Manager Joe Pennachetti will announce his retirement this week during the final council meeting of the term,with plans to appoint Deputy City Manager John Livey as his interim successor. Pennachetti will then officially step aside in December; however, he will still oversee preparations for the 2015 budget. Pennachetti, who is an accountant by trade, began working for the City as chief financial officer in 2002 and was then appointed city manager by Miller in 2008.