Joan Rivers got the exact funeral she wanted: a star-studded, showbiz affair. Sorry, you can’t see the leaked celebrity nudes on Reddit anymore. Director Michael Moore says Toronto should vote out Rob Ford.
A STYLISH SEND OFF
On Sunday morning, Joan Rivers got the exact funeral she wanted: a star-studded, showbiz affair.
A ton of A-lister’s showed up to the elegant event at New York’s Temple Emanu-El to remember Rivers with laughter. Howard Stern said the eulogy, “Smile” was sung by Broadway singer Audra McDonald and bagpipers played “New York, New York”. Prior to the service, Fifth Avenue was lined with barricades as a crowd of media and fans gathered watching. Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81. The controversial comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her vocal cords. Rivers remained in hospital and was kept on life support until her passing.
YOU CAN’T SEE THE LEAKED CELEBRITY NUDES ON REDDIT ANYMORE
Reddit hosts a ton of offensive things on their site, but recently they came to the decision of blocking ‘The Fappening’, the page that hosts the nude pictures and videos of last week’s celebrity iCloud hacking. In a blog posted over the weekend, Reddit states the decision to remove ‘The Fappening’ was due to a violation of site policy. Their decision is explained as follows: While current US law does not prohibit linking to stolen materials, we deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution. Nevertheless, reddit’s platform is structurally based on the ability for people to distribute, promote, and highlight textual materials as well as links to images and other media. We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize. Having said that, we are unlikely to make changes to our existing site content policies in response to this specific event.
DIRECTOR MICHAEL MOORE SAYS TORONTO SHOULD VOTE OUT ROB FORD
While most of Hollywood is in town, gracing Toronto with their star studded presence, not only are we receiving their glamour, but we’re also now starting to taste their political opinions. American filmmaker Michael Moore said Sunday it is time for Toronto to elect a different mayor. While speaking of Rob Ford’s “train wreck “ as mayor with the Toronto Sun, Moore said “It’s funny for a while, and then it wasn’t funny. And now it’s really NOT funny! Okay, we got the joke. Now it’s got to be over!” When asked if he were a Toronto resident, would he ever vote for Ford himself, Moore was quick to answer: “Oh God, no! No!” Moore also said he is surprised that Ford was even elected in the first place. “The bigger question should be: why, in the first place, did Toronto elect someone from the wrong party? Someone who is more conservative. This is not a conservative town. This is a liberal, progressive-minded town. It’s not a town that lives in the past. So it’s odd.”
CRTC SET TO CHANGE TV DELIVERY SYSTEM
The CRTC is about to begin a two-week public hearing into different proposals that could significantly change the way Canadians watch and pay for their TV. Last month proposals by the CRTC include cable and satellite providers to offer a basic service made up of mainly local Canadian channels and a pick-and-pay structure that would let subscribers choose additional individual channels. The CRTC is suggesting the price of said basic service should be capped between $20 and $30 per month.The CRTC’s proposals, if approved, could result in drastic change from the current television delivery system.
CHOW LAUNCHES NEW AD CAMPAIGN
Olivia Chow has just released a pair of new radio ads that touch on the urgency of acting now, in regards to transit, jobs or student nutrition. “Now” is the key word in Chow’s ads, as she repeatedly says it. “Olivia Chow is the only candidate with a transit plan that gets this city moving now,” a voice on the ad states. Both ads end with the narrator saying: “Olivia Chow: Real progress, now.”