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From Russia with prank calls for Prince Harry
Spilling tea on a post-royal landline
A pair of Russian pranksters tracked down Prince Harry in Vancouver Island earlier this winter. Posing as Greta Thunberg and her dad, they got him to spout off on topics including Megxit. Sussex Royal duties have been wrapping up, amidst pundit Victoria Mather catching flak for labelling Meghan Markle “five clicks up from trailer trash.”
The federal COVID-19 agenda
The coronavirus response fund includes $500 million going to provinces and territories and income support for those not eligible for EI. Meanwhile, the latest self-isolating Liberal MP is Seamus O’Regan, who got tested due to a “persistent head cold.”
The Nygard Group is trying to restructure around the trouble. While stuck with the name of Peter Nygard, who stepped down as chairman and divested his ownership stake amidst sex crime allegations, the clothing company hopes to avoid bankruptcy.
Toronto men gotta get paid
Word of an action-comedy called The Man From Toronto, starring Kevin Hart, initially had Jason Statham as an assassin who’s encountered at an Airbnb—but a creative clash led the latter to be replaced with Woody Harrelson. Before its production begins, Hart will be picking up a cheque in Toronto, for providing motivation to get rich:
Charlamagne tha God is the next new Toronto radio morning star. The Breakfast Club, a hip-hop talk show via New York, will simulcast daily on Flow 93.5. Pioneering rap radio DJ Paul “Mastermind” Parhar lost his afternoon job amidst this scheduling shuffle.
Finally, bumps can still stump
Steven Page might’ve hoped for renewed attention after doing an ad for Kraft Dinner. Instead, he ended up playing a notable part in “The Case of the Missing Hit” on Reply All, which might be the best podcast episode ever. And a new video finds Page trying to redeem his inability to win the Canadian game show Bumper Stumpers, back in 1990: