Happy Gilmore escapes from CBC scheduling
Also, who’s still playing Michael Jackson?
Adam Sandler’s 1996 golf flick is about to join the bulk of his oeuvre at Netflix Canada, after running about 20 times on CBC Television between 1999 and 2017. For the past decade, each off-hockey-season CBC airing drew a round of groans on Twitter—although, in 2009, Happy Gilmore had over twice as many viewers as the MuchMusic Video Awards.
Clifford cult vindicated after a quarter-century
Martin Short played a 10-year-old boy when he was three decades older that that, in a surreal film presented as an old priest’s retrospective morality play. Clifford was in limbo for three years before it squeaked out a release in April 1994; a Royal Cinema screening in honour of Short’s 69th birthday on March 26 will try giving it more 35mm glory.
Google says new ad transparency rules mean no election AdSense. Bill C-76, which requires online platforms to keep a registry of who’s paying them for campaign messaging, is apparently too complicated for Google to monitor on external websites for this year. YouTube and Google Search will reportedly remain okay for political shitposts.
This party won’t stop for PMJT
Some hecklers came out to the Danforth Music Hall, but Justin Trudeau persisted, shortly after losing Jane Philpott from his cabinet—which Bill Morneau said was because Philpott is Jody Wilson-Raybould’s “close personal friend.” A morning speech at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was closed to reporters “due to space restrictions.” An afternoon climate rally at a Canadian Tire in Regina was called off.
Faith Goldy remains the most popular Torontonian among white nationalists in Iowa. Steve King, the congressman once condemned for his endorsement of Goldy’s mayoral campaign, recently argued that his comments were being taken out of context. Regardless, yet another tweet suggests that he remains an avowed enthusiast of Goldy.
Shazam! shows more Hamilton variety
Michael Jackson hasn’t entirely vanished from the air. Quebec radio station owner Cogeco confirmed to the Canadian Press that they’ve stopped spinning Jackson following the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland. MJ oldies are still airing overnights in Toronto on Boom 97.3, but his catalogue evidently disappeared from 98.1 CHFI after the weekend.
Finally, the eternal Canadian centrefold saga
Peter Bogdanovich, the eccentric film director interviewed by Vulture, currently lives with Dorothy Stratten’s sister, Louise, and her mother. Stratten, a Vancouver Playboy Playmate, was murdered by her estranged husband when she was in a relationship with Bogdanovich. (He later married and divorced Louise.) Among the many Dorothy tributes was “Cover Girl,” this 1980 Cancon hit by Prism: