How much was John Derringer paid to go away?
You think the company will answer?
Questions about a payout of between $6 million and $8 million were officially deemed “speculative and uninformed” by Corus Entertainment upon being asked about John Derringer’s exit from Q107 Toronto. Jennifer Valentyne, the former co-host whose comments initiated a workplace investigation, hopes for more accountability to come.
A festive special for shareholders
The railway station newsstand business that morphed into Cara Operations, which went public seven years ago, now has controlling shareholder Fairfax offering to take it private. After the 2018 name change, Recipe Unlimited merged with the Keg and acquired other brands like plant-based Fresh Restaurants—which are getting a national expansion.
BuzzFeed has seen a 19% attention decline amidst its falling stock. But the newly public company hopes to weather a recession with a greater focus on “short-form vertical video.” For the Canadian operation, which initially launched with wide editorial ambitions, the focus shifted to deals with independent creators aspiring to actually get paid.
CBC agenda gets a pushback
The Canadian Media Producers Association wants the feds to reject the CBC’s recent licence renewal from the CRTC, as it traded an obligation to commission independent producers while adding a 30% diversity provision. Meanwhile at TikTok, which has lobbied against similar supervision, the play involves displaying initiative of its own:
That time Anne Heche did a book event at Indigo in Toronto on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. An account of the Call Me Crazy reading survives via the now-deceased movie critic for the Orlando Sentinel, who was otherwise covering the film festival that week. Heche’s recent fiery car wreck has left her in a coma with severe burns.
Finally, a beach house in Mailbu
Carly Rae Jepsen revealing that she joined a dating app during the pandemic is a suitable confession for promoting an upcoming album called The Loneliest Time. Its single releases so far perpetuate the premise of a pop star who actually stopped charting several years ago, but rules are different in the metaverse: