Justin Bieber’s payday comes alive at 27
‘Timbiebs’ shove a backlash aside
A call for Justin Bieber to pull out of performing at the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from the Human Rights Foundation highlights how the style of Mohammed bin Salman is something celebrities should stand against. But then, Saudi aspirations are alive at Tim Hortons, with which Beiber is now collaborating with.
Alanis striking back with sitcom
The premiere of Jagged at the Toronto International Film Festival featured the sideshow of Alanis Morrissette saying this documentary about her was produced with a “salacious agenda.” But director Alison Klayman is still getting screen time on HBO. Morrissette now has a deal to develop an autobiographical ABC sitcom, Relatable.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray has been placed on administrative leave. “We recently became aware of accusations of improper professional conduct,” read the team’s statement about the NHL player turned executive. Daily Faceoff sources said Murray is alleged to have brought “pure daily mental warfare” to the workplace.
Natural governing stays intact
Justin Trudeau is heading to the first Three Amigos summit in five years next week in Washington, D.C., after a return of in-person Liberal caucus meetings in Ottawa. With that came NDP MP Charlie Angus revealing that informal talks were underway for the Liberal and NDP parties to forge an official alliance. But any such coalition won’t happen:
Struum is a streaming aggregator that Corus Entertainment can believe in. The concept of charging $4.99 a month for credits to redeem on over 40 services raised $7 million in a round led by Corus. Struum (which rhymes with “boom”) is also backed by Michael Eisner, who’s been trying to make streaming startups happen for years.
Finally, a film not to be copied
Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies is getting a Saturday night premiere November 27 via TVO, nine years after it cancelled a film ritual the former high school teacher hosted from 1974 to 1999. Yost died in 2011, at age 86, but his disciples were around to be interviewed outside, in the tradition of Saturday Night at the Movies: