Say a little prayer for whatever comes next

Dionne Warwick only does so much

Globe and Mail columnist Elizabeth Renzetti identified her brother as a popular prank protester at a generally genuine anti-vaccine protest at Toronto General Hospital, which also drew Dr. Raghu Venugopal to counter-protest in scrubs. Similar hospital pickets happened across Canada, leading to debate over the tolerance level for demonstrations.


The temperamental Trudeau

Justin Trudeau said he agreed with the impatience on certain issues during a Global News interview that ended with him ornery about not getting to his preferred topics. But in the wake of assault charges related to gravel throwing, the PM clapped back at hecklers in B.C.: “Isn’t there a hospital you should be going to bother right now?


Linda O’Leary was found not guilty of carless driving in the Lake Joseph boat crash. She had been facing a maximum $10,000 penalty for charges related to the August 2019 collision that killed two people. Mercifully, her husband, Kevin O’Leary, never stopped making memes with text like “Money is my military, each dollar a soldier.”


A thing Elon Musk can’t buy

“Tax the Rich” on a dress worn by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provided the biggest headlines from the revived Met Gala in New York, with which the likes of Dan Levy and Simu Liu could only wish to compete. The costume ball also had Grimes saluting Dune, and using the red carpet to ask Joe Biden for a green card because she loves America:


Drake contracting COVID-19 factored into Nicki Minaj’s explanation that she hasn’t been vaccinated—but it’s also because her cousin’s friend’s testicles got swollen. In other news, Certified Lover Boy tracks are blanketing Billboard charts, even if the finished product ultimately led to critical questions like “Is Drake Tired of Drake?”


Finally, walking on by for life

Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over supplied more star wattage than the typical 2021 Toronto International Film Festival premiere, thanks to its subject crossing the border. This supplied Shinan Govani with a snap of Warwick buying jeans at the Bay—a pair she possibly wore for interviews—along with other old-school sightings: