The other side of a shakeup at CTV
Blame gets cast at the old boys club
Jessica Mulroney’s clash on Instagram that led to her husband Ben stepping down from etalk (before he left all his hosting roles at CTV) led to a promotion for Tyrone Edwards. Two years later, longtime etalk personality Danielle Graham is suing Bell Media for $1.2 million, alleging she was fired in March after complaining about gender discrimination.
Singer gets hit with shingles
Searches for “What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?” soared after Justin Bieber shared details of the facial paralysis that led him to postpone tour dates, including in Toronto. Justin’s wife, Hailey Bieber, suffered a blood clot and mini-stroke in March, which has led to wondering if it’s because they were vaccinated or if it’s because they weren’t vaccinated.
CBC’s president has been pitching Hollywood. Catherine Tait touted the fact that the public broadcaster brought The Kids in the Hall, Simu Liu and Schitt’s Creek in telling the Producer’s Guild of America that the CBC is open for business. Currently, she’s hoping for another U.S. streaming breakthrough via The Porter, which is currently offered on BET Plus.
The latest tells on John Tory
Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro asked the city to end the pandemic-era weekend program that closes a street south of Rogers Centre to vehicular traffic. The mayor agreed to reconsider that which he previously defended. John Tory also attended the launch of an exhibit on what internal combustion engines hath wrought upon the climate:
Loretta Rogers dead at 83. The matriarch of the Rogers family had her final round in the spotlight as a bridge between daughters Melinda and Martha and son Edward—whose corporate vision ultimately prevailed. The daughter of a British politician, Loretta married Ted Rogers in 1963 and served as a corporate director of the telecom company for 58 years.
Finally, the anti-thought leader
Bimboism got some respect in a Canadian Press story, which added to momentum for Toronto Metropolitan University student Fiona Fairbairn’s development of the Bimbo Manifesto. “Teaching everyone how being stupid is the smartest thing you can do” is the tagline on her podcast, although most of her bimboism practice plays out on TikTok:
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