Late Night joke of the week

From Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kimmel addresses speculation that the Oscar screw-up was some sort of planned prank. As I walked offstage, people started to speculate that maybe I was pulling a prank. Which… trust me – if I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn’t have just had the wrong winner’s name… Read on



This week’s podcast: the wrong envelope please

Scott Thompson called Monday to talk day-after Oscar fiasco. I explain to the CHML Hamilton News Radio host how mistakes are gold on live TV and how this is now the Best Oscars Ever. Scott says he was tipped off when some guy wearing a head set was running around on stage during the Best… Read on


Spectacular screw-up ends Oscars’ Best. Night. Ever

“Guessing that’s not the first time Warren Beatty has called out the wrong name at the end of the night.” The Twittersphere had a field day with the crazy mixed up 89th Annual Academy Awards. The above witticism was contributed by Modern Family writer/producer Danny Zuker. Oscar So What turned into Oscar — so, Whaaaat??… Read on


Jimmy Kimmel hosts star-studded Trump roast

I’m glad Jimmy Kimmel is finally getting his chance to host the Academy Awards. Nonetheless, I’ve never been less interested in the Oscars in my entire life. Oscars So White has become Oscars So What. It doesn’t help that I seldom go to movies anymore. I like comedies. Finding a comedy you want to pay to… Read on



Rock stones Oscars followed by three long hours

Had to fly to St. John’s, Nfld., dark and early with the Oscars still in my head. On location today, so here is my quick two cents on the annual Hollywood statue fest: I loved Chris Rock’s opener. No song, no dance, no opening clip montage, just straight ahead Rock in concert, finding the nerve… Read on


This week’s podcast: Trudeau Justin time to save CBC?

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to talk about the election. “Does this mean CBC is out of danger?” asks Scott. There have been hints from the Liberals that they will find more money for arts and culture in general. Whether this translates into automatically replacing the $150 million the Harper government cut over three… Read on


Tonight: come for the Oscars, stay for Kimmel’s “After the Oscars” party

Sunday is the 87th annual Academy Awards 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC, CTV). We’re supposed to just call them the Oscars now, just like we’re supposed to stop using roman numerals for Super Bowl’s after next year’s Lth, but screw that. If you love shampoo ads, there’s a 90-minute red carpet pre-show. Ninety minutes!! So five hours… Read on


Ellen DeGeneres: worst Oscar host ever

DeGeneres poses with her writers David Letterman, your reign of error is over. Ellen DeGeneres is now the worst Oscar host ever.DeGeneres mailed it in Sunday in a performance that at best could be called minimal. Much of her involvement with the three-and-a-half hour broadcast looked like a rehearsal.The daytime talk show host skipped what… Read on