Late night joke of the week

From Thursday’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Pittsburgh Penguins star Jordan Staal was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes last weekend while he was getting married. Not good — you never want to find out on your wedding night that your husband’s playing for the other team. Tweet

TONIGHT: Charlie Sheen seeks sitcom redemption with FX’s Anger Management

The return of Sheen.  Blue skies? Storm clouds? Will Charlie Sheen’s new FX comedy Anger Management be a hit?FX sure hopes so. Tonight’s opener (9 p.m. ET/PT) is the first of ten episodes ordered. If audiences still love Charlie, and the series ranks among the top cable offerings this summer, an order for 90 more… Read on

TONIGHT: Brand X with Russell Brand

Russell Brand: like Lloyd Robertson, only taller, British, more naked There are two new, big buzz FX series opening today–one you can see now in Canada and one you can not.The one crossing the border tonight is Brand X with Russell Brand, simulcast Thursday at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on the Rogers-owned specialty channel… Read on

This week’s podcast: more about those blonds

This week, CHML Talk Radio host Scott Thompson wanted to hear more about those three young blond women dressed in pink mini-dresses carrying the 6-foot inflatable penis around in Vegas. Scott has that kind of journalisticly inquisitive, investigative mind.As mentioned here previously, I was in Vegas covering an upcoming Travel + Escape channel series, the… Read on

The Brioux Report: soccer Canada’s No. 1 show

It’s happened. The most-watched TV show of the week in all of Canadais a soccer game (Sunday’s UEFA England/Italy tilt). Somewhere, Don Cherry weeps. Beyond TSN’s Euro 2012 coverage, the NHL Awards were still a decent draw on CBC. Summer doldrums have set in, however, and despite strong showings by domestic dramas The Listener, Saving… Read on

That’s a wrap: final days on the Flashpoint set

The cast and crew gather on the set for one last shot. Class dismissed Closure is hard to come by on a TV series. For the folks behind Flashpoint, it arrived this week.I was on the set Monday in Toronto when the main cast members gathered for their final scene together. Can’t spill the details–the… Read on

What I learned in Vegas stays in Vegas

LAS VEGAS–Some observations about this freaky little town in the dessert from Captain Obvious:Ladies here always seem happy to help a fella from out of town out with a pointer or two (see photo, above). These kids were getting thrown out of the Wynn Thursday night for bringing their giant inflatable penis into the casino.… Read on

Vegas Day Two: paddling by air, land and sea

Brioux and the Bryans. Want an interview? Jump in the lake LAS VEGAS–Had a breathtaking opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the route the Paddling Bryans took along the Colorado river Thursday on a helicopter tour of Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon. Much thanks to publicist extraordinaire Nikki Lamb Tudico and Travel… Read on