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The late great Canadian comedian Dave Broadfoot titled his 2002 autobiography, “Old Enough to Say What I Want.” That philosophy is shared — and exploded to bits — in Hey Lady!, an edgy and hilarious new digital series premiering Friday on CBC Gem. Lady, played by Jayne Eastwood, is a 75-year-old senior who tells us

Last Saturday, Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and James Corden played Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, French president Emanuel Macron and British PM Boris Johnson on the opening sketch on Saturday Night Live. They were joined by Alex Baldwin as U.S. president Donald Trump. The week before, when Will Farrell hosted, he was joined by former

People are still upset about that “Simpsons come to Canada” episode that aired last Sunday. Most of the ruckus, however, comes from south of the border. It seems the good folks of Buffalo, N.Y., are ready to sic Cellino & Barnes on the show’s writing team — including the co-writer of “D’oh Canada,” Exeter, Ont.,

Earlier this week I spoke with CHML’s afternoon host Scott Thompson about Disney’s US$71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, an entertainment industry power move that took two years to finalize. Besides the movie division and access to films such as “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Deadpool,” Fox’s TV holdings are vast and international. They include Twentieth

On Sunday, I will “take off” for the SCTV reunion at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. CHML’s Scott Thompson had plenty of questions about Martin Scorsese’s upcoming SCTV documentary, which has just been picked up in Canada by CTV. Smart move, Bell. Not a lot of details are known at this point about the project,

First of all, these aren’t really podcasts. This is me blathering on the radio. I used to speak once-a-week with CHML’s Scott Thompson but we kick around TV issues less frequently now. Apparently there are other things happening in the world! This week was spoke at length about the death of David Cassidy and how

Don’t even try to get me on the phone the day after the Emmy Awards. Starting Monday morning at 6am, I was on the blower with radio stations across the country, all looking for Emmy analysis as well as insights into the fall TV season that is already underway. Eleven of those calls were from