#SPOTTED: CORUS ANNOUNCE THEIR 2019 FALL LINEUP AT UPFRONT
The 2019 Corus Upfront took place today in Toronto with several stars in town to unveil the media giant’s fall lineup. Among the surprises was Beverly Hills, 90210‘s much-hyped Reboot BH90210 getting a premiere date, Thursday, August 7, 2019 at 9 PM as announced in a video by Canada’s Jason Priestley. See the Trailer here.
Guests visiting the Studio during the daytime at Sugar Beach included:
•Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh)
•Tom Payne (Prodigal Son)
•Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle (The Young and the Restless)
•Arianne Zucker x Eric Martsolf (Days of our Lives)
•Lucas Till (MacGyver)
•Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke (Ricky & Morty)
•Sabrina Jalees x Patricia Heaton (Carol’s Second Act)
•Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley (Real Housewives of New York)
A mix of Influencers and Media sipped on Mojitos, Caesars and Mimosas, nibbling on a delectable spread by McEwan Foods, with a gorgeous Doughnut Wall by Glory Hole Doughnuts. They had the chance to mix and mingle with the stars who represent a vast range of programming ranging from Slice, newly-launched 24-hour adult cartoon betwork Adult Swim and core network Global.
Also announced was STACKTV, a new Television channel package available to Amazon Prime members in Canada, giving them access to hit Series from twelve Corus networks: Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse and YTV broadcast live and on-demand.
See some highlights and some of the stars in attendance:
A Little Late with Lilly Singh – Lilly Singh
MacGyver – Lucas Till
Real Housewives of New York – Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley
The Young and the Restless – Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle
Carol’s Second Act – Patrica Heaton x Sabrina Jalees
Mort and Hardy – Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke
Prodigal Son – Tom Payne
Days of our Lives – Eric Martsolf x Arianne Zucker
W Network and Showcase announced they will be home to these exciting acquisitions: Batwoman, Pearson, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene, Pennyworth, Party of Five and Swamp Thing. Returning for them are fan favourites Supergirl, Charmed, Outlander, The Good Fight, The Sinner, Legacies and many more.
ET Canada is set to embark in its 15th season on Global as Canada’s Most-Followed Entertainment Show. One of the Series’ personalities Carlos Bustamante hosted today’s Influencers and Media event.
Corus Specialty Networks also will be bringing back popular Series like Island of Bryan, Property Brothers, Vikings, Top Chef Canada and Home to Win, among others.
The party continued at Evergreen Brickworks where potential advertisers got a chance to see sneak peeks at some of the Corus programming where their products and services will be paired beside this Fall.
Morea at CorusEnt.com.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: CANADA’S TOP MUSIC ACTS AT YOUTUBE CANADA’S UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF CANADIAN MUSIC
In celebration of YouTube‘s upcoming streaming service launch in Canada, YOUTUBE MUSIC, the Country’s biggest stars in Music stepped-out at Rebel Night Club by Toronto’s waterfront to celebrate the occasion! Hosted by our v. own Lilly Singh, who has found meteoric international success as a YouTube star-turned-Entrepreneur, the packed house including a mixture of ad buyers, Music industry and contest winners.
The audience was treated to three-plus hours of genre-spanning Music including hot musical acts like Brett Kissel, Roy Woods, DVSN, Jessie Reyez, Johnny Orlando, The Glorious Sons, Charlotte Cardin, Scott Helman and headliner, Daniel Caesar. PartyNextDoor originally was to appear but had cancelled unfortunately, although the audience was more than delighted with the evening’s offerings.
Singh along with fellow YouTube personality Humble the Poet, unveiled her new puppy who sat patiently waiting on his mommy at the event with a handler. Singh tells the audience “This was the best decision I ever made”, own taking-on pet ownership. As a tribute to her hometown, she named the puppy “Scarborough” and he is adorable, being hoisted in the air without flinching to feverish cell phone snaps from the sea of adorers.
See some highlights of the night, which as touted truly was unforgettable!
Lilly Singh x Scarborough
“Daniel’s Caesar” – one of the Evening’s official cocktails
Brett Emmons, The Glorious Sons
Jenna Walker, The Reklaws
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: MICHAEL B. JORDAN IN TORONTO FOR “FAHRENHEIT 451”
Production is well under way for HBO‘s FAHRENHEIT 451, based on the Ray Bradbury Novel set in a dystopian world where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and where Firemen burn books.
In addition to serving as Executive Producer, the Film stars Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther) in its lead role. The Film stars also Michael Shannon as his mentor, whom he is at odds with trying to find greater humanity. Toronto’s Lilly Singh was just added to the Cast and Atomic Blonde star Sofia Boutella also stars.
While Shannon was in character, opting not to stop for photos, we spotted Jordan on a break filming on a campus in the east end into the late hours of the night. Very cautious not to be seen in wardrobe, Jordan stopped for a couple Selfies. He’s just as nice as we remember! Jordan, who next can be seen in Marvel‘s Black Panther as Erik Killmonger, last visited Toronto in 2015 for Creed.
See our Snap:
FAHRENHEIT 451 wraps production in September.
(Photo credit: HBO/Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: STARS IN TORONTO FOR 2017 IHEARTRADIO MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Known affectionately as the MMVAs, the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards took place in Toronto this weekend, honouring the best and hottest Music Videos. Co-hosting this year were Brampton’s own Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas, the latter who has appeared on multiple occasions dating back to his days with his fraternal trio.
In town for the occasion were a litany of talent including performers Imagine Dragons, Arkells, Camila Cabello (formerly of Fifth Harmony), Julia Michaels, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Lorde, Post Malone, DNCE (Jonas’ new band) and Niall Horan (formerly of One Direction).
Presenting awards this year are a who’s-who of television among the intended target audience of the awards show including KJ Apa (Riverdale), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Dove Cameron, Lilly Singh, Nikka Bella, Darren Criss (Glee), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Carly Rae Jepsen, Bea Miller and supermodel Martha Hunt.
Shutting down a portion of Queen Street at the famed Bell Media headquarters, fans lined the streets and braved the rain for the Red Carpet. The evening’s biggest winners included: A Tribe Called Red ft. Yasiin Bey, Black Bear and Narcy – R.E.D. for Video of the Year, Shawn Mendes – Mercy for Best Pop Video and iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year went to Lorde.
Most Buzzworthy Canadian Artist was awarded to Drake, who beat out Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Alessia Cara.
We spotted some of the stars of the 2017 iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards around town this weekend. Check out our Snaps!
See a complete list of winners here.
(Photo/video credit: MUCH/Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: LILLY SINGH BACK IN TORONTO FOR “HOW TO BE A BAWSE”
No rise has been quite as stratospheric as that of Lilly Singh, known online for her moniker IISuperwomanII, entertaining millions around the world on YouTube with her humorous short films, garnering several famous fans including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Hailing from Scarborough, but now residing in Los Angeles, Singh at age 28 came out of nowhere and kept rising to be known as the world’s highest-paid female YouTube Filmmaker, also ranking as the world’s third highest-paid YouTube star according to Forbes.
In town to promote her first book, an empowering self-help read HOW TO BE A BAWSE: A GUIDE TO CONQUERING LIFE, published by Doubleday Canada, Singh also took her tour to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox Wednesday night, before earning well-deserved day of rest. Today she was back at it promoting her book including visits to Bell Media’s Headquarters and Global Television’s The Morning Show.
In case you missed her, you will have a chance to catch her at Chapters Brampton this Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM, where she will meet a limited number of fans. More details here.
We’ve been wanting to meet Singh for a while now and really enjoyed the fast read that was HOW TO BE A BAWSE! It’s literally like reading advice from a friend and we love that many Toronto-related shoutouts she gives from our horrid winter weather to KISS 92.5 and her love for Drake. Despite it being literally freezing out, Singh, armed with a blanket and umbrella, was sweet to stop for a snap! More on it here.
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Doubleday Canada)
#EVENTS: YOUTUBE FAN FEST COMES TO TORONTO THIS MAY!
For the first time ever in North America, Youtube Fan Fest comes to Toronto this May! We are living in an age where legitimately YouTube Celebrities are making more of an impact than mainstream Stars and Guests at the upcoming show boast 59.9 million subscribers, with a cumulative 6.8 billion views! Hosting the Event this year are viral sensations Harley Morenstein and Epic Meal Time and headlining are the likes of IISuperwomanII (Lilly Singh), Fashion Guru Bethany Mota, Jenna Marbles and more.
Complete List of Guests:
Jenna Marbles (14.8 million subscribers)
Bethany Mota (8.4 million subscribers)
IISuperwomanII (5.3 million subscribers)
LaurDIY (1.4 million subscribers)
David Choi (992 thousand subscribers)
Michael Stevens of Vsauce (8.5 million subscribers)
Veritasium (2.2 million subscribers)
Kina Grannis (1 million subscribers)
Kurt Hugo Schneider (5.2 million subscribers)
Macy Kate (186 thousand subscribers)
JusReign (472 thousand subscribers)
Daniela Andrade (534 thousand subscribers)
Mike Tompkins (1.4 million subscribers)
Madilyn Bailey (2 million subscribers)
Harley Morenstein and Epic Meal Time (6.7 million subscribers)
YouTube Fan Fest s a free Event takes place Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at Yonge-Dundas Square. The Red Carpet starts at 5 PM EST and the main show will start at 8 PM EST.
For more, click here.
(Photo credit: YouTube)
#SPOTTED: STARS AT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “DR. CABBIE”
Amidst all the pre-Festival bustle, the Stars of brand-new Comedy DR. CABBIE kicked-off what surely will be a Parade of Stars in Toronto these next couple weeks! Drawing a large crowd of Supporters tonight along Richmond Street at Scotiabank Theatre, the new Film produced by Bollywood Legend Salman Khan and made in Toronto, is set to hit theatres late September.
In support of the night, several of the Cast and Crew graced the festive Red Carpet including Star/Writer Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory) and his lovely Wife Neha Kapur, Singer Karl Wolf, Rizwan Manji (Privileged), Newcomer Isabelle Kaif, Sangita Patel (Entertainment Tonight Canada), Rapper Kardinal Offishall, Viral Sensational Lilly “Wonderwoman” Singh, Executive Producer Ajay Virmani, Writers Manu Chopra & Ron Kennell, Director Jean-François Pouliot and several more.
Arriving fittingly in a Co-Op Cab, the Film’s three Leads Virmani, Nayyar and Kaif arrived to a warm reception from Fans, stopping to greet Fans along the barricades, a repeat of the fanfare seen outside Brampton SilverCity on Saturday night as a rumoured number of Fans in the thousands crowded for a glimpse of the Film’s Stars, namely its Megastar Producer Khan. Virmani was kind enough to greet the entire Red Carpet and especially took a moment out to thank us personally for our support for the Film. We’ve been keeping a tab on it since it began production here!
DR. CABBIE centers on a certified Physician named Dr. Deepak Chopra (Virmani) who moves to Canada, settling to make a living as a Cab Driver. After successfully delivering a baby in the back of his Cab, he decidedly turns it into a mobile Clinic.
See the funny Trailer:
eOne Films release DR. CABBIE on Friday, September 19, 2014.
“Like” Dr. Cabbie on Facbeook to see the official Livestream of tonight’s World Premiere.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/eOne Films)