By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson dated for roughly 155 days. The filming of Titanic lasted five days longer and, when you think about it, had a similar ending. Did you know the eastern chipmunk can remain inside a burrow nearly seven months longer than Ariana and Pete shacked up? If this relationship were a can of StarKist tuna, it would still have three to five years of shelf life. Why am I boring you with these numerical correlates? To make a simple point: Davidson may well spend his remaining years regretting those 223,200 minutes. For a love that lasted a blink of an eye, his future is suddenly blinded. After they broke up two weeks ago, Davidson is not just the bad guy — he’s up against a girl who can do no wrong. Article Continued Below Now, look. I don’t want any trouble with the Arianators. Ms. Grande’s fans are fiercely loyal and, if I’m being honest, scary. … [Read more...] about Pete Davidson is back on his heels, so why keep kicking him in the butt?
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The silly season persists, I observe. Take this as a shining example of ab irato: the Pooterish cockalorum Nigel Pike, in his rush to support the unsupportable, has found a new word, used in the letter by me he refers to: nictitate, and with it he threatens apoplectic froth. Such is his gushing revelation, he desperately offers us a definition. Oh, dear; I’m truly sorry if I’ve touched that exposed nerve again, Nige. There’s more: The fact that Trump was eventually shamed into offering what Nigel calls his “immediate” tweet, or belated condolences to the bereaved McCain family (with no mention of the deceased, we note) is neither here not there, and with lowered, raised, and lowered again half-mast flags notwithstanding. In supporting his vainglorious work of creative fiction, the klazomaniac Mr Pooter-Pike offers us this shameless fanfaronade: “The notion that anyone [sic] with views to the right of Stalin is necessarily a white-skinned, … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘grieving’ was over in the blink of an eye
NEW YORK: An eye-catching Bluetooth-enabled yellow stylus, loads of storage space, an intelligent camera, and more – Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Thursday (Aug 9).Or, to be more precise, much of it was a confirmation of the premium smartphone’s features following various online leaks way before the launch held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where Samsung also announced a new Galaxy Watch and smart speaker.BATTERY AND STORAGETaking note of just how much Galaxy Note users use their phones, Samsung has beefed up the Galaxy Note 9 in terms of power and storage to keep up with the demands of work, gaming, watching movies and more throughout the day.Its 4,000mAh battery is the biggest ever on a Samsung phone – 21 per cent bigger than the Galaxy Note 8. It also offers the fastest network speed, capable of up to 1.2 gigabits per second (GBPS), meaning superfast streaming and downloading of movies, … [Read more...] about First look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – and its Bluetooth stylus
By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., June 12, 2018 Spoiler alert: Pixar’s new animated short Bao will make you tear-up over steamed buns. The eight-minute film that will be screened before Incredibles 2, starting this Friday in theatres, is getting extra buzz in Toronto because its director Domee Shi grew up in East York, and also happens to be the first woman to direct a Pixar short. Bao tells the story of a lonely empty-nester Chinese mom who re-enters motherhood when she makes a steamed bao and it magically comes to life. It’s a short that’s equally funny and heart-wrenching, much like all Pixar films. Bao explores the mother-child relationship through a Chinese immigrant lens (Shi and her family immigrated from China when she was 2. After college she moved to Oakland, Ca., to work at Pixar. That was seven years ago). I spoke with the 28-year-old storyboard artist, who has worked on Pixar films such as Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and the … [Read more...] about Pixar’s new animated short pays tribute to moms, Chinese food and Toronto
By Rosie DiManno Star Columnist Thu., April 19, 2018 Tick-tick-tick … The big bong is swinging for the Leafs. Down three games to one in their playoff rumble with the Bruins. Not doing much rumbling about it at all, really, sinking 3-1 below the surface, air bubbles popping. Start here: Twenty-eight seconds. Article Continued Below Time enough for about 13 blinks of an eye. Or about 40 heartbeats, for an average human being. Or, at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, one stunned-silent shudder. It was the length and breadth of Game 4 playoff hockey it took to jolt the crowd out of its rollicking Game On mood, twitchy maybe but cautiously confident in their Maple Leafs. And then abruptly the Bruins were up 1-0. Not that it foretold anything, of course. Heck, more than 59 minutes were left, minimum. But a distinct dread took hold in the bones — that this was going to be hard, maybe the toughest confrontation in the series thus far, each … [Read more...] about Things go south for Leafs in the blink of an eye