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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead At 91

Hugh Hefner, the Playboy magazine founder who transformed the publishing industry by bringing sex and female nudity into the mainstream, has died.   He was 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc. said on Wednesday Hefner had peacefully died from natural causes at his home,

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Missing 78-Year-Old Man Found Dead

Gary Foster, the 78-year-old man from Alfred-Plantagenet who’s been missing since August 15, has been found dead by police. Yesterday, around 4 p.m., the OPP Canine Unit found Foster in a “dense wooded are” near Curran, according to a release. It

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Taylor Swift Ends Intrigue, Announces New Album In November

Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.   The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new

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George And Amal Clooney Donate US$1M To Fight Hate Groups

George and Amal Clooney are donating US$1 million to fight hate groups.   The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in

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Shania Twain To Tour Next Year, With Stops In Several Canadian Cities

Shania Twain has announced plans for a 2018 tour.   The Canadian country-pop superstar will first stop in Tacoma, Wash., on May 3 and will perform through the rest of the summer.   The tour ends Aug. 4 in Las

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One ‘Carrot’ Diamond: Woman’s Long-Lost Engagement Ring Found

It’s been 13 years since Mary Grams lost her engagement ring in the garden a secret she shared only with her son.   Now, Grams’ ring could be the talk of her small town, she said, after it was found

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Tips For Taking Better Photos Of Your Garden And Wildlife

So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighbourhood. And you’d love to capture all this natural beauty in photos.   Some tips from Tharp and other nature

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Loblaw Recalling Chicken Nuggets Over Salmonella Fears

Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it is recalling select packages of chicken nuggets out of what “an abundance of caution.”   The grocery chain says some packages of President’s Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets may expose consumers to salmonella if the nuggets

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60 Years Ago Lennon Met McCartney

On July 6th 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.   The future Beatles bumped into each other at a garden fete at St Peter’s Church in Woolton, where John’s skiffle band the Quarrymen were playing.

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Spam Is Turning 80. Here’s How the Canned Meat Took Over the World

Before “spam” was a word that represented unwanted emails, it was a word that represented the successful repackaging of unwanted meats. Spam — the square can of pork, salt, water, sugar, potato starch and sodium nitrite that first rolled off

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Health Canada Testing Banana Boat Sunscreens As Complaints Mount

A British Columbia mother says her 12-year-old son suffered burn injuries after using a Banana Boat sunscreen product.   Patrizia Fitch, of Victoria, said Tuesday that her son Daniel was left with severe blisters after wearing a Banana Boat sunscreen

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Celine Dion Appears Naked In Instagram Photo Published By Vogue

Quebec superstar singer Celine Dion has appeared naked in a photo published on Instagram by Vogue magazine.   The photo shows Dion, 49, sitting on a chair with her arms covering her breasts and her right leg crossed over her

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Man Surprises Girlfriend With Marriage-Proposal Tattoo He Tricks Her Into Inking On Him

One Colorado man sealed the deal with more than a ring.   Vinny Capaldo-Smith tricked his now-fiancée, Brooke Wodark, into inking on him her answer to his marriage-proposal.   The moment was caught on camera as tattoo artist Capaldo-Smith, 30, talked

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Mick Jagger Says Newspaper Editorial Saved Him From Prison

Rock superstar Mick Jagger says a newspaper editorial was responsible for helping him avoid prison for a minor drug offence in 1967.   The Rolling Stones frontman tells the Times of London on Saturday that he had been sentenced to

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Comedian, YouTube Celebrity Stevie Ryan Dead At 33

Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33.   Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says

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