Canadians are remembering the life and legacy of Gord Downie after hearing the news of his passing yesterday at the age of 53. The Tragically Hip front man and indigenous rights activist succumbed to an aggressive form of brain cancer on Tuesday night, surrounded by his family.
Tributes have been pouring in from all over the country for Gord Downie. More than 100,000 people tweeted about his passing. Toronto Maple Leafs held a moment of silence before their game last night; Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen took to Twitter to remember Gord and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held an emotional press conference remembering his friend:
Donald Trump is in hot water for a comment he allegedly made to the widow of a US soldier killed in action – telling her, “he knew what he signed up for.” Now the father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year claims Trump offered him a cheque for $25,000 during his call of condolences. A spokesperson for the White House says the cheque was sent…but according to the father, the cheque never came.
Things are getting serious between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez – they’ve been together for less than a year, but the two are reportedly ready to move in together. And according to a source, moving in isn’t the only thing they are looking to do together – they’re also looking at businesses they can invest in together.
A leaked image of this year’s Starbucks holiday cup design shows a a hand-drawn motif featuring doves, presents, snowflakes…and a CHRISTMAS TREE. In the past, Starbucks came under fire for not showcasing Christian Christmas symbols like last year’s simple red cups? Those caused a Twitter storm and calls for protesting the chain. We’ll see the new cups in a few weeks…
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