Kelly Bedard

“True Love” will be a sporadic new feature in which I tell you about things in pop culture of which I’m an unabashed fan, whether it’s an embarrassing thing to admit or not. Love is how we all felt about Parks & Recreation, True Love is maintaining that Super Fun Night was the best sitcom […]

  Billie Marlow

The Stanley Cup. The name induces a sense of respect, honour and tradition. As the holy grail of trophies, it’s legacy and those of the names engraved on the silver and nickel cup shines through the dreams of hockey aficionados. It has been spurring generations of players to 5 am morning practices, gruelling games and […]

  Greg Dalgetty

If you were anything like me in high school, you had a bit of trouble getting dates. I was scrawny. I had acne. I lacked the confident, I-don’t-give-a-damn-what-you-think-of-me attitude I have today. And I had a terrible haircut. Acne and confidence issues are normal for adolescents, but there was absolutely no excuse for that haircut. […]

  Greg Dalgetty

“Choose the form of the Destructor!” So spake Gozer the Gozerian during the climactic scene of Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters found themselves atop Dana Barrett’s apartment building, prepared for an epic battle with supernatural forces, and poor Ray Stantz couldn’t help himself. He was only thinking of the most innocuous memory from his childhood—the Stay Puft […]

  Leeman Kessler

With babygeddon almost upon me, I have found it increasingly difficult to find the time to gather people and play games. There are just too many trips to Babies Я Us that need to take place and so I am left looking at a wall of board games and trying to figure out which ones will provide […]

  Matt Dodge

Some would argue that Breaking Bad is the best television show on the air right now. Some would say that Breaking Bad is the best television show of all time. With the massive media blitz leading up to last week’s premiere, we’ve been inundated with articles, reviews, think pieces, and blog post all eager to […]

  Kelly Bedard

There’s not a lot that needs to be said about this, the best Video of the Week (day? how often am I supposed to do this feature again?) Ever! Basically, actress Mary McCormack (you remember her, the military gal who somehow ended up with Will Bailey) has a sister (Bridget Mary McCormack) in politics who […]

  Kelly Bedard

*UPDATE* Before you read this article, you should know that just a few minutes ago Lawrie and Arencibia’s good friend and former housemate Travis Snider was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was pulled out of the Seattle game in the 8th inning to head south in exchange for RHP Brad Lincoln. Snider’s been with the Jays […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Olympics are finally upon us and as the Opening Ceremonies wrap up in London, we thought we’d share with you our favourite bit of pre-Olympic coverage so far. Just a second- truth time. My name is Kelly, and I don’t know anything about sports (shocker, I know). Actually, that’s not entirely true- I know […]

You may or may not have read my I-Hate-Mr.-Darcy-Books rant. If you did, bully for you. If you didn’t, you can catch up here. As the moniker I’ve given it implies, I do not like Mr. Darcy books. At all. For various reasons, but mostly because they’re not really very good. Anyway, we’ve been down […]

  Kelly Bedard

Today’s Video of the Day (look! I’m doing it ALMOST, sort of, every day now!) comes from the great Philip DeFranco, who is officially my new favourite person. Here he takes on the race “controversy” surrounding the Hunger Games casting, the George Zimmerman fiasco and a couple other things with the sort of refreshing “are […]

  Kelly Bedard

This isn’t really a post about theatre. But, Come On People, is seven branches not enough? Can’t poetry be filed under “books”, solitaire under “games”, dance under “theatre”, bowling under “sports”? (I jest, I don’t write about bowling. Or solitaire… at least not yet). This is me arbitrarily deciding that Stand-Up Comedy officially goes under […]

  Kelly Bedard

All Republicans wake up thinking “You know what would be cool? To be in a rap video!”. You just know they do. Now, we here at My Entertainment World are supporters of Romney, or, at least we’re supporters of his generally sane-seeming bid for the right to lose to Obama in November (as opposed to […]

  Kelly Bedard

This is where My Entertainment World synergy comes in handy. Our most recent Sports Superstar of the Week (My Sports) is the subject of the latest 10-minute-musical from Stratford Shakespeare Festival company member Kevin Yee (My Theatre). Thus, dear MyEntWorld reader, you should enjoy this:

  Kelly Bedard

Whether you love or hate Courtney from this season of The Bachelor (love because she’s hilarious and undermines the absurdity of the whole cheesy concept; hate because she’s frosty at best, evil at worst), this video is sheer genius. With the lovely chorus of taunting “I got the ro-ose” and feature commentary from a puppet-mouthed […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

NOTE: It’s hard being Jewish at Christmas time, but nothing is quite as difficult as dealing with the complete dearth of Hannukah movies. In trying to put the “mukkah” into the 24 days of Christmas, I decided I needed at least two Hannukah offerings. Unfortunately, 8 Crazy Nights is the only one that even exists, […]

  Kelly Bedard

As anyone whose seen Hugo will appreciate, film is a superbly moving medium with a rich history and millions of facets. Nothing captures just how much the films of 2011 have spoken to that fact quite like this brilliant YouTube montage celebrating 143 of the best, the worst and the most diverse films of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I went to University in Boston. Don’t ask me why but I had it in my head that I had to leave home after highschool, live in another city (another country, as it turned out), get some space from the town where my parents live, where I’d spent all of highschool and lived since I […]

Behind-the-Scenes with Richard & Hosanna
  Kelly Bedard

Canadian theatre icon Seana McKenna’s take on the title villain in Richard III was one of the star attractions of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 season; Gareth Potter’s ballsy (forgive the pun) and brash turn as disillusioned drag queen Hosanna in Michel Tremblay’s heartwrenching play of the same name was a personal highlight. Their physical […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last week Project Runway played host to Saskatchewan- based rock band The Sheepdogs. The winners of Rolling Stone’s “Choose the Cover” competition, the guys became the first unsigned band to grace the cover of the famous magazine. They’ve since been signed by Atlantic and raking in awards along with appearing in the Project Runway tie-in […]

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival has already announced their 2012 lineup, but other than Christopher Plummer’s return in A Word or Two, the casting still remains largely a mystery. So, before my dreams are dashed by the inevitability of some of my favourites not returning, I thought I’d speculate about what would be my ideal casting. […]

A couple times a year, one of young Toronto’s more engaging performers steps out from behind the piano where he spends most of his time accompanying other acts (like Sharron Matthews) or playing at Statlers Piano Bar (every Tuesday night) and assembles a crazy cast of characters to accompany him to the cabaret stage (usually […]

Fun with Shakespeare
  Kelly Bedard

Even if you’re not a bard lover, this video by impressionist Jim Meskimen, featuring Clarence’s speech from Richard III, is a load of laughs and crazy impressive. Check it out.

  Kelly Bedard

Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman who won hearts in his endearing SNL appearance this year, won minds on Tuesday when he kicked a fan out of his concert for fighting. Pissed off, he stopped in the middle of a song, laid down a few choice words like the soon-to-be classic “You don’t come to […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This little Game of Thrones thing sure is exploding, isn’t it? I did a piece a little while ago on Event Books, and next Tuesday’s (ONE WEEK!) release of the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons, has me in a tizzy unseen since at least the last […]