A study in contrast: The bad news is Justin Bieber let down his fans big time when he showed up hungover for a show at Britain’s V Festival – he apparently lip synced quite a bit and Beliebers were not impressed…the good news he admitted to the crowd that he was hung – the really bad news is that while he tried to explain away his abominable unprofessional behaviour –
THE OUTSTANDING NEWS IS…
Gord Downie was giving the performance of a life time to our nation after having braved brain surgery, radiation and chemo and continued to soldier on knowing and feeling terminal…unifying this country in a way that not even hockey or Tim’s or maple syrup has – or will ever.
Speaking of Gord and the hip – Eddie Vedder took a moment to honour Gord Downie at his band’s concert Saturday night…”There’s something going on north of the border tonight and it involves somebody that we consider a family member just cause they’re part of a group of touring musicians we’ve met over the years… a guy who’s got a band called Tragically Hip,” he explained the issue and added “He was very courageous and decided to take his group out on one last tour and tonight’s the last night of that run…So they’re up there, going through the emotions up there. I just want to send them our energy from our gathering up to their gathering up there, and wish the best to Mr. Gord Downie.”
And by the by – one third of Canadians tuned in to the show 11.7 million people
Ian Mckellen reportedly turned down a one and a half million dollar offer to officiate at Sean Parker’s wedding because the social media mogul wanted him to dress up as Gandalf. “So I said, ‘I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings’.”