The Tragically Hip’s recent and likely farewell tour will be a documentary. Bell media says it has the working title “Man Machine Poem,” and will be out next year. Bell is partnering with Banger Films, which was behind the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.”
Bono is the first man to make Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year list. The Editor-in-chief says Bono will be recognized for his work with the “One” campaign to help women and girls in extreme poverty. His work on behalf of women “is incredibly cool and absolutely deserves applause.” Bono says in a statement men are “largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions.” He will be honoured with others including Gwen Stefani at a ceremony November 14th in Los Angeles.
The C-M-As will be shown live on A-B-C tonight. Get yer boots on and enjoy!
Michael Buble is headed back to the Juno Awards as host next year. This is his second stint hosting – the show is in April and will be broadcast live from Ottawa. Buble himself has 12 Junos.
Will Reeve, son of the late Superman star Christopher Reeve, will compete in the New York City marathon Sunday in honour of his late parents. Will’s father Christopher became a disabled-rights activist after he was paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident in 1995. Christopher suffered heart failure and died in 2004 at 52 years old, and just 17 months later, his mother Dana passed away from lung cancer at 44 years old. Will is looking to raise 35-thousand dollars for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the charity set up by his parents, which provides support for those with spinal-cord injuries and raises funds for medical research.
Dave Broadfoot, a Canadian comedian best known for regular appearances on CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, has died, his family confirmed to the CBC. He was 90. His many awards include the Juno Award for comedy recording, 13 Actra awards for writing and performing for radio and television, and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Canadian comedy. He was an officer of the Order of Canada and an honorary sergeant major of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.