The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is holding a celebrity bra auction -- with bras designed and autographed by celebrities including Celine Dion, Jann Arden, Atom Egoyan, Whoopi Goldberg and members of the Leafs and Raptors. The bras will be on display at the Sheraton Centre. All good. And nice to see the foundation loosening up a little. This is, after all, the same outfit that refused to endorse the Breast Of Canada calender because the photos of naked mammeries were deemed too risqué. Of course, if the foundation really wanted to be radical, it would burn those bras.
no fisting, please...
With the threat of terrorism ever-present, it seems Canada Customs still has the time to keep gay erotica from entering the country. Shipments of the book Cherry were detained at the border over a fist-fucking spread deemed "degrading" by Customs officials. Says editor Kathleen Bryson, "Cherry is an intelligent, highly lauded book that is streetwise, funny and sexy. I find myself flummoxed that mainstream novels combining extreme violence with graphic sex, like American Psycho, are allowed through when Cherry, in which the sex is between consenting adults, is not." Indeed, the folks at Customs can be pretty anal.
Councillors had very little good to say in their annual slagfest, aka media report card, about the men and women in the press gallery who cover them.
Here are a few of the barbs.
On the Star's Royson James: "Acts like the mayor. Should set up an extra bedroom in the mayor's office."
On the Globe's John Barber: "Too self-righteous. Work ethic should match wit. Needs to chill out. "
On Citytv's Adam Vaughan: "Has been invisible. Sometimes unfair, but fun."
On the Sun's Sue-Ann Levy: "Should be sent to Tibet -- and a community college to study journalism."
On our very own Don Wanagas: "Should get a job in David Miller's office. Has a way with words. "
Of course, the Donald rules.
lie of the week
The public opinion poll claiming that 75 per cent of Torontonians approve of an Island Airport expansion. We'd believe it if it weren't for the fact that the poll was commissioned by the Port Authority, which is stacked with Liberal appointees dying to see an expansion so Bombardier, a big Grit contributor, can make a killing on turboprop sales. It's probably no coincidence either that the poll was conducted by Pollara, whose senior vice-president of public affairs, Don Guy, happens to be provincial Grit leader Dalton McGuinty's campaign manager. Or that the fixed link to the airport is a pet project of Grit City Hall lobbyist Bruce Davis.