Now, you kids out dere, don't do disToronto school board trustee Nellie Pedro is going after Hockey Night In Canada's lovable lunatic, Don Cherry, but not for his right-wing rants. She's mad about his beer commercials. She's convinced that Molson's Bubba ads, featuring cans modelled after Cherry's trademark jackets, target kids. This may be a gender issue. Upfront has been assured that not just young boys but even drinking-age-and-beyond men find depictions of men being bitten in the balls by a dog or nailed in the nuts by a garden rake unbearably funny.
An expert in dreary, David Frum explains Canada - and his resignation from the National Post - to conservative Yanks on the National Review Web site
Is quixotic candidate Tom Jakobek making good on a lost bet with his laughable campaign for mayor? The tight-fisted stumblebum officially "launched" his run with a clumsy fundraiser that bagged only $60,000 of the $1 million needed for a mayoralty try. Even Jakobek's loaded father-in-law doesn't have the dough to make people forget the one-time budget chief's disastrous reign. With a hangman's people skills, Jacko still flogs the discredited "no tax increase" approach and is days away from trying to explain his role in the scandalous MFP computer deal. Time for Tenacious Tom to give it a rest.
Save your money, Jacko
Bowling for RaeliansUpfront is sure embattled filmmaker Michael Moore appreciates the support of His Holiness Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelians. While not offering to clone the guerrilla media man, Rael hopes to personally present Moore with his "honourary guide" award - and discuss a film project. Rael thinks Mike's Oscar speech was right-on. Reports that Moore is trying to get Rael to "honour" Charlton Heston have not been confirmed.
Too bad Canada's most famous heavyweight champ, George Chuvalo, bailed on the Hot Docs film festival's excellent closing-night gala, The Last Round. Director Joe Blasioli's first-rate flick is a sympathetic but honest look at the pugnacious pug and his Toronto fight with Muhammad Ali. The moody fighter was supposed to speak at two screenings, one a funder for George's own charity. Instead, he missed a chance to soak up some of the applause he craves.
Chuvalo KOs appearance