ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Hot A&E stories in brief
Eeeek! Cher to say farewell in T.O.
Cher's final North American show EVER will take place at the
SkyDome Skytent in Toronto this Halloween. Scary, isn't it?
Even scarier is she'll be bringing the Village People, Sister
Sledge and Thelma Houston with her. It'll be the 200th show
on the Living Proof/Farewell tour and the third stop in Toronto
for the 500-year-old performer.
Britney and Metallica to play AMAs
Britney Spears, Metallica, Hilary Duff and Ashanti are slated
to perform on this year's American Music Awards which will
air on Nov. 16. It should be yet another boring and conservative
show as the AMAs are a Dick Clark production and frankly, Dick
sucks. Even sadder is the host will be Jimmy Kimmel.
The West Wing wins again
At last Sunday's Emmy awards, The West Wing proved to be king
as it was crowned best drama for the fourth time. Everybody
Loves Raymond picked up best comedy series. In acting categories,
The Sopranos' James Gandolfini and Edie Falco won for best
actor and actress in a drama, while Will & Grace's Debra Messing
and Monk's Tony Shalhoub snapped up the top acting awards for
Old people love reality TV too
The W network is set to air a new reality dating show Ñ with
contestants who are 40 and over! Featuring "mature" singles,
divorcées and widows, the show, titled Second Time Around,
will begin taping in the Toronto area in November and begin
running in February. If your mom or dad is looking for a second
time around, tell them to call 416-224-0001 to get on the show.
Love takes time
To avoid getting lost amongst the barrage of music coming
out in the next few months, Courtney Love has postponed the
release of her first solo record America's Sweetheart to Feb.
10. The new date will allow for a Valentine's Day tie-in: Love,
Sweetheart and best of all, it's being released by Virgin.
Breaking up is hard to do
UK boyband trio BBMak have gone their separate ways, as have
Everclear who are best known for their modern rock hit "Santa
Monica." Possibly the most shocking turn of events since the
Spice Girls called it quits, these unfortunate break-ups have
saddened... no one.
The Lotus Centre for Yoga and Health hosts an evening of Indian
classical music with sitar player Partha Bose and tabla player
Ravi Singh on Saturday...