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Western’s big weekend About 10,000 alumni expected on campus as UWO gears up for homecoming-weekend events Purple, proud and pumped. That just about sums up the atmosphere as Western students get ready for homecoming weekend. Simply put: “It’s huge,” said Sasha Madhavji, a Western student and homecoming co-ordinator for the University Students’ Council. “(It’s about) showcasing our pride and instilling that in our students.” It’s also about tent parties, pancake-and-keg breakfasts, football and parades.

Students have been in purple mode all week — literally cleaning out a USC booth selling homecoming apparel. But the real action starts Friday, when

University of Western Ontario students Rachel Hunt, 19, and Syed Asad Hussain, 21, show off their purple pride Thursday inside Western’s University Community Centre.

floats will be built for Saturday’s homecoming parade. The parade, aside from partying, is one of the weekend’s biggest highlights. It starts at 9:30 a.m. outside

Students will have big kickoff Friday Parade starts Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Centennial Hall and makes its way back to campus. The Mustangs’ homecoming football game against York University starts at 1 p.m. at TD Waterhouse Stadium. While current students are showing all their purple spirit, thousands of alumni are expected to flood back onto campus. In

some cases, they’ll be reliving their glory days with alumni sports matches. Other events will honour some of the school’s most distinguished former students. Those include Ted Hessel, a 1967 graduate who will receive the college’s highest alumni honour, and Sarah Richardson, a 1993 graduate and Home and Garden Television personality. ANGELA MULLINS

On the road again: Zero-tolerance policy in effect As the homecoming festivities get rolling at Western, London police are reminding people to play it safe. Mainly, police are reminding people to keep alcohol off the roads. The RIDE program will be out in full force this weekend and a zero-tolerance approach will be taken with drivers who have been drinking, police said in a statement. ANGELA MULLINS


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Anti-abuse campaign begins Shine the Light merchandise available now Effort aims to educate the public, paint London purple November is Woman Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Ontario ANGELA MULLINS

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London is about to go purple. At least that’s how leaders of the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign want things to go. Although the 30-day effort doesn’t start until Nov. 1, the event lineup was announced Thursday and the London Abused Women’s

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Eighty-eight people took the 26-storey plunge as part of the Drop Zone fundraiser, raising about $135,000 for Easter Seals Ontario, which helps children and young adults conquer physical disabilities. And the event was a success, topping the fundraising goal by $35,000.

Centre has started selling a little bit of everything purple — from light bulbs to bracelets. Purple — billed as a symbol of courage and survival — has come to symbolize the fight against abuse like pink symbolizes breast cancer. Showing support for the fight is a portion of the campaign’s goal. It’s also an opportunity to raise

Lambeth student a true ‘champion’ Ally Poole, a student at Lambeth Public School, has been named a 2011-12 Champion Child. Ally will represent Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Health Foundation during Children’s Miracle Network events in Ottawa and at Walt Disney

World. Ally was born with a rare birth defect that affects the growth and development of her left leg. After four major operations, Ally’s determination has paid off and she is now an active 12 year old. METRO

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The number of women the London Abused Women’s Centre helps each year. awareness about the number of women who suffer abuse and where that abuse happens, said Megan Walker, executive director

Day will promote safe community Locomotive supplier ElectroMotive Canada is hosting a Safe Community Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plant tours, family activities and a barbecue with all proceeds going to the United Way. METRO

of the women’s centre. “This is an issue that impacts all women … only because of their gender,” Walker said. “The most dangerous place for a woman continues to be their home.” Shine the Light is in its second year and got its start after two London police officers learned about a similar campaign in New York. Police will be sup-

porting the campaign by placing purple decals on patrol vehicles during November. This year’s campaign literature has been translated into French, Spanish and Arabic to make it more multicultural, Walker said. For a full schedule of events and Shine the Light merchandise, check out lawc.on.ca, or call 519-4322204.

Culture Days bring the world to London You can get a closer look at the artistic side of the Forest City this weekend during the many events being held as part of Culture Days. The London Arts Council kicks things off Friday night at Museum London with entertainment from around the world, includ-

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Relax. Play your game, move the puck. He’s got your back. “With Housie in nets, it’s unreal,” Knights defenceman Troy Donnay said about Michael Houser. “You can make mistakes — even though you don’t want to — and you know he’s there for you. “Just having him back there, it’s a completely different mental aspect of the game because you just trust him so much more.” Two games into the season, Houser has been one puck from perfect. Heading into Thursday’s games, Houser has faced more shots (82) and stopped more (81) than any other goalie in the

Knights notes One goal. Michael Houser has only allowed one goal this season and was named CHL goaltender of the week NHL Camps. All Knights players attending NHL camps have returned to London. The final two

Partnership to create inroads for businesses: Fontana The city has formed a partnership with a Chinese

Michael Houser

OHL. His goals-against average is so small, it’s barely an average at all: 0.48. But enough numbers. Let’s hear from Houser. “You get points throughout the season when you feel you’re in the zone, and that’s how I’ve felt to start the season,” he said before a practice recently at the back: Jarred Tinordi (from Montreal on Wednesday) and Scott Harrington (from Pittsburgh on Thursday). Action. The Knights (2-00-0) return to action Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the John Labatt Centre against the Sudbury Wolves (0-20-0).

company that Mayor Joe Fontana is billing as a chance for local businesses to make inroads overseas. Chongqing Jinshan Science and Technology, which researches and develops medical devices,

JLC. “There’s probably no better way to start the season than that. I want to keep that throughout the season — consistency is my goal.” Houser hopes his stellar play will land him a contract with an NHL team. He spent more than a week at the Philadelphia Flyers camp this summer. The Flyers told him they had six goalies under contract, but three of them become free agents after the 2011-12 season. “They said if I play well, then I have a chance there,” said Houser, 19. “It’s hard not to think about it, but then again you just have to go out and play your game because if you don’t play well and you have a bad season, then nothing positive is going to come out of that.” Whalers. The Knights visit the Plymouth Whalers on Saturday night. Rating. Defenceman Troy Donnay leads London with a plus/minus rating of +5. For tickets, visit londonknights.com.

has committed to establishing its North American headquarters in London, officials announced Thursday. It could be several years before the company has offices ready to go. METRO

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty greets 5-years-old Jack Bishop in the crowd at a campaign rally in London on Thursday. DAVE CHIDLEY/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Alleged banana thrower ‘mortified’, lawyer says Chris Moorhouse was officially charged Wednesday If convicted, he faces a maximum fine of $2,000 COURTESY AM980/AM980.CA

A London man who threw a banana at a black hockey player during a shootout was only trying to keep his favourite team in the game and had no idea his actions could be construed as racist, his lawyer said Thursday. Faisal Joseph said Chris Moorhouse is “mortified” and overcome with remorse for his role in the incident, which sparked an international furor, drew condemnation from the NHL and led to an apology from Mayor Joe Fontana. Joseph said Moorhouse, 26, was caught up in the

Chris Moorhouse

drama of an overtime shootout when he lobbed the banana at Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Sim-

monds on Sept. 22. Simmonds had just forced the game into overtime with a third-period goal and was approaching Detroit goalie Jordan Pearce during a tiebreaking shoot-out. Detroit went on to win the pre-season game 4-3. Joseph said Moorhouse has freely confessed to throwing the fruit, which he bought at London’s John Labatt Centre where the game was played. Moorhouse had no idea that hurling bananas at black athletes could be seen as hateful or racially motivated, said Joseph. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Tweets offer glimpse into mood patterns Twitter confirms it: People tend to wake up in a good mood and are happiest on weekends. The fast-paced forum is offering scientists a peek at real-time, presumably littlefiltered human behaviour and thoughts. Cornell University researchers turned to the microblog to study mood and found a pretty consistent pattern. The researchers analyzed English-language tweets from 2.4 million people in 84 countries, more than 500 million of the brief, conversation-like exchanges sent over two

years. They used a computer program that searched for words indicating positive mood — happy, enthusiastic, brilliant — or negative mood — sad, anxious, fear. What they found: Unless you’re a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening. Aha, you might think, going to work and related hassles like traffic explain that pattern. After all, there was more positive tweeting on the weekend.

Twitter tales The researchers also examined tweets in the United Arab Emirates, where Friday and Saturday are considered the weekend. Sure enough, they found the same daily pattern, even though the workday tends to begin earlier there than in the West, and the same weekend pattern. There are cautions about studying Twitter postings: Their authors tend to be younger, and may be more affluent and better educated than average.

Work-related stress may play some role but it can’t explain why that same midday dip occurs on the weekend, too, said lead researcher Scott Golder, a Cornell graduate student. Instead, the pattern probably is due to the effects of sleep and our 24hour biological clock, the so-called circadian rhythms that signal when it’s time to sleep and to wake, Golder and Cornell sociologist Michael Macy reported. Their study appears in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore, second from left, and Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, right, with UFC fighters Yves Jabouin, left, and Mark Hominick. SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ready for a fight MPs met with Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Thursday on Parliament Hill as part of a day of lobbying in support of mixed martial arts.

PM defends MacKay’s Challenger flights Harper says defence minister’s use of jets justified because intent was to meet with families of fallen soldiers Liberals consider launching complaint after ethics commissioner says rules may have been broken ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has stood up for his embattled defence minister. Peter MacKay was under fire once again yesterday in the House of Commons over his use of Challenger VIP jets, racking up as much as $3 million in flights since he was appointed in 2007. He’s been criticized over the last couple of weeks for his use of a search-and-rescue helicopter to pick him up at a Newfoundland fishing lodge following a vacation. New Democrats say the high-flying minister should have his wings clipped. Harper, who had been silent about the controver-

“When will the prime minister tell his cabinet that ethics rules apply to them too? When will he crack down on this out-ofcontrol, jet-setting Conservative lifestyle?” JACK HARRIS, NDP DEFENCE CRITIC

sy, said MacKay has used the jet 70 per cent less than his Liberal predecessors and “half the time he does that for repatriation ceremonies” in Trenton for fallen soldiers. “He goes there to show that we understand their sacrifice, we share their pain and we care about

them and that’s why the minister of Defence is so highly regarded,” Harper told the House of Commons during question period. Meanwhile, the ethics commissioner told a parliamentary committee yesterday that MacKay could be in contravention of MPs’ conflict-of-interest code because of where he spent his vacation. The Newfoundland trip was partly spent at a fishing camp owned by the chairman of a Crown corporation. Under questioning from the Liberals, Mary Dawson told an all-party committee some rules may have been broken. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Pop stars woo fans via Facebook games Social media is the new way to interact and connect with fans: Iglesias Cityville most popular application on Facebook with 71-million users ZYNGA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This screen shot provided by Zynga shows the Facebook game CityVille. Starting next Tuesday, CityVille players on Facebook will be able to interact with Enrique Iglesias’s character when he visits their cities.

Supreme Court to hear ‘value for signal’ case The Supreme Court of Canada says it will step into the battle over whether broadcasters can charge cable and satellite providers for carrying their programs. The high court has granted leave to appeal in a case that involves whether the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has the right to establish a system that would allow broadcasters to charge for their signals. The CRTC itself referred the matter to the Federal Court when it announced its plans for a so-called “value for signal” regime. The Federal Court of Appeal previously ruled in a EMPLOYMENT

proached Zynga with the idea for a game integration and was involved Enrique from the Iglesias beginning on the design and deciding what characters could do. They can collect virtual hats, boots, bling and a speed boat — representing the time Iglesias lived in Miami and owned one. “I thought the fans would get a kick out of it,” he said. CityVille, which is available on Facebook and the fledgling Google Plus, lets players build up and run virtual cities complete with farms, buildings and other infrastructure found in a real city. The game is free to play; Zynga makes money by charging for virtual items players use to decorate their cities and to get

ahead in the game. The Iglesias tie-in will be available only on the Facebook version of the game. “It’s the first time Zynga has had such an entertainer being an integral part of the game,” said Scott Koenigsberg, director of business strategy for CityVille at Zynga. Iglesias said he has played CityVille — once. He has an addictive personality and, since being inseparable from Nintendo’s Mario Bros. as a child, has stayed away from video games, he said. “I know that if I start playing it, I won’t get any work done and I’d just be on it all the time,” he said. In addition to the Iglesias avatar, the game will feature a new single featuring rapper Pitbull, I Like How It Feels. Players will also be able to unlock a building called Euphoria Arena — referring to Iglesias’ current tour and album. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Warner Bros. on Facebook Warner Bros. is launching a Web series on Facebook personalized for viewers. The show, Aim High, is an action comedy series about a student who doubles as a government operative by night. The studio is calling it the first “social series” from a Hollywood studio on the site. Viewers will be able to integrate their Facebook profile into background elements of the series. Users could see their name appear as graffiti in one scene, or their face on a poster in another. Aim High will debut on Oct. 18 on Facebook and on Cambio.com. It stars Jackson Rathbone, Aimee Teegarden and Greg Germann.

Privacy on Facebook challenged, again Nine privacy groups have sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it should investigate the ways Facebook collects data about users’ online activity after recent changes to its site. The Electronic Privacy

Information Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sent the letter to the FTC Wednesday. The groups say changes Facebook made last week give it far greater ability to disclose users’ personal

information to businesses than it used to have. Facebook users can now consent just once and have applications continuously share on Facebook the music they are listening to or the articles they are reading.

Facebook says that change gives users control over what apps they use and what information is shared. The letter does not constitute a formal complaint. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Canadians wary of job market The Conference Board of Canada says its index of consumer confidence increased only slightly in September as Canadians began to worry more about job growth. The think-tank said Thursday its consumer confidence index rose 0.3 of a point in September to 75, narrowly avoiding

Auto parts supplier to plead guilty A Tokyo-headquartered auto parts supplier has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $200 million fine in what the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday is an investigation of an international price-fixing and bid-rigging cartel. Because Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. conspired with competitors, “automobile manufacturers paid noncompetitive and higher prices for parts in cars sold to U.S. consumers,” said Sharis Pozen, from the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Asked if prices were fixed and bids rigged

split 2-1 decision that CRTC had the power to set up such a system. The cable and satellite industries are appealing the decision, arguing that the value-for-signal issue falls under the Copyright Act and the royalties system and is beyond the CRTC jurisdiction. “Conventional television stations must have a regulatory framework that allows them to survive on their own merits, regardless of whether or not they are integrated with cable and satellite companies,” said Kevin Crull, president of Bell Media. THE CANADIAN PRESS

a fifth consecutive monthly decline. Economists have warned in recent weeks that the global economic outlook is not good and that government debt problems in Europe and the U.S. could trigger another recession, undercutting employment. The survey found that attitudes towards the job market have deteriorated. Only 14.8 per cent of respondents said they expect there will be more jobs in the next six months, a drop of 1.4 per centage points from August. THE CANADIAN PRESS for other auto parts, Pozen would only say the investigation is “broad.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Pop stars are lining up to make their debut in Facebook games from online game maker Zynga. First came Dr. Dre and Lady Gaga. Next week, an avatar of singer Enrique Iglesias will join CityVille, Zynga’s most popular title. Starting Tuesday, CityVille players on Facebook will be able to interact with Iglesias’s character when he visits their cities. They’ll get to collect items the singer is known for and watch previews of his latest music video. Zynga declined to give financial terms of the deal or say whether it plans more celebrity integrations, citing the fact that it is in a typical “quiet period” before its planned initial public offering. The San Francisco-based company filed registration papers in July for an IPO, and it’s expected to make its public debut this fall. Iglesias said his team ap-

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Shirtless Ron MacLean?: Circulating this week is one of the more random photos ever: A NEIL MORTON shirtless Hockey Night in METRO Canada host Ron MacLean is seen in a bar, wearing white pants and airguitaring while holding a beer. Now people are split as to whether this photo was Photoshopped or not. Let’s see Don Cherry’s shirtless beer-air-guitar moves! Rathika Sitsabaiesan cleavage: Still with Photoshop, Ontario NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan attracted international attention this week when it was revealed on the website Contrarian.ca that her (by no means risqué amount of) cleavage was Photoshopped out of an image that appears on her page on the Parliament of Canada website. Wow, talk about political correctness. BC Place reno: The $563-million reno’ed retractable BC Place stadium in Vancouver is by all accounts stupendous, right down to the transparent facade that runs the circumference of the stadium and allows spectators to take in mountain vistas. It opens Friday when the B.C. Lions take on the Edmonton Eskimos. The Leap: Calgary’s Chris Turner, author of the 2007 national bestseller The Geography of Hope, has a new book out this week. It’s called The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy. It covers German green energy, Danish urban design genius, Toledo solar panels and so much more. The Onion in T.O.: The brilliant news parody empire that reports wryly hilarious fake news now has a local edition in Toronto, where it’s available free in newspaper boxes starting this week. Nothing in this item was made up. YouTube TV shows: YouTube really is vying to be your new TV set. Word is the video giant is finalizing contracts with a bunch of “channels” to feature regularly scheduled programs on themes like sports, entertainment and fashion by 2012. My grandchildren someday will be like, “What’s that flatscreen in your mancave for, grandpa?” Queen: Queen’s Roger Taylor is creating a live touring show to begin next year that will pay tribute to the band. He’s launched a talent search to find people to star in the show. One of the audition tapes makes it seem as if Freddie Mercury has risen from the grave. Emotional bag check: If you’re looking for somewhere to unload your emotions, a new site called EmotionalBagCheck.com might come to your emotional rescue. You can vent there, and some kind stranger will suggest a pick-me-up song in reply so as to get you going again. And everything will be all right. Well, for five minutes at least — the time it takes to play, say, Coldplay’s Fix You (it’s the No. 3 recommended song). Message in a Bottle: Since 1996, P.E.I.’s Harold Hackett has sent out more than 4,800 messages in a bottle. Dude’s hobby has an amazing batting average, as he’s received more than 3,100 responses from all over the world. So if your Internet’s ever down and you’re jonesing for social media, just go old school and use this method of reaching out.

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Letters Eight Nobel peace laureates called the Green Energy Act “the single most effective piece of legislation promoting renewable energy in North America.” It’s unfortunate that PC Leader Tim Hudak is threatening to dismantle the GEA if he gets elected — all for short-term political gain when thousands of good jobs and a cleanenergy economy are at stake. The worst part is Mr. Hudak is failing to address what he would do instead. Expensive, volatile nuclear? Dirty coal? TYLER HUNT, TORONTO All of the other leaders are committing to progress for clean energy, but PC Leader Tim Hudak is promising to sacrifice the thousands of good jobs created by the Green Energy Act and make Ontario more reliant on dirty, dangerous forms of power. Any politician who threatens to scrap thousands of automotive jobs would be laughed out of office. Why should our reaction be any different now that many of Ontario’s hard-working men and women who used to make auto parts are now building solar panels and turbines?

A traveller youth plays on a rope at Dale Farm travellers camp Thursday near Basildon, England. PETER MACDIARMID/GETTY IMAGES

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Traveller residents — traditional nomadic people — on the illegal Dale Farm settlement are at The High Court in London to hear if a judicial review of their eviction can take place. STEVEN SENNE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Ol’ Two-Face Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes — and lots of doubts about his future. Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being put to sleep because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces. He is “very, very laid back, not afraid of people, very friendly and he’s

“Hi, Frank.” “Hi, Louie.”

actually more of a dog than a cat,” Stevens said, adding, “It’s funny because people walk up to him thinking it’s a nice, fluffy white cat and they’re walking up with a big smile on their face to pat him, like, ‘Oh, what a beautiful cat’ and I see a look of horror come over their faces when they actually see his face.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Synopsis Anna Faris is Ally, a young Bostonian with a bad relationship track record. Weeks before her sister is to wed she reads an article that suggests the number of sex partners a woman has had will predict her romantic success later in life. More than 20, it says, and you have virtually no hope of settling down. She realizes she’s in the danger zone. To not go over 20 she revisits all her exboyfriends in hopes of finding a husband. Ratings: Richard: 811 Mark: 81 1⁄2

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Anna Faris shines as the lead in What’s Your Number? despite a lacklustre raunch-com script Movie’s attitudes about sex a little dated for 2011 Richard: Mark, I’m not going to suggest What’s Your Number? is a great, or even good movie. It has a typical rom-com plot gussied up with some Judd Apatow style barbs and some gratuitous shots of its almost naked star but it also has Anna Faris, and for me that’s enough. She has crack comic timing and an unpredictable way with a line that takes a Kathryn Heigl level script and turns it into something watchable. What did you think? Mark: Without Anna Faris, this movie would have gone directly to the DVD bin. She’s so good I was able to sit through the movie and actually laugh a

few times. But I resent the movie for wanting it both ways: on the surface it seems like a raunch-com but underneath beats the heart of the typical story of a young woman who just wants to get married and settle down. And by the way, since when did bedding 20 guys in your entire life make anyone a slut? Maybe if they were all at once... RC: Ha! Spoken like someone who has the updated edition of The Joy of Sex handy. It’s a strange movie that uses both the standard old cellphone switcheroo plot device and rape jokes. It doesn’t have the laughs of an Apatow

movie or the heart... but once again, I’ll say it, it has Anna Faris. MB: It also has Chris Evans, in a stock role that only his agent could love. But I did feel there was some genuine chemistry between him and Ms. Faris, especially in the scenes where they get hot ‘n’ sweaty. Romantic comedies like this one usually have a number of well acted, well written secondary characters, but they were completely absent from this picture, unless you count Andy Samberg’s great and ridiculous cameo. RC: A love scene with a puppet and Andy Samberg is just one of the things —

did I mention Anna Faris? — that make this movie almost special. There are just enough funny scenes (and shots of Evans’s abs) to almost make this an inthe-pocket rom com, but then the good stuff is followed by long stretches of by-the-book writing. It’s a shame to see this kind of potential wasted. MB: I also resented the dated sexual politics of the movie. The male lead can sleep with as many partners as he likes and he’s a rake. If a woman like Faris tries the same thing, she’s a slut. This is old-school thinking, and shame on the movie for buying into it, and not challenging it.

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David Beckham says his new baby girl is nothing like his three sons. The 36-year-old soccer star says threemonth old Harper Seven is already sleeping through the night and is “a lot calmer” than his boys were at that age. Harper’s three brothers are also on dad’s side when it comes to her eventual dating life. Beckham says he plans to be “overprotective in every way possible.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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For Ides of March, his political drama about a fictional Democratic presidential primary race, director and star George Clooney put together a

stellar cast. And when it came to casting the role of Sen. Thompson, a primary rival of Gov. Morris (Clooney), Clooney knew just who to go to: film and stage veteran Jeffrey Wright. A Washington, D.C., native, Wright relished tackling the more corrupt side of politics

shown in the film. Your character provides a very particular commentary on politics.

Yeah, you know, I imagine the character could be perceived as having the best interests of his constituency at heart, but I read the script with just a touch of

George Clooney directs and stars in Ides of March.

healthy cynicism, and I perceived him to be pretty much an egoist and an opportunist, which I have to say I have witnessed in some of the players down in Washington. It’s hard not to be at least a little cynical about politics.

Yeah. Sure, sure. I mean, at

the end of the day you see folks just losing sight of what the point is. The point is to lead the country in the best way forward for as many people as possible. But it’s so alluring. It must be just incredibly seductive and alluring, the lifestyle and the influence and the access and the perks.

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LONDON Mustang Drive-In -London 2551 Wilton Grove Rd., 519-644-1160 Contagion (PG) Sat-Sun 9:30 Tue 9:30 Thu 9:30 Dolphin Tale (G) Sat-Sun 7:30 Tue 7:30 Thu 7:30 I Don’t Know How She Does It (PG) Fri 9:40 Sun 9:40 Tue 9:40 Thu 9:40 Killer Elite (14A) Fri 7:35 Sun 7:35 Tue 7:35 Thu 7:35

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Western Film Room 340, UCC Building, A Clockwork Orange (STC) Fri 12 Midnight in Paris (PG) Fri-Thu 7 Our Idiot Brother (14A) Fri-Thu 9

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A harmless story about a young Indo-Canadian striving against his immigrant family’s ideals to become a pro hockey player, Breakaway is an impressive first feature for writer and star Vinay Virmani. Not only does he land a likeable international cast including Rob Lowe and funnyman Russell Peters, but he and director Rob Lieberman mostly keep it colourful and light-hearted with broad gags and even a Bollywood musical number to maintain a fun pace. STEVE GOW

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Cancer is no laughing matter, everyone knows that. But 50/50, the story of Adam (Joseph GordonLevitt) a clean living guy diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, breaks taboos left and right. Luckily it’s tempered with great performances, a

smart script and real emotion. There’s not a false moment thanks to a script written by Will Reiser, the real-life inspiration for the story. Reiser — along with actors Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen — find just the right balance between mortality, romance and cancer jokes in a script that will have you laughing and crying at the same time. RICHARD CROUSE

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ne of the most hideous tasks of being in a band is coming up with a name. Jack White of the Raconteurs. What do you think of that band name?

easy to spell. Your name is your brand, so it has to be something that captures the essence of the group’s sound and image without sounding too stupid or

pretentious. 3. Can you get the domain name? Before the Internet, this never used to be a problem. But if you’re going to have a proper online presence, you need a proper Internet address. Oasis had to make due with Oasisinet.com (notice the extra “i” because a dating site already had Oasis.com and wasn’t about to give it up.) 4. It must lend itself to good graphic design. Hey, if you can’t make a cool logo from it, then you’re limiting your appeal. Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin and the lips-and-tongue logo of the Rolling Stones are all brilliant examples. 5. And, most importantly, it has to be unique and unused by anyone anywhere in the world currently or in the past.

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Metro chats with Cam & Kadooh (left) from Canadian Rock band State of Shock.

Dinner date — with whom and why?

Kadooh: Big Bird. Cam: Humpty Dumpty. That’d be a great omelette. Or Colonel Sanders. I could go for some chicken.

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Where do you find inspiration?

Kadooh: Day-to-day life and people along the way. Cam: Fans coming up to you after shows and saying that a particular song really meant something to them.

What’s your greatest fear?

Kadooh: Erectile dysfunction. I’m going with that. Cam: Not a lot of fears, per se, ‘cause everything’s just kind of a risk in life, and I guess if you don’t try it you’re not gonna learn what not to do and what not to try. But I guess losing a loved one is my biggest fear.

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

What’s the last thing you say to yourself before a show?

Cam: Somewhere on tour in front of a lot fans, playing a great show and having everyone singing back at you. Just having a good time — sitting back with the band and having some beers, probably poolside somewhere.

Cam: Too late now! Kadooh: Good luck. Your last meal — what is it?

Cam: Chocolate. Everything chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream ... ’cause at that point, the intolerance doesn’t matter.


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Is Demi headed back to real-life Cougar Town? Reports say Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s marriage is almost done FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES

The marriage between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher is reportedly all but over, with just a potential $290 million divorce battle standing in their way, according to Star magazine. Kutcher’s alleged frolicking in San Diego last weekend — during their sixth anniversary — was apparently the last straw. “Ashton was a serial cheater, and Demi just couldn’t take it anymore. She didn’t deserve to live that way. It’s a painful time for Demi,” a source says. “It was definitely a long time coming, but they’re finally done for good.”

Jay-Z

Does Jay know what girls like? Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

And if the couple’s recent trip to New York was any indication, the split has been in the works. “As far as I know, Demi ended up staying at her

place on the Upper West Side and Ashton was (at the hotel) by himself,” a source says. “It was obvious to everyone around them that

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things were completely over between them and that they are just putting on a show until they officially split.” METRO

Beyoncé admits that her pregnancy might be driving a wedge between her and husband Jay-Z — at least where his cologne is concerned. “I smell everything,” she tells ET Canada. “If it smells bad, I smell it. My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now.”

And while the pop star claims to not know the sex of the baby, sources tell Us Weekly that the couple has already picked out some pink Louboutin baby booties — and a name. “Jay told his sister to order a whole wardrobe of baby-girl clothes,” a source tells Us Weekly. METRO


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If you love wine and have never been to Spain, you need to pack your corkscrew and go. I raved earlier this year after my first visit but, you know what, I just can’t stop. Wine to the Spaniards is like beer to us Canadians — especially in the country’s most famous grape growing region of Rioja. You hit the town with your peeps, pick a local wine bar, have a glass of red along with a little tapas then move on the next spot and repeat. You can recreate the vibe at home. The internet has dozens of sites dedicated to simple tapas recipes and well-made Rioja wines are easy to find. The Montecillo 2008 Crianza ($14.95 $19.99) is a perfect introduction to the region. Aged over two years, the juice is fresh and lively with a wellbalanced cherry fruit and cedar-esque wood expression. It’s a perfect partner for croquettes and empanadas and would make a great turkey wine for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. PRICES

Scrambled, hard boiled or sunny side up – however you like your eggs, there are ways to make them more creative Kids will love these ideas BOTH PHOTOS: THE CANADIAN PRESS H/O

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Egg Salad Creatures Make silly creatures or faces with a mound of egg salad and some imagination. Use whatever edibles you have growing in the garden or extras in the fridge to fashion sprout hair, olive eyes, pickle noses and maybe even a cucumber moustache. Set out garnishes and let the kids get creative by making their own variations on the faces and body parts of the little creatures.

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Creature Garnish

Egg-cellent

Make two creatures with this recipe.

Here are decoration ideas for Egg Salad Creatures. Hair Grated or string cheese, grated carrots, sprouts or curly lettuce Eyes Olives, cucumber, pickle slices or raisins Nose Slice of gherkin, pickle, pieces of carrot Mouth Wedge of cherry tomato, carrot or celery stick Ears Sliced cucumber or tomato Whiskers or antennae Carrot or celery sticks or sweet pepper strips

• To peel a hardcucumber slices for ears or body scales; wedge of cherry tomato for mouth; pieces of carrot for whiskers or tail; piece of string cheese for hair; raisins and

Preparation:

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Peel and finely chop hard-cooked eggs and place mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and salt; stir gently together until combined. Mound egg salad in two round scoops on plates. Using pieces of vegetables, cheese, olives, pickles, etc., make features or body parts, create silly creatures or faces. (To make creature and face in photo, use

Ingredients: • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled • 30 ml (2 tbsp) salad dressing • 5 ml (1 tsp) prepared yellow mustard • Salt, to taste • 1 small cucumber, cut into

Egg Flowers By slicing hard-cooked eggs and placing them on a platter in a circle to form a flower, adding some cucumber stems and a cherry tomato centre, you can make an edible garden.

Preparation:

This recipe makes one serving.

Here are some tips for peeling and storing hardcooked eggs:

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Use egg slicer to cut hard-cooked eggs into even slices or let your child cut slices with a plastic knife.

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Place slices on plate in a circle to form flowers. Add sliced cucumber to create additional flower

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sliced gherkins or olives for eyes; and cherry tomato or piece of cucumber for nose.) Serve with crackers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO

10 slices • 2 cherry tomatoes • 1 baby carrot, cut into thin matchstick pieces • 1 piece (2.5 cm/1 inch) string cheese • 2 raisins • 2 slices gherkin or small pickle • 2 slices olive

petals. Use string cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes or sweet peppers and veggie dip as flower centres.

pepper and broccoli for leaves. At base of flowers, place dollop of hummus and sprinkle with sprouts for grass.

Add celery sticks for flower stems and green

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Ingredients: • 2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled • 1 small cucumber, cut into 10 slices • 1 piece (2.5 cm/1 inch) string cheese • 2 cherry tomatoes • 5 ml (1 tsp) your favourite dressing or dip

cooked egg, crack shell all over by gently tapping on hard surface. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Start peeling at large end of egg. • Cook 12 eggs at

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• 1 piece (2.5 cm/1 inch) sweet pepper, cut into strips • 1 piece (7.5 cm/3 inches) celery, cut into 3 strips • 1 strip green pepper (7.5 cm/3 inches long and 2.5 cm/1 inch wide), cut into 2 leaf shapes • 2 broccoli florets • 10 ml (2 tsp) hummus • 15 ml (1 tbsp) sprouts

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“Although the wins aren’t the same, I think we’re in a similar place. But I think our jumping off point is much better. I think we have a better core in place right now.” TORONTO BLUE JAYS GM ALEX ANTHOPOULOS THURSDAY. THE JAYS FINISHED THE SEASON WITH

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‘That was probably the most dramatic day in the history of the game,’ says Rangers’ Michael Young Jim Leyland was still dazed a day later. So were baseball fans everywhere, trying to explain one of the wackiest wrap-ups to the sport’s regular season. Pitch by pitch, the playoff picture flipped. Startling collapses and stunning rallies left fans bleary-eyed and a little exhausted. Midnight came, along with more madness. When it was over, Tampa Bay and St. Louis were in, Boston and Atlanta were out. It was a harrowing task just keeping track of the four teams vying for wildcard berths in the National and American Leagues on Wednesday, the final day of the regular season. Leyland, the 66-year-old manager of the Detroit Tigers, was riveted watching Boston and Tampa Bay play their games. “You can’t explain this to people, the emotions in baseball. Even from our side. Just watching it. We became fans,” Leyland said. “I don’t know how it all happened. I still don’t. But it was amazing.” The Yankees took a 7-0 lead into the eighth inning. But the Rays somehow rallied to make it 7-6 before little-used Dan Johnson — batting only .108 this year — launched a tying, pinchhit home run with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth. Evan Longoria ended it

“The bottom line is, we failed. And our owners deserve better, the fans deserve better and we have to fix it. We’re going to take a look in the mirror and see if we’re the ones to fix it.” RED SOX GM THEO EPSTEIN ON HIS TEAM’S COLLAPSE

in the 12th with a homer just inside the left-field foul pole for an 8-7 win that gave the Rays the AL wild-card spot and capped their rally from a ninegame deficit against Boston in the final 3 1⁄2 weeks. Ace Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon took a 3-2 lead into the ninth at Baltimore. He was one strike away from finishing when the Orioles struck, and Robert Andino hit a single that left-fielder Carl Crawford couldn’t quite snag. The Orioles won 4-3. The Braves let their last chance get away, too. Ahead of St. Louis by 10 1⁄2 games in late August, Atlanta went into the final day of the regular season tied with the Cardinals for the NL wild-card. St. Louis won early, leaving it up to the Braves. But rookie closer Craig Kimbrel blew a ninth-inning

Evan Longoria rounds the bases on his 12th-inning, wild-card clinching home run on Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

lead against Philadelphia, and the Phillies wound up winning 4-3 in the 13th. “My mind was rushing,” Kimbrel said. “Things started moving too fast. My head started moving too fast. My brain. I didn’t put it together. It was just too late.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MLB division series American League Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees (Game 1, Friday 5:07 p.m.) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas

Rangers (Game 1, Friday 8:37 p.m.) National League Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Game 1, Saturday, 2:07 p.m.) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Game 1, Saturday, 5:07 p.m.)

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Crosby expects to join Pens on opening trip, likely won’t play Sidney Crosby wouldn’t miss a trip to Western Canada, even if he almost certainly won’t play. Crosby expects to accompany the Pittsburgh Penguins on their season-opening road swing next week, despite not being far enough along in his concussion rehabilitation to play. Crosby, who last played Jan. 5, still hasn’t been cleared for contact

during practice — a necessary step before he can resume his career. Because Crosby would miss practices if he doesn’t make the trip, he is expected to travel unless doctors decide he should continue rehabilitation in Pittsburgh. The Penguins leave Tuesday to play in Vancouver on Oct. 6, Calgary on Oct. 8 and Edmonton on Oct. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Sports in brief

Iginla skates without contact NHL. Flames captain

Sidney Crosby

Jarome Iginla skated Thursday for the first time since back spasms sent him off the ice on the first day of training camp. Iginla, 34, skated for about 20 minutes, but took no contact as a precaution. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pistons’ Big Ben arrested on DUI NBA. Police in Detroit say

Ben Wallace has been charged with drunken driving and unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon. Bloomfield Township police said Thursday that Wallace was arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday after officers observed a Cadillac Escalade being driven erratically. Police said they found an unloaded pistol in a backpack. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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