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Khadr’s Edmonton-based lawyer, Dennis Edney, said his client jumped to his feet in shock Condition was possibly related to recent gall-bladder surgery

Candice Swanepoel cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the first-ever Victoria’s Secret store in Canada, located in West Edmonton Mall. Story, page 4. ANDREAS MORESE/METRO EDMONTON

Edmonton’s got a little secret Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of Edmonton’s newest lingerie boutique in West Edmonton Mall. The store is officially open for business.

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The war-crimes trial of Omar Khadr was thrown into disarray late Thursday after his defence lawyer collapsed in front of shocked participants in the courtroom and was taken to hospital. Lt.-Col. Jon Jackson was taken from the courthouse by ambulance and was on morphine for the pain, possibly related to recent gall-bladder surgery. Bryan Broyles, deputy chief defence counsel with the Office of Military Commissions, said Jackson might need to be flown to the mainland for treatment. That raised the spectre of a lengthy delay in the proceedings. “We don’t know what his short-term prognosis is,” Broyles said. “He will not be in court Friday.” The incident occurred almost at the end of the day as Jackson, Khadr’s strapping Pentagon-appointed lawyer, was cross-examining a witness who testified to shooting Khadr twice in the back eight years ago. With just minutes to go before court was slated to break for the day, Jackson appeared unwell and asked the judge for a brief recess. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Suncor sells Alberta land for $375 million Suncor Energy Inc. pared yet another chunk of natural gas production from its portfolio Thursday, announcing it would sell Alberta land to a subsidiary of British energy giant Centrica PLC for $375 million. The sale of the Wildcat Hills property, northwest of Calgary, brings Suncor’s total divestiture tally to $2.8 billion since its union with Petro-Canada just over a year ago. Suncor had aimed to shed between $2 billion and $4 billion in non-core assets. Direct Energy, the Centrica subsidiary, is one of North America’s biggest power suppliers, and has

Strategy Since the Petro-Canada deal, Suncor has been shedding assets that don’t fit with its oilsands focus. In February, Centrica bought offshore natural gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago from Suncor for $396 million. Suncor has also sold all of its oil and gas producing lands in the U.S. Rockies and other properties.

been looking to use more of its own gas production to fuel its operations. “Growing our upstream

gas and power assets is important to ensuring we are a stable, long-term partner to the millions of residential and business customers we serve across North America,” said Chris Weston, president and CEO of Direct Energy. After Thursday’s acquisition, about 35 per cent of the load required by Direct Energy’s North American natural gas customers is covered. The Wildcat Hills assets produce 80 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, and hold 240 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas reserves. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Southgate Mall. Tasty

It probably costs a lot to get this dry-cleaned. ANDREAS MORSE/METRO EDMONTON

Pretty in... cupcakes? A model wears a dress made of flowers and cupcakes Thursday as part of Southgate Mall’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

Superbugs are on the way: AHS

Health community ‘concerned’ about new antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains: AHS official Official says infection prevention is key, including weighing risks of medical tourism ANDREAS MORSE/METRO EDMONTON

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Doctors in Edmonton are confirming a media report that says that there’s a relatively new way for bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, and it’s leaving few choices for treatment. “This is the latest twist on what is really an old story: The gradual accumulation of resistance to

antibiotics that we see in bacteria,” said Dr. Mark Joffe, Alberta Health Services (AHS) senior medical director. “As they accumulate new ways of becoming resistant to the antibiotics, we may have fewer and fewer choices left for treatment.” Dr. Gerry Predy, AHS senior medical officer of health, said there was a patient infected with this new organism in the spring, but

Repairs continue on LRT’s north line Public transit users frequenting the LRT may need to find alternative routes this weekend while Edmonton Transit continues to upgrade the signal system on the north line. Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday there will be no LRT service between Clareview

and Coliseum until the start of service Monday, but the train schedule from Coliseum to Century Park will remain the same. Bus replacement services will run between Clareview and Coliseum stations. METRO EDMONTON

Predy, left, and Joffe

wouldn’t go into details. Only one similar infection has been reported in Canada, a woman who was successfully treated in B.C. “We are concerned about it, for sure,” Joffe said. “We’re concerned about this globally because most of the strains that have been identified so far come from the Indian subcontinent and the U.K.” Joffe said we will start to see them more frequently.

“We have to maintain surveillance for this organism so we can identify when it comes up,” Predy said. “The important thing is to maintain strong infection prevention.” Joffe said anyone considering travel for medical treatment anywhere in the world needs to consider their options carefully and weigh the risks. WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS

Drive-by suspect surrenders

Driver seriously hurt after crash

A man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting Tuesday has turned himself in. Samer Chehimi, 24, faces several charges, including discharging a weapon with intent.

The driver of a sedan was taken to hospital after the vehicle struck a power pole at Highway 16A and Winterburn Road Thursday afternoon, according to CTV.ca. Emergency crews arrived at the site of the collision at just after 6 p.m.

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After receiving overwhelming positive feedback for its TV pilot, Prairie Dog Film and Television is blazing a path to produce eight more one-hour episodes of Blackstone. Executive director and producer Ron E. Scott chose to film the compelling drama against Alberta’s backdrop, mainly in Edmonton and Namao, because, “it lends itself as a real authenticity to the story.” The story line contains

real and difficult issues that an aboriginal community must face daily on the reserve. “I think it’s interesting to expose some truth that exists in the culture,” said Scott, who comes from an aboriginal background. “It brings a fresh perspective on difficult cultural issues.” However, leading lady Carmen Moore, who plays Leona Stoney, explained that anyone from a different culture can relate to the

Blackstone director Ron E. Scott chats with actress Carmen Moore.

issues. “These are not just first nation issues ... everyone on the planet knows someone who has dealt with depression, suicide, alcoholism or corruption,” said Stoney. The final message throughout the series is one of hope and change and the voice is, “To be authentic, compelling and confrontational,” said Scott. KATHY LE

Blackstone The series will air on APTN and Showcase in 2011. The pilot won five Rosie awards at the Alberta Film and Television Awards, and Roseanne Supernault received an award for Best Alberta Actress. Filming for the entire series was schedule to be completed in eight weeks. For more, visit blackstonetheseries.com

The West Edmonton Mall just got a little sexier South African model cuts ribbon on Canada’s first Victoria’s Secret store in Edmonton Candice Swanepoel says supermodels aren’t the only ones who can enjoy it, as retailer has something for everyone ANDREAS MORSE

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Who better to cut the ribbon on Canada’s first ever Victoria’s Secret store than someone who would

look amazing in pretty much anything for sale in it. Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of Edmonton’s newest lingerie bou-

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be able to expand Victoria’s Secret internationally, it doesn’t really get better than this,” Swanepoel said. “Victoria’s Secret is really a place for women to indulge and to treat them-

selves. Women feel comfortable here.” Annelise Grindley stood in line at 7 a.m. to wait for the store to open to the public at 10:30 a.m. “It’s good quality stuff and really sexy lingerie,”

said the 21-year-old homemaker. “I’ll be coming back a couple times a month probably, that doesn’t mean I’ll always buy something, just when I have money.” ANDREAS MORSE/METRO EDMONTON

Model Candice Swanepoel opened the new Victoria’s Secret store in the West Edmonton Mall on Thursday.

2 men stabbed in Red Deer fight Two men are in hospital after an early morning stabbing Thursday. Around 3 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a fight in the parking lot of a 7-11 store. A 43-year-old man had sustained multiple stab wounds and a 24-year-old

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To say that there has been an explosion in the number of BYOVs at this Fringe Festival would probably be an understatement.

YOV is the Fringe slang for an independent venue, and this year’s list of BYOVs is the longest I’ve ever seen: Avenue Theatre, the Roxy, New City, La Cité francophone, the U of A’s Media Room, the Paint Spot, Planet Ze, as well as about three dozen bars, churches, and hotels on and off Whyte Avenue. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if within a year or two there were more Fringe plays happening off the main festival site than on it — especially after seeing this year’s promising enormous lineup of BYOV shows. And I do recommend seeing them. Personally, I’m looking forward to attending Grimmer Than Grimmer Than Grimm, which quite literally promises to be a grimmer continuation to

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last year’s Grimmer Than Grimm. Directed by Kenneth Brown, Grimmer Than Grimmer Than Grimm’s four-person cast provide comedic-yetcreepy reinterpretations of some well-known fairy tales. If you love slapstick comedy, this is probably the show for you. I’m also curious to see Songs For Caligari, a musical tribute to the mad and murderous doctor. The songpieces I’ve heard so far have been amazing, and with a cast featuring the insane talents of John

Ullyatt, Twilla MacLeod, Dave Clarke and cellist Martin Kloppers, it will surely be a hypnotizing show. Finally, the original works of quite number a of University of Alberta drama students will also be making an appearance at this year’s Fringe. One of these is Rapture!, a high-energy and thoroughly captivating show that explores what the end of the world may (or may not) bring. I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing

“I wouldn’t be surprised if within a year or two there were more Fringe plays happening off the main festival site than on it.” Rapture! at this year’s New Works festival and I look forward to seeing this utterly engaging play again, with all of its laughter and tears. Elena Belyea tells me that she and Rapture cowriter Colin Matty have polished the play especially for the Fringe and that they’ve also re-cast it to include U of A and Grant MacEwan drama students Ben Dextraze, Jessica Peverett, Chelsea Preston and Ben Stevens. It sounds like Rapture! should be a delight.

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Rapture! Venue: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building, Media Room, 112 Street and 89 Avenue. Aug. 13 6:30 - 7:20 p.m. Aug. 14 5 - 5:50 p.m. Aug. 15 8 - 8:50 p.m. Aug. 17 8:30 - 9:20 p.m. Aug. 19 8 - 8:50 p.m. Aug. 20 6:30 - 7:20 p.m. Aug. 21 5 - 5:50 p.m.

Catch Kate, left, and Bridget Ryan in Ankles Aweigh! They’re at the Varscona Theatre (1032983 Ave.).

Check out Alynn Trottier in Jewel at Stage 4 — Sutton Real Estate — Academy at King Edward (8525-101 St.).

Otto Rot, left, and Astrid Rot appear in Die Roten Punkte! at the Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns.

Haley McGee appears in Oh My Irma, Venue 10 — Acacia Hall (10433-83 Ave.).

Josh Matthews chats with the Devil in Solo — A TwoPerson Show at Stage 9 at the Telephone Museum (10437-83 Ave.). METRO EDMONTON


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JetBlue man turned air blue? A flight attendant who made a now-notorious slide down a plane’s emergency chute was rude to passengers. That’s the story from women aboard the JetBlue flight that ended dramatically in New York. Marjorie Briskin, 53, claimed flight attendant

Steven Slater blurted out an expletive during conversation with a passenger over luggage just after the plane landed from Pittsburgh. A young woman asked Slater which overhead bin her bag was in. The conversation quickly turned nasty after Slater slung the expletive, Briskin said. Lauren Dominijanni, 25, said Slater “rolled his eyes at me” when she asked for a wipe to clean up coffee someone spilled on her seat.

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Is the world heading for climate calamity? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rain boosts Gaza-raid misery of probe sets landslides new date Rain caused new landslides and swelled rivers Thursday in the northwestern China region where hundreds have died in massive slides triggered by flooding. A deluge triggered mudslides that swept away six houses in Xizangba village.

Initial discussions by a UN panel probing Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla took place “in a positive atmosphere” and more talks will be held in early September, the United Nations said Thursday. Eight Turkish activists and a Turkish American were killed.

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Wacky weather Storms and heat have left many parts of the world reeling. Three examples: Russia: It has been the hottest summer ever recorded in Russia with Moscow temperatures topping 38 C for the first time. China: The worst floods in decades have hit the northwest province of Gansu. There, floods and landslides have killed 1,100. Six hundred are missing. Arctic: A chunk of ice the size of Manhattan has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland’s far northwest. In the Arctic ocean, the summer melt has reached unprecedented proportions.

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“Scientists have learned about orangutans by studying them under present-day conditions and densities.” ERIK MEIJAARD

lectors during the same period. “Whereas some early explorers would see as many as eight orangutans in one tree or encounter 35 along a river in one day, spotting even one in the wild in the same undisturbed forests is now rare,” before he felt his health take a turn for the worse this summer. By the time Sveden reached the hospital, he had a collapsed left lung and pneumonia. Two biopsies came back negative for lung cancer. Feeding a scope down Sveden’s throat, Dr. Jeff Spillane scraped away at an encrusted mass and discovered a sprout. Spillane says Sveden apparently inhaled a pea that took root in his lung. Spillane removed it, and Sveden’s health has returned. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

said Erik Meijaard, one of the authors of a study published Wednesday in PLoS One, a journal of the Public Library of Science. “This prompted us to ask if these notoriously solitary apes once lived in much higher densities,” said Meijaard. “We believe hunting may have caused a change in behaviour, causing them to be less social.” The scientists measured the density of orangutan populations now compared with assumed densities in past. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Poultry top food for illness: U.S. Cooking chicken on the grill this summer? Be careful. Poultry is still the leading culprit in food poisoning outbreaks, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Chicken, turkey and other poultry accounted for 17 per cent of the foodborne illness outbreaks reported to the government. Beef and leafy vegetables were close behind, at 16 per cent and 14 per cent. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Flooding crisis far from over in Pakistan: UN Pakistan’s prime minister says more aid is needed Magnitude of destruction far greater than realized A shipload of U.S. Marines and helicopters arrived to boost relief efforts in flooded Pakistan on Thursday, but the prime minister told The Associated Press his country needs more international help to cope with one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The United Nations warned the crisis was far from over, saying dams in Sindh province could still burst in the coming days. More rain fell around the country, and monsoon season is forecast to last several weeks still. Spokesman Maurizio

Giuliano said UN officials roughly estimated that up to one-fourth of the country is or had been affected by the floods, though those areas were not necessarily under water. The government has been sharply criticized for a slow and patchy response to the floods, which have killed 1,500 people and left an estimated seven million people needing emergency assistance — their homes destroyed, damaged or inundated with muddy water and unlivable. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Relief efforts The U.S. has pledged $71 million US in emergency assistance to Pakistan. Military aid The USS Peleliu arrived off the coast near Karachi on Thursday, along with helicopters and about 1,000 Marines. Rescue plan Helicopters will fly to flood-hit areas and rescue stranded people and deliver food and other supplies.

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Billy Bradford of Castro Valley, Calif., waves a pair of flags outside city hall while same-sex couples line up to see if they can be married in San Francisco. ERIC RISBERG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gay marriages still on hold A federal judge on Thursday put gay marriages on hold for at least another six days in California, raising hopes among same-sex couples that they soon will be able to tie the knot after years of agonizing delays. Judge Vaughn Walker gave opponents of same-sex weddings until Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. to get a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on whether gay marriages should resume.

Migrant Democrat Liberal ship raises quits over adviser dies suspicion Palin insult in collision The Canadian navy boarded a cargo ship off British Columbia on Thursday carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be Tamils from Sri Lanka; some may be terrorists and human smugglers.

Rep. Timothy Horrigan has quit the New Hampshire legislature after cracking a joke on Facebook about the death of Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s former vice-presidential candidate.

There’s a gaping hole in Michael Ignatieff’s inner circle following the sudden death of his communications director, Mario Lague, in a motorcycle accident Thursday, after colliding with an SUV.

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Ginseng cures debt: N. Korea North Korea wants to repay nearly $10 million in Cold War-era debt with ginseng, the Czechs say. North Korea wanted the

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growth is stronger in Canada, but given global uncertainty, it recommends governments remove their fixed deadlines on ending stimulus at the end of the current fiscal year and adopt a more flexible, wait-and-see posture. In an interview, Porter said a double dip is still not his baseline forecast, but added he fears â&#x20AC;&#x153;we could be talking ourselvesâ&#x20AC;? into a recession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of a cottage industry of pessimism and gloom that seems to be getting a foothold,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am concerned the pessimism can become self-fulfilling.â&#x20AC;?

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Aniston, Bateman play the odd couple Twist of (sperm donation) fate turns best friends into unconventional parents in romantic comedy The Switch ‘Progressive’ script attracted Friends star to role

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The Switch isn’t your average romantic comedy. It’s about single woman (Jennifer Aniston) who seeks out a sperm donor rather than waiting for Mr. Right. Then her best friend (Jason Bateman) accidentally spills the sample and replaces it himself, making them unconventional parents who fall for each other later. Not exactly a plot that could have been recycled from a 1960s rom-com. “That’s why the script jumped out at me immediately,” Jennifer Aniston told Metro. “I know many women who have gone through the struggles, heartbreaks and frustrations of fertility. So this is about something very timely and progressive. Plus it also has a love story woven through it that I think is beautiful.”

Bateman speaking his mind On the never-ending Arrested Development movie rumours “Yesterday somebody said, ‘You and Jen should keep working together. How about the Arrested Development movie?’ and I responded, ‘Actually there’s a great role for her, I’m going to pitch her.’ I was just having fun, but there were about 25 headlines this morning on crappy blogs saying Jennifer has signed onto the movie. It’s frustrating and I hate talking about it

Just when Aniston’s observation threatened to make the conversation serious, co-star Jason Bateman jumped in to remind us that it’s a comedy. “I think that we should charge more for that movie than just $10 now,” joked the actor. “That sounds like a full package.”

because there’s never anything significant to report. ... but it’s still something that we’d all love to do. Hopefully soon.”

That combination of insightful sentiment with sarcastic belly laughs encapsulates the movie as well as the relationship between the two leads. The former Friends star signed on to the project because as she, “looks for stories that are true to life and relatable,” while Bate-

On his child actor co-star “The experience that I had growing as a child actor was helpful because I remember that point of view. It’s nerve-wracking. Thomas Robinson was six when we shot. I don’t know how someone who is three years into the English language was able to take what was a new language for him and manipulate it and find nuance in a sentence that he barely understands. He’s really talented.”

man responded to the material because it allowed him to explore the awkward and victimized male comedic lead that he’s toyed with since Arrested Development. “I don’t know how much of that was just me being interested in that type of character and try-

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There have been several movies involving Playboy magazine’s iconic chief but what makes Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel stand out is the willingness with which the octogenarian lets it all hang out. “I have said on a number of occasions that my

life is an open book with illustrations but there is this other half,” said Hefner, subject of Brigitte Berman’s latest documentary. “What makes this (film) unique is Brigitte’s approach which is telling the other half.” To many, Hefner has been solely aligned with images of nude women wearing bunny ears thanks to his half-century old

men’s magazine. However, as Berman’s documentary points out, the pajamawearing icon has stood at the forefront of civil rights and free speech — distinctions that have mostly been displaced by a hedonistic caricature. “My life is an inkblot test,” admitted Hefner. “You ask six people what they think Hefner’s all about or what Playboy’s all

about, you’ll get six different answers.” One surprising characteristic about Playboy’s founder is the sentiment he retains for his youth. Notorious for keeping scrapbooks and artifacts, Hefner allows a glance into years of archival footage and memories that remain as sharp as they were decades ago for the legend.

“Being raised in a very conservative home, the movies for me were a source of escape and inspiration.” HUGH HEFNER

“It was a childhood filled with games of imagination and my home was the home where the kids came to play and I invented the games — it’s pretty much the same thing going on now,” laughed Hefner.

The Balinese fortuneteller featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat Pray Love has been hospitalized because of a heart ailment — just days before a movie adaptation starring Julia Roberts hits U.S. theatres, his doctor said Thursday. Ketut Liyer has become a celebrity in his village of Ubud since the book came out in 2006. Tourists and locals have flocked to his house on Indonesia’ s resort island of Bali so he could read their palms. His granddaughter, Wayan Puspita Sari, said the 96-year-old has been asked to appear in several commercials. “He is exhausted by all of this,” she said. “It may have affected his health.” Liyer, who also has a prostate problem, was admitted to the Surya Husada hospital over the weekend and underwent prostate surgery on Monday, said his doctor. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is best described as a hyperkinetic loveletter to eight-bit gaming, indie rock, young love, kung fu movies, Toronto and…ok, maybe it’s hard to describe. Based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film is a pop culture-soaked romantic comedy about a boy who falls for a girl and must de-

Genre: Drama Director: Ryan Murphy Stars: Julia Roberts 88

There’s a lot wrong with the film adaptation of bestseller Eat Pray Love. It’s a completely self-indulgent exploration of upper-middle-class dissatisfaction, it condescends to native cultures and eastern spirituality and it never adequately identifies just what problems protagonist Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is struggling with. But none of that is the fault of Roberts or director and cowriter Ryan Murphy. The movie is well-shot, with sumptuous visuals and exciting camera work, and Roberts does her best to make Gilbert likeable or at least relateable. No, the real problems are with the source material. The story goes that Gilbert walks away from her flighty husband (Billy Crudup) because of an undefined sense of lack,

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shacks up with an actor (James Franco) and then ditches him, hijacking his obnoxious affinity for an Indian guru and taking off on a year-long journey of self-discovery and indulgence. Along the way, she learns it’s OK to enjoy eating in Rome, smiles and nods at a young woman forced into an arranged marriage in India and tries to resist the charms of an older Brazilian man (Javier

Bardem) in Bali while basically using the locals as fashionable accessories. About the only thing Murphy can be blamed for is the running time. The movie clocks in at a leisurely 140 minutes, and there’s really no excuse for that. In each of the three locations, there are points where the story lags. It’s basically almost two and a half hours of “but I’ve never been to me.” NED EHRBAR

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Genre: Action Director: Sylvester Stallone Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham 88 1⁄2

More kitschy than captivating, The Expendables is Sly Stallone’s latest foray into mining his glory years for success in contemporary Hollywood. And why not? After all, his last two outings – Rocky Balboa and Rambo – have seen the sexagenarian accumulating his biggest numbers at the box office in years. This time around, he avoids reviving a

feat her seven evil exes through increasingly hilarious and ludicrous fight sequences to win her heart. Director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) was assigned to bring the comic to the big screen and anyone whose seen his previous movies knows that he has an ADD sense of pacing and visual storytelling that makes him perfect for the material. For the most part this is style over substance entertainment. Fortunately, that style is exquisitely executed, so it doesn’t really matter. PHIL BROWN dead franchise (what was left anyhow? Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 2?). Instead, Stallone fuses together the likes of seasoned ’80s action stars like Dolph Lundgren and Bruce Willis with today’s top draws (including Jet Li and Jason Statham) to form a band of mercenaries hired to bring down a South American dictatorship. For audiences who have kept a special place in their heart for old style shoot ‘em ups and the likes of Lundgren, The Expendables is a guilty delight. STEVE GOW

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With a movie like Piranha 3D, it’s pretty safe to assume you know what you’re going to get. In fact, if there were any doubt, director Alexandre Aja recently described the film as a mix between Gremlins, Weird Science and Dead Alive. “It is funny,” exclaimed star Jessica Szohr (TV’s Gossip Girl) from Manhattan. “I think you’ ll laugh,

you’ll be very scared and entertained — it’s a scary, funny, summer popcorn movie.” Even the studio’s marketing department has picked up on Piranha 3D’s potential as a fun summer movie. The film’s poster fittingly pays homage to Steven Spielberg’s classic Jaws but while that 1975 thriller featured a menacing shark, Piranha 3D stars a mutated form of nasty omnivorous freshwater fish. “(The filmmakers) based

it off a prehistoric piranha so it’s not like your modern-day piranha and they kind of decided to make it look like what they thought a prehistoric one would look like,” said Szohr. Indeed, the species in the thriller is definitely bigger, uglier and much nastier — especially in 3-D. “It’ll be fun (to see) with the piranhas popping out at you and all the craziness that goes on.” Presumably, Hollywood will be banking on flesheating fish to have the

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Jerry O’ Connell stars in Piranha 3D, in theatres next week.

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going on (underwater). You can’t see and you can only go under for so long if you want to check out what’s going on. It’s just a whole mystery of what is there,” said Szohr with a dramatic pause. “… Or what’s not.”

Piranha — Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), the 1978 nail-biter was the loose basis for Piranha 3D.

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CITY CENTRE 9 CINEMAS 10200 102nd Ave., 780-421-7020 Charlie St. Cloud (PG) DTS Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Tue 10:05 Despicable Me (G) Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Fri-Tue 12:20-2:50-5:15-7:40 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) DTS Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1-3:50-7:10-9:55 Eat Pray Love (PG) No Passes, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 12-3:20-6:45-10 The Expendables (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 12:10-2:45-5:20-7:5510:35 Inception (PG) DTS Digital, Stadium Seating FriThu 12:05-3:25-6:50-10:10 The Other Guys (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes, Stadium Seating Fri-Sun 12:50-3:40-6:309:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating MonThu 12:50-3:40-6:30-9:10 Salt (14A) Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Fri-Sun 12:15-2:55-5:30-8-10:30 Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Mon 12:15-2:55-10:30 Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Tue 12:15-2:55-5:30-8-10:30 Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Wed 12:15-2:55-10:30 Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Thu 12:15-2:55-5:30-810:30 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) Stadium Seating, DTS Digital Fri-Thu 12:40-3:30-7-9:45 Step Up 3D (PG) No Passes, Stadium Seating Fri-Sun 12:30-3:10-6:40-9:20 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 12:30-3:10-6:40-9:20 Vampires Suck (14A) DTS Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 12:20-2:40-5-7:20-9:30

CLAREVIEW 10 CINEMAS 4211 139th Ave., 780-472-7600 Charlie St. Cloud (PG) Fri-Tue 9:30 Despicable Me 3D (G) Fri-Thu 1:15-3:40-6:309 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Thu 1:104:05-6:55-9:45 Eat Pray Love (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:303:30-6:35-9:40 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:10-79:35 Inception (PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-4:20-8 The Other Guys (PG) No Passes Fri-Sun 1:404:40-7:15-9:50 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:40-7:15-9:50 Salt (14A) Fri-Thu 2-4:50-7:20-9:55 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) Fri-Thu 1:20-4-6:45-9:25 Step Up 3D (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:50-4:307:10-9:45 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG) Fri-Tue 13:50-6:40 Vampires Suck (14A) Wed-Thu 1-3:50-6:409:30

GARNEAU THEATRE 8712 - 109 St., 780-433-2212 The Girl Who Played With Fire (18A) Fri 6:45-9:15 Sat-Sun 2-6:45-9:15 Mon-Thu 6:45-9:15 I Am Love (18A) Fri 6:50-9:10 Sat-Sun 2-6:509:10 Mon-Thu 6:50-9:10 Solitary Man (14A) Fri 9 Sat-Sun 3-9 Mon-Thu 9 Winter’s Bone (14A) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1-7 MonThu 7

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MOVIES 12 5074 130 Ave., 780-472-9779 The A-Team (PG) Fri-Sat 1:40-4:15-7:10-9:4012:05 Sun-Thu 1:40-4:15-7:10-9:40 Get Him to the Greek (18A) Fri-Thu 1:454:25-7:25-10 How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Fri-Sat 1:30-4:10-6:30-8:50-11:10 Sun-Thu 1:30-4:106:30-8:50 Iron Man 2 (PG) Fri-Thu 1:35-4:30-7:20-10 The Karate Kid (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-4-7-9:55 Killers (PG) Fri-Sat 4:20-9:10-11:30 Sun-Thu 4:209:10 Knight and Day (PG) Fri-Sat 1:20-4:05-7:159:45-12:10 Sun-Thu 1:20-4:05-7:15-9:45 Letters to Juliet (PG) Fri-Thu 1:50-6:45 Marmaduke (G) Fri-Thu 1:25-3:40 Mel Kara de Rabba (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:506:40-9:30 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG) Fri-Sat 1:15-3:55-6:55-9:35-12 Sun-Thu 1:153:55-6:55-9:35 Sex and the City 2 (14A) Fri-Thu 6:35-9:50

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Caesar & Cleopatra - Encore Presentation (STC) Sat 1 Carmen (Bizet) Metropolitan Opera Encore Performance (STC) Wed 6:30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (G) Fri-Thu 12:15-2:20-4:30-6:35-8:50 Charlie St. Cloud (PG) Fri-Thu 9:45 Despicable Me 3D (G) Fri-Thu 12:10-2:304:50-7:15 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Tue 2-5-7:3010:30 Wed 5-7:30-10:30 Thu 2-5-7:30-10:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri-Thu 12:20-3:30-6:409:50 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Thu 12-1:10-2:404:10-5:20-6:55-8-9:30-10:40 Grown Ups (PG) Fri-Tue 1:20-3:50 Inception (PG) Fri 12:05-1-3:20-4:20-6:50-810:10 Sat 12:05-3:20-4:20-6:50-8-10:10 Sun 12:051-3:20-4:20-6:50-8-10:10 Mon-Thu 12:05-3:20-6:50-10:10 The Kids Are All Right (18A) Fri-Tue 7:1010:05 The Other Guys (PG) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:40-7:2010 Salt (14A) Fri-Thu 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:50-10:20 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:30-4:20-7:30-10:15 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) Fri-Tue 6:45-9:20 Wed 10:10 Thu 6:45-9:20 Step Up 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4-7-9:40 Toy Story 3 (G) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:45 Vampires Suck (14A) No Passes Wed-Thu 12:45-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:05

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lore 3D (G) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-6:55-9:30 Charlie St. Cloud (PG) Fri-Thu 9:25 Despicable Me 3D (G) Fri-Thu 11:50-2:506:35 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Thu 12:504:10-7:15-10:20 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri 11:45-3:15-6:40-10 Sat 11:45-4-7:15-10:30 Sun-Tue 11:45-3:15-6:40-10 Wed 11:45-3:15-7-10:30 Thu 11:45-3:15-6:40-10 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Thu 12:10-1:153:10-4:20-7-7:45-9:50-10:40 Inception (PG) Fri 11:30-12-3-3:30-6:30-7-10:0510:25 Sat 11:30-3-3:30-6:30-7-10:05-10:25 Sun-Tue 11:30-12-3-3:30-6:30-7-10:05-10:25 Wed 11:30-123-3:30-6:30-10:05-10:25 Thu 11:30-12-3-3:30-6:307-10:05-10:25 The Other Guys (PG) Fri-Thu 12:20-12:403:45-4-6:45-7:30-9:40-10:15 Salt (14A) Fri-Tue 1:20-4:30-7:45-10:30 Wed-Thu 1:20-4:40-7:45-10:30 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) No Passes Fri-Sat 1-4:15-7:10-10:10 No Passes Sun 12-3:107:10-10:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 1-4:15-7:10-10:10 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) Fri-Sat 3:20-7:20-10:10 Sun 3:20-10:10 Mon-Tue 3:207:20-10:10 Wed-Thu 9:45 Step Up 3 (PG) Fri-Wed 1:30-4:30-7:40-10:20 Thu 4:30-7:40-10:20 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Step Up 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:40-6:50-10 Toy Story 3 (G) Fri-Tue 12:45-3:55-7:05-9:45 Wed-Thu 12:45-3:55-7:05 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG) Fri-Tue 12:15 Vampires Suck (14A) No Passes Wed-Thu 11:40-2:30-5-7:25-9:55 WWE SummerSlam - 2010 (STC) Sun 6

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WESTMOUNT CENTRE 111 Ave. & Groat Rd., 403-455-8726 Eat Pray Love (PG) DTS Digital, No Passes Fri 7:20 DTS Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 12:30-3:507:20 DTS Digital, No Passes Mon-Thu 7:20 The Expendables (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:45-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 1:15-46:45-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:30-8:30 The Kids Are All Right (18A) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 7-10 Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 12:453:25-7-10 Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 5:15-8:15 The Other Guys (PG) DTS Digital, No Passes Fri 6:30-9:15 DTS Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 1-3:356:30-9:15 DTS Digital Mon-Thu 5-8

GRANDIN THEATRES 101-22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert,780-458-9822 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (G) Fri-Thu 1:05 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Tue 12:402:45-4:50-6:55 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-6:30-9:05 The Expendables(STC) Fri-Thu 2:50-4:55-7-9:10 Inception (PG) Fri-Tue 9 The Other Guys (PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-3:15-5:207:25-9:35 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) Fri-Thu 13:05-5:10-7:20-9:30 Vampires Suck (14A) Wed-Thu 12:55-2:454:20-6-7:45-9:40

GALAXY CINEMAS SHERWOOD PARK 2020 Sherwood Dr., Sherwood Park 780-416-0152 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (G) Fri-Thu 1:20-4:05-6:50-9:15 Charlie St. Cloud (PG) Fri-Thu 9:20 Despicable Me (G) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:15-7 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Thu 12:503:50-7:15-10:05 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:30-6:45-10 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Thu 1:45-4:257:25-10:10 Inception (PG) Fri-Thu 2-6:30-9:55

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PARKLAND CINEMA 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove 780-962-2332 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D (G) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1-3:05-7 Mon 7 Tue 13:05-7 Wed 7 Thu 1-3:05-7 Despicable Me 3D (G) Fri 7:05-9 Sat-Sun 1:05-3-7:05-9 Mon 7:05-9 Tue 1:05-3-7:05-9 Wed 7:05-9 Thu 1:05-3-7:05-9 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri 6:55-9:15 SatSun 12:55-3:15-6:55-9:15 Mon 6:55-9:15 Tue 12:55-3:15-6:55-9:15 Wed 6:55-9:15 Thu 12:553:15-6:55-9:15 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri 6:45-9:30 Sat-Sun 12:453:30-6:45-9:30 Mon 6:45-9:30 Tue 10 Wed 6:459:30 Thu 12:45-3:30-6:45-9:30 Tue 12:45-3:30-6:45-9:30 The Expendables (STC) Fri 7:15-9:20 Sat-Sun 1:15-3:20-7:15-9:20 Mon 7:15-9:20 Tue 1:15-3:207:15-9:20 Wed 7:15-9:20 Thu 1:15-3:20-7:15-9:20 Inception (PG) Fri-Thu 9:05 The Other Guys (PG) Fri 6:50-9:10 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:10-6:50-9:10 Mon 6:50-9:10 Tue 12:503:10-6:50-9:10 Wed 6:50-9:10 Thu 12:50-3:106:50-9:10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG) Fri 7:109:25 Sat-Sun 1:10-3:25-7:10-9:25 Mon 7:10-9:25 Tue 1:10-3:25-7:10-9:25 Wed 7:10-9:25 Thu 1:103:25-7:10-9:25

LEDUC CINEMAS 4702 50th St., Leduc 780-986-2728 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri-Tue 12:55-3:40-6:559:40 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Tue 1:05-3:307:05-9:30 The Other Guys (PG) Fri-Tue 1:10-3:35-7:109:35 Step Up 3D (PG) Fri-Tue 1-3:25-7-9:25


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Idol in Disarray

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TV It looks like Simon Cowell bolted American Idol at just the right time. The hugely successful Fox show is in the news for all of the wrong reasons lately. Former winner Fantasia overdosed in a hotel room, thankfully she is fine now. And each passing day has new reports of who will replace Cowell but with just weeks away from its return no one seems to have any idea who will be judging wannabe popstars.

Video Game Despite being released back on July 27, Starcraft 2 is still far and away the biggest story in the video game universe this week. The follow-up to the uber popular Starcraft, which was released back in 1998, claims to be the fastestselling strategy game of all time. It was announced recently that the total sales top 1.5 million units (one million of which were sold on the first day.) With its great reviews (an average rating of 94 per cent on Metacritic), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely the game will continue selling for some time now.

Ultimate Triple Bill Cinema Film No, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an actual triple feature playing at a theatre near you. But this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big releases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Scott Pilgrim vs.The World (ultimate indie teen flick), The Expendables (ultimate action flick) and Eat Pray Love (ultimate chick flick) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; make one delicious combo for film lovers. So pick according to your taste, or even better, binge on them back to back.

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model Kristen McMenamy in Vogue Italiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s August â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oil & Waterâ&#x20AC;? photo spread.

Attentiongrabbing shoots The magazine world is abuzz with accolades and criticisms over two new attention-grabbing photo shoots. The first, a

Artery Clogging Food Because Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feels North American obesity levels could use a helping hand (or seven), the restaurant chain has unloaded a brand new Fried Cheese Melt sandwich upon its, er, growing customer base. The paean to clogged arteries, which sells for $4, consists of four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. The American Medical Association would also like you to know that it comes with a side of fries and marinara sauce. You know: To fill

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Quitting stories People A week ago Steven Slater was an anonymous flight attendant for JetBlue. After his dramatic exit from his job on Monday he has become a folk hero to some and a rude bully to others. Whether you love him or hate him, Slaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star has soared and prompted many discussions about the best and worst ways to

stirring spread in the August issue of Vogue Italia inspired by the Gulf oil spill, shows a lifelesslooking model in various monochrome images covered in oil, spitting up water and choking. Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s says the message is â&#x20AC;&#x153;to be careful

about nature.â&#x20AC;? Less controversial but equally hyped is actress Jennifer Anistonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbra Streisand tribute in the September issue of Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar. Aniston pays homage to some of the living legend's famous poses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but sans nose bump. METRO NEWS SERVICE

quit a job. Slaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 minutes of fame will be up soon enough but will his impact be felt with more over-the-top job resignations?

Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Biggest Fair Event Just as we do for the events like the Calgary Stampede, Canadians from all over the country will flock to Toronto for the venerable Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), taking place Aug. 20 through Sept. 6. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest fair is a great way to put a glowing cap on a summer vaca-

tion, and the always- spectacular Canadian International Air Show on Labour Day Weekend is a time-honoured crowd pleaser. For foodies, the CNE is offering 22 items you can eat on a stick. New this year will be the Beautiful Women Project exhibit in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, featuring 120 1ife-size sculptures of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bust by artist Cheryl-Ann Webster. Using subjects from age 19 through 91, the project was designed to represent each womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, courage and natural beauty. For more information, visit theex.com. METRO NEWS SERVICE

Jesse Dee & Jacquie B with Faye Blais and Aurora Jane: Relentlessly touring pair Jesse Dee & Jacquie B return to Edmonton to play their unique blend of folk, funky jazz, and hard hitting rock. When: Friday at 8 p.m. Where: Haven Social Club 15120A Stony Plain Rd Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical The iconic musical, Hair, potrays the turbulent 60s by highlighting topics of sex, drugs, and war. When: Aug. 12-22, various times. Where: New City Surburbs 10081 Jasper Ave. National Youth Orchestra of Canada: This accomplished orchestra has travelled throughout the world and the NYOC now visits Edmonton on it's 50th anniversary tour. When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Winspear Centre 9720 102 Ave Rocky Mountain Rebel Music with the Party Martyrs: The high energy music of RMRM comes from a diverse collection of talent and is a showcase of reggae, rock & funk styles. When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Where: Lyve on Whyte 8111 105 St. Kathleen Kelly: Although shy to discuss her talent, Kathleen Kelly's strong voice and lyrics speak for themselves. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: 4th & Vine Wine Bar & Bistro 11358 104 Ave. The Malibu Knights with Matt Blais: The big rock and roll sound of The Malibu Knights led them to open for Bon Jovi this summer. When: Sunday at 9 p.m. Where: On the Rocks 11740 Jasper Ave.

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In Focus

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YOU SHOULD CALL IT THE BIG SMOKESCREEN The new film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World begins with a title card that reads “Not so long ago in the mysterious land of Toronto, Canada.”

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he new film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World begins with a title card that reads “Not so long ago in the mysterious land of Toronto, Canada.” It establishes that the movie is set in Toronto,

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but not the Toronto we usually see in films. That Toronto often subs for New York or Chicago. The Toronto of Scott Pilgrim comes complete with Casa Loma, Lee’s Palace and other T-Dot landmarks. It’s probably the most expensive movie to feature Toronto

Lawyerin’ and doctorin’ jobs! For many people the first on-screen glimpse of Toronto onscreen came from the backseat of a 1960 Chevrolet Impala. Goin’ Down the Road, the story of Pete (Doug McGrath) and his pal Joey (Paul Bradley), two Maritimers who set out in a Chevy to find a better life in Toronto, (SCTV joked they were looking for “lawyerin’ and doctorin’ jobs”) is a city time capsule circa 1970. Look for great shots of Yonge Street attractions including the classic Sam the Record Man spinning double disc neon sign. The signs are gone now, making their last appearance in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk. Long live the new flesh! Although David Cronenberg has made more than a dozen films in T.O. and says “I love shooting in Toronto,” film critic Geoff Pevere says “Toronto had never seemed weirder” than in the director’s epic

The Canadian classic Goin’ Down The Road is a Toronto time capsule circa 1970.

Videodrome. The story of a sleazy UHF television station programmer who becomes spellbound by the hallucinatory power of porn movies, is set in Toronto and not only used many of the city’s locations, but its unique references as well. Civic TV allegedly refers to CityTV, who, in their early days used to air soft-core pornog-

raphy late at night. Yonge and Dundas and Beyond For a look at the downand-dirty Yonge Street Strip, once the body rub capital of Canada, check out Ron Mann’s 1974 Super8 documentary The Strip. On the other end of the scale is Atom Egoyan’s Chloe, the story of a Toron-

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to escort and the woman who hires her to test her husband’s fidelity. Toronto has never looked lovelier than this. “At the level of metaphor, it’s interesting because Toronto is a prostitute. As a city, very often it pretends to be New York or Chicago or San Francisco,” Egoyan said. “So it’s interesting that since this is a film about that.”


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his summer has turned into the summer of the former junkie confessional autobiography. First up was Dave Mus-

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taine, a founding member of Metallica and since 1983, the leader of Megadeth. His book, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir (HarperCollins), contains so many tales of alcohol and drug abuse that you’re almost guaranteed to wake up the next morning with a hangover and a bad case of opiate withdrawal. Mustaine knows rehab because he’s been through it 17 times. “You go in there, get sobered up but there was no really giving you the tools to cope with stuff. It’s like sobering up a drunken horse thief. As soon as he sobers up, what have you got? A horse thief.” Dave’s spiral to neardeath was rooted largely in unresolved emotional pain that went back decades. The most frightening rehab episode involved falling asleep in an awkward position in a chair. When he woke up, his left arm was asleep and wouldn’t wake up. Doctors said he’d never play guitar again. “There’s a little nerve on the inside of my bicep on my left arm. It’s about 4 millimetres around and it got crunched like when you chew on a drinking straw. It needed to grow back and it grows at a millimeter per month. Then there was the physical therapy that followed that: 13 months of picking up needles with some tweezers and sticking them into a pegboard and turning a doorknob. It was 17 months before I could pick up a guitar again. “When you’re a guitar player and you have that taken away from you, it’s devastating. It was THIS HAND,” he says gesturing with what he calls “the moneymaker.” This incident — and Mustaine’s ability to recov-

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er — convinced him that perhaps a higher power was showing him the error of his ways and that he could reform his ways. That’s when the wannabe Satanist and part-time practitioner of black magic embraced Christianity. “If anyone needed to have a life-changing event take place, it was me. I didn’t realize that God was all I needed until He was all I had.” Mustaine is a fascinating look into the darker sides of being a famous metal musician. Recommended. Next week: Steven Adler, the guy who was thrown out of Guns ‘N Roses for taking too many drugs.

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Christina gets artsy in L.A. PAUL J. RICHARDS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Aguilera brings her big voice to fundraiser for open-concent museum in sunny California Christina Aguilera is doing her part to help the arts. The Grammy-winning singer is lending her voice to a fundraiser in support of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest project. Aguilera will perform at the Sept. 25 grand opening celebration of the museum’s Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion, described by LACMA as “the largest purpose-built, nat-

urally lit, open-plan museum space in the world.” The 29-year-old pop star said she’s honoured to help celebrate the 45,000square-foot (4,200-squaremetre) exhibition building, which was designed by Renzo Piano. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Christina Aguilera will perform at the Sept. 25 grand opening celebration of the museum’s Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion.

Twain touted as American Idol’s Plan B

Hot ticket The gala fundraiser is open to the public. Individual tickets are $5,000 to $10,000 and tables are available for $25,000 to $100,000.

J.Lo’s loss could be Shania Twain’s gain according to website TMZ.com. The celebrity gossip site said Thursday that a deal to make singer and actress Jennifer Lopez an American Idol judge wasn’t quite dead yet, but that Canadian singer Twain is the Plan B if Lopez is unattainable. Twain appeared on Idol last season as a mentor to the contestants and also helped judge during auditions as a fill-in for Paula Abdul, who left the show in 2009. There were reports Wednesday that Lopez was out of the running because of excessive demands. Quoting sources, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday that Lopez was

Zsa Zsa Gabor back home Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home this week to recuperate after being hospitalized at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip, her husband said. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the 93-year-old actress’ eccentric partner, told reporters gathered outside their Bel-Air mansion overlooking Los Angeles that Gabor is glad to be back. “She is at home, and she is happy,” said von Anhalt. “She smiled already and started flirting with the guys who took her home. When she starts flirting, she is in good shape. At home here, with

Zsa Zsa Gabor

the environment and the air up here, we have lots of oxygen, and everything is clean. There’s not lots of nurses and doctors hanging around.” The Hungarian-born, glamour-loving actress’ condition deteriorated after she underwent hip-replacement surgery after she broke her hip while trying to get into her wheelchair. Gabor, who has to use a wheelchair after a 2002 car accident and a 2005 stroke, was originally expected to spend one week in the hospital but ended up being there four weeks, said von Anhalt. “She’s not a young chick,” he said. “She’s 93 years old. This time, she was scared. We have been married 24 years. She’s been in the hospital a few times, but she was never scared. She always smiled and said, ‘Don’t worry. Everything is going to be

Shania Twain

OK.’ She was scared because of her age and the big operation.” An ambulance followed by a police escort and led by von Anhalt, who was behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce, arrived at the gates of their Bel-Air home early Wednesday evening.

asking for more than $20 million (U.S.) a year for the gig, as well as her own hair, makeup, styling team and “dressing room compound.” Considering that departed judge Simon Cowell, who was a big draw on the show, made an estimated $36 million and that Lopez is an unknown quantity as a judge, that’s an awful lot of money. The Fox network and Idol producers have already learned some hard lessons about judges who look good on paper but not so much on live TV with the hiring of Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host, whose performance on Idol was widely panned, only lasted one season at the judges’ table. Now Fox has a matter of weeks to replace both DeGeneres and Cowell. The network has refused to comment on reports that both Lopez and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler were being courted as replacements, or that songwriter Kara DioGuardi has been fired from the panel.

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Parenting experts back Team Aniston GETTY IMAGES

The Switch actress gets support for comments about single motherhood, claiming O’Reilly is “out of touch”

Aniston, or as she’s known around the FOX studios, the fourth horsewoman of the Apocalypse.

Bill O’Reilly may still be squawking about how Jennifer Aniston is “destructive to society,” because her new movie, The Switch, sends the message to kids that a woman doesn’t need a man to have a baby. But parenting experts weighing in are on Team Aniston, saying the host of FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor is out of touch with modern society. “It’s unrealistic and not in touch with how family is changing,” social psychologist Susan Newman, author of Parenting an Only Child, tells gossip website PopEater. “The traditional family that we have always known as mom, dad and two kids is no longer the

Alanis’ pregnancy ‘surprise’ Alanis Morissette says news of her pregnancy came as a surprise. The Ottawa singer appeared on the late-night chat show Chelsea Lately on Wednesday night, just

hours after she announced that she and rapper husband MC Souleye are expecting. Morissette, wearing a black suit and heels, told host Chelsea Handler that

she didn’t realize she was pregnant when she went to the doctor. ‘Is that normal?’ And I said, ‘No, that’s not really typical for me.’ ... I was very happy.” CANADIAN PRESS

traditional family.” The Conservative blowhard flipped out over comments made by the 41-year-old actress while promoting her film, where she plays a woman who decides to conceive by using a sperm donor. Said Aniston: “Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child. They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.” METRO WORLD NEWS

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the young cast, according to Heat magazine. “Blake has asked producers to kill off her character. She’s tired of working on the

show,” a source says. Lively has reportedly even gone so far as to suggest dramatic ways her character could die. METRO WORLD NEWS

Talking points

Grammer’s new lady friend is knocked up, dad says AND KELSEY HAS NOW BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE GOLD DIGGERS’ HALL OF FAME UNDER ‘EASIEST TARGET’. Kelsey

Grammer may have been trying to keep news of his alleged new girlfriend, British flight attendant Kayte Walsh, under wraps, but Walsh’s dad has other ideas, telling the press that not only are they together but Walsh is also pregnant with Grammer’s fifth child, according to Hollyscoop. “I don’t know how long they have been together and I have not met him yet, but I’m looking forward to it,” her dad, Alan Walsh, says. “We just found out about her pregnancy a couple of days ago. I think they met in New York socially because she works for Virgin Airways and often stops over in America.” METRO WORLD NEWS

Sounds like you picked a real winner this time, Kelsey!

Because that career move worked so well for Mischa.

Samantha Ronson [@samantharonson] The only bummer about being a “grown up” is.... trying to organize a trip to disneyland isn’t all that easy.

Eliza Dushku [@elizadushku] I’ve been asleep nonstop. Holy jetlag. Fells like I’m on a bottle of q.ludes everytime I open my ojos...

Adam Levine [@adamlevine] Chefs have replaced DJs as the thing that everyone suddenly thinks they are...

John Mayer [@johncmayer] True story: I get wasted and order products from Knife Show for my friends. Tony gets a $35.00 katana blade. Item no. CCN-10100.

Two brand new Mulroneys join the planet LET’S HEDGE BETS ON WHICH ONE WILL BECOME A POLITICIAN AND WHICH ONE WILL HOST CLOYING TELEVISION SHOWS Ben and Jessica Mul-

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Blake wants out of Gossip loop Though the show has made her a star, Blake Lively is looking for a way out of Gossip Girl because of all the in-fighting among

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roney have welcomed twin boys. Brian Gerald Alexander and John Benedict Dimitri were born Thursday morning, according to a news release from CTV. “Both boys are healthy and beautiful,” the 34-year-old Mulroney said. “Jessica is radiant and in great health and spirits. I am the happiest man alive.”CANADIAN PRESS


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One burger, four cuts of meat Solving the problem of dry burgers

A hands-off approach helps keep the meat fluffy LARRY CROWE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ingredients : • 250 g (1/2 lb) ground prime rib • 500 g (1 lb) ground brisket • 500 g (1 lb) ground skirt steak • 250 g (1/2 lb) ground filet • 8 hamburger buns • Kosher salt and pepper • 1 large red onion, sliced into 5-mm (1/4-inch) rings • 250 ml (1 cup) lemon aioli • 250 g (1/2 lb) brie, cut into thin slices

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8 portions Start to Finish: 20 min.

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Super gel When Tyler Florence was creating hamburgers for his new restaurant, his goal was simple — a burger that stays moist no matter how well-done it is cooked. The solution was all a matter of numbers — one month of experimenting with the percentage of fat and the number of cuts of meat. “Most people do an 8020 lean-to-fat ratio,” Florence, whose Wayfare Tavern opened recently in San Francisco, said in a telephone interview. “We go 75-to-25 ratio, so it’s a little fattier. So even if you like it well done, it’s still nice and moist.” For the cuts of meat, Florence settled on four of them — prime rib, brisket, skirt steak and filet. And after they are ground (at another facility), it’s mostly a hands-off

The Wayfare Tavern Burger includes four different cuts of meat in the patty.

procedure. “When it comes in, no one is really allowed to touch it except to take it out of the package and weigh it out,” said Florence, host of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. “It gets touched once before it goes on the grill. It loses that fluffiness once you work it too much. It starts to become chewy really quickly.” Florence was equally exacting when it came to

toppings. “You can’t just put stuff on top of the burger for the sake of it,” he said. “To me, it’s got to be very purposeful stuff. You have to really think it through so it’s a complimentary flavour and not a distraction from the burger.” For the AP’s 20 Burgers of Summer series, Florence opted for an intensely savoury and creamy combination of oven-roasted red onions, lemon aioli and brie.

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Japan showing off its whiskies

Superfood: Baobab

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It wasn’t too long ago that Owen Westman’s customers at Rickhouse Bar didn’t even know there were Japanese whiskies available, let alone ask for them by name. “They certainly do now,” he says. Although best known for sake, Japan has a whisky tradition stretching back more than a century. It’s not widely available in North America, but that’s changing as companies like major producer Suntory work to boost overseas sales. And maybe Bill Murray had something to do with it. His character in the 2003 movie Lost in Translation goes to Japan to shoot a whisky commercial. Suntory exports a number of products, including Yamazaki single malt whiskies and Hibiki, a

Overseas sales

From left: Hibiki 12-year-old, Yamazaki 18 and 12-year-old Japanese whiskys.

blend. Like Scotch, the Japanese product is spelled without the extra “e.” In fact, the origins of the Japanese whisky industry have ties to Scotland. Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii hired Masataka Taketsuru, who studied distilling in Scotland. Taketsuru went

on to found Nikka, also a major producer. Despite that history, Suntory whisky is “not Scotch made in Japan,” points out Eric Ariyoshi, a Suntory brand manager based in San Francisco. One of Torii’s goals was “to really create a Japanese

Overall, Japanese whisky is a fraction of total U.S. sales. Suntory launched the Hibiki brand in Europe and the U.S. last year with sales of 6,000 cases. This year, they hope to sell 8,000 cases of Hibiki overseas and 31,000 cases of Yamazaki. To put that into perspective, 2009 total whiskey sales in the United States amounted to 46.5 million cases, according to the U.S. Distilled Spirits Council.

whisky that catered to a more subtle palate,” says Ariyoshi. “If you think about Japanese food it tends to be on the lighter side, very subtle flavours. One of his specific goals was to create a whisky that fits into that palate.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The African Baobab tree produces a coconut shelllike fruit covered in yellowish velvety hair. The powdery pulp of the fruit is renowned for its health benefits. Dr. Lucy Welford of PhytoTrade Africa says, “Baobab offers consumers a powerful nutritional punch. With antioxidant levels over twice that of goji berries, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and high levels of magnesium and potassium, it’s no wonder it’s been touted as the new “superfood.” ROMINA MCGUINNESS

A gel named Nexagon developed by a team led by David Becker, a professor of cell and developmental biology at University College London, is being hailed as a solution to major chronic wounds including ulcers and injuries from accidents. The gel works by interrupting how cells communicate and prevents the production of a protein that blocks healing. That allows cells to move faster to the wound to begin healing it. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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“Sometimes you get rolling and that’s what happens. I don’t know why. I apologize if I offended more people than I usually offend.” NEW YORK JETS COACH REX RYAN, ON HIS EXPLETIVELACED APPEARANCE ON THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF HBO’S “HARD KNOCKS,” WHICH AIRED WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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Whitlock setting example for Esks

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Running back’s 577 rushing yards is second only to Argos’ Boyd If Arkee Whitlock was easily discouraged, he would have walked away after his debut with the Edmonton Eskimos in the second week of the 2009 CFL season. Whitlock didn't buckle then and won't now, even with the Eskimos staggering to a 1-5 start. Through six games in a season in which precious little has gone right, the 26-year-old running back from Rock Hill, S.C., has been one of the few bright spots for coach Richie Hall's Eskimos, amassing 577 rushing yards on 90 carries. As Whitlock proved after a disastrous debut against the Montreal Alouettes 13 months ago, being down doesn't necessarily mean out. “I'm very excited this year,” Whitlock said. “I think I've established what I'm capable of doing early this season. “I try to get better as time goes on. I get better with time. Having started fast, it's going to give me an opportunity to have a good season because I'm a harsh critic of myself and I want to get better.” As tough a start as the Eskimos have had, it's no worse than July 9, 2009, when Whitlock started against Montreal in place of Jesse Lumsden, who'd crumpled to the turf with a season-ending shoulder in-

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Arkee Whitlock has three games of 100-plus yards rushing, including a season-high 147 in a 29-28 loss to the Argonauts last weekend. jury in the first quarter against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 1. Tossed into the fray, the raw rookie dropped two sure touchdown passes from Ricky Ray, had another pass bounce off his shoulder that was returned for a Montreal touchdown and fumbled once. He managed just 29 yards on 12 carries in a 50-16 drubbing from the Alouettes. Whitlock endured a week-long grilling from reporters, then strapped on his equipment and didn't stop running until he'd rushed for 1,293 yards on 211 carries and earned Edmonton's nomination as CFL rookie of the year. “I'm a competitive guy,” Whitlock said. “Something like that, it's going to make me explode, but in a good way. “I have a bend-but-don'tbreak mentality. I've been down before. I don't mind playing under pressure. Having a game like that, it might have been the best thing that ever happened.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Arkee Whitlock, 36, had a season-high 147 yards in a loss to the Argos last weekend.

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Michael Llodra tried every trick in the book in his third-round match with Roger Federer at the Rogers Cup. Fancy drop shots. A between-the-legs volley. He even tried an underhand serve. Federer was ready for almost all of it on the sunbaked hardcourt at the Rexall Centre, and advanced to the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory on

“Roger is a legend. It's a good present for my kids.” MICHAEL LLODRA, ON ASKING FOR ROGER FEDERER’S SHIRT AFTER THE MATCH

Thursday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain, second-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and fourth-seeded Andy Murray of Britain also posted victories to move on to the final eight. The match was a return

to old-school tennis, with both players showing creativity and aggressiveness instead of the more common baseline power game used by many at the sport's top level. The crowd ate it up and the players enjoyed it too. Llodra even picked up a souvenir after shaking hands with the two-time champion, asking Federer for his pink tennis shirt. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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actions during a brawl with the St. Louis Cardinals, and both managers were suspended for two games.

Stars attend negotiations NBA. LeBron James,

Reds pitcher suspended BASEBALL. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has been suspended for seven games for his

Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul were among the players who attended a negotiating session between the NBA and the union Thursday. The current collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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MLB. Chipper Jones’ agent

says he’ll need surgery on his injured left knee and is likely done for the season. The Atlanta Braves third baseman had already said he would consider retirement at the end of the year, and he may have played his last game after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday while fielding a ground ball at Houston.

Bartoli beats Wozniacki

Mets suspend Rodriguez

TENNIS. Sixteenth-seeded Marion Bartoli won eight straight games on her way to beating secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-1 in the third round of the Cincinnati Women’s Open on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Yanina Wickmayer also reached the quarter-finals with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over eighth-seeded Li Na, while 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta knocked out sixth-seeded Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-3.

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was suspended for two days by the Mets on Thursday, a day after police said the star pitcher grabbed his father-in-law from a Citi Field family lounge, struck him in the face and banged his head against the wall. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tiger shows signs of return to form Woods briefly reaches top of leaderboard at PGA Championship Errant shots leave him one under par STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES

Tiger Woods broke par in the PGA Championship, cause for celebration Thursday. It wasn’t as good as Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari of Italy, who handled the breeze and bunkers at Whistling Straits and wound up atop the leaderboard at 4-under 68 among those who finished the first round. Then again, it wasn’t nearly as bad as what some were expecting. Even after the fog lifted along the shores of Lake Michigan, no one was sure what they would see from Woods. The answer came early, with three birdies on his opening holes to — get this — put his name atop the leaderboard. But only briefly.

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The fog delayed the start by just over three hours. The late starters will finish the first round Friday morning and immediately start the second round.

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 14th hole.

There were enough errant shots, including one that went so far left it found a marsh he didn’t know was there, that Woods had to make an 8foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 1-under 71. “I’ve played too good

not to shoot under par,” Woods said. “It would’ve been very disappointing and frustrating to end up at even par as well as I played today. To make that putt — to shoot under par — just feels like that’s what I should have shot

the way I played today. And that’s a good feeling.” Since when is shooting 71 a good feeling for a guy with 14 majors? When he’s coming off the worst tournament of his career, an 18-over 298 at Firestone to beat only one player in the field, raising questions that ranged from whether this would be his last PGA Tour event of the year in America to whether he belonged in the Ryder Cup. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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