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The battle began at the City Centre Mall Thursday as the official weigh-in for MFC 26: Retribution took place over the noon hour. “I’m in it to win it, so I’m going to put it on for my city like I always do,” said local product Ryan (The Real Deal) Ford, who will be taking on Douglas (The Phenom) Lima in the co-main event. “I’m going to come out like the real deal, no surprises. I came to fight.” Despite being moved from Brandon, Man., to the River Cree Resort and Casino outside of Edmonton, Friday’s lineup has remained intact. The other Retribution main event will feature a scrap between MFC light-

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500,000 cans for kids Nine 48-foot semi-trailers rolled into Edmonton’s Southside on Thursday to deliver roughly 500,000 aluminum cans to the city’s recycling plant. The massive delivery — worth $50,000 — was made as part of the Alberta Cans for Kids project, in which people can drop off their empty pop cans at any bottle depot in Alberta and have the proceeds donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospi-

tal in Edmonton. “We have 30,00040,000 Albertans a day coming into bottle depots,” explained jeff Linton, Executive Director of the Alberta Bottle Depot Association. “So, if every one of those people donates just 1 container then we can raise $3,000 or $4,000 for the Stollery every day. The goal of the Cans for Kids initiative is to raise at least $100,000 for the

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Cops say death was a homicide Police aren’t releasing much information about a suspicious death Tuesday night, but they are now calling it a homicide and have released the victim’s name. Andrew Patrick McPherson, 25, was found dead in his apartment at 149 Avenue and 26 Street at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. A medical examiner

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Former Edmonton Oilers captain Jason Smith faces charges of domestic assault and confinement after an incident in Calgary earlier this summer. The Calgary Police Service confirmed Thursday that Smith was arrested after police were called to a southwest Calgary home Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Smith, 36, is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter and faces another count of confining his wife. His case goes to court Sept. 17. A call to Smith’s lawyer Alain Hepner was not immediately returned because Hepner was in court Thursday morning. Smith was released on $1,000 bail and the conditions he have no contact with his wife and two daughters. He was granted one exception to send his daughter a birthday card,

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Free pizza, free chocolate bars, and free phone cards were just some of the things that Club Metro was handing out to Grant MacEwan students this week as they returned to school. Students stopping by the stylish Club Metro Lounge — with its soft and comfy white couches — also had their names entered in a draw for a brand

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The Keats will be performing in a new artist showcase as part of Canadian Country Music Week 2010. Other events include: Friday Songwriters’ Café: 3:30-6 p.m. at the Shaw Conference Centre. Saturday FanFest: 11 a.m.3 p.m. at West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace. Sunday CCMA Awards: 5-7 p.m. at Rexall Place.

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Sports fan can have some interesting superstitions, playwright Linda Wood Edwards notes. “When their team starts to lose, fans think it’s because of something that they’re doing: Whether it’s eating the wrong snacks or wearing the wrong jerseys or because somebody’s not there watching the game with them,” Edwards chuckles. This observation inspired Woods to write True Grid, a comedic play which follows a group of fans in the stands of Commonwealth Stadium as the Edmonton Eskimos vie for a playoff spot. True Grid actually debuted at the 2007 Edmon-

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Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks on the United States. But this year the focus lies two blocks north of Ground Zero outside the planned Muslim-American community centre where a big protest is scheduled. Rally leader Pamela Geller expects “many thousands.” The blogs overflow with anger, the attacks from politicians like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich become increasingly bitter, and U.S. President Barack Obama’s endorsement seems ever more halfhearted. The target? Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support for the so-called Park51 — the master

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“It’s important because people’s feelings about Muslims are coming out,” says Gina Shadid, a Park51 supporter.

BACKERS OF PARK51 REGRET FIRESTORM The backers of a proposed Islamic centre near Ground Zero are expressing regrets about creating a firestorm with a plan they thought would be simple and non-controversial. Hisham Elzanaty, an Egyptian-born businessman who says he provided a majority of the financing to gain control over the two buildings where the centre would be built, told The Associated Press he has always viewed the project pri-

marily as an investment opportunity, and would sell some of the site if the price is right. And the imam slated to lead the spiritual component of the centre told CNN that if he had realized how some Americans would react to the location, he would have picked some other spot. “If I knew this would happen, if it would cause this kind of pain, I wouldn’t have done it,” Feisal Abdul Rauf said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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New book tells true story of horrific ordeal 3,096 Days details author’s life in captivity Author says she’s stung by ‘stupid jokes’ made in her presence HANS PUNZ/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Amid tight security and applause, an Austrian kidnap victim presented a book about her eight-and-a-halfyear ordeal Thursday, saying she wrote it to start a new life. Natascha Kampusch was abducted as a 10-year-old and held in an underground cell in a Vienna suburb until she escaped in August 2006. Her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil, killed himself soon after she got away. The story sent shock waves around the world. In the new account of her captivity, which is titled 3,096 Days and went on sale earlier this week, the now 22-year-old says she was repeatedly beaten,

Natascha Kampusch poses with her book.

starved and forced to do housework half-naked at the mercy of a paranoid man who admired Hitler and wanted her to call him

“maestro” and “my lord.” “Enough time has passed ... I just wanted to start a new life,” Kampusch told a large crowd crammed into a Vienna bookstore for the roughly one-hour event. As people young and old listened attentively and clapped, Kampusch read excerpts depicting, among other things, her first day in the dungeon and her failed attempt — during a ski trip with her captor — to seek help from a woman in a public restroom. In a question-andanswer session, Kampusch said she was wounded by people who react negatively towards her. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Gay man loses in blood donor case Canadian Blood Services is legally allowed to ban men who have sex with men from donating blood, an Ontario court has ruled. In dismissing a constitutional challenge, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled Canadian Blood Services is not a government entity, so the Charter of Rights does

not apply to its policies. Canadian Blood Services had sued Kyle Freeman, a gay man who lied when giving blood, and the court has now found him liable for $10,000 for negligent misrepresentation. He launched a counterclaim under the charter. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Standing outside his Pentecostal church in Gainesville, Fla., alongside Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Jones said he relented when Musri assured him the New York mosque will be moved. Later, after Musri and the leader of the New York mosque denied an agreement, Jones said Musri “clearly, clearly lied to us.” Jones said: “So as of right now, we are not cancelling the event, but we are suspending it.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Heading home for the holiday Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims are heading home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim feast marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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A suicide car bomber exploded at the gate to the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday. Suicide bombers in a second vehicle rushed toward the terminal before

end of the fasting month. “The release of one of the detained Americans will be at Saturday, 9 a.m. at the Estaghlal hotel.� It is common in the Islamic world to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday by showing clemency and releasing prisoners.

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Extra weeks of EI payments ending Provinces argue money is still needed to stimulate economy Workers who lose their jobs next week will receive less employment insurance. As of Saturday, Ottawa will cancel an extra five weeks of regular EI benefits and end a program that provided up to an additional 20 weeks of benefits for longer-serving employees.

For older workers who suddenly find themselves unemployed after years of long-term service, this is a crushing blow, says Ontario’s Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Monique Smith. Last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper enhanced regular EI benefits for laidoff workers by five weeks

“Pull that support from these families and it is a real hurt.” MONIQUE SMITH, ONTARIO MINISTER OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

in response to the crippling of Canada’s job market during the

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economic downturn. Ottawa also enhanced benefits for longer-serving employees by up to 20 weeks. As part of Ottawa’s economic action plan, the government introduced a $47-billion two-year spending program. It included spending on infrastructure and enhanced EI benefits. Its aim was to prop up the

national economy, but the infrastructure taps will be turned off March 31, 2011. The EI clawback is nationwide. Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter told the Star the Harper government is “fixated on drawing very definite lines” on when the programs will end.

Benefits Five weeks of benefits roughly equals $1,768 on average. Loss Twenty weeks is an average loss of about $7,072.

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Quebec gets new wireless Videotron officially entered the Quebec mobile communications market yesterday amid much fanfare from its own executives, who suggested a price war is already being waged in the province by its competitors. As of yesterday, Videotron’s mobile service was operational in 100 municipalities, including the major cities of Montreal and Quebec. Additional markets, including some

parts of eastern Ontario such as Ottawa, will be added over the coming months. The full rollout will be achieved by next year. The company’s entry into Quebec’s mobile market has been perceived by some as a start to a price war among wireless carriers, particularly Bell and Rogers, which dominate most of the Quebec market. However, Videotron’s

Low fuel prices and big customer incentives have made trucks a surprising winner with consumers who might otherwise have opted for a car and that’s expected to carry over into 2011, says the chief executive of Ford Canada.

But the trend is not sustainable over the longer term, David Mondragon said Thursday at a business luncheon at a downtown hotel. “We know that artificially inflating demand with high consumer incentives is not the way to

go,” Mondragon said. The Canadian vehicle market has been very competitive of late with Ford and General Motors vying to regain the top sales spot and Toyota hoping to win back customers after a spate of recalls. To compete, the au-

The number of employees who will be laid off this fall at Ford’s Windsor, Ont., plant.

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tomakers are offering bigger and bigger incentives. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Competitive Bell and Rogers, which each have about one-third of the Quebec market, face more competition in pricing: Pricing Videotron has a talk-only plan for $14.95 a month and other plans that range between $32.95 up to $49.95 which it says have no hidden fees.

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chief executive Robert Depatie said there is already a price war among providers and Videotron is more akin to better value and service. Videotron is offering a wireless phone plan for $32.95 for customers who also take home phone and basic TV and Internet services. But customers called “single players” who just take that wireless phone plan would end up paying $42.50 for it, Depatie said.


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Economists expect improvement — but not by much Jobless currently at about eight per cent Economists are expecting some positive news Friday morning when Statistics Canada issues its next report on unemployment, but they also caution that seasonal factors will likely skew the numbers. The consensus forecast ahead of the 7 a.m. Friday release of the monthly report is that about 30,000 jobs were added to the Canadian economy in August, and many economists think the number could be considerably higher. But there’s a big catch to projections. The positive reading will be

The rate of growth in Canada’s economy in the second quarter this year, about one-third of the rate in the first quarter.

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mostly based on a technical correction to the previous month’s jobs survey that showed the seasonal disappearance of 65,000 education jobs. “The normal pattern is to regain those jobs in the following month except for once when they were regained in September,” says Derek Holt, vice pres-

ident of economics with Scotia Capital, who is calling for a 50,000 pick-up. The education losses reported in July contributed to a shocking 139,000 loss in full-time jobs in July, reversing a string of gains in employment. An increase in part-time work in July lessened the impact, reducing the net number of jobs lost to 9,300 — still the first decline. The news on the Canadian economic front has been bleak ever since — much as it has throughout the rest of the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Afghanistan,” according to a statement from her office. Pelosi also “emphasized the importance of intellectual property rights, trade and border security.” The two then discussed Pelosi’s recent meetings on “various energy security issues,” including the Alberta oilsands. Earlier in the day, environmental groups and First Nations urged Pelosi

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to use her country’s buying power to demand cleaner oil from Canada. They told Pelosi and congressman Ed Markey that the United States can push the federal and Alberta governments to take a tougher stance on the oilsands industry. “I think they understood very clearly what we were saying, that the customer is always right,” said Rick Smith, head of

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Environmental Defence. Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation told Pelosi about health concerns in his tiny community on the Athabasca River in Alberta. A recent study linked oilsands facilities to high levels of lead, mercury and other heavy metals in the Athabasca River system. The Americans also met executives from the energy industry and HydroPAUL SAKUMA/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

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Quebec president Thierry Vandal. The executives wouldn’t comment to reporters outside the U.S. Embassy. The meetings with environmentalists and First Nations followed a Wednesday night dinner for Pelosi, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and the premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Strong dollar leads to trade deficit Canadian exporters continued to take it on the chin in July as U.S. economic weakness and the strong loonie combined to produce a record trade deficit of $2.7 billion. Analysts said the widening deficit — it was $1.8 billion in June — will

take another big bite out of the economy this quarter. And the prospects aren’t getting any better with the Bank of Canada raising interest rates Wednesday, giving another boost to the dollar. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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electricity with natural gas cost between $0.02 and $0.10. Electric cars? Gasoline has from 50 to 80 times the energy density — energy per unit of volume — of the best available lithiumion battery. Gasoline engines will continue to dominate the market for decades. The day renewable energies will replace oil is still far away. But don’t despair. I have a solution to start helping the environment right away: the four-day workweek. One fewer day per week of traffic, lights, computers and elevators soaking up energy. But the economy sucks, you say. People are losing their job. And most Canadian companies are small businesses — with fewer than 10 employees, it’s hard to do without one’s sole receptionist on Fridays. I hear you. So I thought of one group that could start the movement: politicians. They love to spend our money on laws, programs and subsidies that cater to interest groups. If

“They love to spend our money on laws, programs and subsidies that cater to interest groups. If politicians only work four days, lobbyists will also have to reduce their work week. Mother Nature will be happy ... Colour me cynical, but I believe that the less politicians work, the less damage they cause.”

politicians only work four days, lobbyists will also have to reduce their work week. Mother Nature will be happy. Taxpayers too. My own provincial government recently spent $732 million on subsidies — mostly to multinational corporations — in just one week. Actually, it was a four-day week because of a holiday. Imagine if they had had five! Colour me cynical, but I believe that the less politicians work, the less damage they cause. We can act now for planet Earth. Let’s adopt the four-day work week for politicians. The environment — and your wallet — will feel better. David Descôteaux is a freelance economic journalist and an associate researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute.


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Edmonton-based writer Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is about to embark on the literary adventure of a lifetime: A three-month stay at Berton House, Pierre Berton’s childhood home in Dawson City, Yukon. You’ve been chosen as one of four Canadian professional writers to live in Pierre Berton’s home in Dawson City. Can you tell me your thoughts?

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tively new and still an emerging writer. This year I’m the only one from Western Canada. The rest are from Eastern and Central Canada so I’m going to try and make Alberta proud. What are you going to be doing up there for three months?

I’m almost done a novel that I’ll be finishing up while I’m at the Berton House and I’m going to be researching the history of aviation of the North. We’ll get three books by 30, hopefully, and then from there I would love to get a little shack on the sunshine coast of B.C., somewhere eventually where I’ll get to

write forever. What is your novel called and what is it about?

Chasing Skies is about a female bush pilot in the 1930s who goes to fly for the Air Transport Auxiliary in England during World War Two and those are stories that haven’t really been told. It’s based on history but it’s all fictionalized. I have 150 pages of the novel done and I’m guessing it’s going to be about 200-250 pages so I just have to really put my nose to the grind. Other than planes and aviation, what other issues do you incorporate in your stories?

but I’m able to bring in all my other interests like the history of First Nations and the issues of the history of women. So I think the common denominator is history. Creative writing was my first passion but everything just seems to be kind of moving forward together and my different interests are just melding. Other than finishing three books by 30, what other goals do you have?

It would be absolutely incredible if my books ended up in universities one day and people were studying my stuff. I just have to keep my fingers crossed and keep working.

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Carey Mulligan, left, stars in Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightly, centre.

Mulligan excited for ‘biggest part’ yet Oscar nominee badly wanted role in Never Let Me Go after reading the popular book the movie is based on Actress enjoyed bringing life to a character she fell in love with NED EHRBAR

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Carey Mulligan is the first to admit that her latest film, the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, was a role very close to her heart, as she fell in love with the novel before an film was even planned. Nominated for an Oscar last year for her performance in

An Education, 25-year-old Mulligan is quickly developing an impressive resume. She sat down with Metro to discuss the themes of the novel, playing a part she never thought she’d get and ignoring the noise of awards season. Were you a fan of the book before auditioning?

Yes. My mum was a big Ishiguro fan, and I read it immediately after her. I

loved it, and didn’t really think it was a part I could get because of all the usual reasons. So when it came around, to get to audition for it was huge for me. It was sort of the biggest part I’d auditioned for — and kind of the best phone call I’d ever had when I got the job.

they would, having kind of briefly lived in that world. You know, they’re brought up to believe if they leave the confines of their school, it’s certain death. There’s nothing out there that’s better than what they have, in their minds.

So why do you think the characters don’t run away?

We’re heading into awards season again soon. How is living in that world so early in your career?

I don’t see any reason why

It sort of feels like that’s

somehow always the ultimate goal, and for me that’s not the ultimate goal. It’s sort of like the only merit you can have as a film is if you win an award, and I think the merit you have with the film is if you take a book that people love and you make a film that’s faithful to that book and doesn’t hurt the book and tell a story that moves people in whatever way.

Jessica Simpson took her seat as guest judge at Thursday’s Project Runway show at New York Fashion Week in a supershort, sparkly silver minidress. Ten aspiring designers showed their collections to Simpson, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, although several knew they already didn’t make the cut and won’t be the Season 8 winner. Extra designers needed to participate to keep secret the winners and losers of episodes that haven’t yet aired. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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As a well known actress you get sent a lot of free clothes and jewelry, but companies that do so won’t Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez enjoying them. “I stopped taking free sh*t, because I realized it was such a waste”, says Rodriguez. Alba adds: “After a while of giving it away to friends and family, even they didn’t start liking the stuff that I was getting for free so I just altogether told them ‘No! Stop sending me stuff !”

Machete’s Alba and Rodriguez on being beautiful and playing tough women ‘I like her scene with the stiletto heel, sticking it in the guys eyeball’ Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez have a great deal in common — they are both beautiful women, they are both box office gold and they both demand strong female roles. Never more so than in new Robert Rodriguez movie Machete. Rodriguez points to one scene in particular which she says embodies that combination of toughness and sexiness saying: “I like her scene with the stiletto heel, sticking it in the guys eyeball. “Dude I’ve been waiting for that moment. I’ve always wanted a 007-moment like that, where the chick takes off the metal heel and, I don’t know, presses a button and it shoots out in between some-

Michelle Rodriguez stars in Machete.

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Arquette fits in well in Land of the Astronauts “I love independent films. There’s a creative energy behind them that’s a little scrappier. It’s a lot of fun to dive into those characters and that kind of emotion.” DAVID ARQUETTE

TV’s Medium) and Rosanna, David Arquette has been a director, producer, screenwriter and wrestler as well as an actor. He’s done a slew of TV and film roles, gaining attention for playing Deputy Dewey Riley in the Scream movies starting in 1997. He’s reprising his role of Riley, starring alongside other Scream alumni including his wife Courtney Cox, of Friends and Cougar Town fame, and Neve Campbell. “I just hopped here this morning and I hop back there tomorrow,” said Arquette, who made his first visit to the Montreal film festival.

David Arquette plays a down on his luck composer forced to work as a limo driver in The Land of the Astronauts.

He said it’s been “really great” being back on the Scream set. “It’s been a lot of fun, working with (director) Wes Craven again — always a dream — and work-

ing with my wife and Neve Campbell. There’s a lot of crew members on the film as well that have been along for this 16-year-ride so it’s quite the experience.”

Arquette pointed out it’s rare in Hollywood to have the chance to be connected to a project such as the popular horror franchise for so long. “Through the course of it, I’ve gotten married and had a child,” he said. “It’s really had a significant impact on my life.” But is he surprised Scream has lasted so long? “Yeah, I am,” he said with a chuckle. “But I’m glad. It’s really been fun. This one, I think, is probably closest to the first.” The Land of Astronauts, which is based on the experiences of a friend of director Carl Colpaert, is a switch from Arquette’s other roles, which have included a fair share of goofy characters. He said the complex role “really interested me as a kind of step back to the beginning of my career when I did a lot more independent film.” Arquette also said he liked the fact that the character was a composer and “that music was a big

element in his head and in the film.” It was an aspect Colpaert said Arquette fought to preserve when the filmmakers considered changing the character to a writer. “Thank God David kept fighting for the composer because at the end of the day it’s an audio-visual medium we’re in,” said Colpaert. “I think the music really pushed it Colpaert said the Virginia-born actor was his first choice for the role and that he even put the production on hold to accommodate Arquette's schedule. “We actually fought for David,” he said. “I was thinking early Gerard Depardieu, I was thinking of somebody with so much character in his face that is not necessarily your typical Hollywood face. “I think he's extremely believable as someone who could have made it to the top and is handsome and someone (who) can break down.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

body’s eyeballs or something, but that’s very close.” Toughness, sexiness and not a little sociopathy perhaps. It’s a choice to play those kind of roles, Alba points out, adding: “We try not to feed into the typical stereotype of the victim ditsy chick. “Like, oh my god, you’re so hot,” — the latter line delivered a comic Californian accent. The only downside to demanding these kind of roles is that it can get expensive. “It means not working”, she says “and it also means not getting paid the same. It’s a choice.” But the choice to work with Robert Rodriguez on Machete and not

getting paid a lot was an easy one, because he “gets it” both women confirmed. Rodriguez adds: “He gets strong women. He understands how to take your attributes and exploit them appropriately. If a girl shows a little sign of intelligence, exploit that.” Rodriguez, with her heart on her sleeve as usual, adds: “I’m tired of the idea that I have to be a representative of some sort to the fashion world”

Jessica Alba in Machete.

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David Arquette took a break from filming the latest instalment of the Scream horror franchise to make a rocket-fast trip to Montreal to plug his new film The Land of the Astronauts. In Astronauts, which screened in competition Thursday at the Montreal World Film Festival, Arquette plays Jack MacKenzie, a once-successful composer whose career has hit the skids, requiring him to work as a limo driver to make ends meet. If that weren’t tough enough, he’s also battling alcoholism and grappling with the death of his oldest daughter. He befriends an A-list actor who could put his career back on track — but not before the story takes a few surreal twists. “I just loved the script and the character and the sort of package that came together,” Arquette said Friday. A member of the Arquette acting family that includes sisters Patricia (of

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Emma Stone stars in Easy A.

Since the mid-1990s, setting classic literature in contemporary high school has produced some hits (Clueless, Ten Things I Hate About You) and some misses (Cruel Intentions, She’s the Man). Easy A, a re-mastering of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 19th century tale of adultery and pious prudence, the Scarlet Letter, fits quite nicely with the first group. Newly minted It Girl (and Lindsay Lohan thunderstealer) Emma Stone stars as Olive Penderghast, a high schooler who takes a page from her assigned reading material and uses Hawthorne’s lessons to grease the school’s rumor mill, upping her social and financial standing. Stone says she was attracted by the way the script addressed topics anyone who’s been to high school could relate to without pandering.

“The subject of gossip, judging a book by its cover without knowing the full story, extremism, technology and they way information travels, the speed of everything,” she explains. “Like when Olive says something and it goes all the way around and gets back to her and it’s been 30 seconds. What’s messed up is that’s actually the way things happen.” The 21-year-old starlet admits taking on her first leading role was more than a little daunting. “I was a little [anxious] the whole time,” Stone says, chuckling. “I didn’t know I was such a micro-

Easy A star bonds with director The mere mention of Easy A director Will Gluck’s name incites Emma Stone to smack the

manager, but I am. I had to be up first and be there last every day. In my spare time, I’d try to sleep, which I wasn’t doing too much of. I think it was less about the size of the role and more about wanting to do the character justice. But that pressure didn’t come from anyone else, it was all selfinflicted.” The result of all that selfimposed pressure is a performance that has Hollywood searching for labels to define the young star. As far as any similarities to Lindsay Lohan (the red hair, the throaty rasp, the high school movie rocketing her into the stratotable and proclaim, “Will, I love him! Don’t tell him I ever said that.” According to both the actress and the director, they share a sibling-like bond that allows for unmitigated ribbing and blunt honesty. “He calls me out on everything!”

sphere), Stone refuses to comment, instead offering a wry, knowing grin. She is, however, quick to bat away her newfound title as the Next Big Thing. “That’s nice,” Stone shrugs, “but it’s such a fleeting label to put on someone. A week later they say ‘And this girl is the new It Girl.’ “I just hope I get to keep working steadily because it’s been nice to call this my only job. My ultimate goal is to not have to go work somewhere else. I’m so lucky and happy to be here, today. It’s amazing now and I’m just trying to appreciate it.” Stone groans, rolling her eyes in mock annoyance. “He doesn’t let anything slide. If I’m like, ‘Ahhh, that sucked,’ he’s like, ‘That did suck. Go again.’ That’s what I like! People who are honest with you push you to be better.” SASHA PERL-RIVER


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Music docs that top the charts Get a fascinating look behind the music with five of the best true stories on musicians Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and everything in between There are music documentaries that are all about the music — concert films that focus solely on the artistry and thrill of live performance — and then there are juicy ones that are all about backstage ego and volatility. I’m Still Here, which follows Joaquin Phoenix’s tumultuous transformation from Oscar-nominated actor to shaggy, doughy rapper, would seem to fall into the latter category — if it truly is a documentary, that is, and not an elaborate put-on. Here are some other examples of serious rock-star behaviour:

Madonna: Truth or Dare followed the pop star on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour.

Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back A classic from legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker, this behind-thescenes look at the 23-year-old Dylan set the standard for this kind of film. It’s got all that famous imagery: the blackand-white verite photography, Dylan standing there tossing away cue cards with the lyrics to Subterranean Homesick Blues. All impish charisma and childish impulse, Dylan tours England in 1965 with Joan Baez and Dono-

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The documentary Gimme Shelter followed the Rolling Stones and includes the now infamous concert the band played in 1969 at Altamont.

van, tussles with reporters and forges one of the many facets of his persona we’d come to know, or at least think we know. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story parodies this time in Dylan’s life with dead-on hilarity. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Visually similar to Don’t Look Back with its grainy, black-and-white cinematography, this documentary began life as an up-close depiction of the Chicago band Wilco as it stood on the brink of stardom. It ended up being an indictment of the corporations that run the recording industry. Led by singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy, the band records its fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, only to reach an impasse with the label over its content. Frustrations lead to infighting. But director Sam Jones’ film also functions beautifully in its performance scenes, whether in the intimacy of rehearsal or on stage, where Wilco enjoys a cult-like fan following. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster A riveting look at a turbulent time in the monstrously popular metal band’s history. You don’t have to be a Metallica fan to enjoy this movie (though there are plenty of recording sessions to watch if you are). Through the group’s brutally honest therapy sessions, filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky tell a story of loyalty, communication, redemption and the

challenges that come with continuing a career in your 40s. The members of Metallica fight, record their album St. Anger, fight some more, and eventually find some kind of peace. The film is so nonjudgmental — and often so insightful — it never falls into Spinal Tap-style parody. Gimme Shelter Another classic from another legendary documentarian, Albert Maysles. Here, the volatility doesn’t just exist backstage, it permeates every scene, swelling as the film leads up to its explosive climax: the Rolling Stones’ concert at Altamont, where a clash between Hell’s Angels and fans results in death. Maysles follows the band’s 1969 tour, and the feeling of dread is inescapable; the fact that we know what’s coming at the end in no way depletes it of its suspense. Mick Jagger tries to quell tensions from the stage, but even being a sexy and charming rock star does no good in a violent crowd of hundreds of

thousands. The band’s reaction to the footage afterward is chilling. Madonna: Truth or Dare A striking mix of black and white with bursts of colour during the concert scenes, which seems fitting for Madonna, given the dramatically fluctuating images of herself she presents to the world. Director Alek Keshishian follows Madonna on her grueling 1990 Blond Ambition tour and provides many of the moments we’ve come to associate with the pop star: the pre-show prayer circles, the sex games with her dancers, the backstage dissing of Kevin Costner. She’s always fully aware she’s being filmed, of course — don’t kid yourself that you’re seeing the “real” Madonna. As “herself,” though, she certainly gives a better performance than she did in Swept Away. And if it doesn’t happen on camera for Madonna, as Warren Beatty astutely observes, it may as well not happen at all. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Is the movie I’m Still Here, about Joaquin Phoenix’s attempt at be a rapper, the next great music documentary or just an elaborate hoax?


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Night raises the Devil Shyamalan gives up directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair for latest thriller Filmmaker prefers fun scary over trauma scary TREVOR PARKER

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Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has made a career out of assaulting audiencesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nerves with his tense and

No remake Dreading the possibility of an unnecessary â&#x20AC;&#x153;reimaginingâ&#x20AC;? for Shyamalanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1999 hit The Sixth Sense? Fear not, this is one classic title that will remain tamperproof. Shyamalan assures Metro that he accepted a reduced paycheque at the time of filming in order to retain all rights to his Sixth Sense screenplay and that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s none too keen on ever seeing it remade.

twisting thrillers, and now for the new film Devil heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called in reinforcements. Shyamalan serves as Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s producer and story creator while bringing the Dowdle brothers (Quarantine) on board to handle directing duties. Opening next Friday, the film tells the tale of five strangers trapped in an elevator and struggling to uncover which of them hides a diabolical secret before time runs out. Originally intending to direct Devil himself, Shyamalan was impressed with the Dowdlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interpretation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just made a really scary movie, which I guess is the bottom line. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fun scary. You know how thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, trauma scary? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what this is. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll actually

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Rebney is like a jazz musician with his swear words, he uses them so eloquently,â&#x20AC;? laughs producer/director Ben Steinbauer about the subject of his latest documentary Winnebago Man. Steinbauer doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jest. 80 year-old Jack Rebney gives the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;coarse languageâ&#x20AC;? new meaning. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular anti-celebrities thanks to a leaked series of expletive-laden snippets culled from an industry video he starred in for an R/V company some 20 years ago. In these deleted clips, the camera captures Rebneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst possible day: forgotten lines, pesky flies and an endless stream of cursing that would make a sailor blush. Over the years, VHS copies of said outtakes generated a cult following around the globe, eventually earning Rebney the epithets â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winnebago Manâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Angriest Man On Earth.â&#x20AC;? With the advent of internet video, Rebneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tirades became one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most-watched viral clips, prodding Steinbauer to track down the inadvertent celebrity. During the film, Stein-

Years Winnebago Man has been circulating underground: 21 Year Ben Steinbauer first saw it: 2001 Hours of fresh Rebney footage Steinbauer shot: Less than 100

bauer relates his infatuation with the bootleg cassette, his hunt for Rebney â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who was living reclusively in a Northern California cabin entirely unaware of his infamy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the eventual realization that Rebney earned renown as an eccentric, hot-tempered sort for a reason. The movie shows how life makes some odd twists and turns; pushes realization that time doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always forget. Yet why would a self-proclaimed hermit agree to be subjected to such scrutiny? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Authenticity,â&#x20AC;? Rebney waxes poetically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Films today are vicious. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s de rigeur to hurt other people. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not hurting anybody. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just me saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God, am I f**king this up.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; When people saw the film, some were laughing, some were crying. Many said they felt like they really knew me. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what made it worth it to me.â&#x20AC;?

In Devil, ďŹ ve strangers are trapped in an elevator and one of them is hiding a dark secret.

be giggling at yourself because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re jumping so much. That was really our goal. After seeing Quarantine, I said I wanted that level of fun ride to Devil.â&#x20AC;? Devil will be the first in a planned series of films

called The Night Chronicles, in which other directors and screenwriters will work with story outlines provided by Shyamalan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always choosing one (idea) over the other for myself to make, but I really

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Despicable Me 3D (G) Fri-Thu 1 Dinner for Schmucks (14A) Fri-Tue 1:204:10-7:20-10:05 Wed 4:10-7:20-10:05 Thu 1:204:10-7:20-10:05 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Eat Pray Love (PG) Fri-Thu 12:20-3:30-6:409:50 The Expendables (STC) Fri-Thu 2-5-7:5010:25 Going the Distance (18A) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:207:05-9:40 Inception (PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-3:20-6:45-10 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones (PG) Thu 7 The Last Exorcism (14A) Fri-Thu 4:15-7:4010:10 Machete (18A) Fri-Thu 1:50-4:50-7:45-10:30 The Other Guys (PG) Fri-Thu 1:30-4:40-7:3010:15 Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (18A) Fri-Thu 12:15-2:40-5:15-8-10:40 Salt (14A) Fri-Wed 12:40-4-6:50-9:20 Thu 12:404-9:20 The Switch (PG) Fri-Tue 12:30-3:50-7-9:30 Wed 3:50-7-9:30 Thu 12:30-3:50-7-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Takers (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:30-7:35-10:20

PRINCESS I & II 10337 Whyte Ave., 780-433-0728 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (18A) Fri 6:50-9:10 Sat-Sun 2-6:50-9:10 Mon-Thu 6:50-9:10 The Girl Who Played With Fire (18A) Fri 9 Sat-Sun 3-9 Mon-Thu 9 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (14A) Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1-7 Mon-Thu 7

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elect Barack Obama imitating the hand choreography. “We’re entering another golden era for music videos,” says Saul Austerlitz, the author of “Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes.” “They’ve become part of the cultural discourse again in a way that’s reminiscent of the heyday of the music video, from the early ‘80s to the mid ‘90s.” Today’s audiences can be enormous. Shakira, who

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Britney Spears fights abuse claims Pop singer denies allegations of harassment, abuse by bodyguard Britney Spears denied a bodyguard’s accusations that she sexually harassed him and abused her children, saying Thursday in a statement on her website that authorities looked into his claims but found no reason to act. The statement said the pop singer and her attorney expect Fernando Flores’ sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit to be dismissed. “This lawsuit is another unfortunate situation where someone is trying to take advantage of the Spears family and make a name for himself,” the statement read. “The Department of Children and Family Services conducted a proper investigation surrounding Mr. Flores’ accusations and have closed the case without further action.” Spears did not say when the investigation was conducted and the department doesn’t release details of its inquiries. Flores claimed in his lawsuit that Spears repeatedly exposed herself to him and made other unwanted sexual advances. He also claimed she used his belt to discipline her young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and acted inappropriately in front of them. The bodyguard’s em-

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ployment with Spears appeared to be brief — his court filings state he started working for her in February, and by June he was no longer on her security detail. Flores also sued his former employer, Advanced Security Concepts Corp. A woman who answered the company’s phone Wednes-

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bass player Paul Gray, this may become Coreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fulltime gig. Bachman & Turner/Bachman & Turner (Out now): BTO in everything but name. I saw them perform at the High Voltage Festival in the UK back in July. They still got it. Fred Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still got that growl. Brandon Flowers/Flamingo (Tuesday): While the rest of the Killers are feeling burned out after five years of constant work, their singer seems content to keep on keeping on. Production credits include Brendan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Daniel Lanois. Linkin Park/A Thousand Sun (Tuesday): This is just the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth proper studio album since 1996 and is once again a co-production between Mike Shinoda and guru Rick Rubin. The last record, Minutes to Midnight, went

platinum in 16 countries and gold in seven others. Their label, Warner, has a lot riding on this one. Weezer/Hurley (Tuesday): Since their Ratitude album came out last November, Weezer has been touring, releasing special tracks and recording new material. Hurleyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s named after the Lost character (the cover is a picture of actor Jorge Garcia)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;will be the second studio album from Weezer in just 315 days. Robert Plant/Band of Joy (Tuesday): Plant and drummer John Bonhan were in a group called Band of Joy before they were recruited by Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin. The name was resurrected with Plant out front from 1977 with only one other original member. This time around, Plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only alumnus. Miles Davis/The Genius of Miles Davis (Tuesday): A forty-three (!!!) disc box set

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Eminem set to open MTV Video Music Awards Sunday Eminem is not afraid to open the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said Wednesday that the rapper, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nominated for eight trophies and continues to sit atop sales charts with Recovery, will open Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony at the Nokia Theatre, which has

been transformed with a sprawling white set reminiscent of the out-of-thisworld Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem,â&#x20AC;? Friedman told the Associated Press.

The enveloping stage design includes a giant rotating billboard, curvy catwalk, circular performance space and two massive video screens that will serve as curtains. The space required about 2,000 orchestra seats to be removed from the Nokia Theatre.

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Officer sues police over Mel Gibson arrest

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The Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving in 2006 sued his department on Tuesday, claiming he has since been ostracized and passed over for promotions by the agency. Deputy James Mee’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for loss of income and benefits, medical expenses and for emotional distress and mental suffering. Mee, who is Jewish, claims he was forced by his superiors to remove references to anti-Semitic slurs uttered by the actor-director during the arrest. Part of that report containing the slurs was leaked to the celebrity website TMZ.com, which also first reported the lawsuit.

Mee claims he was transferred after Gibson’s arrest and has not been awarded promotions to a traffic investigator or motorcycle deputy position because of the alleged discrimination. The lawsuit claims the department violated its policies by taking four years to investigate the leak and that has hurt Mee’s ability to be promoted. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore denied the allegations. “The whole story is not being told in this lawsuit and we look forward to telling it,” Whitmore said. “It has nothing to do with religious discrimination. We categorically deny those allegations.” Mee was the subject of a

criminal investigation into the leaking of his initial report. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office declined to file charges against the deputy. Mee joined the sheriff’s department in May 1989, according to his lawsuit. In addition to stating that he was forced to alter his report on Gibson’s arrest, the lawsuit claims one of his sergeants erased a videotape taken of Gibson in a booking area. Mee’s attorney, Etan Z. Lorant, said the video was taken with a handheld camera and showed Gibson uttering religious slurs. The filing claims the deputy was discriminated against after complaining

about the taping and being forced to change his initial report on the arrest. Whitmore said none of the evidence taken during Gibson’s arrest had been destroyed. Lorant said Mee, 55, wants his reputation with the department to be restored and he hopes the lawsuit will resolve that. “He’s done nothing wrong,” Lorant said. Gibson apologized for his anti-Semitic tirade after his arrest, saying that he had battled alcoholism for all of his adult life. He complied with all the terms of the probation given in the drunken driving case, and his conviction was expunged last year. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mel Gibson was convicted of drunk driving.


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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time DVD Jake Gyllenhaalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swordand-sandal film adaption of the popular video game hits store shelves on Tuesday. Bonuses on the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time DVD include An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia, while the Blu-ray allows you to take control of a

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Swank in Boys Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Cry, Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Not There, and Julie Andrew in Victor Victoria.

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MUSIC After a decade-and-a-half without new material, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is releasing a new album on Sept. 28. The synth-pop pioneers, who appeared on the soundtracks to a number of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s films, have sold millions of records of their previous albums.

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Singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privacy violated More than a half-dozen public employees snooped in confidential state records for personal information on American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, officials said Thursday. Two workers were fired after the breaches were discovered, including a star-struck licensing bu-

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In May, the month viewers awarded her second place, the Ohio State Highway Patrol audited state databases and found that files on her had been improperly accessed eight times, dating to early in the television season. Bowersox said she did not plan to sue.

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Colbert celebrates returning U.S. troops Comedy Central host celebrates soldiers returning from Iraq with special show Guests include Joe Biden and U.S. military commander Gen. Ray Odierno A hot dog vending cart was wheeled back and forth. Cocktail waitresses hurried past with trays full of beer. Vice-President Joe Biden led New York Yankees great Yogi Berra by the arm. Such was the bizarre, red-white-and-blue circus backstage at comedian Stephen Colbert’s celebration of U.S. troops’ return from Iraq. The Comedy Central host pulled out all the stops for the first of his two-episode special on Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape. It was a somewhat rare show of exultation to what

000 troops 50 remain in Iraq where local forces have a tenuous hold on security. President Barack Obama has called the end of combat operations in Iraq. On the whole, politics were kept out of the show. “I’m not going to debate this war,” said Colbert, in mock pundit character. “It’s been seven years. Who can remember who invaded who?” Instead he declared: “Tonight is for the troops.” The studio audience was packed with active troops and veterans, whom Colbert lavished with hot

dogs, beer and ice cream. Biden played the part of hot dog vendor, while Gen. Ray Odierno, the outgoing U.S. military commander in Iraq, donned a toupee of Colbert’s hair. Colbert opened the show atop a tank, which rolled down the street outside the Manhattan studio, while he pretended to shoot the letter C on a nearby building with the tank’s guns. He may parody conservatives, but his support of the men and women in the military is unwavering. Live satellite feeds to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were piped in as well. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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1 2 3

In a 2-l saucepan over medium heat, combine onion, garlic and oil. Saute for about 5 minutes or until just beginning to colour. Add brown sugar, cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add both peppers, tomato paste and vinegar. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water and return

burgers Ingredients : Spicy Ketchup • 30 ml minced yellow onion, minced • 1 large clove garlic, chopped • 10 ml canola oil • 30 ml brown sugar • 10 ml cumin seeds • 2.5-cm piece cinnamon stick • 3 cayenne peppers, minced • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce • 1 can tomato paste • 30 ml cider vinegar

• 250 ml water

Pickled Red Onions • 125 ml water • 50 ml white vinegar • 50 ml sugar • 5 ml whole coriander seeds • 5 ml black peppercorns • 5 ml red pepper flakes • 1 clove garlic • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced The Lola Burger • If you have trouble finding beef cheek, substitute an equal amount of ground

to a simmer.

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Pour through a mesh strainer to remove any solids. Set aside to cool. Makes 250 ml.

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ter, vinegar, sugar, coriander, peppercorns, red pepper flakes and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

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sirloin. • 250 g ground beef brisket • 250 g ground beef cheek • 250 g ground sirloin • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste • 4 thin slices cheddar cheese • 4 English muffins, toasted • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced • Pickled red onion • 4 eggs, cooked over-easy • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crispy • Spicy ketchup

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In a medium bowl, combine brisket, beef cheek and sirloin. Divide meat into quarters and form into patties. Season with salt and pepper.

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Heat a grill to mediumhigh.

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Place each burger on a muffin half and top with cucumber slices, pickled red onion, an egg, 2 slices of bacon and spicy ketchup. Makes 4 servings.

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“Right now, for me, it’s a very, very nice feeling to be in (the) semifinals for the third time in a row for one of the most important tournaments in the world.” RAFAEL NADAL, AFTER BEATING FERNANDO VERDASCO 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE FIRST ALL-SPANISH QUARTER-FINAL IN U.S. OPEN HISTORY.

Drew Brees and the Saints extended New Orleans’ post-Super Bowl euphoria for at least another week and handed Brett Favre a second straight loss in the Louisiana Superdome. Brees completed 27 of 36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown, and the Saints survived a hard-fought season opener

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What a day for Mr. Brady Patriot star QB gets into car accident Unhurt by crash, he later practises with his team Finally, he agrees to a contract extension that would make him NFL’s highest paid player New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was unhurt in a two-vehicle accident near his home Thursday morning and hours later practised as usual with his team just days before the season opener. He then agreed to a fouryear extension that would make him the NFL’s highest paid player, according to a person with knowledge of the contract. The contract is worth an average of $18 million US

per year and begins in 2011, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the paperwork had not yet been filed with the NFL. The contract has a total of $48.5 million guaranteed. Brady is making $6.5 million this season. The crash, at an intersection in Boston’s Back Bay area, knocked over a light pole and sent a passenger in the minivan that collided with Brady’s car to a hospital with injuries that were

The aver$18M age value of Brady’s deal. It surpasses that of Giants QB Eli Manning, who agreed this year to a six-year, $97.5-million ($16.25 million average) extension starting next year. serious but not considered life-threatening, a police report said. A witness told The Associated Press that the two-

time Super Bowl MVP was approaching the intersection on a green light when his black Audi sedan collided with the minivan. The 21-year-old driver of the Mercury Villager minivan, Ludgero Rodrigues, was cited Thursday for failing to stop at a red light, based on witnesses’ statements, police said. Two other people in the minivan were able to exit and had no visible injuries, they said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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