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Originally posted 09/11/2014 07:45AM
Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said.
Originally posted 05/14/2014 01:00PM
It was the unkindest Mother's Day gift of all: A Canadian mother says she had her Instagram account shut down after a commenter allegedly complained about her breastfeeding pictures.
In her job as a professional portrait photographer, Toronto mom Heather Bays focuses on images of mothers and babies. But when she turned the camera on herself, Instagram revolted.
In April, Bays posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her 2-year-old daughter Audrey to the popular photo-sharing service. A tasteful black-and-white shot, the image was similar to many others posted on mothering blogs around the Web.
Originally posted 05/12/2014 11:20AM
Kitty Cohen spent her Mother's Day on the mound. On Sunday, the 101-year-old grandma became the oldest Canadian to throw out the first pitch at a professional game, reports USA Today.
Originally posted 11/05/2013 01:50PM
The mayor of Toronto is saying he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor."
Rob Ford's admission to reporters Tuesday follows months of accusations during which the embattled mayor refused to step down. The allegations that he had been caught on video smoking crack surfaced in May.
"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," Ford told reporters Tuesday outside his office. "There have been times when I've been in a drunken stupor. That's why I want to see the tape. I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don't even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in."
Police said last week they had obtained a copy of the video.
Originally posted 09/09/2013 02:30PM
The heady first few days of the Toronto International Film Festival are wrapping up, so how are the heavy hitters doing so far? Here are some of the biggies:
Originally posted 09/09/2013 11:15AM
Got a hankering for poutine and Molson Ice? No wonder: It's time for the Toronto International Film Festival!
With more than 300 films from 60-plus countries being screened, Hollywood's biggest stars come to Canada to promote their next big project. From a pregnant Kate Winslet to a gracious Jared Leto, here's what you missed at TIFF:
Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM
While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.
Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.
"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Originally posted 09/10/2012 06:00AM
The Spring Breakers head north!
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens (and about 48 others from the cast of Spring Breakers) reunited for dinner – sans James Franco – in the private dining room at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge in Toronto on Friday night.
"Selena was stunning and very excited about being here," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Both girls looked very elegant."
Upon arriving, Gomez took a slight detour before entering the restaurant.
"There were some young girls waiting on the red carpet set up outside. She sidestepped her handler and took some Thelma and Louise style photos with her fans," a source says.
"She also signed a 9-year-old boy's baseball cap ... and demanded Vanessa do the same."
"It was all very cute, she was so sweet to do it," the source adds.
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM
That's one full house!
The Soho House celebrated the second day of the Toronto Film Festival on Friday with parties for Imogene, The Master and Anna Karenina.
Trudie Styler was one of the first guests to arrive. Wearing a white dress, Styler – who co-produced Imogene – sipped on a Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail and happily greeted Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss, who star in the film.
Upstairs, The Master star Amy Adams arrived in an elegant black dress and spent most of the party chatting with guests.
Julianne Moore was also spotted mingling with guests and relaxing after a busy day of festival activities.
Meanwhile at the Anna Karenina bash, Keira Knightley – who wore a black Elie Saab Haute Couture gown – spent most of the evening talking with costar Aaron Johnson and his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood.
Nearby, Jude Law enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail as he laughed with friends.
On Saturday, Soho House hosted an event following the premiere of Silver Linings Playbook: The film's star Bradley Cooper held court on a corner couch, snacking and chatting with other guests.
Chris O'Dowd and new wife, Dawn Porter were also in attendance and enjoyed seafood salads, meatballs and other light fare.
Woody Harrelson happily posed for photos with fans, while Alexander Skarsgard enjoyed a beer with female friend.
Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul – in town to promote Smashed – also made the scene, chatting with fans and fellow stars alike. He even recounted when he and fiancé Lauren Parsekian saw Sally Field on a recent flight and "were completely starstruck," says a source. "But she had the same reaction toward him!" Who wouldn't?
Also in the club: Happy couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who hung out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Glee star Chord Overstreet, who was sporting a hat, chatted up Krasinski a bit.
– Kristin Boehm and Lesley Messer
Originally posted 09/09/2012 11:30AM
Kristen meets Katniss!
Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence hung out during the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, where the actresses were at the Hotel Intercontinental promoting On the Road and Silver Linings Playbook, respectively.
"After being introduced, Kristen and Jennifer were soon chatting like old pals," a source tells PEOPLE.
"They were so excited to meet each other," the source says. The duo was joined by Bradley Cooper, Lawrence's costar in Silver Linings Playbook.
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