Publicists: Stars will shun Ryan Seacrest on Oscar red carpet

Ryan Seacrest could be on a train to Nowheresville as publicists say their A-list clients will shun the bestubbled TV staple on the Oscar red carpet. The 43-year-old American Idol host’s golden touch with celebrities hit the skids on Monday when explosive allegations emerged of “years of unwanted sexual aggression.” His personal stylist claimed the […]

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Eric McCormack wants Justin Trudeau to play his lover on ‘Will & Grace’

Justin Trudeau has already been a comic book star. Now Will & Grace star Eric McCormack wants the PM to transition to TV – as his love interest. In an interview with Digital Spy, the cast revealed their wish list of celebrities they’d like to see cameo on the series reboot. The show – which […]

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Welcome to his nightmare for the foreseeable future: Alice Cooper has ‘no desire to retire’

After more than 50 theatrical years on stage, don’t expect Alice Cooper to hang up his snakes and guillotines anytime soon. The 70-year-old shock-rocker, who plays Casino Rama on Friday and returns for a Hollywood Vampires date with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and actor-musician Johnny Depp on May 18, says he has no plans of […]

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Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the engineering departments, she recalls. And because she had a background in family art, everyone at her high school discouraged her from doing so. Beigle-Bryant, now 57, didn’t revisit coding again until a […]

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Warning: A computer science degree may be a waste of your time and money

When he was 15, Shlomo Zippel got his first job programming. And that was pretty much the end of his academic career. “I had an arrangement with the principal — as long as I showed up for tests and did well in them, he wouldn’t tell my parents that I wasn’t at school,” recalls Zippel. […]

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Lovestruck hero or creepy harasser? Suddenly we’re seeing our favourite rom-coms in a new light

Two years ago, film critic Sara Stewart sat down to rewatch “Sixteen Candles,” one of her favorite 1980s John Hughes comedies. She was mortified. One scene, played for laughs – the ostensible hero gifting his drunk girlfriend to another boy – seemed like a manual for rape. Stewart wrote a column about the offensive aspects […]

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Which programming language is the most popular in your state?

Python is huge in Idaho, and Michigan loves PHP That’s the upshot of a map of the most-tweeted programming languages across the 50 states as measured by Experts Exchange, a network for tech professionals. Although tweeting isn’t necessarily the best indicator of popularity, the map, based on activity in October 2014, does reveal a surprising […]

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SURVIVOR HORROR STORY: Probst promises another great season as ‘ghosts’ return to haunt a new cast

Outwit. Outplay. Outlast. And outspook. That’s the name of the game this season as one of Canada’s most popular shows Survivor is back for another stab at examining human and social behaviour under extreme conditions. Welcome to Ghost Island – where contestants uncover cursed relics from Survivor lore in an effort to reverse its bad mojo […]

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6 years later, developer still making 5 figures a month from app

The odds of creating a successful app are long, but the rewards are great, as developer Carlos Ribas can attest. Ribas’s app, HoursTracker, has been available in Apple’s App Store since 2009 but it’s still bringing in five figures a month. The income is more than Ribas says he can make from a full-time job […]

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