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John Cusack laments ‘madness’ of celebrity culture; points to Bieber coverage

TORONTO—John Cusack says he doesn’t enjoy “the madness” of celebrity-obsessed culture these days and he worries about some young actors who have to deal with it. The big-screen veteran is at the Toronto International Film Festival with two projects—”Maps to the Stars,” in which he plays a self-help guru whose son is a child actor, …

TV anchor’s reference to rape conviction sparks profanity from Mike Tyson

TORONTO—Boxing legend Mike Tyson responded with profanities on live TV Wednesday after the anchor referred to him as a “convicted rapist.” Nathan Downer of CP24 was interviewing Tyson a day after the former world heavyweight champion visited Mayor Rob Ford at city hall and asked whether the meeting would impact Ford’s bid for re-election next month. “Some …

Stevie Wonder announces tour, challenges Ferguson mayor on awareness of racial, cultural woes

LOS ANGELES—Stevie Wonder said the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, isn’t seeing the full picture a month after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by a white police officer. “I don’t know if the mayor has blinders on,” Wonder said in an interview Wednesday. “But to say that he didn’t know that there was a racial …

‘Night of the Living Dead’ director Romero unimpressed by today’s zombies

MONTREAL—What scares George A. Romero, the director credited with creating the modern zombie horror genre with his landmark “Night of the Living Dead”? “Rob Ford,” he says, bursting into laughter. The New York-born Romero, who moved to Toronto about a decade ago after marrying a Canadian, didn’t elaborate on why the controversial mayor gives him …

Chantelle Brown-Young – The Game Changer

MANILA — Model Chantelle Brown-Young was axed from “America’s Next Top Model,” on Monday after judges told her that she was “too tight.” The 20-year-old stunner from Toronto said that her friends and family didn’t take the news well. “[There was] an uproar on social media,” Brown-Young told The Post. “I said, ‘Calm down. It’s just a …

Karylle speaks up about Dingdong, Marian engagement

MANILA — Karylle said that she would rather stay mum regarding the engagement of ex-boyfriend Dingdong Dantes and primetime star Marian Rivera. According to the “It’s Showtime” co-host, she does not want to comment any further regarding the public engagement of the two. “I am not involved in their engagement, so I would rather stay …

Star Magic Ball 2014 couture extravaganza

MANILA – The famous and beautiful came out to shine in full force, and to witness who among them would come away with the special awards of the night at the Star Magic Ball 2014. Actors, actresses and special guests of network giant ABS-CBN’s training and management arm, Star Magic, were bedecked and bejeweled to …

Justin Bieber, Victor Cruz booed at Fashion Rocks; J Lo, Nicki Minaj bring on the booty

NEW YORK — The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. Justin Bieber was heavily booed by the audience at the Barclays Centers on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, New York. He entered the stage to introduce singer Rita Ora, and once the crowd booed loudly, he stripped into his boxer and socks. Some …

Billy and Coleen, back to work

MANILA—Coleen Garcia retuned to “It’s Showtime” on Wednesday, two days after making the announcement that she and boyfriend Billy Crawford will take a break from their hosting stints. Garcia also shared that Crawford is back at work as well. “Billy is also back and working. He is now taping for ‘Moron 5,’ and soon he …

Paolo Bediones on voluntary leave of absence

MANILA — Following his recent involvement in a sex video scandal, Paolo Bediones takes a break from showbiz and is on a “voluntary leave of absence.” Despite this, the management of TV5 said that Bediones is still the host of public affairs programs “Demolition Job” and “Rescue 5.” “Through the years, I’ve come to know …

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