Howie Mandel explains why Meghan Markle never caught his eye on Deal or No Deal

By Tony WongTelevision Critic Fri., June 15, 2018 Howie Mandel does not remember Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex was once a resident of Toronto, the city where he was born, but also more importantly, a briefcase-carrying model on the game show Deal or No Deal which he hosted. Howie Mandel is back as a judge on America's Got Talent.  (NBC, More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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It’s a race against stereotypes for two all-female Amazing Race Canada teams

Marielle “Mar” Lyon’s proudest moment as a Toronto Argonauts cheerleader didn’t come when the team won the Grey Cup last year — although that was awesome, she says. It was when a More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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How Drake’s epic Degrassi reunion for his ‘I’m Upset’ video came together: ‘It was a big party’

By Tony WongTelevision Critic Thu., June 14, 2018 Stefan Brogren was directing a show on the set of DHX Media, which houses the sound stage for the Toronto-based Degrassi, when he got the call. “Would More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Sex and the City’s stylish ladies were sometimes heels — and that’s why I loved them

By Johanna SchnellerSpecial to the Star Wed., June 13, 2018 I’ve been a Sex and the City fan since it premiered on June 6, 1998 — which means I’ve had to defend it for 20 years. Depressingly, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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There’s a breakthrough or two on The Bachelorette and we don’t mean Trump and Kim Jong Un

There was pain, so much pain, on Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette. Not only did Chicken Man David and big-hearted NFL player Clay end up in hospital, viewers lost out on a chunk of the show when ABC More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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A violent stage: Comedian/TV star Erik Griffin recalls a heckler hurling furniture

For years, TV audiences knew Erik Griffin as the smooth-talking desk jockey Montez Walker on the Comedy Central series “Workaholics.” “What happens in the business is you get pigeonholed,” More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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20 years later, Sex and the City has aged badly (except for one key episode)

By Kelly LawlerUSA Today Fri., June 8, 2018 I’m not listening to Carrie Bradshaw’s advice anymore. When I first started watching HBO’s Sex and the City, which celebrates its 20th anniversary More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Vinay Menon: Anthony Bourdain put the world on our plate

By Vinay MenonEntertainment Columnist Fri., June 8, 2018 Anthony Bourdain made the world a smaller place. On Friday, as news of his death shook the planet he shrunk, Bourdain was mourned on every continent. More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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True-crime TV pioneer The Staircase gets a final instalment

By MAUREEN RYAN New York Times Fri., June 8, 2018 Some Netflix subscribers who stumble across The Staircase might wonder if it was influenced by Making a Murderer, The Jinx or The Keepers, which are just More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Daredevil Showrunner Wants a Moon Knight Series on Netflix

Steven S. DeKnight is game for making a Moon Knight series for Netflix. DeKnight was the showrunner during Daredevil season 1, but carried a reduced role on the show moving forward. Still, he has a connection to More...