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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

    The top-notch character actor played George's boss Mr. Kruger and was Commandant Edwin Spangler on 'Malcolm in the Middle.'

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • The apps Edward Snowden recommends to protect your privacy online

    There are a host of free, easy-to-use apps and programs that can help protect your privacy online, and if everybody uses them it can provide a sort of "herd immunity" said Edward Snowden in a live video chat from Russia on Wednesday. Snowden appeared via teleconference in an event hosted by Ryerson University and Canadian Journalists For Expression, to launch the CJFE's online database that complies all of the publicly released classified documents the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor leaked. In response to a Twitter question,Snowden expanded on what tools he recommends for privacy. "You need to ensure your communications are protected in transit," said Snowden.

    CBC
  • Church of Scientology Pushed Wedge Between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Turned Kids Against Her, Filmmakers Say

    Filmmakers from the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief spilled on the split of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in a Monday TimesTalks event, echoing previous talk that the Church of Scientology turned the couple's kids against Kidm

    Us Weekly
  • Pregnant Jessica Biel Celebrates 33rd Birthday With Justin Timberlake: Details!

    Pregnant Jessica Biel celebrated her 33rd birthday with Justin Timberlake and friends in L.A. on Tuesday, Mar. 3 — get the details!

    Us Weekly
  • These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

    Goldman Sachs has a major presence in the building, as do some huge hedge funds. As is increasingly common in New York City's luxury towers, many of the owners at 15 Central Park West have shielded their identities by using LLCs and trusts to buy their apartments. The paperback version of "House of Outrageous Fortune" will be released on March 10.

    Business Insider
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. According to a TMZ report, Ribeiro’s former nanny is suing the Nashville center and his wife for more than $1 million for an incident that happened in 2012. The woman also claims ... after the alleged incident, Mike's wife verbally attacked her.

    Puck Daddy
  • Report: Wilt Chamberlain may have fathered a child in 1964

    Aaron Levi, a 50-year old artist from San Francisco who stands 6-5, claims that he is Chamberlain’s son. In an interview with Gary Pomerantz, Levi describes a one-night affair between Wilt and Levi’s possibly alcohol-besotted biological mother, who later gave her son up for adoption. In his email to me, Levi said that after he finally identified a British woman as his biological mother, she told him that he was conceived in a one-night stand with Chamberlain in San Francisco in 1964.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • McGill University gym women-only hours proposal causes uproar

    A proposal by two McGill law faculty students to have women-only hours at the downtown campus gym is causing an uproar at the Montreal university. When student Soumia Allalou, 23, decided to get back into shape, she contacted the university's gym and asked when women-only hours were.

    CBC
  • Toronto media fallout; future of Thornton and Marleau in SJ; Doan on Coyotes (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • In spite of all the odd stuff that happened with Toronto yesterday the Maple Leafs picked up a victory against the Florida Panthers, and it was a rare road win. • Doug Wilson says he will never ask Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau to waive their no-trade clauses.

    Puck Daddy
  • This $1.9 million Koenigsegg hybrid hypercar is here to terrify Ferrari and Porsche

    (Koenigsegg ) The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 have proven that hybrid technology is no longer the exclusive territory of ecologically conscious Prius drivers. Which is truly fitting since Regera means "to reign" in Swedish.  And Koenigsegg certainly demands a king's ransom for the car which according to Yahoo Autos is an astonishing $1.9 million. Under the Regera's hood lurks a 1,100-horsepower, 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that in and of itself is good enough to make the car one of the most potent hypercars in the world.

    Business Insider
  • After waiting years, disabled Canadians now getting their CPP disability cheques

    The cheques appear to be pouring in for disabled people who have spent years trying to get Canada Pension Plan disability benefits as the Conservative government's so-called spike unit even settles some "questionable" cases. Although it was designed to streamline the appeals process and cut costs by replacing four separate boards, the backlog of CPP disability cases ballooned during the tribunal's first two years of operation. Allison Schmidt, a Regina-based pension-disability case manager who's been a vocal critic of the tribunal, says she's delighted that so many of her clients are suddenly getting their benefits.

    The Canadian Press
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

    MarketWatch q
  • Noel Gallagher Is Pretty Sure No One Besides Taylor Swift's Parents Thinks She's Talented

    Oasis alum and notoriously opinionated Brit Noel Gallagher dissed Taylor Swift in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, saying he doesn't think anyone besides her parents thinks she's talented

    Us Weekly
  • Mexican police, troops capture Zetas cartel leader, others in wealthy suburb of Monterrey

    Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the man known as "Z-42" was arrested in a pre-dawn raid in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy suburb of the northern city of Monterrey. A simultaneous raid on another street in the same suburb reaped Carlos Arturo Jimenez Encinas, allegedly Trevino's finance chief, Rubido said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vancouver is North America's most liveable city: survey

    Vancouver is the most livable city in North America,according to a new global survey. The list by British-based consulting firm Mercer ranks Vancouver No. 5 in the world when it comes to quality of life, after Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich, in that order. “This is true for most of the major Canadian cities – they rank highly because of Canada’s favourable political and social environment, as well as medical and health considerations,” Eleana Rodriguez of Mercer Canada told Yahoo Canada News. “Vancouver tends to score a little bit higher than some of the other Canadian cities because, of course, of the weather.

    Daily Brew
  • Franck Gervais pleads guilty to illegally wearing military gear on Remembrance Day

    Franck Gervais, 32, has pleaded guilty to illegally wearing a military uniform and medals during the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa at the National War Memorial. The Quebec man pleaded guilty in an Ottawa courtroom today to the unlawful use of military uniforms and unlawful use of military decoration while dressed as a military sergeant on Nov. 11. Gervais is not a member of the Canadian Forces.

    CBC
  • Qatar Airways says no longer interested in CSeries

    Qatar Airways is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier , Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday. He also said that Qatar Airways would wait at least a couple of years before deciding whether to order any more A380s after starting operations with its first of the superjumbos last year.

    Reuters