Indeed, it appears Alanis Morissette once again gets the last laugh. Her first big breakup resulted in a massive breakout album and a bunch of Grammys. And after watching Reynolds run off to one of the most beautiful woman in the land, Morissette is decorating her baby-to-be’s nursery while his marriage falls apart.
The couple put out a joint statement through a rep, who said:
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
The highly anticipated first trailer for “Green Lantern,” Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming action-hero flick, came out Thursday and you can see it here. This is a big week for Reynolds, who was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive on Wednesday.
Without further ado, here’s the trailer. “Green Lantern” is slated to hit theaters in June:
Programming note: Cobie Smulders Week here at COTW continues today with the behind-the-scenes video of Cobie’s Maxim magazine photo shoot.
We thought long and hard (no pun intended, but now that you mention it…) about whether to class it up today and offer up Cobie Smulders’ insightful and informative interview with Vulture, New York Magazine’s awesome blog, or whether to serve up the behind-the-scenes video from her Maxim magazine photo shoot.
We hope you’ll appreciate the choice we made. We’ll get you that Vulture interview tomorrow.
In the interview, Cobie’s Canadian roots are brought up immediately as the interviewer asks her to insult them.
“I don’t know if a Canadian would do that!” she says.
C’mon! If there were a gun to a Canadian’s head…
First of all, if it were a Canadian, it would be a shotgun, because we have very few handguns. Second of all, I think the word “hoser” would be used, but the Canadian would have to drink lots of beer to slip up like that.
Mmm…beer. What’s your favorite Canadian brew?
I love Moosehead. Yes, that’s a beer!
Ryan Reynolds, the easy-going guy we’ve known and loved for several years, takes the title for 2010, joining such icons as Richard Gere, George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the exclusive club of winners since the magazine first started the special issue in 1985.
The magazine says it could be 34-year-old Reynolds’ self-deprecating humor that makes him so appealing, quoting him as responding to the award by saying, “You just have to go with the flow. This gives my family entrée into teasing me for the rest of my life.”
It should be noted that Ryan is now part of what can objectively be called the hottest household on Earth, as GQ this week named his wife Scarlett Johansson the “Babe of the Year.”
Programming note: Continuing with Cobie Smulders Week here at COTW, here’s last night’s episode of “How I Met your Mother,” which featured the return of Robin Sparkles.
The big night came Monday as Robin Sparkles returned to “How I Met Your Mother” for the third time. As we reminded you yesterday, Robin Sparkles is the Canadian teen-idol alter-ego of the show’s Canadian TV morning show host Robin Sherbatsky, who is played by Canadian actress Cobie Smulders.
Robin Sparkles’ big return came in the form of an episode of “Space Teens,” which Barney discovered and parsed out in brief segments throughout Monday night’s “HIMYM” episode.
What we learned was that Robin’s persona actually came out of this kids’ show, in which she co-starred with her best friend Jessica Glitter (played by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger). In the show, Robin and Jessica were lost in space and used math to solve crimes. It contained significant sexual undertones, including slow-motion shots of Robin and Jessica bouncing up and down and playing with a joystick in tremendously suggestive fashion. It culminated in the singing of a song about friendship, “The Beaver Song,” which repeats the line “Two beavers are better than one.”
Programming note: It’s Cobie Smulders Week here at COTW.
She’s having a moment, and we’re along for the ride. Tonight, Robin Sparkles, the Canadian teen idol alter-ego of Robin Scherbatsky, Cobie’s character on “How I Met Your Mother” returns.
Got that straight? She’s so Canadian, she’s basically three Canadians at once! Smulders, a Vancouver native, plays Robin Scherbatsky, a Canadian-born TV morning show host in New York, who had a brief moment as a Debbie Gibson-like teen pop star in Canada with hits such as “Let’s Go to the Mall” and “Sandcastles in the Sand.”
Another layer of Robin Sparkles’ past is peeled away in tonight’s episode when Barney finds a tape of an old Canadian TV show, “Space Teens,” which stars Robin and her cohort Glitter, played by guest star Nicole Scherzinger. Here’s a quick clip:
The highly anticipated premiere of “Conan” came with a massive boom Monday night as the ousted “Tonight Show” host regained his late-night desk on basic cable at TBS.
Now, the “first guest of all-time” role is one that is not taken lightly and, yes, even though it’s basic cable Conan has lined up a list of heavy hitters this week, including Tom Hanks and Jon Hamm.
But Monday night’s premiere was when all eyes were watching and Conan looked to the north to find his first guest in Vancouver’s Seth Rogen. The once-plump, lovable star of “Knocked Up,” among other films, had nothing in particular to promote (“Green Lantern” doesn’t come out until January, but it did get a mention), but Conan repeatedly said Rogen was his choice for the coveted first-guest slot.
Check out the full episode below and tell us what you think of the choice.
We here at Canadian of the Week might have fallen a bit behind on our one-time promise to resurface the classic Canadian Heritage Minutes, but we still love them.
And it appears we’re not alone. “Scara,” the venerable founder and editor of GhoulsonFilm.net and good friend of Canadian of the Week, ran into Seth Rogen’s longtime buddy and co-writer Evan Goldberg, who beamed with excitement at the mention of CanadianoftheWeek.com and our mutual love of the renowned Heritage Minutes.
“I contacted the government and asked if we could make new ones like three years ago,” Evan said. “Me, Michael Cera and Seth wanted to go up there and make new ones. We wanted to do part of our future heritage and try to do a thing where we get like Pamela Anderson, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and Seth and Michael Cera — just get, like, every famous Canadian we can to do something like that. I’m still kind of into doing it.”
Scara and her morbid mind went straight to Dr. Wilder Penfield’s infamous “I smell burnt toast” bit.
“Burnt toast! Burnt toast?” Evan repeated. “I lived on Penfield Drive in Montreal. I lived outside the building of the man who came up with that. We’ve got a Chinese railroad worker episode … there’s more, burnt toast, the hockey mask one. Ah, those are the best.”
It’s been over a week, but the ripple effect of Canada’s winter Olympic gold-medal victory over the United States in Men’s Hockey still has people buzzing, and today one of the more entertaining stories surfaced.
The president of Air Canada said a plane that was bound from Vancouver to Montreal sat on the tarmac the afternoon of the big game because several passengers refused to get on board — they were watching the game on TV screens in the airport.
He didn’t say how long the flight was delayed. Get the full story at CBC.ca.