Just Ludacris… and Fear Factor is making a Comeback!

MTV is officially reviving the gross yet intriguing competition game show Fear Factor. It was announced yesterday, and you wouldn’t believe who the host will be. It’s Ludacris…No i’m serious the known Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris will be the new show host. The game show was a hit during its time on tv in 2001-2006, contestants would face terrifying stunts, and creepy encounters, like eating maggots and being covered in large spiders. As I am sure you can remember this was the least of the worst measures.

The new Fear Factor will debut on May 30 but will be a revamp from original, rather than completely gross or terrifying tasks as mentioned previously, the contestants will face challenges that are more relevant to modern fears to “hit on youth tension points”, like crowd surfing in the sky or “Roach-ella,” “Trap Queen” games and personal cellphone rescues at heights of over 100 feet.

“With so much change in the world, young people have a rising sense of anxiety,” said MTV President Chris McCarthy to The Hollywood Reporter. “Our reinvented Fear Factor was designed to directly tackle this, and empower the audience to face their fears head on and overcome them in a fun, spirited way.”

Each episode will have contestants that will pair up into four teams still to compete for $50,000 in cash.

Here’s a #Throwback to what Fear Factor was all about!

Remember these….

The Cheesecake Factory is coming to Toronto!

Great news! The once exclusive US chain restaurant The Cheesecake Factory is coming to Toronto, Canada. This is exciting news for everyone who has once driven down to the states in order to devour all the savoury treats and food. Known for its large scale menu, even larger portions, and you can’t forget (hence the title) the exquisite cheesecakes, you must be salivating already.

The Cheesecake Factory tweeted that the chain will be located at Yorkville Shopping Centre in Toronto, and is set to open this Fall.



The restaurant is reported to be more than 10,400 square feet, including two covered patios which will be great seasonally and will have interior “decor that is as creative and imaginative as the menu itself.” The menu will be similar as to the usual which will include the signature “super” foods, pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, fish and seafood, “skinnylicious” lighter options, and Sunday brunch.

“For nearly 40 years, The Cheesecake Factory has been known for creating delicious, memorable experiences for tens of thousands of Canadians visiting the U.S.,” The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated CEO David Overton said in the statement. “We are now delighted to be expanding into Canada and are looking forward to opening in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the Fall.”

Even though the Toronto location is the first restaurant in Canada, there are others all around the world in: UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, Mexico and China. In 1978 in Beverly Hills, California marks the first ever The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, and since then grown into nearly 200 locations.

Now who’s craving Cheesecake?

The New Pornographers come to Vancouver 2017!

The New Pornographers are coming to Vancouver in September of 2017 for their Fall tour.

The Canadian Indie rockers will be playing music from their recently released album Whiteout Conditions. They are set to play at the Commodore Ballroom on September 29.


What you need to know!

When: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Where: The Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville Street, Vancouver

Shambhala Music Festival 2017 lineup marks 20 years!

It has been two decade since the Shambhala Music Festival first began. This year celebrating 20 years there is a lot to expect at this years festival. Many artists will be performing, for music styles you can expect electro, dubstep, tech house, or heady beats, there’s something for everyone. Sets from A-Trak, Datsik, DJ Craze, Jimmy Edgar, Jauz, Pendulum (DJ Set), Beats Antique (live), Z-Trip, Crywolf, and many more will be there. The full phase 1 lineup is listed below, and the real full lineup comes April 17. Visit Shambhala online for more details.

To get you amped check out Shambhala Films 2016 Music Festival montage, giving you what i’m sure is just a taste of how amazing it is.


What you need to know!

What: Shambhala Music Festival

Where: Salmo River Ranch — 7790 BC-3, Salmo, BC

When: August 11 – 14, 2017

Tall Tree Music Festival 2017

You can start looking forward to this summer because the Tall Tree Music Festival lineup was released. Where Music meets the island life, Tall Tree Music Festival is back for their 8th year! The music festival takes place this summer on June 23-26, 2017 at Browns Mountain in Port Renfrew celebrating their 8th year this summer.

With a wicked line up of talent this years headliners are Beats Antique Live, Tokyo Police Club, and Shapeshifter NZ. Joining them are a variety of artists for the 3 day event, you can see the full details and line up online at talltreemusicfestival.com

Check out the official lineup for Tall Tree Music Festival:

  • K+LAB
  • JON and ROY
  • MR B – HUBBZ

What: Tall Tree Music Festival

Where: Brown’s Mountain, Port Renfrew BC

When: June 23 – 26, 2017


These New Emojis might be sliding into your DM’s this summer

Even though they have not been approved YET, there are some new emojis that are in the works and are currently in the drafting process. You can expect to see the ones that do get approved to be on your smart phone by this summer 2017.

There will potentially be a set of 69 new emojis to join according to the official Emojipedia. They will get you questioning how you have gotten by communicating with Emojis for this long. Emojipedia have added a variety of new changes, including gender neutral characters which allow you to make your own interpretation, a breast feeding Mom, Dinosaurs, finally a lady with a hijab, and lastly a mind blown emoji.

And for all those people who like to throw shade, you will now be able to subtly tell shh with the emoji with the finger to the lips, or the emoji with the raised eyebrow to throw everything into question, or even the investigative emoji for all those dirt diggers. This is really just the newest way of communicating and adding emphasis to our texts and you can’t deny that it really does help to get your point across sometimes.

I have to say I thought I was happy knowing that the last update finally had an Avocado, however, this new update is current with the times we are living in. Emojipedia is really doing a great job at being more current with trends, social norms, and cultural diversity; which I think a lot of places could catch up to.

Not all of these emojis are guaranteed to make the cut, there is still a final approval process that is schedule for May 2017. And if they do they will appear on your phone much later in 2017.

Which one is your favourite prospect??

I hope the genie in the bottle makes the cut, brings me back to Christina Aguilera’s hit song “Genie in a bottle”. How about you?


Canadian Music Week Adds More Artists to the 2017 Lineup

Canadian Music Week has been adding more and more artists to the 2017 lineup. The latest round of artists added has been announced.

You can expect performances from are Big Sean, the Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, 54-40, Dan Mangan, Bob Mould, Teenanger, New Swears, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Partner, Dune Rats, Tasseomancy, Han Han, Amelia Curran, Common Deer, Daniel Romano, Explosions in the Sky, Eyeballs, Generationals, Kasador, Matt Mays, Mia Martina, NQ Arbuckle, Papa Roach, Shotgun Jimmie, Sondre Lerche, Weight and Wildlife.

They join the rest of the line up which include Melissa Etheridge, Hollerado, Earl Sweatshirt, Wolf Parade, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Good Charlotte, Charlotte Day Wilson, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2, Duchess Says, Flasher, Freak Heat Waves, Greys, High Valley, Hoan, Julia Jacklin, Madeline Merlo, River Town Saints, Weaves, Dear Criminals, Lab Coast, Bossie, Run Coyote, Surf Dads, the Honest Heart Collective, We Were Lovers and Wasiu, Hopsin, Allie X, Japanese Breakfast and Tim Darcy.

The festival will take place between April 18 and 23 at venues across Toronto. For more information about the festival visit the official CMW website.

Ed Sheeran is ‘On his way’ to Vancouver

This will be the ultimate tour to attend this summer where Ed Sheeran tours through North America to play 48 dates starting June 2017. He will be performing his new album Divide with smash hits including Castle on the Hill, and Shape of You. If you want to see him live tickets are on sale starting Friday March 17th.

And if you’re a dedicated fan some tickets for fan pre-sale will be available at 10am on March 13th through the website edsheeran.com.


July 7 || Toronto, ON || Air Canada Centre
July 18 || Quebec City, QC || Videotron Centre
July 19 || Montreal, QC || Bell Centre
July 22 || Winnipeg, MB || MTS Centre
July 23 || Saskatoon, SK || SaskTel Centre
July 25 || Edmonton, AB || Rogers Place
July 28 || Vancouver, BC || Rogers Arena

For a full list visit edsheeran.com.

You shouldn’t dine and dash, but you might want to Door Dash

Are you one of those people who sometimes likes to eat fancy meals in the comfort of your own home? Are you somebody who sometimes just wishes your favourite spot where they just “get the food right”, would offer a deliver service. Well, hold up, have you not heard of Door Dash? Ooooh, you’re about to be excited.

Door Dash is online food delivery service that picks up your food for you from restaurants you love and delivers it to your home. I know right, you never thought you’d see the day.

This online service is available in Vancouver and delivers food from up to 700 restaurants around the lower mainland.

How it works?

Simply sign up for a free account.

Enter your location to find restaurants near you.

Chose a restaurant, and order some grub.

Check out and pay online. (You can tip online too!)

A unique thing about door dash is they’re kind of similar to Uber in that they are always looking to hire. You can become a “Dasher” yourself and earn some extra cash. Full details are listed on the website. www.doordash.com.

FYI Costco Lovers the Cost is Going Up

It will be a little more expensive to be a Costco member this year.  The increased fees will take effect on June 1, 2017 and effect both Canada and the US memberships. With almost 87 million members as of last year, including the US and about 10 million in Canada, collectively members have paid more than $2.6 billion US for the right to shop at the stores.

And this is more than the company made in profits last year.

What does this mean for you?

Costco released a report of the new changes, stating that the Canadian and US goldstar members, businesses, will be paying $5 more per year, jumping from $55 to $60.

Executive members will now see an increase from $110 to $120 a year.

The fee increases will impact around 35 million members, with half of them being executive members.

The last time the chain hiked up their prices was back in 2011.


Osheaga’s 2017 Line up

Osheaga revealed the official full line up for the 2017 music festival hosted in Montréal. With headlining artist The Weeknd, Muse and Lorde and other exciting artists like Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, and Solange.

They’ll be joined by: Justice, Vance Joy, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, MGMT, Nicolas Jaar, Father John Misty, Die Antwoord, the Shins, Milky Chance, Belle and Sebastian, Zeds Dead, Run the Jewels, Liam Gallagher, Broken Social Scene, Glass Animals, Majid Jordan, Nina Kraviz, London Grammar, Lil Uzi Vert, Crystal Castles, De La Soul, Tegan and Sara, Flatbush Zombies, Death from Above 1979, Arkells, Danny Brown, Sampha, Phantogram, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Little Dragon, Car Seat Headrest, BADBADNOTGOOD, Andy Shauf, the Lemon Twigs, PUP, Whitney, Hamilton Leithauser, Rone, Cloud Nothings, Daniel Caesar, Beach Slang, Heat, River Tiber, Swet Shop Boys, Harrison, Choir! Choir! Choir! and more!

The festival is scheduled from August 4-6 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. You can purchase tickets online at Osheaga.com.

Take a look at the full poster below.

New to Netflix this March 2017


Clear your calendars, next month is about to take over your whole life and consume it with lots of TV. Well, only if you have a Netflix subscription that is. Here is a list of all the shows coming to Netflix Canada this March. Unless you don’t want to say bye bye to your social life, don’t read any further.

March 1

Before I Go to Sleep
Confessions of A Superhero
Force Majeur
Get Hard
Get Him To The Greek
Hap & Leonard: Season One
Ice Age: Collision Course
Impossible Dreamers
Independence Day: Resurgence
Know Your Enemy – Japan
Let There Be Light
Nazi Concentration Camps
Palo Alto
Prelude To War
San Pietro
Snow White and the Huntsman
Source Code
Super Size Me
The Accidental Husband
The Cove
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Fight
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Memphis Belle: A story of a Flying Fortress
The Mummy: Quest for the Lost Scrolls
The Negro Soldier
The Notebook
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Punisher
The Red Violin
The September Issue
The Women
Tunisian Victory
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
Warm Bodies
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
WWII: Report the Aleutians
X-men: Apocalypse
XXX: State of the Union

March 2


March 3

Greenleaf: Season 1
Riverdale: Season 1 – New Weekly Episodes

March 6

Better Off Single

March 7

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 – New Weekly Episodes

March 9

Young Offenders

March 10

Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1
Burning Sands
Love: Season 2
One More Time: Season 1

March 14

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

March 15

17 Again
Hive Alive: Season 1
Notes on Blindness
Silent Hill
Sugar Mountain

March 16

Beau Sejour: Season 1
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
The Hollow Point
The Last Kingdom: Season 2 – New Weekly Episodes

March 17

Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1
Deidra & Laney Rob A Train
Julie’s Greenroom: Season 1
Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
Samurai Gourmet: Season 1
Star Trek Beyond

March 18

3 Days to Kill

March 21

Fire at the Sea (Fuocoammare)

March 23

Big Fat Liar
Road Trip
The Incredible Hulk

March 24

Bottersnikes & Grumbles: Season 2
Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense
Gracie & Frankie: Season 3
Hell or High Water
Ingobernable: Season 1
Stranger Than Fiction
The Most Hated Woman in America

March 26

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

March 27

Better Call Saul: Season 2
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

March 28

Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

March 30

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Peter Pan

March 31

13 Reasons Why: Season 1
Bordertown: Season 1
Dinotrux: Season 4
Five Came Back
GLOW: The Story of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Lone Survivor
The Discovery
Trailer Park Boys: Season 1

Climb the Lions Gate Bridge

Would you take things to new heights and climb the Lions Gate Bridge?

A local Vancouver based resident Kevin Thomson, operator of Legendworthy Quest Inc. has proposed a business opportunity to the provincial government who have released a notice of intent for this operation.  This would be a guided tour and an opportunity to climb the Lions Gate Bridge to view the spectacular scenic views of our West coast region.

The tours would be a pricey cost of $200- $300 and would take climbers on the maintenance ladders inside the towers of the bridge. Once you get to the top there is a platform that you can stand on, to soak in the historic 1938 built bridge. The Lions Gate bridge consists of three lanes and the bridge is 5,981 feet long, and the height of 364 feet above water.

The provincial government supports Legendworthy and reports that they’re “uniquely qualified and has the very specialized expertise” for bringing the public to the top of the bridge. They’ve designed and developed safety support systems and emergency response protocols for this hopeful attraction.

 “Legendworthy has provided all details of the processes and procedures required to safely and effectively operate an adventure tourism business specific to the Lions Gate Bridge, including but not limited to the design of engineered plans, endorsement of required waivers, securities, safety plans, construction plans, and other risk mitigation strategies,” – (Notice of Intent)




Even though nothing is set in stone and a lot of details are needed to be worked out,  before this attraction can host climbers. The operation date is hope to begin as early as this July, aiming to attract 50 to 60 people a day. Time will be limited at first with less climbers per day. All climbers will have a training session and suitability testing.

Are you excited for this? It can’t be any worse than bungee jumping or skydiving right?

New Starbucks Blonde Espresso

Since 1975, Starbucks only had their signature roast espresso. It has been the essential taste to all of their handcrafted beverages. Up until yesterday Starbucks locations across Canada are now able to enjoy their new Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast that they’ve added to their selection. This is a complete alternative flavour than the original. The new espresso offers a lighter roasted flavoured coffee and sweet flavour with a smooth creamy taste.

Anthony Carroll who is one of the specialist of Starbucks Coffee who was part of the team that created the new espresso. It is described as being a unique blend of Latin American and African coffee beans that have been roasted to bring out the lighter side of espresso. So, if you aren’t a fan of the bitter taste of regular espresso, the new Blonde Espresso is an option that offers smooth subtle flavours that anyone can enjoy.

“With our signature Starbucks Espresso, the caramelly roast comes through in the beverage while Blonde Espresso is a sweeter, gentler flavour. It’s a great way to invite new espresso drinkers to try our beverages, while also offering our seasoned coffee drinkers a way to experience our beverages in a new way.” – Anthony Carroll (Starbucks Coffee Specialist


Rock the Park – Ambleside, West Vancouver

3 days, 11bands, and the beach. Who’s ready to ROCK? This will be Vancouver’s first ever 3 day Rock Music Festival! Rock the Park will be presenting 11 iconic Canadian rock bands, including Randy Bachman, April Wine, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Glass Tiger, Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Headpin, Harlequin, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Helix and Prism!

This summer event will be throwing it back to 80’s with classical rock sets blasting until the sunsets at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

When: Aug 18, 2017 12:00 am – Ends Aug 20, 2017 11:00 pm

How much?: $62.50 to $149.50 (Early bird tickets online)

Where: Ambleside Park Address 1150 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

For more information, visit www.RockTheParkAmbleside.com

New Netflix Controversial Trailer ‘Dear White People’ receives huge backlash

Netflix debuted this new controversial trailer for the new spin off series of Dear White People, which is also called Dear White People. The 2014 movie told a similar story of the lives of several black students at a predominately white college, while tackling racial stigmas. In the trailer of the Netflix series the protagonist Samantha White broadcasts on her campus radio show a list of acceptable Halloween costumes: “Pirate, slutty nurse, any of our first 43 presidents. Then going to the top of the list of unacceptable costumes: Me,” she says and a bunch of photos of fellow students from the college show up with all of their faces painted black.

This trailer has received a huge amount of back lash, but this was expected since the original movie had similar attention. However, the trailer captures the humor of the original film, and may be liked just as much as the movie was.

Simien responded to the huge outrage on Facebook and in an interview with ET online, noting he’s faced this before after the first trailer for the movie was released.

“But now, I feel strangely encouraged,” he continued. “To see the sheer threat that people feel over a date announcement video featuring a woman of color (politely) asking not to be mocked makes it so clear why I made this show. I want those who are chronically unseen in the culture to feel seen. And I want those willing to extend empathy to experiences unlike theirs to understand their humanity more deeply.”

The show will feature the same characters as the movie, though the cast includes both new and past performers. Justin Simien expressed the he is not creating any racial divides with his series.

“I’m not the first artist to use a misnomer as a title and I reject any notion of ‘causing a divide’ simply by stating that one exists. Which is my role as artist. To state what is. But if facts and common sense can not wake us up from our delusions and distorted ways of seeing, what can?” –  Simien

The series will premier this year on April 28th.

This Rim Roller can help you with your Tim Horton’s Coffee.

Tim Hortons’ beloved Roll Up The Rim To Win contest is everyones favourite coffee game. Canadians everywhere are using every chance they can get to consume as much coffee in the day in hopes to get better odds and win. You can win free coffees, donuts, cash and the grand prize is a car!

Rolling up the Rim of a Tim Hortons coffee has become a annual ritual for most. So much so, that there is a proper way to roll up your rim of java. Here’s a how to.

This was suppose to be ‘The Best Way’ to roll up a rim, and everyone knew this would make your life easier. You didn’t have to use your mouth, you simply just squeeze your cup in half and roll with two thumbs to find out if you won or not. This made it more hygienic than using your teeth or mouth to tear up the cup to see if you won.

Despite the brilliant and easy way us Canadians have been settling with. I just discovered this episode on season three of Dragon’s Den. Where Ottawa-based inventor and manufacturer Paul Kind tried to pitch his Rimroller™ for the first time. This device helps you Roll up the Rim of your coffee without having to touch it. I don’t know how anyone has lived without this small keychain device. It’s brilliant! I don’t know why the Dragon’s passed on the pitch.

This product makes it easy to check for prize statements hidden under the rims of paper coffee cups in various contests. Essentially a curved clip with two integral (covered) blades, it slices the cup rim twice (1-1/8″ apart) when pushed down, and an internal lip unrolls the paper edge when it’s pulled up. Push, pull and you’re done. 2″ high, 1-1/2″ wide, with an attached split-ring. – www.leevalley.com

Here’s a video of the device in action.

The Rimroller™ retails for $2.95 each or $2.35 each.

Click here for the link to the full episode on CBC’s website.

Save On Foods Delivery

Grocery shopping is one of those weekly errands you inevitably need to run, but always seem to dread. Well, i’ll have to admit I am one of those people. I’ve figured out a couple of tricks though that help to make the time spent much more efficient. For example, not showing up to the grocery store hungry, because then you just buy all the unnecessary items that you never needed. However, Save On Foods has topped any great idea I could ever come up with.

You can now get groceries delivered to your door by using Save On’s new online delivery service.

How it works

This service should be called Grocery shopping for dummies, because they’ve made it so easy! You simply go online on their website, create an account, go through their online aisles and pick items from, fresh produce, dairy, meats, and frozen and then put through your order. Voila, it’s that easy.

Some of the perks to shopping online are that, once you’ve used this ordering system your favourites are saved, also recommendations can be given as well as a personalized shopping list can be set up. Another benefit is you can chose whether you want to pick it up or get it delivered, so you know what this means, you never have to wait in a line up again! Now that is something to be excited about. And lastly, even though their is a service charge for delivering that fluctuates depending on what time you order, any deals that are in store are also available online.

So this service basically the same thing as going into a store and something you can take advantage of now that you have the option. Get your groceries delivered to you when you physically can’t leave your house, or if you forgot something and don’t feel like going back, or whether you are just plain and simply lazy.

Why not, take advantage of it.

The sky is the limit, you can have Dinner in the Sky

If you think that having dinner in the sky is way out of reach or so far fetched. Well think again, this dining experience will have you strapped in to a table that is lifted 150 ft in the sky.

Dinner in the Sky originally started in Belgium, but has now reached 40 countries around the globe. It allows you to have a unforgettable experience 150 feet high in the air. This summer will be the first time Dinner in the Sky reaches Vancouver. Imagine our breath taking scenery that you can view from a crane.

Dinner in the Sky isn’t just for the evening you can also buy tickets to enjoy brunch and lunch, as well as different options for dinner. The event will be in Vancouver during this upcoming summer in July.

Tickets for Dinner in the Sky are available now, and start at $296.31 for brunch, $296.36 for lunch, and $399 for dinner.

Just for Laughs 2017 Line up in Vancouver

Just for Laughs is coming back to Vancouver from February 16 – 25. A variety of comedians will be attending and some of the top headliners include satirical comedian Trevor Noah, controversy rebel and stand up comedian Sarah Silverman, king of the Dad jokes Jim Gaffigan, and Iliza who won The Last Comic Standing in 2008. The nine day event will be held at 25 venues all around Vancouver, hosting 100 artists for 60 shows! That’s a lot a laughing!

Sarah Silverman
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Saturday, February 25
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM


Jim Gaffigan
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Friday, February 24
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM
Doors @ 9:00PM, Show @ 9:30PM

Trevor Noah
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Thursday, February 23
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM
Doors @ 9:00PM, Show @ 9:30PM





Vogue Theatre
Friday, February 17
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM

Chris D’Elia
Vogue Theatre
Friday, February 24
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM
Doors @ 9:00PM, Show @ 9:30PM

Tom Segura
Vogue Theatre
Saturday, February 25
Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 7:00PM

For a full list of who is performing and when and where, visit the JFL website. Tickets are available online.