… and i am a material girl

1 Kienan Hebert: “OMG I can confirm that Kienan Hebert was returned by suspect @ around 3 a.m.” That was the shocking tweet sent out by RCMP spokesman Dan Moskaluk Sunday saying that three-year-old Sparwood, B.C., boy Kienan Hebert was brought home safe. Randall Hopley allegedly abducted him five days earlier in a case that gripped the nation. Miracle.

2 SYTYCD cancelled: Fans were shocked this week when it was announced CTV ratings-winner So You Think You Can Dance Canada, which showcased the country’s vibrant young dance community, was being canned. This on the heels of the finale of Season 4, which Jordan Clark, 19, of Tottenham, Ont., won. Time to bring back Electric Circus (or EC, as so many fans knew it).

3 The Sound of Silence: Paul Simon’s beautiful The Sound of Silence, written in 1964 in the aftermath of the assassination of JFK, took on a whole new meaning for both an older and newer generation when he sang it on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 at Ground Zero. The song was perhaps the poignant moment of the tribute, and already has over a million views on YouTube. For some, it will now be the 9-11 memorial song.

4 Anderson: It’s RidicuList how busy Anderson Cooper is: He’s behind the anchor chair and jetsetting around the world covering world events for CNN’s AC 360, and now he has a new daytime talk show. Anderson debuted this week, where the pop-culture junkie takes off his tie and sits on a sofa to interview guests (Snooki!). Sounds promising as long as he doesn’t start channelling Maury Povich.

5 Get to Know Your Community — Ride a Bike: Fall’s a great time to be a tourist in your own Canadian community, to explore spots you wouldn’t normally visit. And what greener way to do so than on a bike? For inspiration, check out the new Get to Know Your Community — Ride a Bike poster at jacksoncreekpress.ca.

6 Online dating study: According to an online dating study released this week by WhatsYourPrice.com, women “in general prefer to date men who are approximately six years older than they are, but who are less than 10 years older.” I’m only a year older than my wife. No wonder she says I’m immature.

7 Madonna and hydrangeas: Last week, Madonna dissed a fan who gave her hydrangeas at a Venice Film Festival press conference. “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that,” she whispered in a moment caught on tape that went viral on the interwebs. Her response this week? A tongue-in-cheek Madonna’s Love Letter to Hydrangeas on YouTube. Nice apology, Material Girl.

8  Steve Nash: Steve Nash opened the Toronto Stock Exchange this week for a health company he has partnered with, Liquid Nutrition, which will be opening more franchises here. Apparently everyone there wanted a piece of Nash. Let’s see: Nash is Canadian, an NBA star, fights obesity, has a charitable foundation, an Order of Canada, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, is articulate and has 615,000 Twitter followers. Steve Nash for prime minister.



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