Royal wedding mania and a runaway tractor

1. Wedding of the Century
Up to two billion people are expected to tune in for Will & Kate’s Big Day on April 29, making this the most watched TV event in history — not to mention one of the biggest social media days. So if you’re not into the royal wedding, you might want to find a cabin deep in the woods and be a Luddite for a day.

2. Charlie Sheen Tour
His roller-coaster jeers/cheers Violent Torpedo Of Truth tour hit Toronto last night and tonight. The big question remains: Are Charlie’s showgoers and his 3.5 million-plus followers on Twitter merely enablers to his mental issues and addictions he is battling. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who has said, “I’m frightened for the guy,” might agree.

3. Hockey Fever
Political parties moved the date of the French language debate to Wednesday from Thursday to avoid conflicting with a Montreal Canadiens playoff game against their arch-rival Boston Bruins. This may be an (other) important election, but you don’t want to compete with hockey-mad viewers.

4. Bronx Zoo
Its World of Reptiles exhibit will now be quite the tourist attraction after its Egyptian cobra escaped and someone created a hilarious Twitter account (with 241,000 followers and counting), tweeting its time on the run, er, slither. The snake was eventually found and the zoo held a “submit a name” promotion for the world famous cobra. The winner after 60,000 votes were cast? Mia.

5. Piers Morgan
Larry who? Some questioned the choice to replace the iconic Larry King with Piers Morgan, who was best known as being a judge on America’s Got Talent. But Morgan now hosts the most watched news program on CNN — Piers Morgan Tonight — and has become must-watch TV for his hardball-with-a-cheeky-grin questions.

6. John Deere, Meet Wal-Mart
A passerby happened to catch a driverless John Deere tractor’s destructive run around a Wal-Mart parking lot in Richmond Hill, Ont. And he began filming. As someone says during the video taping, “Put ’em on YouTube!!” Well, the filmer did just that and has gone viral, with nearly 400,000 views.

7. @mondoville on Twitter
It’s like Canada’s version of Gawker.com or Anderson Cooper’s “Keeping Them Honest” segments, but in tweets. This “handmade social media news stream” has no sacred cows, and is not afraid to challenge the Canadian media/entertainment/biz/tech industry, or ask for more transparency. Refreshing.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

'Barack Obama cheats on Michelle' claims Japanese politician…

A senior Japanese politician has marred Barack Obama's official visit to Tokyo with bizarre claims that the President cheats on his wife Michelle. Kazuyuki Hamada,…

International

British Royal family devastated by freak NY death…

The British royals have been left devastated by the death of Mark Shand, younger brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, after a freak fall in…

Local

Philadelphia principal has President Obama's ear

The West Philadelphia head is gathering ideas to present to the White House.

Local

Neighbors testify at Overbrook roommate slaying trial

Neighbors and roommates were called to testify Wednesday in the trial of Renaldo Robichaw, 56, charged with murder for the death of roommate Albert Smith, 48.

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 9

It was only an hour-long episode, but there's a lot to cover this week. The drama of Survivor strikes again as the identity of the…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

Movies

Latin culture highlighted at Filadelphia film fest

Get ready to have a “Bad Hair” day at the upcoming Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival. We mean that in the best possible way. The…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

NFL

Eagles will spend Thanksgiving in Dallas, play four…

The Eagles have an impressive, challenging and exciting schedule in 2014.

NFL

NFL releases Eagles 2014 schedule

The Eagles have four primetime games, face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and host the Seahawks in a dynamic, challenging and impressive schedule.

NHL

All signs suggest Steve Mason will start in…

Flyers head coach Craig Berube elected to put Steve Mason in net for the final minutes of Game 3.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."