Jian Ghomeshi isn’t going quietly
The radio host abruptly went off air last week but on Sunday, CBC officially announced that their relationship with the Q host has come to an end and they “wish him well.” Some people might have quietly slinked off and, with name and professional rep in hand, found a new place of employment. And Ghomeshi will likely find a new employer quite quickly. He’s just not going quietly.
CBC says its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. Decision was made with ‘serious deliberation’ and ‘careful consideration.’
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) October 26, 2014
In a loooooooong Facebook post, Ghomeshi has claimed that his “private sex life” is the reason for his termination. He claims a former girlfriend and he engaged in “forms of BDSM” (think Fifty Shades) and that she and some other exes have come out of the wood work to accuse him of unwanted sexual violence. He goes on to say that he was open with the CBC about the matter because he thought they should be aware but has “never believed it was anyone’s business” what he did behind closed playroom doors.
The Toronto Star countered Ghomeshi’s statement with some pretty weighty accusations from a variety of women. It’s safe to say this saga is just beginning.
Levar Burton reads Go the F*ck to Sleep and it’s great
A group of excited adults gathered and sat on the floor in front of Burton, who took part in Rooster Teeth’s Extra Life charity drive by reading Adam Mansbach’s bedtime spoof, Go the F*ck to Sleep. Who can remember Reading Rainbow when Burton emphatically reads lines like, “F*ck your stuffed bear. I’m not getting you sh*t. Close your eyes. Cut the crap. Sleep!” Amazing and oh-so-NSFW.
Jim Carrey shows us why he’s the best
The actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time and, naturally, he didn’t disappoint. In the Halloween-themed episode, his Dumb and Dumber To co-star, Jeff Daniels, made an appearance, played an old-timey owner of a Halloween store, spoofed Matthew McConaughey‘s awful car commercial and had the most memorable monologue in a long, long time. But it was the “Halloween Party” skit that made us remember why we love him so much as he played an office worker named Rick who will not back down when another co-worker (McKinnon) shows up, also dressed as singer Sia. The only way to settle who the better Sia is? A dance-off, of course. Enjoy!
Mindy Kaling loved being mistaken for Malala
For a woman in her mid-30s, there’s nothing better than someone believing she is in her teens. But it’s even better when that happens to Kaling. According to a recently published New York Times profile, the actress and writer was at a party when “a tipsy man in his 80s cornered her and showered her with compliments,” including, “Congratulations on your Nobel Prize!” It’s one thing to be mistaken for brave young woman Malala Yousafzai (in the Boom Boom Room, no less), who fights for women’s and children’s rights, despite being shot in the head by the Taliban. But to be seen as half her age is icing.
Aaron Paul says Barbies are bad
We guess if the Breaking Bad star ever has a daughter, she won’t be getting any Barbie dolls. With Toys ‘R Us caving and pulling the new Breaking Bad action figures off their shelves (after a person called “Florida Mom” started a Change.org petition to have them removed), Paul was furious.
Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 23, 2014
Paul, who took a jab at the toy store chain about the violent video games they sell, has a point. He also tweeted a link to a petition to keep the stores on shelves. Hmm, let’s see who wins.