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KEVIN PROKOSH / THEATRE

Acting up

Fringe season really begins in Canada today with both the 22nd Montreal Fringe Festival and the 16th annual Ottawa Fringe Festival running concurrently until June 24. That's means there are only five weeks before a cross-country caravan of performers pulls into Manitoba for the 25th Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, opening July 18. Global fringing culminates in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 3 with a record 2,695 shows. Winnipeg is presenting a new high of 173 shows.

 

Geddy Lee

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Geddy Lee (CNS MONTREAL GAZETTE)

ROB WILLIAMS / MUSIC

New World Men

Rush's 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, is a sci-fi concept album set in a steampunk dystopia where a protagonist travels through a world controlled by a Watchmaker, who demands exact precision over every aspect of people's lives. The album was released Tuesday; a novelization of Neal Peart's lyrics is being written by author Kevin J. Anderson. The prog-rock icons will play the MTS Centre on Sept. 26.

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Samberg

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Andy Samberg (CP)

RANDALL KING / MOVIES

Hot Rod 2, anyone?

Kristen Wiig left Saturday Night Live this season on a high note, with her Oscar-nominated hit Bridesmaids behind her, and was sung off the show by no less than Mick Jagger. Makes you wonder about her fellow departing castmate Andy Samberg. Surely there must have been a better exit strategy than co-starring in the Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy.

 

 

Kathy Griffin

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Kathy Griffin (CP)

BRAD OSWALD / TV

D-List Kathy gets E! channel chatty

After several seasons of loving her outsider's-view Life on the D-List, celebrity-skewering standup Kathy Griffin is making the leap into the mainstream with her own weekly talk show, appropriately titled Kathy (which has its Canadian première this Friday on E!). Not surprisingly, given the way she's built her career by trashing folks on the A-, B- and C-lists, most of Kathy's conversation will involve her friends, show staffers and even her white-wine-wobbly mother.

 

Bared to You

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Bared to You

MORLEY WALKER / BOOKS

Another fantasy come true

The success of the Fifty Shades trilogy has got publishers jumping on the women's porno -- er, erotica -- bandwagon. The newest entry, Bared to You, is out this week from Berkley Books in the U.S. (and Penguin in Canada) after first being self-published by American author Sylvia Day. It's about a young woman who gets an advertising job and meets the billionaire owner of the skyscraper in which she works. The second volume is slated for release this fall and the third in early 2013.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 14, 2012 E2

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