Monday, January 31, 2011

Here comes the snow... and cold

As the weather made its way north Monday, Environment Canada upgraded its special weather statement to a winter storm watch just before 11 a.m., covering all of southern Ontario — including Hamilton, Barrie, London and more.

Environment Canada warns that the weather could create dangerous, “near-paralyzing” conditions.

The weather office is advising people in Southern Ontario to be prepared to cancel travel plans, as heavy snowfall and blowing snow will likely produce whiteout conditions and make for extremely hazardous driving condition


“Wild weather” is headed to Toronto in the form of the worst snowstorm in at least two years, according to Environment Canada.

By the time the severe storm system has made its way through 29 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, it will have affected 100 million people in North America, says Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips.

Starting around noon Tuesday, between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow — that’s nearly a foot of the white stuff — is expected to hit the Greater Toronto Area.

Heavy snowfall and winds gusting between 40 to 60 km/h will increase late into the night and continue into early Wednesday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement encompassing all of southern Ontario — including Hamilton, Barrie, London and more — for what it’s calling a “major” snowstorm.

But Phillips said that will likely be upgraded to a storm warning or watch by Monday afternoon.

And the city’s current frigid temperatures — it’s a freezing -16 C, feeling like -22 C with the wind chill — will likely accompany the storm.

The mercury is expected sink to a low of -9 C both Tuesday and Wednesday. The average temperature for this time of year about -2 C.

The cause of the storm, said Phillips, is a low pressure system developing over the southern states: cold air from the north will combine with “warm sopping moist air from the south.”

“This is when wild weather breaks out,” he said.

But Phillips said location is everything, and there’s a chance the system could stay more to the south

“If it is, then it won’t beat us up as much,” adding that could cause Toronto to get more snow than areas further north. “The closer you are to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the more effect it’s going to have.”

But Ontario won’t see the worst of it: the storm is already brewing south of the border, bringing rain, snow, ice, hail and even tornadoes.

“All we’re going to deal with is snow, and blowing and drifting,” Phillips says.

Before noon tomorrow, Phillips predicts there will be a “dress rehearsal” for the big snow fall, saying there will likely be flurries beginning in the morning.

So far this winter, the most snowfall Toronto has seen in one day is 11 cm. Last winter, it was 9.6 cm in one day.

Temperature-wise, Phillips says it’s about three degrees colder than average, and Torontonians can expect below-freezing temperatures throughout the week.

Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Booed in Brazil

While arriving at Sao Paolo Fashion Week in Brazil, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were booed after being typical Hollywood assholes and holding up the show for three hours, according to ITN. What’s amazing is how they’re still able to smile for the cameras and make playful chit-chat with each other while the crowd refuses to stop booing.


Shaolin Monk Throwing Needle Through a Piece of Glass

HIMYM - Photos from Katy Perry Ep

Check out photos from HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Season 6 Episode 15 titled “Oh Honey” which airs on Monday February 7 at 8pm on CBS.

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) gets emotional when he opens up to Honey (Katy Perry) about his life. Katy will play Zoey’s (Jennifer Morrison) cousin, a beautiful, naive girl who the gang resorts to calling “Honey.”

NEW Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake - Moment 4 Life

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Trailer - Rubber

Yoru Oscar Nominees are...


Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
WInter's Bone

Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3


NEW Diddy Dirty Money ft. Swizz Beatz - Ass On The Floor

Jamie Foxx ft. Drake - Fall For Your Type

NEW Taylor Swift - Back to December

Rock ON!

Monday, January 24, 2011

NEW Avril - What the Hell

Trailer - Scream 4

Can you imagine if she was the Mother...?

Pop star Katy Perry will guest star on an episode of CBS hit show How I Met Your Mother later this season as a potential love interest for Josh Radnor’s Ted, CBS said Thursday.

The episode, titled Oh Honey, will see her play Zoey’s (Jennifer Morrison) cousin, described as “a beautiful, naive girl who the gang resorts to calling ‘honey’.”

“Katy is a tremendous talent and we are delighted to be able to work with her,” said Carter Bays, co-creator and executive producer of the show.

NHL's The Guardian Project

For the last few weeks, the NHL has been releasing images and videos detailing 30 superheroes created by comics legend Stan Lee and Guardian Media Entertainment -- with designs and abilities representative of each NHL team and city.

See them all here!

Trailer - The Roommate


2 More Matrix Movies...? YAY!

Keanu Reeves has reportedly revealed that the Wachowski brothers are working on two more Matrix films.

Reeves, who played Neo in the first three Matrix movies, spoke about the upcoming sequels at a Q&A session in London, according to Ain't It Cool News.

Reeves said that he met with the Wachowski brothers at Christmas time, where they apparently stated that "they had completed work on a two-picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of The Matrix as Neo".

The Wachowski brothers will finish working on their current adaptation of Cloud Atlas before allegedly meeting with Reeves once again to discuss the Matrix sequels.

And just for fun, check out this amazing vid:

Don't try this at home.

Witnesses say they saw a woman throw herself from the 23rd story of a Buenos Aires hotel Monday and survive.

The woman landed in a sitting position on the roof of a taxi whose driver got out just before the impact deeply dented his roof and shattered the windshield.

The woman, a 30-year-old Argentine, has injuries throughout her body and is being treated in the emergency room of the Hotel Argerich, said Alberto Crescenti, director of Argentina’s Emergency Medical System.

The taxi driver, who gave his name as Miguel, reportedly said he saw a policeman looking up and that prompted him to get out just before the driver’s side of the car was smashed by the woman’s body.

Another taxi driver, Juan Carlos Candame, told Associated Press Television News that he saw the woman climb over a barrier and jump into the void.

The woman fell from the top of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano, where a restaurant overlooks the landmark Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires.

A little late... but here's a Ke$ha Christmas