David Friend

David Friend

Pop culture reporter at The Canadian Press. Arts and entertainment - music/film/TV/social media. @Variety contributor. david.friend@thecanadianpress.com

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Kelly Preston in the Maroon 5 video for "She Will Be Loved."

🌞Songs of the Summer🌞 The Biggest Hits 1990 - 2020 Two of the most popular songs from each summer, according to the Billboard Hot 100. Also features a selection of international summertime hits.

Kelly Preston was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and starred in a run of teen films, including "Secret Admirer" and "SpaceCamp." She met John Travolta on the set of 1987's "The Experts." They married four years later and had three children together. (People)

No fans in the seats and a bubble community that limits who can enter. NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto will offer little economic benefit, experts say, but the morale boost could prove invaluable. My story:

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"Glee" actress Naya Rivera was found dead at 33 after being reported as a missing person in a possible drowning last week. She began as a child star with roles on "Family Matters," "The Royal Family" and "The Bernie Mac Show." (Variety)


"It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed...I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die.” Houston rapper Scarface says he has tested positive for COVID-19 @thefader )

Swedish actor Max Von Sydow, star of some of Ingmar Bergman's greatest films, including "The Seventh Seal," has died at 90. He had a second career in Hollywood, starring in “The Exorcist,” "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Game of Thrones." (Variety)

Madonna closes her #Eurovision  performance of "Future " with a political statement. Two dancers wearing Israel and Palestine flags walk with their arms around each other into the distance.

The real star of the #Oscars  is Bong Joon-ho's translator Sharon Choi. 🥂

While "Don't F*** With Cats" did a good job creating a suspenseful true-crime tale, it really failed Jun Lin, the case's one human victim, who seems almost an afterthought. Social media is talking about the animal cruelty, but I see dishearteningly little about this man.

Those pictures of Drake watching a plane get decorated with his name? Turns out it's a partnership he's signed with a Canadian overnight air cargo company...