The Stroumboulopouli

The Stroumboulopouli

The place to get the latest news on what’s coming up on #Gtonight. Find out what Canada’s boyfriend is up to. Share stories, pictures, favourite tv and radio episodes.

CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's baaack!!!

The wait is over...
The Hour
returns for its fifth season this week!!!

Guests scheduled to appear include:

Monday, September 15th

"I'm from a little place called England - we used to run the world before you."
~ Ricky Gervais, 2003 Golden Globe Awards

Whether it's his stand-up routine, or his portrayal of memorable characters on the BBC series The Office or Extras, British comedian, actor and writer Ricky Gervais is one funny man. This Friday, Gervais' new movie Ghost Town opens and he makes a return appearance on The Hour. If you missed his first visit, check it out here.

"If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment."

~ Tim Robbins

Bull Durham. The Shawshank Redemption. Dead Man Walking. Mystic River. Cradle Will Rock. These are just a few of the projects credited to actor, screenwriter, director and activist Tim Robbins. Tim was recently in town for the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest movie The Lucky Ones.

Tuesday, September 16th

“There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.”

~ LeBron James

Once upon a time there was an 8 year old boy who played basketball in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Fast-forward sixteen years and that little boy, who now stands 6' 8", is referred to as "The Chosen One". LeBron James, is the superstar forward of the Cleveland Cavaliers. As a member of the US Basketball team at the Beijing Olympics, he can also add gold medalist to his list of accolades.

The story of "King James" and his friends has been chronicled in Kristopher Belman's documentary More Than a Game, which won the first runner-up People's Choice prize at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Wednesday, September 17th

"Do you remember, Or should I rewind, To that summer when you caught my eye, I played it cool, The weather was hot, You had the beauty and the beach on lock."

~ From "Summertime", New Kids on the Block

The popularity of New Kids on the Block is...well...undeniable. Their first collaboratation in fifteen years has debuted at #2 on the coveted Billboard 200. And if that were not enough they are ALSO going to be on The Hour! So as not to upset my friends who are huge NKOTB fans, that is all I am going to say about that! Moving on...

Thursday, September 18th

"Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad..."

~ Russell Peters

If you are a fan of Canadian Russell Peters, then you know what the aforementioned quote is all about. If you have have never caught his act, you can check it out here.

Currently, Russell is hosting the nine episode Comics Without Borders series on Showtime. At the end of this month his latest dvd/cd entitled Red, White and Brown will be released through Warner Music Canada.

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Other stuff...

  • If you are in the Toronto area be sure to check out a taping of The will not be disappointed!
  • If you are not already a member, be sure to join both the "I Love The Hour" and "The Strombo Show" Facebook groups!

1 comment:

Jenuine said...

Soooooo excited!!!!
Watch, this will be the week my TV craps out on me, or something.
If so....girls? You'll have a place for me to stay right?