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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, July 25, 2010

And the Hits Just Keep on Coming!

How's your summer going? Mine's been excellent- thanks for asking! Low on sleep - high on the entertainment scale. So, if you're in need of some relaxation inside... you can check out The Strombo Show -- CBC Radio 2 - 8pm -Midnight.

Meanwhile, back in TV Land...
... and The Hour, it's time to play -- "Hey, haven't I seen that interview before?" Why yes... you probably have... Here are the reruns that are making the air this week.

Monday July 26th

Kevin Smith

Director. Actor and one sweaty piece of work...

Saoirse RonanSeriously, for ease of pronounciation, let's just call her 'Susan'.

Rosanne Cash
Talented like her legendary father, this woman can belt it out...

Tuesday, July 27th

Mindy Cohn
Natalie schools you in how NOT to pick up a talk show Host in one easy lesson...AWKWARD!

Lee Daniels

Even this talented Director of Precious couldn't get Mo'Nique to shave those nasty legs for Oscar season. Yikes...

Dave Stewart

Thankfully, that is NOT Annie Lennox pictured with Mr. Stewart. It's his big bro, Ringo...

Wednesday, July 28th

Cory Monteith, Gleek.Eugene Levy
SCTV legend. Christopher Guest mainstay. Best. Eyebrows. Ever.

Norah Jones

One of my best concert moments ever. Electrical calamatity and Norah sings in perfect tone 'What the Fuck Was That?'

Thursday, July 29th

Robin Thicke

Seriously smooth. Partially responsible for a spiked birthrate 9 months after each CD release...

Atom Egoyan
Beyond Brilliant...

Chubby Checker

Responsible for one of the most enduring dance crazes ever. No moron, not the macarena. The Twist!

Friday, July 30th

Michael J. Fox
A full life. A full hour...
Have a good week and for those who get it, an amazing long weekend!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The Hour is still on "Summer Shuffle"
For the week of July 19th - 23rd

But first, for those of you hungrily awaiting for the North American premiere of George A. Romero's "Survival of The Dead"....well, you're in for a tasty treat!!
Our Strombo, appears in this film as a TV host (although I can't imagine him not wanting to appear in a realistic flesh rotting costume at least once!).
The movie will be shown at TIFF, but is also slated for an exclusive one week run at the Toronto Underground Theatre, for those of you that can't wait for the main course.

Mon, July 19th

Canadian Actor - Bruce Greenwood,

Scottish comedian - Danny Bhoy, Hip Hop Band - Cypress Hill

Tues, July 20th

Filmmaker - Michael Moore,

Actor - Peter Sarsgaard, Actress/Rock Star - Juliette Lewis

Wed, July 21st

Actor - Morgan Freeman,

Comedian - David Cross, Canadian Author - John Irving

Thur, July 22nd

Actor - Harrison Ford,

Actor/Screenwriter - Terry Gilliam, Wrestler - Hulk Hogan

Fri, July 23rd

Comedian - Bill Maher,

Actress - Vivica Fox, Actor/Singer/My other boyfriend - Hugh Dillon

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Strombo in the film that will open TIFF

Score: A Hockey Musical, will open the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film will have its world premiere at a gala presentation on Sept. 9 2010.

Score is a Canadian star studded hockey musical. Directed by Michael McGowan. It stars Olivia Newton John, Stephen McHattie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Wesley Morgan, George Stroumboulopoulos (as announcer) Nelly Furtado, Hawksley Workman ...

It's about a 17 year old hockey phenom, played by newcomer Noah Reid, who wants his Canadian hockey dreams to come true.

TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling released a statement saying, "Score: A Hockey Musical captures key elements of Canadian identity — our passion for our national pastime, our unique musical style and our special brand of humour."

You can also find in this film, Walter Gretzky, Theo Fleury, John McDermott and Evan Solomon
One of the songs for this film was written by the Barenaked Ladies read more

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Doc Zone

Thursday July 15 at 9 PM on CBC (part 2)
Love Hate and Propaganda is running again as a series on the Doc Zone.
This is a fascinating six part series hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hot enough for ya? The week beginning July 11.

For those who still think of our glorious nation as a wintery wonderland, let me assure you that it's not. Last week a large portion of Canada endured a heatwave. Boy, was it hot. Here in Southern Ontario we had temperatures mixed with humidex, well into the upper 90's and beyond. While we've had a brief break over the last few days, temperatures are rising again. Indeed summer is here and the 'summer re-runs' of both The Strombo Show and The Hour continue.
The week ahead...
Sunday, July 11
The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2. Click here for your frequency.
Monday, July 12
As the CBC's coverage of the FIFA World Cup concludes, the Calgary Stampede is in full swing! According to the program schedule, The Hour will not be on today.
Tuesday, July 13

Atom Egoyan Pictures, Images and Photos
Egyptian born, Canadian raised film writer & director Atom Egoyan.

ROBIN THICKE Pictures, Images and Photos
Musician Robin Thicke.

CHUBBY CHECKER Pictures, Images and Photos
Legendary musician Chubby Checker.

Wednesday, July 14

Michael J Fox Pictures, Images and Photos

Actor Michael J. Fox.

Thursday, July 15

jake gyllenhaal Pictures, Images and Photos
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Christopher Plummer Pictures, Images and Photos
Since childhood, I have been a fan of The Sound of Music. It disappointed me to learn that Toronto Born actor Christopher Plummer has referred to the film as "The Sound of Mucous". He'll always be Captain von Trapp to me...whether he likes it or not! :-)

Friday, July 16

Hillary Clinton Pictures, Images and Photos

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

July 4-9 hot and lazy

Sunday July the 4th tune in for four hours of commercial-free music, from the known and popular to the new and unexplored. This Sunday they feature the Warped Tour. In July The Strombo Show will still be broadcasting or rebroadcasting the radio show while George continues his vacation in LA. You'll have to tune in to see about special July shows. CBC Radio 2 eight until Midnight every Sunday night.

A regular contributor to The Strombo Show, Rich Terfry who also has his own radio show on CBC Radio 2 was on the stage at the Jazz Festival as Buck 65 on Canada Day.
Also on Canada Day Strombo was at a concert given to Canucks in LA by Sloan (who wrote The Hour's theme song)

Monday July 05
George interviews Meatloaf
Hang Cool Teddy Bear

Comedian, actress and Montrealer Caroline Rhea

and Actress Michelle Forbes

Tuesday July 06
George converses with Canadian Singer Michael Buble

and Actor Clive Owen.

Wednesday July 07
Comedian, Actress Andrea Martin

and Michael Douglas who's recent film
Solitary Man is reviewed here

Thursday July 08
Best of Faith Show

Friday July 9th
No show.

Please check in with The Hour's website for news, cool contests and to view your favourite interviews throughout the summer.