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

Monday, February 25, 2013

Strombo this week Feb 25 - Mar 1

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Like a bouquet of spring flowers, fresh new shows this week.

Monday Feb 25
Author and Dragon David Chilton

Panel guest actor from 18 To Life  Peter Keleghan

Tuesday Feb 26
Actress and legend, recently honored by ACTRA, Shirley Douglas

Author of The Shack and Cross Roads Wm. Paul Young

Panel guest stand up comedian Jeff McEnery

Wednesday Feb 27
American network news anchor from CNN Don Lemon

Actress Touched by and Angel and The Bible Roma Downey

Panel guest CBC's own Mr. Ron James

Thursday Feb 28
Filmmaker John Singleton talks about Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino  
here is a preview

Panel guest, friend of the show, comedian Arthur Simeon 

Friday Mar 01
The best of the week

Monday, February 18, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: Feb 18-22, 2013

As we enter into encore week and awards season, I thought it would be nice to focus this post on awards trivia. For more information on the guests bios this week, please read George's official site here.


Quentin Tarantino recieved an Oscar nomination for for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen. "Django: Unchained" is also up for  Best Picture, Cinematography, Sound Editing and Supporting Role for Christoph Waltz . The film recently won the AFI Award for Movie of the Year.

Tarantino also recieved Oscar nominations for Best Directing and Best Writing, Original Screenplay in 2010 for "Inglorious Basterds". He also recieved an Oscar nomination for Best Directing for "Pulp Fiction" in 1995, but ended up winning an Oscar for Best Writing, Written Directly for the Screen.
Tarantino has recieved 73 nominations and 80 awards in his career.

Xavier Dolan is a 23 year old filmmaker with 19 film nominations and 29 wins. He most recently won the Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival for "Laurence Anyways". The same film won TIFF's Best Canadian Feature Film Award and was featured in TIFF's Canada's Top 10. It is also one of the leading awards for the upcoming Canadian Screen Awards.


William H Macy  recieved 31 nominations and won 30 awards in his career. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for his supporting role in "Fargo". He recently starred in "The Sessions" which recieved an Oscar nomination this year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Giovanni Ribisi recieved 13 nominations and won 3 awards in his career. He starred in "Avatar" and "Saving Private Ryan" along with a recurring role in "My Name is Earl" and "Friends"; all of which have recieved numerous awards.


Marisa Tomei recieved 27 nominations and won 17 awards in her career. She won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1993 for "My Cousin Vinny". She recieved an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2002 for "In The Bedroom" and 2010 for "The Wrestler."

Margot Kidder recieved 4 nominations and won 2 awards in her career. She will always be best known for her role as Lois Lane in Superman along with creating awareness for people who live with paranoia and are bipolar.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recieved 4 nominations in his career. Although Nikolaj is a movie star in his homeland, he is most known for his role as Jamie Lannister in "Game of Thrones". The show has recieved 66 nominations and won 25 awards.

Richard Armitage recieved 2 nominations in his career. He recently starred as Thorin in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" which recieved three Oscar nominations this year for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects.


Spike Lee recieved 46 nominations and won 35 awards in his career. He was nomainted for an Oscar  for Best Writing, Written Directly for the Screen in 1990 for "Do The Right Thing" and Best Documentary, Features in 1998 for "4 Little Girls."

George A Romero recieved 4 nominations and won 12 awards in his career. He is often credited for creating the zombies that we now think of and use in films along with his legendary work in the horror genre.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Celebrity Travel: George Stroumboulopoulos loves a great motorcycle trip

For the love of Motorcycles

  • Also here is a fascinating article in The Globe and Mail from 2010 about one of his road trips from Toronto to LA.

  • For the real motorcycle enthusiasts among you, we have motorcycle art. Yes, it's actually a thing. 

  • Enjoy some additional shots!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Strombo this week Feb 10 - Feb 15

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Every Friday these days George hops on a plane and goes to a different Canadian city to say a few words and meet some folks. Follow him on twitter to read where he is. Every Monday he is back in the red chair in Toronto talking to interesting guests. Here are this weeks interviewees and panel guests.

Monday Feb 11
Canadian actor and musician Bruce Greenwood

Panel guest Lawrence Morgenstern

Tuesday Feb 12 
Canadian broadcast journalist for CTV Seamus O'Regan
Olympic athlete and Let's Talk activist Clara Hughes

Panel guest comedian Trent McLellan

Wednesday Feb 13
Actor and proud NDGer  Jay Baruchel

Panel guest comedian Dave Hemstad

Thursday Feb 14
Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium Wade Davis

Panel guest the very hot comedian Jeremy Hotz

Friday Feb 15

Best of the week

The Strombo Show - February 10th, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

George receives Diamond Jubilee Award

60,000 Canadians have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award over the past year. The honour, presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, was created last year in commemoration of the Queen ascending to the throne 60 years ago. A variety of people from all aspects of life have been bestowed with this honour, but there is one in particular that is of interest to us.

George Stroumboulopoulos received the prestigious Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his dedicated service to the country. The ceremony was held at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on February 7, and was hosted by Peter Mansbridge. 

For more details on the event, please take a look at this link

Jian Ghomeshi received the honour last year and presented the awards along with George. This is his picture backstage with George and Brian Williams.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Strombo this week Feb 3-8

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week

Monday Feb 4
Funny and charming Canadian crooner Matt Dusk
My fav Matt Dusk song Two Shots Of Happy One Shot Of Sad. His new album MY FUNNY VALENTINE: The Chet Baker Songbook will be in stores or on his website before Valentines Day

Director and activist Paul Haggis

Panel guest comedian Simon Rakoff

Tuesday Feb 5
From BNL the talented and multifaceted  Ed Robertson

plus singer songwriter k-os is in the house for GST and The Strombo Show!

Panel guest comedian Bobby Mair

Wednesday Feb 6
Television show creator Mark Burnett

Panel guest actress and comedian Kate Davis

Thursday Feb 7
Canadian figure skating champion Patrick Chan
Panel guest comedian and star of his own show Ron James

Friday Feb 8

The best of the week as always.
Sunday Feb 3
8pm -11pm The Strombo Show CBC Radio 2 
It's funny but the three degrees of Eric Alper segment on the Strombo Show must have been taped just after I ran into Eric Alper and Matt Dusk together in the atrium of the CBC. Both men have been guests on the podcast I produce, The Ward and Al Show, that is unrelated to this blog or the CBC. But the degrees of separation are less than three...That's the Canadian entertainment industry for you.