I've got two stories in my new favorite newspaper, the Toronto Star. The first is the front of the Saturday Entertainment section, a report off the press tour on all the Canadians on new U.S. network shows this fall. Rob Salem sez they usually call it the Frostback feature. At the Sun we just called it that story where you do a round up of all the Canadians on new shows this fall. Either way you can read it here.
The stand out for me was Dustin Milligan, a nice young man from Yellowknife, N.W.T. who turns 23 tomorrow. He's one of the new Canucks on that 90210 remake (the other being Degrassi: The Next Generation grad Shenae Grimes), launching Sept. 2 on Global and the CW. The kid has a great Les Moonves story already, check it out.
The other Star piece is the cover of this week's Starweek magazine. It is all about the Disney Channel Games running the next five Fridays on Family Channel in Canada. I was on the scene back in May when the games were played out at Walt Disney World in Florida. Yeah, I know, more Jonas Bros. blah blah. Hey, it can't all be CBC numbers, programming executive shoe shots and TCA drivel here.
I'd link to the Starweek story, but I can't figure out how, so do us all a favor, buy a newspaper.
By the way, I'm guessing that cool front page above, arresting even in this tiny repro, is the work of former Sun layout and Showcase wizard Derek Tse. The lad is now working his magic on the Star's front page. Helmet's off.