There’s glitz, glamour and reinvention on parade at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Hollywood heavyweights including Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Daniel Radcliffe and Jude Law are among the stars unleashing radical roles that recast their well-worn images.
Challenging performances will mark this year’s fest, predict programming bosses Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey, who touted a celeb-packed lineup including Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Aniston.
Streep and Roberts lead an “an actor’s showcase” in the family drama “August: Osage County,” sure to be one of the hottest titles when films begin unspooling Thursday.
Other big titles include Atom Egoyan’s look at the infamous West Memphis Three case “Devil’s Knot,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth; the feature-film debut of “Mad Men” creator Weiner in “You Are Here” with Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis; and the Alice Munro adaptation “Hateship Loveship,” featuring Kristen Wiig as a plain Jane who longs for love.
A few people who won’t be there:
The lineup also includes one of the last performances of James Gandolfini, who appears in Nicole Holofcener’s comedy “Enough Said.” The “Sopranos” star plays the love interest of a divorced woman played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

1073303-Clipart-3d-Sexy-Blond-Pinup-Woman-In-The-Nude-2-Royalty-Free-CGI-IllustrationAnd late “Glee” star Cory Monteith appears in two films, including the ensemble drama “All The Wrong Reasons,” as a department store manager, and “McCanick,” as an ex-con who draws unwanted attention from a hot-headed cop, played by David Morse.
The festival will also feature the directorial debuts of Keanu Reeves with “Man of Tai Chi,” Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and Mike Myers, who brings the documentary “Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon.”
The fest will close with director Daniel Schechter’s “Life of Crime,” featuring Aniston and Mos Def. It’s based on an Elmore Leonard novel.
Ontario would see at least a 9% increase in manufacturing if the province followed the path of competing jurisdictions and implemented right-to-work legislation, a new Fraser Institute report concludes.
4146-Religious-Adam-Covering-His-Sexual-Organ-Penis-With-A-Leaf-Clipart“Michigan and Indiana recently adopted worker choice laws and Ohio will likely follow,” report co-author Jason Clemens said. “This puts increased pressure on Ontario’s ability to compete especially in manufacturing.”

The Implications of U.S. Worker Choice Laws for British Columbia and Ontario — to be released Tuesday — says the experience south of the border suggests Ontario could see an annual increase in economic output of $11.8 billion and receive a boost of almost 57,000 jobs if it followed suit.
Canadian workers can be required to join a union and pay full dues as a condition of employment.
In the United States, no one can be forced to join a union, but some states have implemented worker choice or right-to-work laws which allow employees to opt out of paying union dues.
The report’s authors argue that given the option, workers are less likely to choose unions and that results in a lower rate of unionization and higher economic and employment growth.

dynamic_resizeMike Tucker is no stranger to rounding up horses and cows that escape and wind up where they’re not supposed to be, but his Monday morning included a different kind of call.
Calgary city police use the services of livestock inspector Michael Tucker (R) to take this goat that was on the lam into custody after police corralled it into a yard in Calgary on September 2, 2013. (STUART DRYDEN/QMI Agency)
“This would be a first for a goat in the city — we were a little surprised,” said Tucker, who works for Livestock Identification Services Ltd., the company delegated by the province to help round up loose livestock.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A toddler was put in a tight spot when she became trapped in a high chair at a downtown eatery Saturday.
imagesCACECPOPThe child, about 20 to 24 months old, became stuck at the Queen Street West restaurant and 911 was called shortly after 5 p.m.
Firefighters disassembled the chair to free the youngster, platoon chief Joe May said.
It could have been a scene out of the Trailer Park Boys.

imagesCAQ6GOT4Cops in Halifax stopped a suspicious car without its headlights on and found a load of pot plants in the front and rear seats, and the driver’s buddy in the trunk.
The Toyota was pulled over about 10 p.m. Sunday and police found the driver surrounded by 20 marijuana plants and his passenger in the trunk, “seemingly to make room for the marijuana in the front seat area” the RCMP said in a statement.
A 23-year-old man from Brookside, N.S., and a 24-year-old man from Hatchet Lake, N.S., each face charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and cultivation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
AND FINALLY: another one of those Roastie things yesterday!
James Franco’s grandma ripped at ‘Roast’!

Time to compare this piece of shit with the Roasts from the 60′s and 70′s!

Listen folks, I truly believe that these two clips are indicative of both the time they come from, and the mentality of their audience………….., and that’s NO compliment!