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The Erotic Education of Anna Silk: the Lost Girl star on playing a bisexual succubus

The Erotic Education of Anna Silk

A woman in a leather miniskirt and stilettos staggers down a darkened corridor and rings the buzzer beside a bolted door. The man inside interrupts his bare-chested boxing workout to let her in. “I’m busy,” he grumbles. “Please,” she pants through gritted teeth. Then she jumps him. They square off in a round of violent yet balletic sex. He hoists her off the ground and onto a counter; she retaliates by slamming him into a wall. He paws at her breasts while she claws at the tattoos on his back. Off comes her shirt, and he stealthily peels off her underwear. Soon they’re naked on the bed and she’s straddling him. They growl, groan and grunt like the Williams sisters at Wimbledon. As they arch together in one final thrust, the whites of her eyes turn solid black.

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Today in Toronto: Death Cab for Cutie and Riverdance

Death Cab for Cutie Frontman Ben Gibbard may be best known to the gossip rag–reading world as Zooey Deschanel’s ex, but to the faithful he’s the wry yet vulnerable voice of Death Cab. Codes and Keys, their most recent album, marks a shift away from heart-on-sleeve guitar pop to almost goth-like atmospherics. The group is touring with an orchestra this time out and plans to rework songs from their back catalogue. Find out more »

Riverdance This perennial audience favourite, now on what it’s calling its final tour of North America, somehow manages to neutralize all highbrow criticism. The show claims to be a celebration of Irish culture, which in this case means buxom cuties and bubble-butt gentlemen in emerald green, vigorous stepping and unfettered sentimentality. It’s like St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas. Find out more »

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Ryan Gosling hates McDonald’s and asks the company to “stop clowning around”

An undercover video was released in November that documented the cruelty hens face at Sparboe Egg Farms, who, until recently, were the primary egg providers for McDonald’s locations in the United States. Despite efforts by McDonald’s to cut ties with Sparboe, an unhappy group of celebrity chicken advocates—including Ryan Gosling, Emily Deschanel, Alicia Silverstone, Kristin Bauer, Bryan Adams, Zooey Deschanel, Wendie Malick, Maria Menounos, Steve-O, and Ed Begley Jr.—have sent a letter to McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner that highlights how angry they are with the brand’s acceptance of animal cruelty. The letter notes that these farms are a breeding ground for dead and rotting corpses left in cages and how commonplace it is to find baby birds with singed beaks and others trapped and mangled in cage wire. The Almighty Goz protects human beings and chickens. Swoon. Check out the full letter »

(Image: Ryan Gosling, Christopher Drost)