Popcultured - Season 1

CTV (ended 2006)




Episode Guide


  • JP takes a look at the rivalry between Nike and Adidas, and Elvira wonders why Rock Star INXSucks?
    Guest: Noah Godfrey
    Godfrey is the publisher of DOSE Magazine, Canada's newest daily media offering. DOSE covers everything from government budgets to Jude Law's "Nannygate." Godfrey is the youngest publisher of a national daily newspaper in Canada.
  • Elvira takes a serious look at reality television!
  • We wonder...'What happens to celebrity rumors on the weekend?'
    Guest: Don McKellar, McKellar is a Gemini & Cannes award-winning filmmaker, actor & writer. He is the voice of Jack Ryder on “Odd Job Jack”. Jamilla Ross answers all of your iPod questions, and we'll give you a full trend forcast!
  • JP gives the new movie 'Dukes of Hazzard' two thumbs up!
    Guest: Amber Fleury (Canadian Idol Finalist #8) Last night Amber was voted off of Canadian Idol...tonight she dishes with Elvira about her experience. Ellen McKinney shows us that celebrities are just like us, and Laurie Elliott examines video games in a 'Laurie Elliott Chain Reaction!'
  • Levi looks at Billboards Top Ten summer songs.
    Guest: John Doyle Doyle is a well known TV critic whose column appears daily in The Globe & Mail. His new book "A Great Feast of Light: Growing Up Irish In The Television Age" hits store shelves this fall.
  • We've got the inside scoop on a new movie sequel.
    Guest: Jay Malone, Malone is an award-winning comic, who stars in the 100th episode of Comedy NOW. Malone was the winner of the Homegrown Competition at last years Just For Laughs Festival.
  • Wondering what's on TV this week? Laurie Elliott Knows!
    Guest: Seamus O'Regan Seamus O'Regan co-hosts "Canada AM" on CTV. We learn that Elvira hates to see hard work go unnoticed, and guess what's popular? On-line dating!
  • Jamillah Ross answers your questions about Scientology.
    Guest: Ashley Leitao- Canadian Idol Finalist # 9, Last night Ashley was voted out of the top ten on Canadian Idol. Tonight she's here to tell us about her experience on the show!
  • David kicks back in Montreal for Just For Laughs
    Guest: David Willsie, Willsie is Captain of the Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Team, and is featured in the documentary "Murderball".
  • Jamillah's got another red hot edition of 'Go To Hell'
    Guest: Rex Harrington, Harrington is a former principle dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, recipient of the Order of Canada, Gemini award winner, and recent inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He also just finished writing his autobiography.
  • Laurie tells us 'What's On' TV this week!
    Guest: Roman Danylo, Roman Danylo is the star of CTV's Comedy Inc.
  • We'll tell you how Carmen Electra will heat up fashion this summer
    Guest: Tanya Kim. Kim co-host's Canada's number one entertainment news show, eTalk Daily.
  • We celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friday the 13th
    Guest: Ron English, English is an internationally acclaimed artist, author, and billboard maverick. He’s also the subject of a new documentary called “The Arts & Crimes of Ron English.”
  • We’ve got the naked truth behind a new kind of protest.
    Guest: Omarosa, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth made her mark as the most memorable -and controversial - competitor on the first season of The Apprentice. And she’s coming back for more with the upcoming season of The Surreal Life.
  • Levi looks at the seedy side of DVD sales charts.
    Guest: Harley Pasternak, Pasternak is a fitness trainer to a roster of top celebs like Halle Berry and Orlando Bloom. His bestselling new book, “Five Factor Fitness: the Diet and Fitness Secrets of Hollywood’s A-List” is in stores now.
  • JP hits the beach to dig up the real dirt on tabloids.
    Guest: Guy Maddin, Maddin is a Gemini, Genie and Emmy award winning Canadian filmaker. His works include "Tales From Gimli Hospital," "Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary," and "The Saddest Music in the World."
  • David wants to be taken as a lover!
    Guest: James Duthie, Duthie is an outspoken sports columnist and the host of NHL on TSN.
  • We kick it to the Coldplay critics!
    Guest: Darrell Bricker, Bricker is President of North American Public Affairs for Ipsos-Reid and co-author of the new book "What Canadians Think About Almost Everything"
  • Ellen gives us a lesson in safe tanning.
    Guest: Gabrielle Miller, Miller plays Lacey Burrows the city-girl turned cafe owner on CTV's hit comedy series "Corner Gas."
  • What's really cooking in celebrity kitchens?
    Guest: Chris Landreth, Landreth won the Oscar for best animated short for his documentary "Ryan."
  • What do the stars really think about the Olsen twins?
    Guest: Ken Jennings, Jennings broke every record in game show history when he won 74 straight games and over 2.5 million dollars on Jeopardy!
  • Who's going to hell this week? Only Jamillah Ross knows..
    Guest: Krista Sutton, You may recognize Krista Sutton from her work in American Psycho, Welcome To Mooseport, or as Liz on Train 48.
  • Puppet masters Trey Parker and Matt Stone think sequel, Canadian style!
    Guest: Farley Flex, Flex is a judge on one of the biggest television series in Canadian history, Canadian Idol.
  • Tracey Morgan gets into drag in The Longest Yard.
    Guest: Craig Lauzon, Lauzon is a regular cast member on CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce.
  • Microsoft vs. Linux. Let the nerd wars begin!
    Guest: Chris Cuthbert, Cuthbert is a Gemini Award-winning sports broadcaster who’s also TSN’s voice of hockey and CFL football.
  • Laurie gives us the inside view on Hooters.
    Guest: Rob Christie, Christie is a radio personality who's worked in every major market in this country. Now he's the host of Toronto’s Jack FM morning show. He’s also the only Canadian to ever win the Gold Medal for Best Humour at the International Radio Festival in New York.
  • JP hits the beach with Survivor 101.
    Guest: Arsinee Khanjian, Khanjian is a Genie and Gemini award winning actress who stared in the film, “Sabah”.
  • David takes on the dark side of George Lucas.
    Guest: Mike Wilmot, Wilmot is one of the stars of "It's All Gone Pete Tong"
  • Revenge of the Sith opens and we get the in line vibe with our correspondent Casper.
    Guest: Cheryl Hickey, Hickey is Global's television's entertainment host and anchor, she's also the host of the documentary series "Last Chance for Romance"
  • We pitch a new show to CSI Miami’s Jonathan Togo.
    Guest: Faith Evans, Faith Evans is a Grammy award winning recording artist.
  • JP discovers why we don’t know anybody who loves Raymond.
    Guest: Jon Dore, Dore is a highly respected stand-up comic and correspondent on CTV's Canadian Idol.
  • David’s on the Backstreet Bandwagon.
    Guest: Mark Kelley, Kelley is a Gemini award winning reporter and investigative journalist. You can catch him in action on CBC’s The National.
  • The life and times of A&E.
    Guest: Hannah Sung, Hannah Sung is MuchMusic's resident popculture reporter as well as host of Much News and the New Music.
  • Jamillah shows us why dogs have it so good.
    Guest: Murray Pomorance, Pomorance is a media and pop culture expert and academic. Check out his book, “Johnny Depp Starts Here.”
  • Why Eva Longoria has got to stop talking.
    Guest: Kara Pifko, Pifko stars as Alice on the hit CBC drama “This Is Wonderland”.
  • .We'll tell you why famous “Fatties” are getting Hollywood “Hotties”.
    Guest: Miriam McDonald and Stefan Brogren, McDonald and Brogren co-star on "Degrassi: The Next Generation", which the New York Times dubbed the "Best Teen TV in the World".
  • The dark truth behind TV turnoff week!
    Guest: Colin Mochrie, Mochrie became a household name starring on Whose Line is it Anyway and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. His new series Getting Along Famously will hit the CBC this fall
  • Celebs check in on reality TV.
    Guest: Les Stroud, Stroud is the creator and host of the hit Outdoor Life Network show “Survivorman," where he is abandoned in the wilderness for seven days at a time, in various locations around the world.
  • The dark truth behind TV turnoff week!
    Guest: Colin Mochrie, Mochrie became a household name starring on Whose Line is it Anyway and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. His new series Getting Along Famously will hit the CBC this fall.
  • Celebs check in on reality TV.
    Guest: Les Stroud, Stroud is the creator and host of the hit Outdoor Life Network show “Survivorman," where he is abandoned in the wilderness for seven days at a time, in various locations around the world.
  • You can score with the best date DVDs.
    Guest: Rob Salem, Salem is the TV critic for the Toronto Star, and the host of ‘Salem’s Lot’ on the Drive-In Classics channel.
  • We send an open letter to Tony Danza.
    Guest: Debbie Travis, Travis is Canada's design diva. She's also the host of the hit HGTV show "Facelift" and author of "The Matching Book".
  • We line up to play with ourselves!
    Guest: Dustin Diamond, Diamond is a living, breathing pop culture icon. These days he's a stand-up who performs to sold out houses all over North America, but you might know him best as Screech from Saved by the Bell
  • We discover caffeinated beer!
    Guest: Jian Ghomeshi, Ghomeshi hosts the critically acclaimed radio series “50 Tracks.” And you can watch him on CBCNewsworld hosting “Play” and contributing to “The Hour.”
  • We do a Doogie Howser marathon!
    Guest: Tara Spencer-Nairn, Tara made her mark starring in New Waterford Girl. Now she can be seen each and every week on the hit show Corner Gas.
  • David Reale's Reality Round-up
    Guest: Richard Crouse, Crouse is the co-host of Canada’s longest running movie review show, “Reel to Reel.” He’s also Canada AM’s resident film critic, and the author of several books including “The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen.”
  • Find out why Mariah is so damn divalicious!
    Guest: Scott Thompson, Thompson first hit the pop culture radar with the Kids in the Hall. Since then he’s been in everything from The Larry Sanders Show to The Pacifier. He’s also the host of the upcoming reality series “My Fabulous Gay Wedding”
  • We celebrate the sweetness of sugary cereal!
    Guest: Bruce Turner, Bruce Turner is the host of Style By Jury. Style By Jury is the number 1 show on The W network.
  • Tom Green gets PC'd!
    Guest: Christine Cushing, Cushing is the host of Christine Cushing Live on the Food Network. She's also the author of two cook books, “Dish it Out” & “Fearless in the Kitchen”, and is soon to release her own olive oil.
  • Elvira explores Lip Plumpers!
    Guest: Shinan Govani, Govani is The National Post's resident snoop, town-crier and people-watcher. His column, Scene, is the in-the-know-must-turn-to place in The Post.
  • Junos, Junos, Junos!
    Guest: Jacob Hoggard. Jacob Hoggard was named the most popular Canadian Idol competitor ever in an eTalk Daily poll. He and his band Headley were currently in the studio recording their first album (slated for a late summer release) when he appeared in this premier episode of PopCultured.