1:44 am - 02/07/2010

Nelly Furtado lands role as crazed hockey fan.

Canadian director Michael McGowan says he has written a role for Nelly Furtado into his film, Score: A Hockey Musical, which puts a music track to Canada's national game.

Furtado, the singer from Victoria, B.C., who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, has agreed to a supporting role in the film. She'll play a zealous hockey fan.

The film, to begin shooting in Toronto this week, also stars Olivia Newton-John.

"Nelly is an incredible entertainer and, after speaking with her, I realized that she fully relished embracing her inner hockey fanatic," McGowan said in a press release on Thursday.

The Toronto filmmaker, who directed One Week and Saint Ralph, wrote both script and song lyrics for Score: A Hockey Musical.

One Week, which took in $1.3 million at the box office, counts as a Canadian film success.

Newton-John, the British and Australian actress who starred in Grease, and Canadian singer-songwriter Marc Jordan play the parents of a young hockey star, who are doubtful about the course his life is taking.

Canadian singer Hawksley Workman and singer and hockey nut Dave Bidini also have roles.

Furtado, a multiple Juno winner known internationally for hits such as Promiscuous, made her acting debut in 2007 on CSI: NY.

Score is to be shot at Toronto locations such as Nathan Phillips Square, Wychwood Park, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Weston Arena. The film will be released by Mongrel Media in Canada on Oct. 22.

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grammaire 7th-Feb-2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
Two Canadian posts in a row.

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you.
grammaire 7th-Feb-2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
And I'm in a Reading Canadian Film class and basically it was established the first class that 99% of Canadian produced films are shit. It's interesting trying to find out whyyyy.
captain_hair_eh 7th-Feb-2010 01:23 pm (UTC)

Apology to America

Hello. I'm Anthony St. George on location here in Washington.

On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry. I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron, but it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all, it's not like you actually elected him.

I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees than you, doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and better than your own. It would be like if, well, say you had ten times the television audeince we did and you flood our market with great shows, cheaper than we could produce. I know you'd never do that.

I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defence I guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours. As word of apology, please accept all of our NHL teams which, one by one, are going out of business and moving to your fine country.

I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up against a crazed dictator, you want to have your friends by your side. I realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.

I'm sorry we burnt down your White House during the War of 1812. I see you've rebuilt it! It's very nice.

I'm sorry for Alan Thicke, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Loverboy, that song from Seriff that ends with a really high-pitched long note. Your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer, but we feel your pain.

And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this. Because we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.

For 22 minutes, I'm Anthony St. George, and I'm sorry.
advancedcookie 7th-Feb-2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Well, Canada doesn't have a star system, that is what it comes down to. We grow our stars, and then they leave us for LA. The talented filmmakers here leave us for the west coast, as well.

And I blame all the shitty filmmaking on the people at Telefilm and the NFB for giving grants to films that are crap.

I'm generally bitter about all of this.
partipo 7th-Feb-2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
canada has no fucking filter. we think everything we make is funny or fucking brilliant. as long as you can make shitty jokes about politicians and talk about how wacky the city is, you'll do well because that's all that the idiot backward inbred fucks in this country want to see.

nobody is going to see this fucking film because the only people who give a fuck about hockey are white people in the suburbs.
perfecthorror 7th-Feb-2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
I hate this bitch for no reason.
botchamania 7th-Feb-2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
the guy?
nat 7th-Feb-2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
I have a reason! She comes across as severely obnoxious in interviews and her songs are shit.
solookup 7th-Feb-2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
I immensely hated her after she sold out with Timbaland. I mean, FLY LIKE A BIRD or whatever was annoying but at least that was your shit.

LOL This movie sounds horrible.
grammaire 7th-Feb-2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
chainblinger 7th-Feb-2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
My sentiments exactly.
secretivexhero 7th-Feb-2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
it was just the fact that she went from fairly good and unique music to same old pop shit that 'loose' was in its entirety. sure, she liked hip hop before, but not that kind of crap.
curious_maya 7th-Feb-2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
Love her, just wish she'd come out with another English language cd soon.
cascianca 7th-Feb-2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
I think she is in the summer? I could be wrong...
captain_hair_eh 7th-Feb-2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
o i love "all good things come to an end".

she really should do more songs like "i'm like a bird" and "turn off the light".

and ffs, do not dye your hair blonde ever again.
maidenhell 7th-Feb-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
'All Good Things Come to an End' is one of my top 10 songs from the past decade. I love it. : )
piningforoomph 7th-Feb-2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
I read somewhere are her being a super bitch. Forgot the story though.
supermodified 7th-Feb-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm onlly commenting to use my Hawksley icon.
piratesswoop 7th-Feb-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
what's up with her tan lines
edgar_beans 7th-Feb-2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Most women have them. Do they offend you?
piratesswoop 7th-Feb-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
yes, i am aware, being a woman and all.

its was just surprising to see them because usually they would be photoshopped out or something.
haterswannabeme 7th-Feb-2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
IKR that's the first thing I noticed. They look ridiculous. Either wear something different or get a spray tan.
catinwig 7th-Feb-2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
nat 7th-Feb-2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh boy. This has "shitfest" written all over it.
advancedcookie 7th-Feb-2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
God, what the hell, Mongrel?
Sure, a lot of Canadians love hockey, but jfc, WERE THERE NO OTHER SCRIPTS FOR YOU TO GREENLIGHT?
partipo 7th-Feb-2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
no, a lot of white people love hockey

nobody else cares.
andbetty 7th-Feb-2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
guitarscreams 7th-Feb-2010 05:39 pm (UTC)


partipo 7th-Feb-2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
i hope you enjoy the possibility of dying without ever seeing a cup final
leahkatharina 7th-Feb-2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
omg i say jello or jelly and my friends all make fun of me, i'm glad to see i'm not the only one that does it
imemine69 7th-Feb-2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
lol I'm a sens fan, from Toronto but living in Ottawa, but I'm really glad the Leafs won last night. Current circumstances and all with Burke.
guitarscreams 7th-Feb-2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
i just hope this doesn't turn into one of those


dont_go_joe 8th-Feb-2010 01:26 am (UTC)

Okay, bye!
heathfan2008 7th-Feb-2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
What happened to her? In 2006, she had a really fantastic album that made her at least B+ list material, then she just disappears.
maidenhell 7th-Feb-2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I really liked that slutty album she produced with Timbaland. It was my jam back in 2006.
partipo 7th-Feb-2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
that is the best description i've ever heard of.

'that slutty album'
secretivexhero 7th-Feb-2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
lmfao at slutty album

that was the album of hers i hated most tbh.
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