Published Nov 01, 2014If you haven't worked yourself into a coma of booze and candy, we're back to present our news roundup, helping you catch up on the week that was. So while you wash off all that ghoulish makeup, come take a look at some of the top stories to grace our pages the last few days.
First off, undoubtedly the biggest story to break this week was that of Jian Ghomeshi and his increasingly disturbing fall from grace. On Sunday (October 26), news broke that the CBC had abruptly cut ties with its long-running Q host, leading to much speculation and a sudden response from Ghomeshi involving his private sex life and a $55 million lawsuit against the CBC. Not long after, more details surfaced, as a series of women came forward with claims of sexual abuse, soon leading to damning letters from the once friends like Owen Pallett against Ghomeshi and petitions launched in support of his alleged victims.
Soon, bad went to worse when even more women came forward with frighteningly detailed stories of abuse. His crisis management and PR companies soon dropped Ghomeshi, who promised to "meet these allegations directly." Needless to say, the scandal has escalated at a rapid pace, and we've hardly heard the last of it.
In other news, the seemingly endless and ridiculous beef between Mark Kozelek and the War on Drugs continued this week. First, the War on Drugs finally addressed Kozelek's bashing, calling him "such a fucking child," which only led Kozelek to pen yet another diss track. And in more Beefs 2014 content, Anderson Cooper and Billy Corgan are taking swipes at each other.
In other news, Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash was arrested at a Newfoundland airport after stripping down to his underwear, Alex Zhang Hungtai ended his Dirty Beaches project, Luna reunited, and both Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj delayed their new albums.
Finally, a bit closer to home, Blue Rodeo revealed a new Christmas album, Cancer Bats announced a new LP and Mint Records rolled out the lineup to its Ridiculously Early Xmas Party.