SATC’s Universal Theme of Friendship (and Fab Fashion, Too)

Cynthia Cheng Sex and the City 2 opens in theatres across North America this Thursday.  While there are plenty of women who are looking forward to dressing up to the nines to see this movie with their best girlfriends, there are also those who are going to abstain.  Many women find the movie not only […]

Oscar Surprises? Not Really

It doesn’t look like there are that many surprises this year. Acting nominations include: Meryl Streep (Best Actress), George Clooney (Best Actor), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress).  For directing, it is no surprise to all of us that James Cameron was nominated for Best Director.  Others on the list include: Jason Reitman (Up in […]

Win a Competition with Josh Duhamel and Drambuie

Robert Haynes-Peterson Canadians are being called up on from across the land to participate in the 2010 Drambuie Pursuit, and epic outdoor adventure challenge taking place in the Scottish Highlands. Even better, if you’re selected as a “modern day rebel,” you’ll batter actor Josh Duhamel and his team Josh, racing speedboats, white water rafts, dune […]

The Soap Opera and the Resist for Change

Earlier this week, CBS announced that it was cancelling its last Procter & Gamble sponsored soap, As the World Turns later this year.  Guiding Light, the longest running soap in history (dates back to the radio days) will also be leaving television.   There will be  only six traditional afternoon soaps left on television.  People just […]

Mad Men: A New Beginning? (SPOILER ALERT!)

Cynthia Cheng The third season finale of Mad Men was definitely a great way to end the year.  It’s like a close of something old, and an opening of something new.  The timeline is December, 1963, just weeks after JFK’s death, and we are finding that Sterling Cooper and its parent company, PPL, are being […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts on Mad Men – Nostalgia it is NOT!

For the past several months, everyone has been talking about Mad Men, now in its third season on AMC.  The show has won several awards and are up for more at this weekend’s Emmys.  This has even led to a comeback of some early 1960s styles and AMC has a guide to the era’s cocktails.  […]

TIFF 2009: The Cole Party

    Cole, a film about a young writer trying to find himself had its Toronto International Film Festival debut on Tuesday, September 15.  A party hosted by CityVIP to celebrate the film was held at the Spoke Club after the premiere.  Though Prospere Magazine was unable to speak with cast and crew, we were able to capture pictures […]

Laura Vandervoort: How My Girl influenced her career

Canadian actor, Laura Vandervoort has been acting since she was 13 years old.  Born in Toronto, Laura was bitten by the acting bug when she saw the early 1990s movie, My Girl.  Laura has since worked on a variety of projects, including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Instant Star as well as Smallville […]

Philanthropy, Celebrity Gifts and the TIFF Media Lounge

Cynthia Cheng Celebrity Gifting Lounge Located at the Windsor Arms Hotel, year’s celebrity gifting suite is not like its predecessors.  For the first time ever, each and every one of the vendors are contributing to a charity, with kids-related programs being the most popular.  Several are, for example, giving to Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for […]

The Stars are Alive in TO!

Cynthia Cheng The 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opened in the city this past Thursday and once again, buzzing with celebrities and reporters.  As usual, many of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities are in town, including the so-called Three Amigos (George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt (actually, no word on whether Brad has arrived […]