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 […]

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 […]

ET Canada’s Rosey Edeh on TIFF 2009

Blo Founder, Devon Brooks on Blo and TIFF 2009

Hollywood Only Wants the Dough….They’re Not REALLY laughing at us

It seems that many (36.4%) of you believe that Hollywood is there to make money, not to laugh at (18.2%) or with (9.1%) society. At the same time, another 36.4% of you thought it was other. Personally, I feel that movies in the past 10 years have somehow been “dumbed down.”  Many movies (especially big budget pieces […]

Grey Gardens: A Reflection of How Women’s Expectations Have Changed

Last weekend, I saw the premier of the HBO TV movie, Grey Gardens.  This is a fictionalized account of the Edie Beales, a mother (“Big Edie,” played in the movie by Jessica Lange) and daughter (“Little Edie,” played by Drew Barrymore), who went from high society New York to living in a house that was […]

Female Eye Film Festival: The Business of Story and Dirt

The Female Eye Film Festival, Ontario’s only competitive film festival featuring works by women ranging from students to established film makers.  Now in its ninth year, the festival runs from March 25 to March 29 in various venues across  Toronto.  Advance tickets are $8, while regular admissions are $10 at the door ($2 for students […]