Most Not Happy With In Memoriam Segment at the Oscars

There’s no surprise here.  41.7% of you thought the biggest faux pas at this year’s Oscars was leaving out Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett.  No excuse coming from the Academy will be good enough.  A quarter of you (25% exactly), thought Elinor “Lady Kanye” Burkett was worse.  8.3% of you thought that there should have […]

Biggest Faux Pas at the 2010 Oscars

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Kathryn Bigelow: Queen of the World

Cynthia Cheng Kathryn Bigelow has made history by being the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing.  Winning for her film, The Hurt Locker, a film about soliders who disarm bombs in Iraq, she beat James Cameron (her ex-husband), who had been a favourite for the award up until a few weeks ago.  […]

10 Best Pic Nods = Too Many Nominees

More than half of our participants (at 58.3%) believed that there were way too many nominees for Best Picture this year.  Some of you (at 25%), believed that the Academy should split the best film nominations into two categories, similar to the Golden Globes.  There were also readers who felt that 10 was way too […]

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 […]

Oscar Poll: 10 Best Pic Nominees Too Many?

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Majken Polsen: Personal Trainer and Model

Born and raised in Denmark, Majken Polsen, a model and personal trainer, arrived in California as a 19 year old after graduating from business college.  She did not intend to stay – it was meant to be a vacation/learning experience where she could “find herself.”  Sixteen years later, Majken is still here.

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 […]