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October 23, 2019

This may sound preposterous to Carrie Bradshaw, but Sarah Jessica Parker – who played Carrie on HBO’s SEX AND THE CITY and starred in HBO’s DIVORCE – says that shopping actually gives her anxiety. As Parker explains, “I feel bad … if I buy something, I’m like, ‘Oh do I really need that?’ ” Well, need and want are two different things, and if viewers want to reacquaint themselves with Carrie’s voluminous shopping habits, all seven seasons of SEX AND THE CITY are available on Crave.

Fans of Stephen King will shiver at the mere mention of the name Annie Wilkes. In Season 2 of CASTLE ROCK, which debuts tonight with back-to-back episodes on CTV Sci-Fi Channel, Lizzy Caplan takes on the role of a younger Annie, shedding light on the origins of the terrifying character played by Kathy Bates in MISERY. Both Season 1 of CASTLE ROCK and the 1990 film MISERY are available on Crave. And if you’re looking for even more King-related content, HBO has released an ominous and creepy trailer for THE OUTSIDER, based on a novel by King, which is coming to Crave in January.

Cody Simpson, Miley Cyrus’ new beau, is making more headlines after winning Australia’s version of THE MASKED SINGER. Lindsay Lohan, a judge on the show, threw some major shade at him during the final episode and on social media, mentioning his past relationship with her sister, Ali Lohan. If this makes viewers curious about which celebs might be hiding under the masks on the North American version of the show, episodes from the current season of THE MASKED SINGER are available to stream any time on CTV.ca.

It’s a super quick turnaround for MLS teams, coming off Round 1 of the playoffs on the weekend and now heading into Round 2, with two games tonight and two games tomorrow, live on TSN. The biggest match for Canadian soccer fans, of course, is Toronto FC travelling to The Big Apple to try and take a bite out of New York City FC, tonight at 7 p.m. ET. NYC FC is favoured in this single-game elimination showdown, but analyst Kristian Jack explains why Toronto FC won’t be – and shouldn’t be – intimidated.

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October 24, 2019

After a party that had everything from McDonald’s to his former flame Rihanna, October’s Very Own Drake celebrates his 33rd birthday today. Drake has had a busy year, cheering on his beloved Toronto Raptors to an NBA title, flashing his custom-made championship ring, and executive-producing HBO’s EUPHORIA, and SHOWTIME’s new documentary feature READY FOR WAR, which just released a new trailer and announced a premiere date on Crave. Here’s to another successful trip around the sun!

It’s Hailey vs. Selena. Hearts and headlines are breaking around the world after Selena Gomez released her highly anticipated single “Lose You To Love Me” yesterday. The emotional ballad is believed to be about her ex Justin Bieber…and Hailey is NOT happy. Listen to the new song, and other Gomez hits, on iHeartRadio.ca.

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