Today’s Lede Stories

April 22, 2019

This is bananas! Taylor Swift got quite a shock on a recent episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, as she watched an embarrassing video of herself that she previously didn’t know existed. Taylor’s mom secretly provided the footage, which shows a groggy Taylor, recovering from LASIK eye surgery, kind of freaking out over a banana. “Don’t be mad at me!” Fallon pleads … hey, if Taylor is mad at anyone, it should be her mom!

It has been an exciting few days for marquee trailers being released at New York Comic Con. Leading the way are the mind-blowing visuals in a trailer for HBO’s HIS DARK MATERIALS, which debuts next month, and also an “engaging” new trailer for STAR TREK: PICARD, which is coming to CTV Sci-Fi Channel next year.

What causes the most wrecks on B.C.’s treacherous Coquihalla Highway – weather conditions or mistakes by drivers? Jamie Davis, one of the stars of HIGHWAY THRU HELL – which returns for Season 8 tonight on Discovery – gives an eye-opening answer to that question, and much more, in an interview with TV critic Bill Harris.

There’s no debating that this is a crucial night in the 2019 Federal Election, with the LEADERS DEBATE airing live on CTV, CTV News Channel, and CP24, starting at 7 p.m. ET. CTV News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme is one of the moderators for the event.

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April 23, 2019

In Kardashian-Jenner news, Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott have reportedly split! Scott was noticeably absent earlier this week in South Carolina, where Kylie attended Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s wedding, adding fuel to reports that the couple has taken a break. Stay on top of all the latest developments with Kylie and her sisters on new episodes of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS on E!.

The theory that RuPaul is taking over the world moves one big step closer to reality today, with the exciting debut of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK on Crave! Judges include RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton, while GAME OF THRONES star Maisie Williams and Andrew Garfield are slated to drop by as guest judges. And there’s more…one of the competing queens on the show is Canadian: meet Crystal! Best of luck to all the queens, and in the infamous words of RuPaul, “Don’t F*** it Up.”

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