Daily digest: 'Best buddies', bad stunts and a big loss

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Woman in Ford's Escalade DUI speaks

LeAnne McRobb says she was Rob Ford's 'best buddy' in rehab.

In an exclusive interview with QMI Agency's Jenny Yuen, she dishes on her friendly relationship with Ford and what happened on the day she got busted.

The 36-year-old was charged with impaired driving after the Toronto mayor lent her his Cadillac Escalade when they were patients at the GreeneStone Muskoka rehab facility weeks ago.


2. World Cup finishing up

Arjen Robben of the Netherlands falls during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Argentina and the Netherlands in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Francois Xavier Marit/Pool)

We’re down to the final two - Germany and Argentina - at the World Cup after the Netherlands lost in yesterday’s match.

Brazil and the Netherlands will duke it out on Saturday at 4 p.m. for third place.

The final is on Sunday at 3 p.m. (ET) but while you’re waiting, our Morris Dalla Costa counts down the top five weirdest moments in World Cup history.


3. Ryan Gosling a baby daddy?

Are Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes about to let the world in on some good news?

The famously secretive couple is officially staying mum as rumours swirl that Mendes, 40, has a bun in the oven.

According to OK Magazine’s "insider," it’s been baking for seven months already(!)


4. 10 publicity stunts gone awry

It wasn’t a bomb, but it sure did blow up in someone's face.

The discovery of a suspiciously abandoned briefcase (later revealed to be part of a Coors marketing stunt) shut down a major downtown Toronto intersection on Monday.

This is far from the first time a company’s unorthodox advertising backfired spectacularly.

Here, we take a look at the history of botched publicity stunts.


5. Paris's Weirdest looks

It’s haute couture fashion week on the runways in Paris, and with that inevitably comes some truly laughable looks.

Check out our roundup of the weirdest stuff so far and rate these offbeat outfits.


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