Every July 1, Canadians across the globe festoon themselves in paper flags, cover their faces in red and white, and yell "Oh Canada" at the top of their lungs. It's our country's birthday, after all!
And many Canadian celebs did, like Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip, Dragonette, Alex Cuba, Jully Black, Feist, The Sam Roberts Band, and Carly Rae Jepsen - who all played outdoor concerts across the country on Sunday to celebrate Canada Day. Others, well, didn't even spend Canada Day on their home turf.
Vancouverite Ryan Reynolds, who's now living in a country love nest with girlfriend Blake Lively, was spotted in Somers, New York, indulging his sweet tooth with his gal pal. We would say that this could be a rare splurge for the couple to celebrate the country they often visit, but apparently this isn't the first time they've been seen on ice cream trips. We hope that Reynolds at least got a red and white flavour.
Fellow Vancouver native Cory Monteith was with his girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele in Paris this holiday weekend, taking in Versace's runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Good looking? Yes, yes, yes. Patriotic? We hope he's planning a trip home soon!
Singer Drake was in Los Angeles for the BET Awards on Saturday night, where he apparently got a few harsh reactions from the audience. We guess fans are still smarting from his fight with Chris Brown at the WIP nightclub in New York City on June 14th. Brown got through the night boo-free.
The Canadian production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" had its final performance on Broadway on July 1. Its hit run at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival last summer propelled it to the Big Apple, and on Canada Day the cast sang their last song and are now on their way back home.
And Ryan Gosling, perhaps our most sought-after export, was in Melbourne to potentially meet up with Australian director Simon West about his upcoming film "Dust and Glory." Maybe. We think. Either way, Australian women got really excited on Twitter under the hashtag #GoslingWatch.
Hopefully they'll be able to spend next Canada Day in their home and native land!
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