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The Arisa & Ara Show

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Arisa Cox is a certified pop culture junkie best known as the host of Big Brother Canada. In her previous lives, she spent years roving red carpets around the world, running from polar bears and dodging tear gas on both sides of the camera for E!, CBC and Entertainment Tonight Canada, even popping up in a Jonas Brothers Disney movie. Way back in the dark ages (aka 2001), Arisa took a break from Journalism school at Carleton University for U8TV:The Lofters – Canada’s first big reality series – where she lived on camera for a full year. Nuts. Now she’s a mom of two little ones and a recent Edmontonian, THRILLED to have joined the Bounce team spreading goodness to the whole city every morning with Ara, her brother from another mother.

What kind of a name is Ara? Who knows. His parents smoked some funny things back in the day. Ara knew early on that entertainment was in his blood…fueling his Sasquatch body. From doing fake radio shows in his bedroom, to performing all sorts of ridiculous routines for whoever was in earshot, this walking talking singing rapping anomaly eventually found his niche and evolved into one badass radio dude. At least that’s what his Mama tells him. Parents don’t lie. Often. Get ready for interactive mornings filled with fun, drama, laughs, shocking confessions, special guests from Music and TV, and Cheez Whiz. Lots of Cheez Whiz. Tell your Mom, tell your friends, and fo sho tell your weirdo neighbour down the street. Half Ewok. Half maniac. All sexy. It’s about to get crazy up in here… ara@thebounce.ca

Recent Posts

Survivor: After The Final Torch – LJ

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He was bamboozled by his own alliance! Hey it’s Survivor. Trust NO one right?! We caught up with LJ for his side of the story on why he’s now watching the game he loves from the sidelines.

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WHAT’S UP – April 22 2014

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Miley is out of the woods! She’s finally out of hospital in Kansas City. Miley had reportedly suffered a severe allergic reaction to medication, a rep has confirmed to E! News that Miley is no longer at the Kansas City hospital, though the 20-year-old is still being hospitalized at another undisclosed location.
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New Couple Alert! Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef are an item. Co-sign! Best part – he’s  64 and she’s 43, so I feel like he is the only man in Hollywood not robbing the cradle… even though she’s over 20 years his junior!
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And Demi Moore is planning on getting herself out of dodge when it comes to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ upcoming wedding. A source told Radar Online that “Demi knows she’ll have to endure hearing about the affair — which Ashton is telling mutual friends will be huge and full of A-list Hollywood and tech friends — and seeing pictures. But the wound is still fresh from their divorce and Demi doesn’t want anything to trigger a relapse.” So as soon as she gets date details from her daughter Rumer Willis (who is still tight with Ashton), she’s booking a trip to the yogic spiritual center of India, Rishikesh, where she’ll submerge herself in days of waking at 4 a.m., chanting, meditation, yoga by the Ganges River, light eating of only meager portions of vegan foods and dressing in saffron colored robes, the source revealed. She’s planning a similar retreat to coincide with the birth of their child in October,” the source added.
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Katy Perry – Birthday (Trailer)

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Katy Perry is about to drop the video for Birthday and she’s out with a hilarious teaser trailer you pretty much have to see to believe! #ArisaAndAra

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Big Brother Canada’s Dr. Stein

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Arisa is off to Toronto to host the eviction episode of Big Brother Canada tomorrow night and she asked her friend (and house psychologist) Dr. Stein to call in to give us all some insight on what goes down once a houseguests #BBCAN2 experience expires. Wild interview ahead!

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Survivor: After The Final Torch – Morgan

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Morgan caught a lot of flack for “doing nothing around camp” according to her Survivor tribemates. She also had quite the quote before her exit. We caught up with the bombshell to hear her out!

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WHAT’S UP – April 15 2014

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Finally!!! The trailer for Gone Girl is out! Fans of the book are freaking out. David Fincher tries his hand at adapting something OTHER than Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and it looks AWESOME.
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If you didn’t like her before, you just might a little now… And if you liked her before, you like her EVEN more. Taylor Swift gave a bride-to-be the surprise of her life on Sunday when she unexpectedly showed up at the woman’s bridal shower in Columbus, Ohio. Gena Gabrielle was celebrating with family and friends when the superstar made her way into the party. Gena is a big fan of Taylor’s and had reportedly invited her to both the shower and her wedding when they spoke at a recent meet-and-greet. Taylor showed up with some pricey shower gifts to boot! She gave Gena and her fiance, Bryan, a KitchenAid mixer and Le Creuset cookware.
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An old feud between Kelly Osbourne and Paris Hilton seems to be coming back around following an awkward encounter between the two of them at Coachella over the weekend. Kelly took to Twitter on Sunday accusing the hotel heiress of acting immature for still holding a grudge. A witness told UK’s Mirror, “Kelly was sitting with some mates, minding her own business, when Paris suddenly started b***hing and moaning, and slagging her off. She was asked by someone else to join the group, but declined and swanned off. The pair didn’t speak for the rest of the weekend.” Hilton allegedly called the Fashion Police co-host a b**ch as she walked away. Kelly tweeted, “@ParisHilton please grow up there is no need to act like a child you could of happily joined us! it’s not 2005 no one cares!” OUCH.
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Speaking of Coachella, Justin Bieber was spotted with Selena Gomez. What’s the deal guys, are you guys together or not?
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And can we please talk about the video of Leonardo DiCaprio dancing at Coachella?! WHAT is happening LOL

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WHAT’S UP – April 14 2014

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The MTV Movie Awards popped off this weekend, hosted by Conan O’Brien!

WINNER’S LIST:
Movie of the Year: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Breakthrough Performance: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers
Best Kiss: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers
Best Fight: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Best Comedic Performance: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Shirtless Performance: Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment
Best Villain: Mila Kunis, Oz The Great and Powerful
Best On-Screen Transformation: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Musical Moment: Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson perform in Heaven, This is the End
Favorite Character: Tris from Divergent
Best Cameo Performance: Rihanna, This is the End
Trailblazer Award: Channing Tatum
MTV Generation award: Mark Wahlberg
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And Coachella isn’t just a place where young celebrities go to dress in boho chic and slum with the great unwashed masses, there is also a ton of great music that happens (Outkast just reunited there after 10 years apart) and great suprise guest appearances! Pharrell brought up Gwen Stefani, and Beyonce crashed her sister Solange’s set to do a dance number like they probably used to do when they were kids dreaming of stardom in the basement.

It looks like everyone is pregnant these days… could we add one more famous embryo to the bunch? Prince William made a comment during his royal tour of Australia and New Zealand on Friday that is making everyone go nuts – a woman gave him a wool shawl for his eight-month-old son and reacted by saying, “You might have to make another one soon.” But then again, later that weekend Kate Middleton was seen drinking wine and going on a high-speed water jet ride.
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And HOW COOL IS BRYAN CRANSTON aka Walter White?
A high school student scored a prom date thanks to a little help from The Man Who Knocks. Sure enough, the teen tweeted Friday “@BryanCranston she said yes!!” DUH.

Are big boobs a blessing or a curse?! Supermodel Kate Upton may have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated twice but she’s still got some insecurities when it comes to her body. She was recently promoting her new film The Other Woman to UK’s The Sun where she confessed, “I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs. Every single day, I’m like, ‘Oh, man, it would be so much easier,’ especially if people didn’t constantly bring them up. If I could just take them off like they were clip-ons.”
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Big Brother Canada – Sarah

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Sarah found herself in the middle of a no win situation in the #BBCAN2 house. Her allegiance to Kenny did her in at the end of the day. She sure speaks her mind and doesn’t hold back! Enjoy :)

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Big Brother Canada – Kenny

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Play too strong too fast and you’ll get that target on your back. One of the most strategic (and memorable) houseguests from this season was shown the door after the tide started to change in the #BBCAN2 house. We caught up with Kenny to hear about his time in the house and who he thinks has what it takes to take it all!

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Survivor: After The Final Torch – Sarah

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Just when you think you know what’s going on you remember you’re on Survivor and anything can happen. Sarah fell victim to the vote and now she’s watching from the sidelines. We caught up with the cop and got her take on her time on the game.

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