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Graydon Carter: ‘I Used to Revel in my Canadianness’

CraigOffmanTwitterProfilePicWhen Craig Offman (pictured) interviewed lo those many years ago for the position of editorial assistant at Vanity Fair, Canada was a topic of conversation. His interviewer, Graydon Carter, counseled: “Don’t tell people in New York you’re from Canada. They don’t care.”

The Great White North came up once again earlier this month when Offman, now a feature writer with the Toronto Globe & Mail, sat down for lunch with his old boss at Carter’s Monkey Bar. Offman wound up working at VF for four years, ascending to the perch of horoscope editor:

The discussion naturally turns to the ancient homeland. Carter had just talked about the Jian Ghomeshi scandal with his mother over the phone. Justin Trudeau, whom the magazine featured in the December issue, also came up. “He’s not as good-looking as you’d expect,” Carter said. “He’s attractive for a politician.”

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Oprah in Hot Water Because She Loves Using Penis Cream

Oprah has enough trouble explaining to everyone she meets that OWN isn’t an elaborate hoax. So she can’t be too pleased with Canadian activists who have been protesting her every move. Their beef? Oprah’s endorsement of SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex, an anti-aging cream that uses cells from foreskin.

Oprah, the queen of all media, loves rubbing the penis cream on her face (hoping that’s the last time that sentence is ever written), but the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project wants her to stop. The group claims that by endorsing TNS Recovery Complex, Oprah is promoting circumcision.

A SkinMedica exec told the Star that the product is technically a cock cream, but the cells were from one foreskin that was collected 20 years ago. No doubt Oprah is hoping that information will make the protests go flaccid.