Antoni’s New Cookbook + Other Culture News You Missed This Week

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Here’s why Antoni Porowski, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth all made headlines this week.

From a new Antoni Porowski cookbook to a Ryan Reynolds-Chris Hemsworth trash talk battle, here’s all the news you missed this week.

Antoni Porowski announced a new cookbook

After the success of his debut cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski just announced that he’s whipping up a second book, to be released next year. The former FASHION cover star revealed on Instagram that the book will focus specifically on dinner recipes. “With food and home becoming more sacred than ever this past year, I am offering inspired dishes allowing for more time eating and less preparing,” he wrote. The book is slated to be released in September 2021.

Twitter Canada released its annual Year in Review list

We’ve all spent a LOT of time online this year. Looking back at one of the most eventful years in recent history, Twitter Canada has released its annual list of the most-used hashtags, most-liked tweets and most-mentioned celebs. The #1 most-liked tweet this year was the announcement of Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death, while the most-retweeted tweet was a Bell Let’s Talk video raising money for Canadian mental health initiatives. Unsurprisingly, #COVID19 was the most-used hashtag of 2020, while Ryan Reynolds, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy and Stana Katic were among the most-mentioned actors on the platform. Jeopardy!, Schitt’s Creek and Saturday Night Live were the most-mentioned TV shows, while the most popular musicians included Drake, Grimes, Celine Dion and The Weeknd.

Saty + Pratha are selling photo calendars for charity

Canadian photographers Saty + Pratha have released a photo calendar in support of the Red Door Family Shelter, which provides shelter and support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, families experiencing a housing crisis, and refugees with nowhere else to turn. “All proceeds from New Day calendar sales will go to this beloved local organization, which provides safe and supportive shelter to families in crisis,” they wrote in an email release. “A purchase or donation can help give a family a fresh start!” The monthly calendar features 12 unique photographs shot by the duo and retails for $40.

Ryan Reynolds got his mother to trash-talk Chris Hemsworth on Twitter

Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth are embroiled in a Twitter battle as part of their involvement with the Agbo Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League initiative to raise money for charities such as SickKids. To help him out this week, Reynolds recruited his mom Tammy, who read out a letter written by the Deadpool actor trash-talking Hemsworth. “He has asked me to read something about a friend of his. Normally, I would not talk to my friends like this, but he insisted,” she says in the clip. She then went on a minute-long rant, which Hemsworth later responded to with some disses of his own.

And ICYMI, Google Canada also released its own year-in-review list featuring the top trending searches across entertainment, sports, news and more.