Celebrations across Canada mark country’s 150th birthday

The prime minister, Justin Trudeau, leads festivities in Ottawa with guests including Prince Charles and members of U2

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has kicked off celebrations to mark the country’s 150th birthday amid heavy security as many citizens braved incessant rain and long delays to reach the main site in the nation’s capital.

Related: Justin Trudeau visits with indigenous group in Canada at protest camp

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Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi Weds Childhood Sweetheart In Private Argentina Ceremony

Congratulations to Lionel Messi and his longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo!!

The pair wed on Saturday in a lavish, extremely private ceremony in Rosario, Argentina — their hometown, and the place where they had grown up together since first meeting as five-year-old children!

Related: Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes New Babies! Awww!

Photos were banned during the ceremony, but we can confirm that quite a few celebs and soccer stars were there in attendance, including Messi’s soccer teammates from past and present, like: Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

In addition, Gerard Pique was there with pop star wife Shakira, too!

It’s being termed the “wedding of the century” in some circles, and while we’re sad we can’t see any pics from it (they did a great job on keeping things VERY private!) we are extremely happy for the childhood sweethearts that are now hitched!

Here’s a little something via video that did manage to sneak its way out of the wedding, though (below):

Awww!

Congrats to the happy couple and their two children — an amazing day for the entire family!!

So sweet!!

[Image via WENN.]

JAY-Z’s Video For “The Story of O.J.” Is a Socially Provocative Animated Masterpiece

Leading on from the release of JAY-Z’s astonishing thirteenth studio album, 4:44, a video for one of the project’s strongest tracks has just surfaced online and references controversial ethical issues highlighted in the entertainment industry between the ’30s and ’50s.

Somewhat reminiscent of a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons known as the Censored Eleven, the latest video for “The Story of O.J.” is one of provocative proportions and portrays JAY-Z as a disgruntled New Yorker by the name of “Jaybo” battling his way through life as many others do in The Big Apple. Enjoy the video above and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

You can now stream JAY-Z’s latest album here.

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