“Charlie Sheen categorically denies these allegations.” A rumour that the late Toronto teen idol Corey Haim was sexually assaulted on the set of Lucas, his first major Hollywood film, made it into the National Enquirer—albeit as a runner-up to a cover feature on where ISIS will strike next. Sheen's team refuted the accusations after the story surfaced. (All this comes after Haim's on-screen couterpart, Corey Feldman, said he’d name Hollywood pedophiles if he raises $10 million for a documentary.) The Enquirer claims it contacted more than 100 people about the story, including a former actor who says Haim had sex with Sheen again as an adult:

Christopher Plummer won't need much old man makeup to replace Kevin Spacey on screen. All the Money in the World, a film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, will have scenes that feature Spacey as Getty's billionaire grandfather reshot with Plummer in the role. Director Ridley Scott intends to have the movie ready for December 22. (Spacey led the toast in 2013 when Plummer won the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award.)

Giorgio Mammoliti’s ridiculousness begets even more ridiculousness. Before voting against the Bloor bike lanes, Mammoliti peddled his theory that a group of 10 cyclists were inflating the lanes' usage statistics by riding around in loops while wearing different hats. In response, filmmaker Kieran Heilbron used Reddit to share his “confession” about how he got away with being that guy, and now he’s got all these extra hats to pawn off.

Now Magazine is taking donations. Alice Klein, the alt-weekly's editor/publisher, starts the latest issue with a note about the endangered state of the few surviving American alt-weeklies. Klein is asking readers to pitch in “10 or 20 bucks, or whatever your budget allows.” The print edition continues to be subsidized by several pages of sex work classified ads, in apparent defiance of prostitution laws.

Government tweeter takes a stand against thoughtcrime. With the uproar over environment minister Catherine McKenna’s departmental Twitter account praising Syria, the bizarre dynamics of bureaucratic social media are back in the spotlight. (The laughs usually don't come until after someone gets a response to an access to information request.) Meanwhile, another federal office wants to steer us away from possible criminal-mindedness

Pierre Trudeau's legacy haunts the newsstand still. Vanity Fair fixture Michael Callahan furnishes boss Graydon Carter with about 4,000 words on “Margaret Trudeau’s Long, Strange, Canadian Trip.” The piece starts with her on the arm of Ryan O’Neal, finds her bouncing back while dancing to Lil Wayne, and ends with her making a speech in Oakville. Look for that issue alongside this assessment of her son:

One story on Jagmeet Singh helped get more than one guy a job. Connected & Disaffected, a British podcast about political millennials, dedicates the second half of its latest episode to Clement Nocos—who wrote GQ's piece on the NDP leader before Singh announced his federal bid. Nocos later went to work for Singh's campaign. (After five months on the road as Singh’s handler, though, Nocos got a job as an energy policy analyst.)

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