jeudi 31 mars 2011

MySpace will be sold soon...

The website MySpace is about to be sold to VEVO, an Internet company that specializes in music videos. VEVO is owned by a group of several companies including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Abu Dhabi Media Co.
The accumulated losses of MySpace reach more than 156 million U.S. $ and the company was acquired by Rupert Murdoch in 2005 in the amount of 580 million $ U.S. To be continued ... /
Photo 1: Logo MYSPACE

mardi 29 mars 2011

The war of Barack Obama...

President Barack Obama tries to explain to Americans the reasons for his decision to attack the dictator of Libya, Qaddafi. The question being asked more and more U.S. citizens: Why spend millions of dollars to eliminate the political leader of another country when there are many local problems in the U.S. where the government lacks funds.
It is also the risk of losing the battle with the military dictator that would be the ultimate humiliation for the American people. To be continued ... /
Photo 1: Barack Obama during his speech on March 28;
Photo 2: Gaddafi;

lundi 28 mars 2011

A beautiful woman - Chantal Jolis

Bernard Bujold ( was moved to watch the TV show Tout le monde en parle on the Sunday, March 27. "The show brought back to memory my meeting with Chantal in the 2000s. I had dinner one evening with Chantal Jolis and his then spouse, presenter at Radio-Canada. Charles Dutoit was also with us from seven guests at a party in private.
I then noticed the beauty of the look and of the eyes of Chantal and I told her. I added that her husband was very lucky to have her in his life. She answered me that she loved him very much and to prove it she bought him a horse for his birthday. (I myself was in riding horses at the time and I had given her some advices).
I was very saddened and incredulous to learn all the sad events that have occurred since 2007 in Chantal's life. Much water has flowed under the bridge since our dinner alone together but one thing has never changed and it is the look kind and deep of Chantal.
I already wrote once about Isabelle Adjani, after having photographed her, that beauty cannot be explained, but we can only notice it. The same comment applies to Chantal Jolis who was and remains a very beautiful woman, and her beauty cannot be explained, one can only finds it! " .
Picture: Chantal Jolis - Tout le Monde en parle - Radio-Canada .

vendredi 25 mars 2011

Spring 2011 and Stephen Harper's Federal Election

The Conservative government of Stephen Harper fell on Friday afternoon and the Canadian Prime Minister went to the Governor General last Saturday morning, March 26. Elections will be held on Monday, May 2.
According to polls, Stephen Harper's Conservatives lead 43% against 24% for Liberal of Michael Ignatieff.
Here is the distribution of deputies according to the last Canadian 2008 election.
Conservatives 143
Liberals: 77
Block: 49
NDP: 37
Independents: 2
Vacancy: 3
Total: 308
Earnings of 12 seats by the Conservatives and is the majority (155).
Stay tuned!
Picture 1: Parliament Building in Ottawa;
Photo 2 and 3: Stephen Harper at the piano ;
Photo 4: Laureen Harper on her motorcycle ;

jeudi 24 mars 2011

Modern Photojournalism and the Internet...

The photo published in's newsletter to mark the arrival of Spring 2011 has been noticed and the object of small talk because of his element of manipulation by photoshop and the Internet... Each element in the picture is true, but the assembly has created a history and a message that can be suggestive and become fiction.
The comment that caught our attention is the one of a former photographer for Paris Match and one of the Facebook friends of Bernard Bujold (, Andre Gordeaux, who criticized the use of the Internet by magazines in general including Paris Match at the expense of heyday when the photographs were printed on film and then on paper.
He is right in one sense because the photo published, among other medias, on the cover of Paris Match was paid only $ 300 by the Agence France Presse to a Japanese newspaper and then distributed to thousands of media around the world, including Match. (See article France 24)
How a photographer can earn a living if you do not pay a fair price for his work?
The image of's newsletter has the cover of Polka Magazine on the right side of the picture in front of the newsstand and by doing so, wanted to make a nod to this new reality of photojournalism.
Indeed, the founder and owner of the magazine Polka is Alain Genestar, the former editor chief of Paris Match, who was abruptly "expelled" from the magazine following the publishing of a photo of the ex-wife to Nicolas Sarkozi with his lover in New York. If the photo had been purchased from an agency, Alain Genestar would perhaps not have the problems that he has known ...
The conclusion to the debate is that yes the photojournalism has changed and today the final image is a virtual assembly where each element represents a real reality but assembled by publishers behind a computer screen and then distributed on the internet to every wind, for free. Is it better journalism? It's faster and it's universal but the life of the stories is proportionally reduced.
As the Japanese woman in the photo shows resilience out of the ordinary, journalists and photographers must necessarily adapt and rediscover life as no coming back will never be possible.
Indeed, talk to victims of Japan; to the rebels in Libya or the revolutionaries of Egypt. Their story has become universal but is already beginning to be forgotten. It is both resilience but also "forget easy" due to the abundance of the Internet.
It remains, however, as said Bernard Bujold, that we are deeply missing Alain Genestar and his editorials in Paris Match, but hey, we also say: "Those were the days ... "
Voir article au sujet de la photo FRANCE 24 ;
Voir magazine Paris Match ;
Voir magazine Polka ;
Voir livre Alain Genestar -EXPULSION ;
Voir site ;

dimanche 20 mars 2011 welcome in the Spring 2011 wishes formally welcome to the Spring 2011.
(Official arrival Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 11:20 pm)
Photo 1: Spring Tulips by Bernard Bujold;
Photo 2: in Paris in the Spring;
(Miss X, mascots Goguie, Mr X, Miss Gym, Bernard Bujold and Ulysses the dog);
Link to official website:

samedi 19 mars 2011

The Japanese Woman...

A simple photo sold for $ 300 at France Presse became a universal symbol, the symbol of the courage of the Japanese people.
Hundreds of media outlets worldwide have published it on front page of their magazine or newspaper, a photo of a young Japanese woman to illustrate the earthquake occurred in Japan Friday, March 11, just days before Spring 2011 ...
The photo was taken the day after the earthquake, Saturday, March 12.
Photo 1: Japanese Woman in the debris (Photo by Tadashi Okubo)
See story France 24;

vendredi 18 mars 2011

Mélanie Guay sings the arrival of spring 2011

The new album by singer Melanie Guay "PALAIS D'HELIUM" is without a doubt the music album to listen to celebrate the arrival of Spring 2011 ...
Mélanie Guay is an artist who writes her own lyrics and composes her music. She is approaching the style of Coeur de Pirate at the word level but we can also see a link with an artist like Lady Gaga at music level. The style is unique, however, and the album is worth discovering.
For Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1), the discovery was not really one because he knew Mélanie Guay since several years ago:
"I noticed Melanie Guay during an event with Diane Juster. I thought it was Diana Krall as she look so like her. I kept in touch with Melanie on Facebook and then I received regular invitations to her local shows but I am not really a music fan and I greatly limits my choices in listening. Unless it's Cecilia Bartoli or Leonard Cohen, I do not go out! (joke)
However, I listened the album of Melanie and it is excellent and to be discover. I regret not having accepted invitations to her shows before but ... I will accept for sure the ones in the future! "
Photo 1: Album cover;
Photo 2: Mélanie Guay;
See website Mélanie Guay ;
See Facebook Mélanie Guay ;

jeudi 17 mars 2011

The New York Times announces his Internet pay formula...

The New York Times announced its new paid subscription system for the Internet users. Their proposal is similar in all respects to the one of the Financial Times of London as they will still offer 20 free articles to all visitors.
The observers are not convinced that the approach will work because nothing is forcing viewers to pay in contrast to the offer of the Wall Street Journal, which is fully paid and is forcing the visitors to subscribe.
Finally it is the Quebec newspaper La Presse in Montreal who will be the boldest in the Internet. Indeed, Gesca wants to eliminate all paper editions by 2013 and to distribute exclusively online.
Asked about the newspapers on the Internet, Bernard Bujold, creator of the site and a former executive of Quebecor, said:
"Andre Berard ex-president of The National Bank once said to one of its vice-presidents who wanted to close a branch, but on few years quietly: " Do not kill someone by cutting off an arm and watch him die after his blood. If you want to kill someone, you do it at once.! "
Guy Crevier will kill the old Gesca's formula at once. In a sense, Quebecor should have acted like that with the Journal de Montreal. There would had been less unnecessary suffering during two years for employees who ultimately died ...
Regarding The New York Times, I find them too shy and I prefer the formula of Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal. "
A meeting with La Presse's employees is scheduled for Friday, March 18.
Stay tuned!
Picture 1: The New York Times's building ;
Picture 2: The New York Times's newsroom;
Picture 3: La Presse's newsroom ;
See announcement The New York Times ;

mercredi 16 mars 2011

Josélito Michaud and his new book...

Josélito Michaud was first known as the manager of singer Isabelle Boulay and then became a successful TV host with "On prend toujours un train pour la vie" (Radio-Canada) and now he is a successful writer.
The creator of, Bernard Bujold, knows Josélito since the early 1990s.
"The first impression always influences what we think of someone. Josélito and I met during my first day as executive assistant to the press magnate Pierre Péladeau 1925-1997 (Quebecor).
The latter asked me to accompany him to a production meeting of the magazine LE LUNDI and upon arriving in the magazine's newsroom, he insulted Josélito who was then the editor. Peladeau claimed that the story ideas suggested by Michaud were completely stupid and he added that Josélito also was stupid...
Josélito left the magazine in the following weeks.
This first encounter always influenced my look on Josélito Michaud even when he had become a successful manager with Isabelle Boulay.
However with hindsight, we must admit, beyond any doubt, that Josélito Michaud had and still has an immense talent. Péladeau was wrong because he had before him as an employee, an excellent entertainment journalist, an artist manager of talent, a great TV and Radio host and a writer of best seller.
The new novel by Josélito Michaud tell the story of a child and I was not surprised to read about a child unloved, misunderstood and persecuted but who managed to deceive his opponents when the become adult.
Spread the word: Josélito Michaud is an exceptional person and his new novel is a moving story. It is a book to read and to make other people to read! A book that shows you should never judge a person on the impressions of someone else but that, instead, know his history and then judge if necessary. As Bill Clinton said in his memoirs: Everyone has a story and that's the real explanation for everyone's life. "
Picture 1: Book cover;
Picture 2: Josélito Michaud ;

mardi 15 mars 2011

Pénélope McQuade will arrive on TV soon...

The TV Host Penelope McQuade is particularly proud of the commercial promo for her new show starting on April 11 at 9 pm 21 on Radio-Canada.
Facebook users can view the commercial promo published on the page of Penelope.
To be continued ...
Link to Facebook of Pénélope McQuade ;

lundi 14 mars 2011

dimanche 13 mars 2011

Quebecor Media Empire is in mourning...

Two close associates of Pierre Peladeau (1925-1997) founder of the Quebecor media empire are dead: Charles Albert Poissant (85 years) died Friday, March 11 and Jean Neveu (70) died the next day Saturday, March 12.
Bernard Bujold, creator of the site and ex-executive assistant of Pierre Péladeau, received several calls from journalists wanting to get his personal reactions following the death of these two characters and dozens of emails offering messages of sympathy.
Here is his reaction:
" I knew very well the two men, but unfortunately, for the record, we were not friends. Indeed, when Pierre Péladeau died in 1997, Dec. 24 officially, it is Jean Neveu, Raymond Lemay and Charles-Albert Poissant who took over the senior management of Quebecor.
On the morning of January 5, 1998, I was thanked for my services as assistant to the president and it's Jean Neveu himself who decided that Quebecor would no longer need me in the future even if I was the founder's immediate assistant and that I was somehow his memory since almost the last ten years of his life. I wanted to stay on board but Jean Neveu was the new boss and he did not want me at Quebecor ...
The memory I have of Charles-Albert Poissant is softer and it goes back to flood in Saguenay Lac St-Jean while Péladeau had decided to donate $ 1 million to help victims and had decided that the money would come mostly from Donohue. Charles Albert disagreed but Péladeau reminded him that it was "him" who owned Quebecor including Donohue and it would be so.
Charles-Albert Poissant never really forgiven me for supporting Péladeau in its decision of $ 1 million in Saguenay and he did not want to confront Jean Neveu in his personal decision to stop me to continue to work within the Quebecor media empire.
Anyway, years went by and let the dead rest in peace.
Charles-Albert Poissant was definitely one of the builders of Quebecor and a founding partner with Pierre Peladeau.
Regarding Jean Neveu, he was a professional with whom Péladeau partnered at the level of printing but he was not a builder of the the empire as was Charles-Albert Poissant. In addition, a significant portion of the career of Jean Neveu took place in other printers companies which Transcontinental especially where Neveu was a close partner to the founder Rémi Marcoux.
God bless their souls! Rest in Peace..."
Photo 1: Pierre-Karl Péladeau, Julie Snyder and Jean neveu;

vendredi 11 mars 2011

Happy Birthday Rupert Murdoch - 80 years old!

Today is the birthday of Rupert Murdoch who is 80 years old. He was born March 11, 1931.
Happy Birthday Rupert! /

The end of the paper edition of LA PRESSE

La Presse of Montreal wants to follow in the footsteps of some international publications, amongst them The Christian Science Monitor, and eliminate completely its print edition.
The news was kept secret by senior management of the newspaper but some media got wind of the negotiations between employers and employees of La Presse.
The newspaper La Presse refused to comment.
La Presse want to offer to its customers an electronic tablet and reduce the paper copies gradually and to eliminate them altogether by 2013.
If the experiment is successful, it is clear that other newspapers will follow this new business model.
To be continued ...
Photo: Building and Newsroom La Presse
See story by Le Devoir ;
See website La Presse ;

jeudi 10 mars 2011

The violence in hockey...

The debate on violence in hockey is currently raging in Canada including many Montrealers who are mounting the barricades! People even wants the police to formally accuse the player Zdeno Chara to have hurt Max Pacioretty during the game by Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night (March 9) and the population has clogged the lines 911 on this.
For its part, Air Canada wants to withdraw its sponsorship because the National Hockey League has refused to suspend Chara. The debate goes directly to the star player Sidney Crosby, also wounded in the head last January following a checking and absent from the game since then.

To be continued ...
Photo 1: Zdeno Chara and Max Pacioretty;
Photo 2 and 3: Max Pacioretty
See video of the event (CTV News) ;
View reports Rue Frontenac ;

A new novel by Denis Monette

The author Denis Monette has just published a new novel: "Le jardin du docteur Des Oeillets"
The book will appeal to the many loyal fans of the Quebec author who has sold to date more than one million copies of his books.
The story of the new novel is set around the doctor Narcisse Des Oeillets who falls in love for a woman because of her name (Fougère). The couple gave birth to four daughters and they named each one after a flower. The doctor then wants to prevent his daughters to marry to avoid losing their name and he threatens to disinherit them... A novel worthy of Denis Monette!
Photo 1: Denis Monette;
Photo 2: Cover of the book;
See book's website Denis Monette ;

lundi 7 mars 2011

Michaelle Jean will receive an annual pension of 130,000$ for life...

The former Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean (53 years), will receive from the Canadian Government an annual pension of 130,000$ for life.
Several Canadian Internet users on Twitter and Facebook have suggested that Ms. Jean should renounce his royal pension.
Will she yield to popular pressure?
To be continued ...
Picture: Michaelle Jean and her husband;
See story in Le Devoir ;

Mark Zuckerberg have a new friend: Beast the Puppy

After Barack Obama, it's now the turn to Mark Zuckerberg to get a puppy. Beast (his name) is adorable and yes, he even have his personal Facebook page!
Pictures 1: Mark Zuckerberg and his puppy Beast,
Picture 2: Beast;

The spring season is still on his way...

The arrival of spring 2011 is slightly delayed but it is on its way ...
Officially it will be there on next March 21, in less than 2 weeks!
Picture: Snow removal machines in Montreal;
See story in La Presse ;

vendredi 4 mars 2011

Raymond Malenfant had no fear...

The businessman and hotelier Raymond Malenfant had a quality: he was not afraid!
Fiction television series currently broadcast on cable tv Serial + is quite close to the reality of the character.
Bernard Bujold known Raymond Malenfant and his wife:
"I first met Raymond in 1993, while businessmen in Quebec had contacted Pierre Péladeau for him to join a group of creditors who wanted to testify against Malenfant in the bankruptcy case.
Peladeau had categorically refused, saying: 'I never strikes a man who is down on the ground." Besides Péladeau tried unsuccessfully to help Malenfant help in 1991 when financial problems started at Manor of Charlevoix.
Personally I then meet Malenfant and his wife in 2004 when they had just published their biography. We had the same publisher (Trait d'Union with Pierre Turgeon) and the Malenfant wanted to get paid their book royalties ...
I kept in touch with the couple a few years and then it was forgotten.
The TV series is wonderful and it seems pretty close to the couple Malenfant that I briefly had the pleasure of knowing. "
Photo 1: Raymond Malenfant and his wife Colette (The Press);
Photo 2: The actors Luc Picard (Raymond Malenfant) and Julie McClemens (Colette);
Photo 3: Luc Picard
See official website of the show Serial +;

Marilyn Monroe in Canada

A wonderful book is currently in bookstores about the visit to Canada by Marilyn Monroe. MARILYN: AUGUST 1953.
Photos are from the archives of press photographer John Vachon.
A wonderful book and a real collector's item.
Photo 1: Cover of the book;
Photo 2: Marilyn Monroe;
See book's website ;
See photos of the book ;

mercredi 2 mars 2011

The Apple toys are here...

It's like Christmas in Apple stores as their products are so new, beautiful and worthy dream ...
Apple unveiled last week a complete new set of computers MacBook Pro and now Steve Jobs himself has unveiled this afternoon a new iPad2 more efficient and thinner.
If the new MacBook Pro are already available in stores, it will be necessary to wait until March 25 in order to touch the new iPad2.
Until then, quickly a garage sale to get rid of our old models...
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold with iPad and a MacBook Pro;
See story The Wall Street Journal;
See story The New York Times;
See Apple website;