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Thicke's son denied citizenship
By LINDA MASSARELLA, Special to QMI Agency

Robin Thicke. (Reuters)

LOS ANGELES -- Blue-eyed crooner Robin Thicke will be making girls shriek when he sings in Los Angeles at the upcoming Macy's Passport Glamorama show.

Unfortunately, the "passport" from the Macy's clothing company is the only one that's in the mail.

He'll have to wait on the Canadian one.

Thicke, the 35-year-old son of Canadian acting legend Alan Thicke, applied for Canadian citizenship for his two-year-old son, Julian -- but the application was denied, QMI has learned.

"Robin applied for dual citizenship for my grandson, but they would not do it," Alan Thicke said.

Whereas at one time, Canada would grant grandchildren of native Canadians citizenship, apparently it no longer will. 

And it seems the Citizenship and Immigration Canada isn't wowed by celebrity status.

The rules on its website state that one parent needs to be Canadian before a child can be granted status.

Since Robin was born in the U.S. and Alan never applied to make him a dual citizen, little Julian -- who's mother is actress Paula Patton -- may be out of luck.

The 65-year-old Kirkland Lake, Ont., star of Growing Pains -- who retains his Canadian citizenship and has never applied for American status -- said he regrets not making Robin or his other two children Canadian after they were born.

"I'm fiercely Canadian and oddly, it just wasn't something I thought about," said Thicke, now starring in the critically praised television show The L.A. Complex and is this year's chairman for Canadians Abroad in Los Angeles.

Robin is looking into getting his Canadian citizenship so he can pass it on to his son, Alan reports.


The September issues of all fashion magazines, which feature fall fashion and loads of interesting ads, are usually the biggest blockbusters of the year.

And this year, Canada's most fabulous gals were the definite trendsetters.

Jessica Paré got a great feature in Vogue's September issue, which featured her electrifying style.

The Mad Men Montrealer was photographed in everything from chic evening gowns to tight skirts in a feature titled "It Girl."

It's no surprise the actress made the pages of Vogue. Since appearing as Megan Draper in Mad Men two seasons ago, fashion watchers have been oohing and aahing about her unique look.

Celine Dion, who's got a new album out, was a hot mama mia when she appeared topless for a spread in V magazine.

It was her first promo shoot in six years and the 44-year-old singer looks fit and fabulous.

"I was scared a little but because this was so different for me, but I'm glad I did it," she said of the sexy poses.

Dion was also the cover girl for the September issue of Vegas magazine.  Although she put on a shirt for that shoot, it still left little to the imagination, as it was unbuttoned almost to her navel.

Celine has never looked more beautiful or glamorous.

Estella Warren, the former Canadian Olympic synchronized swimmer turned Hollywood actress, pulled off a perfect score in the online top photography magazine, Treats!

Like Dion, Warren also posed topless, but the stylized photos were a crazy mix of fashion and sexy.

Last but not least, top cutie Nina Dobrev wore a sheer top for the cover of Ocean Drive's September issue and showed off her ultra chic figure.

The sultry Vampire Diaries actress is becoming a fashion icon to reckon with and I suspect it's not long before she follows compatriot Pare into the pages of Vogue.

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