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Drake joins Backstreet Boys concert at Budweiser Stage in Toronto

The Canadian Press | News/Canada/Toronto | Sun, 3 Jul 2022 12:32:20 EDT

Backstreet Boys fans got a surprise at the group's concert in Toronto on Saturday. read more

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& Juliet shows how Canadian musicals can succeed without Broadway 'brand name'

Jackson Weaver | News/Entertainment | Sat, 2 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

A new pre-Broadway musical, & Juliet, explores a pop-music filled twist to the Shakespeare classic. Although the show isn’t a Canadian story, it features Canadian actor Brandon Antonio and was written by Canadian writer David West Read, the latter of whom said his goal was to bring the musical to Canada. read more

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Stranger Things, The Boys and more: This summer's streaming report card from CBC's Eli Glasner

Eli Glasner | News/Entertainment | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 16:18:37 EDT

For fans of sci-fi, superheroes and the supernatural, the arrival of summer brings a feast of streaming options. Eli Glasner runs down of what's worth bingeing or skipping entirely. read more

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Guess who got his guitar back after 45 years? Randy Bachman can hardly believe his luck

Chris Corday, Casimir Boivin | News/Entertainment | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 15:22:57 EDT

Forty-five years after Randy Bachman's 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins guitar was stolen in Toronto, it’s back in his arms, and he can hardly believe it. read more

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Alleged rape victim of Paul Haggis cross-examined in Italy pre-trial hearing

Megan Williams | News/World | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 19:22:39 EDT

The British woman who has accused Canadian-born screenwriter and director Paul Haggis of two instances of sexual assault appeared Wednesday evening before a judge at the courthouse in Brindisi, in southern Italy, where she was cross-examined for more than eight hours. read more

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CBC News to launch streaming channel with Andrew Chang hosting daily show

CBC News | News/Entertainment | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:02:17 EDT

CBC News is launching a free streaming channel in the fall, with a daily show led by The National’s Andrew Chang as its flagship program, the public broadcaster announced Thursday. read more

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Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion, to premiere at TIFF 2022

The Associated Press | News/Entertainment | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:17:36 EDT

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, writer-director Rian Johnson's follow-up to his whodunit hit Knives Out, will premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. read more

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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering

CBC News | News/Entertainment | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:06:16 EDT

Singer R. Kelly, convicted of sex trafficking charges last fall, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday in New York City. The judge imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to how Kelly's exploitation reverberated across their lives. read more

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Inuit artists gather for Alianait Festival in Iqaluit

CBC News | News/Canada/North | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:00:00 EDT

The Alianait Arts Festival begins Thursday and runs through July 3 — four days packed full of concerts, workshops and exhibits showcasing Indigenous art and music. read more

daytime hosts

Ellen, Maury and Dr. Oz are out — but the sun hasn't gone down on daytime TV

Jenna Benchetrit | News/Entertainment | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

A sea of change has hit the daytime format this year as a slew of veteran hosts call it a day. As audiences flock from broadcast to streaming, the format has not seen such a shakeup since Oprah left her mantle as the queen of daytime in 2011. read more

Gaming Disorder

Game over? New language law puts Quebec's video game industry at risk, insiders say

Laura Marchand | News/Canada/Montreal | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

According to Quebec’s industry ministry, over 11,000 people are employed in the Quebec video game industry, which generates nearly $1.75 billion in revenue every year. But those who work in the field say Bill 96 is putting all of that in jeopardy. read more

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IN PHOTOS | Arkells bring The Rally back to Hamilton, a show 848 days in the making

CBC News | News/Canada/Hamilton | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:59:15 EDT

Arkells brought thousands of happy fans to Tim Hortons Field this past Saturday for The Rally, the second edition originally scheduled for June 2020. read more

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Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu, and 2 others shot in Atlanta

The Associated Press | News/Entertainment | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:12:27 EDT

A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighbourhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night. read more

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Libraries in Canada hit by wave of hate, threats, as right-wing groups protest all-age drag events

Jonathan Montpetit | News/Investigates | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Family-friendly drag events across Canada, many hosted by municipal libraries, have been targeted by a deluge of hateful comments and threats this Pride month, prompting multiple police investigations and renewed concerns about the safety of the LGBTQ community. read more

Nick Nemeroff at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Juno-nominated comedian Nick Nemeroff dead at 32

Nick Logan | News/Entertainment | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:35:22 EDT

Nick Nemeroff, the Montreal-raised standup comedian whose debut album was last year nominated for a Juno award, has died at age 32.  read more

The Residences of Royal Connaught - Umbrella Academy

This Hamilton hotel plays the newest 'moody' character in Season 3 of Umbrella Academy

Jessica Maxwell | News/Canada/Hamilton | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:21:40 EDT

While the Hamilton backdrop is important to cultivating the mood for Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy, production of the show during Season 2 had a significant economic impact in Ontario, according to the MPA-Canada. read more

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Arctic Arts Summit in Yukon to showcase Indigenous talent

CBC News | News/Canada/North | Sat, 25 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

The Arctic Arts Summit will bring together hundreds of creators, arts organizations, journalists and policy-makers from across the circumpolar North to Whitehorse. It begins Monday. read more

Kevin Schofield

Busker and storyteller: meet Kevin Schofield, the 'Tennessee Cree'

CBC News | News/Canada/Sudbury | Sun, 26 Jun 2022 07:00:00 EDT

Kevin Schofield started his life on a trap line in Moose Factory, not far from the James Bay coast, where he taught himself to play the guitar and sing. read more

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Slash/Back shows how Indigenous creators get things done despite 'unlimited barriers'

Jackson Weaver | News/Entertainment | Sat, 25 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Slash/Back is among a wave of new Indigenous-led projects that have made their way to the screen in the last few years. Like many others, the creators behind the camera have had to work hard to ensure they are building bridges for young Indigenous creators to make their way into the industry. read more

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All Shook Up — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis film has a Parker problem

Eli Glasner | News/Entertainment | Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

From the director of Moulin Rouge comes Elvis, the big screen story of the rock 'n' roll icon. Shot with swagger to spare, the film features a stunning performance by Austin Butler and could get music fans talking about the so-called King of Rock 'n' Roll's place in history. read more

R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety,’ feds say

R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety,’ feds say

Entertainment/World/Feds | Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:56:26 +0000

Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment. read more

Quebec tribute artist ready for ultimate Elvis Presley contest in Memphis

Quebec tribute artist ready for ultimate Elvis Presley contest in Memphis

Canada/Entertainment/Contest | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:00:18 +0000

He's placed in the top ten before, but hopes this time he will bring home the twenty thousand dollar us prize. Along with a performance contract with Elvis Presley Enterprises. read more

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case

Crime/Entertainment/r kelly court case | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:41:52 +0000

R. Kelly, 55, didn't speak at his sentencing, where he also was ordered to pay a US$100,000 fine. read more

Sandra Oh, Donovan Bailey among dozens appointed to Order of Canada

Sandra Oh, Donovan Bailey among dozens appointed to Order of Canada

Canada/Entertainment/2022 order of Canada | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:21:36 +0000

Film and TV actress Sandra Oh and track champion Donovan Bailey are among dozens of performers, athletes, advocates and experts newly named to Canada's highest civilian honour. read more

Travis Barker rushed to hospital, daughter asks fans to ‘send prayers’: report

Travis Barker rushed to hospital, daughter asks fans to ‘send prayers’: report

Entertainment/Trending/Blink-182 | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:06:05 +0000

The Blink-182 drummer was photographed on a stretcher Tuesday after having first been checked into hospital that morning. read more

REVIEW: New doc takes deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

REVIEW: New doc takes deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Entertainment/Documentaries/Documentary | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:46:28 +0000

In "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song," directors Dayna Goldfine and Dan Gellar examine how despite the odds, the song managed to take on a life of its own. read more

‘ER’ actor Mary Mara, 61, dies in apparent drowning in St. Lawrence River

‘ER’ actor Mary Mara, 61, dies in apparent drowning in St. Lawrence River

Entertainment/Trending/Drowning | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:01:51 +0000

A preliminary investigation showed that Mary Mara likely died by drowning after going swimming in the Thousand Island region on Sunday morning. read more

‘Original, kind and so funny’: Montreal comedian Nick Nemeroff dead at 32

‘Original, kind and so funny’: Montreal comedian Nick Nemeroff dead at 32

Canada/Entertainment/Canadian comedians | Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:18:36 +0000

Comedian Nick Nemeroff leaves behind his beloved family and a 'large group of dedicated friends' from Montreal to Australia, his obituary reads. read more

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest

Entertainment/Trending/World | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:54:47 +0000

Videos from Los Angeles abortion rights protests on Sunday show actor Jodie Sweetin and others being violently handled by police officers. read more

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says he’ll ‘renounce’ U.S. citizenship over Roe v. Wade

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says he’ll ‘renounce’ U.S. citizenship over Roe v. Wade

Entertainment/Trending/World | Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:59:00 +0000

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day told fans he would renounce his U.S. citizenship the same day that Roe v. Wade was overturned in the U.S. Supreme Court. read more

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