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Oprah Winfrey's departure from WeightWatchers sends stock tumbling

News/Business | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:07:39 EST

Former talk show host Oprah Winfrey is leaving the WeightWatchers board of directors and donating her stock in the weight management firm, the company said Thursday, sending its stock tumbling in early trading. read more

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How Ron Sexsmith ended up singing with Leonard Cohen in an Indigo basement

Radio/Day 6 | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 07:00:05 EST

Ron Sexsmith speaks about turning 60, playing Massey Hall over the years and some of the music icons he has worked with over his storied career. read more

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a glorious, messy retelling of one of gaming's greatest stories

Radio/Day 6 | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

The second installment of the ambitious remake project is a charming love letter to fans of the original — when it doesn't get in the way of its own storytelling. read more

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Comedian, Curb your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis dead at 76

News/Entertainment | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:11:12 EST

Richard Lewis, a comedian known for his neurotic, stream-of-consciousness act and Curb Your Enthusiasm role, has died at 76. read more

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Director of cult classic My Bloody Valentine says Hamilton is 'just so beautifully apocalyptic'

News/Canada/Hamilton | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:14:03 EST

As Hamilton's Playhouse Cinema prepares a Wednesday night screening of his 1981 Canadian cult-classic slasher My Bloody Valentine, director George Mihalka and local special effects artists Brian Rowe and Desirée Van De Laar talked with CBC Hamilton to peel back the bloody curtain on the city's horror movie scene.  read more

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Mirian Njoh is bringing romance to Canada Reads with Carley Fortune's Meet Me at the Lake

Books/Canada Reads | Thu, 11 Jan 2024 09:30:00 EST

The fashion influencer will be the first to champion a romance book on Canada Reads. The great Canadian book debate will air March 4-7. read more

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Self-tapes are Hollywood's new normal for auditions. Not everyone is happy

News/Entertainment | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered casting studios, the film industry shifted almost entirely from in-person auditions to actors submitting recordings of themselves to casting directors, a process known as self-taping. While it offers a number of benefits, performers say it also introduces a host of challenges. read more

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Two men convicted in killing of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay

News/Entertainment | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:05:23 EST

Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, a brazen 2002 shooting in the rap legend's studio. read more

Cineplex has cancelled screenings of a South Indian film following four drive-by shootings at movie theatres throughout the Greater Toronto Area the day it premiered. A Cineplex theatre at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on Monday December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cineplex has made nearly $40M from online ticket fees at heart of drip-pricing lawsuit

News/Business | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:57:16 EST

Cineplex Inc. has made almost $40 million from online booking fees, which are central to a competition bureau lawsuit against the Canadian cinema chain. read more

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Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell, who continued working after ALS diagnosis, dead at 49

News/Entertainment | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 07:14:12 EST

Toronto actor Kenneth Mitchell of Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel who found consistent work in television and film, even after a 2018 diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has died. He was 49. read more

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Quebec director Monia Chokri wins César award for best foreign film

News/Canada/Montreal | Sat, 24 Feb 2024 10:10:47 EST

The Quebec romantic comedy-drama, Simple Comme Sylvain (The Nature of Love), beat Christoper Nolan's Oppenheimer. read more

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6 first-time Juno nominees that you need to know

Music | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:23:01 EST

Meet the newcomers shaping the future of Canadian music. read more

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Oppenheimer picks up momentum at SAG Awards as Oscars draw near

News/Entertainment | Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:01:15 EST

Oppenheimer continued to steamroll through Hollywood's awards season on Saturday, winning the top prize, for outstanding cast, along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards. read more

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Debut feature from B.C. filmmaker looks at Japanese Canadian stories

News/Canada/British Columbia | Sun, 25 Feb 2024 10:00:28 EST

As Meredith Hama-Brown’s debut feature film Seagrass made waves during its festival run last fall, the Vancouver writer-director says she heard from many Japanese Canadians who thanked her for exploring a side of their experience rarely depicted on screen. read more

Actress Michaela Watkins is shown on a movie poster for the movie Suze next to shirtless actor Charlie Gillespie.

Canadian indie Suze gives one of Hollywood's most underrated actresses the role she deserves

News/Entertainment | Sat, 24 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Instead of spending too much time grasping for a new take on how moms and daughters just need to be nicer to each other, the Canadian dramedy Suze grows into a much funnier movie about finding friends in odd places.  read more

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Halifax lawyer to receive Juno for decades of helping others achieve stardom

News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Sun, 25 Feb 2024 05:00:00 EST

A Halifax lawyer who has played a pivotal behind-the-scenes role in the careers of musicians such as Sloan, Feist, The Rankin Family and Alvvays will be front and centre at next month's Juno Awards in Halifax when he receives a special achievement award. read more

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Does Netflix's Avatar prove that good live-action adaptations are impossible?

News/Entertainment | Fri, 23 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

The live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender hit Netflix this week after years of anticipation and critical attention from passionate fans. Though not an anime itself, the reception Avatar received raises the question of how adaptations like it can possibly live up to expectations. read more

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James Cameron invested as companion of Order of Canada at ceremony in Ottawa

News/Canada/Saskatoon | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 18:39:36 EST

Ontario-born filmmaker James Cameron attended a ceremony at Rideau Hall Thursday recognizing his appointment as a companion of the Order of Canada. read more

Actor Aden Young and actress Frankie Bateman are shown in blue suits walking on a Toronto street with people and vehicles behind them.

With Law & Order spinoff, Toronto finally gets its big break — as itself

News/Entertainment | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Fans of crime procedurals take note: Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, the most recent addition to the popular U.S. franchise, debuts tonight. Canadians involved in the production say it's a rare opportunity for Toronto to have a starring role. read more

Rachel Leviss sues Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix for revenge porn

Rachel Leviss sues Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix for revenge porn

Entertainment/Scandoval/Scandoval lawsuit | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:54:23 +0000

'Vanderpump Rules' saw record-breaking viewership amid the 'Scandoval' scandal, which revealed Tom Sandoval cheated on his longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix with Rachel Leviss. read more

Oprah Winfrey exits WeightWatchers board, shares plummet more than 25%

Oprah Winfrey exits WeightWatchers board, shares plummet more than 25%

Entertainment/Lifestyle/Trending | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:51:25 +0000

Oprah Winfrey's departure from WeightWatchers' board of directors comes only months after the star revealed she was taking an unspecified weight-loss drug. read more

Richard Lewis, renowned comedian and ‘Prince of Pain,’ dies at 76

Richard Lewis, renowned comedian and ‘Prince of Pain,’ dies at 76

Entertainment/Richard Lewis/richard lewis cause of death | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 21:54:29 +0000

Comedy Central named Richard Lewis one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time. read more

‘Big Brother Canada’ Season 12 contestants: Meet (most of) the houseguests

‘Big Brother Canada’ Season 12 contestants: Meet (most of) the houseguests

Canada/Entertainment/BBCAN | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:40:46 +0000

Season 12 'Big Brother Canada' contestants from across the country are competing for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes. read more

Wendy Williams documentary called ‘exploitative’ by star’s publicist, fans

Wendy Williams documentary called ‘exploitative’ by star’s publicist, fans

Entertainment/Trending/wendy williams | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:30:45 +0000

Ahead of the documentary's release, Wendy Williams and her team revealed the star was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. read more

2 men convicted of murdering Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay in 2002 shooting

2 men convicted of murdering Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay in 2002 shooting

Crime/Entertainment/U.S. News | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 22:11:28 +0000

A Brooklyn federal jury found Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington guilty of killing the pioneering DJ over what prosecutors characterized as revenge for a failed drug deal. read more

Jess Chong, Canadian ‘Survivor,’ on her casting and what it’s actually like on the show

Jess Chong, Canadian ‘Survivor,’ on her casting and what it’s actually like on the show

Entertainment/jess chong survivor/jessica chong survivor | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 19:02:13 +0000

Toronto competitor Jess Chong promises Season 46 of 'Survivor' is going to be 'a sizzler.' read more

Taylor Swift’s dad accused of punching photographer in the face

Taylor Swift’s dad accused of punching photographer in the face

Entertainment/Trending/Scott Swift | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:08:36 +0000

Taylor Swift and her entourage were disembarking from a yacht after partying in Australia's Sydney Harbour when the alleged violent altercation occurred. read more

Amy Schumer reveals she has Cushing’s syndrome after ‘puffy’ face insults

Amy Schumer reveals she has Cushing’s syndrome after ‘puffy’ face insults

Entertainment/Amy Schumer/Amy Schumer Cushing's syndrome | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 20:35:53 +0000

Amy Schumer got a flood of hateful comments after her face appeared 'puffier than normal' during a 'Tonight Show' interview, leading her to seek medical help. read more

Kenneth Mitchell, Canadian ‘Star Trek’ and Marvel actor, dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell, Canadian ‘Star Trek’ and Marvel actor, dies at 49

Entertainment/ALS/Kenneth Mitchell | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 16:36:00 +0000

Kenneth Mitchell is being remembered as a talented actor, father and advocate for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). read more

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