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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:50:00 EST


Ontario-filmed The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations announced this morning with 13, with Get Out, Dunkirk and Lady Bird also among notable films vying for Hollywood's highest honours.

Christopher Plummer, Shape of Water team among Canadian Oscar nominees

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:59:53 EST


A Toronto producer who worked on The Shape of Water says the film's leading 13 Oscar nominations are a big win for Canada.

Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela dead at 78

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:53:54 EST


Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at age 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family.

Britain sets up dedicated unit to fight fake news, disinformation

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:47:59 EST


Britain will set up a new unit to beef up its efforts to counter so-called fake news and try to deter disinformation campaigns by other states, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May says.

Bandmates, family attend funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:58:32 EST


Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Dolores O'Riordan's Irish hometown for the funeral of the Cranberries singer.

Bill Cosby performs surprise show ahead of retrial

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:34:19 EST


Bill Cosby performs in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.

Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, retires from touring

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:24:22 EST


Days shy of his 77th birthday, rock legend Neil Diamond is cancelling dates on his 50th anniversary tour, saying he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

'We are living in a watershed moment': SAG Awards show spotlights women in Hollywood

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:19:43 EST


The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, swept the female-focused Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

Rehearsal, envelope verification and no cellphones: PwC unveils new rules after epic Oscars mishap

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:23:52 EST


After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business developing new protocols and safeguards to prevent such a blunder in the future.

Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Russell Crowe land on Razzies list

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:13:07 EST


Adventure movie Transformers: The Last Knight led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list packed with previous Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

Rogers and Vice to end partnership, with Vice hinting at new Canadian plans

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:11:07 EST


Rogers and Vice have terminated their joint venture that saw the latter make content to be broadcast on the former's properties.

The week in entertainment

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Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:55:52 EST


Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven drugs, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.

Is Woody Allen finished? Industry watchers, former fans raise question in wake of renewed allegations

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST


Woody Allen has long been a favourite art house director for Hollywood's A-list talent. But with an increasing number of actors distancing themselves from his films, the 82-year-old filmmaker's prolific career might be winding down.

Soulpepper kept previous sex harassment scandal quiet for 19 months

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


Soulpepper Theatre Company stayed silent about allegations of sexual harassment against one of its directors for nearly two years before allegations against artistic director Albert Schultz sent shockwaves through the theatre community, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

Lingering cold forces Céline Dion to cancel more Las Vegas concerts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:55:05 EST


Canadian singer Céline Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to illness.

Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:59 EST


The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.

Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dead at 78

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:41:25 EST


Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his bestselling A Year in Provence and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.

The Eagles settle lawsuit against Canadian-owned Hotel California

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:05:17 EST


The Eagles have settled a lawsuit to stop a Mexico hotel from using the name Hotel California, arguably referencing the country-rock band's most famous song, after the hotel's owners withdrew their application to trademark the name in the United States.

Here's what Winnipeg's Ice Castles look like from above

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:09:00 EST


The Ice Castles attraction at The Forks is a winter wonderland, especially when lit up at night. CBC used a drone to get aerial footage of it.