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Are video games the key to world peace?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST


Most video games play out a power fantasy, but a growing number of titles aim to evoke compassion. And now, even the United Nations is getting involved.

La La Land was best picture for 2 minutes 29 seconds. Here are some other Oscar numbers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:04:41 EST


Here's how Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony broke down by the numbers, from how many people watched to the number of Trump allusions during acceptance speeches.

Joseph Boyden says APTN report likening his story to Ojibway healer's 'feels like an attack'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:19:30 EST


Canadian author Joseph Boyden is once again on the defence after a news report highlighted similarities between one of his short stories and that of an Ojibway storyteller.

Game of Thrones giant, actor Neil Fingleton, dies at 36

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:28:07 EST


Neil Fingleton, a seven-foot-seven-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in Game of Thrones, has died at 36.

Oscar envelopes explained: How do presenters get the winning names?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:59:56 EST


A breakdown of how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage.

Making music video with teens in Indigenous communities helps plant 'seed of confidence'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:44:03 EST


Eight teens in the community of around 2,600 people took part in a workshop run by N'We Jinan, a non-profit organization that helps youth across North America make music videos with a mobile recording studio.

'Warren, I know your pain:' Steve Harvey offers advice after Oscars snafu

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:59:17 EST


If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night's epic award mix-up at the Oscars, Steve Harvey has open ears.

'This is not a joke:' Confusion, Moonlight and other Oscar highlights

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:09:27 EST


There was drama, comedy and even a plot twist on Sunday at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Producer in Oscars' In Memoriam montage is still alive

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:09:58 EST


Australian film producer Jan Chapman says she was "devastated" to see her image appear in the In Memoriam montage at last night's show in Hollywood in place of a photo of her late friend, costume designer Janet Patterson.

Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside, sequestered jury

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:36:20 EST


Lawyers for the 79-year-old TV star had pushed to have his trial moved out of the Philadelphia suburbs because of worldwide media reports that brand him "a serial rapist."

Moonlight wins best picture over La La Land in stunning Oscars finish

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:29:19 EST


In a surreal moment destined for Oscar history, the best picture winner was mistakenly announced at the Academy Awards, with La La Land seemingly awarded the honour before Moonlight was ultimately confirmed as the real choice.

Sunrise Records bets on HMV music stores, takes over 70 locations

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:44:48 EST


Seventy HMV locations set to close will operate as Sunrise Records, as the Toronto company takes on the music store leases.

Bill Paxton dies at 61 due to complications from surgery

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:15:00 EST


Bill Paxton, the prolific and charismatic actor whose many memorable roles included an astronaut in Apollo 13 and a treasure hunter in Titanic, has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

People's Court judge Joseph Wapner dead at 97

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:11:03 EST


Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over The People's Court with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

Damascus blocks Syrian Oscar nominee from heading to Academy Awards

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:54:16 EST


A Syrian cameraman and rescue worker whose documentary about the "White Helmets" Civil Defence group has been nominated for an Oscar will not attend the awards ceremony because Damascus has cancelled his passport, the group said on Sunday.