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Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page aim to 'remember the past without getting mired in it' at Junos

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


It's been nine years since Steven Page abruptly left the Barenaked Ladies and he hasn't been in the same room with the remaining band members since. Yet on March 25, they'll reunite for a one-time performance at the Juno Awards, and there is the potential for awkwardness.

Mister Rogers honoured with postage stamp from the US Postal Service

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:19:55 EDT


The U.S. Postal Service has released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Remai Modern defends artist whose Indigenous heritage has been questioned

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:39:35 EDT


Controversial artist Jimmie Durham has an exhibition opening at the Remai Modern this weekend. The world-renowned artist self-identifies as a Cherokee, but his heritage has been questioned.

Anton Yelchin's family settles lawsuit over death of Star Trek actor

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:35:55 EDT


The parents of Anton Yelchin have reached a settlement with the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the SUV that crushed and killed the Star Trek actor in his driveway in 2016.

Fire breaks out on Edward Norton movie set in Harlem, 1 firefighter dies

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:15:50 EDT


A New York City firefighter died after he became separated from his unit as they battled a fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as an Edward Norton film set.

'My luck hasn't been very good lately:' Céline Dion cancels more shows over health issues

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:22:51 EDT


​Céline Dion has cancelled a string of shows between March 27 and April 18 due to a hearing condition that she says will require a 'minimally invasive surgical procedure.'

NFB launches Indigenous Cinema website with more than 200 films to stream

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:31:52 EDT


The National Film Board of Canada has launched Indigenous Cinema, a website that offers free streaming of more than 200 titles by Indigenous directors.

Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel and American company

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:30:41 EDT


Just for Laughs announced Wednesday the company has been acquired by comedian Howie Mandel and ICM Partners, a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency.

Appeals court sides with Marvin Gaye's family in Blurred Lines legal battle

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:02:06 EDT


A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song Blurred Lines.

Biting into tradition: Elementary school students learn Cree art of birch bark biting

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT


Students at Oakenwald School got a lesson they could really sink their teeth into this week, as Cree artist Pat Bruderer spent three days showing kindergarten to Grade 6 classes the rare art form of birch bark biting.

'This level of honour just blows my mind:' Run-DMC, Gloria Estefan songs join U.S. recording registry

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:43:14 EDT


Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.

Black Panther actress imparts inspirational message to Calgary youth

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:27:45 EDT


Much like the character she plays in the blockbuster movie Black Panther, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard knows about staying strong in the face of adversity.

Virtue, Moir tell Ellen DeGeneres they're 'definitely' not a couple

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:59:01 EDT


Not even the popular host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show could get Canadian ice dance sensations Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to say they are more than friends during Tuesday's appearance.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan takes $400M stake in Assassin's Creed producer Ubisoft

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:32:36 EDT


The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is spending about $400 million to take a 3.4 per cent stake in French video game giant Ubisoft as part of a complex deal that will allow French conglomerate Vivendi to sell all of its Ubisoft shares.

The Crown producers apologize after Claire Foy, Matt Smith pay disparity uproar

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:19:39 EDT


Producers of the Netflix drama The Crown apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star.

'It's not all loss. It's not all disintegration:' Frederica von Stade sings of Alzheimer's in new opera

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:37:25 EDT


American soprano Frederica von Stade is taking on another challenging late-career role, singing in the world premiere of an opera about two women afflicted by Alzheimer's disease, with a libretto by Canadian Hannah Moscovitch.

K-pop group Red Velvet, South Korean singers slated for rare gig in North Korea

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:18:07 EDT


South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.

'As outstanding and outspoken as ever:' Hot Docs unveils 25th anniversary lineup

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:53:29 EDT


Hot Docs will showcase "formidable filmmakers" — with 50 per cent of the program comprising work by female filmmakers — as the international documentary festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:47:31 EDT


U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chair Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.

Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:08:41 EDT


Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders.