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  • Justin Bieber, ex-neighbour settle long-running egging suit

    November 17, 2018 2:49 AM 7

    Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz filed a lawsuit in early 2015 that alleged they suffered emotional harm because of the egging and other actions by Bieber when he lived next door. The 24-year-old pop singer has already served probation in a criminal plea deal after the 2013 incident, and paid $80,000 in restitution for the damage he caused. The lawsuit alleged

  • AGO campaign to buy an Infinity Room is half over — but they’re not panicking yet

    November 16, 2018 8:15 PM 5

    The Art Gallery of Ontario’s crowdfunding drive to buy one of Yayoi Kusama’s famous Infinity Rooms is half over, but so far they’ve only reached 25 per cent of the goal. The ambitious campaign, which asks donors to contribute towards a total of $1.3 million over 30 days, is the first of its kind in the gallery’s recent history. The AGO has already secured

  • Director Steve McQueen brings unexpected depth to women’s crime story Widows

    November 15, 2018 7:00 PM 6

    Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo play the recently widowed partners of a gang of heist artists, led by Liam Neeson, whose explosive demise has saddled them with problems, including a major debt to a local crime boss (Brian Tyree Henry) and his violent enforcer (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya). Sleazy father-and-son politicians

  • Hamilton’s Kapwani Kiwanga wins $100,000 Sobey Art Award

    November 15, 2018 6:48 PM 7

    The other four finalists receive $25,000 apiece, while the remaining 20 longlisted artists receive $2,000. This year’s other finalists were Mi’kmaq artist Jordan Bennett representing the Atlantic region and Jon Rafman of Quebec. Representing the Prairies and the North is Joi T. Arcand from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, and Jeneen Frei Njootli

  • The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is an all-too-human story, too

    November 15, 2018 6:00 PM 5

    But while Goodall has earned her well-deserved place in science and popular culture, Innis Dagg has largely been forgotten. This documentary explains why and it’s a fascinating tale, albeit with a depressing Canadian twist. Stunt coordinator turned director Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues

  • The Front Runner’s 1980s politics can’t keep pace with Trump era

    November 15, 2018 3:40 PM 4

    In these Trumpian days of shock-a-minute presidential peccadillos, Jason Reitman’s dramatic recreation of Gary Hart’s 1988 flameout as a leading White House contender, thanks to his dallying aboard the bad ship Monkey Business with ex-model Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), might seem like the quaintest of fairy tales. But with Hugh Jackman strongly conjuring

  • Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

    November 13, 2018 7:10 PM 6

    A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple’s “community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others.” Cyrus and Hemsworth’s home was in Malibu. The statement says they “are very grateful to be safe along with their animals

  • Christopher Plummer to star in new TV series for Global

    November 13, 2018 6:04 PM 5

    The series is being produced by Toronto’s Shaftesbury, the company behind Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries, and the U.K.’s Greenpoint Productions Ltd. Vincent Shiao, who executive-produces Global’s Ransom, is the creator of Departure, in which Panjabi’s character, Kendra Malley, investigates the disappearance of Flight 716, with Plummer

  • YouTube Superwoman Lilly Singh says she’s taking a break

    November 13, 2018 4:53 PM 6

    The Toronto native, known by her nickname “Superwoman,” released a video telling her viewers she is “mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted” by the pressures of churning out YouTube content. Singh says with eight years under her belt as a YouTube creator she’s found it difficult to keep producing quality videos twice a week and publishing

  • Game of Thrones to return in April 2019, HBO announces

    November 13, 2018 4:39 PM 5

    “Every battle, every betrayal, every alliance, every risk, every fight, every sacrifice, every oath, every death is all #forthethrone,” read the accompanying text. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has the last word in the video: “There’s only one war that matters and it is here,” he says over footage of him facing down the Night King, the terrifying leader of the supernatural