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  • American filmmaker to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

    September 20, 2018 1:03 PM 5

    LONDON—American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Release was delayed from the planned

  • Elizabeth Hay, Terese Marie Mailhot, and more on shortlist for $60,000 Writers’ Trust Nonfiction prize

    September 19, 2018 5:02 PM 5

    Antigone Undone, by Will Aitken (University of Regina Press); All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay (McClelland and Stewart), Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (Doubleday Canada); In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever (Random House Canada), and The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press) which comes out Oct. 1. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000. The winners

  • These new thrillers will unsettle your heart

    September 19, 2018 2:00 PM 6

    Three Little Lies unfolds over two timelines, beginning in 2005 when the cultured Monktons move in across the street from teenager Ellen. She becomes fast friends with the exotic Sasha, the Monkton’s ward, and a fixture in the bohemian home. This ends when the eldest Monkton son, Daniel, is sentenced to 10 years for rape, in part because of the girls’

  • Julie Chen leaves The Talk amid her husband’s scandal

    September 19, 2018 11:39 AM 5

    “I love you all and I know this show and the sisterhood it stands for will live on for many more years to come,” she said. Chen’s future on The Talk had been in doubt since her husband left the company and the scandal surrounding his departure became a major news story. The Talk often discusses topical issues, including the #MeToo movement, making Chen’s

  • Tom Arnold accuses Mark Burnett of attacking him at a pre-Emmys party

    September 17, 2018 12:56 PM 7

    LOS ANGELES—A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of The Apprentice has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. Burnett’s wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold “tried to ambush” the couple, and she posted what she says is a photo of her bruised

  • Quebec’s Hubert Lenoir breaks through with genre-bending album Darlène

    September 17, 2018 12:00 PM 7

    Woe to thee if you think you’ve come up with a surefire winner for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, because I’ve done time in that grand-jury room myself and, believe you me, this year could go anywhere. If you want to single out the artist who’s benefited most from his nomination, though, the answer is easy: Hubert Lenoir. A generous “guesstimate” would

  • Peter Donat, who played Mulder’s dad on The X-Files, dead at 90

    September 16, 2018 11:39 AM 9

    NEW YORK — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in The X-Files and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, has died. He was 90. His son, Caleb, told The Associated Press that his father died Monday from complications of diabetes at his home in Point Reyes Station, California. Donat also had guest roles on TV shows such as Murder

  • Tonight Show cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo comments

    September 12, 2018 10:29 PM 10

    NEW YORK—Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the The Tonight Show cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. The former Saturday Night Live cast member told The Hollywood Reporter he was “happy the # MeToo movement had slowed

  • Ryan Gosling pops in for a coffee at the shop that campaigned for him

    September 12, 2018 4:57 PM 15

    Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in his new film First Man, but he proved he’s pretty down to earth at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday. Coffee shop owner Joelle Murray said the London, Ont.-born movie star turned up mid-afternoon to say hello and greet patrons, despite the fact her east-end shop is a 20-minute drive from the main festival

  • Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city

    September 11, 2018 7:11 PM 8

    Campbell joined Luminato as company manager in 2011, became its first director of artistic development in 2013 and its deputy artistic director last year. The festival says she is an award-winning producer, director, stage manager and curator. She has worked with Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, VideoCabaret and other independent companies; produced