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  • Trevor Noah was in Black Panther and nobody noticed

    May 23, 2018 4:02 PM 4

    Trevor Noah had a completely missable role in Black Panther that you almost certainly missed unless you paid close attention to the closing credits. The Daily Show host voiced Griot, the A.I. system in the Wakandan ship that Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) piloted during the war. If you listen carefully, the South African talk show host’s voice is recognizable

  • New theatre company to stage a musical at Toronto’s former Don Jail

    May 22, 2018 6:19 PM 6

    Kennedy, along with fellow Canadian musical theatre artists Evan Tsitsias and Sara-Jeanne Hosie, announced Eclipse Theatre Company on Tuesday. They say it will feature “unique and innovative theatrical events,” including a production of Kiss of the Spider Woman at the former Don Jail in March 2019. They add the company’s vision is “innovation, creation

  • Stargazing: David Cross and his blue man group

    May 20, 2018 11:00 AM 9

    For some reason photos of Meghan Markle have been hard to come by this week, but you can turn to the print edition of your Sunday Star — possibly every single page of it this week — for that. Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend Irina Shayk is recounting his filmography to their infant daughter and from the looks of things has finally reached Aloha. Or The A-Team

  • YouTube picks Toronto-raised Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

    May 18, 2018 2:06 PM 12

    YouTube says it will launch a marketing campaign for each Artist on the Rise that includes commercial spots before YouTube videos, physical advertisements on billboards and public transit, and clips about the artist produced by the streaming company. Each chosen performer will also appear in ads on social media and in-person for fan events held at YouTube’s

  • YouTube bringing paid streaming services to Canada

    May 17, 2018 4:34 PM 9

    The company announced that it is launching two new services, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, next Tuesday in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, and then much more widely, including in Canada in the coming weeks. There is no date announced for launch here. The services replace YouTube Red, its current paid video platform, which

  • Penguin Random House names new CEO Kristin Cochrane

    May 17, 2018 2:48 PM 7

    Long-time Penguin Random House Canada CEO Brad Martin is retiring, the company announced today. Replacing him is Kristin Cochrane, who has acted as the company’s president and publisher for the past three years. His has been a unique 37-year career during which he’s been at the helm of companies — Penguin Books Canada, Random House — that eventually

  • Keith Urban to take the stage at Canadian Country Music Awards

    May 16, 2018 1:15 PM 17

    Singer-songwriter, guitarist just released latest album Graffiti U Grammy-winner Keith Urban is coming to Canada, with the country music star set to perform at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton in September. Organizers announced the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer will take the stage at Hamilton's

  • Kurt Cobain's death scene photos will not be made public

    May 16, 2018 1:14 PM 19

    Seattle journalist seeks release of 55 photos to dispute Cobain's cause of death The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly. KING5-TV reports the court ruled Tuesday that the photographs are exempt from Washington state's Public Records Act and releasing

  • Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dead at 87

    May 15, 2018 3:23 PM 10

    Wolfe was admitted Monday to a Manhattan hospital with an infection Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 87. Wolfe's agent, Lynn Nesbit, told The Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital. Additional details were not immediately available

  • Beyond Lois Lane: Margot Kidder’s most notable roles

    May 14, 2018 9:23 PM 8

    Kidder won the best performance by an actress in a leading role Genie Award for this comedy that also starred Annie Potts. In her final years, Kidder appeared in several of Toronto entrepreneur Frank D’Angelo’s low-budget crime films. This was her last. Cookie de Varen was Kidder’s six-episode recurring role on this college-set sitcom. Kidder returned