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  • Star’s Tanya Talaga on RBC Taylor prize longlist

    December 6, 2017 6:23 PM 10

    Seven Fallen Feathers among group of 10 Canadian books up for $30,000 non-fiction prize The Star’s Tanya Talaga has been named as one of the nominees for the $30,000 RBC Taylor prize for her book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City. She joins nine other authors on the list for the well-regarded non-fiction prize

  • Indigenous films, French zombie flick on TIFF's annual list of top Canadian movies

    December 6, 2017 5:11 PM 10

    TORONTO -- The Toronto International Film Festival's annual list of top Canadian movies includes Indigenous stories, a French-language zombie film, and the directorial debut of two Montreal brothers starring Evan Rachel Wood. The selection is part of TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, which includes 10 days of screenings and events in Toronto and a cross-country

  • Jeopardy! joins Broadcasting Hall of Fame

    December 5, 2017 9:30 PM 9

    Hosted by Alex Trebek, Emmy-winning game show is called the top-rated quiz show on television by U.S. broadcast group. TV game show Jeopardy!, which has already won a Peabody Award and multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, is being inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April in Las Vegas. The series, which the association

  • Jimmy Kimmel’s baby son has successful second heart surgery

    December 5, 2017 3:35 PM 6

    ABC said he will take time off from Jimmy Kimmel Live to be with his family. Chris Pratt will be the first of several guest hosts filling in LOS ANGELES—Jimmy Kimmel’s 7-month-old son, whose heart condition has made the late-night host an unlikely player in American politics, had a successful second round of surgery on Monday. ABC announced the surgery

  • Jay Leno buys US$13.5M mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

    December 5, 2017 2:26 PM 6

    NEWPORT, R.I. -- Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and his wife have purchased an oceanfront mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Leno paid US$13.5 million for the 18,000-square-foot home, called Seafair. It has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and comes with a pool, a tennis court and a private beach. The house sits on 3.64 hectares and was built in 1936. It was previously

  • Museum seeking to sell Rockwell art wants swift legal action

    December 5, 2017 12:32 PM 11

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- A museum that was blocked from selling 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, is urging an appeals court to let the case quickly proceed to trial. The Berkshire Museum told the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday that it is struggling financially and needs the fight over the art sale to be resolved as quickly as possible

  • Spotify says Ed Sheeran is most streamed artist of the year

    December 5, 2017 6:36 AM 11

    NEW YORK - The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with "Divide," streamed 3.1 billion times, and the top song with "Shape of You," logging 1.4 billion

  • CBC to launch ad-free paid streaming services as part of revamped TV app

    December 5, 2017 2:00 AM 6

    CBC says it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads. The broadcaster says in a memo that the new app will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming, and see series not aired on the network. CBC says that starting

  • 'House of Cards' to resume taping minus star Kevin Spacey

    December 4, 2017 9:18 PM 10

    LOS ANGELES -- Production is resuming next year on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards." Taping of the political drama was halted in October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin Spacey. Netflix Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos told a conference Monday of the decision, Variety reported. In November, Netflix said it wouldn't

  • Judge to keep Meek Mill in prison despite outcry

    December 4, 2017 4:01 PM 8

    PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he's a "danger to the community." Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a request to allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania prison. Mill's attorney says they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a "long pattern of unfair treatment