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  • 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

  • Rick Moranis to join upcoming SCTV reunion special

    May 13, 2018 7:47 PM 24

    Martin Scorsese will direct the special, which explores the enduring legacy of the Emmy Award-winning series ​Rick Moranis will be part of an upcoming reunion special for the sketch comedy series SCTV in Toronto. Moranis hasn't been as visible on the public stage as some of the other cast members in recent years and wasn't initially expected to be a part of the reunion

  • Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

    May 13, 2018 12:02 AM 12

    There was a strong field of contestants at Eurovision 2018, which largely shed its traditional hallmarks of glitz and glitter in favour of a more restrained tone. LISBON, Portugal - Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition

  • Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018

    May 12, 2018 9:30 PM 29

    Popularity of contest led to inclusion of Israel and Australia among the performers Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song Toy. Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, fended off competition from 42 other countries' performers to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at a show in Lisbon

  • Smashing Pumpkins extend reunion tour with run of Canadian dates in London, Calgary, Edmonton

    May 10, 2018 5:07 PM 10

    Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates are putting more faith in Canada. The gothic rock ensemble has added three more stops north of the border for its Shiny and Oh So Bright tour over the summer. The Smashing Pumpkins will now play London, Ont. (Aug. 9), Calgary (Sept. 8) and Edmonton (Sept. 9). Those are on top of previously announced dates

  • SCTV fans rejoice: Rick Moranis joins Sunday reunion chat in Toronto

    May 10, 2018 2:23 PM 13

    Sunday’s discussion for a Netflix special, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, gains a comedic star who had ceased performing for roughly a decade. For many SCTV fans, especially those in Toronto, the final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place: Rick Moranis will be there on Sunday to tape a reunion chat with the rest of the cast at the Elgin Theatre

  • Meghan Markle wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds ahead of royal wedding

    May 10, 2018 12:41 AM 10

    LONDON—Madame Tussauds London has unveiled a waxwork of Meghan Markle as it prepares for events marking her May 19 marriage to Prince Harry. The likeness of the American actress sports the emerald green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress she wore for the couple’s engagement announcement. The waxwork will be placed beside one of Harry, which has been updated to add a beard

  • Toronto’s Civic Theatres announce new season

    May 9, 2018 11:00 PM 12

    Among the highlights is ‘salt,’ about playwright Selina Thompson’s cargo ship journey along transatlantic slave routes. A 60th-anniversary visit from Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, an award-winning British play about the slave trade and a homemade work that celebrates the bicycle are among the offerings from Civic Theatres Toronto in 2018-19. The theatres

  • Godard Mon Amour sees Oscar winner fail in tribute to film giant

    May 9, 2018 9:50 PM 10

    New Wave auteur’s signature styles gets a superficial imitation. New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard proclaimed the death of cinema in the 1960s (and onwards), he might have been foreseeing something as rote and reductive as this failed rendering of his public persona, tediously portrayed by Louis Garrel in a film ​previously titled Redoubtable when it screened

  • Brampton’s Rose Theatre unveils first season under Brendan Healy

    May 9, 2018 9:48 PM 14

    Former Buddies in Bad Times artistic director aims to capture city’s ‘eclectic dynamism’. The music series will include “American Pie” songwriter Don McLean; “Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths; India’s Amjad Ali Khan and Dr. Subramaniam; and a number of Canadian artists, including Holly Cole, Michael Keashammer, Jim Cuddy, Kardinal Offishall, Exco Levi, Nana McLean