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  • Tabloids: Kate and Meghan double your duchess pleasure

    November 4, 2018 12:30 PM 14

    Cover: OK! breathlessly reports Meghan and Harry are leaving the royals because Harry doesn’t want his child to end up like Diana. Cheer up, Harry. By the time your kid is old enough to be a paparazzi target, the monarchy won’t exist! But if you’re really worried, try the time-honoured Royal classic: locking your young in a tower. Mama drama: Despite

  • Stop right now. The Spice Girls are having a reunion

    November 3, 2018 12:53 PM 13

    The newspaper says the band has recorded a message that will be broadcast Monday announcing a 2019 U.K. stadium tour. Apart from Beckham, now a successful fashion designer, the lineup includes Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Geri “Ginger Spice” Horner. The band was a 1990s phenomenon with hits including

  • Stratford Festival extends The Rocky Horror Show to Dec. 2

    October 30, 2018 8:29 PM 12

    Since it began performances on April 27, the Stratford version of the 1973 cult rock musical by Richard O’Brien has drawn many repeat visitors, often decked out in feather boas, corsets and fishnet stockings to mimic the characters onstage and in the 1975 movie version. Directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, the musical stars Dan Chameroy as alien

  • Book about campus rape and an Indigenous memoir win $25,000 Governor General’s Literary Award

    October 30, 2018 8:00 AM 14

    About the English-language non-fiction winner Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre), the panel said the book “dares to immerse readers in provocative contemporary issues including gender fluidity, familial violence and transcultural hybridity. A fast-moving, intimate memoir of dreams and nightmares — lyrical and gritty, raw and vulnerable

  • Seong-Jin Cho is impressively poised but lacks emotion in Koerner Hall debut

    October 29, 2018 2:58 PM 11

    Hot newcomer Seong-Jin Cho had the honour of kicking off the 10th season of piano recitals at Koerner Hall on Sunday afternoon. In high demand three years after winning the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, at age 21 Cho sold out the Royal Conservatory of Music’s main auditorium, including extra seating onstage. The South Korean-born

  • Justin Bieber probably does know how to eat a burrito after all. That photo was a prank

    October 29, 2018 12:31 PM 9

    Celebrity watchers went berserk last Thursday when a photo surfaced on Reddit that appeared to show a pink hoodie-clad Justin Bieber sitting on a park bench, scarfing down a burrito the wrong way. As in, from the middle, as if he were eating an ear of corn. “Here is Justin Bieber eating a burrito much like a demon might eat a small child,” Jezebel summed

  • Tabloids: One pregnant duchess can never be enough

    October 28, 2018 11:30 AM 16

    Cover: Is it my birthday? Did the carnival genie grant my wish? Well, not yet, but fingers crossed as KUWTK ratings are so low it’s in danger of cancellation. See, almost nobody involved wants to be doing the show anymore, but they can’t afford to stop working. Kardashians: They’re just like us. Ex-factor: The mag proposes that Bieber is upset about

  • Renée Fleming makes Julianne Moore sing like a soprano in Bel Canto

    October 27, 2018 12:00 PM 14

    It is fitting that American opera diva Renée Fleming was asked to be the singing voice for Julianne Moore in the new movie Bel Canto. Although novelist Ann Patchett based the character of Roxane Coss on an opera-singing friend, she would play Fleming’s recordings of opera while she was writing. “I would put on a particular aria and set it to repeat

  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen to host ‘legendary’ one hour Christmas special for NBC

    October 25, 2018 6:48 PM 18

    The hour-long special is set to air on Nov. 28 and will come on the heels of Legend’s first Christmas album, “A Legendary Christmas,” which drops Friday. That Columbia Records album, executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, features Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding. The special also coincides with Legend’s 25-date holiday tour, which kicks off in Clearwater

  • To Kill a Mockingbird chosen as America’s best-loved novel on The Great American Read

    October 24, 2018 5:50 PM 20

    LOS ANGELES—To Kill a Mockingbird, a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travellers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’s The Great American Read survey, whose results were announced Tuesday on the show’s finale. More than four million