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  • Shania Twain to perform during Calgary Stampede

    January 16, 2014 2:55 PM 18

    Shania Twain’s only Canadian show this year will be in Calgary this summer. Twain will perform on July 9 during the Calgary Stampede as part of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. “The opportunity to have Canadian icon Shania Twain perform at the Calgary Stampede is incredible,” says Adam Oppenheim, managing director, Stampede Concerts Inc. “She is beloved

  • From Dallas Buyers Club to Arcade Fire, Canada leaves its mark on Oscars

    January 16, 2014 2:40 PM 18

    TORONTO - Jean-Marc Vallee's "Dallas Buyers Club" has nabbed a slew of Oscar nominations including best film, best actor and best supporting actor. The Quebec filmmaker was shut out of the best director category but his scrappy indie film about HIV-positive activist Ron Woodroof has vaulted him into the spotlight with prominent nominations ahead of the glitzy

  • Oscar nominations for Jean-Marc Vallee film and Arcade Fire

    January 16, 2014 2:40 PM 28

    Jean-Marc Vallee did NOT get an Academy Award nomination as best director for Dallas Buyers Club but it was still a huge morning for the Montreal filmmaker. His indie American film nabbed six Oscar nominations and most of them were in major categories. The film, based on the true story of a most unlikely AIDS activist, is, most significantly, in the running

  • Matthew McConaughey has 'a really good alarm clock'

    January 16, 2014 2:34 PM 25

    The actor reacts to his first Oscar nomination for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' Matthew McConaughey is in Malibu, watching the sunrise. His infant son, Livington, is drinking milk, his wife, Camila, is having tea. And he just earned his first best-actor nomination for Dallas Buyers Club. "We're having a really good alarm clock with the news we got right now," says McConaughey

  • Arcade Fire's Will Butler earns Academy Award nomination

    January 16, 2014 2:18 PM 17

    TORONTO - Canada's Owen Pallett and Arcade Fire member Will Butler have scored an Academy Award nomination for best original score for their work on "Her." "Her" centres on a recently divorced writer played by Joaquin Phoenix who finds love with an artificial intelligence computer operating system known as Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson

  • Allan Hawco returns to live theatre in Belleville

    January 16, 2014 12:34 PM 26

    Republic of Doyle star in Amy Herzog play at Berkeley Street Theatre beginning April 6 The creator and star of the popular Newfoundland action series on CBC TV will make his first stage appearance in five years when he co-stars with Christine Horne (The Stone Angel) in Belleville for The Company Theatre. It’s being presented as part of the Canadian Stage

  • Jonathan Melville: A slave to the movies at awards time . .

    January 16, 2014 12:08 PM 64

    GOLDEN Globes, New York Film Critics Circle, BAFTAs, Academy Awards... the list of organisations preparing to dish out awards is overwhelming, as the film studios deposit their best pictures into cinemas to woo the judges. The good news is that we don’t have to wait too long to see some fantastic films - last week it was 12 Years A Slave, this week it’s The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Buyer of $142.4 Million Bacon Triptych Identified as Elaine Wynn

    January 16, 2014 9:23 AM 29

    The mystery began the moment a telephone bidder bought Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” for $142.4 million at Christie’s New York in November. The buyer was the subject of months of speculation but was never identified. One of the names that frequently popped up was that of the collector and Las Vegas casino owner Stephen A. Wynn. That guess

  • Hathaway turned down Silver Linings Playbook

    January 16, 2014 9:10 AM 23

    Harvey Weinstein has revealed that Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg were originally cast to star in Silver Linings Playbook. Speaking to radio host Howard Stern the film's producer Weinstein said, "Silver Linings Playbook was originally going to be with Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg... and then Anne wasn't doing it. And she's marvellous and wonderful

  • Flowers In The Attic tries, but can’t go home again

    January 16, 2014 6:04 AM 39

    V.C. Andrews’ 1979 novel, Flowers In The Attic (furtive reading material for eighth-graders everywhere), is, decades later, a victory for camp everywhere. Though the five-book Dollanganger series eventually descends into straight-faced plot-pretzels (the likes of which will probably show up on The Spoils Of Babylon) much of the Gothic drama in this installment