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  • Former Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland faces six counts in underage sex case

    December 24, 2018 10:44 PM 119

    Westmoreland was charged Friday with enticing a minor, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and four counts of dealing in material harmful to a minor by an adult, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney, Sim Gill. The counts were filed after the 48-year-old allegedly used the app Grindr to meet the minor, who in reality was a Salt Lake City police

  • Tabloids: Meghan’s Christmas presents are a joke

    December 23, 2018 12:00 PM 120

    Cover: It’s the former Meghan Markle’s first Christmas as a royal, and the haul has never been smaller. “Instead of expensive presents, members of the palace give each other gag gifts,” says an insider, letting us imagine, say, Prince Charles enjoying some wind-up chattering teeth, or the Queen expertly deploying a Whoopee cushion. And soon after, someone

  • Kathy Griffin calls out Forbes’ list of highest-paid comedians for having ‘no women’

    December 21, 2018 10:35 PM 116

    “No women,” she said on Twitter Thursday, along with a graphic of each comedian and their estimated earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018. Jerry Seinfeld, 64, claimed the top spot yet again, raking in $57.5 million from stand-up shows, selling the streaming rights of “Seinfeld” to Hulu and proceeds from his 2017 Netlfix deal (in fact, Seinfeld

  • If Beale Street Could Talk, starring Toronto’s Stephan James, pulls poetry out of pain

    December 21, 2018 7:49 PM 132

    Like a great bluesman, Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins finds poetry in the lives of people struggling to surpass pain and cruel circumstances, often choosing beautiful images over words. He’s the empathetic auteur of choice to adapt If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin’s classic novel of love and racial injustice, set in the Harlem of 1974. KiKi Layne

  • On the Basis of Sex’s family matters anchor the historic courtroom drama

    December 21, 2018 7:27 PM 117

    Yet there’s an unexpectedly fascinating story at the heart of On the Basis of Sex, which looks at the early life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, focusing on one particular case that she cannily used to highlight the inherent bias against women firmly entrenched in law. The case would serve as a Trojan horse of sorts, eventually toppling

  • Hold up, Beyonce did not release new music

    December 21, 2018 3:36 PM 128

    The 10-track Have Your Way included songs like “After All Is Said and Done,” Beyonce’s duet with Marc Nelson from the Best Man soundtrack, released in 1999; “Hollywood,” a song with Jay-Z from his 2006 album, Kingdom Come; and “Hey Goldmember” from the soundtrack for 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, which starred Beyonce. It also featured “Crazy Feelings

  • Welcome to Marwen reduces true-life tale to feel-good Hollywood drivel

    December 20, 2018 5:09 PM 110

    The documentary tells the true story about an upstate New York man nearly beaten to death by five drunken thugs who finds a path to recovery and artistic expression through the creation of a fantasy world of miniature Second World War town where good triumphs over bad. It’s actually a pretty tough film to watch. Welcome to Marwen is also a tough film to watch

  • Dean Blundell returns to Toronto radio as fill-in on Newstalk 1010

    December 19, 2018 6:36 PM 110

    If you would like a taste, tune into Newstalk 1010 this Thursday and Friday, as the controversial deejay fills in on The Jim Richards Show. It’s his first appearance on Toronto airwaves in almost two years and Blundell, 45, published a lengthy post on his website about his past; how he has undergone therapy and stopped drinking to get the point where

  • MOCA loses boss Reitmaier to AGO after less than a year

    December 18, 2018 10:02 PM 110

    She saw MOCA’s much-delayed reopening become reality in September after taking the reins there in January, replacing interim CEO Terry Nicholson, who in June 2016 stepped in after Chantal Pontbriand left the job after half a year in still-mysterious circumstances, with both sides citing a confidentiality agreement. Originally known as the Art Gallery

  • Holiday heartbreakers: These are the saddest Christmas songs

    December 17, 2018 8:10 PM 123

    For a season that’s supposed to be all holly and jolly, many of our most time-honoured Christmas songs are anything but. “Christmas music” is less a genre and more an entire season these days, as the passing of Thanksgiving beckons the takeover of radio stations and businesses’ soundtracks by a familiar songbook of holiday classics. Turns out, some of those