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  • Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

    March 2, 2018 8:41 PM 31

    Singer, guitarist known for his television work and one-man shows mixing music and comedy Country music star Ronnie Prophet, a familiar face on Canadian television in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 80. Prophet passed away Friday morning, according to a Facebook update posted by spokesperson Dave Bancroft on behalf of the entertainer's family

  • Oscars 2018: Academy Awards Q&A

    March 2, 2018 5:59 PM 28

    How will the night play out? Will anyone make strong social or political statements? The Academy Awards are on Sunday and it's shaping up to be an awards show like no other. While organizers of Hollywood's biggest night want to honour movie-making history, they can't avoid the issues now confronting the industry: #MeToo, Time's Up, workplace misconduct

  • Author Sherman Alexie apologizes amid sexual misconduct allegations

    March 1, 2018 3:38 PM 19

    'I have done things that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply,' Alexie says late Wednesday. SEATTLE—Sherman Alexie, a prominent author in the Pacific Northwest, issued an apology Wednesday amid anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. “Over the years, I have done things that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply

  • Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson film

    March 1, 2018 2:54 PM 23

    Neither actor will play the notorious murderer, but will instead star as a pair of struggling actors in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” LOS ANGELES—Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to star in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Sony Pictures says Wednesday that the film has been dated for a theatrical release on Aug. 9, 2019. Set in 1969 Los Angeles

  • Hedley going on ‘indefinite hiatus’ amid sexual misconduct allegations

    March 1, 2018 2:56 AM 18

    Canadian pop-rock band Hedley says it will be taking an “indefinite hiatus” after its countrywide tour at the end of March. The announcement comes after anonymous sexual misconduct allegations against the Vancouver band began emerging online earlier this month. A radio host in Calgary and a woman in Ottawa have also come forward alleging sexual misconduct

  • Twice as nice: Barbra Streisand cloned her beloved dog and has 2 new pups

    February 28, 2018 7:10 PM 18

    'I'm waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness' "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in The Way We Were, but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder. The Funny Girl singer and actress had her beloved

  • YouTube restores ads to Logan Paul's channels

    February 27, 2018 8:55 PM 24

    Paul's channels are still ineligible for Google Preferred, will not appear on YouTube Trending tab YouTube says it has re-enabled ads on controversial American video blogger Logan Paul's channels on its site. A YouTube spokesperson confirmed the decision to CBC News on Tuesday and added that Paul and his team said they have reviewed and understand the site's

  • Toronto Symphony plays safe as it unveils its 2018/19 season

    February 27, 2018 3:00 PM 20

    Traditional season of classical concerts with all-ages programming and pops includes returns of Canadian stars Jan Lisiecki, Louis Lortie and Barbara Hannigan. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is playing it safe with its 2018-19 season. It would be unrealistic to expect anything different from an organization that is in search of both a new music director

  • In CBC’s Caught we get a cracking good story with a rich theme

    February 26, 2018 9:00 PM 18

    Only one complaint: the wigs are truly terrible. This is a show about the ’70s people and the ’70s was about hair, writes Johanna Schneller. 1971: Weed smuggler Hearn (Eric Johnson) double-crosses his best pal Slaney (Allan Hawco) and Slaney goes to jail. 1976: With the secret help of a cop, Patterson (Paul Gross), Slaney busts out and heads for Hearn’s

  • The Star’s Tanya Talaga wins RBC Taylor Prize for ‘Seven Fallen Feathers’

    February 26, 2018 7:33 PM 22

    The $30,000 prize was awarded Monday to Talaga, who wrote the non-fiction book that traces the lives and deaths of several teens in northern Ontario. Toronto Star writer Tanya Talaga has won the $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (House of Anansi Press). The book, which traces the lives