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  • Bill Murray accused of accosting Carly Simon’s brother at restaurant

    August 11, 2018 5:03 PM 13

    He told the responding officer that Murray was “irate” that he was taking pictures and ultimately grabbed him and poured water on his shirt. Murray, however, told authorities Simon, 71, was “taking pictures of him and harassing him while he was quietly minding his business,” the police report states. The restaurant’s owner, Katherine Domitrovich, meanwhile

  • Billy Talent fans glad to show support after shootings with Danforth benefit concert

    August 11, 2018 5:02 PM 15

    Jeewan Gill said he bought tickets for Saturday’s concert in Toronto — to support victims of last month’s mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown — as soon as they became available. “I’m a big fan of (Billy Talent), they always put together benefit concerts,” said Gill, 26. “It’s good to support people that need help because of the shooting.” The benefit

  • TIFF executive director leaving

    August 10, 2018 2:54 PM 16

    Change is in the wind at TIFF. The most recent available figures, for 2016, show a 27-per-cent decline in yearly attendance at its TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema on King St. W.; the annual festival in September, meanwhile, reported a drop of 3,000 attendees. Piers Handling is stepping down as the festival’s director and CEO at the end of this year. Between

  • New novels that prove money can’t buy you happiness

    August 10, 2018 4:00 AM 17

    The entire Tabor family has gathered in Palm Springs to celebrate the anointment of Harry Tabor to the desert community’s highest honour, Man of the Decade, recognizing 30 years of humanitarian service. With him is Roma, his wife of 44 years, a prominent child psychologist; their daughters, social anthropologist Camille and attorney Phoebe; and his lawyer

  • Demi Lovato cancels tour dates to focus on recovery

    August 9, 2018 8:42 PM 16

    Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. The 25-year-old wrote a lengthy post Sunday on Instagram, saying she remains committed to overcoming addiction. Lovato has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol. She celebrated six years of sobriety

  • Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

    August 8, 2018 8:16 PM 16

    Pitt’s attorneys said the filing was utterly unnecessary and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” of the split. Jolie Pitt’s filing also said she wanted to have the couple’s marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were. Pitt’s

  • Bill Clinton’s debut novel is a million seller

    August 8, 2018 5:53 PM 14

    “In a summer marked by nonfiction successes, this novel has proven to have remarkable legs,” Hensley said. The book’s subject has also proved timely: a potentially devastating cyberattack, which intelligence experts have called a leading concern. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in mid-July that “the warning lights are blinking red” about

  • Beatles song mystery solved using statistics

    August 8, 2018 5:02 PM 12

    But a new statistical model developed by researchers at Dalhousie and Harvard universities that was used to analyze multiple Lennon-McCartney songs has concluded that Lennon likely penned “In My Life.” Jason Brown, a mathematics professor at Dalhousie, says the researchers analyzed the Beatles music using five main categories — melody notes, sequences

  • Robert Redford says he'll ‘move toward retirement’ after 60 years of acting

    August 6, 2018 6:07 PM 14

    “I don’t know if (Redford) will (retire),” Lowery said. “He says it’s his last leading role, at the very least, the last time he’ll star in a movie, but I don’t think he can stop. He just loves it too much. “I saw him a couple weeks ago and he’s got so many things going on, he’s always got so many projects in the works, that I can’t imagine he will completely

  • Tabloids: Magazines manufacture Meghan Markle maternity

    August 5, 2018 11:00 AM 13

    Cover: Summon the trumpeters and town criers, for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is with child! You heard it here first — that is, if you didn’t read the same rumour when it ran in In Touch in July, Life & Style in June and, oddly, OK! previously, back last October. One company, American Media, owns all these mags now, so I guess they just take turns repeating