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  • New Star Wars will have the late Carrie Fisher — and Billy Dee Williams

    July 27, 2018 10:36 PM 22

    Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels round out the veterans from the original Star Wars trilogy who will be appearing in Episode IX. Other returning cast members include Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca)

  • Roseanne apologizes for racist tweet: ‘I wish I worded it better’

    July 27, 2018 1:46 PM 21

    LOS ANGELES—In Roseanne Barr’s first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was cancelled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her “ill-worded” post and insisted she is not a bigot. During her hour-long interview on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show Thursday, Barr lamented the damage done to her by her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser

  • Robert Lepage cancels controversial Kanata project after co-producers withdraw

    July 26, 2018 3:48 PM 22

    Lepage and Paris theatre director Ariane Mnouchkine met for nearly six hours last week with more than 30 members of the Indigenous community who had previously signed an open letter in Le Devoir denouncing the production. It was slated to be performed in December by French acting troupe Theatre du Soleil, but it now won’t go ahead due to a lack of funds

  • Kelsey Grammer reportedly working on ideas for a Frasier reboot

    July 26, 2018 1:16 PM 24

    The original show, a spinoff of Cheers, ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, starring Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and the late John Mahoney. Frasier picked up 37 Emmy Awards along the way, including five consecutive awards for outstanding comedy series. The possible reboot is expected to see Frasier in a new city, which could

  • Every Tom Cruise stunt that blew our minds in ‘Fallout’

    July 26, 2018 1:00 PM 28

    Yup, that’s Cruise flying on a motorcycle between — and into — traffic for the action involving famed Paris landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe. Hunt didn’t grab a helmet in his run from police, so Cruise’s mop flies in the hair-raising scene. French officials gave the film crew two hours starting at 6 a.m. on a Sunday to shoot the scenes near the closed-down

  • Demi Lovato’s Echo Beach show cancelled in wake of overdose

    July 25, 2018 11:44 PM 22

    A benefit concert that was to feature pop singer Demi Lovato at Toronto’s Echo Beach this weekend has been cancelled. RBC says tickets will automatically be refunded for Sunday’s RBCxMusic, which was to also include singer-songwriter Jason Mraz. Lovato was reportedly hospitalized for an overdose this week. A representative for the pop star said in a statement

  • It took 12 years, but HBO has confirmed the Deadwood movie is happening

    July 25, 2018 5:50 PM 20

    Production will begin in October, with Dan Minahan, who served as a director on the series, helming the project. The critically-acclaimed, cult favourite drama from David Milch ran for three seasons on HBO, premiering in 2004 and reaching its end in 2006 after a dispute between Paramount, its studio, and the network. There was a promise of a two-hour

  • Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s horror and sci-fi collection is coming to the ROM

    July 24, 2018 8:18 PM 18

    The ROM says the display will include film posters, artwork, props and costumes from the heavy metal guitarist’s three-decade collection “that explore the connection between artistry, emotion and the dark sides of popular culture.” The exhibit is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, where it was on display last year. The title

  • Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon deletes Twitter account as online culture wars heat up

    July 24, 2018 7:59 PM 15

    Right on the heels of Disney firing James Gunn from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” over “indefensible” tweets from as far as a decade back, “Rick and Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon is weathering his own social-media storm. In 2009, Harmon made a two-part satire — briefly posted to his Channel 101 website — titled “Daryl,” which spoofed the murderous

  • Martin Lawrence takes tour to Toronto on Nov. 2

    July 23, 2018 10:29 PM 15

    Veteran comedian Martin Lawrence will headline an evening of standup at the Scotiabank Arena, formerly known as the Air Canada Centre, on Nov. 2, arena owner MLSE revealed Monday. Lawrence’s LIT AF tour, which earlier this year went to Los Angeles, New York, Miami and points in between, has added 19 new dates including Toronto’s — so far, the tour’s