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  • Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home and took a nap

    April 21, 2018 3:27 PM 22

    Florida man arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood. Alvarado, of Homestead

  • DJ and producer Avicii dead at 28

    April 20, 2018 5:41 PM 24

    His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award. NEW YORK—The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy

  • Watch Ariana Grande’s video for ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ her first song since 2017 bombing

    April 20, 2018 4:25 PM 18

    Expect to hear a lot more of this song. NEW YORK—Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. The 24-year-old teased the video for “No Tears Left to Cry” on Instagram on Thursday, then launched the video on YouTube overnight. The slickly produced, futuristic video, directed by Dave Meyers

  • This recast of Macbeth is a modern-day take on the Shakespeare classic

    April 20, 2018 10:30 AM 19

    Drug wars, lawmen-versus-gangsters and dysfunctional love; this rendition of the Bard’s original is full of intrigue. Macbeth, by Norwegian crime novel master Jo Nesbo, is a modern-day drug-war, power-struggle, double-cross, lawmen-versus-gangsters recast of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, Macbeth. Set in an unnamed and dreary industrial town populated

  • Joe Fiorito’s book City Poems captures life at the corner of Sherbourne and Dundas

    April 20, 2018 10:30 AM 19

    Images seen during his time as a Toronto Star reporter inform slim new volume of verse The poems gathered here are images which remain from my time as a newspaper columnist. (from the author’s Notes at the back of the book: I spent an afternoon drinking with Melody and her friends by the railroad tracks near the Summerhill liquor store. She died not along

  • Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg ink book deal

    April 19, 2018 4:20 PM 22

    The siblings are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. NEW YORK — Two students who survived the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal. Siblings David and Lauren Hogg are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. Random House announced Wednesday that the book would come out June 5 and that the Hoggs

  • Tom Cochrane releases his reworked version of Big League

    April 19, 2018 1:52 PM 20

    Reworked single 'dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos and their families, never to be forgotten' Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song Big League and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a tractor-trailer. The Juno Award-winning

  • Swedish king intervenes as Nobel board resignations grow amid sex scandal

    April 19, 2018 12:36 PM 14

    King Carl XVI Gustav is the academy's patron and must approve secret votes Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass

  • Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and Daily Show's Trevor Noah coming to Montreal for Just for Laughs

    April 18, 2018 3:55 PM 20

    The comedy festival runs from July 11-29 Tiffany Haddish and Trevor Noah are among the comedy stars in the lineup for this year's Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Organizers say Haddish, who skyrocketed to fame in last year's film Girls Trip, will host a gala featuring comedians and special guests on July 28. The festival will have galas over five evenings

  • Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke and Chad Brownlee among acts to play Humboldt Broncos tribute concert

    April 18, 2018 3:33 PM 21

    High-profile country music singers including Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and the Hunter Brothers will play a fundraising concert in support of the Humboldt Broncos at the SaskTel Centre arena in Saskatoon on April 27th. The festival will be run by the Country Thunder Music Festival, which regularly brings high-profile