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July 4, 2018 11:00 AM It’s ‘Theatre Christmas’ in July with 158 shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival

KF: I am interested in the “burlesque cabaret dream play” Josephine, about the groundbreaking entertainer Josephine Baker, which has awards and great reviews from the States. And I’m also interested in performers who thrive on the Fringe circuit. One is Gemma Wilcox, whose solo shows are Toronto Fringe favourites (this year she’s bringing back her 2008 hit The Honeymoon 13

June 28, 2018 11:01 PM Science fiction master Harlan Ellison dies at 84

His short story, I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream, is about the last humans, eternally tortured by a malevolent, godlike computer. It was made into a computer game, with its author providing the machine’s voice. Ellison disliked computers and worked on old manual typewriters, although he denied being anti-technology. Sometimes, for promotional purposes 12

June 20, 2018 6:23 PM Disney overtakes Comcast with $71-billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox

If Disney prevails, Avatar and other movies from Fox’s studios would help beef up Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Disney, which already owns Marvel, would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, setting the stage for X-Men and the Avengers to appear together. If Comcast wins, it would get a larger portfolio of cable channels including 11

June 20, 2018 5:41 PM The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B US counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox

Entertainment and telecom firms bulking up to compete with tech firms, such as Amazon, Netflix Disney is offering more than $71 billion US for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion US offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing 24

May 5, 2018 5:57 PM The newest Avengers movie is about to hit $1 billion at the box office — faster than any other movie in history

The superhero flick reached $975 million on Friday, and was poised to break the billion mark on Saturday, just 11 days after its release. Walt Disney Co. said Avengers: Infinity War will surpass $1 billion (U.S.) at the box office on Saturday, 11 days after its release and faster than any movie in history. The first of a two-part installment from the Marvel 16

April 29, 2018 11:00 AM Iron Man’s secret identity is ... Coolio: Stargazing

By now you have probably fulfilled your consumer duty and seen Avengers: Infinity War. Quite the crossover, huh? Disney pulled out all the stops on this one. I still can’t believe they killed off Chewbacca and Minnie Mouse and Woody from Toy Story. (Oops, spoilers!) I know lots of fans are worried about Kanye West after this week, but the bright side is his chances 25

April 23, 2018 5:08 PM Crazy Rich Asian trailer teases with glitz, glamour and 'the Prince William of Asia'

Film adaptation of bestselling novel hits theatres in August Emerging as the industry grapples with problems of representation, the major studio-made Crazy Rich Asians is an outlier. "That's why I began writing these books to begin with: because I felt that contemporary, modern Asia was so underrepresented in fiction. It was always my dream to really 22

April 16, 2018 8:26 PM Netflix original shows lure more new subscribers than expected

Netflix Inc.'s blitz of new programming attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world. Shares of Netflix jumped more than seven per cent in after-hours trading on Monday to $330.30 US. They are up 65 per cent this year. Wall Street 27

April 11, 2018 7:05 PM Fox Networks raided by EU antitrust authorities

The raid, which is part of an investigation into the distribution of sports-media rights, has provided fodder for opponents of Fox’s takeover of Sky, the big European pay-TV service. Fox Networks and Ziggo Sport were among companies raided by European Union antitrust regulators as part of a probe into the distribution of sports-media rights. The inspections 22

March 24, 2018 1:52 AM PBS says new witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

“More lies, half- truths and smears from PBS from an ‘investigation’ that never should have happened, with a result that was decided well before the inquiry was even begun,” they said Friday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. The network said it also found further evidence that Smiley created an abusive and threatening workplace, often 23