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September 12, 2018 11:05 PM L.A. Kings’ Ilya Kovalchuk begins his NHL second act in Hollywood

No one recognized him at the airport when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday. But Kings fans would like his face to be ubiquitous, preferably in goal-scoring celebrations and wins. How much Kovalchuk, 35, has left is one of the tantalizing questions of the upcoming NHL season. He’s returning from a five-year break from the NHL during which he played 10

September 8, 2018 6:19 PM John C. Reilly glad to star in The Sisters Brothers, based on ‘great piece of Canadian literature’

The big-screen adaptation of Canadian author of Patrick deWitt’s acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers began in Toronto. Actor John C. Reilly, who stars in the comic western and is a producer on it, says he and French director Jacques Audiard first discussed the project at a restaurant in the city a few years ago. The Sisters Brothers is screening at the Toronto 10

September 4, 2018 4:11 PM TIFF drops Galveston gala, replaces it with A Private War

Galveston stars Ben Foster as a wounded hitman on the run with a troubled young prostitute, played by Elle Fanning, while Beau Bridges plays a local crime lord. The affected screenings include two on Sept. 14 and one on the last day of the festival, Sept. 16. “We have recently learned director and cast for Galveston are no longer available to attend 12

August 30, 2018 2:32 PM Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Viola Davis and many more coming to Toronto for TIFF

Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Natalie Portman, Timothée Chalamet and literally hundreds of other stars are bound for Toronto for this year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, it was revealed Thursday. The fest announced its roster of luminaries who’ll be in town for the fest (Sept. 6-16) and it’s a glittering 8

August 30, 2018 11:00 AM Canadian TV networks Stand Up to Cancer for a third year

The broadcast, coming live from Santa Monica, Calif., will include oodles of celebrities — Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Jeong, Trevor Noah, Reese Witherspoon and many others — with Canadian content in the form of Designated Survivor co-star Italia Ricci and Woodstock, Ont., cancer patient Caitlin Timmins. More stars will be announced ahead of the fundraising 9

August 28, 2018 6:16 PM Felix Auger-Aliassime ‘fine’ after retiring from U.S. Open with heart palpitations, agent says

Agent Bernard Duchesneau told The Canadian Press Tuesday that the heat and humidity in New York caused the palpitations, and that Auger-Aliassime was feeling back to normal “maybe an hour after the match.” Duchesneau said Auger-Aliassime saw the ATP Tour doctor briefly Monday night, but added that the Montreal native was not required to see a specialist 22

August 25, 2018 12:06 AM Peter Polansky gets U.S. Open lucky loser spot, making Grand Slam history

NEW YORK—Canadian Peter Polansky has made tennis history by becoming the first player to advance to all four Grand Slams in a calendar year as a lucky loser. Polansky, from Thornhill, was selected as a lucky loser for the main draw of the U.S. Open on Friday after losing 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 to American Donald Young in the final round of qualifying earlier 11

August 24, 2018 9:53 PM Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Holliday, Faith Hill and more on star-studded lineup at Aretha Franklin funeral

Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill and gospel stars Shirley Caesar and Yolanda Adams will be among the performers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit next week, a spokeswoman for Franklin’s family announced Friday. Franklin, who died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer at age 76, will be celebrated at a private ceremony Aug. 31 at Greater 11

August 10, 2018 11:17 PM No-shows make the biggest splash on opening day of NACAC Championships

Not necessarily in the stands at Varsity Stadium, where organizers expect to attract bigger crowds on Saturday, when stars like Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Brown compete. But Friday’s competitions featured smaller-than-expected fields, as lineups — already depleted by elites who skipped the event entirely — experienced last-minute scratches. So the women’s 15

August 2, 2018 5:16 PM TSX heads down in broad-based retreat across most market sectors

Canada’s main stock index continued its downward trek Thursday morning, in a broad-based retreat across most market sectors. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 42.39 points at 16,334.38 after 90 minutes of trading. The Stars Group online betting business, IGM Financial and Crew Energy had some of the biggest declines. In New York, the Dow Jones 14