Entertainment

  • Tom Cochrane releases his reworked version of ‘Big Lea...
    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. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment3 hours ago
  • Tribeca Film Festival opens and De Niro comes out swinging
    The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment3 hours ago
  • Prosecutor to update probe into Prince’s death
    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment5 hours ago
  • The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Thursday,...
    Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Thursday, Apr. 19. Y La Bamba Portland, Oregon’s Y La Bamba visits The Wise Hall on Thursday night for an evening of their charming indie-folk. Built around the unique beauty of Luz Elena Mendoza’s voice — a… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment5 hours ago
  • Granville Island set to debut new murals at Art Smash
    Granville Island is already home to some of the best public art in Vancouver. (Giants, the six colourfully-painted silos in the island’s industrial area are a marvel.) But now the popular tourist destination is getting a whole boatload of new ones. They won’t be arriving on a boat, mind you,… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment5 hours ago
  • Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death
    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician’s death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Thursday whether anyone would be charged. Prince was 57 when he was… ... more
    680News -10Ment6 hours ago
  • ‘We didn’t feel right playing the shows’:...
    East Coast trio Neon Dreams faced a tough call as one of the openers on Hedley's Cageless tour. In a Q&A with the Canadian Press, Adrian Morris discusses the band’s decision to leave, charities in their hometown of Halifax, and showing solidarity with women. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment10 hours ago
  • Hobson’s Choice: Alt theatre ranges from touching dram...
    The plays Brinton Theatricals and Spirit Fire Theatre are currently offering couldn’t be more different in their intent and execution, but they are reminders of the excellent alternative theatre available in Calgary if you’re willing to search it out. Brinton Theatricals is presenting Lauren Gunderson’s I and You until April… ... more
    CH -10Ment11 hours ago
  • International: 20 bestselling books of the week of April 14
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. I’ve Got My Eyes on You — Mary Higgins Clark. 2. Red Alert — James Patterson and Marshall Karp. 3. The Disappeared — C.J. Box. 4. Accidental Heroes — Danielle Steel. 5. The Great Alone — Kristin Hannah. 6. Little Fires Everywhere — Celest Ng. 7. The Woman… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment11 hours ago
  • There’s no place like Fun Home
    In a new Canadian production, the heartfelt musical brings Alison Bechdel’s memoir about growing up in a funeral home vividly to life, writes Carly Maga. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment11 hours ago
  • Arts champions honoured with mayor’s award
    The annual Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions recognizes the artists who enrich our city and support its vibrant arts community. On April 18, six Legacy Artist Awards were given out during the luncheon at the BMO Centre. Each winner receives a $5,000 cash prize and is chosen by a jury… ... more
    CH -10Ment11 hours ago
  • Rick Astley joins Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! for â€...
    The singalong band Choir! Choir! Choir! and Astley got a basement “somewhere in Toronto� full of fans to jam out to the classic love song. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment11 hours ago
  • Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affair
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly. Karen McDougal’s settlement with the company that owns the National Enquirer “restores… ... more
    680News -10Ment11 hours ago
  • On opening day of Tribeca, De Niro directs his ire at Trump
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the curtain is going up on the 17th Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro is using the spotlight to direct all his ire at President Donald Trump. At a kickoff luncheon for the festival Wednesday, he referred to Trump as “our Lowlife-in-Chief” and said he… ... more
    680News -10Ment12 hours ago
  • Fubar’s Deaner saves humanity with new Nightseeker rec...
    It was a moment of perfect pop-culture symmetry. A few months back, actor-writer-musician Paul Spence discovered that Derek Smalls, the fictional bass player made famous by the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap and played by actor-writer-musician Harry Shearer was releasing a solo record. In fact, it was coming out within… ... more
    CH -10Ment12 hours ago
  • Cappies reviews: The Little Mermaid
    By Katelyn Cabalo Blessed Oscar Romero High School One word. Four letters. Love! How can something so simple be so hard to express? This one small word can be said, sung, danced and felt, all of which the audience witnessed at Louis St. Laurent’s performance of The Little Mermaid, in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -10Ment12 hours ago
  • For Aline-Kominsky Crumb, it’s not just luck of the dr...
    It’s long way, literally and figuratively, from growing up Jewish in a lower-middle-class tract suburb in Long Island to a village in Provence where the locals know you as the septuagenarian yet youthful yoga-teaching grandmother and “the lady with the nicest balconies.â€� For Aline Kominsky-Crumb, née Goldsmith, those wildly distinct… ... more
    MG -10Ment13 hours ago
  • CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV prog...
    The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (CBMF) is urging CBC to stop destroying original radio and television programming after making digital copies, arguing these master recordings are irreplaceable. ... more
    CBC -10Ment13 hours ago
  • Elijah Wood added to lineup of Calgary Comic and Entertainme...
    Frodo Baggins himself, a.k.a. Elijah Wood,  is coming to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Announced on Wednesday, Wood is a last-minute addition to the lineup of the April 26-29 event at Stampede Park. The former child actor played J.R.R. Tolkien’s resourceful Hobbit Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the… ... more
    CH -10Ment13 hours ago
  • Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg have book deal
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – 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… ... more
    680News -10Ment13 hours ago
  • Why you should ignore the stigma around ordering the cheapes...
    During a recent visit to a swanky wine bar in Toronto, a server walked me through the beverage options. The cabernet franc had just arrived from Tawse in Beamsville. It had a beautiful acidity. The pinot noir, from a naturalist producer in Burgundy, also came highly recommended. Both options sounded… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts14 hours ago
  • Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hoping to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making a $1.8 million grant over four years to three organizations joining together for a new initiative. The League of American Orchestras, the New World Symphony and The Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based group… ... more
    680News -10Ment14 hours ago
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie urges patience, empathy on both sides of ...
    The award-winning singer-activist made the appeal at a Dalhousie University event. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment15 hours ago
  • With cannabis legalization imminent in Canada, 4/20 offers a...
    Walk into any Tokyo Smoke location – of  the Canadian cannabis lifestyle retailer that has been compared to coffee giant Starbucks and minimalist Japanese housewares retailer Muji — and you’ll find all manner of sleek, aerodynamic pipes, gemstone pips, bamboo-and-glass bubblers, discrete grinders and ceramic pipes vaguely resembling the obelisk… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts15 hours ago
  • Music and weed the stars of 420 Fest this weekend
    We’re still months away from the expected legalization of marijuana, but a local pot festival is raring to go this weekend. This year’s 420 Music and Arts Fest / Expo runs April 19-21 at Distortion Live music venue at 3828 Macleod Trail. More than 20 acts are expected to play… ... more
    CH -10Ment15 hours ago
  • Minnesota prosecutors to announce whether charges will be la...
    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. ... more
    CBC -10Ment15 hours ago
  • People are furious over ‘bisexual icon’ Li Shang being c...
    Although the upcoming live-action remake of Mulan is still in pre-production, it’s already achieved plenty of cause for concern. Fans were first alarmed when it was revealed the remake would not be incorporating any of the original’s iconic songs, including “A Girl Worth Fighting For,” “Reflection” and, most appallingly, “I’ll… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts15 hours ago
  • A look at Bill Cosby’s testimony about quaaludes
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial on Wednesday heard his damaging testimony about giving a sedative to women before sex. Cosby, who was deposed in 2005 and 2006 as part of his chief accuser’s civil suit, was asked about quaaludes, a 1970s party drug that’s been… ... more
    680News -10Ment15 hours ago
  • Nope. Not everything needs to be made sexy. We’re looking ...
    After the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale brought Margaret Atwood’s cautionary story to life last year, the television series spawned countless t-shirts, caps and totes decorated with empowering graphics: either the all-seeing eye or the show’s Latin mantra, “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” (meaning “don’t let the bastards grind you down”).… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts15 hours ago
  • Professional wrestling great Bruno Sammartino dies at 82
    He was professional wrestling’s ultimate good guy. The son of Italian immigrants, Bruno Sammartino fled the Nazis as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys that thrilled fans and made him reign as the conscientious champ for more than a decade. Before the flash of… ... more
    680News -10Ment15 hours ago
  • Sting and Shaggy on their unlikely, ‘joyful’ collaborati...
    TORONTO – Sting and Shaggy are on the phone, joking about ways to combine their names as they promote their new album, “44/876,” out Friday. “Shingy, Stingy,” proposes Sting, prompting a howl from Shaggy. “There are many variants there.” Despite initial appearances, the Jamaican dancehall star and the English rock… ... more
    680News -10Ment15 hours ago
  • Classical music: Inon Barnatan has a fascinating dialogue wi...
    Inon Barnatan When: April 22, 3 p.m. Where: Chan Centre at UBC Tickets and info: $25-$75,  vanrecital.com As the Vancouver Recital Society’s spring parade of pianists continues, Inon Barnatan comes to the Chan Centre to play one of the most promising programs of the season. Born in Tel Aviv in… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Swing, symphonies and Champagne with the Hot Sardines
    The Hot Sardines with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra When: April 25 Where: Orpheum Theatre Tickets and info: $75/$65/$50 at coastaljazz.ca After meeting and then bonding over their love of vintage, Prohibition-era jazz, pianist Evan Palazzo and vocalist “Miz Elizabethâ€� Bougeroi formed The Hot Sardines. A decade later, the two head… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Ed Asner play A Man and His Prostate is full of healthy laug...
    A Man and His Prostate When: April 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. Where: Anvil Centre Theatre (New Westminster) Tickets and info: $75, anvilcentre.com At 88 years old Ed Asner is still a real trouper. The award-winning actor knows the show — or in this case the interview — must go on.… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Taylor Swift alleged stalker arrested with knife, rope outsi...
    The man was also reportedly wearing a mask and rubber gloves when he was taken into custody. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death
    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Lauryn Hill launches North American ‘Miseducation’ tour
    Lauryn Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her critically acclaimed solo album, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.' ... more
    Globenews -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Show Biz Chez Nous: Allure proves Sanchez brothers are not a...
    Allure is a powerful movie that you won’t soon forget. But the wrenching drama is not easy to sit through. Evan Rachel Wood, in one of the best performances I’ve seen on the big screen in months, is unbelievably intense as Laura, a damaged young woman who befriends fragile, unhappy… ... more
    MG -10Ment16 hours ago
  • Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunited on Conan – and i...
    Outside of painting elaborate caricatures of politicians, Jim Carrey has been quiet of late, far removed from the stunts that made him a sought-after guest on late night talkshows. But his recent run of seclusion didn’t stop him from visiting the set of Conan on Tuesday when his friend and Dumb &… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts17 hours ago
  • Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death
    MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician’s death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Thursday whether anyone would be charged. Prince… ... more
    680News -10Ment17 hours ago
  • A Westworld promo with a disturbingly life-like robot creepe...
    The second season of Westworld premieres this Sunday, and to promote the episode, England’s NOW TV built an “ultra-realistic humanoid robot,” and placed him in a London pub. Fred, the robot, sat beside customers until they realized they were sharing a drink with, well, a man who wasn’t quite all… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts17 hours ago
  • Charlize Theron’s not leaving the U.S. due to racism b...
    Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns, but the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says she's 'constantly concerned' about her children's safety. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment17 hours ago
  • Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury
    Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said Wednesday. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment17 hours ago
  • ‘Tastes better than it looks!’ claims bakery trying to s...
    London, U.K. coffee chain Coco di Mama offers high praise indeed for a pastry that looks like it made it through a volcanic eruption intact. “Tastes better than it looks!â€� claims a sign in front of the visually offensive “charcoal activated vegan croissantâ€� that triggered online debate on Tuesday. The now… ... more
    Nationalpost -Arts17 hours ago
  • Under all the scandals, Scandal was about something really i...
    Shonda Rhimes doesn’t alleviate her characters’ guilt and shame. Instead, she shows us how they live with it, which in the end is more humane, Johanna Schneller writes. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment17 hours ago
  • Theron’s not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Charlize Theron isn’t leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: “I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don’t know a parent who’s not.” Theron was quoted in… ... more
    680News -10Ment17 hours ago
  • James Comey talks Trump on ‘Colbert’: ‘I’m like a br...
    'He's tweeted at me probably 50 times. I've been gone for a year,' former FBI director James Comey said of Trump. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer
    Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theatre industry's biggest ceremony. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and Daily Show’s Trevo...
    Tiffany Haddish and Trevor Noah are among the comedy stars in the lineup for this year's Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. ... more
    CBC -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Guy Delisle, Joe Ollmann among 2018 Doug Wright Award finali...
    The winners will be announced on May 12, 2018, at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. ... more
    CBC -10Ment18 hours ago
  • ‘We wanted to show our support’: Neon Dreams member on w...
    The Halifax-based band were on the sidelines as a gathering storm of sexual misconduct allegations brewed involving Hedley's lead singer Jacob Hoggard. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Model Alliance fights back against Karl Lagerfeld remarks
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – An organization that protects the rights of models has called for action against outspoken fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld was quoted by a French magazine as calling models “stupid,” ”toxic” and “sordid creatures.” The April 12 interview on the magazine’s website, Numero.com, also quotes Lagerfeld as… ... more
    680News -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theatre industry’s biggest ceremony. They take over hosting duties from Kevin Spacey, the disgraced former “House of Cards” actor who played that role on the telecast last year. The Tony Awards will be… ... more
    680News -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Cancer Bats circle back around to celebrate Hail Destroyer a...
    Tenth anniversary of punk band’s career-making, worst-selling album — made when they were technically homeless — has them celebrating with shows at Lee’s Palace. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment18 hours ago
  • N.S. boasts of $100M in film production, but industry says j...
    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia film production has gradually increased over the last two years and was worth $102 million in 2017-18, says the deputy minister of the Department of Business. Bernie Miller told the legislature’s public accounts committee the overall figure is line with the 10-year average before the previous… ... more
    680News -10Ment18 hours ago
  • When is the royal wedding? Date, time, place of the Prince H...
    All the details you need to know about the upcoming May royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke and Chad Brownlee among acts to...
    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. ... more
    CBC -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Man arrested at Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills house ha...
    Julius Sandrock was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after officers went to the home. Swift, who lives in New York, wasn’t at the home, police said. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Q&A: Neon Dreams member on leaving Hedley’s tour, supp...
    TORONTO – East Coast electronic trio Neon Dreams faced a tough decision as one of the opening acts on Hedley’s recent cross-country tour. The Halifax-based musicians were on the sidelines as a gathering storm of sexual misconduct allegations brewed involving Hedley’s lead singer Jacob Hoggard. In a swift decision, they… ... more
    680News -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve on Cannes 2018 Palme dâ...
    Quebec filmmaker will be the Canadian content on the Palme d’Or jury at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. He’ll be part of a nine-member international panel led by Australian actress Cate Blanchett that is also notable for having more women than men on it. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Just for Laughs 2018: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart among perf...
    The 36th Just for Laughs festival runs from July 11 to 29. ... more
    Globenews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Quebec director Denis Villeneuve selected as a juror at Can...
    Quebec director Denis Villeneuve has been chosen as one of the nine jurors who will select the highest prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment18 hours ago
  • Book review: A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers
    A Possibility of Whales By Karen Rivers Thomas Allen & Son | $22.95 The early teenage years can be tough enough without adding in complicating factors such as a famous father, an entirely absent (and equally famous, as it turns out) mother — and a crush.  These are… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Bob Joseph’s new book a perfect primer for today’...
    Bob Joseph has spent decades working as an Indigenous-relations trainer. He helps everyone from non-profits to government to Fortune 500 companies with Indigenous awareness. In 2015, the Gwawaenuk Nation member and former Royal Roads University professor turned a critical eye to the Indian Act in a post on his Working… ... more
    Vancouversun -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Steven Spielberg taking on DC Universe film with air adventu...
    Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio. ... more
    TheStar -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Playdium’s Brampton location will be first to open in form...
    TORONTO – Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas in Brampton, Ont. is going to be converted into the entertainment giant’s newest Playdium location. It is the first time the company has shifted one of its properties from a theatre to its gaming offering. The 4,180 square-metre (45,000 square-foot) space is expected… ... more
    680News -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Pink, and her children, grace cover of People beauty issue
    Pink is on the cover of People magazine's beauty issue, and she's got some adorable company -- her young children. ... more
    CTVNews -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Quebec director Denis Villeneuve selected as a juror at Can...
    CANNES, France – Quebec director Denis Villeneuve has been chosen as one of the nine jurors who will select the highest prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett will head the jury for the Palme d’Or. The other members are American actress Kristen Stewart,… ... more
    680News -10Ment19 hours ago
  • Tiffany Haddish among comedians added to Montreal’s Just f...
    MONTREAL – 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. Noah,… ... more
    680News -10Ment19 hours ago
  • From catchphrases to fashion: ‘Scandal’s’ pop culture ...
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – As “Scandal” wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation’s capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe. The finale airs on Thursday… ... more
    680News -10Ment19 hours ago
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