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Seriously? Audiences miffed as The Bear enters Emmys as a comedy

News/Entertainment | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 18:50:54 EDT

Most critics agree The Bear is worthy of award nominations, but the popular TV show's placement in the comedy category at the upcoming Emmy Awards has viewers scratching their heads. read more

Glen Powell is seen smiling with blonde hair, leaning over equipment in the movie Twisters.

Even Glen Powell's smile can't save Twisters, a shallow sequel to '90s hit

News/Entertainment | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:36:07 EDT

Glasner on Film returns with a review of Twisters (2024), starring Glen Powell. Senior reporter Eli Glasner reviews the sequel to 1996's Twister. read more

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B.C. woman ordered to pay ex $450 for Coldplay tickets

News/Canada/British Columbia | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 19:48:18 EDT

The province's Civil Resolution Tribunal rules there was no evidence the tickets were a gift or that the ex had a history of giving similar gifts. read more

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Comedian Bob Newhart, master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dead at 94

News/Entertainment | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:15:47 EDT

Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. read more

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The Bear sets comedy record, Shogun tops nominations for 2024 Emmy Awards

News/Entertainment | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:00:40 EDT

The Bear went on a tear at Wednesday morning announcement of Emmy nominations, earning a comedy-series record 23, and Shogun led all nominees with 25 in a dominant year across categories for FX. read more

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Singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during criticized MLB anthem performance, will get treatment

News/Entertainment | Tue, 16 Jul 2024 15:52:38 EDT

After a widely panned performance of the U.S. national anthem at the MLB Home Run Derby, country singer Ingrid Andress apologized Tuesday and said she was drunk. read more

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Jack Black ends Tenacious D tour after bandmate's Trump shooting comment

News/Entertainment | Tue, 16 Jul 2024 12:22:30 EDT

The comedy rock duo Tenacious D — made up of Jack Black and Kyle Gass — has cancelled the rest of their tour after Gass' remarks about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. read more

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Corus Entertainment 'aggressively' cutting costs, laying off more employees as revenue slumps

News/Business | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 14:20:49 EDT

As revenue slumps from a "challenging advertising environment," Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc. — which houses brands like Global News and YTV — is "aggressively" cutting costs, continuing layoffs and shutting down parts of its business. read more

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Sask. TikTok star Bella Brave dead at 10

News/Canada/Saskatchewan | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 10:33:42 EDT

A 10-year-old girl from Saskatchewan who attracted millions of followers while sharing her health story online has died.  read more

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Shannen Doherty, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, dead at 53, U.S. media outlets report

News/Entertainment | Sun, 14 Jul 2024 10:37:05 EDT

American actor Shannen Doherty, best known for her role as high school student Brenda Walsh on the hit 1990s television drama Beverly Hills, 90210, died Saturday after years of living with cancer. She was 53. read more

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Richard Simmons, jovial fitness guru who inspired with humour, dead at 76

News/Entertainment | Sat, 13 Jul 2024 17:48:49 EDT

Richard Simmons, television's hyperactive court jester of physical fitness who built a mini-empire in his trademark tank tops and short shorts by urging the overweight to exercise and eat better, died on Saturday. He turned 76 on Friday. read more

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Judge drops charges against Alec Baldwin in Rust case, citing 'wilful' withholding of evidence

News/Entertainment | Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:08:29 EDT

A New Mexico judge dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin on Friday, agreeing with Baldwin's lawyers that prosecutors and police withheld evidence on the source of the live round that killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021. read more

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America's diminutive sex therapist, dead at 96

News/World | Sat, 13 Jul 2024 12:10:17 EDT

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died. She was 96. read more

A woman wearing an FBI badge stands against a wall. The wall is spattered in blood and she appears to be terrified.

Longlegs isn't bad. It also isn't scary

News/Entertainment | Fri, 12 Jul 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Longlegs, the new Nicolas Cage horror, is an impressive work of genre fiction. But it may be trying to juggle too many tasks to succeed at any one. read more

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2013. Renown for her mastery of the short story form, Munro's stories focused on the inner struggles of everyday people in stories often set in small town Ontario.

Western University reconsiders ties with Nobel laureate-writer Alice Munro after daughter's disclosure

News/Canada/London | Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:32:58 EDT

Western University in London, Ont., has taken a step toward reconsidering its relationship with acclaimed local writer and Nobel laureate Alice Munro, announcing Friday it has decided to pause a chair created in her honour. read more

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Anger and awe as Ambanis prepare for billionaire heir's extravagant wedding

News | Thu, 11 Jul 2024 17:43:30 EDT

The unmatched extravagance of Indian billionaire heir Anant Ambani's wedding is creating divisions in a country where the gap between the rich and poor is stark and growing. The main wedding ceremony is set for Friday, followed by a grand reception on Sunday. read more

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Shelley Duvall, star of The Shining and several Robert Altman classics, dead at 75

News/Entertainment | Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:21:34 EDT

Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred with Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, has died. She was 75. read more

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Authors pull books from Giller Prize to protest Scotiabank's investment in Israeli defence contractor

News/Entertainment | Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:11:45 EDT

More than 20 Canadian authors have cut ties with the Giller Foundation and its prestigious $100,000 literary prize over sponsor Scotiabank's investment in an Israeli defence contractor. The prize's director says she will continue partnering with Scotiabank. read more

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Netflix show reignites debate about what to call kimchi

News/World | Thu, 11 Jul 2024 04:00:00 EDT

A Netflix show has reignited a spicy international debate over kimchi. When cast members of reality show Super Rich in Korea prepared the traditional Korean dish, the Chinese subtitles translated it as “la bai cai,” a Chinese term for spicy cabbage, which did not sit well with some Korean viewers. read more

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Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial begins with differences over who's responsible for safety on set

News/Entertainment | Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:20:42 EDT

A prosecutor says Alec Baldwin 'violated the cardinal rules of firearm safety' in opening statements at his involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico. Prosecutor Erlinda Johnson gave the prosecution's opening Wednesday. read more

CrowdStrike outage: Canadian flights, health care disrupted after faulty update

CrowdStrike outage: Canadian flights, health care disrupted after faulty update

Canada/Consumer/Entertainment | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 11:41:33 +0000

Dozens of Canadian flights and several hospitals across the country were impacted on Friday amid a global technology outage related to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. read more

Bob Newhart, beloved deadpan comedy icon, dies at 94

Bob Newhart, beloved deadpan comedy icon, dies at 94

Entertainment/Bob Newhart/bob newhart dead | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:20:48 +0000

Bob Newhart, best remembered as the star of two hit television shows that bore his name, launched his career as a standup comic in the late 1950s. read more

2024 Emmy Awards nominations: ‘Shōgun’ and ‘The Bear’ take spotlight

2024 Emmy Awards nominations: ‘Shōgun’ and ‘The Bear’ take spotlight

Entertainment/Trending/2024 Emmy nominations | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:40:05 +0000

Emmy-winning actors Tony Hale and Sheryl Lee Ralph announced the 2024 nominations, with projects like 'Baby Reindeer,' 'Abbott Elementary' and 'Fallout' scoring honours. read more

Dave Portnoy says he was nearly ‘lost at sea’ before coast guard rescue

Dave Portnoy says he was nearly ‘lost at sea’ before coast guard rescue

Entertainment/Trending/Barstool Sports | Tue, 16 Jul 2024 19:34:57 +0000

Barstool Sports founder and CEO Dave Portnoy said his boat was stranded in the ocean with "no power, no radio, no anchor, no nothing." read more

Jack Black axes Tenacious D tour over bandmate’s ‘inappropriate’ Trump joke

Jack Black axes Tenacious D tour over bandmate’s ‘inappropriate’ Trump joke

Entertainment/Trending/Donald Trump | Tue, 16 Jul 2024 16:49:05 +0000

"I would never condone hate speech or encourage political violence in any form," Black wrote in a statement, calling out bandmate Kyle Gass' insensitive joke. read more

Country star’s national anthem flub called the ‘worst’ people have ever heard

Country star’s national anthem flub called the ‘worst’ people have ever heard

Entertainment/Trending/Home Run Derby national anthem | Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:58:24 +0000

Four-time Grammy nominee Ingrid Andress's performance of the national anthem at the 2024 MLB Home Run Derby came as an unexpected curveball. read more

Wiz Khalifa arrested for drug possession in Romania, meant no ‘disrespect’

Wiz Khalifa arrested for drug possession in Romania, meant no ‘disrespect’

Entertainment/Trending/Wiz Khalifa | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 16:09:25 +0000

Romanian officials said rapper Wiz Khalifa is being investigated for 'the crime of illegal possession of high-risk drugs.' read more

TikTok star ‘Bella Brave’ passes away at 10 years old

TikTok star ‘Bella Brave’ passes away at 10 years old

Canada/Entertainment/Trending | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 15:53:51 +0000

Documenting her life and health journey, Bella told her story to millions of followers on TikTok with the help of her mother Kyla Thomson. read more

James Sikking, star of ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.,’ dies at 90

James Sikking, star of ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.,’ dies at 90

Entertainment/Doogie Howser M.D./Hill Street Blues | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:43:51 +0000

'Hill Street Blues' debuted in 1981 with James Sikking as Lieutenant Howard Hunter, a clean-cut Vietnam War veteran who headed the Emergency Action Team in a never-named city. read more

Calgary Stampede closes in on all-time attendance record

Calgary Stampede closes in on all-time attendance record

Canada/Economy/Entertainment | Mon, 15 Jul 2024 00:02:54 +0000

During a press conference on Sunday, officials with the Calgary Stampede announced they have welcomed 1,331,280 guests to the Stampede grounds in 2024. read more

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