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Producer Bob Rock sells Michael Bublé, Metallica song rights to Hipgnosis fund

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:34:14 EST
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Canadian record producer Bob Rock is joining a chorus of musicians selling off rights to their past work, reaching a deal with a U.K. investment firm for more than 40 songs from Michael Bublé and Metallica.

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:03:11 EST
Obit Randy Parton

Country star Dolly Parton said her brother Randy Parton, who sang and performed with her, as well as at her Dollywood theme park, has died. He was 67.


Laura Robinson


Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:31:27 EST

Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a last-minute clemency flurry early Wednesday. But the news was not as good for one hopeful celebrity.

The youngest poet to read at a U.S. presidential inauguration had dreams of this day

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:54:22 EST

In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world, "even as we grieved, we grew."


Tanin Amosa

That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson pleads not guilty to rape charges

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:57:36 EST
Sexual Misconduct Danny Masterson

An attorney for That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. 

Ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter, says lawyer

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:17:17 EST

A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.

Police recover Leonardo da Vinci copy museum did not know was stolen

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:44:59 EST
Italy Stolen Painting

Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century Salvator Mundi painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.


Liam Owens

U.S. judge orders Tiger King zoo to surrender big cats

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:19:21 EST
Tiger King Zoo

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's Tiger King documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the U.S. federal government.

Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy by British newspaper

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:37:17 EST
Britain Meghan Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex are asking a British judge to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial.

How singing sea shanties can help you weather the pandemic

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:54:54 EST
Wellerman sea shanties

After the sea shanty Wellerman trended on TikTok, it exploded in popularity elsewhere. Some say that's unsurprising, as shanties were made to help people deal with mental and even physical pain, and are a perfect coping mechanism for dealing with isolation.

Indigenous filmmaker wants fines, jail time for 'pretendians' who misrepresent their identity

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:00:00 EST
Tamara Bell

A Haida filmmaker and several Indigenous elders are calling for federal legislation to authenticate Indigenous identity in Canada. The move comes shortly after award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer's unfounded identity claims were exposed by Indigenous elders. 

Wattpad to be sold to South Korean internet giant for $600M US

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:57:44 EST

One of Canada's most prominent technology darlings is being sold to a South Korean internet conglomerate in a $600 million US deal.

Saskatoon arts organization says it was banned from Facebook after promo for exhibit about QAnon, conspiracies

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:35:26 EST
Conspiracies in Isolation exhibit

A Saskatoon non-profit arts organization says its efforts to promote an upcoming exhibit that critiques social media and QAnon has turned into a Facebook ban.

Black Montreal figure skater's unconventional routines earn him millions of views on TikTok, Instagram

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:00:00 EST
Elladj Baldé

The Russian-born, Montreal-raised athlete retired from competitive figure skating in 2018 and has found worldwide fame online through his creative and unconventional approach to the sport.


Nick Saraf

Private broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:50:41 EST
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A review of the CBC's licence renewal applications enters its second phase today, with some organizations and individuals presenting their calls for greater accountability and transparency from the public broadcaster.


John Tench

Phil Spector, convicted murderer and revolutionary music producer, dies at 81

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:25:46 EST

Phil Spector, the legendary music producer who transformed rock 'n' roll with his "Wall of Sound" method and who was later convicted of murder, has died at the age of 81.

Nunavut television network launches Inuit-language channel

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:50:18 EST
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Inuit Canadians will have 24/7 access to Inuktitut-language television programming starting first thing on Monday, at 12:01 a.m. 


Ron Smith

How art reflects children's struggles during pandemic

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:44:38 EST
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A collection of children's drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the pandemic is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork.


Manny Bains


Remember how stars stayed away from the Trump inauguration? That was so 4 years ago.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:54:14 EST
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez

Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will perform in person at the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

Melinda Gates donates $318K to Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:50:23 EST
AP Interview Melinda Gates Digital Future

The literary prize, named in honour of the late writing legend Carol Shields, will be launched in 2022 — awarding $150,000 U.S. to a single work of fiction by a woman or non-binary writer.

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