Meghan loses latest court battle in privacy lawsuit against British newspaper
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:09:46 EDT
Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission to use the contents of a recent behind-the-scenes book about Prince Harry and Meghan in its legal defence in an invasion of privacy lawsuit.
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:17:54 EDT
Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on America's Got Talent, which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set.
'I am Woman,' singer Helen Reddy dies at age 78
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:21:34 EDT
Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem I Am Woman and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.
Barry Jenkins to direct Lion King sequel
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:23:35 EDT
The Walt Disney Co. will make a sequel to the 2019 live-action The Lion King, with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning Moonlight and the James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk, set to direct.
In Hollywood, few believe harassers will be punished, survey shows
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:50:27 EDT
Three years after the explosive Harvey Weinstein scandal put the #MeToo movement in the spotlight, a survey by the Hollywood Commission, chaired by Anita Hill, finds a strong belief within the industry that sexual harassers will not be held to account.
The sound (and science) of music: School bands adapt to COVID-19
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:47:58 EDT
Across Canada, high school band class looks and sounds a lot different as schools impose pandemic restrictions. In Regina, students and instruments must wear masks.
Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny and Post Malone to perform
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:10:21 EDT
Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.
Malta seeks shark tooth fossil presented to Prince George
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:25:49 EDT
Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain's Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s.
'Music brings us together': Country stars find unity and hope at CCMA Awards
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:26:39 EDT
Brett Kissel emerged as one of the big winners at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday. He took home three awards: male artist, fan's choice and album of the year for Now or Never, while acknowledging this was a celebration in the most difficult of times.
The Handmaid's Tale among 100 most challenged books in U.S. of past decade
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:46:52 EDT
Three Canadian titles made the list: Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth (#20), The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (#29) and This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (#43).
Lights, camera, COVID compliance: How film, TV sets tackle pandemic shoot safety
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 04:00:00 EDT
There's a new job on film and TV sets: COVID compliance officers. They make sure cast and crew are wearing PPE, physical distancing, washing hands. But how do you tell a famous person to sanitize more?
What Netflix's The Social Dilemma gets wrong about Big Tech
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 04:00:00 EDT
Netflix's new documentary The Social Dilemma has a single, and simple, message: Put down your phone, you're being manipulated. But some scholars say the hype is overblown, at least when looking at how much social media users have to fear.
Canadian Screen Awards group introduces new equity-driven initiatives, eligibility rules
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:49:36 EDT
The organization behind the Canadian Screen Awards has announced some equity-driven changes and initiatives, including a new rule concerning eligibility requirements for Indigenous content.
Secwépemc actor Grace Dove makes directorial debut, keeps pushing for Indigenous representation in film
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:00:00 EDT
Grace Dove, the lead actor of Monkey Beach, the adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel, is also making her debut as a film director.
Ryan Reynolds to use part of his own salary to hire BIPOC crew members on upcoming film
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:07:00 EDT
The B.C.-born movie star will pay for 10 to 20 diverse hires on an upcoming Netflix film, to be shot in Canada. Successful applicants will have their travel, accommodation and pay covered by Reynolds.
Royals facing 35M-pound hit as pandemic drags tourism numbers down
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:31:10 EDT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her family are facing a 35-million-pound ($60 million Cdn) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch's money manager said Friday.
Feds offer $50M fund to film, TV productions struggling to get insurance
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:23:41 EDT
Canadian producers are applauding a new temporary federal relief fund to help film and television productions that have been stalled by a lack of COVID-19 insurance.
Akim Aliu announced as competitor for Battle of the Blades as diversity takes centre stage
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:18:15 EDT
In a move that reflects the ongoing protests promoting equality and racial justice across North America, Canadian figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades is making diversity a major priority for the upcoming sixth season with its selection of competitors and judges.
'I have so much to say': Cree author David A. Robertson on writing everything from graphic novels to a memoir
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:55:36 EDT
This week on Unreserved, an extended conversation with Cree author David A. Robertson. To say he’s prolific is a bit of an understatement. He started his writing career in 2009, and has already published more than 20 titles.
Winnipeg's Nuit Blanche rescheduling events, installations over coming month due to COVID-19 concerns
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:27:55 EDT
This year's Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg — an annual event that typically draws thousands of people to the city's downtown — will be changed from a one-night event to multiple activities through the next month due to concerns over COVID-19.
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