Predicting this year's wild Oscar race: Who will win — and who should

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:00:55 EST
Oscar statuettes

Will Academy voters choose Wakanda Forever? Or has Spanish-language film Roma won more hearts? As the Oscars approach, Eli Glasner explains how the film industry's biggest prize could play out.

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"Meg has currently been involved in a solid production schedule since May, including multiple shorts such as Private Eye, The Dress and Amedeo (Casting for the female lead will begin in November 2018). Private Eye, stars Christopher Golovchenko best known for Fahrenheit 451 and Molly's Game, Cathy-Lynn Symonds and Doug Leoni. The Press Kit for Private Eye is available by request at and the film has started its first festival submission circuit. In May of 2019, all three shorts will be screened in London, ON and Toronto. screening of the three shorts. On deck for consideration by OAC in 2019 is a full-length feature. Congratulations Meg!"

What Karl Lagerfeld taught Canadian fashion designers

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:52:21 EST

Karl Lagerfeld's five-decade-long career influenced many in the fashion industry, including some of Canada's top designers, who praise his work ethic and flair for reinvention.

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Andrew Spear

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"Currently, Andrew has completed a short film called The Ballerina. The story is about a man's daughter who commits suicide after being raped on campus, a despondent father seeks out the justice the courts denied him. Andrew wrote, produced this short film to be screened soon at film festivals in Toronto and Internationally. Where people can find more information: Website Link: Social Media Links: IMDb: Other Information: Andrew M.A. Spear - Writer, Producer, Director Rodney Mark Johnson - Co-Producer Danny Santa-Ana - DOP Luciano Lombardi - Composer Peter Mazzucco - Actor Michael A. Santos - Actor Jacqueline Godbout - Actor"

Empire actor Jussie Smollett charged for allegedly lying about attack, police say

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:13:14 EST
Jussie Smollett-Profile

Chicago police say Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked by two masked men.

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Joseph Simon

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"You can catch Joseph as the main character in a Crabby Joes Coors Light commercial during your regular tv programming or on YouTube in Canada and the US. Check it out!"

Gwyneth Paltrow files counter claim over Utah ski crash

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:22:49 EST
Goop-Eggs Settlement

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow denied Wednesday that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah ski resort, alleging in a counter claim that the man actually plowed into her from behind and delivered a full 'body blow.'

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Kali Williams

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"TFI Gold member Kali Williams is a young and inspiring Director, currently gearing up to host the Avante Garde film festival November 22nd. This festival will feature 20 Toronto and international short films, as well as panel discussions with the filmmakers. Festival Details: Location: The Fox Theatre 2236 Queen Street East, Toronto Time: 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Cost: Pay what you can entry Contact:"

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's creative director, dead at 85

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:51:32 EST

German designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the haute-couture industry for over half a century, has died at age 85, the French fashion house confirmed Tuesday.

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Sean Dwyer


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"17/10/2018- From October 17-27, Sean will play EGON in a cinema-live performance mash-up of the classic 1984 film, Ghostbusters. This is a return with the amazing theatre troupe The Secret Sessions after their highly successful take on the Princess Bride before summer!"

I Know It's Over: Morrissey ends boycott of Canada with spring tour

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:41:23 EST

The former lead singer of the Smiths says he'll embark on an eight-city run of concerts this April with some proceeds going to local animal rights groups.

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Robynne Eaton


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"Robynne Eaton has been cast in LineDance. The production will begin filming in the spring of 2019. Robynne Eaton is known for The Beautiful Risk (2013), The Percy Harris Story (2013) and Dead End (2014) and has appeared in International commercials, feature films, and web series productions."

'Snow-Banksy' leaves mark on Vanier

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:33:25 EST
Snow Bank art

An Ottawa man has decided to have a little fun with all that snow piled up in front of his house on Ste-Anne Street.

Burberry apologies for hoodie featuring knot shaped like noose

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:46:38 EST
Burberry Apology

The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway.

Netflix to open dedicated production hub in Toronto

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:33 EST

Netflix is setting up a dedicated production hub in Toronto, which film and TV creators hope will provide new opportunities for local talent.

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Sadie Baramikova


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"Here's What I've been working on: I've written, directed and produced Short Film August due out early 2019. You can find more information on our IMDb page and by liking our social media pages. Social Media Links: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:"

Maduro pledges concert to rival Venezuela fundraiser planned by Richard Branson

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:34:01 EST
Venezuela Maduro

Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by billionaire Richard Branson, a backer of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Kayla Cullity

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"Kayla is now being considered by LineDance Entertainment to be featured in the upcoming summer pilot LineDance."

Hamilton actor is at the spooky centre of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:30:00 EST
T.J. McGibbon

T.J. McGibbon plays young Vanya in the supernatural series that debuted Friday.

The wisdom a young Céline Dion shared about making choices in life

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:30:00 EST
Celine Dion on Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui in 1993

It's hard to believe that some things could lie out of reach for a star as big as Céline Dion. But she once told CBC it's not possible to have everything you want in life.

AC/DC rocker Angus Young donates to Canadian fundraiser for Alzheimer's

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:46:20 EST
Britain ACDC Concert

A hockey ref has been skating for 19 hours and 26 minutes in each of Canada's seven NHL cities while blasting AC/DC to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's societies. And his efforts caught the attention of not just one but two of the legendary band's members.

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Michael Wisniewski

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Sting opens up about his troubled childhood, theatrical inspiration and refitting The Last Ship

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:00:00 EST

The former frontman of The Police has had a wildly successful music career, but he's been facing big challenges on the theatrical stage that have forced a revamp of his play The Last Ship.

Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:46:03 EST
Brian May and Adam Lambert

British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday — an announcement that follows the blockbuster success of best picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody.


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Police shift 'trajectory' of Jussie Smollett probe, seek follow-up interview with actor

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:13:08 EST
2017 Summer TCA - FOX

Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has "shifted" due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, as lawyers for the Empire actor blasted reports alleging he played a role in his own attack.

Black Panther's trailblazing costume designer aims to empower others

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:01:50 EST
Ruth E. Carter - Black Panther - costume design

Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film Black Panther, Carter believes she can "knock down" more doors so others like herself can walk through them.

Mommy Blogging 2.0: Business is booming, complete with perks and pitfalls

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:36:00 EST
Anna Sinclair

Mommy blogging is evolving into a lucrative industry, with bloggers making money from "sponsored posts" and ad deals. But there are challenges: from using images and stories of their children to help sell products, to balancing the authenticity of their stories with narratives desired by advertisers.

Israeli film Synonyms wins Berlin fest's top Golden Bear award

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:07:04 EST
Germany Berlin Film Festival Award Ceremony 2019

Israeli director Nadav Lapid's Synonyms, a film following a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and tries to immerse himself in his new country, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.

Oscars scrap plan to award some winners during commercials after Hollywood outcry

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:31:44 EST
Oscars-Untelevised categories

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Pictures has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.


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