Make room, Cecil: new Golden Globes special prize named after comedy trailblazer Carol Burnett


Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:43:28 EST
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The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett.

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MEG HOWALD

         

News Release
"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 meg.howald@gmail.com 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!"


Time names killed, jailed journalists as 2018 Person of the Year


Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:43:37 EST
Time Person Of The Year

Time has given its 2018 Person of the Year title to four journalists and a newspaper that the magazine says "are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world."

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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: https://ballerinafilm.wixsite.com/theballerina Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/TheBallerinaMov/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6873548/?ref_=pro_tt_visitcons 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"


'A really bad idea': Border Services looking at rebooting controversial reality TV show


Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
Canadian Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking at getting back into the reality TV show game, just two years after the federal privacy commissioner said the agency's show broke the law.

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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! https://youtu.be/iq49cHpRFu0"


From Beyoncé to Sting to J.Lo: When Grammy winners turn wedding singers


Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:44:27 EST
Celebrity wedding singers

Might Beyoncé be the most mind-blowing wedding performer ever? This weekend's Ambani-Piramal pre-wedding extravaganza is but the latest example of people pulling out all the stops for a jaw-dropping, Grammy-worthy reception.

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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: avantegarde.afilmfestival@gmail.com"


Modern Family star reveals she had a second kidney transplant


Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:16:48 EST
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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with one from her brother.

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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!"


Spice Girl Mel B has surgery to save her hand


Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:21:04 EST
Britain-Spice Girl Injury

Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand.

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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."


Rapper 2 Milly on why he's suing makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves


Sun, 9 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Rapper 2 Milly's lawsuit against the makers of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is raising questions about whether unique dance moves can be copyrighted.

Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Buckingham says his lawsuit is settled


Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:04:57 EST
Music-Fleetwood Mac

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates have settled a lawsuit he filed after he was axed from a tour, the musician said in a television interview that aired on Saturday.

Yo-Yo Ma performs free concert at Place des Arts Metro


Sat, 8 Dec 2018 12:14:46 EST
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No, the free concert was not in one of the venue's symphony halls — it was in the Metro station.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/AugustTheShortFilm/?modal=admin_todo_tour Twitter: https://twitter.com/AugustTheFilm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augustthefilm/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8810652/?ref_=nm_knf_i1"


After Kevin Hart's departure, finding new Oscars host won't be easy


Sat, 8 Dec 2018 11:58:26 EST
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The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories.

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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."


Retelling a classic in 2018: The debate over To Kill a Mockingbird


Sat, 8 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST
To Kill a Mockingbird – On The Run 2018

When To Kill a Mockingbird debuts on Broadway for the first time this December, it won’t be the version you may remember.

Kendrick Lamar, Black Panther soundtrack leads Grammy nods as women make a comeback


Fri, 7 Dec 2018 08:55:46 EST
Grammy Nominations List

The music of Black Panther, with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, with women heavily represented in the major four categories following a year when their presence was barely felt.

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Eli Garcia




Is it time to reboot North of 60? Creator, series star say it's a possibility


Sun, 9 Dec 2018 07:00:00 EST
North of 60 Tina Keeper

With the recent news that CBS is developing a revival of the beloved 1990s comedy-drama Northern Exposure, the minds of many Canadians turned to a different series: what about North of 60?

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Kang Wen




Drake, Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar part of Canadian wave set to hit the Grammys


Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:52:38 EST
Drake

Drake emerged one of the leading artists at the Grammy Awards nominations on Friday picking up seven nods, but he wasn't the lone Canadian up for the major music honour.

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host over homophobic tweets


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 22:12:04 EST
Kevin Hart

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.

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Steven Lowe




The biggest snubs and surprises from the Golden Globe nominations


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:45:24 EST
First Man

As the first major award ceremony of the season, the Golden Globes can both help or hurt a film's chances for the long Oscar race ahead.

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dead at 63


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 19:26:58 EST
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Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died 63.

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Ross Carter




Golden Globes: Vice, Black Panther, Assassination of Gianni Versace nominated


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST
2019 Golden Globes nominees

Political biopic Vice leads a diverse slate of nominees heading into the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, with this year's contenders ranging from critics' picks like The Favourite and Killing Eve to crowdpleasers such as Black Panther, A Star is Born and The Good Place.

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Ali Mirza




Rapper sues makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 12:13:52 EST
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Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of Fortnite, saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game.

The Despacito effect: Latin music dominates 2018's most watched videos


Thu, 6 Dec 2018 09:39:36 EST
Nio García, Te Boté Remix

Call it the Despacito effect, but Latin music is taking centre stage when it comes to pop music in 2018. Google and YouTube released their annual lists of the most watched music videos on YouTube in the world for the year, and eight of the top 10 are Spanish-only pop songs.

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