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Canadian DJ Datsik cancels all shows amid sexual misconduct allegations

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:33:20 EDT

Canadian electronic music DJ Datsik has cancelled his upcoming performance dates — including a show in Toronto Friday night — after allegations of sexual misconduct against him arose on social media this week.

Toronto police confirm investigation into Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:45:02 EDT
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Toronto police confirm that the sex crimes unit has opened an investigation into Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.

Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctor's orders

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:19:24 EDT
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Aretha Franklin is cancelling two upcoming concerts on doctor's orders.

Charlize Theron calls idea of arming US teachers 'so outrageous'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:54:07 EDT
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Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous."

'I hope to be back with more stories to tell:' actor Irrfan Khan diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:17:28 EDT
2018 Sundance Film Festival - "Puzzle" Portrait Session

Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose roles in Hollywood films such as Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi have brought him fame, has been diagnosed with a tumour and is travelling overseas for treatment, he said on Friday.

Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi sentenced to jail after human trafficking conviction

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:50:18 EDT
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A popular Indian pop singer was convicted of human trafficking and cheating Friday by a court that found he took money to pretend people were in his performance troupe so they could get jobs in North America.

Shares in Snapchat owner sink after Rihanna blasts company for app ad mocking domestic abuse

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:03:58 EDT
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Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Fired conductor James Levine sues Metropolitan Opera

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:05:38 EDT

The suit accuses the company and general manager Peter Gelb of defamation and breach of contract. It seeks at least $5.8 million in damages — and "to restore Levine's name, reputation and career."

'For a word it has a lot of meaning:' Why one Hedley fan covered her tattoo

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:26:23 EDT
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Staring at her Hedley tattoo one last time, Sabrina Johnston is ready to erase everything it represents. She takes a glimpse at the black ink that reads 'Invincible,' the title of a Hedley song many fans consider among their most resonant. Johnston wants her tattoo of it gone forever.

George Lucas breaks ground on LA's Museum of Narrative Art

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:47:33 EDT
George Lucas-Museum

Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, Star Wars creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials Wednesday in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling.

He kissed Katy Perry and didn't like it, but American Idol wannabe says it wasn't harassment

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:57:30 EDT
Benjamin Glaze

Singer Katy Perry kissed a contestant on American Idol and he did not like it. But Benjamin Glaze is downplaying some backlash aimed at Perry, who is a judge on the show.

Harper Lee estate sues over Broadway's Mockingbird play

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:50:09 EDT
Harper Lee

The estate of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has sued the producer of an upcoming Broadway adaptation, arguing that writer Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the beloved novel about race relations in the Depression-era U.S. South.

The Crown's producers admit to royal pay gap: 'Going forward, no one gets paid more than the queen'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:25:38 EDT

Even royals, it seems, may suffer from the gender pay gap. British actress Claire Foy, who starred as a young Queen Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown, was paid less than her co-star, Matt Smith, according to the television show's producers.

'I just vomited forth information:' Eddie Redmayne on meeting Stephen Hawking

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:23:00 EDT
'I just vomited forth information:' Eddie Redmayne on meeting Stephen Hawking

At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Redmayne recalled how nervous he was meeting The Theory of Everything subject Stephen Hawking and how the film's team knew they'd gained the acclaimed physicist's approval.

'Technical issues' cited as Hedley downsizes venue for Thunder Bay, Ont., show

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:42:37 EDT
Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard, 33

Hedley is switching its Thunder Bay, Ont., concert this week to a smaller venue, the latest change to a rocky cross-Canada tour plagued by sexual misconduct allegations against lead singer Jacob Hoggard.

ECMA nomination withdrawal highlights debate of who is Métis

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:02:35 EDT
Maxim Cormier

The ECMAs withdrew Maxim Cormier's nomination for Indigenous Artist of the Year after determining the Chéticamp, N.S., guitarist didn't qualify.

Kathy Griffin's North American comeback tour to start in Canada

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:59:01 EDT

The beleaguered comedian has picked Toronto to open her Laugh Your Head Off tour on May 25, following the Trump photo backlash.

Paul Feig, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon latest producers to back inclusion riders

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:08:53 EDT

Prominent producers and celebrities like Paul Feig, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar acceptance speech.

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir will dance with Ellen Degeneres

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:33:48 EDT
Tessa & Scott on Ellen

Canada's figure skating darlings, ice dancers Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, are set to appear on daytime's The Ellen Degeneres Show on March 20.

New St. John's exhibit has sincere and gentle warning about environmental damage

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:08:12 EDT

Mi'kmaq artist Meagan Musseau uses plastic instead of sweetgrass to make a comment about the health of the planet, writes critic Jason Wells.

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