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A scene from ‘Wildhood’ is shown in this undated handout photo. An Indigenous Two-Spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel “Scarborough” are among the Canadian additions to September’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Riley Smith Photo
A scene from ‘Wildhood’ is shown in this undated handout photo. An Indigenous Two-Spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel “Scarborough” are among the Canadian additions to September’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Riley Smith Photo
Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and "The Simpsons," Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the "home of the white squirrel." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris

‘Simpsons’ writer on mining Ontario roots for ’80s film, running afoul of Morrissey

‘Simpsons’ writer on mining Ontario roots for ’80s film, running afoul of Morrissey

Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and "The Simpsons," Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the "home of the white squirrel." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris
FILE - Dusty Hill, left, and Billy Gibbons from U.S rock band ZZ Top perform at the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England, June 24, 2016. ZZ Top has announced that Hill, one of the Texas blues trio's bearded figures and bassist, has died at his Houston home. He was 72. In a Facebook post, bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard revealed Wednesday, July 29, 2021, that Hill had died in his sleep. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

FILE - Dusty Hill, left, and Billy Gibbons from U.S rock band ZZ Top perform at the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England, June 24, 2016. ZZ Top has announced that Hill, one of the Texas blues trio's bearded figures and bassist, has died at his Houston home. He was 72. In a Facebook post, bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard revealed Wednesday, July 29, 2021, that Hill had died in his sleep. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and “The Simpsons,” Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the “home of the white squirrel.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris

‘Simpsons’ writer on mining Ontario roots for ’80s film, running afoul of Morrissey

‘The Exchange’ available in select theatres and across digital and on-demand platforms Friday

Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and “The Simpsons,” Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the “home of the white squirrel.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris
Pauline Bauer leans against a wooden statue outside Bob’s Trading Post, her restaurant in Hamilton, Pa., Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Bauer is one of more than 540 people charged with federal crimes stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

Capitol riot arrest of restaurant owner rattles hometown

Swift backlash has greeted riot suspects

  • Jul 28, 2021
Pauline Bauer leans against a wooden statue outside Bob’s Trading Post, her restaurant in Hamilton, Pa., Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Bauer is one of more than 540 people charged with federal crimes stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
FILE - Bill T. Jones attends the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in New York. This summer, the influential Black choreographer Jones and Alvin Ailey are the subject of documentaries: "Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" and "Ailey." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Twin documentaries spotlight dance legends Ailey and Jones

Twin documentaries spotlight dance legends Ailey and Jones

FILE - Bill T. Jones attends the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in New York. This summer, the influential Black choreographer Jones and Alvin Ailey are the subject of documentaries: "Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" and "Ailey." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is seen, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Atlanta. Recording artist Kanye West has been living inside the stadium while working on his new album. A representative for the performer said West planned to remain inside to complete “Donda,” his 10th studio album. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Kanye West living in Atlanta stadium to work on new album

‘Donda’ is now due out Aug. 6

  • Jul 27, 2021
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is seen, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Atlanta. Recording artist Kanye West has been living inside the stadium while working on his new album. A representative for the performer said West planned to remain inside to complete “Donda,” his 10th studio album. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
Jon Hamm arrives on the red carpet for the film “Lucy in the Sky” at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 11, 2019. Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and Awkwafina have joined this week’s Just for Laughs Montreal virtual awards show. Organizers say the actors are among the special celebrity guests in the online event, which will stream for free across Canada this Wednesday on the festival website, hahaha.com. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Awkwafina join Montreal’s Just for Laughs virtual awards show

Just For Laughs Montreal kicked off Monday with online and in-person programming

Jon Hamm arrives on the red carpet for the film “Lucy in the Sky” at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 11, 2019. Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and Awkwafina have joined this week’s Just for Laughs Montreal virtual awards show. Organizers say the actors are among the special celebrity guests in the online event, which will stream for free across Canada this Wednesday on the festival website, hahaha.com. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Susan Kent, left to right, Shaun Majumder, Cathy Jones and Mark Critch, of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" pose on the red carpet at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Cathy Jones says COVID-19 views didn’t cause discord in her final ‘22 Minutes’ season

Cathy Jones says COVID-19 views didn’t cause discord in her final ‘22 Minutes’ season

Susan Kent, left to right, Shaun Majumder, Cathy Jones and Mark Critch, of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" pose on the red carpet at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, Kazuo Ishiguro, laureate in literature delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm. Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is among 13 authors named Tuesday July 27, 2021, in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction, with the winner scheduled to be announced Nov. 3. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency FILE via AP)

Ishiguro, Powers among contenders for fiction’s Booker Prize

Ishiguro, Powers among contenders for fiction’s Booker Prize

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, Kazuo Ishiguro, laureate in literature delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm. Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is among 13 authors named Tuesday July 27, 2021, in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction, with the winner scheduled to be announced Nov. 3. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency FILE via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 file photo, Irish singer Ronan Keating arrives for the Laureus Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Keating has accepted “substantial damages” from a British tabloid newspaper publisher over phone hacking it was reported on Monday, July 26, 2021. The former member of boyband Boyzone is the latest in a long list of celebrities whose voicemail messages were intercepted by the News of the World more than a decade ago. Keating’s lawyer told a High Court hearing that the singer had identified a number of “suspicious” articles published between 1996 and 2011 which contained his private information. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File)

Singer Keating accepts damages in tabloid phone hacking case

LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Ronan Keating on Monday accepted “substantial damages”…

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 file photo, Irish singer Ronan Keating arrives for the Laureus Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Keating has accepted “substantial damages” from a British tabloid newspaper publisher over phone hacking it was reported on Monday, July 26, 2021. The former member of boyband Boyzone is the latest in a long list of celebrities whose voicemail messages were intercepted by the News of the World more than a decade ago. Keating’s lawyer told a High Court hearing that the singer had identified a number of “suspicious” articles published between 1996 and 2011 which contained his private information. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File)
FILE - Actress Penelope Cruz, left, and director Pedro Almodovar pose for photographers at the photo call for the film "Pain and Glory" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. The Venice Film Festival is kicking off its 78th edition on Sept. 1, 2021, on the Lido with the premiere of Almodóvar’s “Madres Paralelas,” starring Cruz. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel’ set for Venice Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres…

FILE - Actress Penelope Cruz, left, and director Pedro Almodovar pose for photographers at the photo call for the film "Pain and Glory" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. The Venice Film Festival is kicking off its 78th edition on Sept. 1, 2021, on the Lido with the premiere of Almodóvar’s “Madres Paralelas,” starring Cruz. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Movie goers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto on October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

On a quiet weekend, ‘Old’ tops, ‘Snake Eyes’ sinks

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” easily won a slower weekend at the North…

Movie goers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto on October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002, file photo, comic Jackie Mason addresses the media at Zanie's comedy club in Chicago about the club's decision to cancel comic Ray Hanania's appearance. Mason, a rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty brand of standup comedy got laughs from nightclubs in the Catskills to West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manhattan, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told The New York Times. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera, File)

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

NEW YORK — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup…

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002, file photo, comic Jackie Mason addresses the media at Zanie's comedy club in Chicago about the club's decision to cancel comic Ray Hanania's appearance. Mason, a rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty brand of standup comedy got laughs from nightclubs in the Catskills to West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manhattan, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told The New York Times. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday, July 23, 2021, asked a judge for permission to admit what they said was evidence for which Kelly has not been charged, at his upcoming sex-trafficking trial in Brooklyn. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Prosecutors air more claims in R. Kelly case; 1 involves boy

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking case say…

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday, July 23, 2021, asked a judge for permission to admit what they said was evidence for which Kelly has not been charged, at his upcoming sex-trafficking trial in Brooklyn. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
FILE - In this July 6, 2005 file photo, James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer’s estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the agreement was reached July 9. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a…

FILE - In this July 6, 2005 file photo, James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer’s estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the agreement was reached July 9. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Features from Deragh Campbell, Fab Filippo among those getting Telefilm Canada funds

Features from Deragh Campbell, Fab Filippo among those getting Telefilm Canada funds