Entertainment

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed on racism in Canada’s standup scene

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed is speaking out against the racism and homophobia…

CBC News host Wendy Mesley disciplined for using racist slur twice in work meetings

TORONTO — CBC News has taken disciplinary action against journalist Wendy Mesley…

Disney delays Southern California theme park reopenings

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disney is postponing the mid-July reopening of its Southern…

TIFF lays off 31 full-time staff, cuts salaries amid revenue drop

TORONTO — The organization that runs the Toronto International Film Festival says…

Oscar Peterson’s widow thrilled by petition to change metro station name

Oscar Peterson’s widow thrilled by petition to change metro station name

Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS

Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut…

  • Jun 26, 2020

‘World’s Toughest Race’ in Fiji to debut Aug. 14 on Amazon

LONDON — Bear Grylls said he was brought to tears by the…

  • Jun 25, 2020

TIFF announces first batch of films while facing financial fallout from COVID-19

TIFF announces first batch of films while facing financial fallout from COVID-19

Free ‘Do the Right Thing’ rental; Spike Lee talk offered

LOS ANGELES — “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on…

  • Jun 23, 2020

Citytv lineup includes comedy based on life of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson

TORONTO — Like other TV networks Citytv is facing a severe shortage…

Ben Mulroney steps down as ‘etalk’ anchor to make room for ‘diverse voices’

Ben Mulroney steps down as ‘etalk’ anchor to make room for ‘diverse voices’

Joel Schumacher, director of ‘St. Elmo’s Fire,’ dies at 80

Joel Schumacher, director of ‘St. Elmo’s Fire,’ dies at 80

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

NEW YORK — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and…

  • Jun 22, 2020

Beyoncé drops surprise single ‘Black Parade’ on Juneteenth

“I’m going back to the South, I’m going back where my roots ain’t watered down”

Cobain ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

Cobain used it to play tunes including “About a Girl” and “All Apologies”

‘More connected than we know:’ Cree musician sending masks to Navajo Nation

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Jacob Faithful says he knew he had to do…

‘Into the Wild’ bus removed from Alaska backcountry

JUNEAU, Alaska — An abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry, popularized by…