Entertainment

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

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

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…

Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

NEW YORK — As protests erupted across the country following the death…

  • Jun 19, 2020

World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103

LONDON — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded…

  • Jun 18, 2020

Mutonji and Ruban take Trillium Book Awards, Ontario’s top literary prize

TORONTO — Tea Mutonji’s “Shut Up You’re Pretty,” has been named the…

Kimmel to host Emmys, first major awards show of pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards…

  • Jun 17, 2020

Canine cuddles allowed on set of TV series ‘Hudson & Rex’ despite COVID measures

TORONTO — Production gets underway next month on a new season of…

Jessie Reyez, the Weeknd, Daniel Caesar named to long list for Polaris Prize

TORONTO — New albums from the Weeknd, Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez…

Warner Bros to hold massive virtual event for DC Comics fans

LOS ANGELES — Comic-Con may be cancelled this year, but Warner Bros.…

  • Jun 16, 2020

Beyoncé wants officers charged in black woman’s death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beyoncé has joined the call for charges against officers…

  • Jun 15, 2020