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Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Joe and Jill Biden to appear on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

New Year’s Eve celebration on ABC

  • Dec 30, 2020
Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
FILE - In this May 3, 2005 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin presents his exhibition "Design and Fashion 1950- 2005" at the academy for arts in Vienna, Austria. France's Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

FILE - In this May 3, 2005 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin presents his exhibition "Design and Fashion 1950- 2005" at the academy for arts in Vienna, Austria. France's Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” available Friday on Apple TV+. (Apple TV+ via AP)

A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart

NEW YORK — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39…

Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” available Friday on Apple TV+. (Apple TV+ via AP)
This photo provided by Pyramide Films, shows a scene from the film “You Will Die at Twenty.” For the first time, Sudan has a contender for the Oscars. The film ‘You Will Die at Twenty’ based on a short story by Sudanese novelist Hammour Ziyada, is competing for the Best International Feature film at the Academy Awards.

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Movie met with commendations from inside the region

  • Dec 29, 2020
This photo provided by Pyramide Films, shows a scene from the film “You Will Die at Twenty.” For the first time, Sudan has a contender for the Oscars. The film ‘You Will Die at Twenty’ based on a short story by Sudanese novelist Hammour Ziyada, is competing for the Best International Feature film at the Academy Awards.
FILE - In this May 3, 2005 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin presents his exhibition “Design and Fashion 1950- 2005” at the academy for arts in Vienna, Austria. France’s Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Maverick French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Fine Arts Academy announced his death in a tweet

  • Dec 29, 2020
FILE - In this May 3, 2005 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin presents his exhibition “Design and Fashion 1950- 2005” at the academy for arts in Vienna, Austria. France’s Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actor Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin was released from federal prison in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending…

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actor Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin was released from federal prison in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M

NEW YORK — Despite premiering simultaneously by streaming service, “Wonder Woman 1984”…

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
FILE - This Dec. 17, 2004, file photo shows the rear entrance to pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch home in Santa Ynez, Calif. Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle. Burkle’s spokesman said in an email Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, that Burkle bought the 2,700-acre property near Santa Barbara, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has found a…

FILE - This Dec. 17, 2004, file photo shows the rear entrance to pop star Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch home in Santa Ynez, Calif. Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle. Burkle’s spokesman said in an email Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, that Burkle bought the 2,700-acre property near Santa Barbara, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

From ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Star Wars,’ Jenkins’ rise continues

Years ago, Chris Pine turned “Wonder Woman” down. Then Patty Jenkins came…

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, Leslie West of Mountain performs during the Heroes of Woodstock concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y., marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock concert. West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 75. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

LOS ANGELES — Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several…

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, Leslie West of Mountain performs during the Heroes of Woodstock concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y., marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock concert. West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 75. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
People take a break in a park at the Petit Champlain district in old historic Quebec City, decorated for Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Ontario shuts down Christmas lights drive-thrus early under new lockdown measures

TORONTO — Drive-thru Christmas light festivals will be going dark in Ontario…

People take a break in a park at the Petit Champlain district in old historic Quebec City, decorated for Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Delayed recovery after March 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear plant

  • Dec 24, 2020
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)

Review: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ joins mid-life crisis, jazz fantasia

‘A a wondrous whirligig of daily life”

  • Dec 24, 2020
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)
FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, model Stella Tennant poses during a photocall before Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection presented in Paris. Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The family asked for their privacy to be respected and said Tennant was “a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all.” Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, model Stella Tennant poses during a photocall before Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection presented in Paris. Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The family asked for their privacy to be respected and said Tennant was “a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all.” Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
This image released by Netflix shows actor-director George Clooney, left, and actress Tiffany Boone on the set of "The Midnight Sky." (Philippe Antonello/Netflix via AP)

Q&A: Clooney on ‘Midnight Sky’ and his twilight as an actor

NEW YORK — How has George Clooney been handling isolation? Aside from…

This image released by Netflix shows actor-director George Clooney, left, and actress Tiffany Boone on the set of "The Midnight Sky." (Philippe Antonello/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan in a scene from the film “Promising Young Woman.” (Focus Features via AP)

Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Emerald Fennell wanted to write about female rage. Before #MeToo became ubiquitous,…

This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan in a scene from the film “Promising Young Woman.” (Focus Features via AP)
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hamilton-born film animator Trevor Jimenez is shown in a handout photo.The heart-tugging existential themes in Pixar’s new film “Soul” resonated deeply with its Canadian story supervisor, Jimenez. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Hamilton-born film animator Trevor Jimenez is shown in a handout photo.The heart-tugging existential themes in Pixar’s new film “Soul” resonated deeply with its Canadian story supervisor, Jimenez. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

NFB pulls ‘Inconvenient Indian’ from Sundance Film Festival and further distribution

NFB pulls ‘Inconvenient Indian’ from Sundance Film Festival and further distribution

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Alecia Aichelle, of Red Deer, has a new Christmas song out on YouTube, One Wish. (Photo courtesy YouTube).

Two Red Deer singers offer different local fare for the holidays

Alecia Aichelle and Ivan Daines each have solo tunes out on YouTube

Alecia Aichelle, of Red Deer, has a new Christmas song out on YouTube, One Wish. (Photo courtesy YouTube).