Entertainment

Film explores Ronstadt’s life, wide-ranging music career

NEW YORK — Between the Kennedy Center Honors and a CNN documentary…

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to…

Encore no more? Musicians debate if forced concert callbacks are out of style

TORONTO — Punk rockers Pup insist there’s a time and place for…

Pop culture in 2010s marked gains in diversity, inclusion

NEW YORK — When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure…

Sorry, not sorry: Justin Bieber announces new album, tour and documentary series

TORONTO — Justin Bieber delivered an early Christmas gift to fans on…

Drake re-releases music video after ‘chair girl’ cameo causes controversy

TORONTO — There’s a new version of Drake’s latest music video, this…

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An…

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

NEW YORK — A dancer born with one hand is the first…

Rapper DaBaby detained hours after toy giveaway, concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was detained in North Carolina hours…

Queen Elizabeth II to admit ‘bumpy’ year in Christmas speech

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and…

Francois Girard on melding music, history, sorrow in ‘The Song of Names’

TORONTO — Adapting a historical novel for the screen is tricky enough…

Q&A: Director Sam Mendes on making ‘1917’ in one long take

NEW YORK — After the juggling act of two Bond films, with…

San Francisco musical, longest running in US, to hang up hat

SAN FRANCISCO — When you think of America’s longest-running musicals, Broadway favourites…

Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore drew on Toronto roots for ‘Song of Names’

TORONTO — As a Jewish child in Toronto, composer Howard Shore relished…

2019 Breakthrough Entertainer: A star-making year for Majors

NEW YORK — How is a great actor made? For Jonathan Majors,…

  • Dec 20, 2019

Author JK Rowling draws criticism for transgender comments

NEW YORK — J.K. Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender…

  • Dec 20, 2019

Toronto family’s Beastie Boys holiday tribute video draws online fans

TORONTO — A Toronto family’s Beastie Boys-inspired holiday video is spreading intergalactic…

Newcomers Russell and Ackie know the weight of ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES — The latest “Star War” trilogy might be drawing to…

  • Dec 19, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg dons Manitoba artist’s necklace honouring missing Indigenous women

A Manitoba artist says she’s quitting her day job after Whoopi Goldberg…

Breakthrough Entertainer: Ferreira’s 2019 has been surreal

LOS ANGELES — Barbie Ferreira has been hearing countless variations on the…

  • Dec 18, 2019