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FILE - Actor/comedian Charles Grodin, appears at a news conference announcing him as host of CNBC's new primetime show "Charles Grodin" in New York on Nov. 15, 1994. Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, died Tuesday at his home in Wilton, Conn. from bone marrow cancer. He was 86. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Charles Grodin, ‘Midnight Run,’ ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ star, dies

Charles Grodin, ‘Midnight Run,’ ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ star, dies

FILE - Actor/comedian Charles Grodin, appears at a news conference announcing him as host of CNBC's new primetime show "Charles Grodin" in New York on Nov. 15, 1994. Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, died Tuesday at his home in Wilton, Conn. from bone marrow cancer. He was 86. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Canadian Academy and other organizations champion Cancon through various campaigns

Canadian Academy and other organizations champion Cancon through various campaigns

“Canada’s Drag Race” took home five Canadian Screen Awards. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“Canada’s Drag Race” took home five Canadian Screen Awards. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Nathalie Emmanuel, left, and Vin Diesel in a scene from “F9.” (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)

The blockbuster movie makes a comeback this summer

Last year, summer earnings were $176 million, down 96% from 2019

  • May 18, 2021
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Nathalie Emmanuel, left, and Vin Diesel in a scene from “F9.” (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)

Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on pushing boundaries, pursuing his vision

Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on pushing boundaries, pursuing his vision

Daniel Levy, co-creator and one of the stars in the TV series "Schitt's Creek" poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Daniel Levy exploring animation, thriller and rom-com worlds post-‘Schitt’s Creek’

Daniel Levy exploring animation, thriller and rom-com worlds post-‘Schitt’s Creek’

Daniel Levy, co-creator and one of the stars in the TV series "Schitt's Creek" poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
In this photo taken on May 13, 2021, Russia's performer, Manizha, smiles during an interview after rehearsing at the Eurovision Song Contest at Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For many, the stage and global television audience of millions is a chance to express messages of inclusion, strength and positivity. Manizha has a message of strength for women in her song whose lyrics include the lines: "Every Russian Woman. Needs to know. You're strong enough to bounce against the wall." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Eurovision Song Contest returns despite coronavirus pandemic

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Pounding beats? Check. Uplifting lyrics? Check. Huge, backlit…

In this photo taken on May 13, 2021, Russia's performer, Manizha, smiles during an interview after rehearsing at the Eurovision Song Contest at Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For many, the stage and global television audience of millions is a chance to express messages of inclusion, strength and positivity. Manizha has a message of strength for women in her song whose lyrics include the lines: "Every Russian Woman. Needs to know. You're strong enough to bounce against the wall." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, Janet Jackson performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Jackson will join Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies as new members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 34th induction ceremony will take place on March 29 at Barclays Center in New York.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Janet Jackson’s ensembles from ‘Scream’ video sold for $125K

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Janet Jackson’s ensembles she wore in the…

FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, Janet Jackson performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Jackson will join Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies as new members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 34th induction ceremony will take place on March 29 at Barclays Center in New York.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
FILE - IN this Dec. 21, 2020 file photo, A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Florida's major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies after the federal government loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday, May 15, 2021 to remove their masks when they are outdoors except when they are on attractions, in line or riding a tram or other transportation.(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida’s amusement parks loosen pandemic mask requirements

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting their face…

FILE - IN this Dec. 21, 2020 file photo, A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Florida's major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies after the federal government loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday, May 15, 2021 to remove their masks when they are outdoors except when they are on attractions, in line or riding a tram or other transportation.(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
In this photo provided by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Ray Cordeiro, also known as Uncle Ray, gestures after he finished his last show "All The Way with Ray" at the studio in RTHK, the broadcaster in Hong Kong on Feb.15, 2021. After more than seven decades in radio, the 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday, May 15, 2021 with “Time to Say Goodbye,” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. (Radio Television Hong Kong via AP)

‘Well, that’s it.’ 96-year-old DJ bids farewell in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — After more than seven decades in radio, a…

In this photo provided by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Ray Cordeiro, also known as Uncle Ray, gestures after he finished his last show "All The Way with Ray" at the studio in RTHK, the broadcaster in Hong Kong on Feb.15, 2021. After more than seven decades in radio, the 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday, May 15, 2021 with “Time to Say Goodbye,” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. (Radio Television Hong Kong via AP)
FILE - This Nov. 6, 2019 file photo shows TV Kim Kardashian West at the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York. A California government worker is behind a mystery social media handle that’s been cranking out droll posts from North West’s point of view since Kim’s eldest was born seven years ago. The reveal of Natalie Franklin, 35, of Sacramento, appeared on Thursday night's “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kardashians reveal mystery behind Nori’s Black Book

NEW YORK (AP) — Kardashian fans were tickled by a big reveal:…

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2019 file photo shows TV Kim Kardashian West at the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York. A California government worker is behind a mystery social media handle that’s been cranking out droll posts from North West’s point of view since Kim’s eldest was born seven years ago. The reveal of Natalie Franklin, 35, of Sacramento, appeared on Thursday night's “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- In this April 19, 2021, file photo, people wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to test for COVID-19 at a hospital in Hyderabad, India. Misinformation about the coronavirus is surging in India as the death toll from COVID-19 rises. Fueled by anguish, distrust and political polarization, the claims are further compounding India’s crisis. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)

Misinformation surges amid India’s COVID-19 calamity

Distrust of Western vaccines and health care also driving misinformation

  • May 14, 2021
FILE- In this April 19, 2021, file photo, people wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to test for COVID-19 at a hospital in Hyderabad, India. Misinformation about the coronavirus is surging in India as the death toll from COVID-19 rises. Fueled by anguish, distrust and political polarization, the claims are further compounding India’s crisis. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)
FILE - In this Friday March 6, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry visits the Silverstone Circuit, in Towcester, England. In an episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast broadcast Thursday, May 13, 2021, Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on “The Truman Show” and “living in a zoo.” (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Harry thought about quitting royal life in his 20s

Feared his family would have to deal with the same spotlight that was on his late mother

  • May 14, 2021
FILE - In this Friday March 6, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry visits the Silverstone Circuit, in Towcester, England. In an episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast broadcast Thursday, May 13, 2021, Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on “The Truman Show” and “living in a zoo.” (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Miranda Lambert performs at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, left, and Maren Morris performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019. Lambert and Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. (AP Photo)

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms

Miranda Lambert performs at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, left, and Maren Morris performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019. Lambert and Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. (AP Photo)
This image released by Netflix shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from "Halston," premiering Friday. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)

Ewan McGregor won’t soon forget his fashion turn as Halston

Ewan McGregor won’t soon forget his fashion turn as Halston

This image released by Netflix shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from "Halston," premiering Friday. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)
FILE - Contestant Lauren Spencer-Smith on an episode of ABC’s American Idol. (American Idol/ABC photo)

‘American Idol’ contestant exits show amid video controversy

A 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant has dropped out of the singing competition…

  • May 13, 2021
FILE - Contestant Lauren Spencer-Smith on an episode of ABC’s American Idol. (American Idol/ABC photo)
FILE - Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” in Burbank, Calif. on May 24, 2016. DeGeneres, who has seen ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided her upcoming season next year will be the last. It coincides with the end of her contract. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

Viewership dropped by 1.1 million people this season

  • May 13, 2021
FILE - Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” in Burbank, Calif. on May 24, 2016. DeGeneres, who has seen ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided her upcoming season next year will be the last. It coincides with the end of her contract. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In tis March 15, 1999 file photo, The Staple Singers, from left, Pervis, Cleotha, Pops, Mavis, and Yvonne pose at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in The Staple Singers, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at his home in Dalton, Ill., a spokesman for sister Mavis Staples, said Wednesday, May 12 , 2021. He was 85. (AP Photo/Albert Ferreira, File)

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

FILE - In tis March 15, 1999 file photo, The Staple Singers, from left, Pervis, Cleotha, Pops, Mavis, and Yvonne pose at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in The Staple Singers, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at his home in Dalton, Ill., a spokesman for sister Mavis Staples, said Wednesday, May 12 , 2021. He was 85. (AP Photo/Albert Ferreira, File)
Bob Ezrin celebrates his award for Producer of the Year at the JUNO Gala dinner in Calgary, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Ezrin is one of 24 people who will be honoured at the SOCAN Awards later this month for helping raise the profile of Canadian-made music.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

Bob Ezrin celebrates his award for Producer of the Year at the JUNO Gala dinner in Calgary, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Ezrin is one of 24 people who will be honoured at the SOCAN Awards later this month for helping raise the profile of Canadian-made music.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Songbird Uncaged: Celine Dion readies return to Las Vegas stage for 10-date run

Songbird Uncaged: Celine Dion readies return to Las Vegas stage for 10-date run

Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot