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Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Michelle Latimer resigns from CBC television series ‘Trickster’

Concerns raised about the accuracy of her claimed Indigenous ancestry

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Alexis Gordon walks through the garden outside the Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario on Monday November 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Alexis Gordon walks through the garden outside the Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario on Monday November 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Newfoundland and Labrador film ‘Little Orphans’ wins top prize in Whistler

WHISTLER, B.C. — A Newfoundland and Labrador film about the agonizing disorderliness…

Director Deepa Mehta poses for a photo at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto, Thursday, November 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Director Deepa Mehta poses for a photo at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto, Thursday, November 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
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’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

Most earnings came from Chinese theatres

  • Dec 21, 2020
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)
An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 4, 2019. Telefilm Canada says "14 Days 12 Nights" will compete for best international feature film at the Oscars following the disqualification of another film. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Danny Moloshok

‘14 Days 12 Nights’ chosen to complete for International feature film Oscar

MONTREAL — Telefilm Canada says “14 Days 12 Nights” will compete for…

An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 4, 2019. Telefilm Canada says "14 Days 12 Nights" will compete for best international feature film at the Oscars following the disqualification of another film. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Danny Moloshok
Former radio and television personality Eric Salvail arrives at the courthouse Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Ex-Quebec TV host Eric Salvail not guilty on three sex-related charges

MONTREAL — Eric Salvail, who used to host some of Quebec’s most…

Former radio and television personality Eric Salvail arrives at the courthouse Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet with Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, and his wife Leah in Cape Town, South Africa. The Duchess of Sussex has settled a claim against Splash News and Picture Agency, with the agency agreeing not to take any photos of her, her husband the Duke of Sussex or their son Archie, should it come out of administration, the High Court has heard. Meghan brought privacy and data protection claims against Splash in March this year over “long lens” photographs taken of her and her son in a Canadian park in January. (Henk Kruger/African News Agency via AP, Pool, File)

UK agency agrees not to photograph Duchess of Sussex, family

Meghan still suing Associated Newspapers

  • Dec 18, 2020
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet with Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, and his wife Leah in Cape Town, South Africa. The Duchess of Sussex has settled a claim against Splash News and Picture Agency, with the agency agreeing not to take any photos of her, her husband the Duke of Sussex or their son Archie, should it come out of administration, the High Court has heard. Meghan brought privacy and data protection claims against Splash in March this year over “long lens” photographs taken of her and her son in a Canadian park in January. (Henk Kruger/African News Agency via AP, Pool, File)
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. His agents said in a statement that he died in a London hospital Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 75. (AP Photo)

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, dies

Boba Fett quickly became a cult favourite

  • Dec 18, 2020
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. His agents said in a statement that he died in a London hospital Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 75. (AP Photo)
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer says she made a mistake in naming the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi as part of her ancestry without formally verifying it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer addresses questions about her Indigenous ancestry

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer addresses questions about her Indigenous ancestry

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer says she made a mistake in naming the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi as part of her ancestry without formally verifying it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This image released by Hershey Felder Presents shows Hershey Felder in character as 19th century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Florence, Italy. Felder has performed one-man shows on great composers like George Gershwin, Ludwig van Beethoven and Irving Berlin. Felder's upcoming show of Tchaikovsky on Sunday will benefit over 20 national and international theaters, arts organizations and publications. (Hershey Felder Presents via AP)

Live from Italy, Hershey Felder tells stories, helps others

Live from Italy, Hershey Felder tells stories, helps others

This image released by Hershey Felder Presents shows Hershey Felder in character as 19th century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Florence, Italy. Felder has performed one-man shows on great composers like George Gershwin, Ludwig van Beethoven and Irving Berlin. Felder's upcoming show of Tchaikovsky on Sunday will benefit over 20 national and international theaters, arts organizations and publications. (Hershey Felder Presents via AP)
Flags with the logo of the Communist Party of China fly in the breeze near a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China’s Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in nearly half a century — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Record number of journalists jailed because of their work

China is the top journalist jailer, followed by Turkey and Egypt

  • Dec 17, 2020
Flags with the logo of the Communist Party of China fly in the breeze near a launch pad at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China’s Hainan province, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Chinese technicians were making final preparations Monday for a mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in nearly half a century — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Artist and social commentator Grayson Perry is shown in a handout photo from the series “Big American Road Trip.” BBC says it will launch a new streaming service called BBC Select in Canada early next year. The ad-free subscription platform will focus on “culture, politics and ideas” programming.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BBC Studios
Artist and social commentator Grayson Perry is shown in a handout photo from the series “Big American Road Trip.” BBC says it will launch a new streaming service called BBC Select in Canada early next year. The ad-free subscription platform will focus on “culture, politics and ideas” programming.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BBC Studios
Toronto-based writer-director Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer and actors Lisa Cromarty and Michael Greyeyes are among several Canadians with projects in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Michelle Latimer among Canadians set for Sundance Film Festival

Michelle Latimer among Canadians set for Sundance Film Festival

Toronto-based writer-director Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer and actors Lisa Cromarty and Michael Greyeyes are among several Canadians with projects in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This image released by Greenwich Entertainment shows a scene from the documentary "Assassins." (Greenwich Entertainment via AP)

Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

This image released by Greenwich Entertainment shows a scene from the documentary "Assassins." (Greenwich Entertainment via AP)
The “Big Maple Leaf” coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Possible break in theft of Canadian gold coin in Germany

Coin valued at $4.45 million

  • Dec 16, 2020
The “Big Maple Leaf” coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - Singer Gloria Gaynor attends the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. Gaynor will sing her anthem, “I Will Survive” during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square as a celebration of perseverance, honoring essential workers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Gloria Gaynor to perform at Times Square New Year’s Eve

‘I Will Survive’ anthem to be featured

  • Dec 16, 2020
FILE - Singer Gloria Gaynor attends the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. Gaynor will sing her anthem, “I Will Survive” during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square as a celebration of perseverance, honoring essential workers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Peter Nygard arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Annie I. Bang

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Winnipeg under Extradition Act

WINNIPEG — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg.…

Peter Nygard arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Annie I. Bang
This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

Future releases will include a book by Meek Mill

  • Dec 15, 2020
This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)
FILE - Video Vanguard award recipient Jennifer Lopez performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 20, 2018. Lopez will help bring in the New Year with a headlining performance in New York’s Time Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” ABC and dick clark productions announced Tuesday that the pop star will perform live before the icon ball drop on Dec. 31. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be closed to the public. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

J. Lo, Billy Porter to perform at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Event to be closed to the public

  • Dec 15, 2020
FILE - Video Vanguard award recipient Jennifer Lopez performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 20, 2018. Lopez will help bring in the New Year with a headlining performance in New York’s Time Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” ABC and dick clark productions announced Tuesday that the pop star will perform live before the icon ball drop on Dec. 31. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be closed to the public. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)