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Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. She is encouraged by the opportunity to bring an issue crucial to her and other Native women to a major network, she said, calling producers sincere in their efforts. (Tony Butler via AP)

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. She is encouraged by the opportunity to bring an issue crucial to her and other Native women to a major network, she said, calling producers sincere in their efforts. (Tony Butler via AP)
FILE - In this image taken from video, choreographer Melanie Hamrick appears at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest ballet scholarship competition, on April 18, 2019, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, "Porte Rouge" (Red Door). Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres on Wednesday. The event will treat ballet-starved fans to dancers from America’s top companies performing excerpts of classical ballets like “Romeo and Juliet, “The Nutcracker” and “Don Quixote.” (AP Photo/Aron Ranen, File)

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

FILE - In this image taken from video, choreographer Melanie Hamrick appears at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest ballet scholarship competition, on April 18, 2019, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, "Porte Rouge" (Red Door). Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres on Wednesday. The event will treat ballet-starved fans to dancers from America’s top companies performing excerpts of classical ballets like “Romeo and Juliet, “The Nutcracker” and “Don Quixote.” (AP Photo/Aron Ranen, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Justin Bieber: Seasons.” Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff working in the capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his song “Holy” in a bid to top the Christmas chart. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

A special version of ’Holy’

  • Dec 14, 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Justin Bieber: Seasons.” Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff working in the capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his song “Holy” in a bid to top the Christmas chart. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Christmas and New Year’s Eve shows, featuring Canadian talent, will be available to stream. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Christmas and New Year’s Eve shows, featuring Canadian talent, will be available to stream. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 3, 2016. Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86

NEW YORK — Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar…

FILE - Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 3, 2016. Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
This combination photo shows FKA twigs, left, at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles and Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of "The Peanut Butter Falcon" during the London Film Festival on Oct. 3, 2019. FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, alleging that LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during a relationship in 2018 and 2019, saying the experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old actor. (AP Photo)

FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf, alleging abusive relationship

LOS ANGELES — Singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that…

This combination photo shows FKA twigs, left, at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles and Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of "The Peanut Butter Falcon" during the London Film Festival on Oct. 3, 2019. FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, alleging that LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during a relationship in 2018 and 2019, saying the experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old actor. (AP Photo)
This image released by Lifetime shows Tzi Ma, right, in a scene from "A Sugar & Spice Holiday." The TV film, featuring a mostly Asian cast, premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8pm ET/PT. (Kailey Schwerman/Lifetime via AP)

Diverse TV holiday season includes all-Asian Lifetime movie

In one scene from the Lifetime TV movie, “A Sugar & Spice…

This image released by Lifetime shows Tzi Ma, right, in a scene from "A Sugar & Spice Holiday." The TV film, featuring a mostly Asian cast, premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8pm ET/PT. (Kailey Schwerman/Lifetime via AP)

Toronto actor Lamar Johnson says ‘Your Honor’ is his ‘most vulnerable’ onscreen role

Toronto actor Lamar Johnson says ‘Your Honor’ is his ‘most vulnerable’ onscreen role

Disney Plus to hike monthly price by $3 in Canada, introduces new Star service

Disney Plus to hike monthly price by $3 in Canada, introduces new Star service

This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios’ shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper…

This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios’ shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Black Widow.” (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
This combination photo shows the cover of “Afterparties,” left, and a portrait of author Anthony Veasna So. The author of the highly anticipated debut story collection to be published in August, has died. So was 28. His death was announced Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, by his publisher, Ecco. (Chris Sackes, right, and Ecco via AP)

Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

NEW YORK — The author of a highly anticipated debut story collection…

This combination photo shows the cover of “Afterparties,” left, and a portrait of author Anthony Veasna So. The author of the highly anticipated debut story collection to be published in August, has died. So was 28. His death was announced Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, by his publisher, Ecco. (Chris Sackes, right, and Ecco via AP)
FILE - BTS attends the 2019 Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2019. Time magazine named the South Korean group its 2020 Entertainer of the Year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Time magazine names BTS its Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK — BTS has had more than just a “Dynamite” year…

FILE - BTS attends the 2019 Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2019. Time magazine named the South Korean group its 2020 Entertainer of the Year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
A man wearing a face mask browses books at Vancouver Public Library's central branch after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A recent survey suggests that many Canadian publishers are expecting to see sales revenues slashed nearly in half this year as the COVID-19 crisis has made it harder for readers to find homegrown titles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dozens of Canadian publishers project at least a 40 per cent revenue hit, survey says

Dozens of Canadian publishers project at least a 40 per cent revenue hit, survey says

A man wearing a face mask browses books at Vancouver Public Library's central branch after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A recent survey suggests that many Canadian publishers are expecting to see sales revenues slashed nearly in half this year as the COVID-19 crisis has made it harder for readers to find homegrown titles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The combination photo shows book cover art for "The Wheatfield" by Stephen Lang and illustrations by The Bros. Smith, left, and a portrait of Lang. (Applewood Books via AP, left, and AP Photo)

Stephen Lang weaves tale of bonding amid Gettysburg horrors

Stephen Lang weaves tale of bonding amid Gettysburg horrors

The combination photo shows book cover art for "The Wheatfield" by Stephen Lang and illustrations by The Bros. Smith, left, and a portrait of Lang. (Applewood Books via AP, left, and AP Photo)
Taylor Swift was shut out of the Grammy’s album of the year category in a story Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Taylor Swift drops new album

Taylor Swift fans are getting a double reason to celebrate this year…

Taylor Swift was shut out of the Grammy’s album of the year category in a story Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. “Queen of Soul” Franklin and Nobel laureate and “Beloved” author Toni Morrison will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 as part of a posthumous class of Black honorees that also includes Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were widely used in biomedical research; Barbara Hillary, the first Black woman to travel to both the North and South Pole, and civil rights activists Barbara Rose Johns Powell and Mary Church Terrell. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Women’s Hall of Fame honours Aretha Franklin, Morrison, Lacks

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin and Nobel laureate…

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. “Queen of Soul” Franklin and Nobel laureate and “Beloved” author Toni Morrison will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 as part of a posthumous class of Black honorees that also includes Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were widely used in biomedical research; Barbara Hillary, the first Black woman to travel to both the North and South Pole, and civil rights activists Barbara Rose Johns Powell and Mary Church Terrell. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
File photo from The Canadian Press

SiriusXM, Howard Stern sign five-year contract extension

NEW YORK — Howard Stern has reached a five-year deal with SiriusXM…

File photo from The Canadian Press
This image released by Netflix shows George Clooney in a scene from “The Midnight Sky.” (Philippe Antonello/Netflix via AP)

Clooney honoured by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian

George Clooney’s co-stars, friends and collaborators gathered virtually to share anecdotes and…

This image released by Netflix shows George Clooney in a scene from “The Midnight Sky.” (Philippe Antonello/Netflix via AP)
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister makes his way to a press conference at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2019. The Manitoba government is launching a new program, offering grants to organizations that offer remote programming like live-streamed performances, to help people stay at home over the winter during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba government offers money for online performances so people will stay home

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is hoping that free online entertainment and…

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister makes his way to a press conference at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2019. The Manitoba government is launching a new program, offering grants to organizations that offer remote programming like live-streamed performances, to help people stay at home over the winter during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
FILE - In this May 12, 2018, file photo, director Christopher Nolan poses during a photo call at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France. Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to send all of its films to HBO Max in 2021. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Christopher Nolan calls Warner’s streaming plan ‘a mess’

Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out…

FILE - In this May 12, 2018, file photo, director Christopher Nolan poses during a photo call at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France. Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to send all of its films to HBO Max in 2021. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)