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A house, in need of repair, sits along East Grand Boulevard, March 8, 2021 in Detroit. Nicole Curtis, the star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict Rescue,” apparently was “scammed” when she bought the blighted Detroit home from someone who wasn’t the owner, the mayor said. The Detroit Land Bank Authority holds the title to the house. Curtis said she paid $17,000 for the property in 2017 and has spent $60,000 in repairs and other costs so far. (John Greilick/Detroit News via AP)

Detroit mayor: HGTV’s Curtis was ‘scammed’ in house deal

Courts have already ruled that the land bank is the owner

  • Mar 24, 2021

 

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Alex Kurtzman, from left, Heather Kadin, Anson Mount, Sonequa Martin-Green and Ethan Peck participate in the “Star Trek: Discovery” show panel during the CBS All Access presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. Paramount+ debuts Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. The company hopes its smorgasbord of offerings — live sports and news, reboots of its properties like “Frasier” and “Rugrats,” original shows like “Star Trek: Discovery” and the ViacomCBS library will entice viewers(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

Over the last year and a half more and more streaming services have debuted

  • Mar 4, 2021

 

Eddie Murphy, left, and Arsenio Hall appear in a scene from "Coming 2 America." (Quantrell D. Colbert/Paramount Pictures via AP)

33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda

33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda

 

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix
Christopher Plummer listens to Gordon Pinsent’s acceptance speech as he presented with the Stratford Festival Legacy Award, in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2016. Ontario-raised director Des McAnuff isn’t sure what will happen with a Canadian big-screen adaptation of “King Lear” he planned to shoot partly in Newfoundland this summer, with Christopher Plummer in the lead. But it’s the last thing on his mind as he mourns the loss of the Toronto-born acting legend, who died Friday morning at the age of 91, he says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Christopher Plummer listens to Gordon Pinsent’s acceptance speech as he presented with the Stratford Festival Legacy Award, in Toronto on Monday, September 26, 2016. Ontario-raised director Des McAnuff isn’t sure what will happen with a Canadian big-screen adaptation of “King Lear” he planned to shoot partly in Newfoundland this summer, with Christopher Plummer in the lead. But it’s the last thing on his mind as he mourns the loss of the Toronto-born acting legend, who died Friday morning at the age of 91, he says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto-based Enthusiast Gaming helped to stitch Joe Biden’s brand and message into a customized map for the wildly popular game “Fortnite.” (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Politics, meet PlayStation: how 2020 ushered in the era of campaign videogaming

Biden’s brand and message stitched into customized map for ‘Fortnite’

Toronto-based Enthusiast Gaming helped to stitch Joe Biden’s brand and message into a customized map for the wildly popular game “Fortnite.” (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Five things to know ahead of the Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show

Weeknd to perform his trademark dystopian pop tunes

  • Feb 4, 2021
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

‘Mank’ leads all Golden Globe nominees with 6

Golden Globe nominations announced

  • Feb 3, 2021
FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like…

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, NFL Super Bowl 54 football game halftime performer Jennifer Lopez answers questions at a news conference in Miami. Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation’s 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen will offer remote performances

  • Jan 15, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, NFL Super Bowl 54 football game halftime performer Jennifer Lopez answers questions at a news conference in Miami. Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation’s 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - Actress Renee Zellweger poses with her award for Best Actress for Judy, backstage at the Bafta Film Awards in central London on Feb. 2, 2020. Zellweger has earned her first Grammy nomination this year. The “Judy” soundtrack, which features Zellweger covering songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “The Trolley Song,” is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Being Judy Garland won Zellweger an Oscar. Is a Grammy next?

Zellweger did her own singing in ‘Judy’

  • Jan 1, 2021
FILE - Actress Renee Zellweger poses with her award for Best Actress for Judy, backstage at the Bafta Film Awards in central London on Feb. 2, 2020. Zellweger has earned her first Grammy nomination this year. The “Judy” soundtrack, which features Zellweger covering songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “The Trolley Song,” is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- IN this Jan. 1, 2020 file photo, fireworks for New Year’s Eve erupt over the Strip as viewed from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on in Las Vegas. If ever a year’s end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year’s festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Despite virus, thousands celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vegas

Most wore face mask, but some wore them only half-covering their face

  • Jan 1, 2021
FILE- IN this Jan. 1, 2020 file photo, fireworks for New Year’s Eve erupt over the Strip as viewed from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on in Las Vegas. If ever a year’s end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year’s festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this June 8, 2008 file photo, actress Dawn Wells arrives at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited

Wells costumes on display at The Hollywood Museum

  • Dec 31, 2020
FILE - In this June 8, 2008 file photo, actress Dawn Wells arrives at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks in Hershey, Pa. Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, that Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!” episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, concluding with a special tribute on Friday, Jan. 8. The longtime and beloved host died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Trebek’s last new ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes airing with a tribute

Trebek worked up until 10 days before he died

  • Dec 31, 2020
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks in Hershey, Pa. Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, that Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!” episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, concluding with a special tribute on Friday, Jan. 8. The longtime and beloved host died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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)
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
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

BBC to launch new subscription streaming service BBC Select in Canada next year

Specializing in ‘culture, politics and ideas’ programming

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
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)
Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Tanya Talaga’s ‘Seven Truths’ podcast ‘goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling’

Tanya Talaga’s ‘Seven Truths’ podcast ‘goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling’

Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young