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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, magician James Randi participates in the “An Honest Liar” panel at the PBS Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Canadian-born James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Randi targeted those he saw as frauds

  • Oct 22, 2020
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, magician James Randi participates in the “An Honest Liar” panel at the PBS Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The Florida-based James Randi Educational Foundation announced its founder died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 92. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix Inc. (NFLX) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 reported third-quarter net income of $790 million. The Los Gatos, California-based company said it had profit of $1.74 per share. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix reports a summer slump in subscriber growth

Added 28 million subscribers in the first nine months of the year

  • Oct 21, 2020
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix Inc. (NFLX) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 reported third-quarter net income of $790 million. The Los Gatos, California-based company said it had profit of $1.74 per share. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Stratford Police sit outside the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ont., Monday, May 28, 2018. To binge or not to binge will be the question for Shakespeare fans as the renowned Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario launches its own streaming service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Stratford Police sit outside the Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ont., Monday, May 28, 2018. To binge or not to binge will be the question for Shakespeare fans as the renowned Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario launches its own streaming service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
An NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York is seen on May 10, 2017. The latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” had a Canadian-themed sketch, complete with references to Drake, “Degrassi” and the CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
An NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York is seen on May 10, 2017. The latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” had a Canadian-themed sketch, complete with references to Drake, “Degrassi” and the CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hall of the courthouse as he arrives for the beginning of his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon walks the hall of the courthouse as he arrives for the beginning of his sexual assault trial in Montreal on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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, Colm Feore among those in inaugural slate of Canadian Audible Originals

Debut slate has mostly podcasts but also audio series and audiobooks

Writer Tanya Talaga poses for a portrait during promotional day for Audible Podcasts in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Actor Jon Cryer shows off his wedding ring that was found by a professional ring-finding service in Vancouver, B.C., in a Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Ring Finders, Chris Turner
Actor Jon Cryer shows off his wedding ring that was found by a professional ring-finding service in Vancouver, B.C., in a Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Ring Finders, Chris Turner
In this image provided by Kaitlyn Yang, Yang poses for a photo on the set of “Polaris Primetime.” Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Kaitlyn Yang via AP)

Women outwit Hollywood bias with help from industry insiders

Women comprise only 6 per cent of visual effects supervisors

  • Oct 8, 2020
In this image provided by Kaitlyn Yang, Yang poses for a photo on the set of “Polaris Primetime.” Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Kaitlyn Yang via AP)
This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Netflix Canada increases prices for its monthly standard, premium plans

New members will see updated prices effective immediately

This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
This image released by NBS shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
This image released by NBS shows Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on “Saturday Night Live” in New York on Oct. 3, 2020. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
Gil Adamson is a Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalist, in a Oct. 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Gil Adamson is a Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalist, in a Oct. 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This image released by Cinemax shows Dustin Nguyen in a scene from the drama series “Warrior.” The historical drama inspired by Bruce Lee’s original idea premieres its second season on Friday. (Cinemax via AP)

TV’s ‘Warrior’ latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway

Leading man Andrew Koji knew little about Lee

  • Oct 2, 2020
This image released by Cinemax shows Dustin Nguyen in a scene from the drama series “Warrior.” The historical drama inspired by Bruce Lee’s original idea premieres its second season on Friday. (Cinemax via AP)
FILE - This Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Teigen and Legend have revealed the “deep pain” they are feeling, over the loss of their unborn baby following pregnancy complications. Teigen announced their loss on her social media accounts early Thursday, Sept. 30, saying they were “driving home from the hospital with no baby. This is unreal.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve their miscarriage

‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about’

  • Oct 2, 2020
FILE - This Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Teigen and Legend have revealed the “deep pain” they are feeling, over the loss of their unborn baby following pregnancy complications. Teigen announced their loss on her social media accounts early Thursday, Sept. 30, saying they were “driving home from the hospital with no baby. This is unreal.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor Uncut’ is a chilling look at surveillance, identity

Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor Uncut’ is a chilling look at surveillance, identity

Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor Uncut’ is a chilling look at surveillance, identity

Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor Uncut’ is a chilling look at surveillance, identity
Steve Harvey poses for a portrait on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in Atlanta. Harvey says his daytime talk show being canceled by NBC opened up new doors with Facebook Watch. The comedian launched “Steve on Watch” on the streaming platform. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)

Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

Launches new talk show ‘Steve on Watch’

  • Sep 29, 2020
Steve Harvey poses for a portrait on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in Atlanta. Harvey says his daytime talk show being canceled by NBC opened up new doors with Facebook Watch. The comedian launched “Steve on Watch” on the streaming platform. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
Carnival parade floats sit unfinished in the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school workshop, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Sept. 24, said it has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Virus disrupting Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

Brazil’s first confirmed COVID case was Feb. 26, one day after this year’s Carnival ended

  • Sep 25, 2020
Carnival parade floats sit unfinished in the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school workshop, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Sept. 24, said it has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin listens to a question during a news conference on her retirement, in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Beverley McLachlin remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg in award-winning memoir

Trump and Senate Republicans charge forward with plans to fill the court vacancy

Outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin listens to a question during a news conference on her retirement, in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Ryan Reynolds poses on the red carpet during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 16, 2015. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

Talks to start with Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney

  • Sep 24, 2020
Ryan Reynolds poses on the red carpet during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 16, 2015. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on ‘silver lining’ of a ‘strange’ year

CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on ‘silver lining’ of a ‘strange’ year

CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on ‘silver lining’ of a ‘strange’ year

CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on ‘silver lining’ of a ‘strange’ year
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1980, file photo, a crowd gathers outside the Dakota apartment building after John Lennon, who lived there, was shot hours earlier in front of the building when returning home on the evening of Dec. 8. Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed Lennon, said he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for the “despicable” act. Chapman made the comments in response to questions last month from a parole board, which denied him parole for an 11th time. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)

Lennon’s killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

Parole denied an 11th time

  • Sep 23, 2020
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1980, file photo, a crowd gathers outside the Dakota apartment building after John Lennon, who lived there, was shot hours earlier in front of the building when returning home on the evening of Dec. 8. Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed Lennon, said he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for the “despicable” act. Chapman made the comments in response to questions last month from a parole board, which denied him parole for an 11th time. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)