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TIFF has let go 31 employees, representing about 17 per cent of full-time staff, in a June 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TIFF lays off 31 full-time staff, cuts salaries amid revenue drop

TORONTO — The organization that runs the Toronto International Film Festival says…

TIFF has let go 31 employees, representing about 17 per cent of full-time staff, in a June 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“Transplant,” starring Hamza Haq as a Syrian doctor building a new life in Canada, is preparing for a second season, in a June 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“Transplant,” starring Hamza Haq as a Syrian doctor building a new life in Canada, is preparing for a second season, in a June 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The American Film Institute will host the discussion with director Spike Lee Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on its YouTube channel, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Free ‘Do the Right Thing’ rental; Spike Lee talk offered

LOS ANGELES — “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on…

  • Jun 23, 2020
The American Film Institute will host the discussion with director Spike Lee Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on its YouTube channel, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The Citytv 2020/2021 schedule includes NBC’s ”Young Rock,” which is based on the formative years of Dwayne Johnson, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Citytv lineup includes comedy based on life of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson

TORONTO — Like other TV networks Citytv is facing a severe shortage…

The Citytv 2020/2021 schedule includes NBC’s ”Young Rock,” which is based on the formative years of Dwayne Johnson, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Dwayne Johnson will host Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert on June 27. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

NEW YORK — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and…

  • Jun 22, 2020
Dwayne Johnson will host Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert on June 27. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Ben Mulroney told his co-hosts he hopes his “etalk” replacement is Black, Indigenous or a person of colour, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ben Mulroney steps down as ‘etalk’ anchor to make room for ‘diverse voices’

TORONTO — CTV says Ben Mulroney will step down as anchor of…

Ben Mulroney told his co-hosts he hopes his “etalk” replacement is Black, Indigenous or a person of colour, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Hollywood’s diversity and inclusion record has improved in recent years, but it still lags behind the population, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

NEW YORK — As protests erupted across the country following the death…

  • Jun 19, 2020
Hollywood’s diversity and inclusion record has improved in recent years, but it still lags behind the population, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Dame Vera Lynn hosted a wildly popular BBC radio show during the war in which she sent messages to British troops abroad and performed the songs they requested, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103

LONDON — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded…

  • Jun 18, 2020
Dame Vera Lynn hosted a wildly popular BBC radio show during the war in which she sent messages to British troops abroad and performed the songs they requested, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmys, in a June 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Kimmel to host Emmys, first major awards show of pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards…

  • Jun 17, 2020
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmys, in a June 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
“Hudson & Rex” marks one of the first Canadian narrative TV series to resume production in the midst of the pandemic, in a June 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canine cuddles allowed on set of TV series ‘Hudson & Rex’ despite COVID measures

TORONTO — Production gets underway next month on a new season of…

“Hudson & Rex” marks one of the first Canadian narrative TV series to resume production in the midst of the pandemic, in a June 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Jessie Reyez is among artists vying for The Polaris Music Prize given to the artist or group that created the best Canadian album of the previous year, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Jessie Reyez, the Weeknd, Daniel Caesar named to long list for Polaris Prize

TORONTO — New albums from the Weeknd, Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez…

Jessie Reyez is among artists vying for The Polaris Music Prize given to the artist or group that created the best Canadian album of the previous year, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead on Sunday, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, found dead

MUMBAI, India — Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead…

  • Jun 15, 2020
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead on Sunday, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The 1975 Fawlty Towers episode “The Germans” has been withdrawn from a U.K. streaming service because of numerous racial slurs, in a June 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Episode of UK sitcom Fawlty Towers pulled over racist slurs

LONDON — One of the most memorable episodes of one of the…

The 1975 Fawlty Towers episode “The Germans” has been withdrawn from a U.K. streaming service because of numerous racial slurs, in a June 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to Lady A, in a June 11, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Country group Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A

NASHVILLE — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to…

  • Jun 12, 2020
Country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to Lady A, in a June 11, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Jake Gold started working with the Hip in 1986 and managed the band as it built a strong following, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Jake Gold returns to Hip fold to manage assets, help unearth old recordings

After serving as manager of the Tragically Hip for over half of…

Jake Gold started working with the Hip in 1986 and managed the band as it built a strong following, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
CBC News host Wendy Mesley said she was “careless” with her language, in a June 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CBC host Wendy Mesley apologizes for using a certain word in discussion on race

TORONTO — CBC News host Wendy Mesley says she’s sorry and “deeply…

CBC News host Wendy Mesley said she was “careless” with her language, in a June 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
“Cops” will not return to Paramount Network, in a June 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

‘Cops,’ on air for 33 seasons, dropped by Paramount Network

LOS ANGELES — After 33 seasons on the air, “Cops” has been…

  • Jun 10, 2020
“Cops” will not return to Paramount Network, in a June 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Canadian TV has ‘a lot of work to do’ on diversity, say ACTRA co-chairs

Canadian TV has ‘a lot of work to do’ on diversity, say ACTRA co-chairs

TORONTO — Looking out at the Canadian television landscape, Toronto-based actresses Lisa…

Canadian TV has ‘a lot of work to do’ on diversity, say ACTRA co-chairs
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

JK Rowling’s tweets on transgender people spark outrage

LOS ANGELES — “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is facing hefty backlash…

  • Jun 8, 2020
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Mark your calendars for Alberta Métis Fest, June 13

  • Jun 8, 2020
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival