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05/28/2020 07:46 PM
Antigone named best picture on final night of Canadian Screen Awards
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On the fourth and final night of the Canadian Screen Awards, the academy gave the Quebec film Antigone — a modern retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy — top honours.


05/28/2020 04:26 PM
TIFF still planning some type of physical festival, execs say
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Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're still planning to have some type of physical festival this year. But executive director and co-head Joana Vicente adds 'it's definitely going to look different.'


05/28/2020 01:28 PM
Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa
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Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa, Africa Now Radio with Cuppy, which debuts Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African genres.


05/27/2020 08:52 PM
Canadian Screen Awards honour departing TV shows
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On its second to last night, the Canadian Screen Awards honoured Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek, Anne With an E and the Baroness von Sketch Show with numerous awards as they all broadcast their final seasons.


05/27/2020 02:10 PM
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
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Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers' consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.


05/27/2020 02:44 PM
Disney targets July 11 to begin reopening flagship Florida theme park
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Walt Disney Co. plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.


05/27/2020 11:35 AM
Toronto rapper Houdini identified as victim in fatal downtown shooting
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The man killed in a daylight shooting in Toronto's entertainment district has been identified on social media as the up-and-coming rapper Houdini. Police say he was chased down and shot in a daylight shooting on Tuesday.


05/27/2020 11:26 AM
Jimmy Fallon apologizes for using blackface in past SNL skit
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NBC Tonight show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of Saturday Night Live.


05/27/2020 12:45 PM
Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe
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Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so.


05/26/2020 03:54 PM
Quebec pledges up to $200M US to support Cirque du Soleil
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The Quebec government is coming to the rescue of Cirque du Soleil, pledging to loan up to $200 million US to support the live entertainment giant whose operations remain paralyzed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


05/26/2020 09:34 PM
Amazing Race Canada wins big on 2nd night of Canadian Screen Awards
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The Amazing Race Canada was the big winner on the second night of the online version of the Canadian Screen Awards.


05/26/2020 11:57 AM
J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations for an eventual print version.


05/26/2020 02:24 PM
Kim's Convenience, Fresh Off the Boat casts plan online table read for charity
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The casts of CBC's Kim's Convenience and ABC's Fresh Off the Boat will do live online table reads of their pilot episodes this weekend to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month.


05/25/2020 08:47 PM
The National, The Accountant of Auschwitz lead first night of Canadian Screen Awards
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Two CBC programs, flagship nightly newscast The National and documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz, led the first batch of winners Monday at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards with four awards each, as the ceremony moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


05/25/2020 02:50 PM
Brian May reveals recent heart attack
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Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing 'a small heart attack.'


05/25/2020 11:29 AM
Cirque du Soleil founder wants to buy back the company
Guy Laliberte

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte says he wants to buy back the internationally celebrated circus company he created more than 35 years ago.


05/25/2020 09:40 AM
Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September, says governor
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The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the country slows.


05/24/2020 03:20 PM
Fighting human trafficking 'personal responsibility': country star Paul Brandt
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Paul Brandt says he knew he would devote his life to fighting human trafficking when, several years ago, he looked into the eyes of a five-year-old Cambodian girl who was being sold for sex between six and eight times a night.


05/24/2020 04:00 AM
Why the future of fitness could remain in your living room
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As gyms across North America prepare to reopen, many trainers who have managed to gain a following online during quarantine aren't sure whether they need to go back.


05/24/2020 12:00 PM
Michael Enright leaving The Sunday Edition to host new CBC Radio program
Michael Enright

Award-winning broadcaster Michael Enright is leaving The Sunday Edition after 20 seasons of hosting the current affairs radio show to host a new program on CBC Radio.