Category Archives: Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil creditors who are unhappy with its recovery plan will oppose the purchase agreement between the entertainment company and its current shareholders, which they claim is "doomed to fail." A group of 13 institutions, including ...

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

ALGIERS, Algeria — After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. A 21-gun ...

Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalization...

Film stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds support Indigenous women’s program

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are donating $200,000 to an institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help promote Indigenous women's leadership. A release says the donation by the Hollywood couple is to...

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

MONTREAL — The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The company says it will seek court protection from creditors under the Companies'

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights orga...

Auction of contested African artifacts going ahead in Paris

PARIS — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen. Christie’s auction house has defended the sale, saying the artworks were legitimately acquired and the sa...

NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book

WASHINGTON — A New York City judge has dismissed a claim by Donald Trump’s brother that sought to halt the publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece. In a ruling handed down on Thursday, Judge Peter Kelly said the

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

PARIS — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral, she could gaze undisturbed at the huge canvas on