Category Archives: Entertainment

Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau’s old riding

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have named broadcaster Marci Ien as their candidate in the riding formerly held by Bill Morneau. Morneau represented Toronto Centre for the Liberals during his time in the House of Commons, which came to an abrupt

Leonard Cohen rep says estate specifically declined use of ‘Hallelujah’ at RNC

TORONTO — Representatives for Leonard Cohen's estate say they're considering legal action after the singer's "Hallelujah" was used without permission during this week's Republican National Convention. Michelle Rice, a lawyer for Cohen's estat...

Satirical columnist, author Allan Fotheringham dies at his Toronto home, age 87

TORONTO — Columnist and author Allan Fotheringham, known for his biting satirical commentaries aimed at the rich and the powerful, died Wednesday at his home in Toronto. He was 87. For 27 years, Fotheringham's columns appeared in the pro...

CBC ‘timely’ fall podcasts include ‘Seat at the Table,’ ‘Party Lines’

TORONTO — The CBC has announced what it calls a "smart, timely and relevant" mix of podcasts for the fall, starting with a new season of "Seat at the Table," focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement. The special six-episode limited run

Supreme Court won’t review disclosure ruling in case of alleged defamation

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge's decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia. Galloway, former chair

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint

MONTREAL — The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to hear the appeal of Quebec comedian Mike Ward in a human-rights case that touches on the limits of artistic expression and the role of the country's human rights tribunals. Ward i...

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint

MONTREAL — The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to hear the appeal of Quebec comedian Mike Ward in a human-rights case that touches on the limits of artistic expression and the role of the country's human rights tribunals. Ward i...

Canadian artists, writers, performers call for national basic income

TORONTO — A group of Canadian artists, writers, technicians and performers is calling on Ottawa to guarantee a basic income for anyone in need. Novellist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, poet George Elliott Clarke and opera singer Adrianne Pie...

Rome renames music hall after Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone

Rome’s city council voted on Friday to rename one of its concert halls after Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, who died last week in the Italian capital. The Music Park Auditorium will now be called the Ennio Morricone Auditorium. Morricone won a...

Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY — Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline. But confusion remains over whether he's actually running. A representative for...