January 18th, 2018

Entertainment News

Canadian voiceover artist Alan Bleviss dead at age 76

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

TORONTO – Renowned Canadian voiceover artist Alan Bleviss won industry acclaim for bringing a sonorous, honeyed tenor to blockbuster film trailers and TV commercials. And then he lost his dulcet tones. Reflecting on the legacy of her father, whose recent death made international headlines, Sarah Bleviss says there was a point in his life when ... Read More »

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Boston museum to protect art with pest-sniffing dog

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

Boston’s venerable Museum of Fine Arts has gone to the dogs. The museum on Wednesday introduced the newest addition to its staff, a Weimaraner puppy named Riley that will be trained to sniff out insects or other pests that could potentially damage priceless works of art. Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki ... Read More »

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New study finds male dominance in Hollywood unchanged

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

NEW YORK – Women made up just 18 per cent of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 American films released last year, according to a new study. The 20th annual “Celluloid Ceiling” study on the behind-the-camera employment of women was released Monday by San Diego ... Read More »

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Drake launches Toronto restaurant Pick 6ix, pal LeBron James hosts pre-opening bash

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

TORONTO – Drake fans in Toronto have a new spot in “the 6ix” to hit for possible sightings of the hip hop superstar and his famous pals. The rapper’s new restaurant and bar, Pick 6ix Restaurant, was set to officially open Wednesday night. On Tuesday, Drake welcomed basketball star LeBron James to the venue, where ... Read More »

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Trump says administration taking look at current libel laws

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says his administration is taking a look at the nation’s libel laws. He’s calling the current laws “a sham and a disgrace.” Trump says during a Cabinet meeting that people shouldn’t be able to say things that are false and then “smile as money pours into your bank account.” Trump ... Read More »

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Dutoit steps down from Royal orchestra amid sex allegations

By Jocelyn Gecker And Janie Har, The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Charles Dutoit has stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following multiple allegations of sexual assault, the orchestra said Wednesday. The renowned conductor’s departure had been scheduled for October 2019, but the London-based orchestra said in a statement that his departure was effective immediately. The decision, ... Read More »

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Kristin Kreuk on ‘weird experience’ of making new CBC series ‘Burden of Truth’

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

CANNES, France – Viewers have watched former “Smallville” and “Beauty and the Beast” star Kristin Kreuk grow up on television. The 35-year-old Vancouver-native has spent half her life in the spotlight. She was still a teenager when “Smallville” launched in 2001, making her an instant Comic-Con crush as Clark Kent’s girlfriend Lana Lang. After a ... Read More »

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Concordia University says it’s taking sex allegations seriously amid new claims

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

MONTREAL – Concordia University says it is taking seriously all of the allegations of sexual misconduct involving members of its English department, including new claims since a blog post earlier this week. The initial allegations surfaced this week in a post by Mike Spry, a writer and former Concordia student, about the university’s creative writing ... Read More »

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James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

NEW YORK – After allegations of sexual misconduct circulated on social media about James Franco, the actor told late-night host Stephen Colbert that the “the things I heard on Twitter are not accurate.” The allegations against Franco were prompted in part by Franco’s best actor in a comedy or musical win Sunday at the Golden ... Read More »

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Michael Douglas pre-emptively denies sexual misconduct

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

NEW YORK – Michael Douglas has come forward to vigorously deny an allegation of sexual misconduct from three decades ago – before the publication of the claim. The two-time Oscar winner told Deadline that he anticipated an upcoming report would contain an allegation by a former employee that he acted inappropriately in front of her ... Read More »

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