By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on March 9th, 2018
TORONTO – The NHL has unveiled its first foray into esports – the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship. The US$100,000 tournament will feature separate online qualifying events in Canada, the U.S. and Europe with each region sending two finalists to the 2018 NHL Gaming Final set for June 19 in Las Vegas. The winner will ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on March 9th, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of – Lauren Woolstencroft has received hundred if not thousands of messages since her remarkable life story was broadcast to the world during the Super Bowl. The eight-time Paralympic skiing gold medallist was the subject of Toyota’s touching “Good Odds” commercial that aired during this year’s NFL championship game between Philadelphia and ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press on March 9th, 2018
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – A veteran South Korean actor who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of his students was found dead Friday. Police and fire officials confirmed that Jo Min-ki, 53, was found dead in Seoul Friday afternoon. Yonhap News agency said the death is being treated as a suicide, but police ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2018
TORONTO – A virtual reality scripted comedy film featuring Jeff Goldblum was among the winners on the third of several nights for the Canadian Screen Awards. “Miyubi,” by Quebec’s Felix & Paul Studios, won best immersive experience at Thursday’s gala honouring digital and immersive storytelling. The story, in which the viewer inhabits a Japanese toy ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press on March 8th, 2018
NEW YORK – Fox TV is offering viewers a chance to go “inside” O.J. Simpson’s head when it airs a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered. Airing Sunday, “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” will include the ex-football star’s fictionalized “confession” to the 1994 murder ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2018
TORONTO – It’s one of the last taboo topics: dying and death, the “elephant in the room” that nobody wants to discuss. But in her new book “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You” (ECW Press) released this week, Kathy Kortes-Miller says it’s essential that families have conversations about end-of-life issues – and it’s never too ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press on March 8th, 2018
HONOLULU – A man who admitted lying about his ability to secure Stevie Wonder for a University of Hawaii fundraising concert said in court documents that he pleaded guilty because he feared prosecutors would reveal his co-operation against East Coast mobsters. Marc Hubbard pleaded guilty in 2016 to wire fraud, saying he lied about being ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Associated Press on March 8th, 2018
LOS ANGELES – “The Sopranos” might be coming to the movie theatre. Warner Bros. Pictures says Thursday that New Line has purchased a screenplay for a “Sopranos” prequel from series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. The studio says the working title is “The Many Saints of Newark” and will be set in the 1960s ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2018
MONTREAL – A Toronto ex-dancer is hoping the controversy over a male-led ballet performance that was billed as a homage to women will lead to wider change in the dance world. Choreographer Kathleen Rea launched a petition last week to get Montreal-based Les Grands ballets canadiens to add a female choreographer to its show entitled ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on March 8th, 2018
TORONTO – As the film and TV industries grapple with a flood of sexual misconduct allegations, Sunday’s Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala will give airtime to the homegrown #AfterMeToo campaign aimed at mobilizing reform on the issue. Several recent awards shows have embraced the #MeToo and Time’s Up women’s empowerment movements with certain dress codes ... Read More »Be the first to comment!