October 19th, 2017

Entertainment News

Tragically Hip fans bask in celebration and sadness at Gord Downie memorials

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

KINGSTON, Ont. – What began as a subdued memorial for Gord Downie organized by city officials in his Kingston, Ont. hometown erupted into an improvised candlelight vigil on Wednesday night with residents taking over the proceedings. Tearing a page from the Tragically Hip frontman’s own taste for the unexpected and impromptu, fans paid tribute to ... Read More »

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Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

By The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

MONTREAL – Gilbert Rozon, a giant in the Quebec entertainment industry, is stepping down from various positions amid what he calls “allegations involving him.” Rozon said on his Facebook page Wednesday he is no longer president of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, vice-president of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce or involved with the city’s ... Read More »

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Bobcaygeon honours late Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie with candlelight vigil

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

BOBCAYGEON, Ont. – When Dave Bailey first heard last year that Gord Downie had terminal brain cancer, he knew he needed to head to Bobcaygeon, Ont., after the Tragically Hip frontman died. The Pickering, Ont., native wasn’t sure if anyone would be gathered, but he figured he would head straight to the source of one ... Read More »

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Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNT

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – Cleveland’s victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT’s second most-watched telecast ever on opening night. The network says the Tuesday telecast peaked with 6.7 million viewers and its audience was a 95 per cent increase over last season’s opener. The game featured Kyrie Irving’s return to ... Read More »

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Hockey world remembers Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

TORONTO – From playing in 2 a.m. shinny games to squeezing in ice time while on tour, Gord Downie’s love of hockey ran deep. “He hated every other team and every other athlete that wasn’t the Boston Bruins,” said longtime friend and fellow musician Dave Bidini. “He was incorrigible.” Hockey and the Tragically Hip have ... Read More »

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Indigenous leaders urge Canadians to unite, honour Downie’s legacy

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canadians can unite on reconciliation efforts to honour Gord Downie’s legacy, Indigenous leaders said Wednesday. In the final months of his life, the Tragically Hip frontman became an outspoken advocate on Indigenous issues, notably as part of his “Secret Path” project. It honoured 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack who died in 1966 after running away ... Read More »

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Christy Turlington Burns: model harassment widely tolerated

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – Sexual harassment and mistreatment of models have always been widely known and tolerated in the fashion industry, Christy Turlington Burns said. “The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experienced at some point in our careers. I feel fortunate that I ... Read More »

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Tragically Hip doc, ‘Secret Path’ concert to air on TV in coming days

By The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

Tragically Hip fans mourning the death of Gord Downie will have a chance to see a new documentary about the band’s final tour and a broadcast of a “Secret Path” concert in the coming days. The documentary “Long Time Running” was originally scheduled to air on CTV in November but has been moved up to ... Read More »

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Judge: Michael Douglas’ son can go to Los Angeles to act

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – The judge who sentenced Michael Douglas’ son to nearly a decade in prison says he can move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told Cameron Douglas Wednesday in a court hearing that he can move out of New York and authorities will oversee his continuing ... Read More »

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‘A national hero’: Geddy Lee, Dan Aykroyd, Steven Page reflect on Gord Downie

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

TORONTO – As Canadian musicians tearfully reflected on the legacy of Gord Downie on Wednesday, many used a word the late Tragically Hip frontman himself belted out onstage in his signature howl: “Courage.” Downie’s advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples, his fortitude in touring one last time, and his fundraising efforts during his fight with ... Read More »

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