January 15th, 2021

Entertainment News

‘This is too much’: Art shows children’s struggles during pandemic, says researcher

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on January 15th, 2021

A collection of children’s drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the pandemic is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the submissions by kids and teenagers on childart.ca depict people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts. Collectively, the images paint ... Read More »

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Noted character actor Peter Mark Richman dies at 93

By The Associated Press on January 15th, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on “Three’s Company” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” has died. He was 93. Richman died Thursday at his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Harlan Boll announced. Born in ... Read More »

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CNN’s Tapper won’t take back criticism of congressional vet

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on January 14th, 2021

NEW YORK – CNN’s Jake Tapper, under fire for a comment questioning a Republican congressman and combat veteran’s commitment to democracy, said Thursday the criticism is an attempt to change the subject from the attack on the U.S. Capitol. During coverage of Wednesday’s House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Tapper referenced U.S. Rep. Brian ... Read More »

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Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on January 14th, 2021

NEW YORK – At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week’s Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter. The coverage has ... Read More »

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NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press on January 14th, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Brian Robbins directed “Varsity Blues” and was the producer of “Coach Carter,” but both of those might have been eclipsed last Sunday with Nickelodeon’s successful kids-oriented broadcast of an NFL playoff game. Even a couple days after last Sunday’s game, the president of Nickelodeon as well as everyone associated with the broadcast ... Read More »

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New Uvagut TV to feature all programming made in Inuktut language

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

A new Indigenous television channel featuring programming that’s entirely in the Inuktut language is set to launch on Monday. Billed as the first Indigenous-language channel in Canada, Uvagut TV will broadcast a variety of content including children’s series, award-winning films and live programming. Uvagut TV, created by Nunavut Independent Television Network, will be available nationally ... Read More »

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B.C. tree that inspired award-winning author Joy Kogawa damaged by windstorm

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

VANCOUVER – A cherry tree that inspired award-winning Canadian author Joy Kogawa has been damaged in a fierce windstorm that swept across southern British Columbia. Ann-Marie Metten, executive director of Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, says a huge limb of the aging cherry tree was torn off during the storm on Tuesday night. The ... Read More »

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Livestream performances delayed or cancelled as Ontario tightens COVID-19 rules

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Organizers behind a number of livestreaming concerts and theatre shows in Ontario say the province’s stricter stay-at-home orders have forced them to sideline an array of upcoming virtual events. Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music says it has either postponed or cancelled dates for 19 different ticketed livestream shows that were booked over the ... Read More »

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Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

By Nicki Finlay, The Associated Press on January 14th, 2021

LONDON – British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch. Nearly 260,000 people – including U.K. artists Laura Marling, Louis Tomlinson and Biffy Clyro – have signed a petition for the British government to negotiate ... Read More »

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‘Sex and the City’ fans speculate on fate of Kim Cattrall’s character, Samantha Jones

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

TORONTO – With sultry mannerisms and sharp comedic chops, Kim Cattrall fully embodied confident sexpot Samantha Jones on “Sex and the City.” But the Canadian-raised star won’t be in the upcoming “Sex and the City” revival, and speculation abounds about what will happen with the role of the pleasure-seeking publicist, who was part of the ... Read More »

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