June 23rd, 2018

Entertainment News

HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

WACO, Texas – HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child – a boy. The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not immediately ... Read More »

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Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

TORONTO – A Toronto-based Syrian children’s choir turned down an opportunity to perform at an international festival, its founder says, due to fears about crossing the American border under the Trump administration’s travel ban. Fei Tang, general manager of the Nai Kids Choir, says a chorus of about 60 Canadian newcomers between the ages five ... Read More »

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‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

LONDON – Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family. ... Read More »

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Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. Paul’s representative confirmed the death to Billboard. No cause of death was mentioned. Paul’s real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He and his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed Pantera in 1981. ... Read More »

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The Latest: Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

By The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on a photo of President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, and comedian Tom Arnold that has fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen says he didn’t discuss the president with ... Read More »

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Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

By The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

MOSCOW – A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. Oleg Sentsov, a vehement opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, is serving a 20-year sentence ... Read More »

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Visual-effects studio Scanline VFX to open Montreal location, creating 300 jobs

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

MONTREAL – Oscar-nominated visual effects company Scanline VFX has announced it will open a new studio in Montreal next month. The company announced Friday that it expects to hire 300 people over the next three years in visual effects, technical and support roles. The Montreal facility will be be led by Geoffrey Baumann, who recently ... Read More »

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What’s new on Netflix Canada, CraveTV and Amazon Prime Video in July

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

A monthly look at what’s scheduled to be added to the catalogues of streaming services Netflix Canada, CraveTV and Amazon Prime Video: TOP PICKS Netflix already stocks an arsenal of hilarious stand-up comedy specials that each span about an hour, but their latest series promises to deliver the funny in a quarter of the time. ... Read More »

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Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen has retweeted a photo of him and comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president. The photo fueled speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them. Last month, Vice ... Read More »

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Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

By The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

STAMFORD, Conn. – An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis. Artist Domenic Esposito and art gallery owner Fernando Alvarez dropped the sculpture at the company’s Stamford ... Read More »

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