Arts and Entertainment

Lindsay Lohan says she was profiled while wearing headscarf

New Actress tells U.K. show incident occurred at London’s Heathrow Airport The Associated Press Posted: Feb 21, 2017 12:22 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 12:22 PM ET Related Stories Lindsay Lohan claims she was “racially profiled” while wearing a headscarf at London’s Heathrow Airport. The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while travelling to ...

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Culinary combat: The Great Canadian Baking Show to give British hit some Canuck flavour

CBC-TV is hoping to tempt Canadian palates as it prepares to deliver its own sweet version of the smash U.K. hit The Great British Bake Off. A Canuck take on the massively successful culinary competition begins production across the country this month, with the completed eight-episode, hour-long series slated for broadcast this fall. Like the British original, The Great Canadian Baking Show ...

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Passion projects can be hit or miss for Oscar attention

This year’s Oscars is filled with projects fuelled by passion and deeply held personal visions that prevailed over skepticism, funding troubles, and conventional wisdom. For favourite La La Land, which took director Damien Chazelle six years to get made, and indie challenger Moonlight, made on such a tight budget the cast and crew shared one trailer, the tortured path to the Academy Awards has only added to their ...

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Drake gave fans a view of his new Toronto mansion and everyone wants in

Hold on, Drake’s going home — to his Bridle Path mansion. The chart-topping Toronto rapper recently gave fans a sneak peek of his new digs on Instagram, posting an overhead photo of the mansion-in-progress. As CBC Toronto previously reported, a numbered company linked to Drake bought the property — in one of the city’s most swankiest neighbourhoods — for $6.7 million. “Manifested ...

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Larry Coryell, virtuoso jazz fusion guitarist, dead at 73

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the “Godfather of Fusion,” has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. Coryell grew up in the Seattle area. After taking up the ...

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Tom Petty, 50 Cent, Toby Keith coming to Ottawa Bluesfest in July

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest music festival is bringing some big names to the capital who have been away for a long time or will be playing for the first time ever. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are coming to LeBreton Flats July 16, a show organizers are billing as their first Ottawa appearance since 1981. “He’s toured regularly, ...

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Former teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia

Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. The former Partridge Family singer and actor, 66, told People magazine he was fighting dementia, a disease that his mother also suffered from. “I was in ...

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Publisher cancels book deal for Breitbart editor

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ publisher has cancelled his planned book, Dangerous. Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that “after careful consideration” they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com’s bestseller lists as a pre-order publication and was the subject of intense controversy. The announcement came hours after the Breitbart editor was disinvited to this year’s Conservative ...

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Germany returns 1874 Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution

Germany’s culture minister has handed over an Adolph von Menzel drawing found in the massive trove of a reclusive collector to its rightful owner’s descendants. A Jewish woman sold 10 Adolph von Menzel works, including the drawing Interior of a Gothic Church, to German art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt in late 1938. (www.lostart.de) A task force examining the late Cornelius Gurlitt’s ...

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Syria’s White Helmets members to attend Academy Awards

Two members of Syria’s White Helmets humanitarian organization, which is the subject of an Academy Award-nominated film, are set to attend the Oscars Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. The head of the group, Raed Saleh, and the cinematographer behind the short film, Khaled Khatib, have received U.S. visas following a halt to the U.S. administration’s immigration order, which affected those travelling from seven Muslim-majority ...

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