Arts and Entertainment

No punishment for Stephen Colbert’s Trump joke, says FCC

New Crude Trump joke does not warrant fine, says federal communications watchdog By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Posted: May 24, 2017 12:34 PM ET Last Updated: May 24, 2017 12:34 PM ET Related Stories There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risqué joke about U.S. President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received “thousands” ...

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Alias Grace, Murdoch spin-off Frankie Drake, 21 Thunder set for CBC-TV

New Top of the Lake: China Girl, The Durrells will join CBC-TV fall lineup CBC News Posted: May 24, 2017 11:36 AM ET Last Updated: May 24, 2017 11:36 AM ET Related Stories The anticipated miniseries Alias Grace, a Murdoch Mysteries spin-off following female detective Frankie Drake, fast-paced soccer drama 21 Thunder and a new Allan Hawco drama based on ...

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How Roger Moore gave a young fan a top secret James Bond mission

Wednesday May 24, 2017 more stories from this episode Marc Haynes’ chance meeting with actor Roger Moore as young boy is one he’ll never forget.  Moore, who played the iconic British spy James Bond in seven films, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Friends and fans alike are remembering his warm and generous personalty.  ‘I’m seven years old and I’m ...

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‘Thank you for showing up’: Broken Social Scene play Manchester, pay tribute with Johnny Marr

New Ex-Smiths guitarist and Manchester native Johnny Marr joined band to open show The Canadian Press Posted: May 24, 2017 8:42 AM ET Last Updated: May 24, 2017 9:07 AM ET Related Stories Toronto indie rock band Broken Social Scene kicked off their European tour Tuesday night in Manchester, a day after a suicide bombing killed 22 people out front of an Ariana Grande concert. The band ...

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Animal sculptures made of Lego on display at Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest attraction of its kind in Canada, has installed Lego sculptures of plants and animals throughout one of its parks. The colourful works were created by New York artist Sean Kenney, whose Lego statues are touring across North America and are now also on show in Memphis, Tenn., and Houston, Texas. Among the 14 sculptures ...

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Public spaces are tricky to police — and attackers know to exploit it

It’s a reaction that’s becoming all too familiar: In the wake of an attack, there comes the promise to beef up security. After Monday’s bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., a number of event venues around the world were swift to say they were upping their own measures, including Winnipeg’s MTS Centre and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The ACC — which ...

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Will the show go on? Musicians weigh upcoming concerts after Manchester blast

The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has shaken the music world, with some artists cancelling upcoming gigs and others planning to go ahead as scheduled. Blondie cancelled a Tuesday night concert in London “as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrible attack” at the Manchester Arena. Lead singer Debbie Harry tweeted that ...

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Guelph student union criticised for calling Lou Reed song ‘transphobic’

The University of Guelph’s student union has faced a torrent of online criticism after referring to Lou Reed’s classic song Walk on the Wild Side as transphobic.  In a Facebook post that has since been removed, the association apologized for including the song in a playlist, and called its decision to play the song at an event an “error in judgement” made by someone who didn’t “know or understand” ...

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‘It’s a great movie. But it’s just a movie:’ Zack Snyder steps down from Justice League after daughter’s death

The recent death of director Zack Snyder’s daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie Justice League. A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that director Joss Whedon would take over completing the film, which should still hit its Nov. 17 release. Snyder and his wife ...

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Stars ‘heartbroken’ after bombing at Ariana Grande show in Manchester

Friends of pop singer Ariana Grande, celebrity fans, music world peers and more are expressing sorrow and sympathy after a shocking suicide bombing during her concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night. The bombing at Manchester Arena left 22 concertgoers dead and 59 injured, many of them young people and children. The American singer, who was not injured in the evening incident, made a brief comment ...

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