Arts and Entertainment

Meghan Markle’s ex developing ‘splitcom’ with royal family ties: report

New Trevor Engelson working with Modern Family producer on sitcom about ex-wife who marries prince By Zulekha Nathoo, CBC News Posted: Sep 23, 2017 6:31 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 6:31 PM ET Meghan Markle, Suits actress and girlfriend of Prince Harry, might have inspired a new sitcom being developed by her ex-husband, a television producer. According to Deadline.com, Trevor ...

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Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

British actor, who is married to Italian environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, calls decision ‘sensible’ The Associated Press Posted: Sep 23, 2017 2:06 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 2:06 PM ET British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a “sensible” move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, says he has ...

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Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at age 68

Breaking His music was frequently sampled by hip hop artists and on TV shows CBC News Posted: Sep 23, 2017 1:35 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 1:35 PM ET Soul singer Charles Bradley has died, according to a tweet from his official account. He was 68. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of ...

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Daddy Yankee’s fans fill 4 trucks of donations for hurricane, earthquake victims

New Raggaeton singer’s plea on social media resulted in avalanche of donated provisions, organized within hours The Associated Press Posted: Sep 23, 2017 11:26 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 11:26 AM ET Related Stories When Daddy Yankee calls, people answer. So when the reggaeton star went on social media to ask fans to help victims of Hurricane Maria ...

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Shawn Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called “pretty scary.” The Canadian singer-songwriter and his manager, Andrew Gertler, have gotten things started with a $100,000 US donation to the fundraiser on GoFundMe’s ...

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‘Nobody wants to talk about death:’ Patients’ stories inspire play about palliative care

In a small dark room in North End Halifax, an audience sits in a circle, their chairs facing inward as four actors move around them reciting lines. There’s no set, no microphones, no costumes.   “The words the doctor had used were: ‘You have advanced cancer. There’s no hope for you.’ Where do you go from there?” one performer says.   ...

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‘Underneath is turmoil:’ Sarah Gadon on the challenges of Alias Grace

Churchill’s saying about a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma? He could have been talking about Grace Marks, the woman at the centre of Alias Grace. There’s a lot bubbling under the surface in the new CBC-TV and Netflix miniseries adapted from Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel, inspired by the true story of Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant ...

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Showtime lands TV rights for Bill Clinton-James Patterson thriller

New Patterson is an executive producer of 2 CBS shows Zoo, Instinct based on his books The Associated Press Posted: Sep 22, 2017 11:24 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017 11:24 AM ET Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former U.S. president Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson’s upcoming thriller, The President is Missing, into a television ...

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‘I am politicizing my son’s health problems because I have to:’ Jimmy Kimmel and late-night’s new influence

If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn’t work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic’s withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed and become homes for potent points of view. ...

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‘I have difficulty with the hero thing:’ Jeff Bauman on Boston Marathon bombing film Stronger

How does it feel to have Jake Gyllenhaal play you in the major new movie? “It was surreal,” says Jeff Bauman, the real-life inspiration for Gyllenhaal’s latest film Stronger. In theatres Friday, the drama based on Bauman’s memoir of the same name tells the story of his recovery after losing his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He was standing at the finish line, ...

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