Arts and Entertainment

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker’s Florida Keys dive death

The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion in the Florida Keys has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the death of 37-year-old Rob Stewart blames negligence on the companies and individuals who organized the January dive. The lawsuit claims Stewart disappeared while dive organizers were focused on treating his dive ...

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Will Smith briefly reunites with Fresh Prince castmates

Don’t get hopes up for reboot, Smith said in 2016 The Associated Press Posted: Mar 28, 2017 10:07 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 28, 2017 10:07 AM ET Related Stories Will Smith has reunited with his Fresh Prince of Bel Air castmates. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith’s Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on Instagram on ...

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From loon calls to streetcar squeaks, CanadaSound aims to make library of Canadian noises

The roar of a snowblower. An orca’s breath underwater. Bed sheets on a laundry line, snapping in the Newfoundland wind. A new project is hoping to round up Canadian noises like these to make a soundscape of the country.  The project’s called CanadaSound and the plan is to have people submit their Canadian noises to an online database, which can then be accessed by musicians making new music. It ...

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Beloved Quebec actress Janine Sutto dead at 95

Janine Sutto, a prolific actress and comedian who delighted Quebec audiences for decades, died of natural causes early Tuesday morning. She was 95. Her son-in-law, Jean-François Lépine, confirmed that Sutto had been living in a palliative care centre leading up to her death. Sutto’s daughter, actress Mireille Deyglun, was by her bedside in the final hours. Sutto was born in Paris in ...

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Sean Hannity peeved at editing of ‘bad for America’ interview with Ted Koppel

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for Sunday Morning, in which the veteran Nightline anchor answered “yes” when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America. The exchange between two different generations of television news personalities continued to resonate Monday: It was the ...

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Maud Lewis painting found in southern Ontario thrift shop to be auctioned

A painting by Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis has turned up in a southern Ontario thrift shop. Volunteers at the Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Centre in New Hamburg, Ont., southwest of Kitchener, came across the piece while sorting through donations. The work, entitled Portrait of Eddie Barnes and Ed Murphy, Lobster Fishermen, Bay View, N.S. is painted on beaverboard, a ...

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The Handmaid’s Tale lands Canadian broadcaster

New Toronto-shot drama to debut on April 30, 4 days after U.S. premiere on Hulu The Canadian Press Posted: Mar 27, 2017 12:28 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 12:28 PM ET Related Stories A highly anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale has landed a Canadian broadcaster. The 10-episode first season of the Toronto-shot drama will ...

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Orange Is The New Black romance: actress, producer-writer marry

New Couple met on award-winning Netflix series about life in a women’s prison The Associated Press Posted: Mar 27, 2017 11:26 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:26 AM ET An actress and producer-writer from Orange Is The New Black have married. Actress Samira Wiley, who starred as the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded ...

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Massive $1M gold Canadian coin stolen in Berlin

New Coin listed in Guinness World Records for its purity of 999.99/1000 gold The Associated Press Posted: Mar 27, 2017 10:46 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 10:46 AM ET Related Stories Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint that’s ...

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‘I don’t know if I will ever tour again,’ vows Adele

New ‘Touring isn’t something I’m good at,’ singer admits The Associated Press Posted: Mar 27, 2017 10:26 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 10:26 AM ET Related Stories Adele fans who didn’t catch her on her current world tour, which is winding down now, may be out of luck in the future. During Sunday night’s show in Auckland, Adele ...

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