Arts and Entertainment

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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Actor Roger Moore, James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, dead at 89

Breaking Moore, who appeared in 7 films as James Bond, had battled cancer CBC News Posted: May 23, 2017 9:36 AM ET Last Updated: May 23, 2017 9:36 AM ET British actor Roger Moore, who appeared as James Bond in seven films, has died at 89, according to his official Twitter account. “It is with heavy heart that we must ...

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‘Number of confirmed fatalities’ at Ariana Grande concert in U.K., say police

Video posted on Twitter showed fans screaming and running inside the venue Thomson Reuters Posted: May 22, 2017 6:46 PM ET Last Updated: May 22, 2017 7:14 PM ET Police say there have been a “number of confirmed fatalities” and injuries after an explosion at the Manchester Arena in northern England, where U.S. pop star Ariana Grande was giving a concert. ...

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‘Everybody… screamed and started running’ — search for loved ones follows Manchester concert blast

An apparent suicide bomber attacked a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled. Teenage screams filled the arena in Manchester, U.K., just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens. ‘We were all ...

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After seven world titles, Brampton Irish dancer Michaela Hinds going out on top

After stepping her way to seven world titles, Brampton’s Michaela Hinds is retiring as the most decorated North American competitor in Irish dancing history. The 22-year-old captured her final crown at the World Irish Dancing Championship in Dublin in April. The competition is the so-called Olympics of the genre. “Although sad, it was exciting to show off everything I’ve worked ...

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Canadian actor Adam Beach walks a fine line as an ambassador for Canada 150

Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations. Beach — who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as Flags of Our Fathers — feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of ...

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Bill Cosby ‘looking forward’ to trial as jury selection in sex assault case begins

A Temple University basketball team manager’s complaint that famous alumnus Bill Cosby drugged and molested her when she went to his home outside Philadelphia for career advice in 2004 will soon go before a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to spend two weeks or more sequestered nearly 482 kilometres from home. ...

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Come From Away meets Late Night with Seth Meyers

Another NYC milestone for the Broadway musical hit Come From Away. Members of the cast will be performing Monday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. Come From Away has been a big hit on Broadway and has won four Helen Hayes Awards, including outstanding musical. Married Canadian duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein speak in New York on ...

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