Arts and Entertainment

Prince Harry says nobody wants to be king or queen

Prince Harry said no one in Britain’s royal family wants to be king or queen and criticised a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana’s coffin after her death in 1997, according to an interview with a U.S. magazine. “We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people … Is ...

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Bill Cosby judge says jurors’ identities can be released

New He said jurors may not discuss what other jurors said during deliberations The Associated Press Posted: Jun 21, 2017 4:16 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 4:16 PM ET Related Stories The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is releasing the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case. Judge Steven O’Neill ruled ...

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George Clooney selling tequila brand in $1B US deal

Buyer Diageo’s other brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Captain Morgan. The Associated Press Posted: Jun 21, 2017 2:52 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 2:52 PM ET Global liquor behemoth Diageo says it will pay up to $1 billion US to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the Casamigos brand four years ...

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‘This is for the people’: Northern Ontario artist carves tree for residential school survivors

Ever since childhood, Stacy Sauve recalls having reoccurring dreams about two former residential schools in the northern Ontario community where she grew up. “I thought, what is it about this dream,” Sauve said. “Why do I keep having this?” Sauve, 48, used to go to the playground at St. Joseph’s residential school for girls in Spanish, Ont., on the north ...

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The National’s Peter Mansbridge signing off for final time on Canada Day

Wednesday June 21, 2017 more stories from this episode Read Story Transcript After nearly 30 years of bringing daily stories to Canadians across the country, Peter Mansbridge is set to retire as the anchor of CBC Television’s news program, The National.  Mansbridge fell into broadcasting by accident when he was just 19-years-old. He was working as an airport ticket agent ...

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NBC confirms Downton Abbey movie is a go but cast unclear: ‘Tell my agent’

A Downton Abbey movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBCUniversal executive said Wednesday. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series. “There’s a movie in the works. It’s been in the works for some time,” Edelstein said in Singapore at a ...

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Indigenous stories spotlighted in Canada 150 play at Stratford Festival

Four years ago, Stratford Festival embarked on a mission to better reflect today’s world, which meant diversifying its stories, cast and people behind the scenes. “By engaging those hearts and minds and artists from those different perspectives, we have a chance in our rehearsal hall of understanding them in that complex way and putting it into the work so that ...

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Star-studded Bridge Over Troubled Water charity single released to aid Grenfell fire victims

Singers featured include Rita Ora, James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis The Associated Press Posted: Jun 21, 2017 11:11 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 11:11 AM ET Related Stories ​A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London. Some 50 artists ...

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Star Wars Han Solo spinoff movie loses directors

​There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions on the film. Kennedy said a new director would be announced soon. Lord and Miller had ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X makes case for 4K gaming, but who wants to play?

During E3 last week, Microsoft was so focused on hyping the processing power of its new console, they put it on T-shirts. Many guests at the company’s press conference during the E3 industry event in Los Angeles walked around in shirts that read, “I witnessed the most powerful console ever.” On stage, Microsoft used a ludicrously pristine, 20-metre, 4K resolution ...

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