Arts and Entertainment

Journalist, broadcaster Betty Kennedy dead at 91

New ‘She brought dignity, a femininity, a cool, controlled intelligence,’ said her Front Page Challenge producer By Haydn Watters, CBC News Posted: Mar 21, 2017 3:07 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017 3:07 PM ET Journalist and television personality Betty Kennedy, famed for her work on CBC’s long-running trivia show Front Page Challenge, has died at 91. Kennedy, who was born ...

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Stolen van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master. “They’re back!” said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger, calling their return one of the “most special days in the history of our museum.” The paintings, the 1882 ...

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A ‘dream come true:’ George Clooney stops in to visit 87-year-old U.K. fan

Staffers sent actor-filmmaker a letter requesting visit The Associated Press Posted: Mar 21, 2017 10:06 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017 10:06 AM ET Related Stories Actor George Clooney has startled an 87-year-old fan in Britain by showing up at her assisted living facility with flowers and a card to wish her a happy birthday. The 55-year-old popped in ...

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Malaysia backs down, approves Beauty and the Beast film without cuts

Malaysia’s largest cinema chain said Tuesday it will begin showing the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast on March 30 without cutting a gay scene as had been ordered by film censors. The re-telling of the animated classic was originally scheduled to start screening on March 16 but was postponed after Disney refused to edit the film. Film Censorship Board chairman ...

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Fox News sidelines analyst who said British spies enabled surveillance of Trump

Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump. A person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Napolitano has been benched and won’t be appearing on ...

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‘It’s nudity. It’s not sexuality’: Facebook bans photographer for naked mannequin photos

A photographer whose work portrays the bodies of women “who don’t want to fit the mold” says she is “floored” after being temporarily banned by Facebook — again. Julia Busato, a Guelph, Ont.-based photographer started the series last year, taking photos of naked models posed behind a mannequin figure.  There’s no explicit nudity  — that’s hidden behind the mannequin or digitally obscured — but she says some of the ...

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Stompin’ Tom Connors, the ‘rebel’: Legend’s music and image to get reboot

Stompin’ Tom Connors’ music is getting a reboot as Ole, one of North America’s largest music publishing companies, has purchased exclusive distribution rights for the Canadian legend’s music and masters, his YouTube presence and merchandise. Tom Connors, born in 1936 in Saint John, N.B., was adopted by a family in Skinners Pond, P.E.I., at age eight and spent much of his ...

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Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson dead at 71

Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson has died at 71. His wife and business partner, Linda Cullen, confirmed to CBC News he passed away in Nanaimo, B.C., on Sunday. Robertson and Cullen had been called the funniest married couple in Canada after spending decades in the entertainment business together. They met at a Vancouver radio station where they both worked. Robertson was a weatherman ...

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‘I’ve checked and I’m not dead:’ Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond recovering from motorbike fall

Car show bloke Richard Hammond is reassuring fans he’s OK, after news emerged overnight he’d been in a serious motorbike accident while shooting The Grand Tour with colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Hammond was with his colleagues in a remote area of Mozambique when he fell from the vehicle and hit his head, according to British reports. “It’s true, I did fall off ...

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$75.5M pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

World donors pledged more than $75 million US Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants. French President François Hollande, speaking at a donors’ conference in Paris’ Louvre Museum, passionately called on more countries to contribute to the newly-created heritage alliance ...

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