Arts and Entertainment

Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible 6 production

Production has shut down on Mission: Impossible 6 due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery. Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot. “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” ...

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Noel Gallagher to reopen Manchester Arena post-Ariana Grande bombing

One Oasis brother played the Manchester benefit concert. The other will now perform at a special benefit concert to reopen the Manchester Arena, post-bombing. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will headline We Are Manchester on Sept. 9, alongside fellow British acts Rick Astley, Courteeners and Blossoms. The arena said the show will “welcome back live entertainment fans.” The event comes more than four months after a suicide ...

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Google knows what you’re laughing at: Canadian data reveals favourite regional jokes

“I’m reading a great book on anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.” Someone in the Yukon may have read that joke on the internet this year. According to Google Trends, it’s the kind of humour people in the territory like most. Data published Wednesday to mark International Tell a Joke Day reveals the most-searched jokes in the provinces and territories. While ...

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Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower protest

Michael Moore led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at the tower following Tuesday evening’s performance of his one-man show The Terms of My Surrender to “nonviolently express our rage.” After the play, the 63-year-old Oscar-winning ...

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From erasers to prints, Maud Lewis merchandise snapped up at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia says renewed interest in folk art icon Maud Lewis has doubled visitation at the museum and led to a huge spike in merchandise sales this summer. Since the release of the film Maudie in April, people have flocked to the gallery in downtown Halifax to see an exhibit of the artist’s work. In July, close to ...

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Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain apparently by mistake

New Apparently accidental airing comes after episode leak in India The Associated Press Posted: Aug 16, 2017 9:37 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 9:37 AM ET Related Stories HBO in Spain has aired, apparently by mistake, the sixth episode of Games of Thrones’ seventh season — nearly one week ahead of schedule. The episode was available to Spanish ...

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‘It’s been very challenging’: movie productions vying for space and staff in Vancouver

Tara Cowell-Plain has been working in film production in Vancouver for about 22 years, but she says this summer has been one of the most difficult of her career when it comes to finding suitable crew members and scene locations. “It’s been very challenging,” said Cowell-Plain, currently a line producer on Dragged Across Concrete, an upcoming film starring Mel Gibson, Jennifer Carpenter and Vince Vaughn. ...

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Daniel Craig to return as James Bond

New Actor hopes to ‘go out on a high note’ The Associated Press Posted: Aug 16, 2017 8:34 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 8:37 AM ET Related Stories Daniel Craig has delayed the spectre of retirement as 007. The British actor has confirmed, as widely expected, that he’ll play James Bond in the franchise’s 25th film due out ...

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Johnny Depp meets Vancouver patients dressed as Capt. Jack Sparrow

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp sailed into B.C. Children’s Hospital on Monday, delighting patients who met him dressed as one of his iconic characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  Depp is in Vancouver for the filming of Richard Says Goodbye, but he stepped back into character as the swashbuckling pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp dressed up as the swashbuckling pirate when he went ...

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100 to 0: Drake’s record-setting streak on Billboard chart ends after 9 years

New First time absent since smash hit Best I Ever Had entered charts in 2009 The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 15, 2017 6:55 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017 7:01 PM ET Related Stories Drake’s record-breaking reign on the Billboard charts is over. Billboard says the Toronto rapper’s unprecedented run of 431 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

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