Arts and Entertainment

Bill Cosby judge to rule Wednesday on releasing juror names

The judge who presided over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial will decide Wednesday whether to identify jurors who deadlocked in the case after a week of deliberations. Judge Steven O’Neill fears there would be a chilling effect on jurors needed for Cosby’s retrial if the first jury discusses the deliberations with the media. Lawyers for several media outlets argued at ...

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Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s retiring from acting

New His final film will be December’s Phantom Thread The Associated Press Posted: Jun 20, 2017 5:00 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 5:00 PM ET Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation, says he’s retiring from acting. Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement Tuesday that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer ...

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Take a cool virtual tour of the new Arctic Gallery at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature

It’s dark and cool when you first step into the new Arctic Gallery at Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Nature, as the sights and sounds of the Far North are projected onto ice. From there, guests can expect a Northern tour depicting the flora, fauna, fashion and culture of Canada’s Arctic.  The gallery, complete with a rotating exhibit curated by Northerners, opens Wednesday. Beyond Ice ...

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Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper’s publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.” Prodigy has battled sickle cell since birth and was in Las Vegas for a ...

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No evidence of Bachelor in Paradise misconduct, producer says

The producer of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise says a review of videotape found no cast misconduct or danger to any contestant. Warner Bros. said Tuesday that the reality show will resume production, which had been halted for the review. But the studio said that changes will be made to “further ensure” the safety and security of participants. The changes weren’t specified. ...

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Tony Bennett gets Gershwin prize from national library

Tony Bennett, the beloved and durable interpreter of American standards whose chart-topping career spans seven decades, has been honoured with this year’s Gershwin Prize for popular song. The Library of Congress announced the award Tuesday. The lifetime achievement award named for the duo of George and Ira Gershwin was created by Congress to honour singers and songwriters who entertain, inform ...

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‘She just turned up at the station:’ Adele visits London Fire Brigade after Grenfell Tower fire

New Singer ‘knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us’ The Associated Press Posted: Jun 20, 2017 10:27 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:27 AM ET London’s fire department posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. ...

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‘It’s like putting a headset on and you’re Homer Simpson:’ Winnipeg team creates VR cartoon in real-time

A first-of-its-kind cartoon is being made in Winnipeg using exclusively virtual reality technology. Super Secret Science Island has two characters — failed experiments abandoned on an island by their creator — that are brought to life by BUCKO Comedy’s Aaron Merke and Lauren Cochrane. The entire show is acted, shot and edited in real-time. “Someone could be in Winnipeg, somebody ...

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National Film Board ‘redefining’ its relationship with Indigenous Peoples

The National Film Board says it is “redefining” its relationship with Indigenous people by hiring more Indigenous staff and investing more in Indigenous works. As part of a three-year plan titled Redefining the NFB’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples, launched on Tuesday, the organization will provide all of its staff with cross-cultural training, increase its number of Indigenous employees from two ...

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Audience member ‘baffled’ as protester crashes N.Y. production of Julius Caesar

Monday June 19, 2017 more stories from this episode For some conservatives, a new production of Julius Caesar goes too far in its depiction of the Roman general as a Donald Trump-like figure. On Friday night, two right-wing activists — including Laura Loomer from Canada’s Rebel Media — interrupted the performance, yelling, “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right” and ...

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