Arts and Entertainment

Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration to ‘stand with the LGBT community’

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday is the latest performer to back out of next week’s presidential inauguration celebrations, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for president-elect Donald Trump. The move comes a day after singer Paul Anka announced he would no longer be singing at the Jan. 20 ball, despite Trump being “an ...

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Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson to announce Oscar nominees

New Academy won’t announce nominees in front of live audience as in previous years but will instead stream online The Associated Press Posted: Jan 14, 2017 1:27 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2017 1:30 PM ET Related Stories Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson will help announce this year’s Academy Award nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts ...

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Biggest civil case in South by Southwest fatal crash dismissed

Lawsuit by victims and their families alleged safety lapses contributed to 2014 crash which killed 4 people The Associated Press Posted: Jan 14, 2017 12:57 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2017 12:57 PM ET Related Stories A judge has dismissed the largest civil case that had been brought against South by Southwest, the city of Austin and others from ...

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Divorce file reveals luxurious lifestyle for Prince and Canadian ex-wife

Prince’s unsealed divorce file from his second marriage shows the couple lived a luxurious lifestyle that included spending $50,000 US per party after major awards ceremonies, a newspaper reported Friday. Records from the late Purple Rain megastar’s divorce from Canadian-born Manuela Testolini were unsealed Friday by a judge’s order. The Minneapolis Star Tribune went to court to unseal the files, arguing ...

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Johnny Depp sues ex-managers alleging millions in losses

Johnny Depp sued his former business managers Friday alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout a lucrative period of his career, although the company says the actor’s spending is to blame. Depp’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Management Group seeks more than $25 million US, alleging its owners failed to properly pay his taxes, made unauthorized loans and ...

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No plans to digitize Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars films

The makers of Star Wars have put a quick end to rumours that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on. Making a rare rebuttal in the sprawling world of Star Wars speculation, Lucasfilm said Friday night that there are no plans to digitally recreate Fisher to appear in future episodes of the movie saga. “There is a rumour circulating ...

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Priyanka Chopra sounds off on gender equality as Sarvann opens

As she recovers from injuries suffered while performing stunts on the set of her hit TV show Quantico, Priyanka Chopra has something to keep her spirits up: Sarvann, a film she produced, is opening internationally this weekend. The Punjabi film, which tells the story of a Toronto family whose son goes looking for his roots in India, was a passion project for Chopra, ...

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Social media, valuable property are killing live music venues

It’s a refrain heard in cities across Canada: small but influential live music venues are struggling and closing. Toronto’s The Hoxton and Hugh’s Room, and The Carleton in Halifax are among the latest victims of the trend, joining Vancouver’s Railway Club, which closed in 2016. There are a host of reasons, from the changing habits of music lovers to harsh financial realities. One important ...

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Quantico star Priyanka Chopra ‘resting’ after injury on set

Network cites ‘minor incident’ on New York set, actress briefly hospitalized The Associated Press Posted: Jan 13, 2017 1:56 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 1:56 PM ET Quantico star Priyanka Chopra is “home resting comfortably” after being injured on the set of the action-thriller series Thursday night, according to ABC. The network released no details on the injury, which ...

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Ryan Reynolds named 2017 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing the title role in 2016’s Deadpool, was named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group on Friday. The award is presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. “Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s most diverse ...

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