Entertainment and Arts


P.E.I.'s Martha MacIsaac has roles in two movies premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival — Unicorn Store with Brie Larsen and Battle of the Sexes with Steve Carell and Emma Stone.

Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:00 am
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An Ottawa punk band that rose briefly to fame this week after a German vinyl pressing plant mistakenly put its songs on copies of Beyoncé's Lemonade album has been dropped from its own label over allegations of sexual assault.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:34 pm
Dana Bowen, Brrrlesque

How a 'shy person' overcame her fears and brought her first ever Brrrlesque act across the ocean.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:50 pm
THEATRE McCormack Stratford Award 20170918

Eric McCormack channelled his theatrical training into a spirited tribute to the Stratford Festival as the Will and Grace star was honoured by the stage company he credits for helping prime him for future stardom.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:27 pm
69th Primetime Emmy Awards - Backstage

Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. But not everyone was laughing.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:58 am

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyoncé at something, but the Canadian singer may not be totally happy with her victory — she has been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:57 am
MUSIC Polaris Music Prize 20170918

Colombian immigrant Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for her album La Papessa.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:35 pm
New pea protein plant in Saskatchewan

Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, have announced they are investing in an organic pea processing plant in Saskatchewan.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:54 pm
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Bobby Heenan, the legendary pro wrestler, manager and colour commentator known by his nickname The Brain, died Sunday. He was 73.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:05 am
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Peter Herrndorf will step down as president and CEO of the National Arts Centre late next spring after holding the role for nearly 20 years.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:42 am
David Chariandy, Eden Robinson, Michael Redhill

A mix of new and established writers comprise the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize long list. The $100,000 prize recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:45 am
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Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems, the tour's promoter said Monday.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:11 am

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 7:26 am
Leonard Cohen

Calling on Leonard Cohen fans: The son of the beloved singer-songwriter and poet, Adam Cohen, is inviting you to let him know what songs of his father's they would like to hear in Montreal on Nov. 6.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:05 am
APTOPIX 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

From a surprise appearance by Sean Spicer and his podium to big wins for diverse cast and crews, here are some of the memorable moments from Sunday's Emmys.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 am

The dystopian vision of The Handmaid's Tale, the deeply cynical Washington comedy Veep and Saturday Night Live won top series honours Sunday.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 4:55 pm
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 10:00 am
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Jean-Marc Vallée has become a coveted director and producer in Hollywood.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 6:00 am

Narcos location manager Carlos Muñoz was killed in Mexico while scouting locations for the show's next season, Mexican media said Saturday.

Posted: September 16, 2017, 1:55 pm
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These days Caitriona Balfe is fully aware of the fervent fan base that follows every move of her series Outlander, now in its third season. But that wasn't always the case.

Posted: September 16, 2017, 4:00 am