Entertainment and Arts


There was drama, comedy and even a plot twist on Sunday at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Posted: February 27, 2017, 1:09 am

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over The People's Court with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 8:11 pm
Barry Jenkins

In a surreal moment destined for Oscar history, the best picture winner was mistakenly announced at the Academy Awards, with La La Land seemingly awarded the honour before Moonlight was ultimately confirmed as the real choice.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 7:29 pm
Mideast Syria White Helmets

A Syrian cameraman and rescue worker whose documentary about the "White Helmets" Civil Defence group has been nominated for an Oscar will not attend the awards ceremony because Damascus has cancelled his passport, the group said on Sunday.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 4:54 pm
Against Me! Portraits

Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace is living proof that testosterone isn't a necessity to stand centre stage at a punk rock show.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 3:33 pm
David Lynch Foundation Benefit for Veterans with PTSD

Jim Gaffigan, lover of bacon, defender of McDonald's and one of the world's most popular comedians, is scheduled to perform in Halifax this spring.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 2:32 pm

Sunday might be dominated by La La Land, but Saturday belonged to Moonlight. Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature

Posted: February 26, 2017, 1:05 pm

Bill Paxton, the prolific and charismatic actor whose many memorable roles included an astronaut in Apollo 13 and a treasure hunter in Titanic, has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 10:15 am
Diversity Mentoring Donald Mowat-7

For a more diverse film industry, Hollywood must go into high schools and mentor youth, says an award-winning Canadian makeup artist.

Posted: February 26, 2017, 7:29 am
MUSIC Canada Boy Vinyl 20151105

Seventy HMV locations set to close will operate as Sunrise Records, as the Toronto company takes on the music store leases.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 2:44 pm
Film Review Batman V Superman

A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on a list of the year's worst achievements in film, winning four Razzies apiece.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 1:12 pm
UTA "United Voices" Rally

U.S. authorities have barred entry to a Syrian cinematographer for Oscar-nominated film The White Helmets, as Hollywood stars gathered at a rally supporting immigration rights and promoting unity.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 11:05 am
Theater Obama

Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American Airlines Theatre on Friday.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 9:30 am
France Cesar Awards

Quebec film director Xavier Dolan has won the best director award at the César Awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 9:02 am
Oscars video pak

Need some help with your Academy Awards pool? CBC film critic Eli Glasner shares a few tried and true tips to help you pick the winners.

Posted: February 25, 2017, 4:00 am