Entertainment and Arts


Amara Pope, 22, is a long-time fan of Toronto rapper Drake, so it was a perfect for to analyze his music for her master's thesis. Her paper has been published in an academic journal, and now she's working on her PhD, which also focuses on Drake.

Posted: January 19, 2017, 1:57 pm

​Not only is President Barack Obama the first black president of the U.S., but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief, for his embracing of the genre and its artists.

Posted: January 19, 2017, 1:09 pm

Saying he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged, Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles.

Posted: January 19, 2017, 11:15 am
Electoral reform

A collection of activists, political players and artists — including musician Neil Young — is calling on Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to keep its promise to implement a new federal electoral system in time for the 2019 election.

Posted: January 19, 2017, 10:04 am
APTOPIX 2017 People's Choice Awards - Show

Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards, becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history.

Posted: January 19, 2017, 9:20 am
APTOPIX Campaign 2016 Clinton

As stars pour out in protests around the inauguration, research suggests celebrities rarely have the power to substantially change people's political opinions

Posted: January 19, 2017, 4:00 am
Virginia Execution

Virginia has executed a man convicted of killing two young girls and their parents, one of whom was a during a New Year's Day home invasion more than 11 years ago.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 9:47 pm
Alanis Morissette

The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 9:42 pm
Dog's purpose

A national animal welfare group filed a complaint with Manitoba authorities after a video surfaced online showing a dog being forced into churning water during the production of the soon-to-be released film A Dog's Purpose.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 6:13 pm
Will and Grace

In TV, everything old can be new again, as NBC is officially reviving the influential hit comedy Will & Grace. The network's first new series order for the 2017-18 broadcast season is a show that debuted about 20 years earlier.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 1:51 pm
Leonard Cohen MAC Silo #5

The late legendary Montreal musician Leonard Cohen will provide inspiration for more than a dozen visual artists and musicians as part of a special exhibition by Montreal's Museum of Contemporary Art and CBC/Radio-Canada for the city's 375th anniversary celebrations.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 12:39 pm
Salman Khan

Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted Wednesday of the charge of using unlicenced arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a wildlife preserve 18 years ago.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 10:04 am
Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld and Netflix have announced a deal that will bring the star's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to the streaming service later this year.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 8:53 am
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie will be awarded the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award this year at the JUNO Awards.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 7:39 am

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

Posted: January 17, 2017, 2:23 pm