September 21st, 2017

Entertainment News

‘Alias Grace’ comes at a ‘critical moment,’ says star Sarah Gadon

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2017

TORONTO – Sarah Polley’s new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” has been about 20 years in the making. As it turns out, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Debuting Monday on CBC-TV and Nov. 3 on Netflix globally outside of Canada, the Ontario-shot miniseries comes after the smash success of another recent ... Read More »

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Martha Stewart, others to attend women’s empowerment event

By The Associated Press on September 21st, 2017

NEW YORK – Some famous friends will be on hand for Mika Brzezinski’s latest “Know Your Value” event. Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jane Pauley are among those expected Oct. 30 for an all-day conference at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt hotel. “Know Your Value” is based on the bestselling book by the co-host of MSNBC’s ... Read More »

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Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel still ‘great friends’

By The Associated Press on September 21st, 2017

NEW YORK – Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they’re still “great friends” who love one another and their young son. The singer talked about her marriage Wednesday at a screening for her new visual album, “Double Dutchess,” at iPic Theaters Fulton Market. She says “the important thing is ... Read More »

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‘Breakfast Club’ actor Hall pleads no contest to assault

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – “Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall has pleaded no contest to shoving a neighbour who fell and broke his wrist. The 49-year-old Hall entered the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to one misdemeanour count of assault likely to produce injury. He was immediately sentenced to 40 hours of ... Read More »

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Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

By William J. Kole, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

BOSTON – He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to “West Side Story.” The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year, and on Friday, the Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off a new season dedicated to the Massachusetts-born composer-conductor, one ... Read More »

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Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her became public ... Read More »

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The Latest: Lawyer says woman and Kevin Hart are victims

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the Kevin Hart scandal (all times local): 11:18 a.m. A lawyer for a woman involved in the Kevin Hart scandal says someone secretly placed cameras in his Las Vegas hotel suite and made bedroom images of the two. Lawyer Lisa Bloom told a Los Angeles press conference Wednesday that ... Read More »

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Veteran actor Paul Sorvino won over by strong script for mafia drama ‘Bad Blood’

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2017

SUDBURY, Ont. – Most visitors to Sudbury make a point of getting their picture taken with the Big Nickel, the city’s iconic nine-metre monument honouring its mining history. Veteran actor and director Paul Sorvino was no exception. “It was blowing out, 20-below, we were driving by and my wife said, ‘Take a picture!'” the 78-year-old ... Read More »

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Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

MILAN – Green has been declared the colour of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear. Eleven awards will be handed out Sunday evening to honour Italian designers, fashion houses and suppliers that “champion community and social justice, traditional craftsmanship, responsible supply chain management and innovation and ... Read More »

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Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2017

NEW YORK – An ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career has died. Lillian Ross was 99. New Yorker editor David Remnick confirmed her death, but did not immediately have other details Wednesday. Ross contributed stories to The New Yorker for decades, notably a 1940s portrait of ... Read More »

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ directors serve up personal portrait of Billie Jean King

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2017

TORONTO – Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris weren’t particularly interested in doing a by-the-numbers biopic on tennis great Billie Jean King. So rather than serving up a sprawling account of King’s life, the husband-and-wife team behind Oscar-winning indie charmer “Little Miss Sunshine” decided to focus on a time of great public and private significance for ... Read More »

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