November 20th, 2017

Entertainment News

Winning night for Canadians at American Music Awards

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – It was a memorable night for a trio of Canadian nominees at this year’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Shawn Mendes took home the favourite adult contemporary artist award, beating out superstar competitors Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. In accepting the award the 19-year-old Mendes said “Ed and Bruno are basically ... Read More »

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The Latest: Bruno Mars wins 7 at American Music Awards

By The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Bruno Mars wasn’t at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he was the big winner with seven awards, including entertainer of the year. Mars also won video of the year and favourite male artist, pop/rock, and favourite album, pop/rock. “I wish I ... Read More »

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The Latest: Diana Ross celebrates lifetime achievement honour

By The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on (all times local): 8 p.m. Diana Ross received the lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards. Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama congratulated Ross in a video before the style icon, singer and actress delivered an upbeat medley of her hits. Her performance Sunday included ... Read More »

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Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honouring those affected by tragic events of the year, from ... Read More »

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Clarkson, Pink honour victims of hurricanes, violence at AMAs

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the 2017 American Music Awards paying tribute to those affected this year by hurricanes, gun violence, hate crimes and other tragic events. Before the pop stars sang R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” on Sunday, Jamie Foxx said this year “we needed the power of music to help us escape the news ... Read More »

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The Latest: Kelly Clarkson, Pink open American Music Awards

By The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Kelly Clarkson and Pink opened the American Music Awards with a tribute to first responders with a powerhouse vocal duet of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” Before their performance on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Jamie Foxx stood in front of a group of first responders ... Read More »

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Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis’ death

By The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

NASHVILLE – A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85. ___ Blake Shelton, on Twitter: – He did his best to try and keep my head on straight. I looked up to Mel more than he could’ve possibly known. A talented songwriter. An incredible entertainer. ... Read More »

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Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

By The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

NASHVILLE – Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was ... Read More »

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AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on November 19th, 2017

The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much. In categories like artist of the year and favourite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts are in contention. Other categories where male acts dominate include video of the year, tour ... Read More »

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Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen tells The Associated Press that Cassidy is in a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital with liver and kidney failure. She says he’s in a private room, conscious and surrounded by family. Geffen says there is nothing ... Read More »

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Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, ‘surrounded by family’

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided. The 67-year-old said earlier this ... Read More »

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