January 18th, 2021


Entertainment News

  • ‘Schitt’s Creek’ up for five Critics Choice Awards, including best comedy series

    TORONTO – “Schitt’s Creek” continues to flood the awards circuit. The Canadian CBC series, which swept the Emmys’ comedy categories with seven trophies last September, is now up for five Critics Choice Awards. The story of the riches-to-rags Rose family is nominated for best comedy series and in acting categories for stars Eugene Levy, Catherine [...] Read More »

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  • Blanchet’s choice to block critics on Twitter limits free speech: experts

    OTTAWA – Dozens of people say Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has blocked them on Twitter after they criticized his statements about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. Richard Moon, a law professor at the University of Windsor, says it is credible to claim that Blanchet infringed the charter-guaranteed right to freedom of expression of those who [...] Read More »

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  • Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

    NEW YORK – Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. “This is a great day in our household,” the country music superstar said during a virtual press conference Monday, two days before Biden is to be sworn in. “This is not a political statement. This is a [...] Read More »

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  • Heavy metal guitarist photographed at Capitol riot charged

    INDIANAPOLIS – A heavy metal guitarist who was photographed with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and is accused of spraying police officers with a pepper-based bear spray irritant has been arrested, the FBI said. Jon Ryan Schaffer turned himself in Sunday after he was featured on an FBI poster seeking the public’s help [...] Read More »

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  • Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for ‘Big Tech’ book

    NEW YORK – Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The conversative publisher Regnery announced Monday that Hawley’s “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will come out this spring. “Regnery [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • New Year’s resolutions are over-rated

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.comFollow @alBeebHerald on Twitter[...] Read More »

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    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com And then there was one. With the dawn of 2021, I find myself in a strange position in The Herald newsroom — the last person who was working in my department back in 1987 when I started here. When I came to the paper in August [...] Read More »

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  • Nobody is truly ever alone in this world

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Well, here it is again. Christmas.  Our first and — let’s pray —perhaps last COVID Christmas. Hopefully, the festive season will live up to its name after a year wracked by the pandemic. We are living in a vastly different world than 12 months ago when people [...] Read More »

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  • Hollywood Suite a great investment for movie fans

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com One of the smartest, and cheapest, investments I made this year was keeping the Hollywood Suite channels when the free preview ended on Telus. Actually, the channels didn’t cost me a dime because I just dropped one of my other tiers and replaced it with Hollywood [...] Read More »

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  • Beware of phone number mimic scam

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Scam alert! Recently, I’ve been getting calls on my cell phone which seem suspicious. I see a call with a 1, the 403 area code, plus oddly the first three digits of my own phone number and I see a message that it’s a caller from [...] Read More »

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