April 14th, 2021

Entertainment News

‘Kim’s Convenience’ actor Andrew Phung on crafting his own series, ‘Run the Burbs’

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

TORONTO – “Kim’s Convenience” has just ended but cast member Andrew Phung is already “knee-deep in ideas and stories” for his next project, “Run the Burbs.” The Calgary-raised actor, who played quirky car-rental employee Kimchee on “Kim’s,” co-created the upcoming comedy series and will star in it as a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife ... Read More »

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Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

By Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press on April 14th, 2021

LONDON – When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning. Many will also be watching for any signs of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with his elder brother Prince William. It will be the first time that Harry comes face-to-face ... Read More »

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Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

By The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK – The Reuters news service has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to take that role in the company’s 170-year history. The London-based Galloni will replace Stephen Adler, who has been the newsroom’s leader for the past decade and announced that he will be retiring at ... Read More »

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Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK – Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism,” Jagger said in a statement Tuesday. “Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar. It was a ... Read More »

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Artist gives nature a `cosmic’ twist in big NY garden show

By Katherine Roth, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

An expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world, has opened at The New York Botanical Garden. Ticket sales have been brisk in a pandemic-weary city hungry for more outdoor cultural events. “Kusama: Cosmic Nature,” postponed by a year due ... Read More »

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Rowling children’s story ‘The Christmas Pig’ out in October

By The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK – J.K. Rowling has a new book coming this fall, a holiday children’s story with all new characters. Scholastic announced Tuesday that “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released worldwide Oct. 12. “But Christmas Eve is a night ... Read More »

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Two books based on ‘1619 Project’ coming out in November

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK – Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists. “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” expands upon the New York Times Magazine publication from 2019 that centres the country’s ... Read More »

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Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

LONDON – Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to – and participated in – many of the century’s upheavals: World War II, the dismantling of ... Read More »

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Tirico to host NBC coverage of Tokyo Games from outdoor set

By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

Mike Tirico won’t be anchoring NBC’s primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from the usual confines of a studio inside the International Broadcast Center. Instead, he will have a more picturesque location. NBC announced Tuesday that Tirico will host from an outdoor location in downtown Tokyo. The set will be on a fifth-floor deck with ... Read More »

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Jay Baruchel to host Amazon Prime Video’s ‘LOL: Last One Laughing Canada’

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

TORONTO – Comedy star Jay Baruchel has signed on to host the new Canadian Amazon Prime Video series “LOL: Last One Laughing Canada.” The six-part comedy-variety show will be shot in Toronto and see Canadian comedic actors and stand-ups competing to make each other laugh first. Dozens of cameras will capture the action during the ... Read More »

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Pulling the plug: Edmonton Folk Music Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2021

EDMONTON – Despite Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will allow summer events like the Calgary Stampede to go ahead, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has been cancelled The festival says in a statement that without full vaccination, people won’t be entirely safe from the spread of COVID-19. It says that with ... Read More »

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