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  • 'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 1:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes.

  • Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 9:54 AM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.

  • CCMAs, country radio skew heavily male
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 7:00 AM

    TORONTO - Aside from doctors and accountants, perhaps no one studies a chart as closely as a Nashville country musician.

  • Julia Sarah Stone on being a TIFF Rising Star
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 7:00 AM

    TORONTO - Vancouver native Julia Sarah Stone has two reasons to celebrate the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival: she appears in the movie "Wet Bum" and will also serve as one of the annual movie marathon's "rising stars."

  • David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 6:52 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

  • Sci-fi musical 'Bang Bang Baby' at TIFF
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - The original inspiration for "Bang Bang Baby," a surreal sci-fi musical about a 1960s small town that suffers mass mutations, came from "Viva Las Vegas."

  • Holzman on 'My So-Called Life' and 'Wicked'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 5:00 AM

    TORONTO - The short-lived but critically lauded TV series "My So-Called Life" starring Claire Danes recently hit its 20th anniversary, and while Emmy-nominated creator Winnie Holzman says she's proud of the show and the way it ended up being embraced, she isn't reflecting on the milestone much.

  • Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 4:29 AM

    BEIJING, China - Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas.

  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 6:50 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

  • Pittsburgh-based reality show 'The Chair' to debut
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 1:36 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Viewers of a new reality TV show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.

  • Shannon Kook on being a TIFF Rising Star
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 7:00 AM

    TORONTO - The spotlight will be on Toronto's Shannon Kook at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Canadian author tackles becoming Jewish again
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - When Canadian poet and novelist Alison Pick was 11, her classmate Jordan told her that she was Jewish.

  • TIFF films based on real-life people
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - This year's Toronto International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 4 to 14, is a biopic buffet, featuring a number of high-profile films dramatically probing the lives of real people. Here are a few of the most anticipated:

  • TV Blog Buzz: The 'Simpsons' joke the NHL didn't like
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-31 2:00 AM

    There are some hockey fans in "The Simpsons"' writers' room but apparently the NHL felt a joke that soiled the Stanley Cup went too far.

  • Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-30 3:17 PM

    VENICE, Italy - Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.

  • Parry looks inward for latest album
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-30 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - When Richard Reed Parry needs a break from touring with Arcade Fire he looks inward.

  • Sturla Gunnarsson's 'love letter to India'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-30 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - Sturla Gunnarsson's documentary "Monsoon" is his "love letter to India" and a return to the vast and bustling country for the prolific Canadian filmmaker.

  • TIFF films based on real-life people
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-30 6:00 AM

    TORONTO - This year's Toronto International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 4 to 14, is a biopic buffet, featuring a number of high-profile films dramatically probing the lives of real people. Here are a few of the most anticipated:

  • After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-30 5:00 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs.

  • Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 9:01 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

  • After deaths, NYC music festival tightens security
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 9:00 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.

  • 3 convicted in Georgia rapper's slaying
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 3:39 PM

    ATLANTA - A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat.

  • Fire destroys house on late author Clancy's estate
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 2:19 PM

    HUNTINGTOWN, Md. - Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the Maryland estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013.

  • Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 12:35 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 12:34 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.

  • Mint unveils new Superman coin collection
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 12:29 PM

    TORONTO - The Royal Canadian Mint on Friday unveiled four limited-edition Superman coins, reproducing colourful iconic images from DC Comics' book covers.

  • Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 12:11 PM

    BEIJING, China - A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 11:28 AM

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

  • Cee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-29 11:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service.

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