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Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors has died at age 82. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

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Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors has died at age 82. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Brett "The Hitman" Hart Given Blackfoot Name

CALGARY — Bret (The Hitman) Hart may go with a new nickname in the future. The legendary wrestler, who made his in−ring debut in 1978 and took part in nearly 3,000 matches before his retirement, was given an honorary Blackfoot name at an Indigenous ceremony in Calgary on Thursday. Hart’s new Blackfoot name is Iyiikitapinna…

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Dead at 76

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The incredibly talented Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Aretha, who was appropriately crowned the Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit. The reported cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,…

Margot Kidder’s Death Ruled a Suicide

HELENA, Montana — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who was born in Yellowknife and played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on…

Michael Buble Among 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honourees

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Canadian crooner Michael Buble will be getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The singer from Burnaby, British Columbia, is one of the entertainers named by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the honour. Others in the class of 2019 include actors Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway…

De Niro Apologizes to Canadians for Trump's Comments

TORONTO — With diplomatic tensions between U.S. and Canada rocked by recent comments about trade by President Donald Trump and his advisers, some Americans are finding ways to acknowledge Canada’s other exports in popular culture. From Neil Young and Drake to poutine and northern hospitality, many of Canada’s internationally known trademarks became fodder for compliments…

Fans Flock to to Bourdain's Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY - Fans of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who officials say committed suicide in France on Friday, flocked to the New York restaurant where he was an executive chef to pay tribute to him. Nathan Frandino has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 - CNN

NEW YORK, NY - The celebrity and TV chef, Anthony Bourdain, has been found dead at the age of 61. CNN reported that Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his popular show. CNN also reported they have confirmed that his death was a suicide. “Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles,…

Facebook Launches News Program With Anchors From CNN, Fox News, Univision

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Facebook launches U.S. news programs hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox, and Jorge Ramos of Univision to improve the quality of news on the social network. Fred Katayama has more information in this Reuters News video report.

World's Greatest Figure Skaters Coming to Brandon

Toronto - Canada will get one more chance to see some of the world's greatest figure skaters as they take to the ice in 30 cities across the country and say, "Thank you". Canada has produced the most talented figure skaters in the history of the sport with household names like Virtue, Moir, Chan, Osmond,…

Rosanne Cancelled & All Episodes Pulled After Tweet

TORONTO — CTV says it is pulling "Roseanne" from its television and streaming platforms following a racist tweet on Tuesday by the show’s star Roseanne Barr. CTV Communications tweeted its plans less than two hours after the show’s U.S. network, ABC, said it was cancelling the series. Barr apologized for suggesting on Twitter that former…

Mulroney Twins Capture Hearts at Royal Wedding

The joyful expressions of seven−year−old Canadian twins Brian and John Mulroney captured Internet hearts on Saturday as the boys took a star turn as page boys at the royal wedding. A photo of one the gap−toothed boys grinning widely as he carried Meghan Markle’s veil into St. George’s Chapel became an instant online sensation, and…

VIDEO - Markle Walks Down the Aisle to Marry Prince Harry

WORLD NEWS - Tens of thousands of Canadians woke up early Saturday to watch the Royal Wedding, they were not disappointed. Meghan Markle, wearing a dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, walks down the aisle with Prince Charles to marry Britain's Prince Harry. 'You're husband and wife:' Harry and Meghan wed. Harry and Meghan seal…

Mulroney Children to Act as Bridesmaid & Page Boys at Royal Wedding

LONDON — All three of Ben and Jessica Mulroney’s children have been selected to be among the bridesmaids and page boys for Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Kensington Palace issued a list of six bridesmaids and four page boys on Wednesday. Four−year−old Ivy Mulroney will be among the bridesmaids while seven−year−old…

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