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Pinewood student gets hero's welcome

Five-year-old Memphis Rollin got an early birthday present at Pinewood Public School as the academic week came to a close. Working alongside members of the family, staff and students surprised Memphis with a superhero-themed party that was meant to reflect his courage in the face of some serious medical issues. After dressing up as their favourite ...


Edmonton musician nominated for a Juno

Love, fatherhood and music: Edmonton AM sits down with Juno nominee Josh Sahunta.


Netflix series accused of ‘whitewashing’ cast after Beef season 2 plans revealed


Madame Web is the latest superhero movie to get a hammering from the critics

is out in cinemas from today (February 14) but the superhero film has been slammed by critics as one even described it as a "Chernobyl-level disaster".The film follows New York City paramedic Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson) who starts to show signs of clairvoyance and is forced to confront revelations about her past, but she also must protect three...


Disneyland character performers announce plans to unionize

(Reuters) - Performers of Disney's cartoon characters such as Mickey, Donald and Goofy at its Disneyland theme park are looking to join Actors' Equity Association, a labor union representing those who work in live theatrical performance. The union said on Tuesday it would seek voluntary recognition from Disney Resort Entertainment when a majority of the workers have signed union authorization


Suspenseful cop show, a soothing soap, and 'Table for Eight'

Manayek is the kind of hard-hitting series with nail-biting suspense and perfectly cast actors that epitomizes the high-quality TV that has made Israel a television powerhouse around the world.


Analysis-For Malaysian filmmakers, censorship stifles optimism after overseas glory

By Danial Azhar KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - It was a stellar 2023 for Malaysian filmmakers with awards at Cannes and the Oscars, but signs of heightened censorship at home and death threats have fuelled worries about whether the optimism built off the back of the global success can last. Muslim-majority Malaysia typically restricts content seen as offensive or infringing upon religious, cultural


Reliance-Disney India merger draws Nita Ambani back to business spotlight

By Aditi Shah and Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) -The Reliance-Disney India merger has attracted Nita Ambani, wife of Reliance boss Mukesh Ambani, back into mainstream business as the new company's chair, where her experience in arts and sports, and ties with Bollywood could come in handy. Reliance and Disney said on Wednesday they would create a $8.5 billion TV and streaming juggernaut in


Gillian Campbell recognized with kicks, tricks, and feathers in Whitehorse

Performer Gillian Campbell, more lovingly known by her personification of "Klondike Kate" was the star of the show this Saturday. Dancers took to the stage for the tribute, eventually joined by Campbell. The CBC's Virginnie Ann has more.


Taylor Swift set to make film directorial debut

Pop star Taylor Swift will begin producing her full-length directorial debut after finishing her world tour The Eras Tour, in December 2024, according to Puck. Swift made her directorial debut back in 2021 with her All Too Well short film. The film, which stared Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien, was based on Swift's song All Too Well, which had an exte...


The Most-Anticipated Movies of 2024


Lilly Singh and Trish Stratus on upcoming Canada's Got Talent season

CityNews' Sports and Music Reporter Lindsay Dunn speaks with the judges and host of Canada's Got Talent about the upcoming million-dollar season.


The sky's the limit: A brief history of in-flight entertainment

As the winter holidays draw near, many of us are already booking flights to see friends and family or vacation in warmer climates. Nowadays, air travel is synonymous with some form of in-flight entertainment, encompassing everything from the reception offered by the aircrew to the food choices and digital content. These services all add value to flying for customers. Passengers are now so familiar with in-flight entertainment that to travel...


I’m in My Regency Era. Here Are 5 Ways I Achieve the Look & Lifestyle

Growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, a small city in the northeastern part of the country, I often daydreamt about being a Disney princess. I imagined myself in elaborate powder pink gowns, sauntering around the countryside, talking sweetly to birds and townsfolk. But not long after my fifth birthday, when I dressed up in a blue, red, and yellow frock like Snow White, I realized that this Magical World of Disney fantasy wasn’t available to girls...


Taylor Swift Singapore concert tickets: Cost, cheapest price for Eras Tour 2024 shows after Super Bowl

Everything to know about Taylor Swift's Eras Tour concerts in Singapore, including ticket information.


WWE WrestleMania 40 gets major overhaul with 'first of its kind experience'

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 price: Cost, start time, live stream, card & more for wrestling event in Australia

Here's all you need to know about WWE's return to Australia, including how much the Elimination Chamber event will cost.


The 15 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in 2024


All-female gang battles over Eastside turf in the new play Sunrise Betties to run in Vancouver

Rehearsals started this past week for the upcoming performance of Sunrise Betties, which will be presented to audiences from Feb. 21 to March 10 at the Russian Hall in Vancouver. The interactive show draws inspiration from the 1970s-era gangs of Vancouver and the corruption of the East Vancouver police at that time. Set in 1972, Sunrise Betties is ...


Tickets go on sale March 1 for popular Red Roof pasta dinner

They’ll be dishing out the pasta for a good cause at John Michael’s Banquet & Event Centre in Thorold on Sunday, April 28. That is the date of the annual pasta dinner fundraiser for Red Roof Retreat, the Niagara-on-the-Lake-based organization that offers recreational and respite services to children, youth and young adults with special needs and th...


Packed crowd takes walk through Warwick’s history

Blake Ellis Local Journalism Initiative As the film ended and the lights came on, you could hear the positive response of the many people who attended the debut of The Township of Warwick: Our Journey Through Time. The Warwick Community Centre was packed for the premiere Saturday afternoon, as more chairs were set up to accommodate everyone. Produc...


Should people rely on TikTok for health tips? - study

From the "problematic" trend of self-diagnosis to the recycling of incomplete information, here is why people shouldn't rely on TikTok influencers for health advice.


Games Inbox: Will PS5 give up single-player games?

The Wednesday letters page reacts to the news of layoffs at PlayStation, as one reader is fine with all games being multiformat.


Nevada issues first license to a lounge in Las Vegas where cannabis can be consumed recreationally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations. The state Cannabis Compliance Board announced Thursday that the license was awarded to a business in Las Vegas following an inspection by agents e...


Great Scott! Downtown Montreal Is Hosting A 'Back To The Future' Live Concert & Screening

The film that once sent Marty McFly and Doc Brown on a whirlwind through time is pulling off its most audacious stunt yet.


LVMH launches entertainment venture led by Arnault heir and US boss

PARIS (Reuters) - Luxury goods giant LVMH is launching an entertainment venture to boost the marketing of its labels, overseen by a committee of executives led by LVMH heir Antoine Arnault and Anish Melwani, CEO of the group's North America operations. The new venture, called "22 Montaigne Entertainment" - a reference to LVMH group headquarters in Paris on Avenue Montaigne, is a partnership with


Israel's most beloved actors star in new drama series

While this might sound like a plotline on Grey’s Anatomy, with these two, it could turn out to be much more interesting and might even be the next Israeli series that gets remade around the world.


GTA 6 trailer recreated perfectly in Minecraft

When the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer dropped in December, it smashed a YouTube record for the most amount of views in the first 24 hours for a non-music video, already placing it among the most highly-anticipated games of all time. It got 93m views in that period on YouTube alone, and at the time of writing has since been viewed more than 177m times...


The Osheaga 2024 Lineup Dropped — SZA, Reneé Rapp, Green Day, Hozier & More Will Perform

Single-day tickets go on sale February 23.


Ultimate March Break packing list for your beach getaway

From tumblers to chill your drinks cold to packable pool floaties, here are a few things to tuck into your suitcases before you head south.


Sask. Indigenous actor Joel D. Montgrand shares details about his role in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender

An actor from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan is appearing in one of the biggest shows of the year. Joel D. Montgrand plays the role of Hakoda in Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender, which is out now.


Movie discounts for soldiers and a new Israeli Cinema Day coming up

Israel is doing all it can to support soldiers and keep them entertained during wartime.


We now live in a music microculture, even when it comes to Taylor Swift

It a world where music is niche, how can you measure success?


Hollywood oozes elegance at the Producers Guild Awards 2024

Margot Robbie, Brie Larson, America Ferrera and Lily Gladstone commanded attention on the red carpet at the Producers Guild Awards 2024. Margot and America opted for black while Brie was in red and Lily in green


Curb Your Enthusiasm Star Richard Lewis Dies at 76

Renowned comedian and actor Richard Lewis, celebrated for his memorable performances in HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the comedic film "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," has passed away at the age of 76. The cause of his death was a heart attack, which occurred at his Los Angeles residence on Tuesday evening, as confirmed by his publicist through a st...


Activities abound in Aurora for Family Day weekend

The countdown is on to Family Day 2024 and there will be plenty of things to do throughout the entire weekend. Family Day fun will get an early start on February 17 with an evening kick-off to Aurora’s Arctic Adventure at Town Park from 6 – 8 p.m. This evening session will include a Speaking of Wildlife Show at 6.30 p.m., which will be followed by ...


Walt Disney Studios names Greenbaum as president

By Dawn Chmielewski and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) - David Greenbaum has been named to the newly created role of president, overseeing Disney Live Action and 20th Century studios, reporting to Disney Entertainment co-Chairman Alan Bergman, Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday. He succeeds Sean Bailey, who oversaw Disney's live action films since 2010, and is stepping down, the company said.


Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet promote Dune in South Korea

Zendaya, Timothee Chalamet and Austin Butler promote 'Dune: Part Two' in South Korea. Zednaya and Timothee don matching leather ensembles for the press conference.


Jayson Hoover’s psychedelic-soul music finds new audiences

Fifty years after first gaining attention, the music of Vancouver psychedelic-soul musician Jayson Hoover is finding new audiences after one of his songs was featured in a radio contest.


At Formula One's inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, music takes a front seat - at a cost

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At the inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, music and entertainment have taken a dominant role. As the elite motorsport experiments with the new race, A-list events are ubiquitous in Sin City, an unignorable part of the celebration. Here are some of the highlights. DAY FOUR: LET'S GO RACING Streets flood with fans in their r...


A whole new world of Aladdin has hit the stage

Disney’s Aladdin is playing in Toronto and we caught up with Aladdin himself to chat about his character, the show and having 3 wishes.


The future of Xbox could be TV and movie streaming - Reader’s Feature

A reader predicts that Microsoft will begin to take on Apple TV and Netflix, as it starts to make films and TV as well as games.


Why does Sask. care so much about celebs having local connections?

Local pop culture commentator Craig Silliphant says Saskatchewanians take pride in knowing a celebrity has connections to the province, no matter how tenuous they may be.


'Get ready to be swept away': Markham hosts inaugural Spring Festival Concert in celebration of Chinese Heritage Month

Markham is hosting the inaugural Spring Festival Concert on Feb. 25 at the People’s theatre for the Performing Arts, to welcome the Year of the Dragon and celebrate diversity while representing a significant number of Chinese cultural values and traditions. Organized by the Markham Arts Council (MAC), the free-admission concert will include perform...


India's Zee Entertainment seeks to revive $10 billion merger with Sony, ET reports

BENGALURU (Reuters) -India's Zee Entertainment is making a final attempt to restart discussions with Japan's Sony Group to revive their $10 billion merger deal that was scrapped on Jan. 22, Indian business daily Economic Times reported on Tuesday, citing people aware of the matter. Representatives from both parties have been working to salvage the deal, with efforts to revive the merger gaining


Palestinian pop singer hopes to compete for Iceland at Eurovision

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Palestinian pop singer Bashar Murad hopes to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, and bring a Palestinian voice to the event, which draws millions of television viewers, he said. Eurovision, which this year takes place on May 7-11 in the Swedish city of Malmo, bills itself as a non-political event and can disqualify those it considers to be in breach of


Entertainment Tonight Canada to end after 18 seasons

Canadian media company Corus Entertainment has announced it is ending its flagship entertainment program Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada after 18 seasons.


Sea Of Thieves and Hi-Fi Rush among Xbox games confirmed for PS5

Microsoft has confirmed Pentiment, Hi-Fi Rush, Grounded and Sea Of Thieves are all coming to PlayStation 5, with some getting physical versions.


Can A Vacation Cure Burnout? I Went To Bermuda To Find Out

There are a lot of reasons to go on vacation. Maybe you’ve finally decided to use that hard-earned PTO. Or maybe your anxiety has been getting the best of you and you’re hoping some sunshine will do you good. Or maybe, you’ve been burnt out for three years (2020 messed us all up, amirite?) and laying on the beach ignoring your responsibilities for a week seems like the only thing that could ease the fraying edges of your burning brain. Plus,...


Upcoming BBC productions heralded as 'risky and boundary-pushing' include three 'safe' book adaptations, a spin-off of The Split and a TV version of Gareth Southgate play with the same leading star

Unveiling a raft of new productions, the BBC's Director of Drama Lindsay Salt said the British broadcaster was set to take risks, push boundaries and 'venture into the creative unknown'.