Archive for the ‘News/Entertainment’ Category

Without Don Cherry, Sportsnet exploring ‘new formats’ for 1st intermission show

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Don't expect an immediate replacement for fired commentator Don Cherry on Coach's Corner. Sportsnet told CBC News on Friday that it will explore “new formats” for the first intermission of Hockey Night in Canada.

Sheldon Kennedy, Kaitlyn Weaver triumph on CBC’s Battle of the Blades

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Battle of the Blades

Ice dancer Kaitlyn Weaver and retired NHLer Sheldon Kennedy have triumphed as the winning pair of CBC-TV's Battle of the Blades.

Tokyo Olympics undecided on Placido Domingo appearance

Friday, August 30th, 2019
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The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star sexually harassed women.

Jay-Z talks Kaepernick, defends Roc Nation’s deal with NFL

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes.

Jay-Z teams with NFL for entertainment events, social activism

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism.

Walk Off the Earth’s O Canada rendition at Raptors-Warriors game draws mixed reviews

Saturday, June 8th, 2019
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It's been a rough final series for some Canadian musicians, with back-to-back renditions of O Canada during NBA games drawing mixed reactions online.

Ban it like Beckham: Phone costs soccer star’s right to drive

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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A prosecutor said a member of the public spotted former Manchester United and England soccer star, David Beckham, holding a phone while driving through central London on Nov. 21.

CBC revives Battle of the Blades skate competition show

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Skating maven Sandra Bezic and CBC are bringing back Battle of the Blades, with the public broadcaster green-lighting a new season of the uber-Canadian reality competition after more than five years off the air.

U.S. college coaches among dozens charged in admissions bribery case

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 people charged by U.S. federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a $25-million US scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into elite universities such as Yale and Stanford.

Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Maroon 5 has cancelled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done.