Archive for the ‘News/Entertainment’ Category

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

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.

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Gladys Knight will sing The Star-Spangled Banner at this year's Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

Maroon 5 to headline 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Maroon 5, known for hits such as This Love and Moves Like Jagger, will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 3 alongside special guests Travis Scott and Big Boi.

Stompin’ Tom’s classic The Hockey Song to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Stompin' Tom's iconic sports anthem The Hockey Song is being immortalized in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The catchy ditty celebrating "the good ol' hockey game" will be honoured on Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Winnipeg Jets.

WWE star Roman Reigns leaves the ring after leukemia diagnosis

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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WWE wrestler Roman Reigns is leaving the ring to focus on his health after leukemia diagnosis.

After Beatles and Michael Jackson, Cirque turns to soccer star Lionel Messi

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Cirque du Soleil announced Wednesday that it will launch a new show next year inspired by "the incredible talent and accomplishments" of soccer star Lionel Messi.