Archive for the ‘News/Entertainment’ Category

Gerry Marsden, U.K. singer of You’ll Never Walk Alone soccer anthem, dies at 78

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
Britain Obit Gerry Marsden

Gerry Marsden, the British singer who was instrumental in turning a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" into one of the great anthems in the world of football, has died. He was 78.

Hal Johnson on how racist treatment inspired him to create Body Break

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Hal Johnson

Television personality Hal Johnson, who co-hosted the Canadian health and fitness segment Body Break, says the long-running series was started to combat racism.

Athletes, sports teams, celebs join All In Challenge to feed hungry during pandemic

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
76ers Meeks Man Basketball

With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need.

Spittin’ Chiclets podcast star Paul Bissonnette: ‘I’m just some clown who has an opinion’

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Paul Bissonnette

'I have an aggressive sense of humour, I'm not going to apologize for that,' says Spittin' Chiclets podcast star Paul Bissonnette.

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

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Coach's Corner Don Cherry Ron MacLean Nov. 9

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
Hungary Music Talent Show

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
NFL Jay-Z

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
NFL Jay-Z

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
BKN NBA Finals 20190607

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.