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Kingsley Ben-Adir is the tribute Bob Marley deserves – even if One Love biopic flounders

The music icon's life provides a lot of material for a movie.


Vancouver choreographer wins Emmy for outstanding choreography

Heather Laura Gray, who was recently awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her work on Monster High: The Movie, tells Gloria Macarenko about the 'adrenaline' rush of winning her first Emmy.


Ghostly bingo and dinner in a crypt: 8 of the best Halloween events in London in 2023

Want some Halloween scares? You'll be spoiled for choice in London.


Matisyahu to perform benefit show for hostage families in Tel Aviv

Matisyahu has performed in Israel many times, and after the war against Hamas broke out following the October 7 massacre, he criticized fellow performers who were staying silent.


Generations Reading Theatre shares stories and helps seniors

The Generations Reading Theatre is ready to entertain with famous stories and tales of the history of Grande Prairie. Former elementary and post-secondary teacher Bethe Goldie knew that reading theatres were successful in elementary schools. But she says she also saw it as an opportunity for seniors to clear their throats and read a passage from a ...


Universal Studios writes to UK residents about 'potential' new theme park

The Hollywood giant stressed 'there is still a long way to go'.


Pacers' Tyrese Haliburton thrives in the spotlight of a busy NBA All-Star weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton found himself playing a new role on NBA All-Star weekend — host. He served as Indianapolis' unofficial ambassador. He became a part-time concierge, offering suggestions for restaurant choices and places to visit. He promoted the NBA's 2K esports league, even doubled as a ticket broker. He m...


Best Latine TV Shows of 2023, So Far

Latine-led TV shows have always been impactful and essential to US pop culture. In the recent past, shows like Gentefied, Vida, On My Block, and Los Espookys have delighted audiences, Latine and otherwise, both entertaining and educating viewers about the diaspora. It always has to be said: representation matters. And in 2023, Latine showrunners, actors, writers and directors are creating some of the most engaging and interesting TV shows that...


Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ movie: How and when you can stream in Canada

To celebrate her birthday, Taylor Swift announced the at-home release of her 'Eras Tour' concert film, which will be available to rent on Dec. 13, 2023.


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...


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.


Hollywood actors’ strike ends: What it means for Canada

Hollywood actors have reached a tentative agreement with major studios to end the second of two strikes that upended the entertainment industry. The National’s Ian Hanomansing talks to ACTRA negotiator Marie Kelly and Canadian actor Ali Momen about what the deal means for work on this side of the border.


Israeli films, TV shows win prizes and fans worldwide

A TV series about an Israeli president's rape and harassment of women wins prize in major French festival.


Paramount Global to lay off about 800 employees - source

By Samrhitha A and Jaspreet Singh (Reuters) -Paramount Global is laying off about 800 employees or roughly 3% of its workforce, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the media company looks to cut costs and return to earnings growth this year. The affected workers who are based in the United States will be notified Tuesday, CEO Bob Bakish said in a memo to employees seen by


WWE smashes social media record with return of CM Punk

WWE crushed its social media record with the return of wrestler CM Punk at Survivor Series, which garnered more than 71 million views.


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

Welcome to WWE World!


Puppetry’s next act: imagination, innovation and activism

For many of us, our first introduction to puppetry came through children's programming — but now this ancient art form is having a moment and taking centre stage.


University Challenge host Amol Rajan praises 'creative brilliance' behind ‘we need jungle’ meme

is one of those shows – like Only Connect – where we pray we’ll correctly guess an answer to a question that’s asked on it, but this week, the popular quiz show has provided entertainment in a rather unusual form.Last week, Amol Rajan (who replaced Jeremy Paxman as host last year) put students from Sheffield and Aberdeen to the test on the programm...


Factbox-Grammys 2024: Winners at Sunday's televised ceremony

By Danielle Broadway LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Grammy Awards, the highest honors in the music industry, were handed out at a ceremony on Sunday, broadcast on CBS and hosted by Trevor Noah. Following is a list of the winners in the categories at the televised ceremony: ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Midnights," Taylor Swift RECORD OF THE YEAR "Flowers," Miley Cyrus SONG OF THE YEAR "What Was I Made


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.


Where is the Saltburn mansion located?

has been a huge talking point, from the dark comedy and psychological thriller's graphic scenes to the Sophie Ellis-Bextor hit Murder on the Dancefloor returning to the chart after being used for the soundtrack.There is also much interest in where the filming took place, as viral videos from Rhian Williams (@be_better_known) on how to see the epony...


NBA All-Star Game halftime show reviews 2024: The best, worst reactions to Jennifer Hudson performance

Reactions poured in after Jennifer Hudson performed at halftime of the 2024 NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis.


Netflix announces documentary about Expos' departure from Montreal

Streaming service Netflix announced Wednesday that a new documentary about Major League Baseball's Montreal Expos and their departure from their Canadian home will be coming to the platform. The documentary is the first to be greenlit under a new creative partnership between Netflix and Montreal-based production company Attraction. The currently un...


Acting Tips for Kids: How to Engage Your Child Through Theater

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Do you have a child who loves to “playact”? Or perhaps have a child who is shy and reserved? Maybe you know a child who fits either description, or maybe you’re a teacher with children like this in your class? Have you wondered how you can engage a child t...


2023 in TV: 'The Bear' was the best, while 'Slow Horses' kept pace

There have been a number of terrific series and movies shown on streaming channels in 2023, both from around the world and from Israel.


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...


Taylor Swift's 'The Eras Tour' is heading to Disney+ with 5 new songs added

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's blockbuster concert film “The Eras Tour” will make its streaming debut on Disney+, the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday. The film, now titled “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor's Version)" will land on the streaming platform March 15. Five new songs will be included with the film, including “Cardigan.” “'The Eras...


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


Raymond J. de Souza: Trump, the political wrestler, knows the value of entertainment

On Tuesday evening Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Republican primary. But the more significant news arising from the Trump phenomenon took place that morning at the New York Stock Exchange, where TKO — the merged conglomerate of United Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) — rang the bell to begin trading. The occasion was the signing of a 10-year, US$5-billion deal with Netflix to become the home of WWE’s...


Comedian Rick Mercer answers 8 questions in 2 minutes

Comedian, author and TV personality Rick Mercer answers eight questions from viewers about his 15 years hosting the Rick Mercer Report on CBC.


Nelly Furtado and artists discuss 2024 Juno Nominations

CityNews' Music Reporter Lindsay Dunn speaks with artists including Nelly Furtado, The Beaches, Crown Lands and more about their 2024 Juno Award nominations.


Celebrating 50 years of Global TV

Join us to celebrate Global TV's 50-year milestone of entertaining Canadians! Global's Executive Vice President of Networks and Content, Troy Reeb, shares insights on the network's importance, new primetime shows, pioneering reality shows and the significance of original Canadian content.


Spencer Burton discusses new album 'North Wind'

Music reporter Lindsay Dunn speaks with award-winning artist Spencer Burton about his new album 'North Wind.'


Top 10 most awaited movies of 2024

2024 is full of highly expected movies, from new ones to sequels and prequels of already popular cinematic masterpieces. Have a sneak peek at films that are set to captivate audiences throughout the year, according to Business Insider. Argylle (February 2) Director Matthew Vaughn, a Kingsman creator, brings a spy action comedy to life, starring Bry...


Biden to meet Black entertainment figures in Los Angeles -Deadline Hollywood

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to meet with Black entertainment industry leadership in Los Angeles on Saturday, Deadline Hollywood reported on Friday, citing a source. Biden will travel to Los Angeles on Saturday, according to a White House news release. Deadline Hollywood reported that Biden plans to speak with the Black industry leaders about election issues and how to


Mavka's magic. How Ukrainian cartoon fascinated the whole world and why this is just the beginning

A big sensation of 2023 was the animated movie “Mavka: The Forest Song” by Animagrad Studio, based on Lesya Ukrainka's poetic play “The Forest Song” and inspired by the images of Ukrainian folk mythology. RBC-Ukraine describes how this outstanding 3D animated fantasy movie became not only one of the most successful movie projects in our country but...


Netflix shares first engagement report revealing most popular shows and movies

Netflix has released detailed viewer data for 99% of its content for the first time, revealing insights into the popularity of its shows and movies. This move addresses longstanding criticism about the streaming giant's lack of transparency in content performance. This comprehensive report, titled "What We Watched," ranks 18,000 titles based on hou...


Wu-Tang Clan RPG is real and sounds like Diablo meets Hi-Fi Rush

Rumours of an Xbox exclusive action role-player featuring the Wu-Tang Clan have re-emerged, but it won’t be at The Game Awards.


Israeli artists give their all to console, entertain amid Hamas war

The office of Culture and Sport Minister Miki Zohar announced earlier this week that it has allocated NIS 15 million to finance performances and cultural and sporting events.


NHL announces Tate McRae as headliner for All-Star Game entertainment

The NHL has announced that Canadian singer Tate McRae will be the headliner for the 2024 All-Star Game entertainment. McRae is set to perform during the second intermission of the 2024 All-Star Game in Toronto.


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.


BetMGM turns profitable in second-half of 2023

(Reuters) - U.S. sports-betting service BetMGM turned a profit for the first time in the second half of 2023, as the joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain saw strong demand from punters cashing in on sporting events. Ladbrokes-owner Entain said on Thursday the venture posted a core loss of about $67 million for the year and its net revenue from operations grew 36% to $1.96 billion. The


Popular art experience undergoes expansion

A multi-sensory art experience is preparing to welcome visitors after undergoing an expansion. The OUTERverse walk through fantasy at Wake The Tiger in Bristol will open on February 2 having taken a year to build. It is adding an extra 1,000 square metres’ experience to the current site, which has attracted almost 300,000 visitors since launching n...


Martin Lawrence shows off his strength in new Super Bowl commercial with Shannon Sharpe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Lawrence has kept busy: The actor-comedian readies for his new “Bad Boys” film with Will Smith this summer, recently joined his “ Martin ” cast members during the Emmys and stars alongside Hall of Fame football player Shannon Sharpe in a new Super Bowl commercial. In the commercial, Lawrence and Sharpe pair up for a friend...


Fort St. John to host 2024 Performing Arts BC festival

Fort St. John will host the 2024 Performing Arts BC festival this summer from June 2 to 6, inviting talented musicians and performers to take part in special master classes, lectures, coaching, workshops, technique classes, and adjudications. Performing Arts BC was established as a non-profit charity in 1964, and acts as the umbrella organization f...


This week in London: £8 Cocktails and dinner onboard the Victoria Line

This week we're exploring London's best bars on a budget, drinking away at the best rum and beer festivals and boxing 1974.


Netflix to stream WWE Raw in $5 billion bet on live events

(Reuters) -Streaming pioneer Netflix took a big step into live events on Tuesday with a more than $5 billion rights deal that would make it the exclusive home of World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw from January 2025. The 10-year partnership will see Raw on the streaming platform in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Latin America, among other territories, the companies said. Netflix


From exclusive events to concerts: Stars and athletes plan to flock Las Vegas for Super Bowl events

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Las Vegas will be flooded with so many pre- Super Bowl events that Shaquille O'Neal lowered the prices to his popular carnival-themed “ Shaq's Fun House. ” Instead of raising the rate, O'Neal decided to offer potential attendees more bang for their buck to the NBA legend's sixth annual event planned for Friday in Sin City. He mad...


Gallery invites visitors to watch performers rehearse for an upcoming show

It is rare for a viewer to be offered a glimpse behind the curtain when it comes to the world of performing arts. The fear of shattering the magic, or ruining the illusion, ensures the wall between performer and viewer is consistently raised. But there is much that can be gained from breaking down those barriers, argues Brandon Lee Alley and Rachea...


Corus ending production of Entertainment Tonight Canada amid ‘challenging’ landscape

Corus Entertainment is ending the production of Entertainment Tonight Canada, the company announced on Wednesday morning.