Category: Entertainment

Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

Stephen Colbert takes over for 67-year old Letterman in 2015 Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. “I never dreamed that […]

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New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

Fargo shot in and around Calgary The presence of a wood chipper cannot be confirmed or denied. But cast members of the new “Fargo” television series say there’s much that will feel familiar to fans of the 1996 Coen brothers’ film that inspired it. “It’s definitely the same tone and the same vibe as the […]

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Canadian entertainment industry doesn’t need gov’t assistance: Report

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian entertainment industry doesn’t need gov’t assistance: Report

False arguments fuel government policies around Canadian entertainment industry, says Fraser Institute Cracking down on pornographic channels for not showing enough Canadian content is a classic example of how government policies on the Canadian entertainment industry are inefficient, says the author of a new Fraser Institute report. Steven Globerman says the government is needlessly protecting […]

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Recipe to Riches moves to CBC, starts Wednesday

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Recipe to Riches moves to CBC, starts Wednesday

Recipe to Riches features home cooks hoping to win grand prize of $250,000 The competition on “Recipe to Riches” might not be as cutthroat as it is on shows featuring professional chefs, but the home cooks who aspire to have their recipe marketed in a national grocery chain most definitely have their eye on the […]

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House of Cards: Robin Wright relishes playing evil character

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
House of Cards: Robin Wright relishes playing evil character

Kevin Spacey is nefarious America Vice-President Frank Underwood on House of Cards Portraying the ruthless Claire Underwood on the dark political drama House of Cards is demanding but continually surprising, says Robin Wright. The Golden Globe-winning actress says she relishes playing the hardened wife of equally cold-blooded politician Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. Claire […]

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Ellen Page, Canadian actress, comes out as gay

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ellen Page, Canadian actress, comes out as gay

Ellen Page says that keeping her sexuality secret took toll on health, relationships Oscar nominated Canadian actress Ellen Page has come out as gay, declaring that hiding her sexuality has caused her years of suffering. Ellen Page went public Friday night in Las Vegas during an emotional speech to the Time to Thrive conference – an […]

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Stage West – Take a ride on the soul train with Motown

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stage West – Take a ride on the soul train with Motown

Stage West audiences clap along with the fantastic music From Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Etta James and Tina Turner to Prince, Whitney Houston and Boyz2Men to Bruno Mars and Beyonce – the Stage West production Love Train: The Soul of Motown has it all and then some. Starting off the New Year with a little […]

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Sun News Network decision by CRTC marks the end of a regime

| August 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Sun News Network decision by CRTC marks the end of a regime

The internet has undone the CRTC’s attempts to control Canadian culture Yesterday was the kind of day future generations in Canada will look at in wonder. Imagine, eyes turning to a meeting room in Gatineau, to find out whether or not Canadian cable and satellite subscribers will be forced to pay for a channel. In […]

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“Argo” awarded Best Picture Oscar, Michelle Obama presents statue

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
“Argo” awarded Best Picture Oscar, Michelle Obama presents statue

Some critics said director Ben Affleck distorted Canada’s role in “Argo” story The thriller “Argo” that features a story about Canadian efforts to rescue six American hostages from 1979 Iran won best picture from the Academy Awards – and the Oscar was presented by a surprise guest beamed in by video from the White House. It’s […]

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Charlie Sheen was a tough sell to studio for new movie

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlie Sheen was a tough sell to studio for new movie

Director says movie’s backers were leery of Charlie Sheen after public drug-fuelled behaviour in 2012 Canadian Press – by Michael Oliveira    When director Roman Coppola first envisioned Charlie Sheen for the lead role in his new film “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” the actor was still one of the most […]

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