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  1. Magician Penn Jillette apologizes for calling Newfoundlanders 'stupid' - FILM TIFF TIM'S VERMEER 20130906

    Celebrity magician Penn Jillette has apologized after Newfoundlanders took him to task for insulting their intelligence on a talk show.

  2. O.J. Simpson museum turns morbid merchandise into art - OJ Simpson museum

    A pop-up museum in Los Angeles is putting on display just how low society sank in its fascination and monetization of O.J. Simpson's murder trial and eventual acquittal.

  3. Donald Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards - Trump US Saudi Arabia

    President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honouring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center arts awards to "allow the honourees to celebrate without any political distraction."

  4. Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case - Roman Polanski

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director.

  5. Robin Thicke, girlfriend expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday - People Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke's girlfriend is pregnant, and their baby is due on the birthday of Thicke's late father, actor Alan Thicke.

  6. Deadpool 2 stuntwoman thrown from motorcycle through a window, says WorkSafeBC - Fatal crash on the set of Deadpool 2

    British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a Deadpool 2 stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was thrown from her motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window.

  7. Tina Fey returns to Weekend Update to talk Charlottesville - Saturday Night Live

    Tiny Fey has returned to Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live to discuss the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally near her alma mater's campus in Charlottesville.

  8. President's arts advisers resign over Trump's Charlottesville response - VIRGINIA-PROTESTS/

    Members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the unrest in Charlottesville.

  9. Stratford Festival explores painful chapter of Canada's past in The Komagata Maru Incident - THEATRE Komagata Maru 20170818

    The Stratford Festival is revisiting a painful chapter in Canada's history with The Komagata Maru Incident, but the show's stars say it's vital to continue addressing the issues at the core of the century-old story.

  10. Shania Twain announces extensive Now tour for 2018 - Shania Twain Promotional

    Canadian country superstar Shania Twain said she was done with touring in 2015, but is now sharing plans for a North American road show in 2018.

  11. Obi-Wan Kenobi reportedly getting a stand-alone movie - Ewan McGregor Star Wars

    Director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to do a Star Wars stand-alone film based on the beloved Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, according to a media report.

  12. Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran perform surprise duet in Brooklyn - 97072781

    British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran joined Canada’s Shawn Mendes onstage, surprising fans who came out for Mendes’ Illuminate tour in Brooklyn this week.

  13. 'One take only:' filmmakers, directors ready to capture solar eclipse - SOLAR-ECLIPSE/

    The sun is getting ready for its close-up. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday's total solar eclipse.

  14. The Breathing Hole, Reneltta Arluk's directorial debut at Stratford, opens tonight - THEATRE The Breathing Hole 20170817

    'Oh my God, I'm so nervous,' says Reneltta Arluk, the first Inuit director to take the reins at the famed theatre festival in Stratford, Ont.

  15. HBO shuts down social media breach, on the heels of Games of Thrones episode leaks - Emmy Nominations

    HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.

  16. Art collective takes glass blowing on the road with mobile studio - Glass House mobile studio

    The studio was built after requests from clients and students for classes to come to them. It features molten glass burners that reach 1,200 C, so it gets a little hot during demonstrations.

  17. 'Disposable Red Woman' art lays corpse in Calgary streets to depict 'brutal reality' facing Indigenous women - Disposable Red Woman

    Spearheaded by artists Destin Running Rabbit and Iman Bukhari, the provocative project aims to get people to recognize "the brutal reality" facing many Indigenous communities, and it asks them what they're doing about it.

  18. Uncharted territory: Does a new lead character help or harm a beloved video game series? - Uncharted Lost Legacy Chloe 01

    When video games retool longtime franchises, the results can be complicated, writes Jonathan Ore.

  19. Quebecer seeks to file class action against Netflix over fee hikes without warning - Streaming Fight

    A Quebec man wants millions in compensation from Netflix on behalf of subscribers in the province, alleging the company violated strict consumer rights rules when it upped their fees.

  20. Would you strap on a VR headset for hours? Creators are betting on it - Miyubi

    Content creators have gotten a lot more skilled with virtual reality technology and storytelling, allowing for much longer VR experiences, including Miyubi, the "world's first long-form scripted VR comedy."

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