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Rapper Mystikal surrenders on rape charge

The rapper Mystikal has surrendered to authorities in Louisiana, where he faces a sexual assault charge. KSLA-TV video-recorded the 46-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, as he entered the Caddo Correctional Center…

Monday, Aug 21


Taylor Swift teases fans on day of solar eclipse with a snake's tail

Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift. Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday, the day of the big solar eclipse.


Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

Moon blots out the sun over much of B.C. in historic solar eclipse

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Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses Monday as the moon began blotting out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.


Dudamel tour of U.S. cancelled amid feud with Venezuela government

A four-city U.S. tour by classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel is being cancelled following President Nicolas Maduro's complaints about the Venezuela-born conductor's criticism of the government's crackdown on protests.

Unreasonable delay arguments brought in Radiohead stage collapse case

Charges against an entertainment company and an engineer accused in a deadly 2012 stage collapse at a Radiohead concert in Toronto should be thrown out after a legal setback sent the case back to square one, defence lawyers argued Monday.


Canadian game show 'Just Like Mom' coming back with dads

The 1980s Canadian game show "Just Like Mom" is coming back in a new format that will also include dads.

Score for the Beatles hit 'Eleanor Rigby' to be auctioned off

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby" is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalised by the Fab Four.


Canadians throwing viewing events for partial eclipse


Canadians across the country have put on protective glasses and are looking skyward to take in a partial solar eclipse.


Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

Reaction to the death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis:


Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

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After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.


Trudeau takes aim at 'racist' rallies, urges trust in immigration system

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should maintain confidence in the immigration system even as thousands of asylum seekers continue to pour into the country.


'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Critics loved 'Logan Lucky' and gave a big collective shrug to 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

Sunday, Aug 20


Jerry Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labour Day weekend.


Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host…


Jerry Lewis, comedian , telethon host, dies at 91: publicist

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.


New N.S. data raises concerns about use of solitary confinement


Close to a quarter of solitary confinements in Nova Scotia's jails are due to medical issues or protection from other inmates, according to recent figures offering a glimpse of why offenders in the province spend weeks buried in virtual…

Princes William and Harry rumoured to make cameo in next chapter of Star Wars

Star Wars’ Stormtroopers could be in for the royal treatment in the latest installment of the sci-fi saga, as Princes William and Harry might be making a cameo appearance in the film.


French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

A French lighting designer has won a US$600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared.

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

Saturday, Aug 19


Magician Penn Jillette of 'Penn & Teller' apologizes for calling Newfoundland 'stupid'

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


Toronto judge approves hardship fund for former Sears Canada employees

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The $500,000 fund will help former employees facing difficulty who would have otherwise been eligible for severance payments when they lost their jobs at the retailer.

Judge rejects Roman Polanski victim's bid to end case


A Los Angeles judge has denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end the criminal case against the fugitive director.

Friday, Aug 18


Investigators release details of 'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman's death

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


Tina Fey returns to SNL's 'Weekend Update' to talk Charlottesville

Tina 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.


Citing Trump remarks, most of president's arts council quits

Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up. Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and virtually the entire membership of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation.


How does Luis Fonsi savour his 'Despacito' success? Slowly

The global phenomenon "Despacito" may be overwhelming to many, but not to Luis Fonsi -- even when it has transformed him into a 24/7 globe-trotter. The Puerto Rican sensation considers it a real blessing that the megahit arrived two…

Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks humour can win the day

Things may look bleak for Democrats these days, but Michael Moore thinks he knows how they can get back on top -- humour.


Trey Songz reaches plea deal in Detroit assault case


R&B singer Trey Songz has reached a deal with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in Detroit.


Guam church officials oppose charged singer's school concert


The leadership at Guam's Roman Catholic Church is protesting plans by one of its schools to proceed with a concert by singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander after she was arrested in the U.S. territory and charged with drug possession.