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5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

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The Oscars will air on March 4.

'Black Panther': Wakandan language is real and hard to learn


Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, but in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive clicks and other sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.

Arkells set to perform in front of Team Canada in Pyeongchang


Following a whirlwind few days and an unexpected invite to South Korea, the Arkells are set to perform in front of Canada’s top winter athletes at the Olympics.

Arcade Fire to perform, receive achievement award at Juno Awards


Arcade Fire have been added as performers to next month's Juno Awards broadcast.

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French customs officials recover stolen Degas from bus


French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.


Cops: Chevy Chase kicked in roadside altercation in New York


New York State Police say actor and comedian Chevy Chase was kicked in the shoulder during an altercation with another driver.


Comedian Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer


British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer.

Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Common among Oscars music performers


The original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live on the Oscar stage.


'Girl with Pearl Earring' to undergo examination


One of the world's most famous paintings "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is to undergo a two-week scientific examination in front of curious visitors to the Dutch museum where it lives.

Snapchat parent's stock plummets after Kylie Jenner tweet

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Snapchat's parent company lost some US$1.3 billion in market value on Thursday after reality star Kylie Jenner's tweeted that she was no longer using the messaging service.


Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words


Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.

10 things that may surprise you about Meghan Markle

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Although her life has been put under the microscope now that she’s set to marry a prince, there are a few fascinating details about Megan Markle that may surprise you yet.


Movie reviews: 'Game Night' charms with twists, turns and engaging performances

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“Every Day” takes the long way around to drive home the point that making a spiritual connection with someone is just as important as clicking physically, says movie critic Richard Crouse.

Thursday, Feb 22

Tessa Virtue has hilarious response to Ryan Reynolds' tweet

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The gold-medal performance of Canadian ice dancing duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir resulted in a flood of praise and awe from fans on Twitter. One of those tweets happened to be from fellow Canadian and Hollywood superstar, Ryan Reynolds.

Allison Janney thought the Oscars eluded her - then came 'I Tonya'

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Since the world devoured Allison Janney's performance as Tonya Harding's mother in 'I, Tonya,' she has won nearly every major award she's been up for.

Dozens of romantic fan fiction works inspired by Virtue and Moir's on-ice chemistry

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As Canada’s figure skating sweethearts are celebrated across the globe, the number of fantasy stories about them continues to rise. The longtime chemistry between Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir has been a great inspiration for creative…

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defence

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Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defence.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars

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Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards -- or at least the actors who play them onscreen.

New book by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders coming in November


U.S. senator and 2016 U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders is working on a new book. The publisher tells The Associated Press in a Wednesday statement that "Where We Go From Here" will be released Nov. 13 by Thomas Dunne Books.

Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company

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Jaden Smith and his famous dad Will Smith have launched an eco-friendly bottled water company, which makes its packaging from almost entirely renewable resources, including 'plastic' derived from sugarcane.

Canadian ice dancers Virtue and Moir to pay tribute to Gord Downie at gala

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured a pair of gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and will skate to the Tragically Hip's "Long Time Running," at figure skating's gala on Sunday.

Tuesday, Feb 20

'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with US$40.2M


With a massive US$40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

George and Amal Clooney donate US$500K to march against guns

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Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, are donating US$500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence, and they say they'll also attend next month's planned protests.

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

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World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence.

50th anniversary of 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood' celebrated

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Fred Rogers, the genial host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," is being celebrated this year on the 50th anniversary of his first broadcast with a PBS special, a documentary movie, a stamp and an upcoming feature-length film starring Tom…

Monday, Feb 19

'Two for one special'? Fans try to sneak into 'Black Panther' with trench coat gag

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Two young men in California tried to sneak into a 'Black Panther' screening by dressing up as one very tall 'man' in a long trench coat.

Hedley withdraws from Junos, plans to discuss 'how we have let some people down'

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The members of the embattled rock band Hedley say they have withdrawn from consideration for three awards at this year's Junos and plan to 'talk about how we have let some people down, and what we intend to do about it.'

Court told Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched actress


A lawyer accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court Monday of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he was starring in a production of 'King Lear.'

Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

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Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.