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Disney taps Frozen, Inside Out filmmakers to replace Pixar's John Lasseter

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Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations.

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Prosecutors decline sex assault charges against Scott Baio

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Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Scott Baio stemming from allegations by his former Charles in Charge co-star that he sexually assaulted her.

Tuesday, Jun 19

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Willie Nelson, Oprah, Judd Apatow and many others decry U.S. border policy

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Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centres at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the…

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Burton Cummings in good spirits after car accident in May

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Burton Cummings says he was lucky to walk away from a recent car accident, but mentally, it has left a scar on the Canadian music icon.

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Michael Jackson stage musical vying for Broadway run

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The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage has unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020.

As MTV Awards fete Black Panther, star honours real-life hero

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The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave Black Panther its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honours including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.

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Director X talks hip-hop evolution as YouTube Music launches in Canada

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Monday marked the official launch of YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) in Canada, with features including ad-free videos and music, and original series and movies.

Monday, Jun 18

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Just For Laughs names new president

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The Montreal comedy fest's chief operating officer Bruce Hills has been promoted, effective immediately.

'Give Donald Trump a chance:' Meghan Markle's dad quotes Prince Harry in TV interview

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The father of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says he talked politics with her husband Prince Harry over the phone before the couple married — and that Harry argued he should give U.S. President Donald Trump a chance.

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Incredibles 2 crushes animation record with $180 million US

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Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

Sunday, Jun 17

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New opera tells little-known story of Canadian nurses killed in WWI boat sinking

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In June, 1918, 14 Canadian nursing sisters were killed when their hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, was torpedoed. Now, a new Canadian opera commemorates these 14 women who comforted the wounded and the dying in the midst of…

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise joint album

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Mr. and Mrs. Carter — music's royal couple better known as Beyoncé and Jay-Z — have released a joint album called Everything Is Love.

Saturday, Jun 16

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Natalie Portman calls Harvard pal Jared Kushner 'a super-villain'

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Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a "super-villain."

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'There's a void I didn't know how to fill': Alessia Cara on rise to fame

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Grammy-winning Canadian singer Alessia Cara insists she doesn't want to sound ungrateful, but coming to terms with stardom hasn't been easy.

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Giuliana Rancic returning to E! News as co-host

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Giuliana Rancic will return to E! News this September as co-host of its nightly news program in the U.S. with Jason Kennedy, three years after leaving the gig.

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Trina McQueen inducted into CBC News Hall of Fame

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Journalist and broadcast executive Trina McQueen — a trailblazer who was one of the most powerful women in Canadian TV — has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame.

Friday, Jun 15

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Apple announces multi-year content deal with Oprah Winfrey

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Apple says it has reached a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.

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Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing

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Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.

Stephen Hawking memorial sees his ashes interred, voice beamed to space

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The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London's Westminster…

Thursday, Jun 14

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Police investigate alleged elder abuse of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee

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Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Stan Lee that come amid a struggle over the life and fortune of the 95-year-old Marvel Comics mogul, court documents showed Wednesday.

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Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie longlisted for Polaris Prize

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Rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar's debut, the latest effort by Arcade Fire, and a posthumous work from Gord Downie are among the long-listed albums for the Polaris Music Prize.