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Shawn Mendes opens up about anxiety and his producer's gender transition

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Shawn Mendes's musical success has been transformative, he says, not just professionally but personally as well.

Saturday, Jun 23

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Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of Pantera, dead at 54

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Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.

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No drugs in Anthony Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

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U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics in his body when he died, a French prosecutor said on Friday.

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Former Winnipeg radio personality facing allegations of misconduct at beloved Toronto radio station

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Listeners to JAZZ.FM91 are dismayed by on-air changes at Canada’s only all-jazz radio station, as well as news of allegations of misconduct and mismanagement against former CEO and president Ross Porter and board members.

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Stop the noise bleed: Canadian invention limits spread of concert sound into neighbourhoods

CBC.ca / Technology

Soft-spoken engineer Jeremy Bridge has invented speaker technology that delivers high-quality sound to festival-goers while limiting its bleed into surrounding areas.

New Canadian Embassy woos the French with Indigenous art

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Canada's brand-new embassy in Paris is a showcase for Canadian culture — with an emphasis on Indigenous artists.

How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

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The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.

Friday, Jun 22

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China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

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A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of Last Week Tonight and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country's…

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ABC orders Roseanne spinoff, minus Roseanne Barr

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ABC, which cancelled its Roseanne revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

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Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice in U.S., dead at 68

CBC.ca / News

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald…

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Kate Spade's 'heartbroken' father dies on eve of her funeral

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The father of fashion designer Kate Spade died on the eve of her funeral, according to a statement released by her family shortly before her service began Thursday in her hometown of Kansas City.

Thursday, Jun 21

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Anishinaabe artist designs Twitter Turtle Island emoji for Indigenous History Month

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For Indigenous History Month, Twitter partnered with Anishinaabe artist Chief Lady Bird for a special edition Turtle Island emoji that can be activated using a selection of hashtags.

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CBC News Network to reduce live programming for the summer, repeat newscasts

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CBC News Network will have less live programming this summer, but the public broadcaster insists that won't hamper its ability to jump on breaking stories.

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After 4,000 episodes, The Jerry Springer show comes to an end

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The Jerry Springer Show has come to an end, but it won't fully disappear. NBC Universal said this week that the CW and other networks that have bought the show in syndication will air reruns of the slugfest.

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Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

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Fonda apologized Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from "his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles."

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Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's slaying

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A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida.

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Kate Spade Foundation announces $1M charity donation ahead of designer's funeral

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Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million US to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder, who will be remembered at a funeral service in her hometown Thursday.

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Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

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Instagram has unveiled a new expansion, dubbed IGTV, which will increase the time limit on videos from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to distribute programs lasting up to an hour.

Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club set for release

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Kevin Spacey was erased from All the Money in the World and booted from House of Cards, but Billionaire Boys Club, a movie starring the disgraced actor, is going forward with a summer release.

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The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B US counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox

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Disney is offering more than $71 billion US for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion US offer .

National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done

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The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done.

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