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Radiohead playing T.O. for first time since stage collapse

Radiohead is playing its first Toronto concert tonight since the fatal Downsview Park stage collapse that killed their drum technician Scott Johnson six years ago.

Thursday, Jul 19


Father looks to coroner's inquest after fatal Radiohead stage collapse


The father of Scott Johnson, the British drum technician killed in the Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto six years ago, says he expects a coroner's inquest into the incident to begin early next year.


Sandra Oh delves into female psyche with 'Killing Eve'

Sandra Oh likes untangling the minds of complicated characters who are driven by factors they don't understand.


Decision in Dellen Millard murder trial expected in September: judge


A Toronto judge says she will deliver a decision in late September at the trial of a man accused of killing his father, whose death was initially deemed a suicide.


Evacuations ordered as lightning-caused wildfires flare in Okanagan


Officials have evacuated 43 properties and several campgrounds between Summerland and Peachland.


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late.


Iconic home from 'The Brady Bunch' listed for sale

The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.

Enormous statue of Jeff Goldblum turns heads in U.K.

Londoners and tourists alike have been bemused to find a giant statue of a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum next to the city's iconic Tower Bridge.


Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel's 100th Madison Square Garden concert

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.


A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to show off

Over 130,000 pop culture devotees are in San Diego's Gaslamp District for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their…


Canadian singer Lights signs pact for TV series, games inspired by her comic books


Lights plans to bring the storylines of her comic book series "Skin & Earth" to the small screen.

Wednesday, Jul 18


Margaret Atwood wins Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Margaret Atwood is adding another accolade to her collection as the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.

Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show to be seen on Netflix

Netflix announced Wednesday that it will broadcast Bruce Springsteen's one-man show on Dec. 15, his last performance.


Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe's jockstrap

Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap.

Man charged after allegedly 'clotheslining' motorcyclist in Toronto


A 45-year-old Toronto man is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking a motorcyclist by stretching a wire in his path.


Marvel sets sights on Black Panther spinoff series

Marvel Entertainment is set to debut a fresh comic book series based on Black Panther's sibling Shuri.

Lionsgate reveals fresh trailer for 'Robin Hood' revival

Lionsgate has unleashed an official trailer for its upcoming incarnation of "Robin Hood," starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn and Eve Hewson.


After movie, Cher to release album of Abba covers

Pop legend Cher on Tuesday announced an album of Abba covers as she stars in a film sequel to "Mamma Mia!," the musical inspired by the iconic Swedish group.

Russia extends house arrest of acclaimed film director

An acclaimed Russian filmmaker and theatre director accused of embezzlement must stay under house arrest for another month.


Rock icon Cliff Richard wins U.K. High Court privacy case

British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds (US$273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home.


Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams seeks mental health help

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams says she’s seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years.

Tuesday, Jul 17


Five highlights from the Polaris Music Prize short list

A dizzying array of musicians from distinctly different backgrounds round out this year's selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees, including dream pop band Alvvays andR&B singer Daniel Caesar.


Doug Ford launches inquiry into previous Liberal government's spending


An independent inquiry led by a former British Columbia premier will look into Ontario's finances, newly elected Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday as he accused the former Liberal government of cooking the books and faking the deficit numbers.


China's most expensive movie becomes epic flop

With a US$113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million.


Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanour charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month.


Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children's series "Rugrats" is returning to the network with 26 episodes.


Author John Irving wins literary peace award

The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature…


Broadway union investigating veteran actor's suicide

A Broadway union is investigating a veteran actor's suicide -- to see if it had anything to do with the way he was treated by a show director.

'I didn't want to do something frivolous': Sting's play to make Toronto debut

Drawing Canadian theatregoers to a politically charged musical about an English shipbuilding town won't be easy -- but Sting hopes audiences give his play "The Last Ship" a chance. The production opens at Toronto's Princess of Wales…


Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.