With less than 1 week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

Ready or not, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are less than one week away. The athlete selections have been made and teams from countries across the globe are arriving, preparing to … Read More

COVID-19: Events sector keeps eye on Calgary Stampede to see if mass gatherings can be held safely

The Calgary Stampede officially got underway on Friday and became the first legal mass gathering of people in Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province nearly a year-and-a-half ago. … Read More

Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney resigns from conservatorship

Britney Spears‘ court-appointed attorney on Tuesday filed documents to resign from her conservatorship, the latest of several such moves that have come in the fallout from the pop singer’s comments … Read More

Britney Spears’ longtime manager Larry Rudolph resigns, says singer is retiring from music

Britney Spears‘ longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, has resigned from his position following the pop singer’s alleged wish to retire from music. In a letter sent to Spears’ father and conservator, … Read More

Richard Donner dead: ‘Superman’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ director dies at 91

Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s Superman and mastered the buddy comedy with the Lethal Weapon franchise, has died. He was 91. Donner died Monday … Read More

Broadway show off limits to those who got AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The show must go on, but if you’ve been vaccinated with AstraZeneca and want to attend one particular live theatre production on Broadway don’t bother buying a ticket. Producers of … Read More

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … Read More

‘See you in 2022’: Osheaga cancelled for 2nd year in a row due to COVID-19

The upcoming edition of Osheaga, the annual summer music festival in Montreal, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers announced the decision Thursday, citing concerns about the uncertainties … Read More

Ryan Reynolds all along: Star reveals he was ‘Bruce’ in Ottawa Public Health’s Super Bowl snafu

A viral tweet earlier in the year from Ottawa Public Health blaming “Bruce” for prematurely congratulating the winner of the Super Bowl without updating the placeholder text was, in fact, … Read More

Coronavirus: Avoiding the COVID-19 slump, Bhangra-style

Even Gurdeep Pandher, the Yukon’s Bhangra-dancing Sikh, has had his off days during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I smile on the camera and all that stuff … but your feet, you … Read More

11-year-old on national skateboarding team inspiring N.B. girls to hit the rails

The youngest member of Canada’s national skateboarding team is inspiring young women across the country to hit the rails. “I think it is awesome because there are not many girls,” … Read More

11-year-old on national skateboading team inspiring N.B. girls to hit the rails

The youngest member of Canada’s national skateboarding team is inspiring young women across the country to hit the rails. “I think it is awesome because there are not many girls,” … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

Talk show host Larry King hospitalized due to COVID-19: reports

American talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, according to several media reports. CNN and ABC News said that the 87-year-old has been hospitalized in Los … Read More

Coronavirus paints unclear picture for movie theatres heading into 2021

If anything is certain about the future of movie theatres in 2021, it’s that nobody can be certain about anything. After a year that saw Canada’s film exhibition industry roiled … Read More

Ian McKellen, Biden — and Trudeau? Experts torn on when VIPs should get COVID-19 shot

Politicians and celebrities are deciding to roll up their sleeves and get the coronavirus vaccine as nations such as Canada and the United States start to roll out the shot. … Read More

Pop-up ballet performance in Abbotsford, B.C. park aims to lighten COVID-19 gloom

In a dark, wet winter and under the cloud of COVID-19, it’s more important to inject a little bit of magic and joy into everyday life. That was the underlying … Read More

Cardi B, Foo Fighters, Post Malone to headline Montreal’s 2021 Osheaga festival

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 7, 2020 10:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts … Read More

Quebec criticized for allowing escape rooms to open while other entertainment remains closed

Montreal entertainment destinations like movie theatres, museums and zoos have all been closed since the city entered the COVD-19 red zone. However, according to Dr. Horacio Arruda, escape rooms fall … Read More

Cirque du Soleil wraps up sale transaction, emerges from creditor protection

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it has completed the sale of the company to a group of its creditors led by Catalyst Capital Group. The company announced the closing … Read More

Montreal cellist who beat COVID-19 lends music to new artistic campaign promoting mask-wearing

A renowned Montreal cellist who nearly died of COVID-19 has joined a coalition of artists teaming up to battle the pandemic by using their art as a tool. Dennis Brott … Read More

‘Super Awesome Science Show’ Season 2: A podcast all about COVID-19

We live in an increasingly complicated world. As winter approaches and COVID-19 infections are on the rise across the country, it would be comforting to have a definitive source for … Read More

Canadians use social media to shine light on live music industry left in dark by COVID-19

Canadians who have a passion for the performing arts are taking to social media on Tuesday night to raise awareness about the live events industry that they say has been … Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he, his family have recovered from coronavirus

Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message posted on social media on Wednesday that he, his wife and their two young children tested positive … Read More

Coronavirus: Cineplex loses $98.9M in Q2 after movie theatres closed during pandemic

The closure of Cineplex Inc. theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic left the company with a loss of almost $100 million and nearly 95 per cent less revenue in the second … Read More

‘A call out to Deadpool’: B.C. premier wants stars to help fight surge in younger coronavirus cases

Calling Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen: B.C. Premier John Horgan wants you. At a Wednesday press conference announcing the hiring of 500 new contact tracers in the province, Horgan also … Read More

Alyssa Milano says she’s losing her hair following lengthy COVID-19 bout

Actor Alyssa Milano is revealing details about her battle with COVID-19. The former Charmed and Who’s the Boss star opened up on Twitter about her experience with the coronavirus, specifically … Read More

N.L. reports new COVID-19 case linked to out-of-province TV series worker

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter The Canadian Press Posted August 10, 2020 7:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A second person who … Read More

Health experts encourage creativity, social support as bars reopen across Canada

After photos of crowded night clubs caught the attention of public health officials, the noisy downtown bar district in St. John’s, N.L. was a more controlled scene than usual last … Read More

Death of the dance floor? How nightclubs are being re-imagined amid COVID-19

There’s no such thing as time on the dance floor. Your senses are on fire but your brain is shut off; escapism in the dark, lights pulsing, bass thumping. It … Read More

Art meets life: Can pandemic movies prepare us for the real thing?

It might seem like we hear more than enough about pandemics from living through the novel coronavirus in reality. Related News But, a group of scholars argue in a recent … Read More

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Consider the following: Bill Nye is so fed up with people rejecting face masks that he came out of retirement for a new “Science Guy” video about the benefits of … Read More

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection amid COVID-19 woes

Cirque du Soleil has filed for creditor protection as the company grapples with financial hardships during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and looks to restart its business. The move, which … Read More

Sex vs. gender: What J.K. Rowling got wrong that you can get right

Earlier this Pride month, J.K. Rowling wrote a widely critiqued tweet taking issue with a headline that opted for the specific “people who menstruate” over the general, but not always … Read More

Coronavirus: Cirque du Soleil artists hold protest over work contracts they say went unpaid

On the day of the Cirque du Soleil’s 36th anniversary, some of its employees and artists gathered in front of the circus’ marquee in Montreal’s Old Port on Tuesday to … Read More

Coachella, Stagecoach festivals cancelled for 2020 over fears of COVID-19 resurgence

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 10, 2020 9:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Coachella and Stagecoach music … Read More

New Zealand’s film industry heads back to work after coronavirus

New Zealand’s capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of … Read More

A Better Tomorrow: Wu-Tang Clan partners with Ottawa to support CHEO, local food bank

What started as a viral tweet hoping to spur some extra donations to the Ottawa Food Bank during the novel coronavirus pandemic has evolved into a full-fledged partnership between legendary … Read More

Maritime drag performers go virtual to share and connect during COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus pandemic makes its way through the Maritimes, members of the queer community are coming up with creative ways to stay connected, share their talents and ensure … Read More

Coronavirus: New animated series helps children and families navigate COVID-19

A new animated series aimed at young children is tackling topics related to COVID-19. “Spike and Toody are a wonderful little boy and girl who are able to talk about … Read More

Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway star, recovering after leg amputation due to coronavirus

NEW YORK — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero has had his his right leg amputated after suffering complications from the coronavirus, his wife says. Amanda Kloots on Instagram wrote late … Read More

Nova Scotia folk music sibling trio, The Gilberts, gain popularity amid pandemic

A trio of sibling musicians from Nova Scotia is not about to let COVID-19 stop them from getting noticed. Like many artists during the pandemic, they have taken their talents online. … Read More

Disney World to furlough 43,000 workers due to coronavirus pandemic

Walt Disney World plans to stop paying wages to 43,000 workers in about a week while allowing them to keep their benefits for up to a year in what is … Read More

Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 29, 2020 3:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A viral video featuring Canada’s favourite pastime — hockey — … Read More

Coronavirus: Cirque du Soleil to explore debt restructuring, potential bankruptcy filing, sources say

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is exploring debt restructuring options that include a potential bankruptcy filing, after it was forced to cancel shows because of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 25, 2020 6:51 am Updated March 25, 2020 7:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Celebrities and public figures who’ve tested positive for coronavirus

The novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and even the world’s biggest names aren’t safe. While many celebrities and public figures have taken to social media to stress the … Read More

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 in prison, union official says

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections … Read More

Coronavirus questions answered in Global News primetime special

This is an unprecedented time for Canadians and everybody around the world. As the novel coronavirus spreads, every day brings to the fore new questions, new concerns and a cascade … Read More