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‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50th anniversary

‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50th anniversary

New primetime TV episode, several other campaigns to ring in its Golden anniversary

‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50th anniversary
B.C. polar bear Agee bringing realistic touch to films in age of CGI
B.C. polar bear Agee bringing realistic touch to films in age of CGI
In this June 20, 2008 file photo, Kristoff St. John accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on “The Young and the Restless” at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

‘Young and the Restless’ actor Kristoff St. John dead at 52

Officials say Los Angeles police were called to his home on Sunday

In this June 20, 2008 file photo, Kristoff St. John accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on “The Young and the Restless” at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Canadian Screen Awards trying ‘different style of awards show’ with no host

Canadian Screen Awards trying ‘different style of awards show’ with no host

Last year’s show had two hosts who both live and work in Canada: Jonny Harris and Emma Hunter

Canadian Screen Awards trying ‘different style of awards show’ with no host
Shawn Mendes performs at the Jingle Ball at the Allstate Arena on Dec. 12, 2018 in Rosemont, Illinois. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Shawn Mendes leads this year’s Juno nominees

Singer Sarah McLachlan is set to be the host

Shawn Mendes performs at the Jingle Ball at the Allstate Arena on Dec. 12, 2018 in Rosemont, Illinois. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
Carrie Bradshaw, ‘The Dude’ to star in Super Bowl commercial

Carrie Bradshaw, ‘The Dude’ to star in Super Bowl commercial

“Pour It Forward” campaign ad will raise money for clean water

Carrie Bradshaw, ‘The Dude’ to star in Super Bowl commercial
Rami Malek accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘Black Panther’ wins top honour at SAG Awards

The two leading Oscar nominees — “Roma” and “The Favourite” — were bypassed by the actors guild for a best ensemble field

Rami Malek accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
B.C. animators land Oscar nominations

B.C. animators land Oscar nominations

‘Animal Behaviour’ by Vancouver’s David Fine and Alison Snowden among several Canadians on the short list

B.C. animators land Oscar nominations
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Magantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Netflix apologizes to Lac-Megantic for using rail disaster footage in ‘Bird Box’

Netflix has refused to remove the footage from “Bird Box,” despite the appeal from Lac-Megantic’s mayor

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Magantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations
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‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

It’s about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed services focused on space

Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy
Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jackie Shane, now 78, has lived a very private life since she stopped performing

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer
Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting

Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting

Actors say the industry began to change about five years ago, but it has accelerated in the past year and a half

Canadian actors push for more diversity in television, film casting
‘Adventure’ books publisher sues Netflix over ‘Bandersnatch’

‘Adventure’ books publisher sues Netflix over ‘Bandersnatch’

Vermont-based company Chooseco claims Netflix violated its trademark with ‘Bandersnatch’

‘Adventure’ books publisher sues Netflix over ‘Bandersnatch’
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The suspense is over: Kevin Hart will not host Oscars

Hart says he’s not hosting the Oscars this year after suggesting he’d reconsider

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Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff David Foster leads a classroom discussion with UVic students from Gustavson and the Faculty of Fine Arts about the business side of the arts.

David Foster to be feted for philanthropic work

Victoria-raised record producer getting another accolade to add to his collection

Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff David Foster leads a classroom discussion with UVic students from Gustavson and the Faculty of Fine Arts about the business side of the arts.
Stan Lee, creator of comic book characters including Spiderman, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four, photographed in his office at his company, POW! in Beverly Hills, Calif., in December 2008. (Bloomberg photo by Jonathan Alcorn)

Stan Lee’s devoted fans can mourn him at Hollywood memorial

Lee, whose co-creations include Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Black Panther, died Nov. 12 at age 95

Stan Lee, creator of comic book characters including Spiderman, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four, photographed in his office at his company, POW! in Beverly Hills, Calif., in December 2008. (Bloomberg photo by Jonathan Alcorn)
Actor Kevin Spacey stands in district court as his attorney Alan Jackson, right, addresses the judge during arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (Nicole Harnishfeger/The Inquirer and Mirror via AP, Pool)

Kevin Spacey’s lawyers enter not guilty plea in sex assault

Former ‘House of Cards’ star is facing charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016

Actor Kevin Spacey stands in district court as his attorney Alan Jackson, right, addresses the judge during arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (Nicole Harnishfeger/The Inquirer and Mirror via AP, Pool)