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    Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching

    Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching


    A Minnesota woman told CNN on Monday that Senator Al Franken, likely facing an ethics committee review and possible expulsion after an earlier allegation of sexual misconduct, grabbed her buttocks in a 2010...

    A Minnesota woman told CNN on Monday that Senator Al Franken, likely facing an ethics committee review and possible expulsion after an earlier allegation of sexual misconduct, grabbed her buttocks in a 2010 incident.

    India ruling party member offers $1.5M bounty for Padmavati director, star

    India ruling party member offers $1.5M bounty for Padmavati director, star


    A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a $1.5 million US reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film Padmavati over its alleged handling of the relationship between a...

    A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a $1.5 million US reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film Padmavati over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.

    Jeffrey Tambor doesn't see how he can return to Transparent

    Jeffrey Tambor doesn't see how he can return to Transparent


    Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series Transparent following two allegations of sexual harassment against...

    Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series Transparent following two allegations of sexual harassment against him.

    Cosby Show actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

    Cosby Show actor Earle Hyman dead at 91


    Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has...

    Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has died.

    Women of colour face different battle in sexual harassment scandal

    Women of colour face different battle in sexual harassment scandal


    The dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment have sparked a landslide of revelations and yet, minority voices are still largely absent from this growing...

    The dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment have sparked a landslide of revelations and yet, minority voices are still largely absent from this growing movement.

    Model accuses music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

    Model accuses music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct


    Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years...

    Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old.

    Longtime country singer-songwriter Mel Tillis dead at 85

    Longtime country singer-songwriter Mel Tillis dead at 85


    Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has...

    Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

    Stuart McLean's archives to live on at McMaster University

    Stuart McLean's archives to live on at McMaster University


    The personal archives of beloved storyteller and award-winning humorist Stuart McLean have found a new home at Hamilton’s McMaster...

    The personal archives of beloved storyteller and award-winning humorist Stuart McLean have found a new home at Hamilton’s McMaster University.

    American Music Awards: U.S. musicians unite in wake of tumultuous year

    American Music Awards: U.S. musicians unite in wake of tumultuous year


    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive...

    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics.

    'I am so sorry': Lena Dunham walks back defence of Girls writer accused of rape

    'I am so sorry': Lena Dunham walks back defence of Girls writer accused of rape


    Lena Dunham apologized on Saturday for defending a writer on her HBO show Girls, after some on social media slammed her for not believing a woman who accused him of sexual...

    Lena Dunham apologized on Saturday for defending a writer on her HBO show Girls, after some on social media slammed her for not believing a woman who accused him of sexual assault.

    Renowned fashion designer Azzedine Alaï​a dead at 77

    Renowned fashion designer Azzedine Alaï​a dead at 77


    Azzedine Alaï​a, a Tunisian fashion designer who dressed famous women from Michelle Obama to Madonna, has died at the age of 77, according to...

    Azzedine Alaï​a, a Tunisian fashion designer who dressed famous women from Michelle Obama to Madonna, has died at the age of 77, according to reports.

    Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

    Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale


    A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million US to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a...

    A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million US to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent.

    AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dead at 64

    AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dead at 64


    Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on...

    Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on Saturday.

    'I wrote stealthily for 10 years': Giller nominee Michelle Winters

    'I wrote stealthily for 10 years': Giller nominee Michelle Winters


    Michelle Winters, a New Brunswick writer who lives in Toronto, is on the shortlist for the Giller Prize for her debut novel I am a Truck. She has a 9-to-5 job as a translator, and writes on weekends and at...

    Michelle Winters, a New Brunswick writer who lives in Toronto, is on the shortlist for the Giller Prize for her debut novel I am a Truck. She has a 9-to-5 job as a translator, and writes on weekends and at night.

    Inside the huge consumer backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II

    Inside the huge consumer backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II


    The video game Star Wars Battlefront II hit shelves across Canada on Friday, but its release was overshadowed by controversy and spawned the most down-voted Reddit post of all...

    The video game Star Wars Battlefront II hit shelves across Canada on Friday, but its release was overshadowed by controversy and spawned the most down-voted Reddit post of all time.

    Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada

    Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada


    Alex Trebek and the surviving members of the Tragically Hip will receive the insignia of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday...

    Alex Trebek and the surviving members of the Tragically Hip will receive the insignia of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday morning.