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    Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

    Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision


    British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political...

    British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty.

    Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at age 68

    Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at age 68


    Soul singer Charles Bradley has died, according to a tweet from his official account. He was...

    Soul singer Charles Bradley has died, according to a tweet from his official account. He was 68.

    Daddy Yankee's fans fill 4 trucks of donations for hurricane, earthquake victims

    Daddy Yankee's fans fill 4 trucks of donations for hurricane, earthquake victims


    When the reggaeton star went on social media to ask fans to help victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, his fans delivered with an avalanche of...

    When the reggaeton star went on social media to ask fans to help victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, his fans delivered with an avalanche of donations.

    Shawn Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

    Shawn Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief


    Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called "pretty...

    Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called "pretty scary."

    'Underneath is turmoil:' Sarah Gadon on the challenges of Alias Grace

    'Underneath is turmoil:' Sarah Gadon on the challenges of Alias Grace


    Churchill's saying about a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma? He could have been talking about Grace Marks, the woman at the centre of Alias...

    Churchill's saying about a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma? He could have been talking about Grace Marks, the woman at the centre of Alias Grace.

    'Nobody wants to talk about death:' Patients' stories inspire play about palliative care

    'Nobody wants to talk about death:' Patients' stories inspire play about palliative care


    The PEACE Project weaves together the experiences of palliative care patients and their families in a theatre production, with every line a direct quote from a patient or caregiver. "It is not just about death," Dr. Brenda Sabo says. "It's about quality...

    The PEACE Project weaves together the experiences of palliative care patients and their families in a theatre production, with every line a direct quote from a patient or caregiver. "It is not just about death," Dr. Brenda Sabo says. "It's about quality of life."

    Showtime lands TV rights for Bill Clinton-James Patterson thriller

    Showtime lands TV rights for Bill Clinton-James Patterson thriller


    Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former U.S. president Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson's upcoming thriller, The President is Missing, into a television...

    Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former U.S. president Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson's upcoming thriller, The President is Missing, into a television series.

    'I am politicizing my son's health problems because I have to:' Jimmy Kimmel and late-night's new influence

    'I am politicizing my son's health problems because I have to:' Jimmy Kimmel and late-night's new influence


    Jimmy Kimmel's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the latest Republican health care bill and, in the process, illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed and become homes for potent points of...

    Jimmy Kimmel's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the latest Republican health care bill and, in the process, illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed and become homes for potent points of view.

    'I have difficulty with the hero thing:' Jeff Bauman on Boston Marathon bombing film Stronger

    'I have difficulty with the hero thing:' Jeff Bauman on Boston Marathon bombing film Stronger


    How does it feel to have Jake Gyllenhaal play you in a major Hollywood movie? 'It was surreal,' says Jeff Bauman, the real-life inspiration for Stronger, a biographical drama about his recovery after losing his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon...

    How does it feel to have Jake Gyllenhaal play you in a major Hollywood movie? 'It was surreal,' says Jeff Bauman, the real-life inspiration for Stronger, a biographical drama about his recovery after losing his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

    STM nixes bloody ballet ad, says poster 'could incite violence'

    STM nixes bloody ballet ad, says poster 'could incite violence'


    Montreal's transit authority is refusing to let Les Grands Ballets Canadiens put up an advertisement in the city's Metro system for its upcoming show, saying the ad's image could incite...

    Montreal's transit authority is refusing to let Les Grands Ballets Canadiens put up an advertisement in the city's Metro system for its upcoming show, saying the ad's image could incite violence.

    Bernie Casey, pro footballer turned actor, dies at 78

    Bernie Casey, pro footballer turned actor, dies at 78


    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, has died. He was...

    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, has died. He was 78.

    New life on the kick-line: Edmonton dancer joins the Rockettes

    New life on the kick-line: Edmonton dancer joins the Rockettes


    After a lifetime of anticipation, and two years of sweat-soaked auditions, Katie Forss has earned a place in Radio City Rockettes...

    After a lifetime of anticipation, and two years of sweat-soaked auditions, Katie Forss has earned a place in Radio City Rockettes kick-line.

    Bullet-riddled Bieber portrait stolen during TIFF returned to museum, charges laid

    Bullet-riddled Bieber portrait stolen during TIFF returned to museum, charges laid


    Toronto artist Viktor Mitic says he was contacted by the thief who stole his bullet-riddled portrait of Justin Bieber from a Toronto gallery, supposedly on a drunken...

    Toronto artist Viktor Mitic says he was contacted by the thief who stole his bullet-riddled portrait of Justin Bieber from a Toronto gallery, supposedly on a drunken dare.