Oprah Winfrey, celebrities attend ’B.C. Miracle Concert’

VANCOUVER — The David Foster Foundation’s annual Miracle Gala and Concert that touted a celebrity guest list including Oprah Winfrey and Steven Tyler has come a long way from its roots as a softball tournament.
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney said he was among those running the bases at Foster’s first fundraiser in British Columbia 30 years ago.
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David Letterman to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

WASHINGTON - No joke: David Letterman yukked it up on late-night TV longer than anyone else. Now his career of comedy has earned him a prestigious award and a celebrity roasting.
Letterman is to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor during a star-studded celebration Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy Center.
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Guitars for Vets, Great Big Sea's Sean McCann help soldiers heal through music

At first it may seem an unlikely coupling, the pacifist and the soldier, but they share one important goal: Helping Canada's homeless and struggling veterans.
Sean McCann seemed to have the world by the tail. One of the front men for the internationally successful Newfoundland band Great Big Sea, his outside demeanour was the stuff of peace and love.
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George Clooney already knows he’s no longer a leading man in Hollywood.
And he’s OK with that.
In the last few years, the eternally handsome Oscar-winner has only appeared in a handful of movies. His last onscreen appearance was in 2016’s Money Monster.
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Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13.
Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker published exposes alleging decades of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.
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Quebec television personality and producer Julie Snyder has announced that she and her production company will no longer collaborate with any businesses affiliated with Éric Salvail or Gilbert Rozon.
Salvail and Rozon, both well-known Quebec entertainment figures, are facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
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Vancouver declares Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Day

Do you smell what The Rock is Cooking? Vancouver certainly has.
The city has been the subject of frequent praise from the movie star, who is currently shooting his latest film in Vancouver – a project that brings at least 3,000 jobs to town.
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Oprah headlines star-studded charity gala in B.C.

VANCOUVER -- The David Foster Foundation's annual Miracle Gala and Concert that touted a celebrity guest list including Oprah Winfrey and Steven Tyler has come a long way from its roots as a softball tournament.
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Liona Boyd's new outlook on life

She may be a classical musician, but Liona Boyd has always had a rock star’s social life.
Canada’s ‘First Lady of the Guitar’ altered the landscape for classical artists at the very beginning of her career, when she toured the U.S.
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The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and Blindspot top this week's TV must-sees

The Walking Dead
Season Premiere
Rick Grimes and his remaining group of survivors will finally face off against Negan and the Saviors. Last season, their main concern was survival, but when Season 8 premieres, they enlist the help of the Kingdom and Hilltop to take back their freedom and finally rebuild.
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The Hip must go on

For a guy who’s “semi-retired” - as The Tragically Hip’s lead guitarist Rob Baker puts it - he sounds pretty busy.
On the phone earlier this week - just hours before his longtime Hip bandmate and friend Gord Downie died from terminal brain cancer - to speak about an elaborate guitar stand made for him by Kingston-area sculptor Stefan Duerst, our talk eventually turned to Baker’s post-Hip life.
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A Mortician's Tale explores the poignant — and mundane — realities of death

Charlie starts her work day like many others do. She checks her emails for today's tasks from her supervisor, reads up on the latest industry news, and corresponds with her friend from school who is now working overseas.
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Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegation

NEW YORK -- The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February.
The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed the TV host's contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst.
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