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Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Evans became the most politically prickly "Avenger" a few years back with withering tweets about U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters.
But the "Captain America" actor is staying relatively quiet during this presidential campaign.
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Stephenie Meyer says more Twilight books are planned

There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. 
Meyer is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series, she said during a recent promotional event. Meanwhile, the author's long-awaited Midnight Sun sold more than 1 million copies in its first week, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced Thursday.
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VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's premier is calling on the province's most famous residents to help spread the word about how to stop the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in B.C.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, Premier John Horgan called on prominent British Columbians, including actors Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen, to help spread public health messages to young people in the province.
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When the coronavirus pandemic emerged, the music and hospitality industry took a beating. Concerts and events were canceled all over the world as countries imposed lockdown restrictions and stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the virus.
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National Ballet of Canada cancels The Nutcracker for the first time since 1955

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the National Ballet of Canada to cancel its performances set for November and December, including its annual production of The Nutcracker.
In a news release, the company says not being able to perform the fall season is "deeply disappointing.
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The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge's decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender creators cut ties with Netflix adaptation

Co-creators of the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender have cut ties with Netflix and are no longer involved with the streaming giant's planned live-action adaptation of the series. 
Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who produced the original show through Nickelodeon Animation Studios, each announced their departure on Wednesday morning — Konietzko in an Instagram post, and DiMartino through an open letter on his website.
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The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge's decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia.
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Broadway musical Diana moving to Netflix due to COVID-19 closures

The Broadway musical Diana isn't waiting for theatres to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it's going to Netflix.
In an unconventional step, the cast and crew will reunite in an empty theatre to perform the musical for cameras and put the finished product on the digital platform for broadcast next year, before the show welcoemes a live audience again.
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Trump lip-sync star Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special

Sarah Cooper, whose lip-sync parodies of U.S. President Donald Trump are an online sensation, is coming to Netflix with a variety special.
Everything's Fine, starring the writer and comedian, will debut this fall, the streaming service said Wednesday.
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Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.
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Bob Woodward's new book 'Rage' details letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un

WASHINGTON -- Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about U.S. President Donald Trump is titled "Rage" and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com.
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