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High wire: Cirque du Soleil founder held for 'growing cannabis'

The billionaire founder of global acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, has been detained on charges of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific, authorities said.
The Canadian entrepreneur was arrested after getting off his plane in French Polynesia and was due to appear before a judge later on Wednesday, prosecutors and reports said.
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HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

NEW YORK -- Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire.
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Robert De Niro set for Screen Actors Guild's highest honour

Robert De Niro will receive the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award.
The guild announced that De Niro will be the 56th recipient of its highest honour at its SAG Awards on Jan. 19, 2020.
SAG cited De Niro's extraordinary accomplishments in film and television, including two Academy Awards, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other honours.
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Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo

MIAMI -- Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have cancelled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated.
"I am still appalled at what happened to this incredible artist," Bocelli said.
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Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album

Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records)
The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it. It's on Celine Dion's new album, "Courage."
Track No. 11, "For the Lover That I Lost," will have you weeping for two good reasons -- one of the songwriters is Sam Smith, that master of grief, while the singer herself is still mourning twin deaths.
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De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honoree

LOS ANGELES -- Robert De Niro will receive the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award.
The guild announced that De Niro will be the 56th recipient of its highest honour at its SAG Awards on Jan.
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Singer Moby tattoos 'ANIMAL RIGHTS' on arms for 32-year vegan anniversary

TORONTO -- Singer Moby has been a fairly vocal about his animal rights advocacy and veganism, and now he has the tats to back it up.
The electro-style rocker celebrated his 32nd year of being vegan by getting 12 tattooed letters on both his arms which spell out “ANIMAL RIGHTS,” he said in an Instagram post.
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New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

NEW YORK -- Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good.
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Disney+ review: It's a lot like Netflix, but with a few twists

I've been using Disney products my entire life. I go to Disney World nearly every year — a tradition that started when I was three years old.
I am even a member of the resorts' time share program, Disney Vacation Club.
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Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar

FARGO, N.D. -- Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter's tour bus.
Kristofferson stopped at Dempsey's Public House in downtown Fargo on Saturday night and asked to sing with the band 32 Below.
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Disney Plus suffers technical glitches during launch

Potential streaming giant Disney plus went live Tuesday after months of promotion, speculation, and advertisement, but not without hiccups. Only hours after its launch, customers across the United States and Canada were reporting technical difficulties, and "unable to connect" error messages when trying to play shows from the library.
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People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES - R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice.
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Disney Plus suffers glitches during launch

Potential streaming giant Disney plus went live Tuesday after months of promotion, speculation, and advertisement, but not without hiccups. Only hours after its launch, customers across the United States and Canada were reporting technical difficulties, and "unable to connect" error messages when trying to play shows from the library.
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