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CBC News takes home 4 awards from Canadian Association of Journalists

CBC News has been recognized for its investigative work and strong storytelling with four awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists annual banquet on Saturday.
Recipients included senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault and producer Nazim Baksh for The Extremes, which looks at why Belgium was a target for a terrorist attack.
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Box office: 'Furious' passes $1B, 'Latin Lover' surprises

NEW YORK -- "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theatres.
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The Handmaid’s Tale
Canadian premiere
The series is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by iconic Canadian treasure Margaret Atwood and it was filmed in Toronto so it’s only right that Canada finally gets a chance to watch the thrilling new dystopian series.
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Iranian filmmaker jailed for his work released early

An award-winning Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work has been released after serving about five months of his year-long sentence, though he doesn't know whether he'll make movies again in the Islamic Republic.
Keywan Karimi told The Associated Press on Sunday that he credited international pressure for his early release, as well as escaping the 223 lashes that were part of his sentence.
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More than a hashtag: Making diverse, inclusive theatre the norm

Personal stories of race, gender and sexuality shared in a Caribbean hair stylist's chair. A glimpse into a convenience store and an Asian-Canadian family's struggles. A thoroughly remixed Hamlet delivered in English and American Sign Language.
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Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

NEW ORLEANS -- Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, while jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain earned a special place in the event's history.
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Fyre Festival fiasco lives, dies on social media

In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media.
And it’s been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised “an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded” on the Bahamian island of Exuma.
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Coppola and 'Godfather' cast reunite at Tribeca Film Fest

NEW YORK -- Debilitating studio battles. One miraculously still cat. Mooning contests between James Caan and Marlon Brando. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of "The Godfather" in a rare reunion of the film's cast and director Francis Ford Coppola at Radio City Music Hall.
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Shannen Doherty's breast cancer in remission

Shannen Doherty is in remission following a two-year battle with breast cancer.
The 46-year-old former Charmed actress took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the news in an emotional post, thanking her followers for taking part in her cancer journey.
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Without U.S. President Donald Trump, who scheduled a rally instead to mark his 100th day in office, the usually celebrity-filled soiree hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association took a more sober turn, even as it pulled in top journalists and Washington insiders.
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TV biopic on Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in the works

A biopic about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s tragic daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is in the works.
Stuck in the Middle star Joy Rovaris will play Bobbi Kristina, while singer Demetria McKinney will portray Houston. The Wire’s Hassan Johnson has been cast as Bobby Brown in the film Bobbi Kristina.
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Chaos-hit luxury festival promises to come back next year

The Fyre Festival was abruptly aborted Friday after hundreds of party-goers -- who had paid for tickets costing up to $12,000 and VIP packages that rose to $250,000 -- arrived only to be welcomed by relief-camp style tents and rudimentary sandwiches rather than the promised lavish experience.
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'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 uploaded to torrent site, hacker claims

SAN FRANCISCO — A hacker who claimed to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is The New Black, and demanded a a ransom from the streaming service, has posted it online, according to MassLive.com.
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