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'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

LOS ANGELES -- "Extraction" and "Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women in Santa Barbara, authorities said.
Guillod, 53, was taken into custody at his home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles after a woman told police on Oct.
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Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE -- Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like "Honky Tonk Heroes," "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train" and "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," has died He was 81.
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32 writers make the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize longlist

Thirty-two writers from across Canada have been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize.
The complete longlist is:
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Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.
Jeremy, 67, entered the pleas to seven additional charges including three of forcible rape, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE -- Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November.
The country music awards show promised that the genre's biggest stars will be together in one room again for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak started.
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U.S. vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON -- Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned US$250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak in a positive light, according to documents released Thursday by a House committee.
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TikTok trend launches Vancouver band Mother Mother up the tracks

Ryan Guldemond says he believes luck, good timing and "a little pixie dust" led to his band Mother Mother catching fire on TikTok in recent weeks.
The lead singer and guitarist for the Vancouver rock act says he was surprised when, seemingly out of nowhere, three tracks from their 2008 album O My Heart spiked in popularity on the music-fuelled social app.
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Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

LONDON -- A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father.
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TikTok trend launches Vancouver band Mother Mother up the charts

Ryan Guldemond says he believes luck, good timing and "a little pixie dust" led to his band Mother Mother catching fire on TikTok in recent weeks.
The lead singer and guitarist for the Vancouver rock act says he was surprised when, seemingly out of nowhere, three tracks from their 2008 album O My Heart spiked in popularity on the music-fuelled social app.
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'The Joe Rogan Experience': Podcast that has sparked outrage is a hit for Spotify

Spotify is reaping the financial rewards of betting on podcasts. But the audio streaming platform is also paying the price for the spread of misinformation.
The company on Thursday said "The Joe Rogan Experience" is now the No.
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An Indigenous naming ceremony for a Winnipeg building designed to shed light on the history, languages and art of the Inuit people began, fittingly, with the lighting of a traditional Inuit soapstone seal-oil lamp, called a qulliq.
The ceremony, held virtually Wednesday morning by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, revealed two Indigenous names the gallery will now carry going forward.
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'The Conners' star Michael Fishman talks about losing his son to drugs

Michael Fishman is sharing his story of loss and grief in an attempt to help others.
"The Conners" star appeared Wednesday on "Tamron Hall" and talked about his teenage son, Larry, who died in June from an overdose.
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TikTok fans give Vancouver rock act Mother Mother a sudden boost in popularity

TORONTO -- Ryan Guldemond says he believes luck, good timing and "a little pixie dust" led to his band Mother Mother catching fire on TikTok in recent weeks.
The lead singer and guitarist for the Vancouver rock act says he was surprised when, seemingly out of nowhere, three tracks from their 2008 album "O My Heart" spiked in popularity on the music-fuelled social app.
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