Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper Pop Smoke's killing

LOS ANGELES -- The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.
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Trump isn't pleased a South Korean film won best-picture Oscar

U.S. President Donald Trump bemoaned this year's Academy Award winner for best picture, "Parasite," on Thursday because it's a South Korean film.
"How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see? 'And the winner is .
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Country star Brett Kissel, CBC's Amanda Parris named as co-hosts of JUNOS gala dinner

Country music's Brett Kissel and CBC Music's Amanda Parris will co-host the 2020 JUNO gala dinner and award ceremony in Saskatoon on March 14.
Thirty-six awards will be handed out throughout the night and it will be accompanied by live performances from Half Moon Run and the Hunter Brothers, among other artists.
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Independent theatres accuse Cineplex of anti-competitive behaviour

TORONTO -- Independent cinemas across Canada say they are being kept from screening top films like "Parasite" and "Hustlers" as they're released -- and they claim theatre giant Cineplex Inc. is to blame.
In a petition signed by over 8,000 people, indie cinemas are accusing Cineplex of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by blocking their ability to screen films at the same time as the Toronto-based theatre giant.
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Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations continue

NEW YORK -- Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial are set to continue for a third day on Thursday.
So far, jurors have been focusing a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra's allegation that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped her in the mid-1990s.
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The Weeknd sets cross-continent tour with 57 dates, including several in Canada

TORONTO -- Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd is going big for his latest tour to promote the upcoming album "After Hours."
The singer revealed plans to embark on The After Hours Tour, a 57-date run through North America, the United Kingdom and Europe that begins in Vancouver on June 11.
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Understanding Weinstein's charges and potential punishment

NEW YORK -- A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein and the punishment the former Hollywood producer could face if convicted at his New York City rape trial. A jury of seven men and five women started deliberating Tuesday in the closely watched #MeToo case.
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Jeremy Irons addresses criticism over past comments at Berlin film fest

Actor Jeremy Irons said on Thursday he fully supported same-sex marriage and the women's rights movement as he sought to dispel criticism over his role as president of the Berlinale film festival prize jury.
"I should like, not as the jury president, but on a personal level, to address various comments that I have reportedly made in the past, and which have resurfaced in certain sections of the press over the past few weeks," he said.
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Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay comedy for Netflix

NEW YORK -- Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy "Don't Look Up" for Netflix.
The streaming giant on Wednesday announced that it acquired the the project. McKay, who wrote the script, will direct the film about two low-level astronomers who go on a media tour to warn of an approaching asteroid heading for Earth.
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When one feels pain, the other does. They can read each other’s minds. They do everything together. These are just some of the misconceptions about identical twins that Tegan and Sara Quin want to change.
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'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme

LOS ANGELES -- Ja'Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbour Willona Woods on "Good Times" and composed and sang the theme song for "The Jeffersons," has died.
DuBois' song "Movin' on Up" provided a joyous intro to "The Jeffersons" during the show's 10-season run.
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Hair Club for Men founder -- and client - Sy Sperling dies

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed "I'm not only the Hair Club president but I'm also a client," died Thursday in Florida. He was 78.
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Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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