'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider opens a new chapter for show

LOS ANGELES -- One word made all the difference Wednesday on "Jeopardy!"
Champion Amy Schneider's dazzling streak on the quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly US$1.4 million in prize money.
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'Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends

LOS ANGELES -- "Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider's dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly US$1.4 million in prize money.
Schneider's success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who's serving as guest host, and the quiz show's other all-time greats.
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Actor Ryan Reynolds in line for Ottawa street name

Film star Ryan Reynolds could soon have his name in lights in the nation's capital — at least when cars drive down the block.
In his annual state of the city speech, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced he would file a notice of motion to name a new street after Reynolds, who spent part of his childhood in the city's Vanier neighbourhood.
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Canadian filmmaker: 'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

NEW YORK -- Within hours of Russian authorities officially adding Alexei Navalny to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned Russian opposition leader premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
"Navalny" was dramatically added to the festival at the last minute, and announced just the day before it premiered virtually Tuesday evening at Sundance.
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Disney says it's 'taking different approach' for Snow White remake after criticism

LONDON -- Walt Disney Co says it is "taking a different approach" for its upcoming live-action remake of animated movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," following criticism from actor Peter Dinklage.
In an interview on comedian Marc Maron's podcast "WTF" on Monday, Dinklage, who has a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, said the casting of a Latina actress in the titular role was "progressive" but called the story, based on the 19th-century fairytale, "backward.
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Spotify to remove Neil Young's music after complaint over Joe Rogan

Neil Young's music is being removed from Spotify's streaming service after the singer-songwriter objected to his songs playing on the same platform that offers Joe Rogan's podcast, the company and the musician said on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Young had released a letter addressed to his manager and record label, Warner Music Group, demanding that Spotify no longer carry his music because he said Rogan spreads misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
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Ottawa to name street after Ryan Reynolds

Ottawa residents will soon have a chance to live on Ryan Reynolds Way.
The city of Ottawa is honouring the Canadian actor by naming a new street after him in the east end, in recognition of his contributions to the city.
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Spotify pulling down Neil Young's music collection

Spotify is removing the discography of Canadian rocker Neil Young after he demanded it be taken off the platform over concerns with its connection to vaccine misinformation and comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast.
In a statement to, a Spotify spokesperson said the company regrets Young’s decision “but hope[s] to welcome him back soon.
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Meet the Canada Reads 2022 contenders

What is the one book all of Canada should read? It's time for Canada Reads 2022.
In these days of isolation, we're exploring stories that inspire readers to reflect on community and who we are in the world we live in.
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Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's Snow White criticism

Walt Disney Co. says it is "taking a different approach" for its upcoming live-action remake of animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, following criticism from actor Peter Dinklage.
In an interview on comedian Marc Maron's podcast WTF on Monday, Dinklage, who has a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, said the casting of an actress of Columbian descent in the titular role was "progressive" but called the story, based on the 19th-century fairytale, "backward.
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Picasso heirs launch digital art piece to ride 'crypto' wave

GENEVA -- Pablo, meet Crypto.
Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before been seen publicly -- riding a fad for "crypto" assets that have taken the art and financial worlds by storm.
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John Krasinski will direct Steve Carell in upcoming movie 'If'

They've left Dunder Mifflin behind, but not each other.
John Krasinski will direct his former "The Office" costar Steve Carell in his new movie, "If."
The movie is a tale about "a child's journey to rediscover their imagination," reports Deadline, and will be directed, written and produced by Krasinski.
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'Fight Club' has a new ending in China where the authorities win

More than two decades after its release, "Fight Club" has been given a very different ending in China -- and this time, the authorities win.
Chinese fans of David Fincher's cult classic were enraged over the weekend when they noticed a version of the movie available on popular Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video completely removes its iconic ending.
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