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Vax Live concert raises US$302 million, exceeds vaccine goal

LOS ANGELES -- The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organization's campaign.
Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised in helped procure more than 26 million doses at the "Vaxe Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.
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Elon Musk says he is first SNL host with Asperger's syndrome

WASHINGTON -- Elon Musk kicked off his "Saturday Night Live" debut by declaring himself to be the first person with Asperger's syndrome to host the U.S. comedy sketch show.
"Or at least, the first person to admit it," he said.
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One potential legacy of this pandemic is its power of acceleration, its ability to speed up existing trend lines — toward remote work, more online commerce, even China-U.S. tension.
It's done the same with culture.
The pandemic accelerated the digitization of world cultural treasures, with centuries of human achievement in art, music and theatre already online and new items being added at a faster rate.
 
It's been 20 years since the loveable lugs known as the Trailer Park Boys first hit Canadian television.
Set in Nova Scotia's fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park, the mockumentary focused on the lives of petty criminals Julian, Ricky and Bubbles, their bizarre exploits — which included lots of dope growing and even kidnapping Rita MacNeil on one occasion to help harvest the crop — as well as frequent drug and alcohol consumption.
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Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena

LOS ANGELES -- Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Jeff Baena.
The "Parks and Recreation" actor called Baena "my husband" for the first time publicly Friday in an Instagram post.
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Elon Musk's shows humility, hubris in Saturday Night Live appearance

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.
The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell when he's joking.
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When Cornelius Nyungura first arrived in Montreal in 1997 from Rwanda via Germany, the aspiring musician had been traumatized by the assassination of his parents and siblings during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
But Montreal's summer scene, packed with amiable crowds and summer music festivals, many featuring international music, left him "blown away.
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Elon Musk shows humility, hubris in Saturday Night Live appearance

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.
The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell when he's joking.
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This story contains minor spoilers for Resident Evil Village.
Over its 25-year-history, the Resident Evil survival horror games have had several fan-favourite heroines. Now with Resident Evil Village, out this week, it has a memorable villainess, too.
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Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock 'n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favourites as "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Personality" and the semi-forbidden "Stagger Lee," has died. He was 88.
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Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser

NEW YORK -- Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser.
Close has been nominated for best actress four times and she competed for her fourth best supporting actress honour at last month's Academy Awards.
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Toronto-raised entertainer Lilly Singh's NBC late-night show is coming to a close.
The YouTuber whose popularity landed her a network television gig announced on Instagram that “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will end with its second season.
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