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Bachelorette Becca Kufrin picks her man and Bachelor Nation does not approve

Host Chris Harrison called Monday’s Bachelorette season finale the most emotional we’ve ever seen, but I doubt he was talking about the one emotion that stood out for many of the show’s devoted fans: disappointment at Becca Kufrin’s choice. In hindsight we should have seen it coming. Becca herself essentially spoiled the outcome before a […]

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Demi Lovato released from hospital two weeks after reported overdose, source says

NEW YORK—Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose. A person close to Lovato said she was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t allowed to speak publicly […]

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Robert Redford says he’ll ‘move toward retirement’ after 60 years of acting

By Erin JensenUSA Today Mon., Aug. 6, 2018 The sun appears to be setting on the Sundance Kid’s acting career. In a new interview published Monday, Robert Redford tells Entertainment Weekly retirement is on his mind, and that his new movie, The Old Man & The Gun, will likely be his last acting job. Robert […]

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It’s all about the (e)motion for dancer and choreographer Derek Hough

The word “serve” comes up frequently in conversation with Derek Hough. Not in the sense of other people serving him — which might not be unexpected given his celebrity status — but him serving others through his job on TV’s World of Dance (and before that, Dancing With the Stars) or on tour (he’s got […]

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Magic born out of barnyard details in Symphony in the Barn

PRICEVILLE, Ont.—Standing in golden early-evening sun on the lawn next to his Grey Highlands farmhouse, Michael Schmidt confidently assures one of his guests that the magic will happen. Since I’ve been part of the conversation, I assume Schmidt is doing what any conductor would do in trying to relax a performer: The music will happen, […]

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There’s more to the real Anna, says descendant of woman who inspired The King and I

What most theatregoers saw Sunday night when they watched an English governess and the King of Siam dance across the stage is a tale of romance and culture clash — but in the audience, Newmarket’s Peter Saegert was one of a few who know the real story of Anna Leonowens. Peter Saegert is a descendant […]

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This week in Toronto: the Danforth laughs again, and Taylor Swift takes Toronto

Watch this if: You’re keen for a mini Parks and Recreation reunion. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, who starred on that beloved NBC comedy, reunite for this competition series in which people paint, draw or craft things out of wood, metal, fabric or whatever feeds their passion. Poehler told late-night host Seth Meyers it’s meant […]

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Fallout? Fallen Kingdom? Why a sequel’s name means nothing

By Travis M. AndrewsThe Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 What’s in a name? Would a sequel by any other name rake in the same amount of dough? This weekend brings us Mission: Impossible — Fallout, and while there is considerable excitement to see Tom Cruise don his Ethan Hunt skills once again, there is […]

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Ed the Sock wants to disrupt television — again

This is the second instalment of On Location, a series about art that thrives in creative spaces. Ed the Sock is giving a tour of his Thornhill, Ont., bungalow. The cosy home is filled with an immense toy collection, and also houses a dusty cabinet that is essentially the Ed The Sock museum. It features […]

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Pitt of the past is plenty pretty: Stargazing

It’s rare that a movie sells me on the basis of a good wig alone, but darned if Quentin Tarantino isn’t pulling it off … or someone is, presumably, once Brad Pitt is done filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood each day, and doesn’t want to strut around looking like the Love God of […]