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    Filmmaker Roman Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

    Filmmaker Roman Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership


    Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual...

    Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct.

    Pop's global groove: the borders of mainstream music are blurring like never before

    Pop's global groove: the borders of mainstream music are blurring like never before


    From learning new languages to performing on Saturday Night Live, big name artists from the West and East are breaking the pop music mould in global...

    From learning new languages to performing on Saturday Night Live, big name artists from the West and East are breaking the pop music mould in global collaborations.

    Xavier Dolan, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach to compete at Cannes Film Festival

    Xavier Dolan, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach to compete at Cannes Film Festival


    Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar and Bong Joon-ho against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or...

    Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodovar and Bong Joon-ho against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize.

    From Ralph Lauren, a Polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic

    From Ralph Lauren, a Polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic


    Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero...

    Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water.

    Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled concert dates in 5 Canadian cities

    Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled concert dates in 5 Canadian cities


    Fleetwood Mac will play five Canadian venues in October and November after April dates had to be rescheduled when singer Stevie Nicks got the...

    Fleetwood Mac will play five Canadian venues in October and November after April dates had to be rescheduled when singer Stevie Nicks got the flu.

    'I'm feeling good': Alex Trebek shares update on cancer treatment

    'I'm feeling good': Alex Trebek shares update on cancer treatment


    Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says he's feeling good as he continues cancer therapy and is already working on the next season of the hit quiz...

    Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says he's feeling good as he continues cancer therapy and is already working on the next season of the hit quiz show.

    Maybe Leafs should've taken 'Drake curse' advice from Italian soccer club

    Maybe Leafs should've taken 'Drake curse' advice from Italian soccer club


    The "Drake curse" reared it's ugly head yet again, only this time Italy's A.S. Roma decided to take matters in their own hands. The soccer club has banned all players from taking photos with the Canadian and Grammy award-winning artist following the...

    The "Drake curse" reared it's ugly head yet again, only this time Italy's A.S. Roma decided to take matters in their own hands. The soccer club has banned all players from taking photos with the Canadian and Grammy award-winning artist following the worst defeat in recent history by a team in the French league.

    Canadian museums set for policy review connected to TRC call to action

    Canadian museums set for policy review connected to TRC call to action


    As Canadian museums grapple with how to best make space for Indigenous voices and perspectives, a new initiative is aiming to give them a boost. Canadian Heritage has announced more than $680,000 to fund a national review of museum policies to ensure...

    As Canadian museums grapple with how to best make space for Indigenous voices and perspectives, a new initiative is aiming to give them a boost. Canadian Heritage has announced more than $680,000 to fund a national review of museum policies to ensure they line up with the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.

    Appeals court rules international art can be of 'national importance'

    Appeals court rules international art can be of 'national importance'


    The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a work by an international artist can be deemed to be of 'national importance' to Canadian...

    The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a work by an international artist can be deemed to be of 'national importance' to Canadian heritage.

    Time magazine releases its '100 most influential people' issue for 2019

    Time magazine releases its '100 most influential people' issue for 2019


    President Donald Trump, CBS News' Gayle King, actors Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh and singer Taylor Swift are among the people honoured in Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World'...

    President Donald Trump, CBS News' Gayle King, actors Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh and singer Taylor Swift are among the people honoured in Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World' issue.

    Beyoncé drops surprise album as Homecoming concert film debuts

    Beyoncé drops surprise album as Homecoming concert film debuts


    Surprise album drops aren't new for Beyoncé fans, but the pop star managed to catch music lovers unaware again on Wednesday by debuting an unexpected live concert album as a companion to the highly anticipated film of her...

    Surprise album drops aren't new for Beyoncé fans, but the pop star managed to catch music lovers unaware again on Wednesday by debuting an unexpected live concert album as a companion to the highly anticipated film of her famed Coachella gig.

    Film, TV studios filing lawsuits against Canadian BitTorrent users

    Film, TV studios filing lawsuits against Canadian BitTorrent users


    If you received a piece of registered mail from a movie studio looking to sue you for illegally downloading a TV show such as Game of Thrones, a Canadian privacy lawyer in Nova Scotia says you need to take it...

    If you received a piece of registered mail from a movie studio looking to sue you for illegally downloading a TV show such as Game of Thrones, a Canadian privacy lawyer in Nova Scotia says you need to take it seriously.

    'The dilemma is the authenticity': What it will take to rebuild Notre-Dame

    'The dilemma is the authenticity': What it will take to rebuild Notre-Dame


    The rebuilding of Notre-Dame won't be your typical renovation project. It's not often that the restoration of a building whose origin dates back centuries has to be...

    The rebuilding of Notre-Dame won't be your typical renovation project. It's not often that the restoration of a building whose origin dates back centuries has to be contemplated.

    Program gives First Nations students opportunity to learn how to dance, life skills

    Program gives First Nations students opportunity to learn how to dance, life skills


    16 students from First Nations in Ontario and Manitoba are training in Winnipeg this week. The program they are in is also giving the students an opportunity to see what life will be like after high...

    16 students from First Nations in Ontario and Manitoba are training in Winnipeg this week. The program they are in is also giving the students an opportunity to see what life will be like after high school.

    New web series explores path to reconciliation through Indigenous cuisine

    New web series explores path to reconciliation through Indigenous cuisine


    Red Chef Revival explores the relationship between food and reconciliation through the experiences of three Indigenous chefs who travel across Canada to discover traditional...

    Red Chef Revival explores the relationship between food and reconciliation through the experiences of three Indigenous chefs who travel across Canada to discover traditional cooking.

    Netflix adds 9.6 million subscribers in first quarter as competition heats up

    Netflix adds 9.6 million subscribers in first quarter as competition heats up


    Netflix's popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world's most popular...

    Netflix's popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world's most popular brands.