National Newswatch

Jerry Lewis, Nonpareil Genius of Comedy, Dies at 91

Aug 20 2017 — — He dominated show business with Dean Martin in the 1950s, starred in ‘The Bellboy’ and ‘The Nutty Professor,’ hosted the Labor Day telethon for decades and received the Hersholt award. Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in […]

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84

Aug 20 2017 — — Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died Saturday. He was 84. Gregory recently rescheduled an event in Atlanta because he was hospitalized. He died in Washington, his son posted on social media without giving details.

Cash family: Keep Johnny’s name away from ‘hateful ideology’

Aug 17 2017 — — The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer’s name or image. In a lengthy Wednesday night Facebook post from son John Carter Cash, the siblings say they were “sickened” when they were alerted to a video of a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi wearing a […]

Daniel Craig confirms he’ll play James Bond again

Aug 16 2017 — — Daniel Craig says he is coming back as James Bond. The actor was asked whether he will play the secret agent again during his appearance on US chat show The Late Show. “Yes,” Daniel Craig told host Stephen Colbert, before standing up to shake his hand.

Taylor Swift wins in groping lawsuit against radio DJ

Aug 15 2017 — — Taylor Swift has won long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a weeklong trial over duelling lawsuits, jurors determined Monday that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during a backstage meet-and-greet. The six-woman, two-man […]

Netflix Lures Shonda Rhimes Away From ABC Studios

Aug 14 2017 — — Netflix has signed Shonda Rhimes to a multi-year production deal, ending a 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Scandal.” Her shingle, Shondaland, will begin producing new series for Netflix while she continues to stay involved in her current broadcast series. Executive producer Betsy Beers will also come to Netflix […]

Zverev ends Canadian teenager Shapovalov’s magical Rogers Cup run

Aug 12 2017 — — Alexander Zverev ended a dream week for 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov with a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup on Saturday night. The fourth-seeded Zverev, seeking a second tournament title in as many weeks, advanced to the final on Sunday against second-seeded Roger Federer, a 6-3, 7-6(5) winner over unseeded Robin […]

Netflix keeps adding members, but rising costs and risks bring new challenges

Aug 12 2017 — — It’s lonely at the top of the streaming world — especially if you peer over the cliff and see the hordes of rivals clambering up to take your spot. That’s where Netflix finds itself at the moment, as the company that turned itself from a DVD-by-mail business 20 years ago to a $75 billion media […]

Teen sensation Shapovalov keeps making history at Rogers Cup

Aug 11 2017 — — Canada’s Denis Shapovalov advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Friday night. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., was coming off a second-round win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and a thrilling three-set upset of top-seeded tennis legend Rafael Nadal in […]

On the rise: Get to know budding tennis rising star Denis Shapovalov

Aug 11 2017 — — Canadian teen tennis sensation Denis Shapovalov had the biggest win of his young career on Thursday night when he upset top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup. While the 18-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native’s profile — not to mention his world ranking of 143 — is sure to climb […]

Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial

Aug 11 2017 — — Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not sugarcoat what she called a “despicable and horrifying and shocking” encounter. Swift used the word “ass” dozens of times on the witness stand […]

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov stuns Nadal to reach Rogers Cup quarters

Aug 11 2017 — — Even Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov was amazed he had beaten tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. shocked himself, the crowd that roared with every point he scored, and the tennis world with his 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over top-seeded Nadal in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday […]