National Newswatch

Legendary folk singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot dies at 84

May 2 2023 — — Gordon Lightfoot, the legendary folk singer whose silvery refrains told a tale of Canadian identity that was exported to listeners worldwide, has died at age 84. The musician died at a Toronto hospital on Monday evening, said Victoria Lord, a representative for the family. Considered one of the most renowned voices to emerge from Toronto’s […]

Jerry Springer, politician-turned-TV ringmaster, dies at 79

Apr 27 2023 — — Jerry Springer, the onetime mayor and news anchor whose namesake TV show featured a three-ring circus of dysfunctional families willing to bare all on weekday afternoons including brawls, obscenities and blurred images of nudity, died Thursday at 79. At its peak, “The Jerry Springer Show” was a ratings powerhouse and a U.S. cultural pariah, synonymous […]

CNN, Don Lemon part ways weeks after Nikki Haley comments

Apr 24 2023 — — Longtime CNN host Don Lemon is out at the cable news network a little over two months after apologizing to viewers for on-air comments about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, CNN announced Monday “CNN and Don have parted ways,” CNN chair and CEO Chris Licht said in a memo to staff that was also posted […]

Tucker Carlson out at Fox News, network confirms

Apr 24 2023 — — Fox News said Monday it has “agreed to part ways” with Tucker Carlson, its popular and controversial host, less than a week after settling a lawsuit over the network’s 2020 election reporting. The network said in a press release that the last program of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” aired Friday.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ judge Len Goodman dies at 78

Apr 24 2023 — — Len Goodman, a long-serving judge on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Strictly Come Dancing” who helped revive interest in ballroom dancing on both sides of the Atlantic, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 78. Agent Jackie Gill said Goodman “passed away peacefully” on Saturday night. He had been diagnosed with bone cancer.

Toronto fires Nick Nurse, who led Raptors to 2019 NBA title

Apr 21 2023 — — Nick Nurse was fired Friday as coach of the Toronto Raptors, four years after he led the franchise to its first and only NBA championship. Nurse went 227-163 in his five seasons with the Raptors, with his .582 winning percentage ranking as the best of any coach in franchise history. The last three seasons have […]

Charges dropped against Alec Baldwin in fatal on-set ‘Rust’ shooting: Sources

Apr 20 2023 — — Charges against Alec Baldwin have been dropped in the fatal on-set “Rust” shooting, according to sources familiar with the matter. Baldwin, 65, had been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the New Mexico set of the Western in October 2021. The actor was practicing a cross-draw […]

K-pop star Moon Bin found dead at home

Apr 20 2023 — — Moon Bin, a singer from South Korean boyband Astro, was found dead at his home in Seoul, his management agency said Thursday. The 25-year-old was reportedly found by his manager who went to the singer’s home Wednesday evening because he wasn’t responding to contacts. Police are investigating his death but have so far found no […]

Folk singer Gordon Lightfoot cancels 2023 concert schedule, citing health

Apr 11 2023 — — Gordon Lightfoot has cancelled all of his upcoming concerts due to health setbacks. Representatives for the 84-year-old said in a statement the folk singer-songwriter is experiencing “some health-related issues,” but didn’t give specifics. They asked for his privacy to be respected as he “continues to focus on his recovery,” but said that Lightfoot is unable […]

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