National Newswatch

KISS announces ‘End of the Road’ farewell world tour

Sep 20 2018 — — KISS is saying goodbye once again — but first, the band is embarking on one more tour. The rock group announced the news of their final tour after a legendary 45-year career on Wednesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. “This is going to be our last tour,” they announced onstage after performing Detroit Rock City. […]

Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan named finalist for Man Booker Prize

Sep 20 2018 — — Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan has been named a finalist for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. Three U.K. authors and two Americans were also short listed for the award. “Washington Black,” the saga of an escaped slave, marks the second nomination for Edugyan in recent days after being named to the long list for this […]

New York Review of Books editor out after Ghomeshi backlash

Sep 19 2018 — — An editor at the New York Review of Books has parted ways with the prestigious literary publication amid controversy over his decision to publish a personal essay by disgraced former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. A publicist for the magazine confirmed that Ian Buruma is no longer an editor at the publication. It’s unclear whether Buruma’s […]

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ triumph at Emmys

Sep 18 2018 — — mazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honours and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever. With the exception of “Saturday Night Live,” broadcast shows were shut out of […]

Ghomeshi writes essay in The New York Review of Books about his trial

Sep 14 2018 — — Former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi has penned an essay for a prestigious U.S. literary publication. In the article, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag” and published online today in The New York Review of Books, Ghomeshi references his high-profile sex assault trial. Ghomeshi was acquitted in March 2016 of four counts of sexual assault and […]

Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks

Sep 13 2018 — — The Erik Karlsson era is over in Ottawa. The Senators traded the star defenceman to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, just one day before Ottawa hits the ice for training camp. The Senators dealt Karlsson and prospect forward Francis Perron to the Sharks. Ottawa gets forwards Chris Tierney and Rudolfs Balcers, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, […]

‘Tonight Show’ cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo comments

Sep 12 2018 — — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the “The Tonight Show” cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance “out of sensitivity to our audience.” The former “Saturday Night […]

Shania Twain emerges biggest winner as host of CCMA Awards

Sep 10 2018 — — Man, she feels like a winner. Shania Twain proved nothing could stop her at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday as she picked up the most accolades of the night — a total of four — after serving as host of the festivities. The Timmins, Ont.-raised superstar enthusiastically participated in a celebration of […]

Les Moonves is about to leave CBS, sources say

Sep 9 2018 — — Longtime CBS chief executive Les Moonves, facing new claims of sexual misconduct, will step down soon as part of a wide-ranging corporate settlement of a separate fight for control of CBS. The CBS board of directors is likely to announce the deal by Monday morning, according to two executives with direct knowledge of the matter. […]