National Newswatch

Oak Island treasure hunter Dan Blankenship dies at 95

Mar 19 2019 — — An American-born man, who became a famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter, has died. Dan Blankenship, who was in his mid-90s, died Sunday. He was a staple on “The Curse of Oak Island,” a reality TV series on the History channel that was set on the 57-hectare island on Nova Scotia’s south shore. His son David […]

Junos 2019: Corey Hart shines, Sting surprises, Shawn Mendes sweeps

Mar 18 2019 — — From the opening number, Body, by electronic duo Loud Luxury to the closing retro performance by Corey Hart, the 2019 Junos were a celebration of Canadian artists past and present — musicians currently climbing the charts and artists who helped lay the groundwork decades ago.

Shawn Mendes the biggest winner as bulk of Juno Awards handed out

Mar 17 2019 — — He wasn’t actually in the room, but it was all about Shawn Mendes at the Junos gala Saturday night in London, Ont. The pop star — nominated for the most awards this year — was also the night’s biggest winner, picking up four prizes: artist, songwriter and pop album of the year, plus single of […]

‘Apprentice’ contestant’s Trump defamation suit can proceed

Mar 14 2019 — Jennifer Peltz — NEW YORK — A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump isn't immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. A panel of judges on the Supreme Court Appellate Division said in their ruling, in a case brought by Summer Zervos, […]

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman among 50 charged in college admissions scheme

Mar 12 2019 — — Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among 50 people charged in a $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed in Boston on Tuesday. The alleged scam focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on […]

Alex Trebek resumes taping ‘Jeopardy!’ shows after cancer announcement

Mar 12 2019 — — Alex Trebek is back at work, just as he said he would be, nearly one week after sharing his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Tuesday was the first scheduled day of production at “Jeopardy!” since Trebek’s announcement last Wednesday. “We are taping today, and Alex is here and behind his lectern as scheduled,” a spokeswoman […]

Roseanne Barr claims Michelle Obama got her fired for racist tweet

Mar 12 2019 — — Roseanne Barr was fired from the Roseanne reboot in May 2018 following a tweet about Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to former U.S. president Barack Obama — but she’s now placing the blame for her termination on former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and former ABC programming chief Channing Dungey.

Gordon Lightfoot film among world premieres set for Hot Docs festival

Mar 12 2019 — — A film about Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will make its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind” is from directors Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe. It sees the Orillia, Ont., native revealing the inspiration behind his lyrics and longevity. The film is among […]