National Newswatch

Serena Williams, Kristen Bell, North West join cast of ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’

Jan 25 2023 — — Tennis champion Serena Williams and “Frozen” star Kristen Bell are among the names joining the Paw Patrol movie sequel. Toronto-headquartered Spin Master Entertainment announced the additions to the cast, which also include North West joining her mom Kim Kardashian, who was in the first movie. Distributor Elevation Pictures says “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” will […]

‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

Jan 24 2023 — — The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honours on big-screen spectacles like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” a year after a streaming service won best picture for the first time. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s “Everything Everywhere All […]

Canada’s Brooke Henderson moves up to No. 1 on LPGA Tour standings

Jan 23 2023 — — Canada’s Brooke Henderson is No. 1 on the LPGA Tour standings. She was elevated to the top spot on the Race to CME Globe rankings on Monday after winning the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. Henderson won the season-opening elite 29-player tournament by four strokes. The native of Smiths Falls, Ont., now has 13 […]

David Crosby, legendary singer-songwriter, dies at 81

Jan 19 2023 — — David Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter who founded some of the defining rock groups of the 1960s, has died at the age of 81, according to media reports on Thursday. Variety shared a statement from Crosby’s wife saying the musician died after “a long illness” and was surrounded by his family when he passed. “Although he […]

Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’

Jan 19 2023 — — Alec Baldwin, the actor who fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust” in 2021, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter prosecutors said Thursday. Baldwin has maintained he was not aware the gun he fired on set contained a live round. This is a breaking news update. More information to come. Original article […]

Madonna announces 2023 tour dates including three Canadian shows

Jan 17 2023 — — Madonna will Take a Bow with a new tour through North America and Europe starting this summer that will be a Celebration of the pop icon’s hits, which include 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The 35-city Live Nation-backed Madonna: The Celebration Tour will kick off July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, with […]

Beloved former Canuck Gino Odjick dies at 52

Jan 15 2023 — — Gino Odjick, a fan favourite who played eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, has died. The news broke Sunday afternoon when his sister Dina posted to Facebook. “Our hearts are broken. My brother Gino Odjick has left us for the spirit world,” she wrote. Soon after, the 52-year-old’s death was announced live during the broadcast […]

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Jan 11 2023 — — Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock `n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, has died. He was 78. Beck died Tuesday after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. The location […]