National Newswatch

Rob Ford movie to make world premiere at SXSW

Jan 17 2019 — — A movie set during late Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s time in office will make its world premiere at the Texas-based South by Southwest Film Festival in March, the festival has announced. “Run This Town” features “Homeland” star Damian Lewis as the former mayor, though there is no mention of Ford or the city itself in […]

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Jan 15 2019 — — Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, California. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year. The lanky, ebullient musical comedy star delighted American audiences […]

Joni Mitchell tribute concert to hit theatres next month

Jan 9 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A star-studded tribute to Joni Mitchell is hitting theatres next month for one date only. "The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration" features famous fans and friends including Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, and Rufus Wainwright. The concert […]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, to divorce

Jan 9 2019 — — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday he and his wife are seeking a divorce. The powerful business executive said on Twitter he and his wife, MacKenzie, have already separated. The two were married in 1993 and have four children. “We want to make people aware o

Mamma Mia! ‘Rhapsody’ upsets ‘Star Is Born’ at Globes

Jan 7 2019 — — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper’s much more heavily favoured “A Star Is Born.” “A Star Is Born” came into Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in […]

Bianca Andreescu: Auckland final defeat by Julia Gorges for Canadian teenager

Jan 6 2019 — — Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu’s dream run at the Auckland International came to an end in the final with a three-set loss to defending champion Julia Gorges. The 18-year-old world number 152 had beaten Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams on her way to the decider. And she looked like taking her maiden title when she won […]

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu reaches final at ASB Classic

Jan 5 2019 — — Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu is heading to her first WTA Tour event final. The 18-year-old cruised past 28th-ranked Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan on Saturday 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals at the ASB Classic. Andreescu, who has performed numerous upsets at the tune-up event for the Australian Open on her way to the final, needed only […]