National Newswatch

CNN’s Cuomo, with coronavirus, completes show from basement

Apr 1 2020 — — A bleary-eyed Chris Cuomo, saying he wanted to be a cautionary tale for his audience, anchored his CNN show from his basement Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Via remote link, he interviewed Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, an emergency room nurse and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who expressed worry about one of […]

‘Tiger King’: Police asking for new leads in disappearance of Don Lewis, Carole Baskin’s ex-husband

Mar 30 2020 — — SPOILER WARNING: Do not read on unless you’ve watched Netflix’s Tiger King. Netflix’s latest true crime docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Tiger King) exposed some of the biggest exotic wild animal collectors in the United States, and some theories accused Carole Baskin of a crime involving the disappearance of her ex-husband, millionaire Jack […]

Drake shares 1st public photos of son Adonis

Mar 30 2020 — — Drake has gone from rapping “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid” on his song Emotionless to sharing the first public photos of his son, Adonis. The 33-year-old rapper surprised the world on Monday by posting a series of photos of Adonis with him and Adonis’ […]

‘Blood Quantum’ an eerily timely film on ‘what a pandemic does to people’

Mar 26 2020 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Picture it: A plague has broken out, resulting in border closures, xenophobia, paranoia and denial of facts. Only in this case it's a zombie outbreak, and it's infecting non-Indigenous people outside a fictional First Nations reserve that's immune to the virus. Mi'gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby says he didn't intend on making a timely pandemic […]

CBC says it’s working to restore the local TV news it shelved last week

Mar 25 2020 — — The CBC says it’s gradually restoring the local supper-hour TV news it recently shelved. Last week, the public broadcaster drew criticism when it announced it was temporarily scrapping its local TV newscasts, except for CBC North, in order to pool resources at CBC News Network amid the COVID-19 crisis. Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Mar 25 2020 — — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59. Cardoz had travelled from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8. He was admitted […]