National Newswatch

Canadian standup comedian Mike MacDonald dies from heart complications

Mar 18 2018 — — Canadian standup comedy veteran Mike MacDonald has died. John Paul MacDonald says his older brother died on Saturday afternoon at the age of 62. He says Mike MacDonald died from heart complications at the Ottawa Heart Institute. The longtime comedian was a regular on the Just for Laughs stage and also appeared on the Late […]

Toronto police confirm investigation into Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard

Mar 16 2018 — — Toronto police confirmed Friday evening that the sex crimes unit has opened an investigation into Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard. The police service would only confirm that the investigation is ongoing and that no charges have been laid. Police did not release any further details. CBC News has no information regarding who filed the complaint that […]

Heather Locklear: Actress charged with four counts of battery

Mar 13 2018 — — US actress Heather Locklear has been charged with several counts of battery against a sheriff’s officer. She was arrested last month on domestic violence charges. Those charges have been dropped, but four misdemeanour counts of battery were upheld. Her brother dialled 911 after seeing the actress and her boyfriend fighting at her home in California.

CBS says work needed on Daniels interview

Mar 13 2018 — — The CBS News chief says that a “60 Minutes” interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels is on its way but that the story needs more journalistic work. News President David Rhodes’ statement at a conference in Israel Tuesday was the first time CBS publicly confirmed it had interviewed Daniels, who has alleged an extramarital […]

Report: Obama in discussions to produce shows for Netflix

Mar 9 2018 — — Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service. The proposed deal was reported Friday by The New York Times, which cited people familiar with the discussions who were not identified. Netflix did not immediately respond for a request […]

The dirty tricks of Oscar campaigns, and what to expect at the 2018 Academy Awards

Mar 4 2018 — — The Academy Awards are set for Sunday night, the first since producer Harvey Weinstein — a constant figure at the Oscars for almost two decades — was pushed out of the industry following a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations. Matthew Belloni, editorial director at The Hollywood Reporter, spoke with NBC News about Oscar […]

‘M*A*S*H’ actor David Ogden Stiers dies at 75

Mar 4 2018 — — David Ogden Stiers, known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the TV comedy series “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday, the agency representing him said. The actor was 75. He died “peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer,” the MKS Talent Agency tweeted. “His talent was only […]

Canadian country singer and TV personality Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

Mar 2 2018 — — Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet, who rose to fame in the 1970s through a string of singles and variety TV shows, has died. The singer’s widow Glory-Anne Prophet says in a Facebook post that “there are no words to express the heartache” of losing her “best friend and the love of (her) life.” A family […]