National Newswatch

Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

May 19 2022 — Associated Press — SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, this time in Canada. The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard. The season begins May 25. Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Cole, […]

Bryan Adams is heading out on a cross-Canada tour later this year

May 19 2022 — — Bryan Adams is hitting the road in Canada with a cross-country tour set to kick off in the summer. This follows the release of the Grammy winner’s 15th studio album “So Happy It Hurts” this past March. Adams began touring Europe and the U.K. ahead of the album’s release in January, and will wrap up […]

Juno Awards 2022: Live music and Simu Liu guide ceremony to safe landing

May 16 2022 — — The 51st Juno Awards brought the music back to a live audience on Sunday and marked a triumphant return for the beleaguered ceremony celebrating Canadian talent. Organizers put on a tight and impressive entertainment showcase in Toronto from the start, and managed to not only keep everything running, but also to keep it interesting — […]

Naomi Judd died of self-inflicted firearm wound, Ashley Judd reveals

May 12 2022 — — Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them how Naomi Judd died. The younger Judd appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on Thursday on “Good Morning America.” She said her family had agreed that she share the cause of death of her mother. “She used a weapon,” Ashley […]

Five Juno moments to watch: Charlotte Cardin’s lead, Shawn Mendes’ special honour

May 12 2022 — — The Juno Awards are getting back to business this weekend. After two years of muted virtual ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s biggest music awards show is returning to an in-person celebration in a historic outdoor setting. The televised party gets underway Sunday at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage with “Kim’s Convenience” and “Shang-Chi” star Simu […]

Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe sells for $195M US

May 10 2022 — Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn sold for a cool $195 million US on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction. The 1964 silkscreen image shows Monroe in vibrant close-up — hair yellow, eyeshadow blue and lips red — on a rich […]

Guy Lafleur’s humility, flair remembered in national funeral for Habs legend

May 3 2022 — — Quebecers and hockey fans around the world gave Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur a final send-off, as the province held a national funeral in his honour. Lafleur, who captured five Stanley Cup titles and was a hero in Quebec not only for his athletic prowess but also his kindness and generosity, died after a series of […]

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

May 2 2022 — — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is getting underway after multiple delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoggard is in a downtown Toronto courtroom today where a judge says a few procedural matters will be dealt with before jury selection begins. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, pleaded not guilty to […]