National Newswatch

Bianca Andreescu becomes highest-ranked Canadian in WTA tour history

Oct 21 2019 — — Bianca Andreescu has become the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player in WTA Tour history. The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., jumped one spot to No. 4 in the rankings on Monday following a week off. That pushes her one spot ahead of her career-best No. 5 ranking, which tied a Canadian record set by Eugenie Bouchard in […]

‘Maude’ co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Oct 18 2019 — — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur’s unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom “Maude,” has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. Further details weren’t immediately available from Beckoff […]

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

Oct 18 2019 — — Lady Gaga had to put on her Poker Face after falling off stage while dancing with a fan in Las Vegas on Thursday night. The 33-year-old singer is currently in Las Vegas performing at the Park Theater at Park MMG for two different shows — Enigma, her concert residency, and Jazz & Piano, which features […]

Why Shep Smith finally walked out of Fox News for good

Oct 11 2019 — — Last month Shep Smith decided that he had simply had enough. With President Trump actively distorting the truth and many of his own colleagues helping him do it, the Fox News star prided himself on anchoring a newscast that countered the network’s pro-Trump opinion shows. The way Smith saw it, he was making sure that […]

Shepard Smith steps downs from Fox News Channel

Oct 11 2019 — — Shepard Smith, considered a moderate voice on Fox News Channel, announced Friday that he’s stepped down from the cable news network. Smith said the decision to leave was his own. “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged,” he said on air. “Recently I […]

Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague

Oct 9 2019 — — Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill” recounts his investigation of Harvey Weinstein; the hurdles his then-employer NBC News put in his way that caused him to publish the story in the New Yorker instead; and how Weinstein hired Black Cube, an investigative firm that employs ex-Mossad officers, to stop him.

Aaron Carter says he’s moving to Canada

Oct 7 2019 — — Aaron Carter claims he is moving to Canada. The American singer took to Twitter on Saturday to tell his followers that he moves “fast” and said Nova Scotia “is one of [his] favourite places in the world.” “So I’m about to get a rental car and drive a few hours to go see my new […]

Comedian Rip Taylor dies at 84

Oct 7 2019 — — Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 84. Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, publicist Harlan Boll said. The man who would become known worldwide as Rip did not have a direct line into show business.

Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80

Oct 6 2019 — — Legendary British drummer Ginger Baker, best known for his time with the power trio Cream, has died at the age of 80. Baker passed away peacefully in hospital Sunday morning, his family said in a messaged posted on Twitter.

Trump administration dominates ‘SNL’ cold open

Oct 6 2019 — — Matthew Broderick made an appearance as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the cold open of Saturday Night Live’s second episode as Kate McKinnon reappeared as a clueless Rudy Giuliani along with cast member Beck Bennett as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Aidy Bryant as U.S. Attorney General William Barr.