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Mi'kmaq dub of animated film 'Chicken Run' helps keep Indigenous language alive

Mi'kmaq dub of animated film 'Chicken Run' helps keep Indigenous language alive

HALIFAX — Ten years after two Nova Scotians decided to dub the popular animated film "Chicken Run" into the Mi'kmaq language, their version of the adventure comedy has become a cult hit that continues to spark learning.
NBCUniversal vows auditions for actors with disabilities

NBCUniversal vows auditions for actors with disabilities

LOS ANGELES — Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
'Trickster' fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

'Trickster' fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

TORONTO — Fans of "Trickster" are expressing disappointment after Canada's public broadcaster announced it was cancelling the Indigenous TV series in the wake of controversy over co-creator Michelle Latimer's claimed ancestry.

Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for Florida altercation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rock icon Rod Stewart and his son have reached a plea deal to settle misdemeanour battery charges stemming from an altercation with a security guard at a posh Florida hotel.
No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

OTTAWA — It's no longer sustainable for social media companies to self-police content and time for governments to step in, the head of public policy for Facebook Canada said Friday.

Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

NEW YORK — Cicely Tyson was active to the end, in the middle of promoting her memoir “Just As I Am” when she died at age 96. Published earlier this week, “Just As I Am” was No. 1 on Amazon.
Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

NEW YORK — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage. A landmark 1969 Harlem concert series that he hadn't heard of? With Stevie Wonder? With Nina Simone? With Sly and the Family Stone, B.B.
Wendy Williams subject of juicy new biopic and a documentary

Wendy Williams subject of juicy new biopic and a documentary

NEW YORK — From breakups to pregnancies to lawsuits, Wendy Williams has made a career out of deep dives into celebrity gossip.

Country Hall of Famer, actor Kris Kristofferson has retired

NASHVILLE — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has announced his retirement after five decades and named a manager for his estate.
Guitar stolen in 2018 from rock band 54-40 found during police raid in Surrey, B.C.

Guitar stolen in 2018 from rock band 54-40 found during police raid in Surrey, B.C.

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A raid of an apartment in British Columbia has solved a two-year-old mystery about a valuable guitar belonging to a member of Canadian rock band 54-40.
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