Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. Feb. 28: Entertainment News Advisory

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. Feb. 28: Entertainment News Advisory

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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 1 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

Contact the Entertainment Desk at 416-507-2162.

TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

Meat dress artist among GG Award winners

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TORONTO -- A visual artist who once made a dress out of flank steak is among this year's recipients of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.Jana Sterbak of Montreal created "Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic" in 1987. PHOTO. Will be updated

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Amateurs find themselves 'Way Off Broadway'

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TORONTO -- Granted, the amateur performers who pour their heart and soul into a musical production of "The Wizard of Oz" on Bravo's "Way Off Broadway" are a little rough around the edges. But that's to be expected from a group of theatre wannabes better known in their own circles as a dentist, high school teacher, real estate developer and health-care administrator. At recent rehearsals for TV's newest reality-singing series, many of the would-be entertainers said the prospect of belting out show tunes for a live and televised audience is a dream come true.

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Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw among 'Dancing' cast

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LOS ANGELES -- Urkel, the Empress of Soul and one of the Green Bay Packers are waltzing onto "Dancing With the Stars.""Family Matters" actor Jaleel White, singer Gladys Knight and National Football League player Donald Driver will be among the 12 celebrity contestants on the next season of the ABC dancing competition. Other famous faces participating in the 14th edition include "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert and Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan. PHOTO.

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Hudson on witness list for upcoming murder trial

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CHICAGO -- Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is on the witness list for the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.The Chicago Tribune (http://trib. …

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