Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Jan. 4

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Jan. 4

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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 416-507-2163

TOP STORIES:

Russell Peters visits 'Mr. D' in season 2

TV-Mr-D

TORONTO -- Getting comic superstar Russell Peters to make a cameo on Monday's episode of "Mr. D" was as easy as making a phone call, says teacher-turned comic Gerry Dee.Reining him in once he showed up to ad-lib through his scenes was another matter.

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Toronto singer/songwriter gets boost from Furtado

MUSIC-Dylan-Murray

TORONTO -- Dylan Murray, a Toronto singer/songwriter of acoustic, reggae-influenced soft rock, was an unlikely choice for the first signee to Nelly Furtado's record label. He's savouring the opportunity.

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'Lincoln,' 'Argo' earn Writers Guild noms

US-Writers-Guild-Awards-Nominations

LOS ANGELES -- "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood's awards season.The two dramas earned nominations from the Writers Guild on Friday for outstanding screen writing.

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Author offers spot in book for finding dog

US-People-Dennis-Lehane-Dog

BROOKLINE -- There's a new mystery on Dennis Lehane's mind, and the bestselling author is offering a special reward: Find his lost dog and get a spot in his next book.The plot kicked off Christmas Eve, when the crime novelist's rescue beagle Tessa escaped from his yard after an outdoor gate latch didn't lock all the way. PHOTO.

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Bardot threatens exile over elephants

EU-France-Bardot

PARIS -- Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants. …

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