Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 20

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 20

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Entertainment News Advisory


Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

5 p.m.


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


'Big Brother Canada' guests mostly in their 20s


TORONTO -- The inaugural edition of "Big Brother Canada" will lean heavily on houseguests in their 20s, including a 29-year-old tanning salon owner, a 27-year-old bartender and a 24-year-old dairy farmer.Shaw Media says 15 houseguests have been invited to move into a camera-rigged house for the first Canuck version of the global reality show smash.


Details of alleged Bieber murder plot emerge


ALBUQUERQUE -- Newly released audio of phone calls made last November from a New Mexico prison is shedding new light on an alleged plot to murder Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber.Police say the calls were between Dana Martin, the 45-year-old prisoner accused of masterminding the plot, and one of the men he allegedly hired to carry out the gruesome plan. PHOTO.


Argo event in D.C. a 'Canada love-in'


OTTAWA -- A screening and reception for the Hollywood film "Argo" at the Canadian embassy in Washington last fall was such a hot ticket, people complained afterwards about not getting invited.The star-studded, $23,000 affair appeared to be well worth it for film execs and embassy officials, who considered the event a success both for public diplomacy and marketing. PHOTO. Will be Writethru


'Rebelle' child star to attend Oscars


MONTREAL -- The child actress in the Oscar-nominated ''Rebelle'' will attend this Sunday's star-studded gala in Los Angeles.A spokeswoman for the Item 7 production company tells The Canadian Press that Rachel Mwanza has received the visas needed to travel to the United States and Canada. Will be updated


Aliens invade 'Dark Skies'


TORONTO -- Versatile actor J.K. Simmons says "Dark Skies" is his first horror film, an exception he made because of its strong dramatic and thriller elements. If it's hard to pin down a film's genre, that's a good thing, he says.


On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars


NEW YORK -- You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter.While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm -- something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf -- will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp. …

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