Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 20

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 20

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Entertainment News Advisory


Wednesday, Nov. 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 Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162.


Paramount would fight 'Wonderful Life' sequel


LOS ANGELES -- Paramount won't be giving any wings to a planned "It's a Wonderful Life" sequel. A studio spokeswoman said Wednesday that Paramount would fight the proposed follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate family man who imagines during Christmas time what his town would be like if he'd never been born. PHOTO.


'Doctor Who' marks 50 years of time travel adventures


TORONTO -- Fans of the time-travel series "Doctor Who" know the long-running British adventure saga is all about regeneration. And so perhaps it's not all that surprising that the quirky cult hit is marking its 50th anniversary this weekend, surviving to celebrate the milestone despite a sporadic, up-and-down half-century run.


MacMillan, King make non-fiction long list


VANCOUVER -- Novelist Thomas King and historian Margaret MacMillan are among the authors who have been longlisted for the lucrative $40,000 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Ten books were selected from 141 nominated books submitted by 46 publishers. PHOTO.


CBC winter lineup heavy on Sochi, familiar fare


TORONTO -- The CBC's winter lineup is heavy on coverage of the upcoming Winter Games and returning series. The public broadcaster outlined its upcoming schedule Wednesday, touting mostly familiar fare including "Murdoch Mysteries," "Dragons' Den," "Republic of Doyle," "Heartland" and "The Rick Mercer Report." PHOTO.


Lawrence is Hollywood's modern everywoman


BEVERLY HILLS -- It's not always easy being an Oscar-winner. When Jennifer Lawrence returned to the set of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" after winning the best-actress Academy Award for last year's "Silver Linings Playbook," she was treated to a round of applause. PHOTO.


'Empire of Dirt' aims to break stereotypes


TORONTO -- When Peter Stebbings set out to make a film about three generations of aboriginal women struggling to break a cycle of mistakes, he knew he'd have to contend with stereotypes. But that fight against the formulaic only fuelled his drive to push "Empire of Dirt" past identity politics. PHOTO.


Canadians star in 'Like a Rolling Stone' video


TORONTO -- A few Canadians feature prominently in Bob Dylan's new interactive music video for "Like a Rolling Stone," which premiered on the web Tuesday. …

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