Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, June 17

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, June 17

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Entertainment News Advisory


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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.

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"Mom's A Medium" reveals psychic's family life


TORONTO - Alberta-based mom and psychic medium Carmel Baird claims to channel the dead and help bring families closure, all while raising six kids. Her unusual life is the focus of a new CMT Canada original series, "Mom's a Medium." In a psychic reading with a Canadian Press reporter, Baird got a few things right but others squarely wrong. Baird says she has always heard voices and about five years ago finally accepted that the dead were sending her messages. PHOTO.


Jenny Slate steps into starring role


TORONTO -- Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate is perhaps best-known for portraying a "Parks & Recreation" character so obnoxious she's commonly referred to as "the worst." So Slate took a certain pleasure in portraying a more relatable personality in the new comedy "Obvious Child." PHOTOS.


Rogers hires Friedman, Oake for HNIC


TORONTO -- "Hockey Night In Canada" veterans Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake are joining the Rogers NHL broadcast team.Rogers says Friedman will continue his role as an insider and reporter. He will make his Sportsnet TV debut on July 1 during coverage of NHL free agency. Moves Sports and Entertainment.


Reid named president/CEO of Juno Awards


TORONTO -- Allan Reid has been named president and CEO of the Juno Awards, MusiCounts and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.He succeeds Melanie Berry, who announced in April she would end her decade-plus run steering the annual music gala.


'Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym secretly weds


TORONTO -- Call it a marriage announcement for the 21st century.Missy Peregrym, Canadian star of Global's "Rookie Blue," revealed on Twitter Monday that she and "Chuck" star Zachary Levi had secretly wed in Maui. …

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