Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 19

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 19

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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 Michael Oliveira at 416-507-2163 or michael.oliveira@thecanadianpress.com

TOP STORIES:

Canuck animators vie for Oscar hardware

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TORONTO -- Of the five films competing in the best animated feature category at the Oscars this weekend, three are from Canadian filmmakers.Of those three Canucks, two are best friends. PHOTO.

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Norm Macdonald defends Eddie Murphy on Twitter

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TORONTO -- Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald says Eddie Murphy didn't perform a sketch on the show's recent anniversary special because he didn't want to impersonate Bill Cosby.In a flurry of tweets Wednesday night, the Quebec City-raised Macdonald wrote that writers wanted Murphy to do a Cosby impression on Sunday's 40th anniversary program on NBC.

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Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the (after) Oscars show

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HOLLYWOOD -- On Sunday, the Oscars' red carpet extends to Jimmy Kimmel's front door.For the 10th year in a row, the late night talk show host welcomes viewers to "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" (airing at approximately 12:05 a.m., on ABC and The Comedy Network).

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'Saving Hope' ends season with major shakeup

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TORONTO -- The explosive season finale of CTV's medical drama "Saving Hope" was a shocker -- even to co-star Benjamin Ayres, who nevertheless has a few ideas about how the shattered staff of the fictional Hope Zion Hospital can carry on.For those who have yet to watch the final episode, read no further, spoilers abound. …

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