Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. 24

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. 24

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 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:

Canadian Craig Mann recounts his wild Oscar night

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LOS ANGELES -- Winning the Oscar is one thing. Actually accepting the trophy in front of a celeb-studded crowd, on live TV, is another.Days after winning an Academy Award for his work on the intense drumming film "Whiplash," Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann still marvelled at his wild Sunday night when he took the stage at the Dolby Theater to claim a gold statue.

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Canadian border bars singer Chris Brown

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TORONTO -- R&B singer Chris Brown says he's been barred from entering Canada.The "Forever" singer tweeted Tuesday that the "good people of the Canadian government" wouldn't let him into the country for shows in Montreal and Toronto.

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Hedley's Jacob Hoggard to host Juno Awards

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TORONTO -- When Hedley's Jacob Hoggard takes the stage to host this year's Juno Awards, he hopes to channel some of the irreverent wit flaunted by two-time MC Russell Peters.Some, but not all, perhaps. Hoggard needs to maintain friendships in the Canadian music industry, whereas Peters was comfortable to gleefully skewer it.

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'Better Call Saul' star on 'Saved by the Bell' fame

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TORONTO -- For a certain segment of the TV-viewing audience, Patrick Fabian is best known as the guy who romanced Kelly Kapowski on "Saved by the Bell: The College Years."Now that he's logged a few episodes as a smarmy lawyer on the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul," Fabian says he's ready to finally shake that long-ago role.

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Herjavec joins 'Dancing With the Stars'

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TORONTO -- Robert Herjavec is going from the Den to the dance floor.The Canadian-raised former "Dragons' Den" and current "Shark Tank" personality has joined the 20th season of "Dancing With the Stars."

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Duplass aims for 'natural' take on horror

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TORONTO -- Mark Duplass admits he was afraid of one thing when he decided to star in the horror flick "The Lazarus Effect" -- the acting."It certainly can get hammy," Duplass says of horror movie performances.

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NAC Orchestra to tackle Alice Munro

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TORONTO -- Works inspired by Nobel Prize-winning writer Alice Munro and Mi'kmaq poet Rita Joe are among those in the National Arts Centre Orchestra's new season.The first commission in the 2015-16 season, unveiled Tuesday in Ottawa, is "Dear Life," based on Munro's 2012 collection of short stories. …

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