Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. Monday, April 20

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. Monday, April 20

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Entertainment News Advisory


Monday, April 20, 2015

1 p.m.


Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 1 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

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CBC says new 'Q' is named 'q', but write it as 'Q'


TORONTO -- So is it "q" or "Q"?Last week, CBC announced the new Shad-hosted version of its arts and culture radio program "Q" was getting a little makeover.


Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake


MONTREAL -- A 30-year chapter in one of Canada's major success stories in the business and entertainment worlds ended Monday with the announcement that Guy Laliberte is selling his majority stake in the famed Cirque du Soleil to a U.S. private equity firm.The founder of the internationally renowned Cirque, which conquered the world with breathtaking and cutting-edge shows, will maintain a 10 per cent stake in the Montreal-based company and continue to provide strategic and creative input. PHOTO. Moves Business, Entertainment and National, guard against duplication


Canadian summer tale heads to Cannes


TORONTO _ Ontario-bred Andrew Cividino says he never dreamt he'd debut his first feature at the Cannes Film Festival. But the rookie writer/director now finds himself preparing for a trip to France's prestigious showcase where he will unspool his Lake Superior-set drama "Sleeping Giant." Will be writethru


Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas


LONDON -- Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the days before the March 4 scuffle, saying that even the suspected -- and ultimately false -- diagnosis failed to stem his "obsession" with work. …

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