Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 3

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 3

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Actors recall laughs and danger on 'Super Dave' set


TORONTO -- As the ill-fated daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, comedian Bob Einstein sometimes found himself flirting with danger, say his Canadian co-stars.Einstein was so committed to his parody of an Evel Knievel-esque stuntman that he occasionally stumbled into near mishaps on set, said Don Lake, a Toronto-born actor who worked with the late comedian for decades. Some of those moments became hilarious experiences for the production crew. By David Friend. PHOTO.


An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time's Up Globes


LOS ANGELES -- To misquote "A Star Is Born," awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. Many confronted sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry head on, but as a new year kicks off with the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday one question lingers: Will it continue for another year?For an event that's more known for its boozy moments than promoting social causes, the Golden Globe Awards went all in as the first major show of the #MeToo era last year. It embraced the newly formed Time's Up Legal Defence Fund , the red carpet was overtaken by a symbolic sea of black dresses, major stars walked proudly alongside activist leaders, Oprah Winfrey gave a barn-burner of a speech about empowerment and Natalie Portman even got in a jab about the all-male directing nominees while presenting the best director award. PHOTO.


Former NY Times editor says Fox took her book out of context


NEW YORK -- Jill Abramson, the former editor of The New York Times, said Thursday that Fox News took her criticism of the newspaper's Trump coverage in her upcoming book "totally out of context" for a story that appeared this week.The Fox story, headlined "Former NY Times editor rips Trump coverage as biased," quotes from Abramson's book, "Merchants of Truth." She wrote that although current Times executive editor Dean Baquet publicly said he didn't want the newspaper to be the opposition party, "his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump." With a mostly liberal audience, "there was an implicit financial reward for the Times in running lots of Trump stories, almost all of them negative," she wrote in the book.


DJ Art Laboe, 93, spins oldies to link inmates and family


PALM SPRINGS -- It's approaching 9 p.m. and Art Laboe adjusts the microphone as Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" ends."And now it's time for you to call up for those goodnight dedications," Laboe announces. PHOTO.


American hip hop impresario fined for sex assault in UK


LONDON -- An American hip hop impresario and fashion designer was fined Thursday for sexual assault after pleading guilty in a London court.ASAP Bari, whose real name is Jabari Shelton, was fined 4,000 pounds ($5,000) in the Old Bailey court Thursday and ordered to pay 2,500 pounds to the victim. PHOTO.


Stolen guitar returned to April Wine frontman


HALIFAX -- April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has a lot of catching up to do with his 1962 Gibson Melody Maker.The beloved guitar -- heard on the Halifax-based band's 1972 hit "You Could Have Been a Lady" -- was stolen that same year. By Aly Thomson. PHOTO. Moves Atlantic and Entertainment, please guard against duplication.


Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino among Coachella headliners


LOS ANGELES -- The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. …

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