Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 27

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Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 27


Entertainment News Advisory

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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

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 the Entertainment Desk at 416-507-2163

TOP STORIES:

Canadian Screen Awards meld best of TV and film

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TORONTO -- The inaugural Canadian Screen Awards combine the previous Gemini and Genie Awards into one joint TV and film celebration, but that's not enough for comic Naomi Snieckus.In the name of efficiency, she suggests throwing in the theatre world's Dora Awards -- as well as a miming competition for good measure -- to create an all-encompassing prize. Stands for weekend use. Spot stories on the industry awards slugged Cdn-Screen-Industry move Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

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Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland

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NEW YORK -- The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland (WY'-land).In a one-sentence news release Wednesday, publicist Kymm Britton said: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland." No other information was provided. PHOTO. APNewsNow.

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Former Allman Brothers band member dies

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BRADENTON -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65.Family friend Steve Fayette confirmed earlier this week that Toler passed away in his sleep.

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NBC, ID partners on Pistorius documentary

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NEW YORK -- The desire to produce a quick documentary on Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend has led to a new partnership between two television networks.The Investigation Discovery Network on Sunday will premiere a special, "Beauty & The Blade Runner," about the South African athlete and his role in the shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp. ID is making the special with the help of NBC News and that company's Peacock Productions. PHOTO.'The Bible' shoot was dangerous, says Burnett

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TORONTO -- Filming in the Moroccan desert with hundreds of extras, dozens of horses and carriages, burning buildings and firebombs made for an "epic" experience on the set of the new miniseries "The Bible," say creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey."It was a production of biblical proportions," Downey, former star of "Touched by an Angel," said during a recent stop in Toronto with Burnett.

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Drabinsky stripped of Order of Canada

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TORONTO -- Disgraced theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky has been stripped of his Order of Canada appointment and is going to court to try to get it back. …

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