2023-24 NHL Entertainment Rankings: The Top 16 Teams

Welcome to part two of The Hockey Writers‘ NHL entertainment rankings, created after a month’s worth of games have given us a decent sample with which to evaluate each team in the league.

New on Paramount+ Canada: December 2023

Paramount has announced the newest arrivals coming to Paramount+ in December. Next month, subscribers will gain access to new movies, shows, and original specials. The highlights for December include Beau is Afraid by director Ari Aster. Additionally, Parmount+ will see the arrival of the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert special in Canada. December 1 Binged […]

Texas officials put trans student at center of real-life drama over “Oklahoma!” production

Max Hightower was hooked on theater after watching the musical “Hamilton.” Then just 13, he begged his family to rewatch it immediately. Soon, he started every morning listening to the soundtrack. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, you can sing in a play, that's insane,’” said Max, who was already an active choir singer. So, when Max, who is now a high schoo...

It's over: the longest actors' strike ever. What does it mean for us?

'Timing couldn't have been better': Cineplex hails actors strike end after record Q3

TORONTO — Canada’s largest movie chain had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Thursday. On top of Cineplex Inc. reporting that the summer rush to see “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” delivered record revenues, the company was pleased to see the end of a lengthy Hollywood strike that halted television and film production for months and threatened the futur...

What's streaming now: Doja Cat, 'Sex Education,' 'Spy Kids,' 'The Super Models' and 'Superpower'

The return of Netflix’s “Sex Education” with Gillian Anderson, Sean Penn's documentary about Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy and a docuseries that charts the rise of the first supermodels are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you Among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ ...

10 Places to Travel Based on Your Favourite Movies and TV Shows

Need help choosing your next vacay spot? Let "set-jetting" guide the way.

'Napoleon' is here - Ridley Scott's answer to superhero movies

Entertainment Tonight Canada to end after 18 seasons

Canadian media company Corus Entertainment has announced it is ending its flagship entertainment program Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada after 18 seasons.

Israeli films, TV shows win prizes and fans worldwide

A TV series about an Israeli president's rape and harassment of women wins prize in major French festival.

The Lion King coming to Toronto for extended run in November 2024

Disney stage musical The Lion King is coming to Toronto's Mirvish Theatre in November 2024 for an extended run.

Why so many celebrities are releasing memoirs

What's behind the recent glut of celebrity memoirs? Fans can't get enough of the rich and famous, and the stars want a chance to control the narrative.

The Hollywood strikes are over. Here's when you could see your favorite stars and shows return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Missed your favorite actors? After nearly four months of striking, they're coming back. Wednesday's deal between striking actors and studios and streaming services won't immediately restore filming to its full swing. That will take months. But the tentative agreement — which both sides say include extraordinary provisions — means...

Canadian musical brings viral Filipino prison ‘Thriller’ video to the stage

Filipino-Canadian creators Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus debut their new musical Prison Dancer in Ottawa. Inspired by a viral 2007 video that featured thousands of prisoners in the Philippines dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Must-see TV: 'Squid Game: The Challenge' and 'Fargo' Season 5 top this week's watch list

Squid Game: The Challenge Reality Over 450 players compete in a series of games inspired by the original show for their chance at $4.56 million. Thankfully, no one dies, but you can still expect shocking challenges taken from the hit Korean drama. “This is a savage game,” one eliminated contestant says early on . When: Wednesday on Netflix Fargo Season 5 The Calgary-shot Emmy award-winning anthology series, which is inspired by the Joel and...

Lainey Wilson wins 5 CMA Awards, including entertainer of the year and album of the year

NASHVILLE — Lainey Wilson took home five trophies including entertainer of the year Wednesday night at the Country Music Association Awards. The 31-year-old Louisiana-born singer was the undisputed star of the night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where she also was named female vocalist of the year, won album of the year for “Bell Bottom Country...

High production values: stars with their own production companies

Producers are those who green light projects and subsequently coordinate, supervise, and manage the creation and production of movies and television shows. Powerful and influential, these individuals also arrange financing, organize logistics, hire writers, directors, and key members of the creative team. It's an incredible responsibility, and not for everyone. Except that there are some Hollywood stars who positively excel at taking on the extra burden of film production, either as part of their own projects or overseeing those of others. Click through and check out the stars with high production values.

What's streaming now: Chris Stapleton, Call of Duty, 'The Killer,' Tim Allen's Santa return

Country superstar Chris Stapleton's fifth studio album and a documentary about Albert Brooks that includes Steven Spielberg, David Letterman, Ben Stiller, Larry David, Chris Rock and Wanda Sykes are some of the new television, movies, music and games available on a device near you. Also among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associa...

The most anticipated films of 2024

Nelly Furtado promises 'sexy,' 'spicy' show as host of 2024 Juno Awards

Nelly Furtado’s pop music comeback is making its way to the Juno Awards. Organizers named the “I’m Like a Bird” hitmaker as host of next year’s celebration of Canadian music during a press conference Tuesday in Halifax, where the event will air live on CBC from the city's Scotiabank Centre on March 24. "It's going to be spicy. It's going to be sexy...

MuchMusic VJs in Vancouver for documentary tour about music channel's golden years

MuchMusic, Canada’s answer to MTV, charted the country's music talent from 1984-2013. Now a new documentary about the channel, 299 Queen Street West, is premiering at the Vancouver Playhouse, followed by a live session with former VJs — including Rick "The Temp" Campanelli, who tells us more about the documentary and how MuchMusic launched his career.

Windsor duo lead new Christmas musical in Toronto

Chris, Mrs. holiday musical opens at Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto Dec. 7. The production company is headed up by Windsor’s Katie Kerr. The show’s lead actress is Danielle Wade, also of Windsor. She’s best known for winning the Canadian reality television series, Over the Rainbow.

What's streaming now: Jamie Foxx, Offset, Musk, 'Frasier' returns and Nicholas Cage as a vampire

Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones leading the crowd-pleasing courtroom drama “The Burial,” and the return of “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you Among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists are albums by Offset and Tr...

Netflix signs first-look film project deal with Montreal's Attraction

Netflix plans to build up its library of Québécois programming under a new agreement with Montreal-based production house Attraction. The U.S. streaming giant says it's struck a first-look deal for French-language film projects that will be developed and produced by the Canadian company. Attraction is a major film and TV producer in the Quebec mark...

9 things to know before you see 'The Marvels'

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest film “The Marvels” is about to cram elements of multiple Disney Plus television shows, Marvel movies and an understanding of the wider Marvel multiverse canon into one film – giving moviegoers something of a homework assignment. “The Marvels,” a sequel to 2019’s billion-dollar earner “Captain Marvel,” brings fans back into the journey of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who finds herself swapping powers with...

Hollywood actors’ strike ends: What it means for Canada

Hollywood actors have reached a tentative agreement with major studios to end the second of two strikes that upended the entertainment industry. The National’s Ian Hanomansing talks to ACTRA negotiator Marie Kelly and Canadian actor Ali Momen about what the deal means for work on this side of the border.

Why Verstappen is both right and wrong about F1’s Las Vegas GP

OPINION: Ahead of Formula 1's Las Vegas Grand Prix, Max Verstappen eloquently explained his concerns over the race's extreme emphasis on entertainment and commerce. Does the world champion have a point?

What's on in London this week: Best pre-theatre menus and alfresco drinks

Dinner and dancing with a yeti, anyone?

Leonard Bernstein: the man at the center of Bradley Cooper's 'Maestro'

Leonard Bernstein is considered one of the most important conductors of his generation. Noted for his accomplishments in both classical and popular music, he was also a composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. The forthcoming biographical movie 'Maestro' starring Bradley Cooper as Bernstein reexamines the conductor's personal life, but has come under criticism from some quarters over the actor's use of a prosthetic nose in his depiction of the musician, who was Jewish. According to news reports, however, Bernstein's children have been quick to rush to Cooper's defense for his portrayal of their father. Whatever the outcome of this latest cinematic backlash, Bernstein's undeniable genius and musical legacy remains unblemished. Let's remind ourselves of the life and career of one of the 20th century's greatest and most flamboyant composers. Click through and fine-tune your knowledge of Leonard Bernstein.

At Formula One's inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, music takes a front seat - at a cost

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At the inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, music and entertainment have taken a dominant role. As the elite motorsport experiments with the new race, A-list events are ubiquitous in Sin City, an unignorable part of the celebration. Here are some of the highlights. DAY FOUR: LET'S GO RACING Streets flood with fans in their r...

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film to begin streaming in Canada in December

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will soon be available to stream at home in Canada. On social media, Swift shared that the concert film will premiere on North American premium video on demand platforms on December 13th to coincide with her birthday. This will be an extended version of The Eras Tour movie that includes three […]

What's streaming now: Drake, 'Fair Play,' Assassin’s Creed Mirage and William Friedkin's last film

Drake's latest album, the corporate movie thriller “Fair Play” starring Phoebe Dynevor, and a game show on CBS that's being described as Mexico’s version of Bingo are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you Among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists are ...

New doc shines light on the legacy of MuchMusic

A new documentary called 299 Queen Street West tells the story of MuchMusic through the eyes of their video jockeys, also known as VJs. The film will be closing out the Windsor International Film Festival this year with a screening and Q & A on Nov. 5. Windsor Morning host Nav Nanwa spoke with director Sean Menard and former MuchMusic VJ Rick Campanelli, also known as Rick The Temp, about the film.

Star Entertainment reassesses financial strategy amidst gambling sector scrutiny

Star Entertainment Group Ltd., a leading Australian casino operator, has initiated a trading halt for its shares until Wednesday, following regulatory scrutiny impacting the nationwide gambling sector. The company's financial standing has been...

HAL’S HEADLINES: Big night for Manitoba country music

I’m a former rock radio guy who talks (and writes) for a living now but I have a real love and appreciation for country music, especially when it’s made here in Manitoba. The province’s very healthy country music industry will celebrate another great year on Saturday night. The Manitoba Country Music Awards will be handed out at Club Regent Event Centre where there are still some tickets available through Ticketmaster. Aaron Pritchett will be...

Wonka’s Sweet Escape Has Landed in Toronto

Now's your chance to gaze at a 30 foot tall chocolate-candy tree.

Canadian film, TV workers eye return to 'changed world' after Hollywood strike

TORONTO — After more than four months without work due to a historic Hollywood actors' strike, Canadian performer Kristian Bruun says it was a "euphoric relief" to learn he'll return to the Vancouver set of his Netflix series in the new year. The Toronto-born actor says the cast and crew of "The Recruit," starring Noah Centineo, are slated to begin...

Netflix releases Part One of The Crown's sixth and final series

Netflix releases Part One of The Crown's sixth and final series.

Think they've seen it all? Holiday gift ideas for the movie lover who wants more

It’s been a wonderful year at the movies for cinephiles, but what do you get for the film lover who has seen everything already? The holidays always bring anniversary releases of tried-and-true classics, like the 4K Ultra HD 25th Anniversary Titanic re-release, as well as tricked-out 4K sets of the year's biggest hits, like “Barbie” of course. But ...

India's Reliance JioCinema signs up Pokemon in kids entertainment push-sources

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The entertainment unit of India's Reliance has signed a deal with The Pokemon Company to show children's shows and movies on its platform, two people with knowledge of the deal said, its latest bid to boost content amid a domestic rivalry with the Walt Disney Co and other streaming services. The deal, signed this month, will make JioCinema's streaming app

What's streaming now: 'Oppenheimer,' Adam Sandler as a lizard and celebs dancing to Taylor Swift

“Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham's Christmas special and this week's edition of “Dancing With the Stars” promising celebrities swaying to the music of Taylor Swift are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journal...

20 mystery movies for thrills and chills

There’s nothing like a good mystery movie when you feel like curling up on the couch and escaping the daily grind for a couple of hours. Whether it’s a “whodunit” or a puzzler filled with mind-bending twists, the mystery film is a genre that’s been popular with moviegoers since the early days of cinema. Let's a look at 20 films that deliver on suspense and intrigue.

ESPN Bet, a rebranded sports gambling app from Penn Entertainment, is here

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN Bet, a sports-gambling service rebranded with the name of the Disney-owned sports channel, launched Tuesday in 17 U.S. states. Penn Entertainment, which owns the service, signed a $1.5 billion deal with ESPN for rights to the sports media giant's name in August. Under the agreement, Penn will operate ESPN Bet while ESPN promote...

Cineplex selling Player One Amusement Group business for $155 million

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. is selling its arcade game business to an international investment company for $155 million in cash. The Toronto-based theatre giant announced Wednesday that OpenGate Capital has bought its Player One Amusement Group business, which sells, distributes, operates and services arcade games and other equipment. Under the deal, P...

Marvel misfire: 'The Marvels' flop dents MCU's perfect box office run as superhero fatigue sets in

There was nothing heroic about the opening weekend of Marvel’s latest comic book movie The Marvels , which struck out at the box office earning just $46 million in North America. With Brie Larson returning as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the film ranked as the worst worldwide debut in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its $110 million global haul paled in comparison to 2019’s billion-dollar juggernaut, Captain Marvel , which...

Elevated entertaining: Hosting memorable gatherings

Hosting an event? It's not just about logistics; it's akin to conducting a symphony! In our world of elevated hospitality, we're not just thinking about guests—we're weaving them into the very fabric of the occasion. From the first invite that lands in their inbox to the last little token they leave with, each detail is a piece of a thoughtful puzzle. Ready to become the best host ever? Swipe through to learn how you can be the perfect host of an event that will leave your guests in pure bliss!

Paramount Plus Canada developing comedies about prime minister, widowed limo driver

TORONTO — Paramount Plus Canada says it's developing two more homegrown comedies, one centred on a widowed limo driver trying to raise his kids, the other on an A-list actor who gets the chance to become prime minister. The streamer announced in June it would begin developing Canadian projects, and is now adding two more to its slate from productio...

'Barbie' success helps Warner Bros Discovery weather strike effects, weak ad market

By Helen Coster and Samrhitha A (Reuters) -Warner Bros Discovery topped third-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday as the box-office hit "Barbie" helped offset a sluggish advertising market and a studios segment starved of content due to two Hollywood strikes. Although Hollywood's film and television writers ratified a new, three-year contract in September, ending their 148-day work stoppage,

What's streaming now: Dolly Parton rocks out, Godzilla stomps, 'The Crown' returns, 'Rustin' marches

Colman Domingo's incredible performance in the civil rights biopic “Rustin” and Dolly Parton's rock music album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists are a series where Godzilla, King Kong and other ...

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Who were the biggest names from film, music, boxing, WWE and combat sports in Saudi Arabia?

There were a host of celebrities out in force last night.