March 2018

In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. (Charles Sykes/Associated Press) Howard King, attorney for Thicke and Williams, says he plans further appeals. © The Associated Press, 2018 Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday awarded $5.3 million US to the family of Marvin Gaye, who said Blurred Lines illegally copied from the late […]

“They gave their word that they intend to keep operations in Montreal,” said Pierre-Marc Johnson, the chairman of Just For Laugh’s board of directors. (Radio-Canada) Rozon said he would sell his stake in the company. Quebecor did not meet bid of competitor A Quebec court determined last month that media giant Quebecor has right of first refusal […]

Organizers have expanded the festival’s DocX program, which celebrates non-traditional formats. A scene from The Trolley offers a glimpse aboard a double-decker tram in Hong Kong. (Hot Docs) One curated series, entitled the Silence Breakers program, specifically spotlights stories of “brave women speaking up and being heard.” Featured films include:  Netizens, a profile of women […]

The gender pay gap has become a big issue in Hollywood after revelations that many female stars were paid less than their male counterparts. Foy and Smith are being replaced by older performers in the show’s next season. A producer disclosed last week that Foy — who starred in the first two seasons as Queen Elizabeth II — […]

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Bob Weinstein co-founded the company and is the co-chairman. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks last month during a news conference to discuss the civil rights lawsuit filed against The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein in New York. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) “This is a watershed moment for […]

It could be an early sign that the days of the barcode are numbered as technological improvements allow companies to replace them with more secure digital tickets with codes embedded in a fan’s phone or a Wi-Fi connected wristband that lets them track consumers for both security and data-collection purposes. Miners and energy companies, such […]

One of them, involving the son of a Cirque du Soleil founder, was fatal. In August 2017, a show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily when a performer fell. The show was stopped briefly to allow medical staff to assess the man, and he was eventually able to get up and walk on his own. Cirque du Soleil performer falls, […]

“You really see what women can do when they come together, but also how they can be punished for coming together and how much society wants to keep us apart, from using our voices as a collective.” Has the #MeToo campaign gone too far? #AfterMeToo aims to bring solidarity against sexual violence to Canadian Screen […]

After flirting with a run for months, Nixon said on Twitter Monday that she will challenge Gov. “It could be a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party in some sense,” said Baruch College political scientist Douglas Muzzio. Lifelong New Yorker, longtime advocate for public school funding Nixon, a 51-year-old Manhattan mother of three, […]

He graduated from France’s Institut National du Sport, de l’Expertise et de la Performance in 2001, according to his Facebook page. That in some ways makes it easier, although that makes it a much more tragic story,” he said. “Yann, we will always remember you, your creativity, as well as the contribution you have made for this world! He lived in […]