She was born Rose Marie Mazetta of Italian-Polish parentage in New York City on Aug. Rodriguez/Getty Images) She began singing on radio and was a hit on The Rudy Vallee Hour. NBC gave her a seven-year contract and her own show, 15 minutes on Sunday. It represented one milestone in an extraordinary acting and singing career […]

Streaming platforms didn’t get the year’s top-selling album until three weeks after its release, which meant many Swifties were dusting off their parents’ boomboxes to get a first listen.  Other albums like Gord Downie’s posthumous Introduce Yerself also saw sales heavily weighted in the CD format. (Big Machine/Associated Press) Compact discs were also a huge part […]

Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, Calif. Grafton was the author of the so-called Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series in which each book title begins with a letter from the alphabet. She was 77. The last was Y is for Yesterday. She says her mother passed away Thursday night after a two-year battle […]

(Florian Seefried/Getty Images) “We like this cute animal because he looks small and a little bit clumsy, but he is a genius, he is so smart.” Schau said. “So they understand that the porg has something of a puffin.” As it turns out, the porg-puffin resemblance is no mere coincidence. (Disney/Lucasfilm) “If you go to […]

John’s-based Feehan, perhaps best known for his viral Stranger Things fan-art and storyboarding a Kit Kat advertisement featuring Chance the Rapper, is doing the pencils for a six issue re-imagining of Snagglepuss written by Mark Russell. “That’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a really long time.” 3, the first issue of the series will arrive in comic […]

She is also the artistic director of parent company Condé Nast, which publishes both titles. President Donald Trump is lashing out at the magazine Vanity Fair, after the publication said a video it published mocking Hillary Clinton “missed the mark.” Hillary Clinton warns Canadians ‘democracy is under attack’ On Twitter Thursday, Trump said the magazine was “bending over […]

Actor Matt Damon was criticized for his recent statements on sexual misconduct. “It’s a good way for society to change its values,” Lemann said. Still, as the rush of stories about misbehaviour slows down — if it slows down — the point Damon raises will loom larger. “We have lost all sense of nuance and […]

1 spot on the singles chart in France for nine weeks in late 1989 and early 1990. He also managed the career of singer-songwriter William Deslauriers in recent years. The producer collected a number of gold records over the decades and continued working at Star Records until his death. © The Canadian Press, 2017 Quebec music […]

Kirsten Gillibrand Joy Villa, a Trump backer who wore a “Make America Great Again” dress at the Grammys this year, said Tuesday she plans to meet with detectives in Washington next week about the complaint against Corey Lewandowski.  In a phone interview from Tampa, Fla., Villa said she was initially reluctant to come forward, because […]

Harry and Meghan were accompanied by Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they greeted parishioners before entering the church. Both coats sold out shortly after her appearances. Earlier this month at a charity event for World AIDS Day, she appeared in a navy double-breasted wool coat by the Montreal-based label Mackage. Meghan Markle wearing the […]

Federal agents have searched Gentile’s Manchester home several times. The only question is, do the paintings still exist?” Sharpless, the museum spokeswoman, says the gallery will happily write that check for the right tip. Instead, it’s been like watching paint dry. The reward For years, the museum has offered a $5 million US reward. The […]

It’ll end as a two-hour TV movie. Life was just getting too close to art it seems, especially when a seemingly outlandish plot about Russians hacking the U.S. And if you don’t, there’s still time to catch up before the second half of season two picks up in January. The show about relationships, parenting and career crises follows […]

(Kevork Djansezian/Reuters) Born in Toronto, Menzies-Urich’s first screen credit came in the TV series The Farmer’s Daughter in 1964. “She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 pm.”  Menzies-Urich, left, with fellow cast members Kym Karath, centre, and […]