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Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post

Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post

LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate.
'Judas and the Black Messiah''s Fred Hampton visited Canada weeks before his murder

'Judas and the Black Messiah''s Fred Hampton visited Canada weeks before his murder

TORONTO — Just two weeks before he was assassinated by the FBI in 1969, Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton gave a rousing speech at the University of Regina, addressing topics including the oppression of African Americans in the United S
B.C. premier 'alarmed' by systemic racism allegations, promises anti-racism law

B.C. premier 'alarmed' by systemic racism allegations, promises anti-racism law

VICTORIA — British Columbia's premier says the government is working on anti-racism legislation that may be introduced this year. John Horgan also said Wednesday he was "alarmed" to hear allegations of racism at the Royal B.C.
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78

LOS ANGELES — Porn purveyor Larry Flynt, who built Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces 'Buffy' actor abuse claims

Film, TV maker Joss Whedon faces 'Buffy' actor abuse claims

LOS ANGELES — Prominent film and TV creator Joss Whedon, who faced a claim of abusive behaviour on the set of “Justice League,” drew criticism Wednesday from actors who worked with him on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
As music rights sales heat up, Merck Mercuriadis swoops in with big offers

As music rights sales heat up, Merck Mercuriadis swoops in with big offers

TORONTO — Merck Mercuriadis is holding a Canadian treasure in his hands. Deep into a conversation about the future of the music industry, the head of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund steps away from his webcam to pull a vinyl record from his shelf.
In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light

NEW YORK — A tabloid-heavy divorce and monstrous lawsuit about his biggest hit was hard enough, but then life hit Robin Thicke beyond the gossip column. His father, “Growing Pains” actor Alan Thicke, died.
Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey

HIGHLANDS, N.J. — Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey. Springsteen was arrested Nov.
Recently discovered sketch of a young Stompin' Tom Connors generates artistic buzz

Recently discovered sketch of a young Stompin' Tom Connors generates artistic buzz

FREDERICTON — Decked out in his trademark Stetson and plywood-pounding cowboy boots, it's hard to imagine country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors as a male model.
Review: Potent history in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Review: Potent history in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Forces of revolution and oppression collide and entangle in Shaka King's blistering “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a potent and vividly acted drama about the FBI's subversion and assassination of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.