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School victims honoured at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

School victims honoured at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic
'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in US$125M

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in US$125M

Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office.
'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office.
'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

The Latest on the awards ceremony for the 71st Cannes Film Festival being presented Saturday night
'Arrested Development' stars stand by co-star Tambor

'Arrested Development' stars stand by co-star Tambor

The cast of "Arrested Development" made it clear they fully support co-star Jeffrey Tambor as the beleaguered actor made one of his first public appearances at the show's premiere.
YouTube picks Canadian Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

YouTube picks Canadian Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

Canadian singer Jessie Reyez sings about her dreams of rising to the upper ranks of music and YouTube hopes its new marketing campaign will play a role getting her there.
Movie Reviews: 'Deadpool 2' works both as superhero flick and twisted family drama

Movie Reviews: 'Deadpool 2' works both as superhero flick and twisted family drama

The jokes and the set pieces are bigger and badder but it’s the mushy stuff that prevents “Deadpool 2” from slipping solely into freak show mode. It's a movie that works both as a superhero flick and
Physician's prescriptions faulted in 3 Doors Down guitarist's overdose: expert

Physician's prescriptions faulted in 3 Doors Down guitarist's overdose: expert

A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down.
Did the Backstreet Boys just drop the song of the summer?

Did the Backstreet Boys just drop the song of the summer?

The Backstreet Boys are back with 'Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,' their first single in five years. In less than 24 hours, the song racked up more than 1.2 million views on YouTube and became the most
Toronto subway accordion players learn new tune; TTC still unimpressed

Toronto subway accordion players learn new tune; TTC still unimpressed

Two accordion players who have entertained and annoyed Toronto subway riders with their performances of the hit song "Despacito" have learned a new tune, but the city's transit agency says the men are
911 call: Guard felt 'threatened' before T.I.'s arrest

911 call: Guard felt 'threatened' before T.I.'s arrest

A security guard said he felt threatened during an argument with the rapper T.I. that led to the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist's arrest outside his gated community near Atlanta.
Music industry hitting a sour note on gender inclusion, say musicians

Music industry hitting a sour note on gender inclusion, say musicians

Nashville singer Margo Price says she's almost always surrounded by men and she is among a growing group of musicians getting impatient with the music industry's excuses over a lack of gender
Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

As the stigma surrounding mental illness has declined in recent years, so has the reluctance many have had to discuss their own mental health issues, including celebrities. It's become the new norm
Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick, friends allege in new documentary

Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick, friends allege in new documentary

Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.
Lawyer says Rapper T.I. 'wrongfully arrested' near his home

Lawyer says Rapper T.I. 'wrongfully arrested' near his home

The rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta and was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault -- but the artist's
Police: Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community

Police: Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community

Police say the rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday on disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault charges as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta.
Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam

A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum.
Happiness makes hit songs: study

Happiness makes hit songs: study

Hit songs today are "happier", more danceable and more likely to be sung by women than songs that fail to make it to the charts, a study into 30 years of musical evolution revealed Wednesday.
Burton Cummings recovering from several injuries suffered in crash

Burton Cummings recovering from several injuries suffered in crash

Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.
In pop music, sadness is trendy: study

In pop music, sadness is trendy: study

A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody