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  • U.S. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau loses appeal of conviction, sentence Reuters - 21 hours ago

    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected former TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau's bid to overturn his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for having exaggerated the content … More »U.S. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau loses appeal of conviction, sentence

    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected former TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau's bid to overturn his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for having exaggerated the content of a weight-loss book he marketed through infomercials. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago found no basis to accept Trudeau's claims that …

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign event in Exeter
    Sanders to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' with Larry David: NYT Reuters - 23 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported … More »Sanders to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' with Larry David: NYT

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign event in Exeter

    (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported on Friday. The U.S. senator from Vermont will travel to New York this weekend for the TV appearance, interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire, NYT reported …

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
    Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music The Canadian Press - Fri, 5 Feb, 2016

    "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," said Benny Tarantini, an Adele spokesman. Legally, the Republican presidential … More »Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," said Benny Tarantini, an Adele spokesman. Legally, the Republican presidential candidate has paid for the right to blast pretty much any music he wishes, as long as he does it correctly.

  • In this Sept. 16, 2015 photo released by DolphinProject.com, Ric O'Barry poses at a cove in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. Japan has ordered the deportation of the star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a dolphin-killing village in Japan. O'Barry was detained upon arrival Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Tokyo's Narita international airport. Japanese authorities decided Friday, Jan. 22 to turn down his appeal to get into the country, according to his son. (DolphinProject.com via AP)
    Japan deports star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary The Canadian Press - Fri, 5 Feb, 2016

    The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village was deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred … More »Japan deports star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary

    In this Sept. 16, 2015 photo released by DolphinProject.com, Ric O'Barry poses at a cove in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. Japan has ordered the deportation of the star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a dolphin-killing village in Japan. O'Barry was detained upon arrival Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Tokyo's Narita international airport. Japanese authorities decided Friday, Jan. 22 to turn down his appeal to get into the country, according to his son. (DolphinProject.com via AP)

    The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village was deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks. Ric O'Barry said he was determined to come back to Japan and keep fighting to save the …

  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from "Selma." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima
    Next Big Thing: Three standout films for Black History Month The Canadian Press - Fri, 5 Feb, 2016

    The weekly Next Big Thing column highlights what's bubbling under the surface in entertainment with a look at rising stars in the world of music, as well as standout … More »Next Big Thing: Three standout films for Black History Month

    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from "Selma." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima

    The weekly Next Big Thing column highlights what's bubbling under the surface in entertainment with a look at rising stars in the world of music, as well as standout TV shows, movies and web series that would be a shame to overlook. Former Olympian Harry Jerome is often missed in the scope of Canadian sports history, but …

  • FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, actress Kate del Castillo poses during a photo call to promote the documentary Esclavos Invisibles or "Invisible Slaves" in Spanish, at a local movie theater in Mexico City. The Mexican actress filed a court petition seeking an injunction against any arrest related to Mexico’s investigation of her relationship with detained drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, an official of the federal judiciary council confirmed del Castillo’s petition had been filed (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
    Lawyer: Mexican actress willing to talk about drug capo The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    An attorney for actress Kate del Castillo said Thursday she is willing to talk to Mexican authorities about her encounters with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and felt "betrayed" … More »Lawyer: Mexican actress willing to talk about drug capo

    FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, actress Kate del Castillo poses during a photo call to promote the documentary Esclavos Invisibles or "Invisible Slaves" in Spanish, at a local movie theater in Mexico City. The Mexican actress filed a court petition seeking an injunction against any arrest related to Mexico’s investigation of her relationship with detained drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, an official of the federal judiciary council confirmed del Castillo’s petition had been filed (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

    An attorney for actress Kate del Castillo said Thursday she is willing to talk to Mexican authorities about her encounters with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and felt "betrayed" and "used" by actor Sean Penn, who wrote a lengthy article about his meeting with the drug kingpin after the actress introduced the two men. The comments …

  • Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that it has acquired world rights to Kelly's first book. Kelly currently anchors … More »Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal

    Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that it has acquired world rights to Kelly's first book. Kelly currently anchors Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File." Before joining Fox, she was a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to her career in …

  • Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony … More »Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers

    With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accusers can testify. On Wednesday, a judge moved the case a step closer to trial when he rejected claims …

  • Actors Jared Keeso (left) as Wayne and Nathan Dales as Daryl are shown in a promotional photo for the show "Letterkenny." Premiering Super Bowl Sunday on CraveTV and coming to The Comedy Network, the series was conceived by a bunch of guys who play hockey together. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CraveTV
    Canadian comedy 'Letterkenny' kicks off on CraveTV Super Bowl Sunday The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    "Letterkenny" may be the most Canadian TV comedy ever made. Premiering Super Bowl Sunday on CraveTV and coming to The Comedy Network, the series was conceived by a bunch … More »Canadian comedy 'Letterkenny' kicks off on CraveTV Super Bowl Sunday

    Actors Jared Keeso (left) as Wayne and Nathan Dales as Daryl are shown in a promotional photo for the show "Letterkenny." Premiering Super Bowl Sunday on CraveTV and coming to The Comedy Network, the series was conceived by a bunch of guys who play hockey together. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CraveTV

    "Letterkenny" may be the most Canadian TV comedy ever made. Premiering Super Bowl Sunday on CraveTV and coming to The Comedy Network, the series was conceived by a bunch of guys who play hockey together. The Canadian Screen Award winner is originally from Listowel, a farming town of about 7,000 residents in southwestern …

  • This image released by Lionsgate shows Teresa Palmer , left, and Benjamin Walker in a scene from "The Choice." (Dana Hawley/Lionsgate via AP)
    Review: 'The Choice' a Sparks romance with a side of cheese The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Nicholas Sparks' novels wouldn't continue to be bestsellers and be adapted into movies if some audiences didn't like their romances with a hearty helping of cheese.  … More »Review: 'The Choice' a Sparks romance with a side of cheese

    This image released by Lionsgate shows Teresa Palmer , left, and Benjamin Walker in a scene from "The Choice." (Dana Hawley/Lionsgate via AP)

    Nicholas Sparks' novels wouldn't continue to be bestsellers and be adapted into movies if some audiences didn't like their romances with a hearty helping of cheese. The story is about Travis (Benjamin Walker), a Southern charmer who lives on the North Carolina coast with his dog and his boat and his easy-breezy lifest …

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, Taye Diggs, left, presents Viola Davis with the award for outstanding female actor in a drama series for "How to Get Away with Murder" at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. A coalition of advocacy groups is calling on major Hollywood film studios to broaden their diversity efforts to include Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Indians as well as blacks. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
    Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening … More »Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, Taye Diggs, left, presents Viola Davis with the award for outstanding female actor in a drama series for "How to Get Away with Murder" at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. A coalition of advocacy groups is calling on major Hollywood film studios to broaden their diversity efforts to include Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Indians as well as blacks. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

    Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen. The Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition called Thursday on Sony, Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney to enter …

  • NFL: Super Bowl 50-City Views
    Small crowd, young and old, to watch Super Bowl on web: Reuters poll Reuters - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    By Tariro Mzezewa NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 5 percent of Americans who watch the Super Bowl at home plan to stream the game over the Internet this year, and the crowd … More »Small crowd, young and old, to watch Super Bowl on web: Reuters poll

    NFL: Super Bowl 50-City Views

    By Tariro Mzezewa NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 5 percent of Americans who watch the Super Bowl at home plan to stream the game over the Internet this year, and the crowd isn't just millennials, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The trend to "cut the cord" of cable television is strongest among younger viewers, but an older generation …

  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, Joseph Simmons, left, and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC perform at Christmas in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Run DMC is expected to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the sixth-annual DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert in San Francisco the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
    Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco. The famed rap group is expected to hit the stage at the sixth annual … More »Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

    FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, Joseph Simmons, left, and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC perform at Christmas in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Run DMC is expected to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the sixth-annual DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert in San Francisco the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

    Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco. The famed rap group is expected to hit the stage at the sixth annual DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert party at Pier 70. The show is an invitation-only event co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Reginald Hudlin, left, and Phil Gurin arrive at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Despite the increased talk of diversity in Hollywood following the Academy Awards' all-white array of acting nominees for the second straight year, it's business as usual for the organizers of the NAACP Image Awards. "The Oscars are their show, and we're our show," said executive producer Gurin backstage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where crews were busy this week loading in lights and other gear in preparation for the 47th annual ceremony on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP, File)
    NAACP show expects sparks, not fireworks from #OscarsSoWhite The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    Despite the heated talk about racial diversity in Hollywood following the Academy Awards' mostly white array of nominees for the second year in a row, organizers of the … More »NAACP show expects sparks, not fireworks from #OscarsSoWhite

    FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Reginald Hudlin, left, and Phil Gurin arrive at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Despite the increased talk of diversity in Hollywood following the Academy Awards' all-white array of acting nominees for the second straight year, it's business as usual for the organizers of the NAACP Image Awards. "The Oscars are their show, and we're our show," said executive producer Gurin backstage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where crews were busy this week loading in lights and other gear in preparation for the 47th annual ceremony on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP, File)

    Despite the heated talk about racial diversity in Hollywood following the Academy Awards' mostly white array of nominees for the second year in a row, organizers of the NAACP Image Awards expect energy, not preoccupation at Friday's ceremony honouring people of colour in entertainment. "The Oscars are their show, and we're …

  • Bill Cosby, center, and his security team return to Courtroom A in a single file line after a lunch break on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The prosecutor in the sexual assault case against Cosby argued Wednesday that his predecessor had no legal authority to make a deal a decade ago that would shield the comedian from ever facing charges. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
    Cosby case moves forward; deposition a key trial question The Canadian Press - Thu, 4 Feb, 2016

    As a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby moves forward, a key battle will be waged over explicit testimony he gave in a deposition more than a decade ago. Montgomery … More »Cosby case moves forward; deposition a key trial question

    Bill Cosby, center, and his security team return to Courtroom A in a single file line after a lunch break on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The prosecutor in the sexual assault case against Cosby argued Wednesday that his predecessor had no legal authority to make a deal a decade ago that would shield the comedian from ever facing charges. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

    As a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby moves forward, a key battle will be waged over explicit testimony he gave in a deposition more than a decade ago. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill on Wednesday rejected the testimony of a former suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who said he promised Cosby would never …