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Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Performers who help bring Disney's beloved characters to life at its Southern California theme parks filed a petition Wednesday to form a labor union.
Sophie Nélisse on the intensity of filming Holocaust film 'Irena's Vow' near Ukraine

Sophie Nélisse on the intensity of filming Holocaust film 'Irena's Vow' near Ukraine

As Sophie Nélisse filmed her Holocaust drama "Irena's Vow" in Poland, she was acutely aware of the present-day horrors unfolding in neighbouring Ukraine.
'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Garland’s films have vividly conjured a virus-caused pandemic (2002's “28 Days Later”), an uncontrollable artificial intelligence (2014’s “Ex Machina”) and, in his latest, “Civil War,” a near-future America in the throes of all-o
Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was an
CBC welcomes $42 million in federal budget; says no further major cuts expected

CBC welcomes $42 million in federal budget; says no further major cuts expected

OTTAWA — The CBC says a one-year investment of $42 million in the federal budget will help the organization avoid further "significant" staff and programming cuts.
The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after a controversial move to Spain

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after a controversial move to Spain

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return to Miami — where the Latin Recording Academy is headquartered. The 25th annual event will air live from the Kaseya Center on Nov. 14. Nominations will be announced on Sept. 17.
NPR suspends editor who criticized his employer for what he calls an unquestioned liberal worldview

NPR suspends editor who criticized his employer for what he calls an unquestioned liberal worldview

NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio has suspended a veteran editor who wrote an outside essay criticizing his employer for, in his view, journalism that reflects a liberal viewpoint with little tolerance for contrary opinions.
Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

ROME (AP) — Milan's La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses , on Tuesday named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director, ending months of political controversy.
'I was afraid for my life' - Orlando Bloom puts himself in peril for new TV series

'I was afraid for my life' - Orlando Bloom puts himself in peril for new TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Bloom wanted to test himself for his latest adventure project. Not by eating something gross or visiting a new country. He wanted to risk death — with not one but three extreme sports.
George McWhirter sole Canadian shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

George McWhirter sole Canadian shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO — Only one Canadian has made the short list for the Griffin Poetry Prize, a prestigious literary award that until recently had a separate purse just for homegrown talent.
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