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TIFF still planning some type of physical festival, execs say in 'We Are One' talk

TIFF still planning some type of physical festival, execs say in 'We Are One' talk

TORONTO — Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're still planning to have some type of physical festival this year. But TIFF executive director and co-head Joana Vicente adds "it's definitely going to look different.
Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers) Teddy Thompson's roots are showing, and that's nothing new.
AMC drama revisits 'Millionaire' quiz show coughing scandal

AMC drama revisits 'Millionaire' quiz show coughing scandal

LOS ANGELES — The only misconduct attached to the 1999-2002 run of ABC's “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was the network's decision to milk the hit quiz show by airing it night after night until it crashed in the ratings.

Toronto police release video of gunfight that claimed life of young rapper

Toronto police have released video of a gunfight that claimed the life of an up-and-coming rapper known as Houdini. Det.-Sgt. Andy Singh says suspects in a rental vehicle were lying in wait for 21-year-old Dimarjio Jenkins on Tuesday afternoon.
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honour essential workers across America.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. ’Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press) 4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 5.
When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready? Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there’s no guarantee any under development will ultimately work.
Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

NEW YORK — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago.
ASCAP to honour songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

ASCAP to honour songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

NEW YORK — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.