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Deepa Mehta on why more Tamil actors weren't in lead roles in new film 'Funny Boy'

Deepa Mehta on why more Tamil actors weren't in lead roles in new film 'Funny Boy'

TORONTO — Canadian director Deepa Mehta says she initially secured "some great Tamil actors" for her new film "Funny Boy," but they were unable to participate "due to family issues and visa problems.

UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel ruling

LONDON — A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.
Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says it has sold digital advertising technology developed by its subsidiary, Eyereturn Marketing Inc., to Loblaw Companies Ltd. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Calling all eccentric millionaires: 'Schitt's Creek' motel up for sale for $2 million

Calling all eccentric millionaires: 'Schitt's Creek' motel up for sale for $2 million

There's a rose-coloured opportunity for would-be hoteliers looking to flaunt their wealth in small-town Canada.

Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'

It's a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to appreciate “Superintelligence" for throwing in the towel.

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant

BERLIN — German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster in a megadeal that would reshape the U.S. publishing industry.

US-Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. “Rhythm of War” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3. “Daylight” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 4. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5.

Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humour and sadness, joy and pain, and love and hate.
The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

NEW YORK — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

NEW YORK — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast.
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