REVIEW: New doc takes deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Leonard Cohen was deep in his career when he finally finished “Hallelujah.” Well, the first version of “Hallelujah” — there would be many, many versions when all was said and done. He’d toiled on the lyrics for seven years. Yet when he submitted the album Various Positions to his longtime record company Columbia Records in … Read more

Disney board votes to extend CEO Bob Chapek’s contract by three years

Bob Chapek, Disney Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Disney has extended CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years, the company announced Tuesday. Chapek’s contract was set to expire in February 2023, three years after he unexpectedly took the reins from Bob Iger. The board, met Tuesday in … Read more

‘ER’ actor Mary Mara, 61, dies in apparent drowning in St. Lawrence River – National

Mary Mara, the best-known character actor for her roles on ER, Ray Donavan and Law & Order, died in an apparent drowning on Sunday. She was 61. New York State Police reported the death after they responded to a call about a possible drowning Sunday morning in the small town of Cape Vincent. Emergency responders … Read more

‘Original, kind and so funny’: Montreal comedian Nick Nemeroff dead at 32

Nick Nemeroff, a Montreal-based comedian who has graced the stages of Conan and Just For Laughs, has died at the age of 32. His sudden passing was confirmed in an obituary Monday. The rising comedy star leaves behind his beloved family and a “large group of dedicated friends” from all the locations he has lived, … Read more

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest – National

NOTE: The following article contains content that some might find disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. Actor Jodie Sweetin, child star of the ’90s sitcom full housewas pushed to the ground by Los Angeles police officers during an abortion rights protest on Sunday. Video footage of the incident was shared to social media Sunday … Read more

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says he’ll ‘renounce’ U.S. citizenship over Roe v. Wade – National

NOTE: This story contains language that may be disturbing to some readers. Please read at your own discretion. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told fans during a concert in London that he will renounce his United States citizenship, just hours after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. For 50 years, Roe v. … Read more

How to find a hidden spy camera in hotel rooms and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than … Read more

‘Tigger come back’: B.C. house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

A North Vancouver house cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for winning a face-off with a black bear much larger than him. Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are rarely done by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behavior. Tigger is known for deterring dogs in their Canyon Heights neighbourhood, sparring with his feline brother Taz — even … Read more

Korean publication stands firm despite Nam Joo-hyuk’s agency suing them for defamation

Actor Nam Joo-hyuk might have landed himself in fresh trouble. The Korean publication, which filed a school bullying report against the Twenty Five Twenty One actor, has refused to back down or take down its original article despite the actor’s agency filing a lawsuit against them. Recently, an anonymous netizen alleged that the actor bullied … Read more

Garth Brooks excited to bring fans together in Edmonton: ‘All about inclusion’

Strolling into a room full of reporters and cameramen in a hoodie and ball cap, sporting a big, warm smile, you’d be excused for thinking the man who is arguably the most famous voice in country music was one of the crew. But whether it’s the façade of a seasoned performer or genuine earnestness, Garth … Read more