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Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

LONDON — The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday.
Bloc to promote bill on French-language proficiency for new citizens

Bloc to promote bill on French-language proficiency for new citizens

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois will get to debate a bill Thursday that would require anyone applying for Canadian citizenship in Quebec to demonstrate functional proficiency in French.
Andrea Benoit wins National Business Book Award for look at beauty brand benevolence

Andrea Benoit wins National Business Book Award for look at beauty brand benevolence

TORONTO — Media studies researcher Andrea Benoit is the winner of this year's National Business Book Award. The doctoral candidate at Western University received the $30,000 honour for her look at corporate philanthropy in the cosmetics industry.
And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

NEW YORK — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a
'Champions Start Small' motto stuck with figure skater and new mom Meagan Duhamel

'Champions Start Small' motto stuck with figure skater and new mom Meagan Duhamel

Meagan Duhamel noticed a small sign by a family room door while staying with her baby daughter in a neonatal intensive care unit last fall.
Bell Media makes investment in Grande Studios as part of commitment to Quebec content

Bell Media makes investment in Grande Studios as part of commitment to Quebec content

MONTREAL — Bell Media has made a minority investment in Grande Studios in a partnership they say will increase resources for Quebec's French-language content creation and production. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honoured by Billboard

Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honoured by Billboard

NEW YORK — Cardi B has only released one major single this year — the hit “WAP" — but it's enough for Billboard to name her Woman of the Year.

Video shows unauthorized man with flamethrower atop NYC bus

NEW YORK — A rapper who said he was making a tribute to a legendary New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a flamethrower from the top of an occupied city bus in an unsanctioned stunt a transit agency spokesman called “absurd, dangerous an
In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

NEW YORK — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth.