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Berlin festival chooses 6 former winners as this year's jury

Berlin festival chooses 6 former winners as this year's jury

BERLIN — A six-member jury of former winners has been chosen to allocate the prizes at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which is taking place in a revamped form because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR

Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR

LONDON — A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction. Christie’s auction house said Monday that the Moroccan landscape “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” — a gift from Churchill to U.
Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

LONDON — Prince Harry on Monday accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces.
Killer comets, Winnipeg director Guy Maddin among February streaming highlights

Killer comets, Winnipeg director Guy Maddin among February streaming highlights

Gerard Butler dodges Earth-destroying comets in a thrilling new disaster flick, while Winnipeg director Guy Maddin takes the spotlight in February with a career-highlights retrospective.
Mi'kmaq dub of animated film 'Chicken Run' helps keep Indigenous language alive

Mi'kmaq dub of animated film 'Chicken Run' helps keep Indigenous language alive

HALIFAX — Ten years after two Nova Scotians decided to dub the popular animated film "Chicken Run" into the Mi'kmaq language, their version of the adventure comedy has become a cult hit that continues to spark learning.
NBCUniversal vows auditions for actors with disabilities

NBCUniversal vows auditions for actors with disabilities

LOS ANGELES — Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
'Trickster' fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

'Trickster' fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

TORONTO — Fans of "Trickster" are expressing disappointment after Canada's public broadcaster announced it was cancelling the Indigenous TV series in the wake of controversy over co-creator Michelle Latimer's claimed ancestry.

Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for Florida altercation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rock icon Rod Stewart and his son have reached a plea deal to settle misdemeanour battery charges stemming from an altercation with a security guard at a posh Florida hotel.
No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

OTTAWA — It's no longer sustainable for social media companies to self-police content and time for governments to step in, the head of public policy for Facebook Canada said Friday.

Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

NEW YORK — Cicely Tyson was active to the end, in the middle of promoting her memoir “Just As I Am” when she died at age 96. Published earlier this week, “Just As I Am” was No. 1 on Amazon.