Feb 21, 2012 / 3:39 pm
Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie. The troubled actress will take on the role of the late screen legend in Lifetime project 'Liz and Dick, which will focus on Taylor's tempestuous marriages to actor Richard Burton. As the 25-year-old...
Feb 21, 2012 / 10:17 am
NEW YORK — Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together, musically speaking. Two songs featuring the singers hit the Internet on Monday. Brown is singing on the remix of Rihanna's track "Birthday Cake," and she's on the remix of his upbeat tune "Turn Up the...
Feb 21, 2012 / 8:08 am
Revelers hit the streets Tuesday to celebrate Mardi Gras, lured to the French Quarter and stately oak-lined avenues by the chance to snag beads and baubles from seemingly endless parades in the final unfettered party before the sombre season of Lent. The French Quarter was full of costumed...
Feb 21, 2012 / 5:33 am
A film about one woman's efforts to rescue orangutans and return them to Indonesia's rapidly disappearing jungles has made its way home. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said "Born to be Wild 3D" tugged at his heart. He hopes it will inspire his countrymen to work harder to...
Feb 20, 2012 / 3:18 pm
English speakers got their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatles-themed street party let them shake it up, baby, with a samba swing to "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." "Sargento Pimenta," Portuguese for "Sergeant Pepper," is one of more than 400 raucous...
Feb 20, 2012 / 9:11 am
This is not a joke. The 'Born This Way' hitmaker has enlisted the help of Michael Jackson's former doctor and spiritual adviser Deepak Chopra - who helped the late singer achieve better sleep and breathing patterns with counselling sessions - to try to ward off evil spirits from her...
Feb 19, 2012 / 6:37 pm
Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade Sunday, at least a few eyes turned toward the stars, or at least toward the VIP boxes hosting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie. The Carnival parade has been attracting top celebrities for...
Feb 18, 2012 / 5:59 pm
While Whitney Houston was being mourned Saturday at her funeral at her childhood church, just blocks away, her music lived on. One fan stood in the middle of a street, wearing all black and playing the saxophone to the tune of the pop icon's "I Will Always Love You." Others sang...
Feb 18, 2012 / 5:07 pm
Stella McCartney shook up the fashion world Saturday night by using a flash mob approach for a presentation of her evening wear. Instead of a traditional catwalk show, McCartney invited 100 or so of her closest friends for dinner â€” she was flanked by Vogue editor Anna Wintour...
Feb 17, 2012 / 5:14 pm
Although Whitney Houston was one of the most famous people in the world, she never felt comfortable in the spotlight. Houston often spoke about feeling uneasy in her role as a superstar. Even as she prepared to stage a comeback nearly three years ago, she yearned to shed the celebrity-centred,...
Feb 17, 2012 / 1:35 pm
The Calgary Zoo has broken the ice on a new exhibit called the Penguin Plunge. The $24.5-million complex is home to four species of the flightless birds: Humboldts, gentoos, kings and rockhoppers. The 46 penguins come from zoos in Quebec, Texas, New York and Washington states and...
Feb 17, 2012 / 10:59 am
TORONTO - Fans of actor Neil Hope, who played troubled teen Wheels on "Degrassi Junior High," are still wondering just how his death at age 35 could have gone unreported for years, even to his family and friends. The full story may never be revealed, as police say they will not...
Feb 17, 2012 / 5:38 am
A three-and-half-year sentence in a real-life prison cell has been handed down to a Quebec actor who played a make-believe mobster on television. In a case of life imitating art, Tony Conte, a minor Quebec celebrity best known for his roles on the small screen, was busted for trying to buy 30...
Feb 16, 2012 / 9:38 am
Adele will "spit" in her father's face if she ever sees him again. The 'Rolling in the Deep' singer's dad Mark Evans left her and her mother Penny when Adele was just three and she has had very little to do with him for the last 10 years. Despite...
Feb 15, 2012 / 11:25 am
Angelina Jolie said Wednesday working as a director has rekindled her love for the film industry, even if it was something of a personal artistic rebellion. Jolie told The Associated Press in Sarajevo that she was starting to feel "disheartened" and uninspired by her acting...
Feb 15, 2012 / 9:12 am
Russell Brand has moved on from Katy Perry with a mystery woman. The 36-year-old actor -- who filed for divorce from the 'One That Got Away' hitmaker in December, citing irreconcilable differences -- was spotted dropping a brunette beauty back at her apartment after she spent the night...
Feb 15, 2012 / 8:35 am
Daredevil Nik Wallenda has received approval to walk over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The Niagara Parks Commission board gave its thumbs up at a public meeting this morning, reversing an earlier decision against the stunt. The board says they now have 45 days to work out...
Feb 14, 2012 / 8:04 pm
Whitney Houston's career is getting a post-mortem boost, but it isn't likely to be as big as the one that enriched the King of Pop's estate after his death. Like the late Michael Jackson, Houston was in the midst of an attempted career revival. She was found dead at age 48 on...
Feb 14, 2012 / 2:32 pm
The 'Dragons' are coming back to Kelowna. Producers of the CBC television show 'Dragon's Den' will be back in Kelowna looking for a new crop of aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs. Open auditions will be held Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the...
Feb 14, 2012 / 10:58 am
NEW YORK — She's a Florida girl who's comfortable in a bikini, and now 19-year-old model Kate Upton is on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She wears a tiny red-and-brown, sparkle-covered string bikini with a view of the waters of Australia behind her as she...
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