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View hosts test positive for COVID, are pulled from set ahead of Kamala Harris interview
News/Entertainment: A live televised interview with United States Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the The View learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before they were to interview her.
Former ABC News producer outlines how Chris Cuomo sexual harassed her
News/Entertainment: In a New York Times opinion piece, veteran TV news executive Shelley Ross said CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005. Cuomo wrote in an email at the time that he was "ashamed" and apologized for his behaviour.
What's so bad about the Dear Evan Hansen movie?
News/Entertainment: After Dear Evan Hansen premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was met with widespread scorn and derision. But how did a beloved Broadway musical provoke one of the most united critical hate-ons since Cats? And, most importantly, is all the hate warranted?
Somalis go to the movies for the first time in 30 years
Radio/As It Happens: Filmmaker Kaif Jama was thrilled to see people in the seats at Somalia's National Theatre in Mogadishu on Wednesday to watch two films she had written and starred in. The films were the first to be publicly screened in the country in 30 years.
Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing filmmaker who championed Black cinema, dead at 89
News/World: Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
5 writers make the 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize shortlist
Books/CBC Literary Prizes: Read the five works contending for $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The winner will be announced on Sept. 29, 2021.
Pandemic takes a big bite out of Quebec movie theatres
News/Canada/Montreal: Cinema attendance in Quebec dropped by 77 per cent in 2020, with Montreal, Laval and the Outaouais hardest hit. While streaming services continue to shake up the industry, filmmakers, producers and theatre owners hope to see cinema bounce back.