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Rihanna is now a billionaire, but not because of her music
News/Entertainment: Superstar Rihanna's net worth is now estimated at $1.7 billion US, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday, making her the richest woman musician in the world. But despite her success in the industry, music is not the primary source of her wealth.
President of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment resigns amid allegations of harassment, toxic work culture
News/Business: J. Allen Brack, the president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment, is stepping down weeks after the video game company was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over the work environment.
How Niagara museums plan to tell the story of COVID-19 50 to 100 years from now
News/Canada/Hamilton: A number of Ontario museums are working overtime to collect artifacts such as social distancing signs and multimedia files — including high-resolution photographs — as they gradually put together a COVID-19 story, and they they are imploring people to preserve personal materials for posterity.
Celebrated artist says he's Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor. His family says no
News/Canada/Ottawa: An award-winning artist based in Kingston, Ont., has made inaccurate claims for decades of being Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor, according to family, members of 11 First Nations, and other close acquaintances.
Pop star Kris Wu detained by Beijing police on suspicion of sexual assault
News/Entertainment: Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships.
Beach volleyballer Sarah Pavan finds new fans through love of anime series 'Haikyuu'
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Volleyball/Beach: As Sarah Pavan faces the world on the Olympic beach volleyball court in Tokyo, she's garnering support from an unexpected demographic: fans of Japanese animation. The Canadian has tapped into a community of anime enthusiasts through her YouTube channel during the pandemic.
The crime of the century? Why a 1979 Halifax Supertramp concert was cancelled
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Supertramp was one of the hottest bands on the planet when their July 31, 1979, Halifax show was cancelled on the day of the concert. Rumours swirled about bomb threats and an IRA threat. CBC News looks into a rock and roll mystery.
Inspired by 14th century poem, The Green Knight is latest Arthurian legend on big screen
News/Entertainment: David Lowery's cinematic vision of a 14th century epic poem has excited critics and medievalists. The text, whose author is unknown, makes rich use of historical Middle English and was virtually unknown until discovered by a 19th century British researcher.
Broadway to require COVID-19 vaccination proof, masks for theatregoers
News/Entertainment: The Broadway League has announced that audience members must wear face coverings and show proof they're fully vaccinated when they enter theatres. Cast and crew members are also required to be fully vaccinated.