Juno Awards celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and host Simu Liu’s many talents

Show host Simu Liu, right, performs with Tesher at the 51st annual Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15, 2022.COLE BURSTON/Reuters Nothing was complicated when it came to showing appreciation for Avril Lavigne at this year’s Juno Awards. After Canada’s biggest night in music pivoted to a virtual ceremony for the past two years, the … Read more

Who’s performing, hosting and how to watch

The Billboard Music Awards will help to tie a bow on the 2022 awards season Sunday night. For the second year in a row, The Weeknd leads the nominations with 17 chances at a trophy. His future touring partner, Doja Cat, is right behind him with 14 nods. The two have had a major year … Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris made $ 450,000 in book royalties

Vice President Harris hauled in nearly half a million dollars in book royalties during her first year in office, ethics disclosure forms show. Harris reported $ 325,000 in royalty earnings from her 2019 book “The Truths We Hold,” and another $ 130,000 for her children’s book “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” Bloomberg reported Friday. The cash far … Read more

Drew Brees done at NBC after one season as NFL analyst

One and done. Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees will not return to NBC after just one season as a studio and game analyst, according to sources.  The decision seemed mutual as Brees preferred doing games over the “Football Night in America” studio show, and NBC didn’t have many NFL games to offer him. NBC soured … Read more

Juno Awards set to unfold in Toronto with host Simu Liu

TORONTO – The Juno Awards return to the stage tonight with a little help from a Marvel superhero. Canadian actor and “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu will host this year’s celebration of homegrown music in Toronto with performances from Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne and leading six-time nominee Charlotte Cardin. It’s the first in-person Junos show since … Read more

Star publisher John Honderich honoured with key to the city

Longtime Toronto Star editor and publisher John Honderich, who died in February, was hailed on Wednesday as a giant of journalism, a fierce advocate of social justice, a man who found joy in life, and a world-class friend. Four hundred people attended the celebration of Honderich’s life at a gathering at the Carlu, including Prime … Read more

Disney’s Drama Stays Off the Books

Escapism is paying off well for Disney, HAZE -2.29% though the entertainment giant itself can not fully break free from the world that it inhabits. Disney’s fiscal second-quarter results posted Wednesday afternoon topped Wall Street’s estimates in key business areas such as streaming, domestic theme parks and television advertising. Revenue for the fiscal second quarter … Read more

Disney Reports Jump in Disney+ Subscribers in Latest Quarter

Walt Disney reported better-than-expected subscription numbers for its Disney+ streaming service in the most recent quarter, avoiding a slowdown that dogged streaming rival Netflix Inc. For the company’s fiscal second quarter, Disney reported 7.9 million new Disney+ subscribers to reach 137.7 million subscribers, up from 129.8 million in the prior quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet … Read more

Disney’s Drama Stays Off the Books

Escapism is paying off well for Disney, though the entertainment giant itself can not fully break free from the world that it inhabits. Disney’s fiscal second-quarter results posted Wednesday afternoon topped Wall Street’s estimates in key business areas such as streaming, domestic theme parks and television advertising. Revenue for the fiscal second quarter ended April … Read more