Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

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Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she's been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being 'drugged and raped and held captive over some days.'

Buffy Sainte-Marie announces debut children’s book

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Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced Hey Little Rockabye: A Lullaby for Pet Adoption, her debut children's picture book.

Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations

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Spain's culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star.

Clive Cussler, adventure novelist, dead at 88

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Clive Cussler, the million-selling adventure writer and real-life thrill seeker who wove personal details and spectacular fantasies into his page-turning novels about underwater explorer Dirk Pitt, has died.

B. Smith, American model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

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Barbara 'B.' Smith, one of the nation's top black models who went on to open restaurants, launch a successful home products line and write cookbooks, has died at her Long Island home at age 70 after battling...

Virus concerns close doors at Armani, but other Milan Fashion Week shows go on

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The fashion crowd put a defiant face against the spread of a new virus, packing runway shows on the last big day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, even as Giorgio Armani made a last-minute decision to...

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

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When Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds this weekend, she fulfilled a dream nearly three decades old: she became the first transgender woman to lead the drum section of a top samba school in either...

$35M lawsuit hits reality TV company over alleged unpaid wages

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An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.

‘Zoning’ problem leads Halifax indie cinema to join complaint against Cineplex

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Halifax's only independent cinema has joined a national fight against Cineplex, accusing the movie mammoth of using its clout to keep new releases out of competing theatres, a practice known as "zoning."

Justin Bieber’s Changes beats Elvis Presley’s 60-year record

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is now the youngest singer to release seven consecutive Billboard No. 1 albums, breaking a nearly 60-year-old record set by Elvis Presley. The way he got there is being questioned by some in the...

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Now that the 2020 Olympics are postponed, what happens next?

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Following Tuesday's monumental announcement that the Tokyo Games will be pushed back to next year, here are some of the biggest things...

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