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Two demonstrators pick up signs outside the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Negotiations between striking screenwriters and Hollywood studios have resumed and will continue Thursday, the latest attempt to bring an end to pickets that have brought film and television productions to a halt. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Writers’ union reaches tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike

The union representing screenwriters reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios to…

FILE - Drew Barrymore attends the Time100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, April 26, 2023, in New York. The National Book Awards dropped Barrymore as the host for this year’s ceremony, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, a day after her talk show taped its first episode since the Hollywood writers strike began. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Drew Barrymore postpones her show’s new season launch until after strikes

Host received backlash for taping new episodes without union writers

FILE - A view of the stage at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, is seen Sept. 22, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - A view of the stage at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, is seen Sept. 22, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Mick Jagger, left, Ronnie Wood, center, and Keith Richards, right, of the band “The Rolling Stones,” perform onstage during the last concert of their “Sixty” European tour in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3, 2022. On Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, the Rolling Stones announced they will release their first album of original material in 18 years. Titled “Hackney Diamonds,” the legendary rock band will reveal the full details on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at an event in Hackney in East London. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Mick Jagger, left, Ronnie Wood, center, and Keith Richards, right, of the band “The Rolling Stones,” perform onstage during the last concert of their “Sixty” European tour in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3, 2022. On Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, the Rolling Stones announced they will release their first album of original material in 18 years. Titled “Hackney Diamonds,” the legendary rock band will reveal the full details on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at an event in Hackney in East London. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs during night one of their “Peace Out: The Farewell Tour” on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs during night one of their “Peace Out: The Farewell Tour” on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Denzel Washington in a scene from “The Equalizer 3.” (Stefano Montesi/Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)

‘Equalizer 3’ cleans up, while ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ score new records

The third installment in the Denzel Washington-led “Equalizer” franchise topped the domestic…

This image released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Denzel Washington in a scene from “The Equalizer 3.” (Stefano Montesi/Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)
FILE - Singer Jimmy Buffet performs barefooted with his band The Coral Reefers on the NBC “Today” television show summer concert series in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, on June 25, 2004. “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has died at age 76. A statement on Buffett’s official website and social media pages says the singer died Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 “surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs”. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

‘Margaritaville’ singer Jimmy Buffett dead at 76

Illness had forced him to reschedule concerts in May

FILE - Singer Jimmy Buffet performs barefooted with his band The Coral Reefers on the NBC “Today” television show summer concert series in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, on June 25, 2004. “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has died at age 76. A statement on Buffett’s official website and social media pages says the singer died Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 “surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs”. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - Legendary game show host Bob Barker, 83, blows a kiss goodby to fans, as he tapes his final episode of “The Price Is Right” in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Publicist says popular game show host Bob Barker has died

He was a household name for a half-century as host of ‘Truth or Consequences’ and ‘The Price Is Right’

FILE - Legendary game show host Bob Barker, 83, blows a kiss goodby to fans, as he tapes his final episode of “The Price Is Right” in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Adam Shapiro poses on a picket line outside Netflix studios on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Los Angeles. The actors strike comes more than two months after screenwriters began striking in their bid to get better pay and working conditions. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Striking writers and studios will meet this week to discuss restarting negotiations

Union leaders told striking Hollywood writers Tuesday night that they plan to…

Adam Shapiro poses on a picket line outside Netflix studios on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Los Angeles. The actors strike comes more than two months after screenwriters began striking in their bid to get better pay and working conditions. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
FILE - Paul Reubens attends the world premiere of "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Reubens died Sunday night after a six-year struggle with cancer that he did not make public, his publicist said in a statement. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

Pee-wee Herman actor and creator Paul Reubens dies from cancer at 70

Paul Reubens, the actor and comedian whose Pee-wee Herman character — an…

FILE - Paul Reubens attends the world premiere of "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Reubens died Sunday night after a six-year struggle with cancer that he did not make public, his publicist said in a statement. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
Singer Tony Bennett reacts to the crowd during his performance at comedians Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died Friday, July 21, 2023. He was 96. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Friends and admirers of Tony Bennett react to the news of his death

Reaction to the death of Tony Bennett at age 96: “RIP Tony…

Singer Tony Bennett reacts to the crowd during his performance at comedians Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died Friday, July 21, 2023. He was 96. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling as Ken, left, and Margo Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film “Barbie.” Brampton, Ont. native Michael Cera has been announced for the upcoming “Barbie” movie, which stars fellow Canadian Gosling and Margot Robbie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Tens of thousands of Canadian moviegoers bought ‘Barbenheimer’ tickets: Cineplex

Cineplex says the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon is taking hold in Canada, with nearly…

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling as Ken, left, and Margo Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film “Barbie.” Brampton, Ont. native Michael Cera has been announced for the upcoming “Barbie” movie, which stars fellow Canadian Gosling and Margot Robbie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
Jason Aldean performs during CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville, Tenn., on June 9, 2022. Country Music Television removed Aldean’s music video for the newly released single “Try That in a Small Town.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Jason Aldean performs during CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville, Tenn., on June 9, 2022. Country Music Television removed Aldean’s music video for the newly released single “Try That in a Small Town.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Martin Short is pictured at a reception in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Here’s which Canadian actors have Emmy nominations

Martin Short, Luke Kirby and Lamar Johnson a few of the nominees for the 2023 awards season

Martin Short is pictured at a reception in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Punch Drunk Cabaret, photo by Keith Moore. Submitted.

Manluk Theatre summer shows sneak peek

The summer season is starting soon at the Manluk Theatre, with a collection of local shows

Punch Drunk Cabaret, photo by Keith Moore. Submitted.
Author of “JAJ: A Haida Manga” Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is shown along with the cover of the book in this combination handout image. (Karolina Turek, Douglas & McIntyre photo)

A tale of history and humanization unfold in colourful ‘Haida Manga’

Colourful watercolour panels of ‘JAJ: a Haida Manga’ leap off the page

Author of “JAJ: A Haida Manga” Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is shown along with the cover of the book in this combination handout image. (Karolina Turek, Douglas & McIntyre photo)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows film from "Oppenheimer" appearing on an IMAX projector. (David Keighley/Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows film from "Oppenheimer" appearing on an IMAX projector. (David Keighley/Universal Pictures via AP)
Jason Zembuch-Young, artistic director of the public South Plantation High School, in Plantation, Fla,, poses for a photo on May 22, 2023. Zembuch-Young will receive a special Tony Award that honors educators. Zembuch-Young runs a theater department with more than 150 students participating, including putting on both a full-length musical and a play each year. (Rick Armstrong via AP)

Florida drama teacher who includes deaf students in school shows will receive a special Tony Award

Jason Zembuch-Young is being honoured for empowering every student to make and be part of theatre

Jason Zembuch-Young, artistic director of the public South Plantation High School, in Plantation, Fla,, poses for a photo on May 22, 2023. Zembuch-Young will receive a special Tony Award that honors educators. Zembuch-Young runs a theater department with more than 150 students participating, including putting on both a full-length musical and a play each year. (Rick Armstrong via AP)
Stettler’s Jewel Theatre has undergone many changes in the last seven decades. (Jewel Theatre photo)

Stettler’s Jewel Theatre celebrates 70 years

A piece of Stettler’s history will turn 70 later this year. The…

Stettler’s Jewel Theatre has undergone many changes in the last seven decades. (Jewel Theatre photo)