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Remembering the celebrities we lost in 2020

Kobe Bryant is shown with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

The global coronavirus pandemic made it an especially difficult year for celebrity deaths in 2020, adding to the annual tally of losses caused by time, illness and personal tragedy. From the shocking accidental deaths of Kobe Bryant and Naya Rivera to the secret cancer that claimed Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, there were plenty of unexpected losses that had nothing to do with COVID-19. The world also lost legends Neil Peart, Alex Trebek, Regis Philbin and Eddie Van Halen. Here are some of the beloved celebrities we lost in 2020. — Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is shown with his […]

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B.C. company rolls out new Bob Marley board game

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A Kelowna company that specializes in licensed board games has released its newest game — just in time for Christmas. High Roller Games is celebrating the 75th anniversary of legendary Rock ’n Roll hall of famer Bob Marley by rolling out a board game in his honour. “We are stoked to say it’s finally ready and on our website, right now,” High Roller Games CEO Derek Hodgins told Global News. “Honestly, it was something that, really, we felt pulled to and we went after it,” Hodgins said about the creation of Bob Marley: The Game of Peace, Love and […]

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Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

A century-old art-house cinema and longtime fixture on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue has closed its doors and it is not yet clear when it will reopen. On Wednesday, the Princess Theatre posted a statement on Facebook that said it was temporarily closing “for the next while under current circumstances.” “We hope to reopen at some point, and will keep you updated as circumstances develop,” the post reads. “Thank you for the support over these last four months. “Due to current conditions in the film industry, it is unfeasible for the Princess to keep operating as we have for the past […]

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Howard Stern speaks out after 1993 blackface video resurfaces: ‘I evolved and changed’

Howard Stern speaks out after 1993 blackface video resurfaces: ‘I evolved and changed’

WARNING: This story contains explicit language. Howard Stern has addressed a resurfaced video that shows him in blackface and using the N-word multiple times. The video, from a New Year’s Eve special in 1993, was resurfaced by Donald Trump Jr., who retweeted the clip, originally posted by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed. “Yikes!” Trump Jr. tweeted on June 12. “NSFW: Howard Stern says N-word too many times during awful blackface impression that should have Libs yelling ‘CANCEL!’” READ MORE: Howard Stern mocks ‘genius’ Donald Trump Jr. following presidential son’s criticism Stern addressed the skit on Monday, which features the late Sherman […]

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