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Dolores Umbridge was immortalized by actor Imelda Staunton in the Harry Potter series.

New Information On Harry Potter Character Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling served up a scary treat to her fans for Hallowe’en last week.

She published a new story chronicling the background of one of her most famous evil villains, Dolores Umbridge.

She published the story on her Harry Potter website, Pottermore.com and on a news website called Today.com.

by · November 3, 2014 · Entertainment, News
Actor Morgan Freeman and actress Diane Keaton are in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Image: Toronto Star,  Vince Talotta.

Movie Stars In Toronto For Annual Festival

Every year, movie stars, directors and producers flock to Toronto. This week marks the 39th year of the Toronto International Film Festival.

by · September 9, 2014 · Entertainment, News
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Tween TV May Be Harmful for Girls: Study

Think about your favourite tween TV shows. Is there a girl on them who isn’t pretty, or who doesn’t worry about how she looks?

by · June 1, 2014 · Entertainment, News
New Justice League United Cree superhero, Equinox; Image: DC Comics

DC Comics Introduces Cree Superhero

DC Comics will introduce a new superhero in April: a 16-year-old Cree girl from Moose Factory, Ontario, who goes by the name Equinox.

The character will be part of a five-issue series featuring Justice League Canada, a team of superheroes based in Northern Ontario.

by · April 21, 2014 · Entertainment, News
Dave Letterman hosting The Tonight Show. Image: Wikipedia

Popular Talk Show Host David Letterman To Retire

A popular American late-night talk show will have a new host, likely next year.

The Late Show with David Letterman is on every weeknight starting at 11:35 p.m. in most North American cities.

Letterman is a comedian who interviews celebrities. Musicians often play during his show, and sometimes it features funny skits.

by · April 16, 2014 · Entertainment, News
Actor Bradley Cooper snapped this selfie using Ellen DeGeneres's smart phone.

Hollywood Celebrates At 86th Academy Awards

Last Sunday was Hollywood’s big night.

The annual Academy Awards (known as the “Oscars”) recognize the best movies, actors and movie-makers of the year.

Four of the top awards are Best Picture, which went to the movie 12 Years a Slave; Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey, who starred in Dallas Buyers Club); Best Actress (Cate Blanchett, who starred in Blue Jasmine) and Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity).

by · March 3, 2014 · Entertainment, News
CBC's Jian Ghomeshi with Neil Young

Neil Young Speaks Out Against “Oil Sands” In CBC Radio Interview

Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is internationally famous.

He has been called “one of the most important figures in rock music.”

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Young is an activist and many of his songs are political.

Now, Young is doing a four-city tour of Canada to protest what he feels is massive damage to the environment being done in the oil sands in Alberta.

by · January 14, 2014 · Entertainment, News
What does the Fox say picture book.

What Does The Fox Say? — The Picture Book

The latest viral music video is being turned into a children’s picture book.

“What Does the Fox Say?” is a catchy music video that’s been seen by more than 200 million people.

Never heard of it? Read the TKN article about it here.

It was created by two Norwegian brothers, Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker, collectively known as Ylvis.

The video was meant to be silly and almost meaningless. But the tune was so darned catchy, it caught on, big-time.

Now, it will be a picture book called “What Does The Fox Say?”

Publisher Simon & Schuster is launching the book next month. It was written by Ylvis and has illustrations drawn by Svein Nyhus.

The brothers had thought of the idea of creating a picture book from their song even before they uploaded it to YouTube.

by · November 17, 2013 · Entertainment, News
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Viral Video Turns Out To Be A Hoax

You can’t believe everything you see on the Internet.

Last week, millions of people—including many news producers—learned that lesson in a very interesting way.

A very popular Internet video turned out to be a hoax.

The video was of a girl twerking (a current dance fad) in her room; she dances so hard that she falls onto a candle and her pants catch on fire.

More than nine-million people watched the video.

The video was shown on hundreds of newscasts, including major networks ABC and some local Fox Network affiliates.

by · September 16, 2013 · Entertainment
New J.K. Rowling Movie Will Be Set In The Wizarding World

New J.K. Rowling Movie Will Be Set In The Wizarding World

J. K. Rowling is writing a new movie set in the wizarding world.

It won’t feature the character Harry Potter, but it is inspired by one of the boy wizard’s textbooks: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, “written” by fictional author Newton Scamander.

Warner Brothers film studios told Rowling they wanted to make a movie based on the fictional textbook, used by Potter and his friend, Ron Weasley.

The new movie will feature the adventures of a 21-year-old Newton Scamander.

Scamander is an expert in Magizoology, the study of magical creatures.

by · September 16, 2013 · Entertainment, News