‘It’s like the music starts to seep into the walls’: Grossman’s Tavern turns 70

Not many live music venues in Toronto make it to their 70th anniversary but Grossman’s Tavern, at the corner of Spadina Ave. and Cecil St. in the city’s Chinatown, achieved that benchmark this year. “I think it’s great,” said Gary Kendall, the bassist of the Downchild Blues Band from 1979-83 and 1995 to present day. […]

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First look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker revealed

Director Todd Phillips has unveiled the first look of Joaquin Phoenix in full makeup for his upcoming take on the iconic comic book villain The Joker. The video, which Phillips debuted on his Instagram page and captioned “Camera test (w/ sound). Joker.”, shows Phoenix standing in plainclothes before it cuts to an image of him cracking […]

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‘It definitely sucked’: Big Brother’s Angela Rummans and Sam Bledsoe sound off on double eviction

Just three houseguests remain heading into the finale of Big Brother. A fast-forward eviction followed by the epic downfall of dominating Level 6 alliance made for a whirlwind week as 27-year-old Virginia welder Sam Bledsoe and 26-year-old fitness model Angela Rummans walked out the door on back-to-back nights. First, it was Sam who was stunned […]

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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ star Ben Mendelsohn on his blockbuster second act

Somewhere out there is a list of woefully underrated actors. Ben Mendelsohn’s name is near the top. Despite a career reboot that saw him cast in The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One and the upcoming Captain Marvel, Mendelsohn, 49, spent the first 20 years of his career being […]

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‘We’re definitely doing our own thing’: ‘Magnum P.I.’ stars promise fresh reboot

TV revivals and reboots might be the flavour of the fall TV season. But the stars of the contemporary revamp of the ‘80s crime drama Magnum P.I. promise their show will offer a fresh take on the Tom Selleck classic that ran for eight seasons. “We’re making our own Magnum potato salad,” Stephen Hill, who […]

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