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The Sooke Writers’ Collective celebrates itas 10th anniversary this year, and plans several activities. (File - Metro Creative)
The Sooke Writers’ Collective celebrates itas 10th anniversary this year, and plans several activities. (File - Metro Creative)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows O’Shea Jackson, Jr., from left, Alden Ehrenreich, Ayoola Smart and Ray Liotta in a scene from “Cocaine Bear,” directed by Elizabeth Banks. (Pat Redmond/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: ‘Cocaine Bear,’ 100% pure, uncut junk with no high

If only this Pablo Escobear of a movie had snorted enough to stay up later and write a better plot

This image released by Universal Pictures shows O’Shea Jackson, Jr., from left, Alden Ehrenreich, Ayoola Smart and Ray Liotta in a scene from “Cocaine Bear,” directed by Elizabeth Banks. (Pat Redmond/Universal Pictures via AP)
A recent undated image provided by Dr. Seuss Enterprises shows the cover of the new book “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” Seuss Enterprises, the company that owns the Dr. Seuss intellectual property, is releasing the sequel to the iconic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (Photo/TM & © 2023 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., All Rights Reserved, via AP)

Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas!’ gets a sequel

Dr. Seuss fans might find their hearts growing three sizes this coming…

A recent undated image provided by Dr. Seuss Enterprises shows the cover of the new book “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” Seuss Enterprises, the company that owns the Dr. Seuss intellectual property, is releasing the sequel to the iconic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (Photo/TM & © 2023 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., All Rights Reserved, via AP)
John Kim Bell is photographed in his Toronto home, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Singers Molly Johnson, k.d. lang given Canada’s highest performing arts honour

Five named laureates of Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

John Kim Bell is photographed in his Toronto home, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This image released by Apple TV+ shows actor Eugene Levy, left, in a scene from his new travel series “The Reluctant Traveler,” premiering Feb. 24. (Apple TV+ via AP)

Eugene Levy, very gingerly, explores world for travel show

Canadian comedian says he’s ‘more Great Indoors type of guy’ as he launches new show

This image released by Apple TV+ shows actor Eugene Levy, left, in a scene from his new travel series “The Reluctant Traveler,” premiering Feb. 24. (Apple TV+ via AP)
This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Canadians who spent the month sorting out how to untangle Netflix accounts shared by loved ones after new policies came into effect this week should get used to the debacle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jenny Kane

New Netflix password sharing rules likely to be repeated by other streamers: expert

‘It is quite likely that this will just become the industry standard’

This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Canadians who spent the month sorting out how to untangle Netflix accounts shared by loved ones after new policies came into effect this week should get used to the debacle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jenny Kane
File - Social media personality Logan Paul stands in the ring before an exhibition boxing match, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Three months after signing a contract with WWE last year, Paul took out a cell phone and filmed himself jumping from the ropes and onto wrestler Roman Reigns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

WWE leaning in to social media ahead of possible sale

The wrestling giant is now over 20 million followers on its flagship TikTok account

File - Social media personality Logan Paul stands in the ring before an exhibition boxing match, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Three months after signing a contract with WWE last year, Paul took out a cell phone and filmed himself jumping from the ropes and onto wrestler Roman Reigns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
”American Idol” contestant Tyson Venegas on the TV show Sunday, left, and as a seven-year-old in 2013 at the BC Junior Talent Search in Surrey.

Watch American Idol ‘Platinum Ticket’ singer wow crowd at a B.C. talent contest 10 years ago

Tyson Venegas thrilled contest judges with his voice Sunday, a decade after doing so in Surrey

”American Idol” contestant Tyson Venegas on the TV show Sunday, left, and as a seven-year-old in 2013 at the BC Junior Talent Search in Surrey.
The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Walter Trout brings his rhythm of blues to B.C.’s capital

McPherson Playhouse prepares for March 11 show

  • Feb 21, 2023
The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Siblings Solon McDade, left, Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDade will perform at Nanaimo’s Unitarian Hall on Feb. 22 as part of their West Coast tour. (Photo by Dustin Delfs/Laughing Dog Photography)

Celtic-folk family band makes Vancouver Island its first stop in West Coast tour

The McDades play Nanaimo, Courtenay, Victoria and Quadra Island

Siblings Solon McDade, left, Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDade will perform at Nanaimo’s Unitarian Hall on Feb. 22 as part of their West Coast tour. (Photo by Dustin Delfs/Laughing Dog Photography)
Sebastian Gaskin (image provided)

Sebastian Gaskin gears up to wow Victoria with unique acoustic solo show

The 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards RB Artist of the Year performs at UVic on March 11

  • Feb 20, 2023
Sebastian Gaskin (image provided)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks in a scene from “A Man Called Otto.” (Niko Tavernise/Sony Pictures via AP)

New this week: Hanks, Lambert, ‘Bruiser’ and ‘Snowfall’

What’s upcoing for your movie, TV, music and gaming entertainment

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks in a scene from “A Man Called Otto.” (Niko Tavernise/Sony Pictures via AP)
The Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St. (Black Press Media file photo)

Come back to fantasy with Pacific Opera Victoria’s The Birds

A tender, comedic and melancholy tale of human aspirations and the failure of utopias

  • Feb 18, 2023
The Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE - Bruce Willis attends a movie premiere in New York on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Nearly a year after Bruce Willis’ family announced that he would step away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, his family says his “condition has progressed.” In a statement posted Thursday, the 67-year-old actor’s family said Willis has a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Bruce Willis has frontotemporal dementia, condition worsens

Willis’ movies had earned more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office

FILE - Bruce Willis attends a movie premiere in New York on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Nearly a year after Bruce Willis’ family announced that he would step away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, his family says his “condition has progressed.” In a statement posted Thursday, the 67-year-old actor’s family said Willis has a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
A TV cameraman films the State Opera in Hanover, Germany, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. A German newspaper critic had animal feces smeared on her face by a ballet director in the city of Hannover after he apparently accused her of driving away ticket holders. The Hannover state theater apologized for the incident on Saturday and said Monday that it was suspending ballet director Marco Goecke with immediate effect. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

German ballet director fired over feces attack on critic

Attack and Goecke’s tepid apology were widely criticized

A TV cameraman films the State Opera in Hanover, Germany, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. A German newspaper critic had animal feces smeared on her face by a ballet director in the city of Hannover after he apparently accused her of driving away ticket holders. The Hannover state theater apologized for the incident on Saturday and said Monday that it was suspending ballet director Marco Goecke with immediate effect. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
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Ryan Seacrest leaving ‘Live,’ will be replaced by Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos

Ryan Seacrest plans to leave ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” this…

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FILE - Raquel Welch appears at the Los Angeles premiere of “How to Be a Latin Lover” on April 26, 2017. Welch, whose emergence from the sea in a skimpy, furry bikini in the film “One Million Years B.C.” would propel her to international sex symbol status throughout the 1960s and ’70s, died early Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, after a brief illness. She was 82. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Hollywood sex symbol Raquel Welch dies at 82

Welch died early Wednesday after a brief illness

FILE - Raquel Welch appears at the Los Angeles premiere of “How to Be a Latin Lover” on April 26, 2017. Welch, whose emergence from the sea in a skimpy, furry bikini in the film “One Million Years B.C.” would propel her to international sex symbol status throughout the 1960s and ’70s, died early Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, after a brief illness. She was 82. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Arnold Lim, centre, behind the scenes of feature film All-in Madonna in 2019. (Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films Ltd.)

Saanich filmmaker an audience favourite in the 29th Victoria Film Festival

Festival returned to in-person shows at venues across Greater Victoria

Arnold Lim, centre, behind the scenes of feature film All-in Madonna in 2019. (Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films Ltd.)
Issamba Handouts

Issamba Showcase brings African rhythms to Victoria

World-renowned artists celebrate African culture as part of Black History Month

  • Feb 15, 2023
Issamba Handouts
This image released by Fathom Events shows Craig David Dowsett, in a scene from “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.” A.A. Milne’s 1926 book, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” with illustrations by E.H. Shepard, became public domain on January 1 when the copyright expired. (Fathom Events via AP)

In which Winnie the Pooh stars in an R-rated slasher movie

Passage into public domain means Pooh and Piglet on a murderous rampage in a theatre near you

This image released by Fathom Events shows Craig David Dowsett, in a scene from “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.” A.A. Milne’s 1926 book, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” with illustrations by E.H. Shepard, became public domain on January 1 when the copyright expired. (Fathom Events via AP)
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