Oscar night begins with downpour over red carpet

Oscar night begins with downpour over red carpet

The Oscars are here — and so is the rain.   After the shortest awards season in decades, the 92nd annual Academy Awards  gets underway Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The red carpet has been rolled out two to three weeks earlier than usual in a bid to freshen up a ceremony […]

Far from a memorable night as Raptors win an easy one

Far from a memorable night as Raptors win an easy one

That was an entirely forgettable night, wasn’t it? Outcome never in doubt, a few memorable plays if you think really, really, really hard but other than that, just one of those games you gotta play because the schedule demands it. And now having seen the Cavs live and how the Raptors are exponentially better than […]

'Coach's Corner is no more': Ron MacLean discusses Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada

'Coach's Corner is no more': Ron MacLean discusses Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada

Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean addressed Sportsnet’s firing of Don Cherry during the first intermission of Saturday night’s primetime NHL game — when the duo would normally host “Coach’s Corner.”   MacLean addressed Cherry’s Nov. 9 remarks and the ensuing controversy in a rambling speech, touching on his relationship with Cherry and his decision to go […]

Saturday Night Live adds 3 new cast members

Saturday Night Live adds 3 new cast members

Saturday Night Live is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show’s only Asian American performer. Bowen Yang, who joined NBC’s SNL last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player, NBC said Thursday. Yang is co-host of a podcast, Las Culturistas.  Also joining the show as featured players are […]

Phil Hymes, who lit ‘Saturday Night Live,’ dies at 96

Phil Hymes, who lit ‘Saturday Night Live,’ dies at 96

Phil Hymes, a veteran lighting director who became a major, if irascible, backstage figure with Saturday Night Live for his strong opinions about stagecraft he liked and comedy he disliked, died July 29 in a Manhattan hospital. He was 96. His son, Jeff, said the cause of death was complications of bladder cancer. “He was […]

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