Actress, singer, and six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald has transformed for her latest role, taking her from the stage to one of Disney's most beloved stories. McDonald stars in the new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast as Madame de Garderobe, the renowned Italian opera diva, and wife to Maestro Cadenza.
Yesterday was the first official day of spring in Canada, but it might be hard to tell across most of the country. Some areas still have snow, and ice, and in Toronto the temperature is set to dip back down below zero later this week. So when does spring really arrive? Home Depot Canada has come up with the first days to really enjoy the season, and they're looking for people across the country to join in #ChasingSpring.
Yannick Bisson is a national treasure. As William Murdoch in CBC's Murdoch Mysteries, he's been fighting crime in Toronto for a decade, with loyal fans across Canada and around the world tuning in to watch the detective's latest cases.
What did it take to bring enforcer Doug "The Thug" Glatt, played by Seann William Scott, back to the ice? The actor sat down with me recently to talk about the hard-hitting sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and it came down to that one important starting point for any film: the script.
A few years ago, when Beauty and the Beast was re-released in 3D, I had the great fortune of speaking with one of Disney's most notable modern composers: the great Alan Menken. His work is the cornerstone of some of Disney's best musicals, from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Enchanted, to Tangled, and of course, Beauty and the Beast.
Welcome backstage to the press room at the 2017 Candys, or as they're also called, the Canadian Screen Awards. The afternoon started with the red carpet arrivals, and now we've moved on to the live telecast where the stars are coming back to chat.
It's not every day that you get invited to a Canadian icon's home. Last Saturday, before he went to the ACTRA Awards, I dropped by Yannick Bisson's house to talk about his career, Murdoch Mysteries, and a special new project that he's working on with his wife. It was really a relaxed chat with one of Canada's most recognized stars.
Arrival is one of the most elegantly simple, powerful science fiction films in recent memory, and it works so well because, at its heart, Arrival is also a drama with a heartfelt story. Canadian actor Mark O'Brien sat down with me to talk about the iconic film, which is now out on Blu-ray, and to discuss the work of director Denis Villeneuve.
You've never heard "Billie Jean" quite like this. Near the end of last year, guitarist Alexandr Misko released his percussive guitar cover of Michael Jackson's iconic "Billie Jean" and to say it was a hit would be a pretty big understatement. On Facebook alone, the video has wracked up an impressive 29 million views.