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Facebook Live Q&A with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis – Today at 10:15am ET/7:15am PT
Join us Friday morning at 10:15 am ET/7am PT for a live conversation with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. The actors, who co-star in the new film “Colossal,” will be joined by director Nacho Vigalondo. Submit your questions below. “Colossal” premieres Friday night at the Toronto Film Festival. The story follows a woman who moves... Read more »
10 points by Variety | New York City Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Anne Hathaway Havoc Global city William Shakespeare Film
Dutch Features Acquires Foreign-Language Oscar Entry ‘Tonio’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Dutch Features Global Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Paula van der Oest’s “Tonio,” the Dutch entry for the foreign-language Oscar race. “Tonio” is the third film by van der Oest, after “Accused” and “Zus & Zo,” to be selected by the Dutch committee to compete for an Oscar nomination. Based on Dutch author A.... Read more »
9 points by Variety | A. F. Th. van der Heijden Entertainment Documentary film Film Dutch people Zus & Zo Australia Toronto
Should Venice secede from Los Angeles?
When, in the course of human events, there are Venice residents who desire to dissolve their bonds with Los Angeles, or “Vexit,” in the hope of securing an independent community — a course the Venice Neighborhood Council is exploring — a decent respect to the opinions of their neighbors requires...
172 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Local government Santa Monica California Global city New York City Toronto Chicago
'The Magnificent Seven' starts off TIFF with star power on the red carpet
TIFF: 'Magnificent Seven' is more than just a remake Sept. 9, 2016, 1:28 a.m. The 41st Toronto International Film Festival is under way, kicking off the awards-season derby that will end with the Academy Awards next February. Our film team is on the ground in Canada, getting early looks at many...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American television actors Brooklyn's Finest Toronto International Film Festival Toronto The Newton Boys Training Day Staten Island
‘Magnificent Seven’ Fails to Open Toronto Film Festival With a Bang
Director Antoine Fuqua dedicated the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven” to the late composer James Horner at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday night, offering “warmest love and thanks to our departed friend.” Horner, whose credits include “Titanic” and “Glory,” died in 2015 when his turboprop aircraft crashed in the Los Padres National Forest.... Read more »
310 points by Variety | Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai The Magnificent Seven Toronto International Film Festival James Horner Toronto Antoine Fuqua Battle Beyond the Stars
Toronto: Arri Group Launches Filmmaker Support Program
Germany’s Arri Group is launching a support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The Munich-based company, whose operations range from motion picture camera and lighting system to film production and post-production activities, said Sept. 8 that its International Support Program initiative would assist filmmakers who are working on “distinctive projects with an... Read more »
87 points by Variety | Film Board of directors New York City Los Angeles Amtrak Post-production Film production Toronto
FDNY to deploy drones at major fires
NEW YORK (AP) - Drones will soon be taking to the skies to help New York City firefighters battle major fires and emergencies. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2cmzEaS ) reported Thursday the FDNY will deploy a drone to 2-alarm fires or greater in the next few weeks. The unmanned aircraft ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Washington D.C. Drone music New York Air traffic control Firefighter New Jersey Toronto
Toronto: Canadian Filmmakers in the Fest Grab Global Attention
 The 2016 Toronto Intl. Film Festival’s slate of 20-plus homegrown features reveals Canadians as engaged citizens of the world, ready for action.   While Canadian films often land with domestic distribution and international sales rep set, an increasing number of films have been working the fest with U.S. reps, and finding stateside success. (Geared towards... Read more »
35 points by Variety | Emily VanCamp Toronto Canada
Reeling Devils have no answers for Maple Leafs’ young gun
TORONTO — Auston Matthews had two assists and William Nylander had a goal and an assist as the Maple Leafs topped the Devils 4-2 on Thursday night for their seventh win in nine games. Nylander set a franchise rookie mark by extending his points streak to 10 games, while equaling another team record for power-play...
1 points by New York Post | Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto National Hockey League 1992–93 NHL season New Jersey Devils Philadelphia Flyers Montreal Canadiens Conn Smythe
Playoff push: DeRozan, Raptors take down Heat
DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points, and Toronto erased an early 15-point deficit to beat Miami 101-84         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Miami Heat National Basketball Association Toronto Raptors 2006–07 NBA season Toronto Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls 1998–99 NBA season
TripAdvisor names the world's top destinations for 2017
This year, Bali, Indonesia, is the global winner and New York City ranks No. 1 in the U.S.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | New York City Toronto New York New Jersey Global city Chicago Bali United States
These millennials can’t wait to run for NYC mayor
There’s nothing these millennials think they can’t do — even run for mayor of New York City. A trio of thirty-somethings — Michael Basch, Mike Tolkin and Josh Thompson — all want a shot at toppling Bill de Blasio, 55, in this year’s election. A fourth, Queens Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich, 32, is exploring...
5 points by New York Post | New York City Mayor of New York City Mayor Municipality Toronto City of London Donald Trump City council
Thousands gather for LA immigration protest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several thousand people have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump's immigration policies and recent enforcement raids. Activists marched through downtown streets and clustered near City Hall on Saturday. Many carried signs, including some declaring "No Wall!" One said: "Send Trump back to Bavaria," ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Downtown Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times Immigration to the United States Immigration Los Angeles Broadsheet Toronto Sibling
Activists rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles
A coalition of activist groups plans to march through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to oppose immigration raids and demand that local officials take concrete steps to thwart the “deportation machine” under President Trump. David Abud, one of the organizers of the march, said the coalition is...
5386 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Immigration City Toronto Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles County California Australia
For one teacher, being in the classroom is a strong #DayWithoutImmigrants protest
Essential Education: LAUSD tells students to stay put on protest day Feb. 16, 2017, 6:08 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used her first public speech to praise magnet schools. Today,...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Population Education Immigration High school YouTube Los Angeles Toronto Los Angeles Unified School District
Re-elect Mitch O’Farrell
Los Angeles City Council District 13 is the smallest, most densely populated district, with some of the most desirable real estate in the city. Perhaps because of that, the district, which stretches from Hollywood to Silver Lake and Atwater Village to Koreatown, has become ground zero for the anti-development...
83 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles River City Affordable housing Atwater Village Los Angeles California Glendale California Population density Toronto
Immigration protests may leave NYC restaurants short-handed
Restaurants in the Big Apple and other major US cities may be short-handed on Thursday. Immigrant food-service workers are planning a work stoppage and protest in a number of cities, including New York and Washington, DC. “A day without immigrants” reads a flyer in Spanish that has been widely distributed. It goes on: “Dear President,...
101 points by New York Post | New York City Big Apple Immigration to the United States Tom Colicchio Toronto Los Angeles Chicago Philadelphia
Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, NYC boy whose 1979 disappearance shaped parenting, policy
NEW YORK (AP) - Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, NYC boy whose 1979 disappearance shaped parenting, policy.
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Etan Patz New York City New York The Washington Times Premier League Toronto Man
What to do if immigration officials show up at your door
How do residents respond if an ICE officer comes knocking on their door? Here are five steps in case this happens to you.
5607 points by Daily News | Immigration U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement New York City Immigration to the United States Toronto Illegal immigration to the United States Staten Island Arrest
AP source: Joshua Kushner may buy Miami Marlins
MIAMI — A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to President Trump, has a preliminary agreement to buy the Miami Marlins for about $1.6 billion.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the Marlins and owner Jeffrey Loria have not commented publicly on negotiations.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Florida Marlins New York City Ivanka Trump Toronto New York Minor league baseball Chicago
New Yorkers brave monster snowstorm
New York City hit a record high of 62 degrees on Wednesday before getting hammered by heavy snow on Thursday that shut down schools, emptied roads and canceled flights across the region.
309 points by New York Post | New York City New Jersey City of London Toronto Greater London New York United Kingdom The Football League
Valentine art in NY's Times Square uses immigration theme
NEW YORK (AP) — Immigration is the theme of a heart-shaped artwork installed in New York's Times Square for the run-up to Valentine's Day.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New York City United Kingdom New York Yankees NBC Toronto New York Polish American City of London
5 things to know about Wayne County jail, Dan Gilbert's offer
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans will evaluate a proposal from Gilbert's Rock Ventures for the Gratiot jail site.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Soccer Detroit Internal Revenue Service Toronto Metro Detroit Utah IRS tax forms Proposal
Maple Leafs have final say, win wild one over Bruins at Garden
The Bruins have all of a sudden become a very entertaining hockey team. But in today’s NHL, entertainment without the basics — or goaltending — will get you an early tee time come April.In a huge Atlantic Division game against Toronto last night at the Garden, the B’s completed a spirited comeback from a three-goal deficit, then fought back from a late one-goal deficit, only to give up the soft winning goal with a 1:36 remaining to lift the Maple Leafs to a 6-5 victory.
15 points by Boston Herald | Boston Bruins National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers New Jersey Devils Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins players Toronto
New York jiggle joints offer ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ parties

14 points by New York Post | New York City New York Dolls Toronto Playing card
Protests erupt globally over Trump actions for third Saturday in a row
Tens of thousands of protestors again took to streets to criticize President Trump       
32737 points by USA Today | New York City National Basketball Association Toronto U.S. state United States Salt Lake City Los Angeles Protest
Where to Eat, Drink, Shop While at the Toronto Film Festival
Showbizzers seem to flock to reliable haunts during the Toronto festival, and the city’s dynamic hospitality scene means attendees can check out new places and updated spaces without straying too far from the action. Executive Lunch: Café Boulud at the Four Seasons Hotel Speed is of the essence during TIFF. At Café Boulud, from restaurateur-chef... Read more »
8 points by Variety | Toronto Foie gras Bar association Queen Street West Gwyneth Paltrow
11 arrests in NYU protest at event by conservative speaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Fights that broke out at a New York University protest during an appearance by a conservative speaker have led to 11 arrests. School officials also say the speaker, Gavin McInnes, was hit by pepper spray.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New York City Demonstration New York University Greenwich Village Toronto Washington Square Park Manhattan Mount Sinai School of Medicine
January's coolest restaurant openings
What better way to start 2017 than by checking out the latest eatery openings?         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | New York City Chicago Las Vegas Strip Toronto Humid subtropical climate The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino Global city Miami
Toronto Film Festival Chief Michele Maheux on What’s New This Year
The Toronto Film Festival’s executive director and chief operating officer Michele Maheux is a lifelong film enthusiast: She began her career while still at university, selling popcorn in Toronto’s now-defunct Phoenix Theatre. From that humble start, she’s moved up the ranks at TIFF after stints in exhibition and marketing. She’s now part of TIFF’s programming... Read more »
10 points by Variety | Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Film festival Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Barrister Bar association Ritz-Carlton Hyatt
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns from Trump’s advisory council
Kalanick told emplyees in a memo obtained by the New York Times that he spoke to the President Thursday.
1218 points by Daily News | New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport Twitter New York Immigration to the United States Donald Trump President of the United States Toronto
Protesters rally outside of NYU talk by conservative actor McInnes
Protesters shouted references to "Nazi scum" and set fire to "Make America Great Again" hats.       
109 points by USA Today | New York City New York University Manhattan Police New York Post Greenwich Village London Toronto
Ex-boss of NYPD oversight agency: Make police records public
NEW YORK (AP) - The ex-head of the agency charged with investigating police misconduct allegations says New York City's mayor shouldn't keep its records secret. Richard Emery writes Friday in the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2grYCb0 ) that city lawyers told him not to disclose investigation outcomes. Police officials stopped providing NYPD ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New York City Mayor of New York City Los Angeles New York Washington D.C. New Jersey Toronto Judge
City finds normal levels of lead at three city facilities
City lead tests completed Thursday and Friday at three downtown municipal buildings found levels of the harmful metal to be below federal limits.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Water City Plumbing English-language films Toronto Management Fountain New York City
Dallas pastor calls protester 'thug' on TV while protester calls church 'mecca of hate'
Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas and community activist Dominique Alexander are trading barbs after Donald Trump won the presidential election. 
9 points by The Houston Chronicle | New York City Los Angeles Chicago Toronto Donald Trump United States Global city The Apprentice
L.A. leaders just vowed to fight deportations under Trump. Here's what they've proposed
Los Angeles city leaders are considering a series of moves designed to protect immigrants in this city illegally in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, including the hiring of an immigration advocate and policies to prevent L.A. residents from being deported.  Worried that Trump will pursue mass...
11657 points by Los Angeles Times | Immigration Immigration to the United States Los Angeles Los Angeles City Council Toronto Illegal immigration Los Angeles County California Donald Trump
Eva Moskowitz won’t be Donald Trump’s education secretary
Charter school executive Eva Moskowitz said Thursday she won’t be moving to Washington to become Donald Trump’s education secretary. Speaking at City Hall, Moskowitz vowed to work with Trump and whomever he ultimately appoints to the post, but said she’s still got unfinished business in New York. “Who would keep an eye on Mayor de...
171 points by New York Post | Donald Trump New York City Alexander Hamilton Toronto Ivana Trump Fred Trump Chief executives
Kevin Durant 'don't give a damn about no damn Drake Night'
The Toronto Raptors declared Wednesday night Drake Night. Neat - except isn't pretty much any night the Raptors play at home Drake Night? Apparently not, because the team has felt the need to formally honor its global ambassador, who also happens to be a superstar rapper, with his own special night...
39 points by Los Angeles Times | Toronto Raptors National Basketball Association Golden State Warriors Toronto 2007–08 NBA season 2006–07 NBA season NBA Rookie of the Year Award 2006 NBA Draft
Former ‘Project Runway’ stylist George Ortiz found dead
Police say a hairstylist who appeared on several seasons of “Project Runway” has been found dead       
-2 points by The Detroit News | New York City Upper West Side New York London Reality television Frederick Law Olmsted Rockefeller Center Toronto
Drake asks ESPN’s Doris Burke to dinner at Toronto Raptors game
“Drake Night” almost turned into date night.
94 points by Daily News | National Basketball Association Golden State Warriors Toronto Raptors Toronto MTV Video Music Awards 2006–07 NBA season 2006 NBA Draft New York Knicks
Former ‘Project Runway’ hairstylist George Ortiz found dead
Ortiz was found dead early Tuesday morning by his roommates in their apartment on Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
114 points by New York Post | New York City Upper West Side New York Frederick Law Olmsted London Toronto Reality television Project Runway
Mark-Viverito promises NYC will protect undocumented residents
New York will do everything it can to protect undocumented residents from President-elect Donald Trump, Mark-Viverito said.
1361 points by Daily News | New York City Donald Trump Toronto Immigration Mayor of New York City Mayor Municipality The Apprentice
City finds elevated lead levels at City Hall drinking fountains
Water from nine drinking fountains at City Hall and the adjacent annex has more lead than federally allowed, a city test completed this week shows, prompting concern about the negative health consequences of deferred maintenance at municipal buildings.
27 points by The Houston Chronicle | Water Municipality Mayor City Toronto Fountain Building Construction
Prosecutor: Evidence strong against coach in boy's killing
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says there is plenty of evidence showing a former college soccer coach killed his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | New York Circumstantial evidence Lawyer Toronto English-language films Syracuse New York New York City Evidence law
It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festival
This time of year, anyone with a studio email address or an undergrad film-studies class under his or her belt will tell you about the movie that will rock your world, "Boyhood"-style But there are crystal balls and there are crystal balls. For true portents of where the movie globe is spinning...
32 points by Los Angeles Times | Toronto International Film Festival The Weinstein Company Film festival Toronto Slumdog Millionaire Harvey Weinstein La La Land Film
ID cards used for a lot more these days; Detroit next city
DETROIT (AP) - ID cards are being issued by a growing number of U.S. cities to make it easier for poor people and immigrants living in the country illegally to open bank accounts and access social services. Those IDs are now being used for pharmacy discounts, free museum memberships and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Immigration to the United States United States City Major League Baseball Toronto Washington D.C. Population
Toronto: Momentum Takes U.S. Rights to Australian Box-Office Hit ‘Oddball’ (EXCLUSIVE)
LONDON — Momentum Pictures has taken U.S. rights to family entertainment movie “Oddball,” which is being sold at the Toronto Film Festival by Global Screen. The film grossed 9.3 million AUD ($7 million) in Australia for distributor Village Roadshow. The film has also been acquired by Snap for free-TV, pay-TV and VOD rights in Latin... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Toronto International Film Festival Film festival Movie theater Fox International Channels Brazil Toronto Film Seaside resort
Tom Ford on Nudity, Fashion and Art in ‘Nocturnal Animals’
At the Toronto Film Festival premiere of “Nocturnal Animals” on Sunday night, Tom Ford said he keeps his two careers—as a fashion designer and director—separate. “Fashion is very quick,” he said, at a Q&A following the screening. “Movies are forever. I don’t let them cross. In fact, you will not find one Tom Ford product... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Venice Film Festival Toronto International Film Festival Karl Lagerfeld Film Brian L. Roberts Chanel Film festival Toronto
Ryan Gosling sings, dances, reads in margins of Gene Kelly's annotated scripts
“You’re my first, so I apologize if I’m a little rusty.” Ryan Gosling, he of the “ludicrous good looks” (Danny Leigh, The Guardian) and bona-fide movie-star resume including, once upon a showbiz childhood, "The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” is making a cup of tea and readying himself for a string...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Toronto International Film Festival Film festival Dance Venice Film Festival The Mickey Mouse Club Toronto Ryan Gosling Dance studio
Toronto: Global Screen Picks Up Cross-Cultural Movie ‘Zagros’
LONDON — Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to cross-cultural drama “Zagros,” the latest production from Belgium’s A Private View (“Vincent,” “Moscow, Belgium”). Global Screen is selling the film at the Toronto Film Festival. “While Zagros, a young Kurd, is herding his sheep in the mountains, his pregnant wife Havin is accused of... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Netherlands Family Marriage Toronto International Film Festival Film Husband Culture Toronto