Skip to content

Celebrity News

Melinda Gates writes US$250K cheque for prize spotlighting female fiction writers

Melinda Gates writes US$250K cheque for prize spotlighting female fiction writers

Philanthropist Melinda Gates has donated US$250,000 to a new prize celebrating women's contributions to American and Canadian literature.
N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is offering $175 million to the owners of the dormant Terra Nova offshore oilfield, but only if oil starts pumping again.
'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday.
Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year defined by the coronavirus outbreak.
'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

A collection of children's drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the crisis is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the submissions by kids and teenagers on childart.

Dermatologists offer these tips for avoiding the dry, itchy, cracked skin of winter

NEW YORK — If it's dry and cold where you live, work or play, it's winter skin season, but the fixes may not be as obvious as they seem.
Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.
NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their accounts, saying the practice is ongoing and “unacceptable.
Walmart's e-commerce chief to leave after nearly 5 years

Walmart's e-commerce chief to leave after nearly 5 years

NEW YORK — Marc Lore, Walmart's e-commerce chief, is leaving the world's largest retailer, nearly five years after he joined to super charge its online business amid stiffer competition from online leader Amazon.
Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its fourth quarter profits fell by 7%, but like its competitor JPMorgan Chase, the bank saw improvement from the darkest days of the pandemic shutdowns.