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Justin Bieber faces assault charges in Toronto—reports

Singer Justin Bieber leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Miami. AP FILE PHOTO

Pop star Justin Bieber is expected to go to a Toronto police station Wednesday to be formally charged with assaulting a limousine driver last December, local media said.

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TV5 international invades Canada


Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGNL), TV5′s international arm, expands its reach in Canada as it partners with major cable service providers to bring TV5′s diverse range of quality programs to more Filipino homes.

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Rio police probe Justin Bieber over wall ‘vandalism’

Justin Bieber. AP FILE PHOTO

Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber, currently on a Brazil concert tour, is under police investigation in Rio for alleged unauthorized wall tagging.

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‘Baybayin’ wins in Canada

“BAYBAYIN,” which stars (from left) sisters Alessandra and Assunta de Rossi, and Adrian Sebastian, is one of 13 entries in the 2012 Cinema One Originals film fest.

Filipino filmmaker Auraeus Solito’s “Baybayin” won the best indigenous language production award at the imagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival recently.

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Kidnap drama ‘Prisoners’ officially tops North American box office

Australian actor Hugh Jackman (from left to right) laughs with US actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Quebec director Denis Villeneuve as they talk about their new film, “Prisoners,” during a “Meet the Filmmaker” discussion at the Apple store in central London, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. The crime thriller, about a father whose daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, took the top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry figures showed Monday.  AP

Crime thriller “Prisoners,” about a father whose daughter is mysteriously kidnapped, took the top spot at the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry figures showed Monday.

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‘Insidious’ sequel tops N. America box office

Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson seen at 'Insidious Chapter 2' World Premiere on Sept. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.  PHOTO BY ERIC CHARBONNEAU/INVISION FOR FILMDISTRICT/AP IMAGES

The horror sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2″ spirited itself into the top slot at the North American box office with a massive $41 million opening weekend take, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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British filmmaker’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture in Toronto

Actor and star of the film "12 Years a Slave," Chiwetel Ejiofor poses for a portrait, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in New York.  PHOTO BY CARLO ALLEGRI/INVISION/AP

British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” won the audience prize for best picture at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

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Coco Martin: I did not marry in Canada

COCO Martin

Did he or did he not? A recent tabloid report alleged that Coco Martin married a nonshow biz girl in Canada, where the Kapamilya actor once worked as a janitor. The rumor was not entirely new, but it nonetheless piqued the interest of the entertainment press during the recent Yahoo! OMG Awards at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, where Coco bagged the actor of the year award.

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‘Glee’ star died from heroin, alcohol mix–coroner

Photographs and notes are placed at a memorial for Canadian actor Cory Monteith outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday, July 15, 2013. Monteith, 31, died of an apparent overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said Tuesday.  AP PHOTO/THE CANADIAN PRESS, DARRYL DYCK

Cory Monteith, the Canadian star of the hit TV musical series “Glee,” died of an apparent overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday.

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‘Iron Man 3′ finishes with $174.1M opening weekend

DOWNEY AND PALTROW. Spectacularly engaging high-wire act.

Disney’s Marvel Studios continues to mine precious metal with a $174.1 million opening weekend for “Iron Man 3,” the second-biggest domestic debut ever behind the $200-million-plus launch of “The Avengers” a year ago.

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Drugs found on Justin Bieber’s tour bus in Sweden

Justin Bieber. AP File Photo

Swedish police said Thursday they had found a “small amount” of drugs on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s tour bus while he was performing in Stockholm.

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Canada ambassador says he feels slighted by “Argo”

This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack O'Donnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo," a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. A best-picture win at the upcoming Oscars could be viewed as righting a wrong after Affleck inexplicably missed out on a best-director nomination. AP

Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, said Friday if “Argo” wins the Oscar for best picture on Sunday there would be something wrong with director Ben Affleck if he didn’t mention Canada.

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