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Avril Lavigne in a still from the video for 'Hello Kitty.' YOUTUBE.

Avril Lavigne accused of racism over ‘Hello Kitty’ music video

| Erin Criger

Lavigne denied the allegations on Twitter, saying she filmed the video in Japan with a Japanese director and choreographer.

Avril Lavigne in a still from the video for 'Hello Kitty.' YOUTUBE.

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Avril Lavigne accused of racism over ‘Hello Kitty’ music video

| Erin Criger

Lavigne denied the allegations on Twitter, saying she filmed the video in Japan with a Japanese director and choreographer.

Julian Falconer, the lawyer for Ashley Smith's family ,introduces video of Ashley on a plane with a spit guard over her face. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

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Harrowing new play resurrects teen inmate Ashley Smith

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Judith Thompson's 'Watching Glory Die' will premiere in Toronto on May 17. Video

Kids take part in the Beaches Easter Parade in Toronto on April 24, 2011. FLICKR/Bala Maniymaran

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Thousands celebrate Easter at Beaches parade

| Toronto Staff

Organizers made the decision earlier this month and said the policy will likely be in place for future parades. Video

Drake attends the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.  WIREIMAGE/Getty Images/Steve Granitz

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Drake sued for $4.8M over fight at Muzik nightclub

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The lawsuit names Drake, his distribution company OVO Inc., Muzik, Waka Flocka Flame, and his bodyguards. Video (1)

British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany, June 17, 2003. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jan Pitman, File

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young takes leave due to illness

| Reuters

The band did not say what sort of illness Young was suffering from.

Miley Cyrus performs during her "Bangerz" tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Feb. 14, 2014. WIREIMAGE/Kevin Mazur.

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized for allergic reaction, cancels Kansas City show

| Reuters

Cyrus is currently midway through her "Bangerz" tour, playing 60 shows across North America and Europe between February and June. Video

Justin Bieber arrives at 52 Division in Toronto on Jan. 29, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Justin Bieber assault case returns to Toronto court

| The Canadian Press

Bieber, 20, is facing one count of assault stemming from an incident in 2013. Video

Jimmy Kimmel appeared on an episode of 'Ford Nation' on April 14, 2014. YOUTUBE.

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Jimmy Kimmel appears on ‘Ford Nation’

| Erin Criger

"The future of Jimmy Kimmel Live! relies on Rob Ford getting reelected," Doug Ford told Kimmel. Video

Jimmy Kimmel jokes about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during his monologue on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on March 4, 2014. CITY.

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Jimmy Kimmel to appear in next ‘Ford Nation’ episode

| Toronto Staff

The TV host will appear on the online show produced by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford. Video (9)

Brides-to-be flock to Toronto's newest wedding show

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5 things to do this weekend: Bridal show, pink party and relive prom

| Michael Talbot

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

Screen-grab from episode 2 of Ford Nation. YOUTUBE.

Local Entertainment

Anonymous group releases auto-tuned Rob Ford music video

| Erin Criger

In the clip, Ford sings some of his more popular phrases, like "I'm human, I've made mistakes" and "gravy train." (1)

Stephen Colbert hosts a rally with on Jan. 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. GETTY IMAGES/Richard Ellis.

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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on ‘The Late Show’: CBS

| Erin Criger

Colbert is currently the host of 'The Colbert Report'. He will take over 'The Late Show' when Letterman retires next year. Video (1)

Rapper Drake delivers his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 18, 2014. NBC

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Drake to host the ESPYs this summer

| Toronto Staff

The Grammy Award-winning rapper will MC the show in Los Angeles on July 16. Video

A poster for the movie 'Perfect Sisters.' IMDB.

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From murder to law school: story of Ontario sisters who drowned mom now a movie

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

The sordid tale of the so-called Bathtub Girls is now the subject of the movie "Perfect Sisters."

Life and Death of Marina Abramovic/ LADOMA/Luminato

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Boy George, Isabella Rossellini to perform at Toronto’s Luminato arts festival

| Erin Criger

The summer event runs from June 6 - June 15 in Toronto and will open with a sexy performance from actress Isabella Rossellini.

Miley Cyrus performs during her "Bangerz" tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Feb. 14, 2014. WIREIMAGE/Kevin Mazur.

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Miley Cyrus cancels concert last-minute due to flu

| CNN

Refunds will be issued for all ticket holders but the show will not be rescheduled. Video

Peaches Geldof

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Peaches Geldof dies suddenly at age 25

| Reuters

Peaches, the daughter of Bob Geldof, had worked as a DJ, model and television personality.

Actor Mickey Rooney attends the "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"  cast & crew reunion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  WIREIMAGE/Amanda Edwards.

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Mickey Rooney dies at 93

| Reuters

Rooney was best known for his role as Andy Hardy, the popular all-American teenager, which he portrayed in about 20 movies. Video

680News' Leslie James movie reviews: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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‘Captain America’ soars past ‘Noah’ at the box office

| Reuters

The film stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum.

Entertainment Movie Reviews

Movie review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is a hit

New at the movies this weekend ... A Marvel superhero fights a foe with abilities to rival his own. Film critic Leslie James claims Captain America: The Winter Soldier packs a powerful punch. Audio