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Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead

Britain's Prince Andrew has been stripped of all his royal patronages and military affiliations — with the queen's approval. The announcement came a day after a U.S. district judge rejected Andrew's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her when she was 17. 

Source: CBS News

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Are Engaged and Sealed Union by Drinking 'Each Other's Blood'

Megan Fox said yes! 


The Transformers actress, 35, is engaged to boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly after over a year of dating. Fox and Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, shared the announcement on their respective Instagram accounts on Wednesday.

Source: People

Quebec plans to lift curfew on Monday: report

The province wide curfew is expected to be lifted on Monday, according to a report.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Students will return to class on Monday, says Quebec premier

After a post-holiday shutdown, classrooms in Quebec will welcome students back for in-person learning next week, Premier François Legault announced late Wednesday evening.

Source: CTV News

Thousands sign up for 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine as Quebec threatens to tax the unvaxxed

More than 7,000 people registered for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, amid threats by Quebec officials to tax the unvaccinated.

Source: CTV News

Air Canada congratulates Judy Cameron on being named to Order of Canada

Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, on Dec. 29, 2021, named Captain Judy Cameron as one of the newest appointees to the Order of Canada. Cameron became the first female pilot hired by Air Canada in April 1978 at the age of 23. In 2019, Air Canada established the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship in honour of its first female pilot.

Source: Wings Magazine

Kate Middleton shares 3 new official portraits on her 40th birthday

New portraits of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are signaling a new era for a woman on the brink of becoming Queen Consort. The Duchess celebrated her 40th birthday Sunday with the release of three official portraits taken by Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.

Source: Global News

Horacio Arruda resigns as Quebec's public health director

With COVID-19 hospital admissions at record highs fuelled by the Omicron variant, Quebec’s director of public health resigned on Monday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Bob Saget, Comedian and ‘Full House’ Star, Dies at 65

Bob Saget, whose comedic and affable portrayal of widowed dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House made him one of TV’s most popular fathers, was found dead Sunday in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida. He was 65.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Oscar, dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in "Lilies of the Field," and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said on Friday.

Source: CTV News

Quebec expands vaccine passports to liquor, cannabis stores, with 3rd dose requirement on the way

Quebec will expand its vaccination passport system so that users will eventually be required to have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to use it, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced during a news conference Thursday.

Source: CBC News

Kim Kardashian 'unfollows Miley Cyrus on Instagram'... after pop singer's wild and flirty NYE special with reality star's boyfriend Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian has seemingly unfollowed Miley Cyrus on Instagram, after the pop singer's wild New Year's Eve special with the reality star's boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Source: Daily Mail

Montreal Canadiens name Chantal Machabée VP of communications

The Canadiens took a step forward in diversity and professionalism Wednesday with the hiring of veteran RDS journalist Chantal Machabée as vice-president of communications.

Source: Montreal Gazette

The 2022 Grammy Awards have been postponed

Organizers of the Grammy Awards, scheduled for later this month, have postponed the event for a second year in a row, citing the current Covid-19 surge.

Source: CNN Entertainment

#BettyWhiteChallenge urges everyone to support animals in their community

The latest challenge hitting social media is something everyone can get behind.

The #BettyWhiteChallenge is gaining steam on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The challenge itself is simple: Help animals in local rescues or shelters.

“On Betty White’s 100th Birthday, January 17th, everyone should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate just $5 in Betty White’s name. Make her 100th Birthday the movement she deserves,” the circulating graphic reads.


The Weeknd Announces New Album ‘Dawn FM’ f/ Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and More

The Weeknd has officially announced the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours, and it’s arriving this week. Alongside a trailer for the project, the Weeknd revealed his new album Dawn FM is out on Friday, Jan. 7. Featuring clips of the musician sporting a new persona, sometimes in old-age make-up, the trailer teases “A new sonic universe from the mind of the Weeknd.” The trailer also reveals that Tyler, the CreatorLil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey all feature on the album. 

Source: Complex

Antonio Brown removes jersey, storms off field in dramatic team exit

The Buccaneers wide receiver is no longer with the team following the show of defiance, Tampa Bay's coach said.

Source: NBC News

Betty White dies at 99

White, who died Friday, would have turned 100 on Jan. 17. A movie event planned prior to her death to mark the occasion will go on as planned, according to producers of the film "Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration."

Source: CNN

Quebec imposes curfew, closes restaurant dining rooms and delays return to school

Quebec is once again imposing a curfew in an effort to curb the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, as well as closing restaurant dining rooms, delaying the reopening of schools and closing non-essential businesses on Sundays. Indoor gatherings involving more than one household bubble will also be prohibited. The new restriction take effect Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. 

Source: CBC News

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