American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month, has now told the Swedish Academy that he will accept the prize. The notoriously media-shy Dylan had not made any comment on the 8 million crown ($900,000) prize, despite repeated attempts by award-givers the Swedish Academy to contact him since… Read More

By Heidi Parker For Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their home in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Documents filed with the Land Records Division of the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court’s Office show the property sold for $4.9 million. The couple purchased the home in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina for $3.5 million. So… Read More

By Heather Waugh and Rachel Mcgrath For She’s apparently gained over 30 pounds for her new movie role. And Charlize Theron happily poked fun at herself on Thursday when comedian Chelsea Handler made a quip about her fuller figure at the 2016 amfAR Inspiration Gala.  The blonde beauty, 41, was honored at the black… Read More

Swedish pop group ABBA is set to reunite for a “new digital experience” in 2018, more than 30 years after their last public performance together, it was announced on Wednesday. Band members Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad will team up with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and Universal Music Group for… Read More

There likely are some millennials who cannot imagine a world without the Polaris Music Prize. Apparently the people at Polaris feel the same disorientation. So, to fill the dubious historical void, last year the Polaris Heritage Prize was created to honour albums released in four eras predating the age of Polaris, which began to honour… Read More

To take in the full dynamism of the Toronto rockers July Talk, one might require a split-screen brain. On one side is the darkly handsome guitarist and thick-throated singer Peter Dreimanis; on the other, the sweet and saucy beguiler Leah Fay. Fortunately, the band (which recently released Touch, the nail-tough but danceable follow-up album to… Read More

By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia James Packer has called it quits with fiancée Mariah Carey, according to a new report. According to Australian publication Woman’s Day, the billionaire casino don, 48, dumped the 46-year-old pop-star over her ‘extravagant spending’ as well as a falling out over her new reality TV show, Mariah’s World.  ‘It’s… Read More

“He owes me $12.” Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, the folk singer, is 85 years old. He sits on a couch in a small dressing room upstairs at Hugh’s Room, a comfortable acoustic-music venue for the supper-club set in west-end Toronto. He is impish, round-shouldered and fairly adorable, with a red cravat, a full head of snowy-white… Read More