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Grocery store workers call refusal to reinstate pandemic pay 'insulting'

Grocery store workers call refusal to reinstate pandemic pay 'insulting'

Retail workers say the refusal by Canada's grocers to reinstate "hero pay'' has left them feeling forgotten, unappreciated and at risk as the Omicron wave leaves many stores short-staffed amid renewed consumer stockpiling.
New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Mother Mother dive back into 'Hayloft' as TikTok hit gets a fresh video, new chapter

Mother Mother dive back into 'Hayloft' as TikTok hit gets a fresh video, new chapter

TORONTO — Mother Mother is headed back to the barn for another romp with their TikTok sensation "Hayloft.
Review: The Lumineers shine on "BRIGHTSIDE"

Review: The Lumineers shine on "BRIGHTSIDE"

“BRIGHTSIDE,” The Lumineers (Dualtone Records) It will be hard for The Lumineers to top their immersive 2019 masterpiece “III” — a three-part concept album and accompanying short film exploring the cycle of addiction through generations.
Toronto director on expecting the unexpected with 'Hotel Transylvania'

Toronto director on expecting the unexpected with 'Hotel Transylvania'

TORONTO — After a pandemic-delayed release and pivot to streaming, the Canadian director of "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" says she’s learned to "expect the unexpected" but is thrilled to see the comedy finally reach audiences.
Biden to hold news conference next Wednesday

Biden to hold news conference next Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, stewards of the Star Wars universe and numerous other notable motion pictures, are being honored by the Producers Guild of America for their contributions to the film industry.

3 women charged with beating airline security officer at JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women are facing federal charges of attacking an airline security worker who tried to block them from boarding a flight at New York's John F.
Review: Jamestown Revival, more than just a roadhouse band

Review: Jamestown Revival, more than just a roadhouse band

Jamestown Revival, “Young Man" (Thirty Tigers) The list of really good Americana roadhouse bands that have emerged from the Texas music scene over the years is a long one.
In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe marked her 50 years on the throne of Europe’s oldest ruling monarchy Friday, with some of the planned festivities postponed for September due to the pandemic.