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Obama a charmé le Tout-Montréal

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Pendant quelques minutes, Barack Obama n’a pas pu prononcer une seule parole. Les tentatives que faisait le 44e président des États-Unis pour s’adresser à la foule de gens d’affaires et de décideurs venus l’écouter étaient enterrées par les applaudissements. M. Obama a ensuite pris la parole devant les 6000 personnes qui s’étaient entassées au Palais des congrès de Montréal à ...

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Golden Globes Fashion Both Unexpected and Mundane

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Princess Leia hair. Ruth Negga’s space-age silver gown. Evan Rachel Wood in a boyish-yet-feminine tuxedo. While largely a snooze, the red carpet fashion from Sunday’s Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, did have its unexpected moments, along with some classic Hollywood style with modern twists. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams stole the heart of Rickie De Sole, ...

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SUVs Threaten to Dethrone Camry from Top Spot

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DETROIT—America’s favourite car is under attack. The Toyota Camry has been the top-selling vehicle for 15 years in the U.S., if you exclude pickup trucks. Now it’s in danger of losing its crown, a potential victim of the SUV craze. And even a much-anticipated revamp unveiled Monday may not be enough to keep the competition at bay. Toyota’s own RAV4 ...

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Keep Your Investment Fortunes on Track For the New Year: Pape

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Did anyone you know? Probably not. No one seems to bother any more because any resolutions that are made typically don’t last a week. So I’m not going to suggest any financial resolutions in this first column of 2017. I will, however, offer a checklist of three key things you should ...

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‘Cashman’ Russell Oliver Returns to Retail Roots with New Yonge St. Store

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When you think of Toronto’s “Cashman” Russell Oliver, you probably think of gold trinkets, wads of cash and that annoyingly catchy jingle rather than Hermès handbags or Cartier cufflinks. In fact you probably consider him kooky more than anything — whether covered head to toe in silver spray paint or dressed as the “Loan Arranger” cowboy in his television ads. ...

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Trump Mentioned Early and Often at Golden Globes

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Donald Trump was not in attendance at the Golden Globes, but he was there in spirit — or more precisely, as the target of a slew of political barbs, not to mention an impassioned takedown by actress Meryl Streep. Only a few seconds into his monologue, host Jimmy Fallon noted that the Globes was “one of the few places left ...

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Fallon Kicks off Globes with Song, Dance and Trump Jokes

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BEVERLY HILS, Calif. — The sunny musical “La La Land” may have danced its way to a Golden Globes record Sunday night, but the film’s seven accolades were a mere sideshow to the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, whose speech encapsulated the evening’s prevailing themes of hope, inclusivity and action over anger about the imminent presidency of Donald Trump. “You ...

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A Parade of Pinks on the Golden Globes Red carpet

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The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in a loose, dramatic bun. Collins’ couture gown was a light shade with a floral design. She went with her first choice to go with Harry ...

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‘One Day at a Time’ Gets a Modern Makeover on Netflix

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LOS ANGELES — Television’s enthusiastic attic-rummaging for old shows to resurrect isn’t abating. With an increasing number of outlets in need of content, original ideas are augmented by reboots and sequels including “The X-Files,” ”Fuller House,” ”Gilmore Girls” and, debuting on Netflix, “One Day at a Time.” But it may be unfair to put Netflix’s sitcom in that company. Yes, ...

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BMI Removes Kim Burrell from Gospel Trailblazers Event

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NASHVILLE — The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Kim Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted. A statement from BMI released Friday said Burrell will no longer be honoured and she was pulled from their annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event scheduled for Jan. ...

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