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This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Jake Sully, portrayed by Sam Worthington, in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

Can James Cameron’s striking ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ pull off a box-office smash?

Disney’s new film opens across North America this weekend to massive expectations

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Jake Sully, portrayed by Sam Worthington, in “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The Canadian pop superstar has received the 2022 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The Canadian pop superstar has received the 2022 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image released by Grapevine Public Relations shows Stark Sands, center, and the cast during a performance of “& Juliet.” (Matthew Murphy/Grapevine Public Relations via AP)
This image released by Grapevine Public Relations shows Stark Sands, center, and the cast during a performance of “& Juliet.” (Matthew Murphy/Grapevine Public Relations via AP)

Broadway writer of ‘ Juliet’ builds show with huge pop hits

Original story uses ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as launch pad, mixes in biggest pop hits of past few decades

This image released by Grapevine Public Relations shows Stark Sands, center, and the cast during a performance of “& Juliet.” (Matthew Murphy/Grapevine Public Relations via AP)
This image released by Grapevine Public Relations shows Stark Sands, center, and the cast during a performance of “& Juliet.” (Matthew Murphy/Grapevine Public Relations via AP)
FILE _ Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry meet members of the public at Windsor Castle, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, in Windsor, England, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are expected to vent their grievances against the monarchy when Netflix releases the final episodes of a series about the couple’s decision to step away from royal duties and make a new start in America. (Kirsty O’Connor/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Harry, Meghan vent grievances in final Netflix episodes

Conclusion of six-part series ‘Harry & Meghan’ released Thursday

FILE _ Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry meet members of the public at Windsor Castle, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, in Windsor, England, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are expected to vent their grievances against the monarchy when Netflix releases the final episodes of a series about the couple’s decision to step away from royal duties and make a new start in America. (Kirsty O’Connor/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Craigflower bridge is the site where Reena Virk was murdered by a pack of teenagers in 1997. (Dunc Malcolm/News staff)

Reena Virk murder TV series production underway in B.C.

Hulu producing TV show about 1997 death of teen at the hands of other teens titled Under The Bridge

Craigflower bridge is the site where Reena Virk was murdered by a pack of teenagers in 1997. (Dunc Malcolm/News staff)
FILE - Adam Sandler and wife, Jackie Sandler, appear at the Governors Awards on Nov. 19, 2022 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain Prize

‘Adam has created characters that have made us laugh, cry, and cry from laughing’

FILE - Adam Sandler and wife, Jackie Sandler, appear at the Governors Awards on Nov. 19, 2022 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” track captures the spirit of fun, romance and infatuation. (AP Photo)

AP Top Songs of 2022: ‘Bad Habit,’ ‘Unholy,’ ‘Cuff It’

From Harry Styles to the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, here are 10 top songs from the past year

Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” track captures the spirit of fun, romance and infatuation. (AP Photo)
Stephen "tWitch" Boss presents the award for top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, dies at 40

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the longtime and beloved dancing DJ on “The Ellen…

Stephen "tWitch" Boss presents the award for top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)

AP’s top albums 2022: ‘Renaissance,’ ‘Motomami,’ Bad Bunny

From The Weeknd to Charley Crockett, the best musical releases of the year

This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)
High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)

Students turn to TikTok to fill gaps in school lessons

Mecca Patterson-Guridy wants to learn, but for some subjects, she isn’t always…

High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Stephen Lang, as Quaritch, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

Review: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is a big screen blast

Cameron’s opus a surprising reminder of the magic of movies

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Stephen Lang, as Quaritch, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

Golden Globe nominations led by ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything Everywhere’

The Globes also spread nominations around to a number of Oscar favorites

This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Pinocchio, voiced by Gregory Mann, center, in a scene from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.” (Netflix via AP)

Review: Del Toro takes his ‘Pinocchio’ to very dark places

Creative director’s interpretation of fable asks who the real puppets are

This image released by Netflix shows Pinocchio, voiced by Gregory Mann, center, in a scene from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.” (Netflix via AP)
Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

A look at the Canadian content in ‘Harry & Meghan’

Glimpses of Meghan’s one-time home in Toronto and the family’s Vancouver Island retreat shown

Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
Georgia watches the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix at her home in Warwick, Britain, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show “Harry & Meghan” promises to tell the “full truth” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Harry and Meghan slam British tabloids in new Netflix series

First three episodes of ‘Harry and Meghan’ released Thursday

Georgia watches the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix at her home in Warwick, Britain, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show “Harry & Meghan” promises to tell the “full truth” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
Singer Celine Dion performs at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, September 18, 2019.Dion says she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, prompting the beloved Canadian singer to postpone and cancel some upcoming tour dates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological condition, cancels some tour dates

Singer has ‘stiff-person syndrome’, characterized by sudden severe muscle spasms

Singer Celine Dion performs at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, September 18, 2019.Dion says she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, prompting the beloved Canadian singer to postpone and cancel some upcoming tour dates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what…

Professors Eske Willerslev and Kurt H. Kjaer expose fresh layers for sampling of sediments at Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland. Scientists have analyzed 2-million-year-old DNA extracted from dirt samples in the area, revealing an ancient ecosystem unlike anything seen on Earth today, including traces of mastodons and horseshoe crabs roaming the Arctic. (Svend Funder via AP)
Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

PHOTOS: Northern B.C. fashion show brings Nisga’a talent into the light

Models sported a striking blend of colourful and more sombre tones that reflected the theme of the evening: ‘from darkness to light’

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)
“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)

LEGO-loving B.C. siblings build up to American reality-TV show’s final rounds, eye $100K prize

Guedes brother-sister duo among 3 Canadian teams in final four of ‘LEGO Masters,’ on FOX and CTV

“LEGO Masters” TV show contestants Dave and Emily Guedes in a “Brickminster Dog Show” episode that aired in October. (Photo: Tom Griscom/FOX)