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Pop culture reporter at The Canadian Press. Arts and entertainment - music/film/TV/social media. @Variety contributor. david.friend@thecanadianpress.com

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quebec shines bright among the shortlisted artists for this year s five of the acts have ties to la belle prov
Quebec shines bright among the shortlisted artists for this year's @PolarisPrize. Five of the acts have ties to la belle province, including Inuk folk-pop singer Elisapie.

A look at the 10 performers contending for the "best album of the year" award:
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netflix has revised the controversial 13 reasons why suicide scene from season one of the series two years aft
Netflix has revised the controversial "13 Reasons Why" suicide scene from season one of the series two years after its release.

There is no longer any depiction of Hannah's suicide. (Variety)
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shawn mendes amp camila cabello senorita songofthesummer
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ed sheeran amp justin bieber i don t care songofthesummer
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which track is the song of the summer for 2019 is it s bad guy and s i don t care s old town road and s senori
Which track is the song of the summer for 2019?

Is it...
- @Billie_eilish's "Bad Guy"
-@edsheeran and@justinbieber 's "I Don't Care"
-@viewsfromnas 's "Old Town Ro@ShawnMendesad"
-@Camila_Cabello and 's "Señorita"?
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toronto s puts his spin on marshmello and bastille s happier on pop list update also thunder bay ont raised s
Toronto's @DJFrankWalker puts his spin on Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier " on #TheNewNow Pop List update.

Also:
- Thunder Bay, Ont.-raised @colemanhell 's "Get to Know Ya "
- Ed Sheeran and Camilla Cabello reach for the charts with "South of the Border "
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the farewell begins its canadian rollout starting on friday
☝🏻"The Farewell" begins its Canadian rollout starting on Friday.
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spider man far from home hangs out in the no 1 spot for a 2nd weekend while gator thriller crawl and comedy st
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" hangs out in the No. 1 spot for a 2nd weekend, while gator thriller "Crawl" and comedy "Stuber" deliver lukewarm debuts.

In limited release, Awkwafina-starring “The Farewell” turned great reviews into a solid start. (Variety)
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i was browsing the popcornflix streaming app on roku last night and some weird filter glitch caused lindsay lo
I was browsing the PopcornFlix streaming app on Roku last night and some weird filter glitch caused Lindsay Lohan, Marilyn Monroe and Kevin Bacon to look like they were possessed by demons.
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toronto s noa makes being hypocritical sound much sweeter fabich amp take soul higher w olivia nelson on eleva
Toronto's NOA (@noavlessing) makes being "Hypocritical" sound much sweeter.

Fabich@FabichMusic () &@saintwknd; take soul higher w/ Olivia Nelson on "Elevation."

Just Kiddin@wearejustkiddin () drop another dance gem w/ "Stay the Night"

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taylor swift long criticized for keeping her political views private comes out against republican rep marsha b
Taylor Swift, long criticized for keeping her political views private, comes out against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn ahead of the U.S. midterms.

"Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me." (The Fader)
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madonna closes her performance of future with a political statement two dancers wearing israel and palestine f
Madonna closes her #Eurovision performance of "Future " with a political statement.

Two dancers wearing Israel and Palestine flags walk with their arms around each other into the distance.
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those pictures of drake watching a plane get decorated with his name turns out it s a partnership he s signed
Those pictures of Drake watching a plane get decorated with his name?

Turns out it's a partnership he's signed with a Canadian overnight air cargo company...
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for the next 15 minutes its a buck a beer courtesy of doug ford mick jagger jokes to a chorus of boos from the
“For the next 15 minutes it’s a buck a beer, courtesy of Doug Ford,” Mick Jagger jokes to a chorus of boos from the audience. #TheRollingStones
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chatting it up with singer kris wu mmvas
Chatting it up with singer Kris Wu. #MMVAs
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niall horan niallofficial gets the crowd going wild on the red carpet at the mmvas
Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) gets the crowd going wild on the red carpet at the #MMVAs.
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the three season curse or strategy strikes again at netflix drew barrymore zombie comedy santa clarita diet is
The three-season curse (or strategy?) strikes again at Netflix.

Drew Barrymore zombie comedy "Santa Clarita Diet" is the latest to be cancelled by the streaming service. (Variety)
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taking a break from the nbaallstarto celebrity game action for a little justinbieber s sorry
Taking a break from the #NBAAllStarTO celebrity game action for a little @justinbieber's 'Sorry.'
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the canadian press will not be carrying any concert pictures from thetragicallyhip s kingston show here s why
The Canadian Press will not be carrying any concert pictures from #theTragicallyHip's Kingston show. Here's why:
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