Canadian William Shatner ready to travel to space on Blue Origin flight – National |

Actor William Shatner counted down Wednesday to his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of “Star Trek” fan Jeff Bezos. Best known for his role as Captain Kirk, the 90-year-old Shatner joined three other passengers for the planned launch from West Texas. Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, invited Shatner on the … Read more

The new Superman comes out as bisexual in new issue, DC Comics says – National |

DC Comics has big plans for the new Man of Steel. Jonathan Kent, son of Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will come out as bisexual and fall in love with a male reporter in the fifth issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El, the comic book company announced on Monday. It is expected to hit … Read more

Russian film crew blasts off into orbit to make first movie in space – National |

In a historic first, Russia has launched an actor and a film director into space to make a feature film in orbit — a project the nation’s space chief has hailed as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia’s space program. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off Tuesday for the International … Read more

Korean internet provider sues Netflix over ‘Squid Game’ traffic surge – National |

South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work because of a surge of viewers to the U.S. firm’s content, an SK spokesperson said on Friday. The move comes after a Seoul court said Netflix should “reasonably” give something in return to the … Read more

Britney Spears ‘on cloud nine’ after conservatorship ruling – National |

The conservatorship that has controlled the life of Britney Spears for 13 years neared a possible end on Wednesday after a judge suspended her father, and the pop super-star said later that she was “on cloud 9 right now.” At a contentious three-hour hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny removed Jamie Spears from … Read more

Britney Spears’ father suspended as conservator of singer’s estate – National |

A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday suspended the father of Britney Spears from his 13-years-long role as the controller of the singer’s business affairs. Read more: Britney Spears conservatorship case back in court “The current situation is not tenable. It reflects a toxic environment which requires the suspension of Jamie Spears effective today,” Los Angeles … Read more

R. Kelly verdict seen as long overdue step toward justice for Black women, girls – National |

For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system … Read more

Rare Beatles memorabilia, John Lennon interviews uncovered during pandemic cleaning spree |

John Lennon laughing, admitting to being “prejudiced” because he likes his Beatles songs the best and musing about whether he’ll be bald in 1984. Three fascinating audio interviews, most of which have never been heard before, have people buzzing. “Just reading the transcripts before we actually heard them was fascinating in itself,” said Paul Fairweather … Read more

‘Rust Valley Restorers’ host to empty his ‘field of dreams’ with live auction |

Next month, an auction at Mike Hall’s famous “field of dreams” will likely attract a sizable crowd. But when buyers come, he won’t be celebrating. Not much, anyway. For decades, the host of the highly popular Rust Valley Restorers TV series has tended to his now 550-strong collection of cars in Tappen, B.C., returning some … Read more