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The Latest: All-star teams have light-hearted practices in front of Toronto fans

The Latest: All-star teams have light-hearted practices in front of Toronto fans

TORONTO — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local): ___ 1 p.m. Michael Jordan didn't attend the "Space Jam" live reading, but he was certainly there in spirit.
Drake met with 'mentor' Michael Jordan during NBA All-Star festivities

Drake met with 'mentor' Michael Jordan during NBA All-Star festivities

TORONTO — Drake got some advice from one of the best sources possible before coaching the Canadian team at Friday's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
Head of BAFTA: Film industry not diverse enough

Head of BAFTA: Film industry not diverse enough

LONDON — The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says its annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough.
ESPN's Steele cuts off Arcade Fire's Butler when Canadian musician talks politics

ESPN's Steele cuts off Arcade Fire's Butler when Canadian musician talks politics

TORONTO — Arcade Fire singer Win Butler and ESPN reporter Sage Steele had an awkward moment on Friday night at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game after the Canadian musician was named the game's MVP.
The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

TORONTO — The latest from NBA all-star weekend: 1 a.m. Sunday night's halftime performer Sting can count Snoop Dogg among his fans.

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

COPENHAGEN — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov.

Documentary "Fire at Sea" open at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN — The documentary "Fire at Sea," about the Italian island of Lampedusa where thousands of immigrants arrive in Europe, opens as one of two documentaries in competition for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

LONDON — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.
Rihanna hits the runway  -  this time, as designer

Rihanna hits the runway - this time, as designer

NEW YORK — Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. But at New York Fashion Week on Friday, she let her models make the splashy entrances.
Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards

Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES — Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013. "It was all (like), 'Well, what's going to happen. What? Ahhh, it was really stressful.