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Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in “Shrinking,” embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy ‘Shrinking’

Cast of new comedy about grief and therapists delighted to be working with veteran star

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Pamela: A Love Story,” premiering Jan. 31, and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” premiering Feb. 1, (Netflix/Netflix/Disney+/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Shania, ‘Princess Power’ and Pamela Anderson

A sampling of what is being freshly offered this week in the world of entertainment

Danny Davis Guitars are displayed in Huntsville, Ala. A groundswell of support for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has its board of directors rethinking plans to cancel this year’s event and dissolve the society.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Huntsville Times, Matt Wake

Chorus of support has Vancouver folk fest board reviewing cancellation, letter says

Board has paused a motion to dissolve the society and looking at options to continue

Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP

Shania Twain says she feels ‘time crunch’ to record more albums while she has a voice

Twain hopes to get into a studio soon because she’s written ‘so many songs’

Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP
FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," on July 22, 2019. A man once briefly married to Britney Spears was convicted Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Fans reportedly call police to Britney Spears’ home after she deletes Instagram

Overexuberant fans called police to Britney Spears’ California home overnight Tuesday after…

FILE - Britney Spears arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," on July 22, 2019. A man once briefly married to Britney Spears was convicted Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Justin Roiland poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Rick and Morty" on day two of Comic-Con International, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Roiland, who created the animated series “Rick and Morty” and provides the voices of the two title characters, is awaiting trial on charges of felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend. A criminal complaint obtained Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, by The Associated Press from prosecutors in Orange County, Calif., detailed the charges against him. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

’Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after abuse charges

Hulu on Wednesday became the second television company to cut ties with…

FILE - Justin Roiland poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Rick and Morty" on day two of Comic-Con International, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Roiland, who created the animated series “Rick and Morty” and provides the voices of the two title characters, is awaiting trial on charges of felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend. A criminal complaint obtained Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, by The Associated Press from prosecutors in Orange County, Calif., detailed the charges against him. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Billboard Magazine reports that the sale was worth an estimated $200 million

FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Bluegrass band High Bar Gang will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 3. (Submitted photo)

Bluegrass band High Bar Gang coming to Parksville Feb. 3

Seven-member Juno-nominated band to play at Knox United Church

Bluegrass band High Bar Gang will perform at Knox United Church in Parksville on Feb. 3. (Submitted photo)
Actor, model and activist Pamela Anderson will reclaim her life narrative in her memoir, ‘Love, Pamela,’ and Netflix documentary ‘Pamela, a Love Story,’ both set to be released Jan. 31. (Carmelo Redondo photo)

B.C.’s Pamela Anderson looks to tell her own story in her own words

Actor, model, activist releasing memoir this month, the same day her Netflix documentary comes out

Actor, model and activist Pamela Anderson will reclaim her life narrative in her memoir, ‘Love, Pamela,’ and Netflix documentary ‘Pamela, a Love Story,’ both set to be released Jan. 31. (Carmelo Redondo photo)
FILE - Paris Hilton, left, and Carter Reum appear at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 2021. Hilton has welcomed her first child, with her husband Reum. Hilton took to Instagram and posted a photo that shows the 41-year-old new mom holding her baby boy’s tiny hand. Details of the birth remain unclear and the heiress did not give any details or when her baby was born. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Paris Hilton becomes a first-time mom to baby boy

Socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton has welcomed her first child…

FILE - Paris Hilton, left, and Carter Reum appear at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 2021. Hilton has welcomed her first child, with her husband Reum. Hilton took to Instagram and posted a photo that shows the 41-year-old new mom holding her baby boy’s tiny hand. Details of the birth remain unclear and the heiress did not give any details or when her baby was born. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
A model wears a creation as part of the Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Monumental animal art infuses Chanel’s gleaming couture show

Monumental animal sculptures the talk of Paris Fashion Week

A model wears a creation as part of the Chanel Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Nicholas Porritt, a lawyer representing Tesla shareholders in a class-action case, center, exits a federal courthouse in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Elon Musk defiantly defends himself in Tesla tweet trial

Musk spent roughly three more hours on the stand during his third day of testimony

Nicholas Porritt, a lawyer representing Tesla shareholders in a class-action case, center, exits a federal courthouse in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
This image released by Neon shows Charlbi Dean Kriek, left, and Harris Dickinson in a scene from “Triangle of Sadness.” (Neon via AP)

Oscar snubs, surprises: No female directors, ‘Babylon’ bust

What Hollywood is talking about in the wake of the release of this year’s Academy Awards nominations

This image released by Neon shows Charlbi Dean Kriek, left, and Harris Dickinson in a scene from “Triangle of Sadness.” (Neon via AP)
Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for “Women Talking,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year’s Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sarah Polley, Domee Shi among top Canadian Oscar nominees

Director Polley’s ‘Women Talking’ received a best picture nod

Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for “Women Talking,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year’s Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Doug Cox is the co-chair of the steering committee for the contemporary roots and traditional roots categories for the 2023 Juno Awards. The finalists for all 47 categories will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Terry Farrell

Juno committee co-chair one of many hats worn by Vancouver Island’s Doug Cox

Doug Cox is synonymous with the Vancouver Island musical arts community. If…

Doug Cox is the co-chair of the steering committee for the contemporary roots and traditional roots categories for the 2023 Juno Awards. The finalists for all 47 categories will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Terry Farrell
This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)

‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

Hollywood heaped attention on big screen spectacle as Academy Awards nominations released

This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)
Mike Bellis is inspired by Haida mythology and culture, and interprets that through his own interactions with the natural world. (Submitted photo)

2 new exhibits coming to McMillan Arts Centre Jan. 31

Work by Oceanside Photography Society and Mike Bellis on display Jan. 31 to March 5

Mike Bellis is inspired by Haida mythology and culture, and interprets that through his own interactions with the natural world. (Submitted photo)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and ‘You People’

A look at what’s coming soon for your entertainment pleasure

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto on Oct. 8, 2016. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Drake delivers nostalgia, teases new music at Apollo show

Despite releasing 2 albums last year, the Canadian artist said he could release another soon

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto on Oct. 8, 2016. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)