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Entertainment

Don Cheadle plays and directs ‘Miles’ – First-time filmmaker in control

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif, April 3, (Agencies): Standing on “The Tonight Show” stage with his trumpet in hand, Don Cheadle wondered to himself why he agreed to this. What was he thinking when he said he’d perform with the show’s Grammy-winning house band, The Roots? Nerves threatened to rumple his perfectly …

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Folk singer Donovan hits the road – ‘Peace and love live again’

PARIS, April 3, (Agencies): The folk singer Donovan has a secret plan for world peace. It involves ukuleles, meditation and his old friends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. “We are helping a great guy who is getting Israeli and Palestinian children together to play ukuleles for peace,” he told AFP …

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Anti-vaccination docu gets release from Cinema Libre – ‘Vaxxed’ controversial film

LOS ANGELES, April 3, (RTRS): Cinema Libre Studio has announced it will distribute the controversial documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” Variety has learned exclusively. The distributor’s announcement came last Tuesday, three days after the Tribeca Film Festival pulled “Vaxxed” from its lineup with festival co-founder Robert De Niro explaining …

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Gato Barbieri dies at age 83 – Jazz saxophonist

NEW YORK, April 3, (AP): Latin Jazz saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, who composed the Grammy-winning music for the steamy Marlon Brando film “Last Tango in Paris” and recorded dozens of albums over a career spanning more than seven decades, has died at age 83. Laura Barbieri, his wife of nearly …

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Guns N’ Roses reunite early in Los Angeles – Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ reaches RIAA diamond status

LOS ANGELES, April 2, (Agencies): The long-awaited Guns N’ Roses reunion got off to a surprise early start Friday, with the band playing a show at a small Los Angeles club where the rock legends were first noticed. Before a lucky 500 fans packed into the Troubadour in West Hollywood, …

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Brutality of child slavery in SOLD – Linklater recreates fun of ’80 in ‘Everybody’

NEW YORK, April 2, (Agencies): When actress Gillian Anderson chose to appear in a new movie about a Nepali girl who is unwittingly sold by her impoverished parents to an Indian brothel, her decision had nothing to do with the part, she says. Rather she was drawn to what the …

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Is Belgium still hot filming destination? – Thousands flock to screening of ‘Ten Years’

LOS ANGELES, April 2, (Agencies): With its diverse landscapes and tax shelter, Belgium has long been known as a hotspot for European and international shoots, but the country has mostly been making headlines in the last few months for its nest of ISIS-trained jihadis who are behind the Paris and …

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‘Batman’ embraced on social media despite reviews – ‘Starman’ remake in the works at Sony

LOS ANGELES, April 2, (RTRS): “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” may have been vivisected by critics, but fans on social media have shown a greater appreciation for the onscreen showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. Fifty seven percent of the conversation on Twitter following the …

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Stars turn up at Bowie tribute concert – Timberlake sued by Cirque du Soleil over hit song

NEW YORK, April 1, (Agencies): A sold-out Carnegie Hall audience joined a children’s chorus in a singalong to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” Thursday, a sweet end to a tribute concert that turned into a memorial through some bizarre timing. Jakob Dylan, Michael Stipe, the Flaming Lips and Heart’s Ann Wilson …

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O’Brien captures his fight with ALS – ‘We had a story to share’

CHELSEA, Mass, April 1, (AP): Patrick O’Brien was a young, budding New York City filmmaker and DJ known as “TransFatty” when his legs suddenly started trembling uncontrollably. Walking became a struggle. He’d lose his balance and often fall down. Then, in 2005, came the diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. …

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