Wednesday , December 13 2017

Entertainment

Music world in shock over Paris concert massacre – ‘Shocked, sad and angry’

PARIS, Nov 15, (AFP): The assault on one of the leading concert halls in Paris sent shockwaves Saturday through the music world, with top-selling artists including U2 and Foo Fighters calling off shows. “Shocked, sad and angry. We are all Parisian today,” tweeted Peter Gabriel, one of many prominent musicians …

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Lee calls for diversity at first Oscars – Hollywood ‘stands in solidarity’ with France

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, (Agencies): Hollywood stands in solidarity with France, the head of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Saturday at a star-studded gala honoring three top figures in the industry. “All of us here stand in solidarity and support of France and the French people,” …

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Arab film world reacts with outrage – Paris attacks force theatre closures, high-profile screening cancellations

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, (RTRS): The Arab film community is reacting to the tragic Paris attacks with shock, outrage and fears of a global backlash.  “It’s another 9/11 that we are living again,” said Egyptian auteur Mohamed Diab who is shooting a film titled “Clash” about Islamic extremism. “I feel …

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Bieber, 1D grow up on new albums – Boy band rocks out before hiatus

NEW YORK, Nov 15, (AFP): Once squeaky clean and baby-faced teen stars, Justin Bieber and One Direction have quickly discovered the harsh realities of living in the public eye. The young artists each released albums Friday that — while partly staying true to pop formulas that have made them rich — …

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‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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Radcliffe gets ‘Star’ – Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): The boy who played Harry Potter has moved on. And while “Potter” author J.K. Rowling is about to bow a play that is a sequel to her franchise, Daniel Radcliffe says he hasn’t kept up with what the story is about. “I’m definitely interested in …

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Memphis essentials include history, music – Tennessee city capital of blues … soul

MEMPHIS, Tenn, Nov 13, (AP): This city loves its music. It protects its history. Travelers to Memphis need to know the basics of this Tennessee city nestled along the Mississippi River. It is a capital of blues, rock and roll and soul music, a gritty city where influential musicians like B.B. …

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Man granted wish to see ‘Force’ dies – Abrams knows he’s driving ‘Star Wars’ fans crazy with teasers

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 11, (RTRS): The terminally ill Texas man and “Star Wars” fan who was granted his dying wish to see the new “The Force Awakens” film before it comes out in theaters has died, just a few days after viewing the movie, the man’s wife said in a …

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