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Tuesday , November 13 2018


‘Quiet Man’ actress O’Hara dies at 95 – Fiery star of Hollywood’s golden age

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, (RTRS): Maureen O’Hara, the Irish actress who starred in a slew of American films including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Quiet Man” and “The Parent Trap” and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, died on Saturday at home in Boise, Idaho. She …

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Hiddleston explores tragic life of country singer Williams – Giacchino wins Composer of the Year at World Soundtrack Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Oct 25, (RTRS): When British actor Tom Hiddleston was tasked with portraying country music legend Hank Williams, whose tragic, short life was marred by adultery, alcohol and drugs, he wanted to do it as objectively as possible. “It is the responsibility of the actor to tell the truth …

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David Bowie to out album – Graham exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, (Agencies): King of space-themed rock ‘n’ roll David Bowie will release a new album in January entitled “Blackstar,” according to reports. Bowie crafted the seven-song collection at New York’s Magic Shop studio with the assistance of local jazz musicians, according to the Times. The lead single, …

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Don’t say ‘Sayonara’ to human actors – ‘Actor’ puts Japanese twist on Western plot

Don’t say “Sayonara” to human actors just yet. A provocative experiment in whether androids could share the stage with people — for which Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata partnered with Osaka U. robotics guru Hiroshi Ishiguro, inventing a two-hander to be performed between a flesh-and-blood thesp and a stunningly lifelike machine …

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‘Dimension’ packs memorable scares – ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise closes with screams

LOS ANGELES, Oct 24, (RTRS): So this is the way a franchise ends. The sixth and allegedly final installment of the massively money-minting found-footage horror series, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” offers little more than a distant, whimpering echo of a film property that once made such a bang. Distinguished …

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‘Difret’ puts spotlight on Ethiopia child bride abductions – New Jolie film depicts terrifying ordeal of woman

LONDON, Oct 24, (RTRS): An Ethiopian woman whose terrifying ordeal of kidnap and rape at the hands of her would-be husband inspired Angelina Jolie’s new film Difret says she hopes her story will help end the tradition of child bride abductions. Difret, released in the United States on Friday, tells …

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Adele releases first single ‘Hello’ – Mullins at his best on ‘My Stupid Heart’

LONDON, Oct 24, (Agencies): British singer Adele on Friday released a melancholic ballad from her hotly-anticipated new album due out on November 20, breaking a four-year wait for millions of fans after her best-selling “21”. “Hello” is about a love story gone wrong and features the same powerful voice and …

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Lawson holds on to top spot on UK chart

LONDON, Oct 24, (RTRS): British singer Jamie Lawson’s new self-titled album went straight into Number 1 on the British album chart, the Official Charts Company said on Friday, while DJ KDA held off British pop group One Direction to top the singles chart. Lawson’s album “Jamie Lawson” finished with almost …

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Cooper ‘gets’ real in ‘Burnt’ – Cuts & burns

LOS ANGELES, Oct 24, (AP): Bradley Cooper wasn’t a novice to the kitchen when he decided to take on the role of the fictional Michelin star chef Adam Jones in “Burnt”. He grew up in a food loving home near Philadelphia — some of his favorite memories are of his …

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‘Storyteller’ little more personal – First single from new Adele album out

LOS ANGELES, Oct 23, (Agencies): Carrie Underwood, “Storyteller” (Arista Nashville) “Storyteller” is Carrie Underwood’s first album in three years — and her first since becoming a mother. That life-changing event rises most overtly on the touching “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted,” a beautiful song that delves into the …

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