Tuesday , October 17 2017

Entertainment

Trump docu stirs up start of Cannes – Fest spotlights NY as indie cinema powerhouse

CANNES, France, May 17, (AFP): The Hollywood elite jetted into France on Wednesday for the Cannes Film Festival, with a Michael Moore documentary “take down” of Donald Trump among announcements stirring up a buzz as the 12-day movie marathon kicked off. This year marks the 70th birthday of the world’s …

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Cranston shines in moody ‘Wakefield’ – Killer AI returns in ‘Alien: Covenant’

Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film “Wakefield.” Bryan Cranston stars as Howard Wakefield, a successful, upper class suburbanite with a …

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Beautiful harmony on ‘Lullaby’ – Snoop’s ‘Left’ strong whiff of past

The Mastersons, “Transient Lullaby” (Red House) Music in marriage is especially mellifluous these days. Whitehorse, Tennis and Little Silver are among the couples turning quality couplets. And then there’s Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor Whitmore, who sing together so beautifully they make even the clunky title of their new …

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The directing duos who dominate film – Best & worst of Cannes

CANNES, France, May 16, (AFP): From the Warner and Lumiere brothers to the Boultings, cinema has been marked from its earliest days by remarkable sibling double acts. The Safdie brothers — Ben and Josh — are the latest directing duo to hit the headlines, the big surprise of this year’s …

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Govt scientist from DC wins Miss USA – A great opportunity

LAS VEGAS, May 15, (AP): Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children …

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Daring Kidman queen of Cannes – Actress in running for top prize

PARIS, May 15, (AFP): Nicole Kidman is the undisputed queen of the Cannes Film Festival which opens Wednesday in the French Riviera resort, starring in three of its most eagerly awaited films. The Australian actress is in two in the running for its top prize, the Palme d’Or, and plays …

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‘Happy Valley’ wins big at BAFTAs – ‘The Crown’ loses out at TV awards

LONDON, May 15, (RTRS): BBC police drama ‘Happy Valley’ was the big winner at Britain’s BAFTA awards recognizing excellence in television, beating on Sunday heavily-tipped Netflix drama ‘The Crown’. The series took the Best Drama prize, and its leading actress Sarah Lancashire also pipped ‘The Crown’ star Claire Foy to …

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Cannes dishes one of tastiest lineup – From mysterious beast to migrant tales

LOS ANGELES, May 14, (Agencies): Ask just about any critic heading to next week’s Cannes Film Festival for their thoughts on the lineup and you’ll get much the same verdict: On paper, at least, it’s one of the tastiest in years. Usually we speak of Cannes programmes being “front-loaded” or …

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Fleming bids adieu to signature role – People’s diva excited about new singing challenges

NEW YORK, May 14, (Agencies): Opera superstar Renee Fleming bid adieu Saturday to one of her trademark roles, performing Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” for the last time before a warm and enthusiastic crowd at the Metropolitan Opera in a sold-out matinee. Fleming beamed from the stage and patted her heart in …

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Portugal’s Sobral wins Eurovision – Ballad beats glitz at singing contest

KIEV, Ukraine, May 14, (Agencies): A gentle romantic ballad challenged the Eurovision Song Contest’s decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery, unbridled excess — and won easily. Portugal’s Salvador Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano in Saturday …

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