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Monday , November 19 2018


‘Exceptional talent, gifted writer’

Celebrity chef Bourdain dead at 61 PARIS, June 9, (Agencies): Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series …

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Rogers docu beautiful day in ‘neighborhood’

Marley biopic planned So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers remains aloft: a pure and gentle soul …

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‘Ocean’s 8’ covers familiar territory

Starry charm full of memorable characters Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven” remake is a hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics and lively filmmaking that Soderbergh himself couldn’t even recreate in the two …

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Jurassic 2 leans on nostalgia & ‘tactics’

Welcome surprise Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt’s high-wattage charisma on full blast and a fair amount of self-aware …

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‘Great talent who had immeasurable impact on fashion’

US designer Spade found dead at 55 NEW YORK, June 6, (Agencies): Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion known especially for her sleek handbags, was found dead Tuesday in her New York apartment. She was 55. A police spokeswoman said Spade had committed suicide, but …

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Underwood makes CMT Awards history

Blake takes home top award Carrie Underwood continued to make history as the most decorated act at the CMT Music Awards with 18 wins, while Blake Shelton walked away with the night’s top prize. Shelton, the only person to win two awards Wednesday, won video of the year for “I’ll …

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‘Ocean’s 8’ getting fresh attention

H’wood gender-swap remakes empowering LOS ANGELES, June 5, (Agencies): From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is among its most enduring and contentious. The trend — seen as empowering or annoying, depending on who you …

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Raf Simons ‘wins’ yet again at CFDA awards

Campbell ‘fashion icon’ NEW YORK, June 5, (AP): Designer Raf Simons scored a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony Monday night, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. “Thank you, women!” Simons said, accepting the prestigious womenswear …

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Actress on directing, stigma of failure

Foster plays strong woman in ‘Artemis’ LOS ANGELES, June 5, (AP): Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller “Hotel Artemis” when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she’s done that quite a few times: It’s a strategy for …

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‘Solo’ force of darkness for Stars Wars – Ehrenreich not cool enough

Is there a poetic meaning to box-office grosses? That sounds like a silly question, but I’m serious. Is there a value and a karma to the numbers beyond the obvious value, which is that movies need to make money, preferably a lot of it? (They’re too expensive to exist otherwise.) …

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