Monday , December 18 2017

Entertainment

MTV salutes ‘Beast’, ‘Stranger’ – Watson wins best actor award in a movie

LOS ANGELES, May 8, (Agencies): Film hit “Beauty and the Beast” and Netflix newcomer “Stranger Things” were the night’s big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show. For this, the 26th edition of what was formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards, …

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Passionate speeches top winners at MTV awards – New gender revolution

LOS ANGELES, May 8, (Agencies): Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night’s top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion. A rare spell of wet weather in Los Angeles shut …

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H’wood banks on aging franchises – ‘Audiences looking for creative storytelling’

In Hollywood, nothing is more dangerous than an original idea. These days, it’s nearly impossible for studios to justify greenlighting a big-budget movie and sending it out into the heat of summer battle without the armor of a film franchise. It’s too hard to find the right marketing hook to …

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Celebrities ‘turn out’ for Planned Parenthood gala honoring Clinton

NEW YORK, May 3, (AP): An array of celebrities — from Meryl Streep to Tina Fey to Scarlett Johansson to Julianne Moore to Chelsea Handler — turned out to support Planned Parenthood at its centennial celebration, and to hear Hillary Clinton urge continued activism on behalf of women and girls …

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Jeffreys toasts NYC on ‘14’ – Cray takes Memphis stroll with Hi

Garland Jeffreys, “14 Steps to Harlem” (Luna Park Records) Garland Jeffreys salutes his New York City youth and roots on “14 Steps to Harlem,” the neighborhood as significant as memories of Lou Reed, The Clash and John Lennon. Jeffreys digs deep into the past without it eclipsing the present. His …

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DeGeneres, Harvey among top winners – ‘General Hospital’ wins best daytime drama

LOS ANGELES, May 1, (Agencies): “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom “Ellen.” “She did it because it was the right thing to do,” said Mary Connelly, …

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Terror behind terror in ‘Hell on Earth’ – Film takes full measure of tragedy in Syria

  The radical terror army known as ISIS operates far less in the shadows than the underground rebels of Al-Qaeda. Yet for most Westerners, the image of the Islamic State remains that of an abstract and rather murky cult of hooligan warriors. “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and …

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‘Baghdaddy’: New York turns Iraq war into musical – Musical offers potent messages for Trump’s America

NEW YORK, May 1, (AFP): The Iraq war may not sound like musical comedy, but an Off-Broadway revival is spinning intelligence failures and tragedy into a farce that offers potent messages for Donald Trump’s America. “Baghdaddy” officially opens on Monday, telling the true story of an Iraqi defector, code named …

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Jenkins finds herself in rare summer role – ‘There are aliens’

LOS ANGELES, April 29, (Agencies): Director Patty Jenkins first expressed interest in making a “Wonder Woman” movie over 10 years ago. She’d just made “Monster,” which won Charlize Theron an Oscar, and was doing the rounds at various studios talking about what she’d like to do next. Richard Donner’s “Superman” …

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Blige breaks down, toughens on album – ‘Sad Mary’ is back

Mary J. Blige, “Strength of a Woman” (Capitol) Let’s state the obvious here: Mary J. Blige has a way with hurt. Songs like “Not Gon’ Cry” and “No More Drama” might even prove that Blige is at her best when she’s at her worst. Her latest set, “Strength of a …

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