Wednesday , October 18 2017

Entertainment

‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ brings heartwarming tale to screen

The heartwarming true story of a stray cat that helped change the life of a London busker musician gets a big screen adaptation in “A Street Cat Named Bob” that premiered in the British capital on Thursday. Based on the book of the same name, the film stars “Clash of …

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Brooks rules CMAs – Underwood, Stapleton bag awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov 3, (Agencies): Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year’s Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, where Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks’ surprise duet performance was met with love …

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Power of true love in ‘Loving’ – Gibson roars back with bruising ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Jeff Nichols’ “Loving”, about Richard and Mildred Loving, is about simple-minded people, simply being in love. Both born and raised in the hills of Central Point, Virginia, the Lovings wed in 1958. But five weeks later, while Mildred was pregnant, they were roused from their bed at 2 am by …

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Rapper brings immigrant tale to TV – Skaggs, Stapleton honored by ASCAP

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 2, (AP): For Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan, the story he is trying to tell in his proposed HBO series “Mogadishu, Minnesota” is one he has lived — an immigrant coming to America and trying to adjust. But the 39-year-old ran into vocal opposition from fellow Somalis as he prepared …

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Hope H’wood forgave me: Gibson – Douglas says Kilmer has cancer

LOS ANGELES, Nov 1, (Agencies): One of the most sought-after names in Hollywood at the height of his career, Oscar-winning Mel Gibson has been a pariah in the filmmaking community for a decade. Ostracized by Tinseltown after an anti-Semitic tirade captured on tape during a 2006 drunk-driving arrest, the actor-director …

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Dubai opens Legoland to public – Park becomes first brick in UAE’s southern expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 31, (Agencies): A massive amusement complex in Dubai’s southern desert opened its first park on Monday — a Legoland with interlocking plastic blocks that both model the sheikhdom’s architectural wonders and represent the first bricks laid in developing the expanse. Much of the planned Dubai …

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‘Hacksaw’ shows medic’s war feats – Hanks braves fires of critical censure in ‘Inferno’

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 28, (Agencies): When Desmond Doss climbed up Hacksaw Ridge — a 400-foot high escarpment on the island of Okinawa with a wall of dug-in Japanese soldiers at the top — he carried his Bible, his combat medic supplies and the weight of his moral convictions, but no …

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‘Falsettos’ gets fresh & lively B’way revival – Complex family emerges

NEW YORK, Oct 28, (AP):  Once upon a time, AIDS hadn’t happened yet, there were no legal LGBT rights, and openly partners were just beginning to seem possible. Composer-lyricist William Finn illuminated the story of a  Jewish man and his extended family in the late 1970s with inventive lyrics and …

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Chesney’s ‘Cosmic’ rich – Escovedo rocks out on ‘Burn’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 28, (AP): Kenny Chesney, “Cosmic Hallelujah” (Blue Chair/Sony) Kenny Chesney’s new CD is his 17th studio album and it finds the country superstar sounding a little like a 17-year-old — caught between wild abandonment and moodiness. The 11-song “Cosmic Hallelujah” is mature and also a little goofy. …

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‘Into the Inferno’ a lazy mess – Hanks returns as Langdon in ‘Inferno’

Just in time for Halloween comes a new documentary focusing on one of Earth’s most frightening treats — volcanos. Even better, swashbuckling director and writer Werner Herzog is the filmmaker, so it’s sure to be a hair-singing descent into the fiery heart of volcanos. But, alas, Herzog has really just …

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