Friday , September 21 2018


Levine receives a Star on the Walk of Fame

There’s that part of Adam Levine that is pure, unadulterated pop star: his band, Maroon 5, has sold more than 20 million records and nabbed three Grammy awards; he’s married to Namibian-born Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo, with whom he rolls around … — he loves to be … — …

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Beyonce or Adele? – AP predicts Grammy showdown

Though dozens are nominated at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, we all know the real showdown is between Beyonce and Adele. Both are nominated for the top three prizes — album, song and record of the year. Adele won all three honors with “21” and “Rolling In the Deep” in 2012, while …

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Clooney’s wife Amal pregnant with twins – ‘Felt compelled to adopt’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9, (Agencies): Amal Clooney, the prominent Lebanese-British human rights lawyer and wife of American actor George, is pregnant with twins, a family friend said on Wednesday. “She’s pregnant with twins,” the friend said, asking to remain anonymous and without providing any further details about the sexes of …

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‘John Wick 2’ improbably fun sequel – Reeves gets deadlier in action thriller

Before you buy a ticket to see “John Wick: Chapter 2 ,” the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good “John Wick,” you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, because there are a lot of those in “John Wick: Chapter …

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Elegant action in Wick: Chapter 2 – No animals harmed in making the film

LOS ANGELES, Feb 7, (RTRS): “John Wick” wasn’t designed for a sequel. It began with someone killing John Wick’s dog, and ended with the vengeance-bent uber-assassin stealing a new best friend from an animal shelter, after dropping 76 (or more) dead bodies along the way. The movie, which launched the …

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Concert halls seek Japanese engineer – Toyota shaping sound

TOKYO, Feb 7, (AP): Behind some of the world’s most reputed concert halls is a Japanese engineer whose finesse in shaping sound is so perfectly unobtrusive that all listeners hear is the music — in all its subtlety, texture and fullness. Yasuhisa Toyota’s talents are coveted as classical music venues …

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Lady Gaga lights up Super Bowl – Singer takes safe route with hits & spectacle

HOUSTON, Feb 6, (Agencies): Lady Gaga dazzled the Super Bowl on Sunday with a high-tech, tightly choreographed halftime show celebrating American diversity and unity as she chose the power of showbiz over direct provocation. Performing at American football’s title match — generally the most watched US television event of the …

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‘Fury’ tops Goya awards – Santa Barbara Fest salutes eight actors

LOS ANGELES, Feb 5, (RTRS): Conversations about an actor’s life were mixed with observations about Muslims and the Supreme Court as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival saluted eight actors for their breakthrough work in 2016 films. The first recipient of the fest’s Virtuoso Awards on Saturday was Mahershala Ali …

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Chazelle wins top honor at DGA – ‘La La Land’ continues dance to Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 5, (Agencies): “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It’s the latest stop on the ebullient musical’s journey to the Oscars, but it wasn’t all song and dance at the annual awards ceremony …

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Sabbath end last-ever tour – Band say last rites on touring in homecoming

LONDON, Feb 5, (Agencies): Black Sabbath, the pioneers of heavy metal, ended their last-ever tour with a final concert in Birmingham, their home town where it all began nearly 50 years ago. The godfathers of the genre bowed out on Saturday with a farewell show at the 16,000-capacity National Exhibition …

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