January 20th, 2017

Entertainment News

Solange Knowles headlines progressive ‘Peace Ball’

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn’t hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren’t going anywhere. It was an energetic crowd at Thursday’s “Peace Ball,” an evening organized by progressive activist Andy Shallal, and part ... Read More »

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Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says ‘it’s not the last’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah – Former Vice-President Al Gore said that while he wouldn’t divulge specifics about his December conversation with Donald Trump, it wasn’t “the last conversation.” Speaking to a packed auditorium in Park City following the premiere of the climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which kicked off the 33rd Sundance ... Read More »

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Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’

By Nekesa Mubi Moody, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. “He’s actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,” she said Thursday night. “We can only go up from here, so what are we going ... Read More »

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Saskatoon charity caught in controversy over animal movie accusations

By CKOM, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

SASKATOON – A Saskatoon dog rescue group has been caught in the crosshairs of a controversy surrounding the film “A Dog’s Purpose.” New Hope Dog Rescue had put together a preview screening of the Hollywood movie as a fundraiser in partnership with students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. They paid a $1,500 deposit ... Read More »

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The Latest: De Niro, Moore join hundreds at Trump protest

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – The Latest on the pre-inauguration demonstration by actors and others in New York (all times local): 7:50 p.m. City mayors, actors and hundreds of New Yorkers have gathered outside a Donald Trump building for a pre-inauguration demonstration. Organizers said the Thursday event outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park ... Read More »

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Works of Flemish master on display at Detroit art museum

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts has announced it is displaying two works by 18th-century sculptor John Michael Rysbrack. The Detroit museum said Thursday it’s the first time that a terracotta model and marble bust of a young boy have been shown together. A private collector loaned the model and the bust is on ... Read More »

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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

By Frazier Moore, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit drama “NCIS: Los Angeles” and, before that, to “Crossing Jordan,” has died. CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61. He had played assistant director Owen Granger on “NCIS: Los Angeles” since ... Read More »

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Actors, mayors to join inauguration-eve Trump demonstration

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – Robert De Niro, Sally Field and other celebrities plan to join the mayors of New York and Minneapolis to rally cities to chart their own course on health care, climate change and other issues during Donald Trump’s administration, organizers said ahead of the inauguration-eve demonstration. Aiming to energize and unite city dwellers ... Read More »

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Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar season

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first – but probably not the last – best-picture nomination for a streaming service. Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the Sundance Film Festival last year, is widely expected to ... Read More »

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‘Letterkenny’ to offer special surprise St. Patrick’s episode

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

TORONTO – The luck of the Irish has hit “Letterkenny” fans. CraveTV says it will release a special surprise St. Patrick’s Day episode on March 17, the day of the celebration for the patron saint of Ireland. The Bell Media video-streaming service calls it a “soon-to-be legendary special” in which the farming community “gets interplanetary ... Read More »

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