March 26th, 2017

Entertainment News

Antonio Banderas says he’s recovered from a heart attack

By The Associated Press on March 26th, 2017

MADRID – Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that “I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage.” Banderas says he underwent a procedure to introduce three stents in ... Read More »

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The Latest: Reynolds, Fisher remembered for wit at memorial

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on a public memorial honouring late actress Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart in December. (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Fans and friends have paid tribute to Debbie Reynolds at a poignant, laughter-filled memorial for the late actresses. The two-hour ceremony Saturday was ... Read More »

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Award-winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial

By Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Although Edna Manitowabi did not know author and journalist Richard Wagamese well, she knew the power of his words. The Ojibway elder and professor emeritus at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., spoke at a memorial service on Saturday for Wagamese, who died in Kamloops, B.C., on March 9. She told the crowd ... Read More »

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The Latest: Stars begin arriving at Reynolds-Fisher memorial

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on a public memorial honouring late actress Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart in December. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Hundreds of fans and friends of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are packing an auditorium for a public memorial honouring the celebrated mother ... Read More »

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Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. “I’m the schmuck who landed on the ... Read More »

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Man charged in theft of Legend’s bag, $25K cufflinks at JFK

By The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

NEW YORK – Authorities have cuffed a man charged with stealing Grammy winner John Legend’s Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York. District Attorney Richard Brown says 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the bag Thursday when it was momentarily left unattended on a luggage cart at Kennedy Airport. ... Read More »

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Melee in court in case tied to ‘Real Housewives’ guest

By The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. – A melee has broken out at a hearing for a pair charged in the deaths of two men found in a burning car owned by a woman who often appears on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas appeared in court Friday for a detention hearing. Bail was ... Read More »

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Correction: Whitney Biennial-Emmett Till Protest story

By The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

NEW YORK – In a story March 23 about a protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the demonstration. Artist Parker Bright spent two days standing in front of a painting of lynching victim Emmett Till, not several days over a week. The story also used ... Read More »

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Mindy Kaling’s Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory Booker

By The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. – A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on Fox’s “The Mindy Project” led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling. Her character joked after hearing that Booker had come to her colleague’s event that “I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?” Booker tweeted “Ouch!” at Kaling ... Read More »

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Are ‘gay moments’ in ‘Beauty’ and ‘Power Rangers’ progress?

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on March 24th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash. From Sulu in “Star Trek Beyond” to LeFou in “Beauty and the Beast” and now Trini in “Power Rangers,” the latest ... Read More »

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