July 26th, 2017

Entertainment News

Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

SYDNEY, Australia – A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, whose is now referred to by local media as Dr. G. Yunupingu because of cultural sensitivities among northern ... Read More »

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‘Wonder Woman 2’ sets December 2019 release date

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – “Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theatres on Dec. 13, 2019. Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday. “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira. But a director has yet to be set. Patty Jenkins is still in negotiations for the job. Jenkins’ ... Read More »

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“Detroit” director, stars hope film spurs talk about race

By Mike Householder, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

DETROIT – The actors and filmmakers from “Detroit” say they hope the new movie about the deadly 1967 riot in the city spurs a dialogue about race in America. Director Kathryn Bigelow was among those who walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere Tuesday evening in its namesake city. The Oscar winner says ... Read More »

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Fired Fox News executive proclaims innocence in lawsuit

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – A Fox News Channel executive fired because of a sexual harassment case proclaimed his innocence in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that said he was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about the case. The network had announced earlier this year it was paying $2.5 million to settle an assault claim ... Read More »

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Mayweather-McGregor to be shown live in movie theatres

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

Movie theatres around the U.S. will show the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. The bout between the undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion will cost $99.95 on high-definition pay-per-view TV. Tickets for the fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will range from $500 to $10,000 – and there aren’t ... Read More »

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Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

By John Rogers, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90. Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home surrounded by family and friends, said John Thoresen, director of the ... Read More »

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Review: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ balances urgency and hope

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

Ten years ago, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the groundbreaking, Oscar-winning film about Al Gore and his passionate climate change activism, ended with a simple challenge: “Are you ready to change the way you live? The climate crisis can be solved.” A decade later, the former vice-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner is the first to concede ... Read More »

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Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and widow, dies at 90

By John Rogers, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home. A former model and Las Vegas showgirl, ... Read More »

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Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honouring Issa Rae

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – Taraji P. Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honouring “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and “Empire” actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Rae, who is the also the writer behind “Insecure,” ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and widow of Frank Sinatra, has died

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Family friend says Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died in California. More to come... Read More »

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