October 19th, 2017

Entertainment News

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanour charge in Georgia

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Shia LaBeouf will spend the next year on probation after the “Transformers” actor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge of obstruction stemming from a public outburst in Georgia. LaBeouf appeared before a Recorder’s Court judge Thursday in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while staying in the area to film the ... Read More »

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New literary prize for Indigenous writers to offer $25K in awards

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

TORONTO – A literary prize born out of a media scandal will bestow $25,000 in various awards to burgeoning Indigenous writers. Organizers of the Indigenous Voices Awards are inviting submissions between Oct. 31 and until Jan. 31, 2018. The winners will be announced in Regina on May 31, 2018. They say jurors will include Indigenous ... Read More »

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Tourist killed by falling masonry in Florence church

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

MILAN – Falling masonry in one of Florence’s most famous churches killed a 52-year-old tourist from Spain on Thursday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The tourist and his wife were visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the Renaissance city’s top tourist attractions, where such Italian luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolo ... Read More »

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British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honour

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

LONDON – The British Film Institute says it has stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honour. Weinstein was awarded a BFI Fellowship in 2002 for his contribution to British cinema. In recent weeks, dozens of women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment. He has been fired by the film company he ... Read More »

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Ex-Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon facing sexual misconduct allegations

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

MONTREAL – The former head of the Just For Laughs comedy festival is facing allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from nine women. Le Devoir and radio station 98.5 FM published allegations today from the women, who include some well-known Quebec entertainment personalities. The alleged incidents occurred over three decades with the most recent ... Read More »

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Court refuses to revive defamation suit against Bill Cosby

By Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

BOSTON – A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to revive a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling dismissing Kathrine McKee’s lawsuit against Cosby. The former actress said ... Read More »

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In Brazil, art exhibits latest flashpoints in cultural war

By Sarah Dilorenzo, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

SAO PAULO – A couple of modern art exhibits and a play have become leading battlegrounds in a growing culture war in Brazil, a nation whose fame for barely there bikinis masks a rising trend of conservatism. Protesters waved a Brazilian flag and shouted “No! No! Not our children!” to denounce an exhibit at Sao ... Read More »

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French actress Danielle Darrieux has died aged 100

By Jenny Barchfield, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

PARIS – Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theatre career spanned eight decades, has died. She was 100. One of France’s best-loved actresses, Darrieux appeared in dozens of plays and more than 100 films during her long career. Generations of French moviegoers watched her mature from a precocious, fresh-faced teen into a ... Read More »

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Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Chelsea Handler says she is ending her weekly Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism. Handler says in a statement that she plans to devote as much time as she can to become “a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen” and take on projects that have personal ... Read More »

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George Will’s next book takes long view of conservatism

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – George Will’s next book takes a long view on the conservative movement and the “intellectual vandalism” he believes threatens it now. The bestselling author and syndicated columnist has a deal with Hachette Books for a work “distilling” his decades of writing about political and civic life. Hachette told The Associated Press on ... Read More »

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