February 18th, 2018

Entertainment News

African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

By John Carucci And Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2018

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviergoers said ... Read More »

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Being there helps at Olympics, even if you don’t want to be

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

NEW YORK – Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: BEING THERE: Sometimes the secret to good reporting is simply being there, even if you’d rather not. Alpine skiing reporter Steve Porino was right near American Mikaela Shiffrin as she vomited before heading out on her first slalom run Friday in South Korea. Fortunately, ... Read More »

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Amazon: ‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor out of series

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Amazon Studios says “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor won’t be on the series when it returns for its fifth season, prompting the Emmy winner to denounce what he called false accusations and the studio’s handling of the matter. The decision, confirmed Thursday by an Amazon spokeswoman, followed the conclusion of an internal investigation ... Read More »

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The Latest: Publisher parts ways with James Dashner

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

NEW YORK – The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against “Maze Runner” author James Dashner (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Dashner’s publisher is parting ways with the author, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct. Three Penguin Random House imprints issued a statement Thursday night saying it would “not be publishing any future books by ... Read More »

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Booker Prize to mark 50th birthday by naming overall champ

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

LONDON – Organizers of the Man Booker Prize for fiction are marking the award’s 50th anniversary by choosing an overall champion from past winners. There have been 51 Booker winners since 1969, since the prize has twice ended in a tie. The Golden Man Booker Prize, announced Friday, aims to find out which has best ... Read More »

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Amy Schumer ties knot with chef Chris Fischer

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

Amy Schumer has tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer. People magazine says the two wed in a private ceremony in Malibu, California, on Tuesday. The magazine says Jennifer Anniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence and Larry David were among the approximately 80 guests. The “Trainwreck” star shared photos of the nuptials Thursday on Instagram, complete ... Read More »

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Corus Radio suspends airplay of Hedley in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2018

TORONTO – Corus Radio has suspended all airplay of Hedley songs across its 39 music stations as the Canadian rockers face allegations of sexual misconduct. A spokeswoman said the move is temporary and the company will “continue to closely monitor the situation.” Several other organizations are also distancing themselves from Hedley in the wake of ... Read More »

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Police: ‘Survivor’ champ bit cop after revival with Narcan

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Police say a winner of the reality TV show “Survivor” bit a police officer after being found unconscious in her parked car and revived with the opioid overdose antidote Narcan. A police report obtained by the Observer-Reporter newspaper says 37-year-old Jenna Morasca became combative during the Jan. 25 incident near a McDonalds ... Read More »

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Vassy Kapelos to host CBC’s ‘Power and Politics’

By The Canadian Press on February 15th, 2018

TORONTO – Vassy Kapelos is taking over hosting duties at CBC News Network’s flagship daily political show, “Power and Politics.” The public broadcaster made the announcement Thursday, saying Kapelos will begin her position in March. She has been Global National’s Ottawa bureau chief and host of “The West Block.” She previously worked at Global News ... Read More »

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Afrojack, Diplo to play at Electric Daisy Carnival in May

By The Associated Press on February 15th, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Diplo, Marshmello and Kaskade and will perform in May at the annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Organizers on Thursday released the lineup for the three-day music festival, which will run May 18-20 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. More than 250 musicians are set to perform, ... Read More »

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