June 18th, 2018

Entertainment News

Jason Wu’s first fragrance speaks to his childhood

By John Carucci, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

NEW YORK – Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance. The namesake scent includes middle notes of jasmine sambac, flowers he picked as a boy in Taiwan. Finding just the right balance was a process. Wu told The Associated Press he smelled a lot of raw ... Read More »

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Toronto director first woman to helm Pixar short

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2018

TORONTO – The latest Pixar short is packed with firsts: the first directed by a Chinese-Canadian, the first directed by a woman, the first helmed by an all-female writer-director-producer team and the first to be set in Toronto. Canadian animator Domee Shi, also believed to be among the youngest to helm a Pixar production, says ... Read More »

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The Latest: Gamers plead not guilty in ‘swatting’ death

By The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – The Latest on two gamers charged in fatal “swatting” call in Wichita (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two gamers whose online dispute over a video game allegedly led to a swatting call that resulted in police fatally shooting a Wichita, Kansas, man have pleaded not guilty. Eighteen-year-old Casey Viner, of North College ... Read More »

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Developer defends school-shooting game as victims complain

By Dave Collins, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – The developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet. The “Active Shooter” game was created by Anton Makarevskiy, a 21-year-old developer from Moscow, Russia, and is being marketed ... Read More »

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Gamers in court for first time after Kansas ‘swatting’ death

By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man not involved in the argument will make their first appearances in court Wednesday in a case of “swatting” that has drawn national attention. Casey Viner, 18, of ... Read More »

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Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney are in motion

By The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

NEW YORK – A federal court ruling this week has sent shares of Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney into motion, with major media companies potentially on the brink of a bidding war. Following a Tuesday ruling that cleared the way for AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, almost everyone expects Comcast to make ... Read More »

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After AT&T-Time Warner win, is Comcast-Fox a done deal?

By Mae Anderson, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

NEW YORK – Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There ... Read More »

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AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

By Marcy Gordon And Mae Anderson, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T’s victory over the government’s attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch – and pay for – TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal with ... Read More »

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Guess co-founder resigns after sex misconduct investigation

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Guess Inc. announced Tuesday that its co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down after the completion of a company-commissioned investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The Los Angeles-based fashion company revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Marciano is resigning immediately as executive chairman of the Guess ... Read More »

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Made-for-TV summit puts Trump the Showman in spotlight

By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller And David Bauder, The Associated Press on June 13th, 2018

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – From the staged handshake before a watching world, to the debut of an infomercial about an imagined North Korea, the summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a made-for-the-cameras production. While the Singapore sit-down at a luxury resort purported to be a serious conversation about a ... Read More »

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