October 18th, 2017

Entertainment News

Univision goes dark for Verizon’s cable customers

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – Univision’s channels have gone dark for Verizon’s 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute. Verizon says Univision wants payments for its networks to more than double. Verizon says this is an “excessive price increase” given “reported declining viewership.” Univision says it’s still attracting viewers despite industry ratings declines. Fights ... Read More »

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Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Director Ron Howard announced the title Tuesday in a Twitter video celebrating production wrap on the anthology film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the grumpy space smuggler originated by Harrison Ford. The film also stars Donald ... Read More »

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Five things about the late John Dunsworth of ‘Trailer Park Boys’ fame

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

John Dunsworth, best known for his portrayal of the stumbling drunk Jim Lahey on the Canadian mockumentary series “Trailer Park Boys,” is being remembered for his underappreciated acting range, his skill at physical comedy and the countless one-liners he delivered on the show. His family says he died “peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.” ... Read More »

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Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei turns eye to refugee crisis

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

TORONTO – Chinese dissident and activist Ai Weiwei travelled the globe to visit some of the world’s most desperate refugee camps for his documentary “Human Flow,” a bracing look at a migration crisis that has displaced more than 65 million people. But the outspoken artist says some of the greatest tragedies were found closer to ... Read More »

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Witherspoon reveals Hollywood assault; Lawrence talks abuse

By Patrick Mairs, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honouring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening. Witherspoon told the audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night ... Read More »

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo starting HLN series on gritty topics

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – CNN’s Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days. Starting Friday, he’s hosting a new series on the sister HLN network that focuses on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. The documentary series “Inside with Chris Cuomo” doesn’t affect his morning job as co-host of ... Read More »

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Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence reveal Hollywood abuse

By Patrick Mairs, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honouring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening. Witherspoon told the audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night ... Read More »

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‘Frontier’ creators say ‘Game of Thrones’-style chaos coming

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

By his own admission, former “Republic of Doyle” star Allan Hawco is, in terms of casting, not exactly front-tier on “Frontier” – and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The St. John’s-based series about fur trappers and colonial clashes in ferocious, pre-confederation Canada returns to Discovery for a second season beginning Wednesday (production partner ... Read More »

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John Dunsworth remembered as hard-working mentor on ‘Trailer Park Boys’ set

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

TORONTO – John Dunsworth is being remembered as a vibrant actor whose drunken demeanour on the “Trailer Park Boys” belied his great intelligence and alcohol-free lifestyle. Word of the Bridgewater, N.S., native’s death came last night in a statement on his Twitter feed, which said he had a “short and unexpected illness.” He was 71. ... Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence reflects on harassment in early career

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Jennifer Lawrence says she was asked early in her career to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role and was forced to pose nude alongside thinner women for photos that she says a female producer told her would serve as inspiration for her diet. The comments came during the ... Read More »

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