September 20th, 2019

Entertainment News

‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Suzanne Whang, whose smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV’s “House Hunters” for years, has died. She was 57. Her Tuesday death was confirmed Friday by her longtime agent, Eddie Culbertson. Whang first gained fame as the on-screen host of the show, where anxious home buyers are shown trying to choose ... Read More »

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‘Antigone’ chosen as Canada’s contender for international film Oscar

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s “Antigone” has been put forward as Canada’s contender for best international feature film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Telefilm Canada announced the pick in Montreal today. A modern revisioning of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, “Antigone” is billed as an indictment of the refugee experience in North America. Newcomer Nahema Ricci ... Read More »

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Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

NEW YORK – Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91. The journalist died of congestive heart failure at a retirement home in Philadelphia, Hoyt said. Boyd spent ... Read More »

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Robert Indiana’s home transferred to Star of Hope Foundation

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine – Four properties owned by the late pop artist Robert Indiana are now in possession of the foundation that intends to transform his Star of Hope island home into an art museum, the foundation’s chairman said Friday. The Vinalhaven properties, assessed at $1.4 million, include Indiana’s Victorian house, along with a large building ... Read More »

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Chris Sullivan of ‘This is Us’ takes risks on the red carpet

By Brooke Lefferts, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

NEW YORK – Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend’s Emmy Awards, but it’s a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement. At past events, Sullivan has donned a top hat and cane, brightly colored flowered pants and suits with ... Read More »

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The Latest: 1 arrest, 1 detained at alien festival in desert

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

HIKO, Nev. – The Latest on “Storm Area 51” events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Authorities say one person was arrested on a charge of public urination and another was detained early Friday at a gate to Area 51 on Friday. A group of ... Read More »

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The Latest: Trump wants to attend Australia golf tournament

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the state visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 11:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he would love to attend the 2019 President’s Cup golf tournament in Australia in December, but it depends upon what his schedule will allow. The event features an international team competing against ... Read More »

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New album from Leonard Cohen to be posthumously released this fall

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

Late Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has left behind a new album. Sony Music announced Friday that “Thanks for the Dance” will be released on Nov. 22. The posthumous album was produced by the Montreal musician’s son. The label says Adam Cohen completed several new songs based on “musical sketches” recorded before his father’s death in ... Read More »

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Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

NEW YORK – Colson Whitehead’s brutal narrative of a boys’ reform school, “The Nickel Boys,” and Marlon James’ fantasy epic “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s acclaimed comic novel “Fleishman Is in ... Read More »

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Australia’s Morrison at WH for Trump’s 2nd state visit

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, to the White House with a pomp-filled military arrival ceremony on the South Lawn Friday morning. Hundreds gathered under clear blue skies for the welcoming ceremony as children waved miniature Australian and U.S. flags. The ... Read More »

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