July 17th, 2018

Entertainment News

Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

By Wayne Parry, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Another New Jersey casino has gone online. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling. Its site, http://www.oceanonlinecasino.com , becomes New Jersey’s 27th legal internet gambling site. ... Read More »

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Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film on late comic

By Brooke Lefferts, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK – A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian’s story mostly using his voice. “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director Marina Zenovich notes that Williams had a routine in the 1970s that invited people into his mind. ... Read More »

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World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK – The World Cup soccer final where France defeated Croatia was seen by just over 16 million people in the United States on Sunday. While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership since the 2014 World Cup ... Read More »

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Hannah Gadsby to close wildly popular ‘Nanette’ show at Just for Laughs

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby says she’s feeling “an enormous amount of relief” about closing out her swan-song show “Nanette” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival on Friday. “That’s my last ever ‘Nanette’ and I’m really happy about it, and what a great place to finish,” Gadsby said in a recent phone interview from ... Read More »

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An array of voices: Five highlights from the Polaris Music Prize short list

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – A dizzying array of musicians from distinctly different backgrounds round out this year’s selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees. Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band. Among them is “Antisocialites” the second release from dream pop band Alvvays and “Freudian,” ... Read More »

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Book by rising Democratic star Kamala Harris coming in 2019

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK – Sen. Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party who is sometimes cited as a possible presidential contender in 2020, has a book deal. Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris’ “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about “the ... Read More »

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Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.’s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said at the ... Read More »

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Grammy Awards to air on CBS from Los Angeles on Feb. 10

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK – The 61st annual Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles and air on CBS on Feb. 10, 2019. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the show will take place at the Staples Center. Nominations for the 84 categories will be announced on Dec. 5. Songs and albums eligible must be released between ... Read More »

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Diverse slate of voices among Polaris Music Prize short list contenders

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – Performers singing in at least five languages are among this year’s diverse selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees. Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band, including the release “Antisocialites” from dream pop band Alvvays and “Freudian” by Toronto R&B singer ... Read More »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to publish a picture book

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK – Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people. “Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You” will be published October 23, Random House announced Tuesday. The book will be illustrated by Jonny Sun. It will feature “affirmations” the “Hamilton” playwright has posted on Twitter ... Read More »

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