March 24th, 2019

Entertainment News

‘It’s when we’re alone and quiet that it hurts:’ stage collapse victim’s dad

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2019

TORONTO – The father of the man killed by a collapsed stage at a Radiohead concert in Toronto in 2012 hopes an inquest into his son’s death provides a blueprint to avoid such tragedies in the future. Ken Johnson is fresh off a tour of the Office of the Chief Coroner to get his bearings ... Read More »

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Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK – Bar patrons in New York’s Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up. The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on Friday night, to the delight of the crowd. They drank and ... Read More »

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The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK – The Latest on Barbra Streisand’s comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday that she should have chosen her words more carefully, and admires ... Read More »

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Streisand to AP: ‘Nothing but sympathy’ for Jackson accusers

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK – Barbra Streisand elaborated Saturday on her highly criticized remarks about Michael Jackson, saying that she feels “nothing but sympathy” for the men accusing the late star of sexually molesting them. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press by a representative, Streisand said: “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or ... Read More »

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Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK – For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded a ... Read More »

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R. Kelly’s trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

By Michael Tarm, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2019

CHICAGO – An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defence motion asking the ... Read More »

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CNN’s profile of Kellyanne Conway gets social media blowback

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2019

NEW YORK – CNN’s Dana Bash is learning the perils of doing personality profiles in a political city that’s always on war footing. She’s received a social media roasting this week for featuring White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as part of her ongoing feature series, “Badass Women of Washington.” It was first distributed online late ... Read More »

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No way! Yes way! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter confirm ‘Bill & Ted 3’

By The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2019

TORONTO – Bill and Ted are embarking on another excellent adventure. Actors Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves jumped on social media to announce plans for a third instalment to the cult comedy franchise about two time-travelling California dudes. “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is expected to head into production this summer. Toronto-raised Reeves joined ... Read More »

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Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with ‘This Land’

By Ryan Pearson, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2019

BURBANK, Calif. – Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with “This Land,” the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name. In the angry blues-rock song, he recounts racial epithets hurled his way and other racist taunts before he defiantly asserts that he too is “America’s son.” In ... Read More »

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The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly’s Dubai travel request

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2019

CHICAGO – The Latest on R. Kelly’s request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local): 11 a.m. An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago ... Read More »

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