February 21st, 2020

Entertainment News

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

By Andrew Dalton And Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

LOS ANGELES – The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned. Investigators were not ruling out a robbery, but they were looking at other possible motives as well, ... Read More »

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Ex-Quebec media star Eric Salvail calls sex assault accusations ‘bizarre’

By Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

MONTREAL – Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail categorically denied the accusations against him Thursday, testifying that the claims he harassed, confined and sexually assaulted a one-time co-worker were simply “bizarre.” On his second day on the witness stand, the fallen television star told the court he wasn’t even working at Radio-Canada in 1993 when ... Read More »

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Success of ‘To All the Boys’ puts stars on Hollywood’s radar

By Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

NEW YORK – The 2018 release of the Netflix teen rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” changed the lives of its stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, by putting them on Hollywood’s radar. “People are taking me more seriously,” said Condor, a 22-year-old Vietnamese American. “I feel like I can take up way ... Read More »

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

Bestselling Books Week Ended February 15th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. “Golden in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s Press)” 4. “Snug” by Catana Chetwynd (Andrews McMeel) 5. “Crooked River” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) ... Read More »

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By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

1. “Open Book” by Jessica Simpson (Dey Street) 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “Llama Llama I Love You” by Anna Dewdney (Viking Children’s) 5. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 6. “Golden in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. ... Read More »

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CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos

By Mae Anderson, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

NEW YORK – ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. The move had been expected since CBS and Viacom combined in August to better compete in the increasingly competitive streaming environment. CBS was ... Read More »

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‘Black in Space’ looks at final frontier of civil rights

By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn’t leave. McNair was black. Years later, McNair was selected to become only the second African American to travel to ... Read More »

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Success of ‘To All the Boys’ put stars on Hollywood’s radar

By Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

NEW YORK – The 2018 release of the Netflix teen rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” changed the lives of its stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, by putting them on Hollywood’s radar. “People are taking me more seriously,” said Condor, a 22-year-old Vietnamese American. “I feel like I can take up way ... Read More »

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No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children’s book

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2020

NEW YORK – Dan Brown’s next book will have a lighter, more musical touch. The “Da Vinci Code” author is working on a picture story, “Wild Symphony,” scheduled to be published Sept. 1. Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced the book Thursday and called it an “entertaining” experience in which “the ... Read More »

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The Weeknd sets cross-continent tour with 57 dates, including several in Canada

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

TORONTO – Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd is going big for his latest tour to promote the upcoming album “After Hours.” The singer revealed plans to embark on The After Hours Tour, a 57-date run through North America, the United Kingdom and Europe that begins in Vancouver on June 11. He’ll roll through Edmonton on ... Read More »

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