September 25th, 2018

Entertainment News

The Latest: Cosby arrives for start of sentencing hearing

By The Associated Press on September 24th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local): 8:25 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault. Cosby, the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo ... Read More »

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The Latest: Woman in Cosby’s assault case tweets Bible verse

By The Associated Press on September 24th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:15 a.m. The woman Bill Cosby is convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting has tweeted a Bible verse about letting go of anger. Andrea Constand tweeted Ephesians 4:26 early Monday, hours before Cosby’s sentencing hearing was to get underway. He could be ... Read More »

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Drake pulled out of Miami shows because he was sick, he writes on Instagram

By The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2018

MIAMI – Toronto rapper Drake says he was forced to pull out of two concerts in Miami, Fla., because he was sick. In an Instagram post, Drake also apologized to his fans for letting them down. The Friday and Saturday night shows, which were part of his tour with Migos at the American Airlines Arena, ... Read More »

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‘Anaana’s Tent’ passes Inuit songs, legends, language to a new generation

By Ryan Porter, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2018

In Pangnirtung, Nunavut, on the eastern tip of Baffin Island, Rita Claire Mike-Murphy’s two-year-old niece is watching Treehouse TV. The 22-year-old herself grew up watching the Canadian kid’s channel, but now finds the programming akin to giving kids a shot of caffeine. “It’s loud and fast and chaotic,” she says. “She is watching it and ... Read More »

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It’s tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

By The Associated Press on September 22nd, 2018

MUNICH – The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of “O’zapt is” – “it’s tapped.” As tradition demands, he handed the first ... Read More »

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Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on September 21st, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – “Sky on Swings,” a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer’s disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival. Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-year-old mezzo Marietta Simpson in the work by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist ... Read More »

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Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on September 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Check out the upcoming events at Chicago’s United Center and you’ll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Manaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November. Just for the scale of its venues, there has never been a ... Read More »

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‘IllumiNations’ pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

By The Associated Press on September 21st, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park. The theme park resort said on its blog this week that the “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” show would be replaced with a new show once it ... Read More »

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Drake’s tour with Migos postpones two more concert stops, this time in Miami

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

Another two stops on Drake’s concert tour with Migos have been postponed with little notice for concertgoers. The Toronto rapper and his tour mates pulled out of shows Friday and Saturday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The venue made the announcement but did not provide a reason, other than to say it was ... Read More »

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Online retailer removes sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’-style costume after backlash

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

PHOENIX – An online retailer in the United States has removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale”-style costume from its website after backlash on social media. The costume featured a white bonnet and red cloak similar to those worn by the oppressed women in “The Handmaid’s Tale” TV series and Margaret Atwood book. But unlike “The Handmaid’s ... Read More »

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