July 18th, 2018

Entertainment News

Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

By The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie “Sorry to Bother You” at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. The Portland Press Herald reports employees ... Read More »

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Soulpepper pauses training program amid ‘culture change’ at theatre

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

TORONTO – Normally, the Soulpepper Academy would be ramping up for a nation-wide audition process to find the finest thespians, directors and playwrights to join its prestigious paid training residency. But as acting artistic director Alan Dilworth can attest, little has been normal about the past six months for the Soulpepper Theatre Company. As the ... Read More »

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Yvette Nicole Brown is interim guest host of ‘Walking Dead’

By The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

NEW YORK – Yvette Nicole Brown is filling in for Chris Hardwick as host of “The Walking Dead” and “Talking Dead” while AMC Networks reviews sexual-assault allegations against Hardwick. AMC announced Friday that Brown will be “interim guest host” of “The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special” on Aug. 5. Brown also will host “Talking ... Read More »

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Indigenous artists criticize SLAV director Lepage for new show ‘Kanata’

By The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec director Robert Lepage is once again being criticized for a lack of representation in one of his stage shows. About 30 people signed an open letter in Le Devoir today to denounce Lepage for not including Indigenous performers in his upcoming show “Kanata.” The show, which claims to explore Canada’s history through ... Read More »

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Earnhardt leads all-analyst NASCAR booth in New Hampshire

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on July 14th, 2018

NBC Sports is set to dump its play-by-play NASCAR announcer for an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week’s NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the ... Read More »

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The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men’s finals could overlap

By Howard Fendrich And Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on July 13th, 2018

MOSCOW – Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men’s singles final. “I’m more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on,” he quipped. “They’ll hear every ... Read More »

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Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez’s email

By The Associated Press on July 13th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer’s associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday that 21-year-old Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, has been charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count ... Read More »

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Health Canada ‘concerned’ by cannabis companies sponsoring music events

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2018

OTTAWA – Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. The federal department says it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act. It says the government has made it “abundantly ... Read More »

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The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen

By The Associated Press on July 13th, 2018

GADSDEN, Ala. – The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen duping celebrity politician (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is among the political figures duped by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series. The former sheriff of metro Phoenix and current U.S. Senate candidate says the ... Read More »

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Awkward timing for Russia probe indictments

By The Associated Press on July 13th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Awkward timing. The Justice Department announced new indictments in the Russia probe Friday just as President Donald Trump was meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Most cable news networks broke away from coverage of the royal pageantry to carry Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s announcement of indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers ... Read More »

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