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Jan 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Black Women in Hollywood to fete Monae, Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Essence magazine will celebrate Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi at its 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

'Apocalypse Now' video gamebeing developed
Jan 27, 2017 4:00 AM

'Apocalypse Now' video gamebeing developed

NEW YORK (AP) -- Francis Ford Coppola wants to make an "Apocalypse Now" video game and he's hoping fans will help pay for it.

Leaked video likely to hurt 'Dog's Purpose' at box office
Jan 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Leaked video likely to hurt 'Dog's Purpose' at box office

LOS ANGELES -- Marketers would describe "A Dog's Purpose" as a film with "four-quadrant" appeal, meaning it's likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. Based on a bestselling book and told from a dog's perspective, it's a feel-good story for animal lovers of all kinds.

By Sandy Cohen Associated Press
Jan 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Red Nose Day TV show, fundraiser return to U.S.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The charity behind Red Nose Day says the campaign to end child poverty is returning to the United States this year. Comic Relief Inc. announced Thursday that 2017 fundraising efforts will culminate with a Red Nose Day TV special on May 25.

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VIDEO -- First thoughts on Academy Award nominations
Jan 25, 2017 2:39 PM

VIDEO -- First thoughts on Academy Award nominations

Scott Shriner, Executive Editor of Record Publishing Co. Weekly Division, gives his initial thoughts on the Academy Award nominations, announced January 24, 2017.

Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods
Jan 24, 2017 9:49 AM

Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" on Tuesday landed a record-tying 14 nominations to the Academy Awards, which fielded a notably more diverse field of nominees following two straight years of "OscarsSoWhite" backlash.

By Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer
An active imagination
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

An active imagination

PASADENA, Calif. -- Award winning actress Margo Martindale considers the colorful imagination she experienced as a child both a curse and a blessing. "When I was a kid my imagination led me to great fear of being blown away by a tornado, witches and ghosts.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Brains are on the menu for iZombie actress McIver

Ever wonder what those voracious monsters are really eating when they're supposed to be devouring brains in the zombie shows? Rose McIver, who plays Olivia Moore on CW's "iZombie," says the ersatz brains are made of gelatin. "It's like coconut agar gelatin," she says. "They are disgusting.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS

Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., is 89. Actress Piper Laurie is 85. Actor Seymour Cassel is 82. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 80. Actor John Hurt is 77. Singer Steve Perry is 68. Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 65. Movie director Jim Jarmusch is 64. Actor John Wesley Shipp is 62.

Ceramics exhibition opens at Hiram College's Gelbke Gallery
Jan 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Ceramics exhibition opens at Hiram College's Gelbke Gallery

HIRAM "Fired in Freedom," a showcase of ceramic works from nearly 20 artists, runs now until Feb. 22 at the Hiram College Gelbke Fine Art Gallery, 12000 Winrock Road, Hiram. The exhibition features ceramic pots and sculptures that were fired in the Freedom Township wood-fired kiln.

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Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

'Sun Records' on CMT to showcase Sam Phillips

(TNS) -- Jerry Lee Lewis, Col. Tom Parker, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash will assemble in one big television series when CMT's original, "Sun Records," premieres on Feb. 23.

'Victoria' star 'learned on the job'
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

'Victoria' star 'learned on the job'

British actress Jenna Coleman tried to attend drama school. She really did. But her intentions were constantly thwarted when people kept hiring her as an actress. There are worse things, she sighs on a sultry sunny day in a hotel meeting room here. "I learned on the job really.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actress Margaret O'Brien is 79. Actress Andrea Martin is 70. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy White is 64. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 60. Rock musician Adam Jones (Tool) is 52. Actor James Nesbitt is 52. Singer Lisa Lisa (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) is 50. Actor Chad Lowe is 49.

Billy Crudup is making his mark as a busy character actor
Jan 8, 2017 4:00 AM

Billy Crudup is making his mark as a busy character actor

NEW YORK -- Taking a swing at being a leading man in Hollywood? Risky and time-consuming. Figuring out what to do when your window has closed? Priceless. For a brief period around the turn of the century, Billy Crudup stood on the cusp of stardom.

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (tns)
Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead headline Coachella
Jan 8, 2017 4:00 AM

Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead headline Coachella

NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce is one of the headliners of the 2017 Coachella music festival -- a first for the pop star. Festival producer Goldenvoice announced Tuesday that Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will headline the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California.

Jan 8, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 94. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 89. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 84. Singer Shirley Bassey is 80. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 79. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 76.

New tour, new album for band
Jan 5, 2017 4:00 AM

New tour, new album for band 

Miami-based experimental band I Set My Friends On Fire is kicking the new year off with a new tour, album and record deal. The band's U.S. Tour kicked off Dec. 27 with a sold-out performance in Racine, IL and stops on Friday at The Outpost in Kent.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60
Dec 27, 2016 1:17 PM

Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died. She was 60.

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Dec 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actor Dick Miller is 88. Author Anne Roiphe is 81. Actress Hanna Schygulla is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer John Edwards (The Spinners) is 72. Actor Gary Sandy is 71. Singer Jimmy Buffett is 70. Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer Larry Csonka is 70. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 68.

Dec 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Inside the world of fortune tellers

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- There's a secret tax shelter out there where con men rival their bigger mob brothers in turning a hefty, clandestine profit. It's the world of the occult.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service