January 16th, 2017

Entertainment News

Springsteen cover band changes tune, won’t play at gala

By Shawn Marsh, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration. The B Street Band decided to pull out of the Thursday night performance at the New Jersey State Society’s gala. Band leader Willie Forte said Monday the decision was based ... Read More »

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Actress: ‘Macho’ persecution followed ‘El Chapo’ meeting

By Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

MIAMI – Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn’s interview with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a “macho” Mexican government is persecuting her only because she’s a woman. Del Castillo had to shoot her upcoming Netflix series “Ingobernable” – or “Ungovernable” ... Read More »

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Green Bay’s win over Dallas seen by average of 48.5M on Fox

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

NEW YORK – Green Bay’s 34-31 win over Dallas was seen by an average of 48.5 million on Fox, the most-viewed NFL divisional playoff game ever. The game Sunday had a 26.1 rating and 46 share, the network said Monday, the highest-rated NFC divisional game since 1997. The rating is the percentage of television households ... Read More »

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Bruce Springsteen cover band cancels plans for inaugural event

By Shawn Marsh, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bruce Springsteen tribute band has cancelled its plans to perform at a Washington gala before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. B Street Band leader Willie Forte said Monday that the decision is based “solely on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band.” He tells The Associated ... Read More »

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The Latest: Springsteen cover band will skip inaugural event

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. – The Latest on a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that had been scheduled to perform at a gala ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Bruce Springsteen tribute band has cancelled its plans to perform at a Washington gala before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. B Street Band leader Willie ... Read More »

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Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn’t Trump endorsement

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

NEW YORK – The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement. The Utah-based group, which first found fame on YouTube, is among the few acts to agree to play for the Republican’s inaugural celebration. Numerous musicians have said they ... Read More »

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Singer Nina Simone’s birthplace in Tryon for sale for $95K

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

TRYON, N.C. – The small wooden cottage that was the birthplace of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone is for sale in Tryon, North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/2iyPxZK) the current owner of the 664-square-foot home has done work to shore up the foundation and restore the interior of the cottage in ... Read More »

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Blue Jay Josh Donaldson dons extensions, adopts a new accent for ‘Vikings’

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – With his warrior-like hairdo and passion for history and “Vikings,” Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was a natural fit to appear on the History series. But the two-time All-Star says his guest spot on this Wednesday’s episode is not necessarily the start of a new career. “I’ve always been a big ... Read More »

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Canadian filmmakers choose potential candidates for new Heritage Minutes

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

Organizers behind Canada’s Heritage Minutes are asking filmmakers to draft up their best proposals for new additions to the series on key moments or figures in the country’s history. Historica Canada says they’ll produce two new one-minute films this year that join recent additions like the stories of Viola Desmond and Chanie Wenjack. But to ... Read More »

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Canadian filmmakers consider how to make Heritage Minutes fresh again

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Kari Skogland thinks it’s about time that filmmakers push the boundaries on Canada’s Heritage Minutes. After directing two early instalments in the series of bite-sized historic moments, the Ottawa-born director suggests there’s an opportunity to re-envision the project as a collection of thought-provoking conversation starters, rather than simple recreations of the past. “It’s ... Read More »

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Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks ‘Star Wars’

By Hilary Fox, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

LONDON – Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that’s never been done before, although he’s starting to realize why his feat would be a first. The actor plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called “Lost In London LIVE,” which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 ... Read More »

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