June 25th, 2017

Entertainment News

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on June 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – The hulking machines of “Transformers” are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day total ... Read More »

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Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honours, to open BET Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on June 25th, 2017

The “B” in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday’s show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Beyonce, who dominated last year’s show with multiple wins and a show-stopping performance, is up for seven honours. ... Read More »

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Prince Harry once ‘wanted out’ of Britain’s royal family

By The Associated Press on June 25th, 2017

LONDON – Prince Harry says he once “wanted out” of the British royal family. In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent in the army was “the best escape I’ve ever had” and that he once considered giving up his title. He said: “I felt I wanted ... Read More »

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‘Into the Gray Zone’ details journey to tap into consciousness of vegetative patients

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Imagine being fully conscious, fully aware, but trapped inside your body with no ability to move at will or communicate with loved ones or health-care providers – with no way to say “I’m in here.” For the last 20 years, neuroscientist Adrian Owen has dedicated himself to trying to “make contact” with such ... Read More »

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Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

NEW YORK – Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us supporting one another,” the pop ... Read More »

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The Latest: Utah woman speaks about London attack

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – The Latest on a concert held in honour of a Utah man killed in a high-profile London attack (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Utah woman injured in a high-profile London attack on Westminster Bridge says she was looking at her camera and didn’t see the sport utility vehicle coming before ... Read More »

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The Latest: London officer in Utah to honour attack victims

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – The Latest on a concert held in honour of a Utah man killed in a high-profile London attack (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A London police officer who rushed to help a Utah woman after she was injured in a high-profile Westminster Bridge attack that killed her husband says he travelled ... Read More »

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The Latest: Concert honours London attack victim from Utah

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – The Latest on a concert held in honour of a Utah man killed in a high-profile London attack (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Utah musicians are playing a concert to honour the life of Kurt Cochran, a local man killed while visiting London in a high-profile attack on Westminster Bridge. His ... Read More »

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Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track

By Pat Graham, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – His favourite song is “Hot for Teacher.” His go-to selection on karaoke nights happens to be “Panama .” And whenever steeplechaser Aric Van Halen tells someone his name, he waits for the inevitable question: Are you related to THE Van Halens? Why, yes he is. His father is drummer Alex Van Halen, ... Read More »

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Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in ‘Making a Murderer’

By Todd Richmond And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

MADISON, Wis. – Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced. Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that he be released on his ... Read More »

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Freshman series ‘Downward Dog’ cancelled by ABC

By Mike Cidoni Lennox, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The producer of ABC’s freshman series “Downward Dog” says the comedy has been cancelled after eight episodes. Executive producer Jimmy Miller said the show will air its last two episodes on ABC Tuesday. Miller said Friday that ABC wanted to keep “Downward Dog” on its schedule but that the finances couldn’t be ... Read More »

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