December 14th, 2017

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  • Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims

    NEW YORK – Music mogul Russell Simmons says on Instagram that he will “begin to properly defend” himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women that he raped them. The allegations in the Times’ Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denies the allegations. Simmons wrote Thursday [...] Read More »

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  • TNT’s NBA studio team to call 1st game together on Christmas

    NEW YORK – Turner Sports says its “Inside the NBA” studio team will call a Christmas night game in Los Angeles along with its other usual duties. Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson will be at Staples Center for the Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They will call the nightcap of [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Scott M. Mills to become new BET president

    NEW YORK – Black Entertainment Television will soon have a new president. BET Networks announced Thursday that Scott M. Mills will take over as president, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Debra L. Lee, who will remain as chair and CEO. Most recently, Mills was executive vice-president and chief administrative officer at Viacom, BET’s parent company. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Top 2017 film moments include ‘Girls Trip’ and ‘Get Out’

    LOS ANGELES – From Tiffany Haddish and that grapefruit to Wonder Woman taking on No Man’s Land by herself, here are the 10 movie moments from 2017 that we can’t stop talking about. Beware, mild spoilers lurk below. ___ NO MAN’S LAND, “Wonder Woman” Goosebumps. I still get goosebumps thinking about Gal Gadot emerging from [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

    NEW YORK – PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming. The Public Broadcasting Service said Wednesday an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • ‘Tis the season to get lit

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com ’Tis the season to be merry — for theoretically most of us in southern Alberta. Christmas can be a time of joy for those who have their health, supportive families, rewarding careers and homes to return to every night. It’s a season when people become friendlier, kinder and more willing [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ron Sakamoto brings stars to fireworks festival

    Ron Sakamoto is doing it again. The renowned Lethbridge-based promoter is once again organizing the artistic part of a music and fireworks festival in northern Ontario. Sakamoto is lining up the talent for the Stars and Thunder 2018, the Timmins, Ont. international music and fireworks festival that runs for eight days starting June 24 and [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Enabling addictions isn’t the solution

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I don’t believe in political correctness, I don’t believe in extremism, I believe in fairness. And I agree with the editorial in Wednesday’s Herald — inspired by an email I sent to staff about World Diabetes Day on Tuesday — “if money can be found to provide safe drug supplies [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Viva Las Vegas!

    A rookie’s guide to exploring the famous Strip Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com City of Sin. City of Lights. Lost Wages. Whatever you call it, everyone it seems has vacationed in Las Vegas at least once in their lifetimes. Being among those who hadn’t until three weeks ago, I had no real clue what to [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • DOING IT HIS WAY

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Daniel O’Donnell is one of the nice guys. Despite a hectic touring schedule, the soft-spoken Irishman gladly takes time to talk to the media, answering probably the same questions he’s heard time after time with kindness and grace. He’s also a performer who marches to the tune of his own [...] Read More »

    4 months ago