May 25th, 2019

Entertainment News

NewsAlert: Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or prize goes to ‘Parasite’

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2019

CANNES, France – The Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or prize goes to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s social satire “Parasite.&#... Read More »

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The Latest: Bong Joon-ho’s satire “Parasite” wins Palme d’Or

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2019

CANNES, France – The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local): 8:25 p.m. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. The win for “Parasite” marks the first Korean ... Read More »

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Cannes to present Palme d’Or, with history on the line

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2019

CANNES, France – History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or, is handed out Saturday. The Palme d’Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a guessing game. ... Read More »

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Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

By Jake Seiner, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a “new opportunity.” He didn’t provide further details or a firm timeline except to say ... Read More »

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Naomi Wolf and publisher discussing fixes for new book

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

NEW YORK – The publisher of Naomi Wolf says it is discussing possible corrections in her new book after an interviewer challenged some of her conclusions. Wolf’s “Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love,” coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt next month, describes severe punishment for gays in the 19th century. But her contention ... Read More »

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AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

ANTIBES, France – A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture during ... Read More »

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Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

NEW YORK – Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the “Today” show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show “went on to be a ... Read More »

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Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

CANNES, France – Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d’Or this year, at least he’s not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The awards are handed out annually to ... Read More »

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Mexican American sisters of ‘Vida’ back amid gentrification

By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Starz drama “Vida” returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows two Mexican American sisters who have inherited their late mother’s East Los Angeles bar popular with lesbian Latinas. Each must come to terms with ... Read More »

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Mario Batali to face assault charge on groping accusation

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

BOSTON – Celebrity chef Mario Batali is set to appear in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The woman filed a civil lawsuit ... Read More »

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Big names headed to New Mexico to film ‘The Comeback Trail’

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. – Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on “The Comeback Trail.” The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and ... Read More »

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