July 20th, 2018

Entertainment News

Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

BANGKOK – Thailand’s military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young soccer players and their heroic rescue from a flooded cave that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next week’s Cabinet meeting that a special committee be established ... Read More »

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Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

HELSINKI – The Nordic region’s largest telecoms operator, Telia, says it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a foothold in the television and entertainment business. Friday’s 9.2 billion kronor ($1 billion) deal to buy Bonnier Broadcasting includes Swedish TV4 channel, streaming service C More ... Read More »

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Radiohead singer responds to fatal stage collapse in Toronto

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The lead singer of Radiohead sharply criticized the lack of progress in determining how a stage collapsed and killed a drum technician in Toronto during the British band’s first concert in the city since the fatal incident in 2012. Prior to the band’s encore at ScotiaBank Arena Thursday night, Thom Yorke used an ... Read More »

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Disney announces new Star Wars ‘Clone Wars’ episodes

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series “The Clone Wars” on its upcoming streaming platform. The 12-episode run was announced Thursday during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story lines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker ... Read More »

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4 indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed. According to a warrant ... Read More »

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Walter White may appear in ‘Better Call Saul,’ creator says

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

SAN DIEGO – “Breaking Bad” is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman will be in the show’s spinoff “Better Call Saul” at some point. Gilligan, Cranston ... Read More »

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A year after ‘Despacito’ has Latin music found a permanent home on Canadian radio?

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Singer Alx Veliz is certain that a recent swell in the popularity of Latin music is signalling a change of tastes with many Canadian listeners. He points to the numerous Latin songs that broke into mainstream consciousness across the country last year, led by the colossal hit, “Despacito,” performed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy ... Read More »

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Former Toronto radio star Dean Blundell says he regrets shock-jock antics

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Former shock-jock radio star Dean Blundell says he can sympathize with the unceremonious downfall of Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler, who was fired this week after making offensive comments about transgender people. Several years after his own ignoble descent from Toronto’s popular 102.1 The Edge, Blundell says he understands times have changed and ... Read More »

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Airman who inspired “Good Morning, Vietnam” film has died

By Ben Finley, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and ... Read More »

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Father looks to coroner’s inquest after fatal Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The father of Scott Johnson, the British drum technician killed in the Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto six years ago, says he expects a coroner’s inquest into the incident to begin early next year. Ken Johnson said he spoke with Ontario’s chief coroner on Wednesday – a day before the band returned to ... Read More »

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University of Winnipeg seeking Indigenous artist to create podium

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation. The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of the Métis. “We understand that ... Read More »

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