July 15th, 2019

Entertainment News

The Latest: Telescope protesters detached from grate

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 3 p.m. Eight people protesting a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain are no longer attached to a grate on the road to the summit. Protester ... Read More »

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The Latest: Hawaii crews installing highway barriers

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Hawaii officials say crews will spend a few hours installing concrete barriers along a highway shoulder to protect large numbers of people gathered for a ... Read More »

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The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state’s tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope project. The road ... Read More »

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Barbie goes glam rock to honour David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

NEW YORK – Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity,” Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos. Barbie ... Read More »

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Diddy’s ‘Making the Band’ officially coming back to TV

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

NEW YORK – Diddy’s “Making the Band” is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. “Making the Band” made its debut on ABC in 2000 when Lou Pearlman, who managed the Backstreet Boys and ... Read More »

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Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang on Monday to three years of probation and 100 hours of ... Read More »

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State investigating Wally Lamb’s inmate writing program

By Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. – The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants. The lawsuit alleges the inmates have not been paid for their contributions to Lamb’s third anthology of writings designed to give female prisoners a public voice. The main ... Read More »

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The Latest: Avenatti says he represents 3 R. Kelly victims

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

CHICAGO – The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he now represents three victims of singer R. Kelly, three whisleblowers who have information about the case and three parents of victims. Speaking at a press conference in Chicago Monday, Avenatti says that at ... Read More »

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Jason Reitman shares ‘family’ photo on Calgary set of ‘Ghostbusters’

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

CALGARY – Director Jason Reitman is sharing a first glimpse of his Calgary-shot new take on “Ghostbusters.” Reitman tweeted a photo from the film’s Alberta set on Friday with the caption “The Family’s All Here.” The photo shows the four-time Oscar nominee posed with his father, Toronto-bred Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original supernatural comedy ... Read More »

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Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

NEW YORK – Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. Stone is known for such provocative films as “Platoon,” ”JFK” and “Born On the Fourth of ... Read More »

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Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

By The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

NEW YORK – One of Washington’s leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy’s “Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy” will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, said in a statement that the book was ... Read More »

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