February 22nd, 2020

Entertainment News

Lizzo, Nyong’o, Eddie Murphy vying for NAACP Image Awards

By The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2020

PASADENA, Calif. – Hollywood’s awards season isn’t over quite yet, with the NAACP Image Awards putting the spotlight Saturday on the achievements of actors and musicians of colour. The evening’s honorees include Oscar contenders, namely Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the Harriet Tubman biopic, “Harriet.” It also will showcase several actors and films that missed ... Read More »

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Netflix series explores the assassination of Malcolm X

By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. “Who Killed Malcolm X?” dives into questions surrounding his accused killers and allegations of a botched investigation. The show available now on the streaming service comes as Friday marked the 55th anniversary of Malcolm X’s ... Read More »

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Milan Fashion Week carries on amid virus, economic concern

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2020

MILAN – Runway shows continued apace on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week as the itinerant fashion crowd took an analytical attitude toward the cases of the virus from China clustered not far away in northern Italy. Milan city officials closed offices as a precaution as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew in ... Read More »

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

WASHINGTON – Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” – TBA. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice-President Mike Pence; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; national security adviser Robert O’Brien. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” ... Read More »

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HIV-themed ‘Friends’ edit pulled after copyright claim from Warner Bros.

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2020

TORONTO – A Toronto-based HIV-AIDS hospital has pulled an edited “Friends” episode aimed at addressing stigma after receiving a copyright claim. Casey House says it immediately complied with a takedown notice from Warner Bros. for altering “Friends” footage as part of its sitcom-themed #SmashStigma campaign. “Losing Friends,” which showed Chandler dealing with an HIV diagnosis, ... Read More »

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Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

By Tom Hays And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

NEW YORK – The jury deliberating in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges. In a note sent to the judge during their lunch break, jurors posed a question asking if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory sexual assault while ... Read More »

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Online daters looking for more than endless swiping

By Louise Dixon, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

LONDON – While taboos surrounding online dating are long gone, some of today’s app users are sick of the endless swiping and virtual pen-paling that leads nowhere when it comes to long-term relationships, according to industry leaders who are responding with new ways to get users off their phones and out meeting people in the ... Read More »

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WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

Bestselling Books Week Ended February 15th. FICTION 1. “Dog Man: Fetch-22″ by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne) 4. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 5. “Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar” ... Read More »

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Spin Master to turn ‘Paw Patrol’ into first of multiple feature films

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2020

TORONTO – Preschool puppy series “Paw Patrol” is heading to the big screen. Spin Master Corp. says it’s turning its popular franchise into an animated feature film that will hit theatres in August 2021. The TV series has been a consistent winner for young viewers, who catch it on Netflix and several provincial networks in ... Read More »

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Roman Forum find could be shrine to Rome’s founder, Romulus

By Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

ROME – Italian archaeologists unveiled to the press Friday an exciting new find from the Roman Forum, which they say could be the lost shrine dedicated some 2,600 years ago to Romulus, Rome’s legendary founder and first king. Visually, the discovery first announced Tuesday is not very remarkable: Peering down in an excavated space beneath ... Read More »

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‘West Side Story’ opening draws protesters on Broadway

By John Carucci, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2020

NEW YORK – There was a chorus outside the Broadway Theatre on Thursday at the opening night of a new revival of “West Side Story” but what was being sung was a protest chant. A group of about 100 people demanded the removal of cast member Amar Ramasar, who was fired and then reinstated last ... Read More »

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