November 18th, 2018

Entertainment News

Disney details new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ attractions

By The Associated Press on November 17th, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – “Star Wars” fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle. Disney on Saturday announced some details of the new “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” lands, opening in 2019. It also announced that composer John Williams, creator of the classic “Star Wars” themes, is ... Read More »

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‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ wins top prize at Golden Horse

By The Associated Press on November 17th, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan – “An Elephant Sitting Still” won the top prize Saturday night at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language version of the Oscars. The film, whose director, Hu Bo, committed suicide before its release, upset the highly touted martial-arts epic “Shadow,” by veteran director Zhang Yimou. Zhang won best director for “Shadow.” The Golden ... Read More »

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Hailey Baldwin changes last name to Bieber on Instagram

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

Justin Bieber’s partner has changed her name to Hailey Bieber on Instagram. Bieber became engaged to Hailey Baldwin in July, just a month after rekindling their on-again-off-again romance. At around the same time that Hailey Bieber changed her name on Instagram, Justin Bieber posted a photo with his partner captioned, “my wife is awesome.” It’s ... Read More »

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Director Zhang Yimou wins Golden Horse Award for ‘Shadow’

By The Associated Press on November 17th, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Veteran director Zhang Yimou won best director at the Chinese-language version of the Oscars on Saturday night in Taiwan for his monochrome historical epic, “Shadow.” The Golden Horse Awards honour films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the Chinese-speaking world, transcending political, cultural and geographic borders. This year’s ... Read More »

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Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ a favourite at Golden Horse Awards

By The Associated Press on November 17th, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Chinese-language version of the Oscars is being held Saturday night in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, with veteran director Zhang Yimou’s monochrome historical epic “Shadow” a leading contender for best picture. The Golden Horse Awards honour films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the Chinese-speaking world, transcending political, cultural ... Read More »

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Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it’s possible the artwork could find another home. Workers in Breckenridge used a chainsaw and backhoe to remove the 15-foot (4.5 metre) sculpture known as Isak Heartstone on Thursday. The Summit Daily News ... Read More »

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Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is ‘welcome’ to remain

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

NEW YORK – The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations. The board announced Friday that an independent review “did not find evidence warranting” Diaz’s departure and that the author would be “welcome” to complete his term, which ends in April. The monthslong review was conducted ... Read More »

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The Latest: CNN’s Acosta returns to White House after ruling

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House’s decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 6:55 p.m. CNN’s Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his press credentials, though a ... Read More »

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Spirit Awards heap noms on ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘First Reformed’

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

NEW YORK – The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age tale “Eighth Grade,” Lynne Ramsay’s existentialist thriller “You Were Never Really Here” and Paul Schrader’s religious drama “First Reformed” in nominees announced Friday . Each scored four nods including best picture. Also nominated for best picture: Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin ... Read More »

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Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

NEW YORK – FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service. In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a stand-alone service in spring next year. FilmStruck, the ... Read More »

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Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia says Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation centre. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in Philadelphia. She learned how to play classical piano at the age of ... Read More »

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