Category: Entertainment

Miss America Organization tabs new president, CFO

Miss America Organization tabs new president, CFO

The Miss America Organization on Wednesday promoted two executives to top roles in the group that stages the iconic pageant each year in Atlantic City. Josh Randle was named president and Eli Popicg (POP’-itch) was named chief financial officer of the Miss America Organization. Randle joined Miss America in 2015 as chief operating officer and served as a volunteer trustee […]

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Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football. Asked if she wanted the New England Patriots quarterback to retire, Bundchen expressed concern “as […]

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Musical of ‘King Kong’ to roar on Broadway next year

Musical of ‘King Kong’ to roar on Broadway next year

A musical version of “King Kong” is hoping to make Broadway go bananas. Officials at Global Creatures, the Australian company behind the hit arena show “Walking With Dinosaurs,” said Wednesday their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. Exact dates and cast will be announced later. This “King Kong” is […]

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Music cut from ‘La La Land’ added back in for concert tour

Music cut from ‘La La Land’ added back in for concert tour

An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl. Composer Justin Hurwitz said it’s one of two new pieces of music that fans of the film will get to hear in “La La […]

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Myanmar screening of film on army’s role in jade trade canceled

Myanmar screening of film on army’s role in jade trade canceled

A hotel in Myanmar abruptly canceled a film screening on Wednesday by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its impact on a difficult peace process. The cancellation highlights sensitivities over portrayals of the army as Myanmar grapples with the legacy of nearly 50 years of military […]

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DiCaprio, former Kremlin aide competing for ivory documentary Oscar

DiCaprio, former Kremlin aide competing for ivory documentary Oscar

Hollywood heartthrob and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is competing for another Oscar against an unlikely rival – a former top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Critics are touting DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game”, about Africa’s illegal ivory trade, for a prestigious Academy Award in the documentary film category along with a film on the same subject by Sergey Yastrzhembsky, the […]

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Cruz Beckham, 11, releases debut holiday song for charity

Cruz Beckham, 11, releases debut holiday song for charity

Another Beckham has stepped into the limelight. Cruz, the 11-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has released his debut single, a holiday-themed pop track titled “If Every Day Was Christmas.” Beckham previewed the song Wednesday on Britain’s Capital FM. He said the song contained “two of my favorite things: singing and Christmas.” Father David said he was “really proud.” […]

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Beyonce leads Grammy noms with 9; Kanye, Rihanna score 8

Beyonce leads Grammy noms with 9; Kanye, Rihanna score 8

The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce’s lemonade. The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with “Lemonade,” and song and record of the year with “Formation.” The singer, who already has 20 Grammys, is also the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B […]

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Lady Gaga calls PTSD struggle one of her ‘deepest secrets’

Lady Gaga calls PTSD struggle one of her ‘deepest secrets’

Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from her rape at the age of 19. The 30-year-old singer made the announcement in an interview broadcast on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday. Gaga was shown in a segment visiting a center for homeless LGBT youth in New York. She told a group that she has a […]

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Polish top court upholds verdict that Polanski cannot be extradited

Polish top court upholds verdict that Polanski cannot be extradited

Poland’s supreme court upheld on Tuesday an earlier district court verdict that Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made a high-profile appearance in Warsaw in 2014. A Polish district court in the city of Krakow rejected the request last […]

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