Entertainment


Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

By ANDREW DALTON, LOS ANGELES (AP):- From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children’s-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have been filled with classic..

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Indian cinemas reopen after going dark for months amid virus Thursday, October 15th, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP):- Seven months after screens went dark, cinemas reopened Thursday in much of India with mostly old titles on the marquee — a sign of the country’s efforts to return to normal as the pace of coronavirus infections slows but also of the roadblocks that..

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Kardashian Donates $1 Million To Armenia Fund Monday, October 12th, 2020

LOS ANGELES:- Kim Kardashian has donated $1 million to the Armenia Fund, amid the ongoing conflict in the country. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and businesswoman shared the news in an Instagram video on Saturday. "I’m so honored to be part of today’s global effort to support the..

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History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers’ eyes Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

By DAVID RISING, BERLIN (AP):- As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president’s view through the Brandenburg Gate and a banner perched in front of it accused the United States of breaking an international agreement “to..

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‘I selfie, therefore I am’: Instagram 10 years on Friday, October 2nd, 2020

PARIS, (AFP):- #Foodporn, #nofilter and #TBT: Little known to the general public a decade ago, Instagram has weaved its way into the daily lives of a billion people, changing the way we eat, travel and consume. On October 6, 2010 two Americans, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, launched Instagram as..

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Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok Sunday, September 27th, 2020

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MATT O'BRIEN, NEW YORK (AP):- A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight. A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week..

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Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

By KRISTIN M. HALL, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP):- In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists. Underwood and Rhett..

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Trump says no TikTok deal yet amid security concerns

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wasn't ready to approve a deal for an American company to partner with Chinese-owned video app TikTok, which would allow it to continue operating in the United States. The president said the day before that Silicon Valley tech giant..

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Oscars set minimum diversity rules for best picture prize Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

LOS ANGELES, (AFP):- Hollywood's motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a landmark announcement Tuesday. From 2024, all films hoping to win Tinseltown's most coveted prize will need to..

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Prince Harry and Meghan sign sprawling Netflix deal Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

LOS ANGELES, (AFP):- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially launched their new Hollywood careers Wednesday, signing a deal with Netflix to produce "impactful" films and series for the streaming giant. The couple -- who quit the British royal family and moved to California this year -- already..

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Niecy Nash surprises with wedding to singer Jessica Betts Monday, August 31st, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP):- Actor and comedian Niecy Nash surprised fans with her weekend wedding to singer Jessica Betts. Nash and Betts posted Twitter and Instagramphotos Monday of their outdoor marriage ceremony in a lush garden setting. Nash, whose legal first name is Carol, captioned the photo..

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Lady Gaga dominates at MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins top award Sunday, August 30th, 2020

By MESFIN FEKADU,NEW YORK (AP):- Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask” and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna..

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