Tag Archives: Entertainment/Culture

20Aug/17

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday (August 20) of “natural causes” at the age of 91, his family said. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Taylor Swift creates “Blank Space” on social media

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday (August 18), sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Teen Choice honors Pratt, Zendaya, Fifth Harmony

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Teen Choice Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 13). The show, which honored actors, singers, and social media stars, was highlighted by Chris Pratt, who made his first public appearance since his separation from his wife, Anna Farris. Pratt was honored with two awards, including Choice Sci-fi movie actor. Continue reading

14Aug/17

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 10, 2014) (REUTERS) – “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is taking her Shondaland production house away from Walt Disney Co’s ABC network to Netflix Inc to produce new content, the video streaming company said on Sunday (August 13). Continue reading

14Aug/17

‘Annabelle’ sequel scares off competitors with $35 million debut

(WARNER BROS.) – Warner Bros.’ horror film “Annabelle: Creation”, a prequel to the 2014 ‘Annabelle’ and the latest in the Conjuring film series, made a $35 million debut to top the weekend box office in North America. Continue reading

06Aug/17

‘The Dark Tower’ takes top spot at U.S. weekend box office

(SONY PICTURES) – Sony Pictures’ “The Dark Tower” – based on the popular series by author Stephen King – hit the top spot of this weekend’s US box office, according to box office site boxofficemojo.com. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al-Jazeera

JERUSALEM (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS – Israel plans to revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera TV journalists, close their Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday (August 6). Continue reading