Tag Archives: Entertainment/Culture

23Oct/17

David Letterman honored with Mark Twain prize for humor

David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture. Continue reading

23Oct/17

George Clooney raises a solution to Hollywood abuse scandals

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – George Clooney turned out to launch the latest film he directed “Suburbicon” in Los Angeles on Sunday (October 22) amid an ongoing issue in Hollywood about sexual harassment of women. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2!’ ‘ scares away competitors at the box office

(LIONSGATE) – “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scored the top spot at the North American weekend box office over the weekend (October 20-22).
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22Oct/17

Five former U.S. presidents, Lady Gaga attend concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (ONE AMERICA APPEAL) – Five former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama attended a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts in College Station, Texas, on Saturday (October 21). Continue reading

14Oct/17

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

INTERNET (OCTOBER 14, 2017) (AMPAS) – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday (October 14), after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. Continue reading

09Oct/17

Corker says Trump threatens ‘World War III’ – NYT

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker escalating Monday, with Corker firing the latest shot – telling The New York Times that Trump is treating the presidency like ‘a reality show,’ with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the U.S. ‘on the path to World War III.’ Lisa Bernhard reports Continue reading

09Oct/17

Cast and crew attend ‘Only the Brave’ world premiere in LA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (ONLY THE BRAVE) – Cast and crew attended the world premiere of new movie ‘Only the Brave’ in West Hollywood, Los Angeles on Sunday (October 8, 2017).
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09Oct/17

Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday (October 8). Continue reading

08Oct/17

Google relaxes its ad rules

Google said news websites no longer have to provide users with three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

‘Blade Runner’ win top spot but falls short of expectations

(WARNER BROS PICTURES) – “Blade Runner 2049” won the North American box office over the weekend (October 6-8), netting $31.5 million in ticket sales,— far short of the $45 million many expected it to make. Continue reading