Stories tagged: entertainment
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera
The music for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is by composer Mason Bates, combining traditional orchestration with synthesizer and other electronic effects. Mark Campbell’s libretto moves back and forth through …
Sun., July 16, 2017
Around the remote: ‘Game of Thrones’ casts chill on summer
Pay no mind to the calendar, winter has arrived. As “Game of Thones” returns for its seven-episode penultimate season, all eyes are on the Iron Throne.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?
Laughs are drying up at the multiplex, and it’s a trend that goes beyond this summer. Last year, the shockingly poor performance of Andy Samberg’s “Popstar” ($9.6 million in its …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Queen guitarist Brian May to release 3-D book about the band
The coffee table book will include more than 300 photos and a 3-D viewer May designed.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
‘Big Bang’s’ Melissa Rauch pregnant after miscarriage
“Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child with her husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel.
Tue., July 11, 2017, noon
Steve Zahn went ape over latest role
Actor Steve Zahn went ape over latest role of Bad Ape in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Vivien Leigh’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ script up for auction
Vivien Leigh’s copy of the “Gone With the Wind” script is going up for auction alongside dozens of items from the late star’s personal collection.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Kermit the Frog will have a new voice after actor steps down
Longtime Muppets performer Matt Vogel will take over the role of Kermit the Frog after actor Steve Whitmire steps down.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Al Franken and David Letterman collaborate on climate change video series
David Letterman joins Sen. Al Franken for video series on the politics and science of climate change.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Jay-Z announces ‘4:44’ tour kicking off in October
NEW YORK – Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall. The rap icon announced the “4:44” tour Monday, which kicks off Oct. …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
National Archives to honor Tom Hanks for his ‘illumination of the American story’
Two things you might not know about A-list actor Tom Hanks: He collects antique typewriters, and he describes himself as a “geek.” According to U.S. Archivist David Ferriero, that’s enough …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
A film claims to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s fate
The photo is haunting. Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at …
Sun., July 2, 2017
Around the remote: Fireworks specials light up the Fourth of July
Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 2-8
Sun., June 18, 2017
Around the remote: Season finale for riveting, frigid, crime saga ‘Fargo,’
We’ve witnessed an Emmy-worthy, dual-role performance by Ewan McGregor, along with all the delirious mayhem and unfathomable “pinheadery” we can handle. Now, Season 3 of the riveting snow-capped crime saga …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Bill Cosby trial shocker: Defense rests after just 6 minutes
Bill Cosby’s attorneys raced through a startlingly brief, six-minute defense Monday, bringing to a close testimony in one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent American history.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as ‘dirty old man’
A Montgomery County detective finished presenting excerpts of Bill Cosby’s lurid 2005 deposition testimony to jurors Friday, but one portion was notably absent: the 79-year-old entertainer’s statements that he used …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Sirius XM buys stake in music streaming site Pandora
Online music service Pandora is selling a nearly 20 percent stake to satellite radio company Siriuus XM for $480 million as part of moves aimed at raising cash to help …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Diane Keaton talks mom & dad, gratitude ahead of AFI honor
When Diane Keaton accepts the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award this week, she’ll say it’s all because of her mom, dad and Woody Allen.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Doug Clark: The force returned to Spokane’s Michael Runyan last week
“May the Force Be With You.” Michael Runyan stared and puzzled over those six words that have now become as recognizable as the Pledge of Allegiance.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
‘Big Bang Theory’ star shares her wisdom in ‘Girling Up’
Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence. She joins her intelligence with experience in …
Sun., May 21, 2017
Around the remote: Weird, wild world of ‘Twin Peaks’ returns
It’s the TV event of the season. More than two decades after it left the air, David Lynch’s trippy, twisty horror-soap returns in the form of an 18-episode series.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
Secrets about the Chinese Theatre’s famous cement footprints
Film fans have been sizing themselves up against the stars in front of Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre for decades, but its world-famous collection of celebrity footprints in cement began by chance.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Judge confirms Prince’s six siblings as heirs to his estate
A judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend’s …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
‘Twin Peaks’: Too weird the first time; weird enough now?
Shrouded in secrecy, the David Lynch-Mark Frost reboot of the their 1990s cult classic certainly has TV fans curious and a high bar to clear.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
On sale: Marcus King, Pickwick, Josh Turner coming to town
Our weekly roundup of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.
Sun., May 14, 2017
Around the remote: Robert De Niro a ‘Wizard’ in HBO biopic on Bernie Madoff
Robert De Niro brings his epic talent to television in a film about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated one of the largest frauds in U.S. history and sent thousands …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 10 a.m.
How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur
Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana – talking about it, not indulging in it.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
7 reasons to love Chance the Rapper
Chart positions, album and ticket sales and Grammy Awards seem less significant, though, compared with the other ways Chance has gained widespread success. Here are seven reasons to take the …
Fri., May 12, 2017
On sale: Kenny Rogers, Reverend Horton Heat, Carbon Leaf
Our weekly roundup of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
New backers lure Steve Jobs opera to Seattle, San Francisco
A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the …