Stories tagged: entertainment
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
The music of Bloomsday: Along the course, bands compete to spur runners on
This may not be Philadelphia and you may not feel like Sylvester Stallone in his fighting prime when you make the second-to-last turn in Bloomsday on to Broadway Avenue. But …
Sun., May 7, 2017
Around the remote: Charles Barkley hosts discussions about race
In this two-night, four-episode special, Charles Barkely travels the country to explore the hot-button topic of race from different angles and engage in “thoughtful but spirited dialogue” with a diverse …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?
Of all the late-night comedians – including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes – it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: Bring back ‘The Ghosting’ for one awfully good night
“The Ghosting” is the best so-awful-it’s-wonderful movie ever made in Spokane.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 8 a.m.
Hollywood writers, producers reach deal; strike averted
A tentative deal was reached between screenwriters and producers Tuesday, averting a strike that could have crippled TV and film production and inflicted harm on the wider California economy.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
For Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was a waiting game
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which premieres Wednesday, takes place in the former United States, where a far-right Christian sect has taken over every aspect …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Around the remote: National Geographic explores Einstein in miniseries
Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in “Genius,” a 10-episode miniseries on the National Geographic Channel.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Like his ‘Veep’ character, Reid Scott has been fired – a lot
Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
The five most fascinating revelations about ‘The Last Jedi’ at Star Wars Celebration
Four decades ago, a “Star Wars” presentation to launch a fan base was a tiny session run on the cheap at San Diego’s Comic-Con. Now, ahead of December’s Episode VIII, …
Sun., April 16, 2017
Around the remote: ‘Fargo’ shows two sides of Ewan McGregor
The snow-capped crime anthology makes a welcome return. For Season 3, the story is set in 2010 and centers on two brothers – both wonderfully played by Ewan McGregor. One …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Climate change a character in Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’
The waters off Alaska that provide the livelihood for the show’s real-life stars warmed by a dramatic 4 degrees in one year. The cold water-loving crab is depleted in the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows
Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90
Don Rickles, the irrepressible master of the comic insult whose humor was a fast-paced, high-volume litany of mockery in which members of his audience were the (usually) willing victims of …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Review: Black Violin’s mash up of classical and hip-hop entertaining for all ages
“The point of our show is breaking stereotypes and thinking outside of the box,” Black Violin’s Kev Marcus said. “We wanted to be professional violinists but wanted to wear fitted …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Around the remote: ‘Prison Break’ comes back to life for nine-episode reboot
When we last left “Prison Break” nearly eight years ago, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was presumed dead, leaving his wife, Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), to raise their baby son alone. …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Review: ‘13 Reasons Why’ is Netflix’s newest must-see series
Perhaps you’ve heard: High school is treacherous place. Students are ruthless to one another. Hormones are bad-behavior accelerants. And adults? Utterly clueless.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Where to wet your whistle as Gonzaga plays in the Final Four
Local sports bars will be opening up as early as 7 a.m. Saturday to usher in fans hoping to catch the Bulldogs earn their first Final Four victory.
Tue., March 28, 2017, noon
Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer
It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins’ next project? ‘The Underground Railroad’
Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Adele’s ‘Hello’ may mean goodbye to touring
Earlier in the month, the superstar singer and songwriter confirmed to a Brisbane, Australia, audience that she had tied the knot with longtime partner Simon Konecki, and at a Sunday …
Sun., March 26, 2017
Around the remote: ‘Bones’ bids farewell after 12 seasons and 370 corpses
After 12 seasons, 246 episodes and 370 corpses, “Bones,” the longest-running drama in Fox history, bids farewell.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Netflix re-ups with Sandler, plan 4 more films together
As part of a previous four-movie deal, Sandler has already produced and starred in two films for Netflix. While neither “Ridiculous 6” nor “The Do-Over” received anything close to good …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
The space between like and love, as seen on Netflix’s ‘Love’
“Love” is highly aware of the fragility of early relationships, when two people are not committed to each other but pondering it. Even in the best moments, on the best …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
The film is ‘CHIPS’ and ‘CHiPs’ TV fans are poised to hate it
Fans of the original “CHiPs,” still widely seen in reruns and on DVD, have been posting angry messages all over the internet since the first trailers for the R-rated action …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments
Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial
Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.