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Stories tagged: entertainment

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017

Bing Crosby, David Bowie teamed up 40 years ago for a strange, enduring Christmas medley

The sweater-clad septuagenarian joined with the rocker known to the world as Ziggy Stardust for a collaboration in 1977. Five weeks later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack, and …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Stream on demand: The Crown returns to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Stream on Demand: Amazon’s ‘Mrs. Maisel’ offers the flip side of ‘Mad Men’

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

U.S. Pavilion plans with temporary shade structure, no permanent cover approved by Spokane park officials

Park planners have signed off on a $16.5 million construction plan for the new U.S. Pavilion that will include temporary overhead shading for events in the summer. Critics said their …

Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …

’Veep’ production postponed during Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment

Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.

14 movies worth seeing this holiday season – and none about Santa Claus

“Holiday,” in the first and loosest sense of the word, suggests a break from routine. Although looking forward to a great new movie brings a sense of anticipation akin to …

Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing …

Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns with 100th episode

As Season 8 of the zombie sensation begins, it’s time for all-out war. With the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors are finally ready …

‘Godspeed, Hugh Hefner’: Playmates, celebrities, civil rights leaders remember the Playboy founder

The actress Kat Denning remembered meeting Hugh Hefner at his famed mansion, where he was “very nice to my mom.” Kim Kardashian said she was “honored to be part of …

Oregon Supreme Court affirms Portland arts tax

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Portland’s art tax.

Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households.

Celebrity Focus: Bob Newhart gets a TV marathon; ‘Big Bang Theory’ ahead

In his trademark low-key way, Bob Newhart says he’s pleased that his 1970s sitcom about a psychologist and his quirky patients and pals will mark its 45th anniversary with a …

Around the remote: Franco plays dual role in 1970s-set ‘Deuce’

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Sept. 10-16

Stream on Demand: Works from Campion, Altman lead the streaming pack

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. Top streams for the week

Around the remote: ‘AHS’ kicks off with last year’s presidential election

The seventh installment of the popular creep-show franchise has a curious jumping-off point: Last November’s presidential election. It goes on to track various characters’ responses to the shifting political realities …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

Singer Glen Campbell has died at 81

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer whose dozens of hit singles included “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” and whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family …

Ziering: ‘Sharknado’ has ‘secret sauce’ he can’t explain

The memes and mockery abound, but “Sharknado,” which has conquered audiences, netted dozens of celebrity cameos such as George R.R. Martin, Ne-Yo and Kelly Osbourne, and has turned into an …

Concert review: Once Toby Keith kicked into gear, his Northern Quest show really took off

Toby Keith’s stage presence did not fully evolve until the second half of the show. His band, featuring incredible musicians delivering enthusiastic performances, initially outshined Keith, as the upbeat music …

Around the remote: Jessica Biel is ‘The Sinner’ in new miniseries

“The Sinner” – Jessica Biel, who once starred in “7th Heaven,” embraces hell in this unnerving eight-part miniseries.

Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90.

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

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 …

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.

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 …

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

‘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.

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

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

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.

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.

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. …