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‘Divergent’ Doesn’t Diverge From The YA Formula

‘Divergent’ Doesn’t Diverge From The YA Formula

March 19, 2014


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By Barbara Vancheri Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) In the futuristic world of “Divergent,” the notion that you can do anything, be anyone and go anywhere does not apply. At age 16, Chicagoans are forced to pick their lifelong path from one of five “factions” or groups: Abnegation,...

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

March 4, 2014


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The TV ratings were up, but some people wondered if Ellen DeGeneres #overdidit with all the #socialmedia at the #Oscars2014. Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards telecast on ABC broke with tradition and reverse-engineered itself for the Twitter gen...

Next Year’s Oscars: Too Early To Call It For ‘Unbroken’?

Next Year’s Oscars: Too Early To Call It For ‘Unbroken’?

March 4, 2014


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Angelina Jolie showed up at the Academy Awards on Sunday night on the arm of partner Brad Pitt, who ended up winning an Oscar as one of the producers of “12 Years a Slave.” Don’t be surprised if you see Jolie at the Dolby again next year, this time with Pi...

‘Real Housewives’ Stars Teresa, Joe Giudice Reportedly Plan To Plead Guilty On Fraud Charges

February 28, 2014


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By Peter Sampson The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of the Bravo network’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to resolve federal fraud charges in a deal that could send them to prison, a sour...

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

February 24, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon has convinced Bruce Springsteen to cover “Whip My Hair,” Tom Cruise to smash a raw egg on his own forehead and President Barack Obama to “slow jam” the news. With a record like that, taking over “The Tonigh...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014


Filed under Business, Entertainment, Television

By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

Spanish-language television studios breaking the language barrier

Spanish-language television studios breaking the language barrier

February 20, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Douglas Hanks The Miami Herald (MCT) What would make Nickelodeon film a teen series in Miami? A Spanish-language script. Every character on Nickelodeon’s popular new show, “Every Witch Way,” speaks English, even when rookie witch Emma Alonso casts a spell to help her through the...

Madison County Fair Entertainers

February 19, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Local News

The Madison county fair and rodeo In Madison Nebraska is coming up again the 8th thru the 13 of July. This year Billy Currington will be performing on Saturday July 12th.   On Sunday July 13th the Gatliin Brothers will be opening for Justin Moore     ...

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

February 19, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Television

By Todd Martens Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Cee Lo Green says he won’t be returning to the spinning judge’s seat on NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice.” The artist broke the news on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, revealing his change in plans just days before “The Voi...

Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

February 19, 2014


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Eric Church’s new album is called “The Outsiders,” but he sure didn’t look like one during a recent visit to Hollywood. Sitting in a chauffeured SUV, the country singer watched as paparazzi snapped photos of his arrival for a taping last week at ...

Grammy Show Is Hit With Viewers

Grammy Show Is Hit With Viewers

January 28, 2014


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — With big performances, a mass wedding and Pharrell Williams’ giant hat getting much of the attention, the 56th Grammy Awards broadcast drew its second-biggest audience in 21 years Sunday night. The show drew an average of 28.5 millio...

Reviews of recent and upcoming DVD releases

Reviews of recent and upcoming DVD releases

September 25, 2013


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By Billy O'Keefe McClatchy-Tribune (MCT) "The Kings of Summer" (R, 2013, Sony Pictures) Joe (Nick Robinson), all of 15 years old, has had enough of the oppressed high school freshman lifestyle. His best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) is driven so crazy by his overbearing parents that he's li...

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