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Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

February 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, On Netflix

Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life a...

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

January 14, 2016


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) To prepare for his latest role, Bryan Cranston was in luck: He sort of looks like former President Lyndon B. Johnson. “Fortunately my own natural makeup is what every man hopes for — beady eyes and thin lips,” Cranston, the former “Breaking Bad...

Showtime will follow 2016 campaign with weekly documentary series called ‘The Circus’

Showtime will follow 2016 campaign with weekly documentary series called ‘The Circus’

December 17, 2015


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By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) If you think the 2016 race for the White House is a circus worthy of a reality TV program, Showtime is right there with you. The premium cable network announced Tuesday that it is launching a weekly documentary-style series called “The Circus: Insid...

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Video Games

By Asif Khan GamerHub.tv (TNS) The exclusive deal between Electronic Arts and the NFL can be a double-edged sword. The lack of a viable competitor to the Madden franchise can sometimes yield a mediocre annual release, but the exclusivity can create amazing experiences when the full force of the NF...

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Opens At Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Opens At Universal Studios Hollywood

June 11, 2015


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By Martin Miller Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Springfield, the mythical city that serves as Anytown, USA for “The Simpsons,” is enjoying some urban sprawl in the real world. Home to America’s favorite screaming yellow TV characters, the town becomes bicoastal on Wednesday when Uni...

Asher Vollmer, Creator Of The Elegant ‘Threes,’ Turns Cynical With ‘Royals.’

Asher Vollmer, Creator Of The Elegant ‘Threes,’ Turns Cynical With ‘Royals.’

June 9, 2015


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By Todd Martens Los Angeles Times (TNS) Asher Vollmer helped make one of the most popular games of 2014. “Threes” has been downloaded more than 1 million times and was blessed by Apple as the mobile game of the year. It’s the puzzle game at its most elegant, owning an invitingly crisp design and requiring little more...

Do We Really Need Another Festival? Nope

May 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (TNS) In what’s become a kind of seasonal migration, the country’s most successful musical acts are heading to the highways to take their art to the people. After conferring with their booking agents, they’ll plot courses, rent buses and hotel suites and fan out i...

Britney Spears Cancels Concerts After Foot Injury

Britney Spears Cancels Concerts After Foot Injury

May 5, 2015


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By August Brown Los Angeles Times (TNS) Britney Spears has canceled several dates of her “Piece of Me” concert residency in Las Vegas after slipping and injuring her foot onstage. The 33-year-old singer was performing her set Wednesday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino when, aft...

Stagecoach Is Now The World’s Biggest Country Music Festival, With A Combined Attendance Of 210,000 This Year

Stagecoach Is Now The World’s Biggest Country Music Festival, With A Combined Attendance Of 210,000 This Year

May 5, 2015


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) INDIO, Calif. — Miranda Lambert snagged an opportunity to catch her breath a few hours before she was to hit the stage as a headliner for the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, an event she’s played four times since it started eight years ago. “O...

Jack Black Juggles His Golden Nuggets Of Comedy

Jack Black Juggles His Golden Nuggets Of Comedy

May 5, 2015


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By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Jack Black gets some of his best ideas in the middle of the night. In his younger days, he would often stay up until dawn, playing Scrabble over the Internet and letting his mind roam to strange places. Now that he’s got kids — sons ages 6 and 8 — h...

Rhiannon Giddens: A Folk Star’s Breakout Moment

Rhiannon Giddens: A Folk Star’s Breakout Moment

April 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Jon Bream Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) She is named after a Welsh mythological spirit. She calls a guy named T Bone her “fairy godfather.” And she just led a singalong at the White House with Barack and Michelle. Rhiannon Giddens has been on a roll since hip producer T Bone Burnett ca...

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception In Seattle

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception In Seattle

April 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

SEATTLE — Director Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays in the Picture,” “Crossfire Hurricane”) brought his new documentary, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” to Seattle recently. The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later...

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