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Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

September 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

It’s a dream come true. FBI officials have found a stolen pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” 13 years after they were swiped from a museum commemorating the actress. The recovery was announced Tuesday by the FBI, though details about how they managed to track down ...

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

July 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Television

It’s been five months since a documentary sparked a national conversation on the polarizing “Simpsons” character Apu, and the long-running Fox sitcom has finally addressed the controversy — though not all are impressed. Comedian Hari Kondabolu premiered in November “The Problem with Apu,” a...

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

March 13, 2018


Filed under Television

NEW YORK _ On the Upper East Side of Manhattan last summer, Jessica Jones was doing her thing. The sardonic private detective played by Krysten Ritter was following a lead to a makeshift veterinary clinic and ended up in a verbal tiff with a snotty Goth staffer. The scene, which appears in the seco...

Chris Jones performs at the Northeast Campus

Chris Jones performs at the Northeast Campus

Steven Hamling, reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Activities, Campus, Top Stories

Hypnotist Chris Jones put on a spectacular performance on  Wednesday, September 13,  2017, that wowed the students of Northeast Community College. He  performed at the Life Long Learning Center from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  His act is not just simple magic tricks.Instead he  hypnotized  students,...

He’s in tune with the Day of the Dead: Director Lee Unkrich wanted an authentic take on the celebration

He’s in tune with the Day of the Dead: Director Lee Unkrich wanted an authentic take on the celebration

January 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

By Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times (TNS) Since we were formally introduced to Pixar via a hopping desk lamp and a rubber ball in the animated short “Luxo Jr.” three decades ago, the studio has brought to life toys, insects, monsters, fish, cars, rodents, robots and increasingly, as the technology ca...

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

November 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Nicolas Cage has three movies hitting theaters in the next two weeks — and if that seems surprising or odd to you, it’s probably just because you haven’t been paying close attention lately to Cage’s always surprising and not infrequently odd caree...

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

November 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

By Nina Metz Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — When I sat down with Vince Vaughn, who was in Chicago to talk about his new film “Hacksaw Ridge,” it was the early afternoon before Game 4 of the World Series. Wonder what brings you to town, I joked. “Gosh, I don’t know!” he laughed. Undern...

How Amy Adams got her start

How Amy Adams got her start

November 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Welcome to mid-November, unofficially called “Amy Adams Month” by film distributors and fans alike. Actually, it may be her year. With two gripping roles in a double feature of sophisticated, unconventional prestige films, Adams could soon be double...

‘Miss Peregrine’s’ school gets top grades at box office

October 3, 2016


Filed under Movies

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, bested fellow new release Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and expelled last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven.” “Mi...

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

September 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) Westworld premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. Westworld is a theme park where the very wealthy go to indulge their fantasies, which are either violent, sexual or both. The theme is the Wild West, and as far as patrons are concerned, when they step off that train, they step...

‘American Horror Story’ a mystery as it returns

September 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW: “American Horror Story” WHEN: Season 6 premiere Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 on FX WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Wouldn’t you like to know? Fact is, no one does — no one, unless you’re the stars, crew, show-runners Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, or FX chief John Landgraf, ...

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

By Jack Millrod Newsday (TNS) NEW YORK — The future began 50 years ago Thursday for “Star Trek” fans. When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, ...

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