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‘Unfriended’ Director: ‘I Hope After You See The Movie, You Think A Little Bit More About What’s On Your Home Computer’

‘Unfriended’ Director: ‘I Hope After You See The Movie, You Think A Little Bit More About What’s On Your Home Computer’

April 16, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) Nelson Greaves went to Harvard to study English with plans of going into law or medicine. He didn’t take either path but turned a high-school pastime of making movies into his career. Greaves is the writer and producer of the new horror film “Unfriended.”...

Northeast to Host State High School Journalism Championships

Northeast to Host State High School Journalism Championships

Angela Richart

April 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northeast Community College is hosting the Nebraska State High School Journalism Championships this year for the first time ever. The April 27 competition is expected to draw as many as five hundred high school students from all across the state according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager...

Spotify’s Loss, Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ Is Tidal’s Gain

Spotify’s Loss, Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ Is Tidal’s Gain

April 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By August Brown Los Angeles Times (TNS) When Jay Z described his goals for Tidal, he stressed that “as we grow along to become a bigger company ... by time the size of the pizza is growing ... everybody’s sharing in that upside.” Now Jay Z is taking one very significant slice of that pie away f...

Joni Mitchell ‘Doing Fine’ After Fainting, Is Still In Hospital

Joni Mitchell ‘Doing Fine’ After Fainting, Is Still In Hospital

April 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By August Brown and Devon Maloney Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES—Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell fainted Tuesday and is still hospitalized, but she is “doing fine,” her spokeswoman said. A 911 call was made after Mitchell lost consciousness, her representative told the Los Angeles Times on ...

‘Insurgent’ Kicks Off With $54 Million

‘Insurgent’ Kicks Off With $54 Million

March 24, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Young adults again proved their box office might this weekend as “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” launched to a studio-estimated $54 million in the U.S. and Canada. Although the film from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment topped the weeke...

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

March 17, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Cinderella” brought her magic to the box office this weekend, debuting with a studio-estimated $70.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. The Disney film edged ahead of the May 2014 release of “Maleficent,” the spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty” t...

‘Community’ Is Back In Session — This Time On Yahoo Screen

‘Community’ Is Back In Session — This Time On Yahoo Screen

March 17, 2015


Filed under Television

By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) When last we saw “Community” nearly a year ago, Greendale Community College had narrowly missed being sold to Subway, the sandwich people. Typically, it was a metaphor for the show itself, which had struggled to survive throughout the years; “Save Greendale...

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

March 10, 2015


Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (TNS) It should come as no surprise that “Mad Men,” a drama about a 1960s advertising firm, has designed what it hopes to be an unforgettable send-off campaign. The pioneering AMC series will launch its seventh and final season on April 5 — culminating i...

Pharrell Williams Denies ‘Blurred Lines’ Copied Marvin Gaye Song

Pharrell Williams Denies ‘Blurred Lines’ Copied Marvin Gaye Song

March 5, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Victoria Kim Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Producer Pharrell Williams testified Wednesday that he may have been channeling the “feel” of Marvin Gaye and the late 70s, but he did not specifically discuss or have the late musician in mind when he wrote the hit 2013 song “Blurred L...

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

February 26, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Neil Patrick Harris’ uneven performance at the Oscars on Sunday (“bombing … atrophied ... airless,” and those were some of the kinder assessments) raised the question that comes up nearly every late winter, as the endless circuit of...

Robin Thicke Dances, Plays Piano In Court Over ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

Robin Thicke Dances, Plays Piano In Court Over ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

February 26, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Victoria Kim Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The stage was a witness box barely 3 feet wide, but Robin Thicke sang, played the piano and even danced a little in his seat during his testimony Wednesday for his copyright trial against Marvin Gaye’s children. Thicke took the stand in a...

Town Paid Garth Brooks $1 million To Open Tour

Town Paid Garth Brooks $1 million To Open Tour

February 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Stacy St. Clair Chicago Tribune (TNS)  CHICAGO — The town of Rosemont, Ill., paid country superstar Garth Brooks more than $1 million to launch his comeback tour last year at its Allstate Arena, records show, but officials say the village made twice that much. According to an agreement bet...

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