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Vanessa Hudgens finds her footing in edgier films like ‘Gimme Shelter’

January 21, 2014


Filed under Movies

McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — Writer-director Ron Krauss ran through more than a few Hollywood starlets in trying to cast the homeless pregnant teen, Apple, in his debut feature film — “Gimme Shelter.” He’d spent more than a year getting to know such women and t...

Hunter Chic: No Hiding Fashion World’s Love of Camouflage

November 21, 2013


Filed under Style/Fashion

By Joe Taschler Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) MILWAUKEE — Camouflage clothing is in vogue — and not just among those who are trying to remain invisible to white-tailed deer and other critters. “It’s a trend that is most popular now in the U.S. and Europe, but has seen its time...

Finding the faces of ‘Nebraska’

Angela Richart

November 21, 2013


Filed under Movies

Finding the faces of 'Nebraska' By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot. "I did ...

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

Gerrick D. Kennedy

January 25, 2013


Filed under Music, National

LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Fans of the sweet, R&B-inflected harmonies of ‘90s boy bands should prepare themselves for a meltdown. New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and the newly reunited 98 Degrees announced Tuesday that they were prepping a North American arena tour. Set to kick off May 31 in Uncasville,...

Meet the new judges for ‘American Idol’

Meet the new judges for ‘American Idol’

Rick Bentley

January 15, 2013


Filed under Food

PASADENA, Calif. (MCT)--Country superstar Keith Urban had no problem saying "yes" when "American Idol" producers approached him to be one of the judges on the latest edition of the music competition series. After all, Urban and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, are huge fans of the program. Plus, he...

Facebook Opens Polls, Users Vote Against Privacy-policy Changes

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

December 4, 2012


Filed under National

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty-four hours after Facebook opened the polls, more than 100,000 users have cast their votes 10 to 1 against Facebook's proposed changes to its policies. That includes a proposal that would do away with Facebook users' right to vote on future changes. Hoping to get out the vote,...

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