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Will Smith Taking New Direction With Career

Will Smith Taking New Direction With Career

March 3, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — The failure of “After Earth” taught Will Smith a valuable lesson: One bad summer movie doesn’t mean the end of a career. Before “After Earth,” Smith was king of the summer movie blockbusters with mega hits in “Wild Wild Wes...

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

March 3, 2015


Filed under Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES – The two biggest freshman hits on TV this season, “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” are addictive but ridiculous soaps in which J.R. Ewing and Erica Kane would feel right at home. There’s nothing frivolous about ABC...

Indian Hills Defeats Northeast In Region XI Championship Game, 107-91

March 3, 2015


Filed under Campus, Sports, Top Stories

OTTUMWA, IA – Indian Hills Community College defeated Northeast Community College here Saturday in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Men’s Division I Region XI Championship game. The Warriors took its biggest lead of the game, 20 points, with 4:49 left in the first half. A flur...

Focus On Jackson Miller – Assistant Editor In Chief And All Around Tech Guru

Focus On Jackson Miller – Assistant Editor In Chief And All Around Tech Guru

February 27, 2015


Filed under Campus, On The Couch With The Viewpoint, Top Stories

Northeast student Jackson Miller talks with Anna about his job as the college newspaper's Assistant Editor in Chief and how he handles the technical demands of a newspaper on the web.

Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam in next ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineupBy Patrick Kevin Day

Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam in next ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineupBy Patrick Kevin Day

February 26, 2015


Filed under Television

Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Grammy Award-winner Patti LaBelle and Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay draft pick, are two of the 11 celebrities announced Tuesday as part of the upcoming 20th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” LaBelle, whose singing career has spanned 5...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

February 26, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though...

TV Technology Yields Vast Wonderland

TV Technology Yields Vast Wonderland

February 24, 2015


Filed under Television

By Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel (TNS) Long derided as the boob tube, television has entered an unprecedented era when people want to watch it everywhere at their own pace. Technological breakthroughs, time-shifted viewing and increased competition have pushed content to new levels of quality. As th...

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...

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

Actor Rob Corddry Is Soaking Up The Attention After Jumping Back Into ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

February 24, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES – On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, Rob Corddry sat in the back of a town car wending its way through the streets of Los Angeles. The actor, making the promotional rounds for his new comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” was heading...

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

February 19, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on “a bike made of antique tuba parts.” The camera ...

‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

February 19, 2015


Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m. Eastern, Thursday BURBANK, Calif. — Jon Cryer has been through all the highs and lows that have been the journey of “Two and a Half Men.” There have been the years when it dominated the ratings and he won Emmys. There have been t...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tops Four-Day Weekend With $94.4 Million

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tops Four-Day Weekend With $94.4 Million

February 17, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey,” released by Universal over the weekend, pulled in an estimated $94.4 million through the Monday holiday. With a three-day haul of $85 million, the film became the biggest domestic February debut ever, outpacing th...

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