Arts and Entertainment

Lady Gaga on Pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of LGBT rights, says Pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us supporting one another,” the pop star said in an interview with The Associated Press ...

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Bradley Cooper makes surprise appearance on Glastonbury Festival stage

Actor Bradley Cooper surprised fans by taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival Friday, since he wasn’t exactly part of the lineup. The Hangover star was shooting a scene for the upcoming film A Star Is Born, which he is also directing. Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott and Dave Chapelle are also part of the cast. The film is a remake of a story about a woman ...

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Writer sues All Eyez on Me for copyright infringement, saying he recognizes parts he ’embellished’

New York-based writer Kevin Powell is suing the filmmakers behind All Eyez on Me, arguing the Tupac Shakur biopic pulls information from a series of articles he wrote about the late rapper in the 1990s. And he should know — since he also admits that some of the details in his stories were, in fact, fabricated. “While some of the content in these articles ...

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Schwarzenegger, Macron riff on Trump’s campaign slogan in selfie video

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron are showing their commitment to fighting climate change — and their condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump — in a not-so-subtle selfie video. The pair met at the Elysée Palace in Paris Friday to discuss environmental matters. Schwarzenegger heads up R20 Regions of Climate Action, a non-profit organization geared toward helping build a ...

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Boyhood actress gets deferred sentence for drug charge

Lorelei Grace Linklater, daughter of Boyhood director Richard Linklater, was found with cocaine in car The Associated Press Posted: Jun 24, 2017 11:10 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:10 AM ET A 24-year-old actress from the Oscar-nominated movie Boyhood has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug possession charge in Texas. Lorelei Grace Linklater will have no ...

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‘It’s about making people think’: Trademark ruling on The Slants motivates Canadians

Asian-American band The Slants triumphed this week when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a law banning offensive trademarks. The ruling, hailed as a landmark victory for freedom of expression, has inspired Canadian free-speech proponents and Canadian bands who’ve faced similar treatment north of the border. For the members of Portland-based The Slants, their name transforms a derisive, racist ...

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All Power to the People: MMFA’s Revolution exhibit celebrates the radical 1960s

To say the late 1960s altered how we see and think about the world is something of an understatement, as a new exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts makes graphically clear. Movements led by predominantly young activists for peace, black civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights and environmental rights turned people power into a political force for equality, freedom and justice. Harlem ...

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Queens of the ring: Netflix’s Glow puts spotlight on women’s wrestling, then and now

In the first episode of Netflix’s Glow, Ruth Wilder, an aspiring, down-on-her-luck actor (played by Alison Brie), is training inside a wrestling ring. She’s one of a dozen or so prospects for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a women’s wrestling show headed by Sam Silvia (Marc Maron), an ornery director whose B-movie credits include titles such as Blood Disco. Things go awry ...

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More than meets the why? The cinematic slurry that is Transformers: The Last Knight

In the world of modern day blockbusters there is a phrase you hear a lot. “Trailer Moments.” Every action film has to have a few. A trailer moment is something larger-than-life. The hero escaping just as the explosion blooms behind her. The car careering off the cliff.  The quest for trailer-worthy moments is now so critical it begins in the screenplay stage.   But ...

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Ron Howard hopes to honour ‘great work’ done on Han Solo film

Howard chosen to direct film after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project The Associated Press Posted: Jun 23, 2017 2:11 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 2:11 PM ET Ron Howard says he hopes to honour the great work that’s already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise. The Oscar-winner ...

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