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Gord Downie, singer for Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, dies at 53

Gord Downie, the singer for the Tragically Hip and one of Canada's most beloved rock musicians, died Tuesday night, according to an official statement from the band. He was 53.

Downie had been previously diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable brain cancer. The disease was discovered after a 2015 seizure.

The band, one of the most popular ...Read more

Nielsen will tell clients who's watching on Netflix and other streaming video services

Audience measurement company Nielsen will offer networks and studios data on who is watching programs on streaming video on-demand services such as Netflix.

While Nielsen has tracked streaming and on-demand content since 2014, the new service announced Wednesday will for the first time give clients online viewership information about their own ...Read more

Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Oct. 9:

1. The Mummy (2017) -- Universal

2. Baby Driver -- Sony

3. Wonder Woman -- Warner

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales -- Disney

5. Transformers: The Last Knight -- Paramount

6. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie -- Fox

7. 47 Meters Down -- Lionsgate

8. ...Read more

Perspective: Scandal shatters the Weinstein brand that held sway for so long over Hollywood

He arrived that autumn night like a tribal leader in a strange, opulent outpost.

The crowd, many of them famous, whispered, nodded. Jane Fonda swept past the bar, Idris Elba mingled near Taylor Swift, and Cuba Gooding Jr. talked hockey in the corner. But waiters stiffened their glides and the air was suddenly charged when Harvey Weinstein, his ...Read more

Movie review: 'Loving Vincent,' hand-painted movie about Van Gogh, is exquisite

You have, I am certain, never seen anything quite like "Loving Vincent," which is being promoted as the world's first entirely hand-painted movie. It's an animated film, but that descriptor isn't quite accurate: To tell this story about a mystery surrounding the 1890 death of artist Vincent Van Gogh, filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman ...Read more

Randy Newman talks about God, Putin and bad movies that make him cry

Randy Newman has made a nice living while piling up two Oscars, three Emmys and six Grammys for soundtracking movies and TV shows. The "Toy Story" franchise wouldn't be the same without his tunes.

At 73, the master songwriter decided it was time to do some acting himself on his latest album, "Dark Matter," in multi-character songs such as "The ...Read more

The Just Luckies don't care what little bands are supposed to do

"We get a lot of musical advice that is like, 'Little bands like you don't release full-length albums. Little bands like you should put out five songs,' " said KC Weldon, founder of the rock group The Just Luckies. "But I guess that's not really our style. We go all the way, always."

That group ethos has been the modus operandi of the band (...Read more

Willie Watson sounds like a man from another time

He's only 38, but Willie Watson often sounds like a man from an earlier time. On his new album, "Folksinger Vol. 2," the Americana singer, guitarist and banjo player covers the work of a string of roots music legends including Lead Belly and Furry Lewis. Sensitive as Watson is to the source material, he remains his own man -- one who isn't ...Read more

Andy Mineo is Christian and raps — it's complex

Andy Mineo is a white Christian who raps, which presents both problems and opportunities. He possesses a necessary "wholesomeness," as he put it in a recent phone interview, that many hip-hop fans find undesirable, but for many devout Christians, no rapper will ever be wholesome enough.

To please one camp without alienating the other is a ...Read more

Harvey Weinstein exits studio's board

LOS ANGELES--Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of directors of Weinstein Co. on Tuesday as the disgraced mogul faced continued allegations that he sexually assaulted and harassed women over two decades.

Canadian actress Larissa Gomes on Tuesday added her voice to the chorus of women bringing allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Gomes ...Read more

Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation

LOS ANGELES -- Roy Price has resigned as the head of Amazon Studios after an allegation that he sexually harassed a television producer working on one his shows.

An Amazon Studios representative confirmed that Price resigned from the company on Tuesday. Price was placed on unpaid leave Thursday following accusations made by Isa Hackett, an ...Read more

Lena Headey becomes latest actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES -- An actress famous for her role on a television series infamous for its ability to render powerful women powerless has shared her own story of being victimized in Hollywood.

Lena Headey, star of HBO's "Game of Thrones," became the latest actress to allege that disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in a series ...Read more

In #MeToo campaign, America Ferrera alleges she was only 9 when she was sexually assaulted

LOS ANGELES -- As stories of sexual abuse and harassment ramped up online, prompted by Alyssa Milano's #MeToo campaign, actress America Ferrera's revelation was particularly heartbreaking.

The first time a man sexually assaulted her, she alleges, she was only 9 years old.

The Emmy-winning "Ugly Betty" alum, 33, shared her story on social media...Read more

FCC chair says agency can't revoke TV licenses over newscast

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six days ago.

"I believe in the First Amendment," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said ...Read more

Britain's royal baby No. 3 is due in April, palace confirms

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's new sibling will arrive in the spring, Kensington Palace has said.

The third child of Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due in April -- the same month the couple will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to ...Read more

In 'Loudermilk,' a grumpy guru leads the path to sobriety

As a member in good standing of the Ron Livingston Appreciation Society, I am always happy to see the star of "Office Space" and "Band of Brothers" at work. He is usually up to something; it is not as if he needs my good thoughts to find work.

Lately, he's been in the Alia Shawkat sitcom "Search Party" and has a recurring role on "Dice." Now he...Read more

Movie review: 'Only the Brave' is gripping story of firefighting heroes

Wildland firefighting is a mysterious art: a delicate dance with a raging, unpredictable force. It's bested only with a unique mastery of weather, fuel and wind to extinguish fire with fire itself. If our image of firefighting is a big red truck and a hose, "Only the Brave," directed by Joseph Kosinski, tweaks that image, introducing audiences ...Read more

Movie review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' forces us to watch the terror

The work of Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos isn't for everyone. But there's a deep satisfaction to be found in his highly ironic, studiously styled and bizarre explorations of the human condition -- just so weird that they're profoundly true. His latest film, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," is possibly his darkest work yet, in an oeuvre that has ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Oct. 17 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

OCTOBER

17: Spider-Man: Homecoming

17: Girls Trip

17: Lady Macbeth

17: Landline

17: American Gods

17: Batman vs. Two-Face

17: Shot Caller

17: The Good Place: Season One

17: The Wilde Wedding

24: War for the Planet of the Apes

24: Annabelle: ...Read more

Movie review: 'Only the Brave' is a touching tribute

Joseph Kosinski's "Only the Brave" is a deeply moving recounting of the events leading up to the death of 19 firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, while trying to protect the small town of Yarnell, Ariz., in 2013. A series of events put the crack firefighting team in the path of a massive fire that overwhelmed them, leaving only ...Read more

 

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