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Rob Kardashian’s meltdown, ‘Bachelor’ controversy: Ugly truths of reality TV

Nearly two decades after the reality TV craze took a firm grasp on our culture, viewers are really good at pretending the stars of these shows are only characters. Sure, we watch Lifetime’s...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Christopher Nolan didn’t know how famous Harry Styles is

LOS ANGELES – Director Christopher Nolan and actor Mark Rylance didn’t know quite how famous Harry Styles was before “Dunkirk.” The young people in their lives certainly did. “I don’t think I was...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Actor LaBeouf arrested in Georgia for public drunkenness

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Actor Shia LaBeouf has been released from a Georgia jail after posting $7,000 bond on charges of public drunkenness. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old was...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

NEW YORK – Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for playing the character of Lafayette Reynolds on “True Blood,” has died at age 39. Ellis’ manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed the actor’s death in an...

DATE: July 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Kendall and Kylie Jenner sued over Tupac Shakur T-shirts

LOS ANGELES – A commercial photographer has sued Kendall and Kylie Jenner over the use of two of his images of late rapper Tupac Shakur that were used on T-shirts the sisters briefly sold for $125...

DATE: July 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Sherman Alexie’s mother’s life and death

In May 2015, author Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, was rushed to the hospital from her home on the Spokane Indian Reservation after she found it difficult to breathe. One month later, his mother...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

RIP: Without Joan Lee, we might not have Stan Lee’s Marvel universe

I wasn’t even fully seated before Stan Lee brought up his beloved Joanie, his wife of seven decades. It was the eve of another highly anticipated royal wedding: the 2011 nuptials of Prince William...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

How Edgar Wright used music to transform ‘Baby Driver’

Normally, the content of a movie dictates the music. Strings swell as the reunited lovers kiss and piano keys quietly plink during the weepy deathbed scene. But the opening sequence of “Baby...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday Rocky Mountain UkeFest, Gem and Mineral Show, 10 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. 26th Annual Art on the Animas. Noon-6 p.m. Santa Rita...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A refreshing reboot for Spidey

In “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Tom Holland’s 15-year-old webslinger, Peter Parker, is more mathlete than athlete, a geeky high school sophomore whose beanpole physique is as likely to be sheathed in...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Patton Oswalt engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger

NEW YORK – Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger, his publicist confirmed Thursday. The couple recently went public with their relationship at the Los...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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