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‘SNL,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

LOS ANGELES – “Saturday Night Live” and the sci-fi drama “Westworld” are at the top of the Emmy nominations with 22 bids each. The long-running “SNL” received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Kid Rock hints at potential U.S. Senate run in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. Kid Rock, who was born Robert...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Movies playing in Durango July 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Hero Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Quentin Tarantino’s next movie will reportedly focus on the Charles Manson murders

Violence-and-race-obsessed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film will reportedly focus on the Manson family murders – a series of murders carried out by cult followers of Charles Manson, who...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

‘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, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

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