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Is Richard Simmons missing? Or is he just dearly missed?

LOS ANGELES - Richard Simmons is gone. His fitness studio in Beverly Hills is shuttered. On its stoop is a sun-bleached edition of the Beverly Hills Courier from January. Inside is the wreckage of...

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

‘Logan’ is the Wolverine movie Hugh Jackman always deserved

Few superhero performances are as beloved as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, which helped give birth to this current era of superhero movies back in 2000’s “X-Men.” But Jackman hasn’t had as much luck...

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

‘Before I Fall’: Life lessons delivered over a single day, relived over and over

Let’s get this out of the way: If “Before I Fall” were an elevator pitch, it would be a cross between “Groundhog Day” and “If I Stay.” It also shares strands of DNA with such teen-angst classics as...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Veteran music executive and former pop star Tommy Page dies

NEW YORK – Tommy Page, a former pop star whose song “I’ll Be Your Everything” went to No. 1 in 1990 and who later became a record company executive, publisher of Billboard magazine and a vice...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Cirk La Putyka to perform ‘Slapstick Sonata’ on March 16

Cirk La Putyka, a physical-theater company from Prague, will take the stage to perform “Slapstick Sonata” at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The 10-person...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson arrested in airport scuffle

LOS ANGELES – One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer’s lawyer described as...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Miriam Colon, iconic U.S. Latina movie, theater actress, dies

Miriam Colon, a pioneering actress in U.S. Latino New York theater who starred in films alongside Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, died Friday. Her husband, Fred Valle, told The Associated Press that...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Rod Stewart sorry for video seen as beheading re-enactment

Rod Stewart is apologizing for a video shared by his wife that shows the singer in what appears to be a re-enactment of a beheading. The video posted on Instagram by Penny Lancaster shows several...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Subtle (very) ‘gay moment’ in new Disney film generates buzz

To be clear: “Brokeback Mountain,” this isn’t. The so-called “gay moment” in Disney’s new live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is subtle – so subtle that one could easily miss it with an...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Schwarzenegger leaves ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ blames Trump for ratings drop

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday that he will not be returning for another season of “Celebrity Apprentice” – and he blamed Donald Trump for the show’s declining ratings. Schwarzenegger...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange take on Bette and Joan’s infamous feud

“Feud: Bette and Joan” chronicles the cruel rivalry between two women during the making of 1962’s “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” – a horror film about a cruel rivalry between two women. You may...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Protest books help us examine our values

Edward Abbey once said,“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” Protesting is an action that anyone can take. It is a way to make this will of the people heard when those in power take...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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