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If there’s a ‘Splash’ remake, Tom Hanks wants in on it

LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks wants in on Channing Tatum’s gender-swapped remake of his 1984 mermaid romantic comedy “Splash.” Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are developing a new take on the film with Tatum...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Kenny Chesney to receive Pinnacle Award at 50th CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kenny Chesney will receive the Pinnacle Award during the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards, joining Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift as the only recipients. The award,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

How a fed-up group of ‘Good Girls’ beat the ‘Mad Men’-era sexists

NEW YORK – In the late 1960s, the researchers at Newsweek magazine were known as “the Dollies.” The Dollies were all women, and when they handed over the results of their work to their male bosses,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Divergent author to tour in January/February for new book

NEW YORK – Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel Carve the Mark to be a little like the book itself, a “sojourn” defined by “exploration and curiosity.” “(W)ith each stop on the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

You should be watching ‘Black Mirror’ – but that doesn’t mean you should binge it

Netflix presented a challenge to seasoned binge-watchers with its release of “Black Mirror” on Friday. With just six episodes, at about an hour a pop (plus one 90-minute installment), could fans...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday “Picture Perfect: Contrarian Voices in Photography, ” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 259-2606. Harvest Festival, to celebrate Dancing Spirit...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Odd Thomas’ a quirky, satanic murder mystery

By Nick Gonzales Herald staff writer What if the kid from “The Sixth Sense” grew up and became Marty McFly from “Back to the Future”? “Odd Thomas” does its best to answer that question....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ben and Lauren’s ‘Bachelor’ spin-off is a nightmare, but not for the reason you think

Let’s state the obvious: Yes, producers had to amp up the drama when they inexplicably gave the sweet-but-very-dull couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell their own reality show. Titled “Ben &...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Bill Murray’s greatest role? Being Bill Murray

Let’s start with one of those crazy Bill Murray stories. A couple years ago, a guy named Ted Melfi had a movie idea and desperately wanted Murray to star. Except Melfi had never made a movie...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Harry Shearer sues French studio over ‘Spinal Tap’ profits

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Harry Shearer announced Tuesday that he has sued a French film studio over tens of millions in dollars in profits he claims he and his co-creators are owed for creating the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Yoko Ono unveils lotus-petal sculpture in Chicago park

CHICAGO – Artist-singer Yoko Ono has unveiled her first permanent public installation in the U.S. in a Chicago park that will be home to President Barack Obama’s library. Ono on Monday unveiled...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

NEW YORK – The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

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