• Movie Review: 'ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR'

    BY GENE TRIPLETT | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Creatures with wide, beady eyes, pointy ears, long, thick tails and slender little human-like hands leap right out of the screen at you -- or turn around and seem to stick those tails right in your popcorn. Is it weird science fiction? A surreal cartoon? No, it's a 40-minute documentary...

  • Zach Braff deflects critics of his Kickstarter campaign for ‘Wish I Was Here’

    Dennis King, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Actor-director Zach Braff fends off criticism of his Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his new film, "Wish I Was Here."



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Gene Triplett


Entertainment Editor

Gene Triplett is another Oklahoma newspaper dinosaur who's been cranking out copy for 34 years, first at the upstart, long defunct Oklahoma Journal, covering just about every news beat imaginable, then at The Oklahoman, where's he's bounced back and forth from features to the news side as assistant city editor, city editor and entertainment editor, managing to hold down the latter position for more than 10 years. He holds a B.A. degree in journalism -- also from the University of Central Oklahoma -- and, also like his colleague King, chases after two loony Labrador retrievers. He does not live by a trout-filled river, but he and his wife Carol do own a swimming pool, much to the delight of their dogs.


The Tripletts enjoy gourmet outdoor cooking year-round (rain, sleet or snow), entertaining friends, road trips to scenic wooded parks that rent rustic lakeside cabins, listening to music, watching classic movies and, in the summertime, swimming with their dogs.



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