• APTOPIX Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Actress Tilda Swinton arrives at the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • ‘Star Wars’ film production company sued for Harrison Ford accident

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Harrison Ford’s accident on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens: is coming back to wreak havoc on Foodles Production, a British subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. In 2014, Ford suffered a broken leg on the set, after being struck by a hydraulic door aboard his character Han Solo’s famed ship, the Millennium Falcon. The accident caused the actor, who was 71 at the time, to be airlifted from Buckinghamshire to Oxford to undergo surgery for the fracture. On Thursday, British Health and Safety Executive announced their intent to prosecute Foodles Production on four charges of violating workplace health and safety laws. “By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers.

  • BRIEF: Vote in our alternative Oscar poll

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Hollywood pundits are chattering about which nominee will win the Academy Award for best picture, but we have other movie issues on our minds: Like what was the best performance by a Kansas Citian? Paul Rudd became a superhero in “Ant-Man,” but Jason Sudeikis got charming in “Sleeping With Other People.” And did you notice how many movies featured bears? Ted got a sequel, Paddington got a starring role, and a CGI grizzly nearly stole the show in “The Revenant.” Tell us your favorites in our alternative Oscar poll, where we ask you about 10 unusual categories, plus the big races in the real competition. . You have until the end of the day Feb. 22. We’ll publish the results that week, leading up to Oscar night Feb

  • Familiar Stars Hollow faces back for 'Gilmore Girls' reboot

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot. Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger. Also returning are Liza Weil as Paris Geller and Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, Netflix said Wednesday. They'll be joining previously announced stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who are reprising their roles as mom Lorelai and daughter Rory from the 2000 to 2007 broadcast network series. Original cast members Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena and Sean Gunn also will be part of the new series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and set in the fictional Connecticut town of Sta

  • Perfect for the weekend _ a well-seasoned, low and slow lamb

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    I love lamb in all its guises: lamb chops, lamb stew, rack of lamb, ground lamb, souvlaki... You name it, I dig it. But my favorite is a big old leg of lamb, seasoned and roasted, with each succulent slice landing on the plate like a steak unto itself. At the supermarket, you have a choice. Leg of lamb is available on the bone or off the bone and butterflied (in which form it's scored to an even thickness). Buying it on the bone has two advantages. The first has to do with taste; the meat next to the bone is sure to be moist. The second has to do with presentation; serving leg of lamb on the bone is an act of drama. (I imagine a medieval feast with everyone sitting around the leg of lamb.) But carving a leg of lamb on the bon

  • IMAX film 'National Parks Adventure' celebrates parks

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests. Called "National Parks Adventure," the film celebrates the beauty and thrills of America's parks. It's part of a yearlong celebration marking the centennial of the National Park Service. The movie was filmed over nine months in more than 30 national parks, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Grand Tetons and Death Valley. "Over 100 years ago these treasured places were protected for eternity for everyone and the national parks were born," intones the narrator, Robert Redford. The actor later adds that "Utah has 13 national park locations, which is precisely why I choose to live here.

  • The Latest: San Diego court says man is Louisiana fugitive

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a San Diego court hearing to confirm that a recently arrested man is a fugitive from Louisiana wanted in an investigation of 1979 child sex abuse allegations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A California judge has determined that a man recently arrested in a San Diego suburb is a fugitive wanted in a 1979 child sexual abuse investigation in Louisiana, where he was a children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder." A San Diego County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday after a brief identity hearing. Authorities say Frank John Selas III assumed a new identity in the San Diego area, where he often invited children to his house to swim and was a Cub Scout leader. He was arrested in January

  • BRIEF: WATCH: Oscars Speed Painting - Leonardo DiCaprio

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    The Oscars are almost here! Check out this speed drawing of Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Revenant," and stop by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for some 2016 Academy Award®-nominated films, January 15-March 13. ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

  • As 'Force Awakens' winds down, 'Avatar' remains supreme

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records. "The Force Awakens" is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release. But the lion's share of its theatrical revenue has been pocketed, and one thing is abundantly clear: it's not going to touch "Avatar." Regardless of further receipts, "The Force Awakens" (currently with $2.008 billion worldwide) will slot in at No. 2 all-time on the global box office list, if you don't account for inflation or rereleases.

  • Film-Star Wars Box Office

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The film is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release.

  • Not the best choice for Valentine's Day

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    "The Choice" is as groan-inducing this Valentine's Day as an over-priced, heart-shaped box of chocolates. Nicholas Sparks' latest film is a disappointment. None of the standard Sparks magic is present in "The Choice" and what might have been a decent flick with two intriguing lead actors is nothing more than a flop. What happened? Sparks' movies are rarely exceptional, but are usually sure bets to leave your heart aflutter with emotions. They almost always entertain. Unfortunately for any reluctant viewer dragged to the theater by their significant other this holiday weekend, "The Choice" just isn't going to do much for anyone.

  • San Diego hearing to determine if man is Louisiana fugitive

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego court will determine whether a recently arrested man is a former children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder," who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip. Authorities say Frank John Selas IIII assumed a new identity in the San Diego area, where he often invited children to his house to swim and was a Cub Scout leader. Thursday's court hearing is intended to establish whether or not the man is the fugitive, which he denied in an earlier hearing after his arrest in January. At that time a defense attorney read a family statement saying he was well-loved and respected in the San Diego community.

  • WATCH: Oscars Speed Painting - Leonardo DiCaprio

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    The Oscars are almost here! Check out this speed drawing of Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Revenant," and stop by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for some 2016 Academy Award®-nominated films, January 15-March 13.

  • A black and white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

    Elizabeth Reid, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    From hilarious mistaken identities to love that lasts beyond the grave, these romantic films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s holiday.

  • Red Wings make plans to mark final season at Joe Louis Arena

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are making plans for the team's final season at Joe Louis Arena. The team and Olympia Entertainment on Thursday announced some "Farewell Season at The Joe" events planned during the 2016-17 season. Plans call for highlighting notable Red Wings games and concerts that have been held at the arena. A commemorative logo will be worn on Red Wings uniforms. There will be celebrations honoring Stanley Cup championships, special entertainment performances, a design for Red Wings tickets that highlights the final season and giveaways for fans. The team says there also will be a special private event to mark the final season. Additional details are expected to be announced later.

  • Taylor Swift to open Monday night's Grammy Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    The Recording Academy today adds its final round of performers to the stellar lineup of more than 30 artists, set to perform at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her Grammy-nominated album "1989," according to a news release. Four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander and two-time nominee Miguel are also set to take the stage at the Grammys.  The 58th Annual Grammy Awards. will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Monday on the CBS Television Network. Previously announced performers include Checotah native Carrie Underwood; Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 11, 2016: See Lyric Theatre's 'Mann ... And Wife' in the Plaza District

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Today's featured event: Check out Lyric Theatre's world premiere production of "Mann ... And Wife" at 7:30 tonight at Lyric at the Plaza, 1727 NW 16. In this musical comedy about modern dating, written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, the loveably romantic Henry Mann (Zachary Prince) searches for the perfect date to his ex-fiancée’s wedding. The musical is part of Lyric's New Works Initiative, and you can read my feature on that project here in the coming days. Performances continue through Feb. 21. For tickets and information, go to lyrictheatreokc.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Blake Shelton invites Gwen Stefani to be his adviser on 'The Voice' Season 10

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Christina Aguilera may be returning to the coaching panel for "The Voice" Season 10, but Gwen Stefani will be back on the NBC reality show, too. People.com reports that Ada native and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton has invited Stefani, his girlfriend, to serve as his Team Blake adviser on the show's upcoming season, which begins Feb. 29. "We know we collaborate well together as coaches, so of course I would have her as my mentor, and she's so smart and talented!" the country singer, 39, tells People.com. Shelton, who has been on "The Voice's" four-coach panel every season, has competed against Stefani twice on the show. This year's coaching panel also includes Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine, the

  • Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr. to perform at Kris Kristofferson tribute

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Norman resident Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Hank Williams Jr., Jack Ingram and Lee Ann Womack will help pay tribute to music legend Kris Kristofferson next month. They have been added to the lineup for a March 16 event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., called “The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” a concert that will salute the singer-songwriter who has penned classics like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and more.

  • Script to upcoming play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to be published in book form

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Scholastic announced today that it will publish the script to the upcoming play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in book form later this year, with a concurrent eBook version to be published on Pottermore.com.  "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II," by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, will be released on July 31, 2016, according to EW.com. July 31 is Harry’s birthday, according to Rowling's incredibly popular seven-book series. As previously reported, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," a play in two parts, officially opens at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016, with preview performances from late May 2016.




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