Posts Tagged Entertainment

Review: Play reveals tense birth of a classic film

In this image released by David Gersten & Sam Rudy Media, Larry Pine, left, and Vincent Kartheiser perform in a scene from "Billy & Ray", at the Vineyard Theatre in New York.  (AP Photo/David Gersten & Sam Rudy, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two tough guys, one tough script and their Herculean team effort to cram steamy sex and violence into a strictly-censored Hollywood studio film is the subject of Mike Bencivenga’s fascinating play “Billy & Ray.”

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Snyderman, but NBC must now decide whether her credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other medical issues and, if so, for how long.  (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor.

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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King have joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

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Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere

This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, host Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pitbull is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards again. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, that the platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.

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