Portugal nixes claim Monty Python star’s film harmed convent

July 5, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities have rejected a television program’s claims that one of the country’s most cherished historic monuments was damaged during the shooting of a film by director and former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam. The General-Directorate for Heritage says an investigation has found that the 12th-century Convent of Christ suffered only “insignificant” damage during a recent location shoot for “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” The…

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 9-15

July 9: Singer-actor Ed Ames of The Ames Brothers is 90. Actor James Hampton (“F Troop”) is 81. Actor Brian Dennehy is 79. Actor Richard Roundtree is 75. Actor Chris Cooper is 66. TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 65. Country singer David Ball is 64. Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 63. Actor Jimmy Smits is 62. Actor Tom Hanks is 61. Singer Marc Almond of Soft Cell is…

July 5, 2017
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Green Day’s Glasgow show axed due to weather

July 5, 2017

Green Day’s Glasgow show this evening (04.07.17) has been cancelled “due to adverse weather conditions”. The US rockers were set perform at Bellahouston Park in Scotland, along with Rancid, Slaves and The Skids, as part of their ‘Radio Revolution Tour’. However, the promoters of the event, PCL Presents, have said that the concert has been called off because it’s unsafe for them to perform due to the downpours and winds…

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Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33

July 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide after the agency performed an autopsy. Ryan had gained fame on YouTube with impersonations of celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Kim…

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Liam Payne to drop new single this week

July 5, 2017

Liam Payne will drop his new single this week. The 23-year-old singer took to his Twitter account on Monday (07.03.17) to announce the release of his second track ‘Get Low’, featuring record producer Zedd, on July 6. Alongside the single cover artwork, Liam wrote: “#GetLow 6th July @Zedd (sic)” The hunk’s new single comes just over two months after the release of his debut ‘Strip That Down’ and he’s no…

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Morrissey’s childhood friend slams biopic

July 5, 2017

Morrissey’s childhood friend James Maker has slammed his forthcoming biopic ‘England Is Mine’ as “historical fiction”. The 58-year-old rocker’s early life will be explored in the upcoming movie but the star’s old friend has blasted the project following the release of the trailer and said the description of Morrissey’s upbringing is “rather insulting” and the film doesn’t truly portray the star’s character. Maker said in a lengthy post on Facebook:…

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Fifth Harmony stronger than ever

July 5, 2017

Fifth Harmony are fully focused on maintaining their friendship following the departure of Camila Cabello. The ‘Work From Home’ group – who shot to fame on US TV show ‘The X Factor’ in 2012 – were reduced to a four-piece when their bandmate quit in December, but are stronger than ever as they move forward with new single ‘Down’. Normani Kordei, 21 – who is joined by Lauren Jauregui, Ally…

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Tom Holland confirms no appearance in Venom spin-off

July 5, 2017

Tom Holland won’t be appearing ‘Venom’ because he doesn’t want to give up his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) “ticket”. The 21-year-old actor is currently starring as the web slinger in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – the first ever Marvel and Sony Pictures crossover – but revealed he won’t be starring alongside Tom Hardy in Sony’s upcoming movie, which is based on Spider-Man’s greatest foe. However, Holland would love to work with Hardy…

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Rupert Wyatt to direct Green Lantern Corps?

July 5, 2017

Rupert Wyatt is reportedly set to direct the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ movie. The ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ filmmaker is expected to take charge of the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Comics blockbuster, The Hashtag Show reports. The film is currently scheduled to be released in 2020, but development is still in the early stages, with David Goyern and Justin Rhodes working on the screenplay. Although no casting…

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Correction: Spain-Royalty-Corruption story

July 5, 2017

MADRID (AP) — In a July 3 story about an appeal of King Felipe’s brother-in-law’s sentence in a corruption case, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the new prison term sought by the prosecutor. The appeal seeks to increase the original sentence to up to 10 years, not 14 years and six months. A corrected version of the story is below: 4 more years in prison sought for…

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