Rita Ora writes secret film script

July 5, 2017

Rita Ora has been secretly writing a script for a film. The ‘RIP’ hitmaker – who portrays Mia Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades…’ franchise – has been working on a movie project in her spare time, and dreams of not only writing and producing a tale for the big screen, but also writing and recording the soundtrack. Speaking to Becca Dudley for an episode of ‘MTV ASKS Rita Ora’, which…

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Beloved Monet back at museum, with 3 others for exhibit

July 5, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A beloved Claude Monet painting is back at New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art after an eight-month tour, along with three others that show the artist’s evolution. The exhibit “Monet: Pathways to Impressionism” opened Saturday and runs until Nov. 13 at the Manchester museum. His 1869 landscape, “The Bridge at Bougival,” was acquired by the museum in 1949. It has recently been shown at major exhibitions…

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Czech orchestra of disabled musicians gets world attention

July 5, 2017

PRAGUE (AP) — It’s an unusual orchestra, one that has played in London, Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem. Its next stops are New York, Washington and Chicago. The Tap Tap, created 18 years ago to give students at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague an extracurricular activity, has become a major musical operation that has drawn millions of fans, first at home and gradually abroad. You can’t tell from…

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Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired

July 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for police to ticket the drivers. In their finest format, they have morphed into museum-quality works of art, appearing in shows around the world from Paris’ Louvre to Washington’s Smithsonian. But while museumgoers have learned to appreciate these creatures that sprang from the…

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July Fourth celebration in DC includes reminders of violence

July 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The festive, star-spangled crowd that gathered for the annual July Fourth concert and fireworks on the National Mall couldn’t avoid being reminded of the ugly reality of life in Washington in 2017. Concertgoers on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol were greeted Tuesday evening by heavy security, including police officers with semi-automatic rifles around their necks and roads blocked with concrete barriers, military vehicles and construction…

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Oh, Mr. Faulkner, do you spend? Money is conference topic

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Finances were a constant worry for William Faulkner during his early years as a writer. So, an expert says it’s fitting that that a literary conference will focus on the theme “Faulkner and Money: The Economies of Yoknapatawpha and Beyond.” Jay Watson is a professor of Faulkner studies at the University of Mississippi and director of the 44th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, which takes place…

July 5, 2017
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Scarlett Johansson teases reunion between Black Widow and The Hulk

July 5, 2017

Scarlett Johansson has hinted at an emotional reunion between Black Widow and The Hulk in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. The two Marvel Cinematic Universe characters have had an ongoing relationship, but at the end of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, was seen flying away without saying goodbye to the spy. Now, the 32-year-old actress has revealed the two characters are to meet again in the upcoming…

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Liam Gallagher adds orchestration to As You Were songs

July 5, 2017

Liam Gallagher returned to the studio on Monday (03.07.17) to add some orchestrations to three songs from his solo LP ‘As You Were’. The 44-year-old rocker took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon (04.07.17) to inform his 1.9 million followers that he had spent the day before at the legendary Air Studios, which was founded by late Beatles producer Sir George Martin in 1969. There he added some new sounds to…

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The Latest: Activists protesting hot dog contest released

July 5, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A handful of animal rights activists who were taken into police custody as they tried to unfold a banner at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in New York have been released without charges. The demonstrators say they’re from a group called Direct Action…

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What Will It Take for The CW to Win at the Emmys?

July 5, 2017

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and The CW getting snubbed by the Emmys. It’d be funny if it weren’t true, right? Just like this tweet on Emmy nomination day in 2012 from The CW: “#Emmy nomination day! Or as we call it, Thursday.” Like its predecessors The WB and UPN, The CW is basically non-existent in the eyes of the TV Academy. Since its 2006 inception, The…

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