Entertainment News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=507 Entertainment News 2015-09-03T04:30:02Z Entertainment News PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 08/30/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state's founding years. Man faces life sentence in killing of Grooveshark executive CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of killing an executive of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark. Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox to star in off-Broadway play NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox will star in the world premiere of an off-Broadway play about transgender identity. Arcade-style gambling games inch closer to Nevada casinos LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arcade-style slot machines that might require skill to win could be in Nevada casinos as early as next year, according to one game maker's estimate now that a single regulatory vote remains. Black Sabbath announce final tour kicking off next year NEW YORK (AP) — After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. 6 times drugs were mentioned during the MTV VMAs NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were peppered with commercials warning young adults about the dangers of drugs — but during the show itself, drug references were almost as predominant as the music. Keith Richards belittles rap, metal Hip-hop has come to dominate much of the music industry, but Keith Richards is definitely not among the converted. "What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there," he told the New York Daily News. Richards has kept up his outspoken reputation in interviews as he prepares to release his first solo album in 23 years, "Crosseyed Heart," on September 18. Bieber bests One Direction's Spotify record with new single NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction. MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong message to young viewers. Fall Movie Preview: A season strong in LGBT dramas NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Page was first approached about the true-life gay rights drama "Freeheld" when she was 21, just coming off her breakthrough in "Juno." It was seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right, and six before Page, herself, came out. Dan Auerbach fronts new band The Arcs for diverse sound NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Black Keys singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach brought together studio musicians with diverse backgrounds in rock, soul, Latin and country for his new band, The Arcs. VENICE WATCH: 'Beasts' teen star impresses; Tucci talks food VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in US HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees. At Venice fest, 'Spotlight' exposes sex abuse by priests VENICE, Italy (AP) — Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies. Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. Modigliani nude masterpiece could bring $100M at NYC auction NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani (ah-mah-DAY'-oh moh-deel-YAH'-nee) that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time. ABC Family gets top marks for gay, lesbian inclusiveness NEW YORK (AP) — The television network that gets the most praise from an advocacy group that monitors content featuring gays, lesbians and transgender people has "family" in its name and targets an audience of teenage girls and young women. 'Slave Trade' video game altered after social media backlash LOS ANGELES (AP) — An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. Hollywood casts uncomfortable Spotlight on Church abuse Pope Francis still has to prove the Church is serious about addressing sex abuse by priests, according to the director of a major new film about how the damaging scandal was exposed in the United States. Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight", a newsroom drama that focuses on how the Boston Globe broke a local story that was to become a global crisis for the Church, had its premiere on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams as key members of the Globe's investigations team, the film recounts the paper's pursuit of evidence of how the local Catholic hierarchy, headed by Cardinal Bernard Law, systematically and, at times, cynically, covered up for abusive priests in their midst. Country singer Kip Moore helps build skate parks for kids NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kip Moore's style is more surfboards and skateboards than cowboy boots, so when he wanted to help children from low-income areas, he found inspiration in his own passions. With Emmys change, 'OITNB' creator not a fan of genres NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of "Orange Is the New Black" says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she's not a fan of people boxing the series into a single genre. Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn't yet started in earnest and already there's a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — "Hamilton." But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2015-16 fall season: Dana Delany talks about new series & her love of France NEW YORK (AP) — In her new Amazon original series, "Hand of God," Dana Delany is the exasperated wife of a man — played by Ron Perlman — who seems to be having a breakdown as their son lies in a coma. Major Lazer, The Weeknd have Spotify's top summer songs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer's "Lean On" as the global song of the summer. Mondrian show in Berlin traces artist's evolution of style BERLIN (AP) — Abstract compositions of black lines and rectangles filled with red, blue and yellow highlight a new Piet Mondrian exhibition in Berlin. Chailly to step down early as Leipzig Gewandhaus conductor BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra says that Riccardo Chailly will step down next year as its chief conductor, four years before his contract was due to expire. Australian police won't charge Mel Gibson over tirade claim SYDNEY (AP) — Police do not intend to charge Mel Gibson over an allegation that the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend in Sydney last month, officials said Thursday. Polish fireman returns huge diamond ring to Paris Hilton WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland. Autopsy: Amanda Peterson died from accidental overdose GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," was the result of an accidental morphine overdose. Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with 1 of his own NEW YORK (AP) — Score one for Stephen Colbert. Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday. Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion' NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, "Concussion." Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. Emails show nuances to 'Concussion' controversy, NFL fears LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama "Concussion" paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of development of the head-trauma film. 3 new comics added to 'Daily Show' NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents. Hulu launches $12 ad-free streaming service SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video-streaming company Hulu is introducing an ad-free version of its subscription service for $4 extra a month as competition for streaming customers heats up. Everest epic gets Venice film fest off on a high note Venice (AFP) - "Everest", an account of a 1996 disaster on the world's most famous mountain, got the 72nd Venice film under way on a high note Wednesday with the $65-million production winning praise for its use of 3D technology to bring the majestic scale of the Himalayas to the silver screen. Director Baltasar Kormakur's two-hour film recounts the events of May 10-11, 1996, when eight climbers died near the summit after being caught in ferocious blizzard conditions. In particular it focuses on the internal dynamics and characters of two groups of guides and climbers, one led by New Zealander Rob Hall, played by Australian actor Jason Clarke, the other by American Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal). WRHL 2015-09-03T21:30:02Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=507