Listen to ‘Detours,’ Detroit’s new entertainment podcast

Listen to ‘Detours,’ Detroit’s new entertainment podcast

Your audio guide to Metro Detroit’s thriving arts scene is finally here. Detroit, meet “Detours,” the new entertainment and culture podcast from the Detroit Free Press. Hosted weekly by arts journalist Rob St. Mary, with an assist from Free Press arts & entertainment editor Steve Byrne, “Detours” will feature unscripted conversations with Detroit’s most intriguing creative personalities and the lowdown on the weekend’s most exciting events. The first episode of “Detours” takes listeners on location to this weekend’s Mo…

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Reporter Question Proves Trump 2016 Is An Entertainment Story

Reporter Question Proves Trump 2016 Is An Entertainment Story

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump’s candidacy for president was being treated by the media — besides The Huffington Post — as an entertainment story, all you had to do was listen in to Senate Democrats’ news conference on Tuesday. The topic at hand was the highway bill, a massive measure that the Senate hopes to move by the end of the month to prevent bridge and road construction projects from grinding to a…

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UnREAL’s Natasha Wilson says the show is ‘extremely

UnREAL’s Natasha Wilson says the show is ‘extremely

Maya the sommelier was the latest cast-off on Everlasting, the fictional reality dating competition that is the focus of Lifetime’s UnREAL, the runaway hit “loosely based” on shows “like” The Bachelor. (The show’s creator, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, once worked on the ABC reality series, but for liability reasons nobody on the show will spell out the obvious.) Portrayed by Natasha Wilson, Maya was one of the more level-headed of the contestants vying for the heart…

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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Apocalypse is coming for the X-Men. Or, more specifically, a giant 5,000 year-old Egyptian mutant who goes by that very unfriendly name and is the focus of the latest installment in Fox’s X-Menfranchise.  “He’s believed to be the first mutant, whatever that means,” says star Oscar Isaac. “He is the ­creative-slash-destructive force of this earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they’re not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilizations.” Think…

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Review: In ‘The International,’ Those Who Treat a Massacre as Entertainment

Review: In ‘The International,’ Those Who Treat a Massacre as Entertainment

She never says Bosnia, never says massacre, never tells us the year the soldiers came to her village on her neighbors’ wedding day. Irene (Carey Van Driest), the woman at the center of Tim Ruddy’s “The International,” begins her story by savoring joy: memories of the life she and her family had before that brutal interruption. The slaughter of thousands of Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces in the town of Srebrenica, 20 years ago this month,…

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‘Peep Show’ Producer Objective Hires Former Head of Entertainment at ITV as CEO

‘Peep Show’ Producer Objective Hires Former Head of Entertainment at ITV as CEO

LONDON — All3Media’s comedy and entertainment production company Objective Prods., whose shows include BAFTA award-winning comedy “Peep Show” and hidden-camera show “Bad Robots,” has appointed Layla Smith as chief executive officer as Andrew Newman moves on from the role after six years. Smith joins Objective having been managing director at John Stanley Prods. since 2013, prior to which she spent 15 years at ITV, serving seven years as controller of entertainment. Stuart Duthie, commercial and finance director…

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Netflix delivers strong 2Q with 3.3 million more customers

Netflix delivers strong 2Q with 3.3 million more customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s second-quarter performance followed a familiar script of rapid subscriber growth that has enthralled investors. The world’s largest Internet video service added 3.3 million worldwide streaming subscribers during the three months ending to end the period with 65.6 million customers. About 900,000 of the additional subscribers were signed up in the U.S., where Netflix now has 42.3 million customers. The increases were far better than Netflix’s management projected and represented the…

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Omar Sharif, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor, dead at 83

Omar Sharif, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor, dead at 83

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor who became an international star in “Lawrence of Arabia,” has died at 83. The “Doctor Zhivago” star suffered a heart attack in a Cairo hospital Friday, his agent Steve Kenis said. Sharif suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, his son revealed in May. The legendary actor, who spoke six languages, appeared in 118 TV and movie roles over his decades-long career. His grandson, Omar Sharif Jr., told the Daily News he was…

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EW’s Comic-Con 2015

EW’s Comic-Con 2015

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SET TO EXPLODE AT COMIC-CON 2015 The EW Comic-Con Studio sponsored by LG G4 will include Media Partners Moviepilot, EW Radio on SiriusXM and Tumblr NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2015) – Entertainment Weekly will explode onto Comic-Con 2015 across all platforms; print, video, radio, and social media, making the EW Comic-Con Studio at the Hard Rock Hotel the ultimate talent destination. EW.com will deliver non-stop video content and commentary from the convention, offering…

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Best songs of 2015

Best songs of 2015

Which songs have captured your imagination this year, earning a permanent spot on your playlist? The folks at Entertainment Weekly weighed in this week, choosing “23 Best Songs of 2015 So Far.” Two tunes by artists with Alabama ties are on the list: “Air” by Birmingham native Katie Crutchfield, who performs as Waxahatchee. She’s a literate, thoughtful singer-songwriter with a penchant for punk rock. “Air,” the track chosen by EW, is included on her 2015 record “ivy tripp.” Crutchfield,…

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Ariana Grande apologizes for saying “I hate America”

Ariana Grande apologizes for saying “I hate America”

Police in Lake Elsinore, California, where the doughnut shop is located, said they and Riverside County public health officials were investigating the leaked video, which appeared to show the 22-year-old singer and a man with her “maliciously lick” the doughnuts. Mayra Solis, 22, a cashier on duty at Wolfee Donuts when Grande went into the store, said the singer didn’t purchase any of the doughnuts she licked. “She was really rude,” Solis told The Associated…

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Film Festival in L.A.

Film Festival in L.A.

Los Angeles’ largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival returns this summer with some 166 movies — and it couldn’t come at a better time. Outfest Los Angeles, which starts Thursday and runs through July 19, will celebrate its 33rd edition as marriage equality, transgender consciousness and the place of women in film are more a part of the American discussion than ever. “My goal is, first and foremost, to continue our tradition of…

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Dance Movie Show

Dance Movie Show

WANDILE Molebatsi made his first foray into the film industry as an actor but when he attends film festivals it is not just a new role he is looking to find. The 30-year-old is making a name for himself as a producer and part of the force behind Coal Stove Productions. Molebatsi, who got an early start in the entertainment industry when he became a K-TV presenter at 11 and starred alongside James Earl Jones…

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Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling June 26 on same-sex marriage is interesting in the context of other countries. Ireland in May became the first country to sanction marriage equality via a popular vote. However, LGBT rights seem to be losing ground in countries such as Russia. Here’s a cross section of world views on gay marriage and equal rights. AFRICA Progress Slow, but South Africa Offers a Beacon According to America’s Human Rights Campaign, homosexuality is…

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China try to create Chinese Hollywood

China try to create Chinese Hollywood

Not only the economic industry, but also film industry is more and more popular in China. Some Chinese film makers said that China already has Hollywood-size ambitions for film industry. Chinese companies are ramping up investment in the foreign entertainment industry, as the country seeks to boost “soft power” by crafting films which appeal to global audiences, industry officials said this week on the sidelines of the Shanghai film festival. After decades of spreading the…

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