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‘Stronger,’ new movie about marathon bombing, hits theatres

BOSTON — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theatres nationwide. “Stronger” captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman’s then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. It’s based on Bauman’s 2014 memoir of the same …

Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump free zone with new show

NEW YORK — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers. The former Fox News Channel star and Donald Trump foil debuts her talk show at 9 a.m. EDT, nestled into the four-hour …

Christian singer Natalie Grant undergoing thyroid surgery

NASHVILLE — Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant will undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors and will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover. Grant posted a video message on Facebook on Thursday explaining that doctors had been monitoring several tumors or nodules on her thyroid for years and that she will have half of …

Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disasters

MIAMI — Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa Jr. said in a statement Tuesday that the delay comes “as an outgrowth of the terrible and tragic recent natural disasters.” Nomination announcements had …

‘Babe’ actor James Cromwell charged in SeaWorld protest

SAN DIEGO— Actor James Cromwell has been charged with trespassing for interrupting and denouncing an orca show at SeaWorld in San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2f6PZ23 ) reported Monday that the misdemeanour charge could mean 90 days in jail or a fine up to $400. Cromwell, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role …

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

NEW YORK— One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users …

In ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ King passes a baton to Emma Stone

TORONTO— Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court. King, of course, was more familiar with the sprawling tennis centre in Queens, New York it’s named after her, after all (the stadium itself is named after another tennis …

Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what’s a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in beauty trends Sunday night in Los Angeles included precisely executed …

Indigenous musicians and stories in spotlight at this year’s Polaris Music Prize

TORONTO — Some of the country’s best-known Indigenous musicians and Gord Downie’s recounting of the Chanie Wenjack story are vying for the Polaris Music Prize tonight. An 11-member jury will choose a winner from the list of 10 nominees for Canadian album of the year, which also include Leonard Cohen, Feist and electronic-jazz quartet Badbadnotgood. …

Stephen Colbert: A smooth Emmy host while roughing up Trump

NEW YORK — If President Donald Trump’s ears have been burning thanks to late-night TV, especially “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” they must have positively sizzled Sunday as Colbert hosted the Emmy Awards. Colbert has boosted his own show’s ratings in the Trump Era by keeping the president in his comic cross-hairs. The choice …

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