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Shania Twain accentuates the positive on new single, picks album release date

TORONTO—Shania Twain promises fans will hear more new music this summer, starting with her positively optimistic new single “Life’s About to Get Good.” The Timmins, Ont.-raised country star released the track online Thursday to coincide with the announcement that “Now” — her first full-length album in nearly 15 years — arrives on Sept. 29. “The …

Olivia Newton John says she has breast cancer; cancels tour

NEW YORK—Olivia Newton-John says she has a breast cancer and is cancelling her June tour. The 68-year-old singer said Tuesday she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it was “breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.” Newton-John said she will complete “a short course of photon radiation therapy” and hopes …

Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ film and star live up to the name

“Wonder Woman “ has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its centre, “Wonder Woman” the movie rises with powerful grace above the …

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Van Zandt concert

RED BANK, N.J. — Bruce Springsteen has surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show. Count Basie Theatre executive Jon Vena said Monday the crowd “erupted” when Van Zandt introduced Springsteen during the Saturday show as “a friend who’s out of work.” Springsteen emerged on stage …

Golden Globe winner actress Moss says optimistic on role of women in cinema

CANNES–U.S. awarded actress Elisabeth Moss said she was optimistic on the role of women in cinema nowadays in an interview with Xinhua in Cannes, France. Present at the Cannes Film Festival with the TV series “Top of the Lake-China Girl” by Jane Campion and with the Sunday’s awarded Golden Palm winner film “The Square” by …

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Robert De Niro says that “in movie terms,” the country was once “an inspiring uplifting drama” but now has turned into “a tragic dumbass comedy.” The two-time, Oscar-winning actor spoke to Brown University graduates Sunday at the Ivy League school’s commencement ceremonies. He urged them to “work to stop the insanity” and to strive …

Ariana Grande to hold benefit gig in Manchester this weekend

LOS ANGELES— Singer Ariana Grande is all set to return to Manchester for a benefit concert this weekend after the deadly attack at her Monday gig in the British city claimed the lives of 22 people, including children. In a lengthy post on Twitter yesterday, the 23-year-old pop diva said she planned to return to …

I found peace away from spotlight — Lindsay Lohan

LOS ANGELES— Actress Lindsay Lohan says she misses Hollywood but has found “peace” while staying away from the spotlight. The 30-year-old actress said during her time away from the films she could focus on things which interests her, like helping children, reported E! online. “Yeah, I miss it (Hollywood)…I think there’s a lot of noise …

Johnny Depp lives on another planet — Armie Hammer

LONDON— Actor Armie Hammer says Johnny Depp lives an extravagant life and he finds it hard to understand his level of fame. The 30-year-old actor co-starred with Depp, 53, in 2013 movie “The Lone Ranger”. “So here’s the deal: Yes, the guy lives an extravagant lifestyle. There’s no way around it. But he also lives …

Paris Jackson mistaken for a homeless person on set

LOS ANGELES— Paris Jackson, the daughter of the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson, revealed she was mistaken for a homeless person while on set of a photo shoot. The 19-year-old star took to Twitter after being told “homeless people” were not allowed on the set. “One of the first people on set, sitting in …