Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs

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Thursday, May 17

Underwood sticks up for NHL hubby at games

TORONTO -- When the cameras catch country star Carrie Underwood attending the games of hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher -- and it happens quite often -- she's typically looking on demurely, sporting picture-perfect hair and a fresh jersey.

But she says she spends as much time chirping and screeching her disapproval as any other hockey fan.

"Oh, I sure do -- of course I do. I get into it," Underwood said this week during an interview at a posh Toronto hotel. "Or when somebody trips Mike or does something dirty, I'm like: 'Are you KIDDING me?' Yeah, I get pretty heated."

Even behind enemy lines.

"We went to Phoenix for Game 5," she says of the recent Western Conference semifinal, which Fisher's Nashville Predators lost in five games.

"That one was dicey, because we were surrounded -- there were probably 10 Preds fans (in the building), and we were like, eight of them, in our little box. So we were fighting a losing battle there.

"(But) what are they going to do to me?"

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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63

NEW YORK

-- Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer died and that they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continue legacy."

Summer gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s, and released a number of albums that have reach gold or platinum status, including the multiplatinum "Bad Girls" and "On the Radio, Volume I & II." Her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits include "Hot Stuff" and "MacArthur Park."

Her sound was a mix of genres, and helped her earn Grammy Awards in the dance, rock, R&B and inspirational categories.

She released her last album, "Crayons," in 2008. She also performed on "American Idol" that year with its top female contestants.

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A clown at Cannes: Bill Murray

CANNES, France -- Clad in a plaid jacket that could have come out of Rodney Dangerfield's wardrobe in "Caddyshack," Bill Murray clashed with traditional Cannes fashion but made the most of the film festival in every other way. …

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