Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. June 20

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. June 20

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

Contact the Entertainment Desk at 416-507-2162.

TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

'Brave' filmmakers say film is unconventional

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TORONTO -- Pixar films have always revelled in the unconventional, turning seemingly uncommercial ideas -- movies starring lonely robots, foodie rodents and widowers in floating houses -- into box-office behemoths.But the animation studio's latest offering, "Brave," centres on a plucky princess railing against her overbearing mother in 10th-century Scotland -- and to some disgruntled fans, that sounds awfully close to the sort of traditional children's movie churned out by Disney, which bought Pixar in 2006. PHOTO.

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Leading film critic Andrew Sarris dies at 83

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NEW YORK -- Andrew Sarris, a leading movie critic during a golden age for reviewers who popularized the French reverence for directors and inspired debate about countless films and filmmakers, died Wednesday. He was 83.Sarris died at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan after complications developed from a stomach virus, according to his wife, film critic Molly Haskell.

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'JCS' Broadway run scheduled to end July 1

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NEW YORK -- "Jesus Christ Superstar"'s day of reckoning on Broadway appears near.Producers say the revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera that was a hot ticket at Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival last summer will close on Broadway on July 1 "unless business improves."

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A big story developing on HBO's 'The Newsroom'

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NEW YORK -- Kids hear it from their elders all the time: "Use your words." In the case of Aaron Sorkin, that childhood lesson clearly stuck.As the awards-laden writer of TV's "The West Wing" and such films as "The Social Network" and "Moneyball," Sorkin uses well-chosen words by the carload to propel his story-telling with insight and wit.

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Devin Cuddy continuing dad's musical legacy

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TORONTO -- As he puts the finishing touches on his debut album, pianist-singer Devin Cuddy doesn't mind that much of the talk over his burgeoning music career centres on his dad, Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy."Not at all. He's been a big part of my life, a big supporter as well," Cuddy, 25, said this week before he played at a luncheon announcing the latest inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame.

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Snooki and J-Woww tame down in new series

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TORONTO -- Gone are the days when "Jersey Shore" pals Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi and Jenni (JWoww) Farley spent much of their on-camera time getting plastered in the clubs and hitting their "GTL" (Gym, Tan, Laundry) duty. …

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