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


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

5 p.m.


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.


'Brave' filmmakers say film is unconventional


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.


Leading film critic Andrew Sarris dies at 83


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.


'JCS' Broadway run scheduled to end July 1


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."


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


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.


Devin Cuddy continuing dad's musical legacy


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.


Snooki and J-Woww tame down in new series


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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