Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Sept. 12

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Sept. 12

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 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 STORIES:

Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

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NEW YORK -- Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy.The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. But in a separate post, she said she doesn't miss her breasts as much as "Harry's Law," her NBC law drama that was cancelled last May. PHOTO. APNewsNow.

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Spencer marvels at 'transformative' Oscar win

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TORONTO -- Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer rose to the ranks of Hollywood's elite with a small but key role as an outspoken maid in "The Help."And now she's returning to the big screen with yet another small but key part, this time as a recovering alcoholic in the buzz-laden indie drama "Smashed."

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Actors talk about seeing their films for the 1st time

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TORONTO -- Filmgoers attending one of the final red carpet gala screenings at this year's Toronto International Film Festival may want to keep an eye on the stars in attendance while they watch the movie.While the glitzy premieres feature plenty of flashbulbs on the red carpet, they're also the first time some actors have seen their film -- and that can be a special experience.

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The story behind infamous Seoul 100 metres

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TORONTO -- Filmmaker Daniel Gordon was wrapping up a final visit to Ben Johnson's home when, on a whim, he asked the disgraced sprinter one last question."We were packing everything up, having a coffee in his house with a crew and I was just like 'Where are all your medals?' And he says 'Oh I keep them in my basement.' And I was like 'What here?'" Moves Sports and Entertainment

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Russian PM calls for Pussy Riot to be freed

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MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, saying further prison time would be "unproductive."Medvedev's comments on Wednesday could signal the band members' imminent release as their case comes up for appeal on Oct. 1. APNewsNow.

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Hoffman, Letterman among Kennedy Center honorees

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WASHINGTON -- Years after playing a Washington newspaper reporter, Dustin Hoffman is returning to the nation's capital to share an honour with David Letterman -- who appears surprised at how culturally important his Top 10 lists have been.The actor and comedian are among seven people who will receive the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, the performing arts centre announced Wednesday. …

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