Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 4

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Feb 4

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Entertainment News Advisory


Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

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


Tegan and Sara bask in Grammy nomination


TORONTO -- First-time Grammy Award nominees Tegan and Sara face some tough competition in the long-form music video category this Sunday, but at least one person close to the Calgary twins is confident."My mom's like: 'I think you're going to win,'" laughed Tegan Quin in a recent interview alongside her sister.


'Captain Kirk' to be beamed up to space


LONGUEUIL -- William Shatner is about to get beamed up to outer space, in real life.But the actor who played James T. Kirk in "Star Trek" won't actually be using a transporter room -- he'll be chatting with outer space by phone. PHOTO. Moves and Entertainment and National; please guard against duplication


Oscar producers aim to cut out the boring parts


BEVERLY HILLS -- The producers of the Academy Awards have good news for those watching at home: they're trying to cut out the boring parts.Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say they watched 40 years of past ceremonies to finds ways to keep the show moving at a brisk pace. They say they're looking to nip and tuck what they call little "pregnant pauses" that can turn the show into a marathon. PHOTO. APNewsNow.


No director Oscar nod? No problem says Hooper


NEW YORK -- If director Tom Hooper, who won the best-director Academy Award in 2010 for "The King's Speech," is bothered by not getting a nomination this year for "Les Miserables," he's not letting on.Instead, the British director says he's relishing the musical's many other accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, three Golden Globe wins, nine BAFTA nominations and eight Oscar nods, including best picture, best actor for Hugh Jackman and best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. (Hooper was also nominated for a Directors Guild award but lost to Ben Affleck for "Argo" over the weekend.) PHOTO.


Shakira shows 1st baby photo, with father Pique


MADRID -- Shakira is sharing the first public photograph of her recently born baby, with father Gerard Pique planting a kiss on his infant son's cheek.The 36-year-old Colombian singer announced Monday on Twitter that the photo of "my two angels" could be seen on the website of UNICEF. She has urged people to donate to a baby shower on behalf of needy children helped by the U.N. children's agency. PHOTO. APNewsNow.


Chastain's 'The Heiress' recoups on Broadway


NEW YORK -- The play "The Heiress" ends sadly for almost everyone, but the producers of the Broadway revival starring Jessica Chastain are happy: They'll make their money back. …

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