Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 4:45 P.M. Monday, Nov. 4

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 4:45 P.M. Monday, Nov. 4

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Entertainment News Advisory


Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

4:45 p.m.


Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:45 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

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Alistair Macleod writes 'Remembrance' story


TORONTO -- A Second World War vet from Cape Breton reflects on his years on the battlefield and the impact they had on his family in acclaimed short story writer Alistair Macleod's new tale "Remembrance." The e-story will be published Nov. 5 by McClelland & Stewart.


Film '12 Years a Slave' has ties to DC-area site


ALEXANDRIA -- The painful story of a free black man lured from his home in New York in 1841 to be sold into slavery, now the basis of the new film "12 Years a Slave," has a little-known connection to a slave site that still stands near the nation's capital. Alexandria's one-time slave pen complex, based out of a colonial-style rowhouse, was once the epicenter of the domestic human trade in the United States after the importation of slaves was banned, according to historians. The last slave trader at the site, James H. Birch, was the same dealer who paid kidnappers $250 for Solomon Northup of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and sold him into slavery in Louisiana. PHOTO.


Drew Barrymore and husband expecting second child


LOS ANGELES -- Drew Barrymore is expanding her brood.A spokesman for the 38-year-old entertainer says Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child. PHOTO. APNewsNow.


'Aladdin' gives lost tunes new life: Menken


TORONTO -- Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken says many songs that were cut from the 1992 film "Aladdin" -- including an "underground sensation" called "Proud of Your Boy" -- are getting a second life in a new stage show of the classic tale."We were able to fit in a lot of those songs we had lost (while) still telling the same story," Menken said during a recent interview at the city's Ed Mirvish Theatre, where the show opens on Nov. 21 before heading to Broadway (it's currently in previews).


TV stars recall hearing news of JFK shooting


Like the moon landing or the attack on the World Trade Center, anyone in a certain age group remembers where they were when they heard U.S. president John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Kennedy's murder in Dallas, on November 22, 1963, shocked the world.Television had everything to do with its impact. Time seemed to stand still as millions across North America followed the story live. For the first time in history, millions could attend a funeral, witness a second murder (the shooting, in custody, of the president's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald) and see a famous family deal with grief. …

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