Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, April 8

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Tuesday, April 8

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Entertainment News Advisory


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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 Nick Patch at 416-507-2144.


HBO's 'Game of Thrones' renewed for 2 more seasons


NEW YORK -- "Game of Thrones" rules.On the heels of its explosive fourth season premiere, HBO has renewed the epic fantasy series for two more years. The network promised more "dazzling storytelling" in those fifth and sixth seasons. APNewsNow.


Cast revealed for show inspired by Tupac songs


NEW YORK -- The upcoming Broadway musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs will star Saul Williams, the poet and singer best known for the film "Slam."Producers said this week the rest of the cast of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" will include Tonya Pinkins, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson and John Earl Jelks. PHOTO. APNewsNow.


Boy George, David Byrne head to Luminato


TORONTO -- David Byrne, Boy George, Daniel Lanois, Isabella Rossellini and Emmylou Harris are among the artists expected to take part in this year's Luminato Festival.Lanois will be the focus of an all-star salute at the 10-day arts showcase, which celebrates theatre, dance, music, literature, visual arts and magic in June.


Carson, Michaels, Goyette make Griffin list


TORONTO -- Anne Carson is once again a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize.The Toronto-born writer, who was the Canadian winner of the first-ever Griffin in 2001, is on the short list this time for "Red Doc>" (Jonathan Cape and McClelland & Stewart). "Red Doc>" is cct.


Review: 'Rio 2' dazzling but overloaded


A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, "Rio 2" is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and environmental dilemmas.The sequel opens with a vibrant New Year's Eve bash, as partying in the music-filled streets of Rio de Janeiro is punctuated by fireworks bursting above the Christ the Redeemer statue. …

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