Documentary about Lancaster Marionette Theater to receive PBS premiere in June | Entertainment

Documentary about Lancaster Marionette Theater to receive PBS premiere in June |  Entertainment

After several screenings both locally and in other cities, documentarian Alexander Monelli’s film “Marionette Land” will premiere on local PBS affiliate WITF at 9 pm on June 17. The film stars Lancaster Marionette Theater owner and mainstay Robert Brock and was filmed in what would end up being the final months of the theater’s existence. … Read more

Rosmarie Trapp, Whose Family Inspired ‘Sound of Music,’ Dies | Entertainment News

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother Johannes is president of the Stowe … Read more

With Sequel Plans, Rob Reiner Turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11 | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – One of the most memorable lines – and Rob Reiner’s personal favorite – of “This Is Spinal Tap” goes: “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not panned … Read more

Fellaz, a Metaverse Entertainment & Media Group, Announces

SINGAPORE, May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Fellaz, the metaverse entertainment and media group, announced today the partnership with and strategic investment in EMP Emotion Capture. EMP Emotion Capture will join hands to help produce Fellaz’s first original metaverse-native virtual idol while onboarding EMP Emotion Capture’s original metaverse characters and contents on Fellaz’s metaverse ecosystem. … Read more

Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Touch Down in Cannes | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d’Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cannes … Read more

No More Streaming-Only Debuts for Oscar Hopefuls | Entertainment News

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to premiere “day and date” in movie theaters and on a streaming service, … Read more

New Soccer Team Vermont Green FC Aims for Social and Environmental Justice | Outdoors & Recreation | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Vermont Green FC players at practice The sun beat down on the soccer pitch, and the sounds rose in a cacophony familiar to anyone who has played the game: players calling for passes; teammates warning one another as a defender closed in; coaches barking instructions as they watched with calculating, … Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, the late country singer Keith Whitley and music executive Joe Galante will join the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lewis, 86, nicknamed “The Killer,” wore a red sequined jacket and white shoes at Tuesday’s announcement, where he was introduced by duo Brooks & … Read more

Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer SAINT MONICA, Calif. (AP) – With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a … Read more

Nielsen List Illustrates Power of Franchises for Networks | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it’s instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company’s 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12 were … Read more