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Botanist risks life to preserve nature’s story

FOR the last three decades, botanist Julio Betancur has braved minefields and penetrated deep into jungle territory infested with drug traffickers and armed gangs in a bid to document Colombia’s rich ...

January 5, 2020, Sunday


Fragrant fame for Captain from the Crew

HOW does an independent artist go from writing songs in his bedroom in Nashville to having a famous song in China? Galen Crew hasn’t totally figured it out, but it happened to him and created a genuine ...

December 22, 2019, Sunday


Eastwood defends ‘Richard Jewell’ criticism

For his film “Richard Jewell,” Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director ...

December 15, 2019, Sunday


US star empathizes with Peloton ad actress’ plight

Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. Reynolds spoke on Tuesday ...

December 15, 2019, Sunday


Ballet’s foreign legion reaches for stars

WATCHING YouTube as a child in Australia, the idea of one day joining the ranks of the hallowed Paris Opera Ballet seemed nothing short of an impossible dream. It didn’t stop Bianca Scudamore daydreaming ...

December 8, 2019, Sunday


Actor more focused on ‘Witcher’ than ‘Superman’

Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher,” but he says the “door hasn’t closed” on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. Cavill last played the superhero in 2017’s ...

December 8, 2019, Sunday


Celebrity designer with a feather in his cap

FEATHERS have adorned the most glamorous of fashionistas throughout history, from Marie Antoinette to Lady Gaga, and one Italian octogenarian continues to fuel the fantasy.  “Feathers, for me, are my ...

December 8, 2019, Sunday


Music ownership is priority to country star

Country star Jason Aldean learned the hard lessons about the music business when he first signed a record deal with Capitol Records that ended up never producing any music. Years later, he signed to Broken ...

December 1, 2019, Sunday


Actor thrilled to play a cool, gun-toting bad guy

Actor Taylor Kitsch bristles at the notion that the criminal he plays in the new police drama “21 Bridges” is a cold-blooded killer. He says he worked to find the “emotional beats” of his character, ...

December 1, 2019, Sunday


Pop star Lizzo: US spicy poster girl of self-love

Not that long ago, Lizzo was on the verge of quitting music, dispirited by the lack of recognition she was getting for her unique pop-rap blend sprinkled with classical flute riffs. But it’s now difficult ...

November 24, 2019, Sunday




 

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