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ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US,

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska. “It’s … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US,

‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon running for governor

ALBANY, N.Y./March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor. After flirting with a run for months, Nixon tweeted Monday that she will challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary in September. It sets up a longshot bid pitting an openly gay liberal activist … Continue reading ‘Sex and the City’ star Cynthia Nixon running for governor

After broken hand, Flight of the Conchords tour postponed

NEW YORK /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The music comedy group Flight of the Conchords has postponed a series of tour dates after Bret McKenzie injured his hand in what he called a “very rock ‘n’ roll injury — falling down some stairs.” In a statement posted on the band’s website on Sunday, McKenzie said … Continue reading After broken hand, Flight of the Conchords tour postponed

‘Game of Thrones’ creators developing new ‘Star Wars’ films

LOS ANGELES /February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are writing and producing a new series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm. The Walt Disney Studios said Tuesday the films will be separate from the Skywalker saga and the new trilogy being planned by “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson. Lucasfilm’s … Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ creators developing new ‘Star Wars’ films

Imagine Dragons front man advocates for LGBT Mormons in film

PARK CITY, Utah /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Mormon front man of the rock band Imagine Dragons hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his church’s leaders and puts an end to what he calls “shaming” of gay and lesbian … Continue reading Imagine Dragons front man advocates for LGBT Mormons in film

Rockwell and Janney among early SAG Awards winners

LOS ANGELES/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   The Screen Actors Guild Awards is tipping the scales for some Oscar hopefuls with early supporting actor wins Sunday for “I, Tonya’s” Allison Janney and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s” Sam Rockwell. But it is the treatment of women in Hollywood and beyond that remains at the forefront of … Continue reading Rockwell and Janney among early SAG Awards winners

FX CEO says no sex misconduct by Louis C.K. while at company

PASADENA, Calif/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—FX Networks CEO John Landgraf says an investigation into sexual misconduct by Louis C.K. found nothing involving his work for the company over the past eight years. The investigation followed a published report of misbehavior, Landgraf told TV critics Friday. The network cut ties in November with C.K. after he admitted wrongdoing. … Continue reading FX CEO says no sex misconduct by Louis C.K. while at company

HBO’s documentary chief, Sheila Nevins, leaving network

NEW YORK/December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The woman who has run HBO’s documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early next year. Sheila Nevins has worked on productions that have won 32 Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards and 26 … Continue reading HBO’s documentary chief, Sheila Nevins, leaving network