Art and Entertainment

Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Video Honors Actor’s Birthday

Apr 16th, 2011 | By
Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Video Honors Actor’s Birthday

A Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle video honored the silent film pioneer on his 122nd birthday Saturday. The Google Doodle team starred in a short comedy sketch doing homage to the actor. The video was shot on location in Niles, California, the setting of several of Chaplin’s early classics and the home of the Niles Essanay
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Rio Flying into US Theaters this Weekend

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
Rio Flying into US Theaters this Weekend

The animated parrot comedy Rio opens on 3,286 screens in the US Friday, after already grossing $55 million abroad following its premiere in Rio de Janeiro. The film is expected to challenge animated rabbit comedy Hop for box office supremacy this weekend. Rio tells the story of a baby Spix’s Macaw from Brazil who cannot
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Keanu Reeves Says Yes Way to Bill and Ted 3

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
Keanu Reeves Says Yes Way to Bill and Ted 3

The writers of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3 are about six weeks away from a completed script, Keanu Reeves told MTV last week. “No pressure, guys!” Reeves added, laughing. The cult classic Bill and Ted series stars Reeves and Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves), a pair
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Russell Brand Tops Box Office Twice with Hop, Arthur

Apr 9th, 2011 | By
Russell Brand Tops Box Office Twice with Hop, Arthur

British comedian Russell Brand topped the box office twice Friday, maintaining the #1 spot with the holdover CGI comedy Hop and taking #2 with the premiere of the comedy remake Arthur. Hop claimed an estimated $5.5 million Friday, while Arthur netted $4.5 million. Trailing behind were the action thriller Hanna, which took in $4.2 million;
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Ryo Ishikawa Donates 2011 Golf Tournament Earnings to Japan

Apr 7th, 2011 | By
Ryo Ishikawa Donates 2011 Golf Tournament Earnings to Japan

Japanese-born golfer Ryo Ishikawa announced last week that he will donate all his 2011 golf tournament earnings plus 100,000 yen per birdie to help his homeland recover from the natural disasters that have struck over the past month. If Ishikawa wins the Masters, that could amount to over $3 million. Ishikawa has been away on
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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Talk Spurred by New Trailer

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Talk Spurred by New Trailer

As Disney released a new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed to USA Today that the script for the fifth movie in the series is already in development. The new movies will feature standalone plots focused on Johnny Depp’s character Captain Jack Sparrow. The first three
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WWE Superstar Steve Austin Won’t Be Dancing with the Stars

Apr 5th, 2011 | By
WWE Superstar Steve Austin Won’t Be Dancing with the Stars

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin may be a WWE Superstar, but he won’t be Dancing with the Stars on ABC. The wrestler-turned-actor said in an interview Monday that he has turned down an offer to appear on the show. Stone Cold has “two left feet” and his rhythm is “so-so at best,” he admitted. Austin will
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Defense Plus Walker Lead Huskies to NCAA Championship

Apr 5th, 2011 | By

A strong defense plus Kemba Walker’s offense led the University of Connecticut Huskies to a 53-41 romp over the Butler Bulldogs in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston Monday night. The Huskies shut down the Bulldogs’ offense to take their 11th consecutive game, capping off a 32-9 season. Connecticut trailed 22-19 after a low-scoring
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Walker Leads Huskies to 1 Point Win on Way to Championship

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By
Walker Leads Huskies to 1 Point Win on Way to Championship

Rising junior star Kemba Walker led the University of Connecticut Huskies to a 56-55 win over the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday night. The victory sends the Huskies to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to play the Butler Bulldogs, who defeated the VCU Rams 70-62 Saturday night. Shooting was sloppy on both sides, which made for a
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Hop Leaps Over Source Code and Insidious at Box Office

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By
Hop Leaps Over Source Code and Insidious at Box Office

The new CGI Easter comedy Hop jumped to the head of the box office pack Friday, pulling in $11 million. Also performing strongly were the premieres of the technological thriller Source Code, which earned $5 million, and the horror film Insidious, which earned $4 million. Hop tells the story of rebellious teenage rabbit E.B. (Easter
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