Friday Jul 3, 2015

HGTV relies on relationships for good TV

NEW YORK (AP) — HGTV is working the buddy system. The home-and-garden network has upped the number of shows with co-hosts who are related or married to five, adding "America's Most Desperate Kitchens," hosted by cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, to its lineup of...
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HGTV relies on relationships for good TV
Friday Jul 3, 2015
HGTV relies on relationships for good TV

NEW YORK (AP) — HGTV is working the buddy system. The home-and-garden network has upped the number of shows with co-hosts who are related or married to five, adding "America's Most Desperate Kitchens," hosted by cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, to its lineup of shows hosted by spouses, siblings and other assorted relatives. Keeping it all in the family is deliberate: "The natural conversation and exchanges between them as experts with a pre-existing relationship engages audiences," said HGTV general manager Allison Page. The lifestyle network's top show "Brother vs Brother," starring brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott fixing houses for resale, averaged 2.5 million viewers this season — a 47 percent increase over last year's viewership, according to Nielsen ratings. Carrino and Colaneri are back with their fourth HGTV show this summer. In their newest offering, the duo renovates kitchens in homes across the country. Colaneri said they enjoy being able to portray their relationship exactly as it is without any amped-up drama. "We are first cousins, best friends and we are almost like brothers," Colaneri said. Their first HGTV gig hosting "Kitchen Cousins" came out of the blue: They got the surprise call from the network 10 months after a friend sent in a video she made of them. "I don't think for one second we ever thought this is something we can do," Carrino said. Page said the network's audience is mostly women, but they have worked to expand it. Since hosting on HGTV, Carrino said, "Big burly union electrical workers" have come up to him saying, "Can I get a picture? I love your show." Page said the two-host system helps diversify the demographic of the audience, especially when each of the hosts has a different expertise. She said "the shows that focus on physical construction and decoration appeal to both" men and women. "Our fans stretch from young children to adults," Colaneri said. "There is always someone who comes up to you that you would never expect" ____ Online: http://www.hgtv.com ___ Follow Luqman Adeniyi on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/luqman_adeniyi Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Luqman Adeniyi from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Japan broadcaster NHK is testing 8K resolution for Wimbledon
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Japan broadcaster NHK is testing 8K resolution for Wimbledon

In collaboration with the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Japan's public broadcaster NHK is testing its "Super Hi-Vision" 8K resolution system.During the Wimbledon tournament, two matches a day are to be covered by NHK's "Super Hi-Vision" system, 16 times the resolution of HD, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This will also include a trial of Sony's F65 4K camera, a model known mostly for its use in feature films. The results of the tests are only available to broadcasters in the Broadcast Center tent at Wimbledon. The trial is part of NHK and the Japanese government's move to bring "Super Hi-Vision" to Japan, and have it ready for use country-wide for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'Law and Order' gets Spanish makeover
Friday Jul 3, 2015
'Law and Order' gets Spanish makeover

The crime shows "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Los Angeles" are set to be broadcast in Spanish for the first time.Latino channel NBC Universo will launch the long-running police and courtroom drama in Spanish starting July 6. "Law & Order: Los Angeles" will be aired in the language from July 7. Created by Dick Wolf and starring Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterson, Law & Order ran for 20 seasons on NBC, and has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. "For NBC Universo, it is a privilege to be able to reintroduce this intelligent and riveting series to a whole new Spanish-dominant U.S. audience," said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production at the network. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'I Can Do That' competition series renewed for second season
Thursday Jul 2, 2015
'I Can Do That' competition series renewed for second season

NBC has confirmed the renewal of "I Can Do That", a show in which celebrities compete in trying new skills.Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans hosts the Universal Television-produced competition series "I Can Do That", which has just been renewed for a second season. The show first aired on May 26, 2015, and features six celebrities competing for the title of "The Greatest Entertainer". Every week, the stars learn an unknown skill, eventually performing it live in front of an audience who then vote for their favorite. Season one was won by Nicole Scherzinger. NBC has ordered eight episodes for season two, up from six in season one. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Stana Katic and Raza Jaffrey cast in 'The Rendezvous'
Thursday Jul 2, 2015
Stana Katic and Raza Jaffrey cast in 'The Rendezvous'

In an exclusive on Deadline, it was announced that actors Stana Katic and Raza Jaffrey will star in Amin Matalqa’s action adventure "The Rendezvous".The movie is to be an adaptation of Sarah Isaias’ book "A New Song". Set in Jordan, the plot involves Katic and Jaffrey's characters' search for a sacred Dead Sea scroll hidden somewhere in Petra. Katic is known for her lead role in TV series "Castle". Jaffrey is also known for his work on the silver screen, notably in "Homeland" and "Spooks". Director Amin Matalqa is of Jordanian descent, and has already made a name for himself in the film industry. His debut film, "Captain Abu Raed" (2007) won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Movies

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
Sunday Jul 5, 2015
'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Pixar's acclaimed "Inside Out" nearly caught up to the runaway dinos, taking in $30.1 million in its third weekend of release. The strength of those June hits and the unfortunate timing of July 4th this year coming on a Saturday (rather than stretching out a long weekend) meant the sequels "Terminator Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL" both failed to match previous installments. Paramount's "Terminator Genisys," the fifth film in the series which also marks Schwarzenegger's return to his most iconic character, took in $28.7 million over the weekend and $44.2 million since opening Wednesday. Warner Bros. also tried to expand the weekend, opening Tatum's male-stripper romp "Magic Mike XXL" on Wednesday. But after a strong start, the film managed just $12 million over the weekend. Over five days it made $27.1 million. The openings were disappointing for the new releases, but each has a different makeup. "Terminator Genisys," an attempted reboot in the 31-year-old, James Cameron-created franchise, was made for $155 million. "Magic Mike XXL," a road-trip sequel to Steven Soderbergh's 2012 hit original, was made for just under $15 million. Megan Colligan, head of worldwide distribution for Paramount, said the weekend simply didn't play like a holiday weekend. "The weekend got off to a very sluggish start because people didn't have off until Friday," said Colligan. "Our start was just not where it needed to be. Some of that does have to do with it is pretty severe competition. 'Jurassic' is still such a powerhouse in the marketplace and it was hard to anticipate that that wouldn't have burned off a little more by now." "Genisys" failed to come close to the previous "Terminator" film, the Schwarzenegger-less "Salvation," which had a five-day debut of $65.3 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2009. "Genisys," which critics have slammed, is finding better business abroad. It made $74 million international over the weekend. "Magic Mike XXL," however, had the benefit of largely positive reviews and tracking numbers that suggested a possible No. 1 opening of more than $40 million. The original debuted with $39.1 million. But "Magic Mike XXL" failed to expand its audience. Whereas moviegoers for the first film were 73 percent female, "Magic Mike XXL" was a staggering 96 percent female, Warner Bros. said. Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., said the film performed worse than expected in the South, Midwest and in Canada. Such a "girls-night-out" release, he said, didn't materialize over the holiday weekend. "Our audience wasn't available to us," said Fellman. "We might be down but we're not out. I'm in the wait and see mode." Hollywood's summer has been inching close to equaling its record 2013 season, thanks partly to the unexpected success of "Jurassic World." (Now with $558.2 million domestically, it's already the fourth-best showing of all time in North America.) The biggest potholes this summer have been holiday weekends, noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office firm Rentrak. Those weekends usually are the tent poles to Hollywood's summer spectacle, but the lagging Independence Day weekend follows a lackluster Memorial Day, when Disney's "Tomorrowland" flopped. "These are the weekends everyone's going, 'Wow, what happened?'" said Dergarabedian. "Part of it was the calendar. Part of it, too, was you have two movies out there — "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" — that are just dominating the marketplace. Both those movies have appealed to every audience segment imaginable." This weekend was still up 6.9 percent over last year, when Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" and the sci-fi adventure "Earth to Echo" made for Hollywood's worst July 4 in decades. Universal's animated off-shoot sequel "Minions" will debut next weekend after a strong international performance. The film, which gives the pipsqueak henchmen of the "Despicable Me" movies the spotlight, has already grossed $124.2 million abroad, including $54.3 million this weekend. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. "Jurassic World," $30.9 million ($42 million international). 2. "Inside Out," $30.1 million ($18.6 million international). 3. "Terminator: Genisys," $28.7 million ($74 million international). 4. "Magic Mike XXL," $12 million ($6.2 million international) 5. "Ted 2," $11 million ($18.8 million international). 6. "Max," $7 million. 7. "Spy," $5.5 million ($3.4 million international). 8. "San Andreas," $3 million. 9. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," $1.3 million. 10. "Dope," $1.1 million. ___ Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak: 1. "Terminator Genisys," $74 million. 2. "Minions," $54.3 million. 3. "Jurassic World," $42 million. 4. "A Monk Comes Down the Mountain," $28 million. 5. "Inside Out," $18.6 million. 6. "Ted 2," $18.8 million. 7. "NNL: Battle of Yeonpyeong," $8 million. 8. "Les Profs 2," $6.8 million. 9. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," $6.5 million. 10. "Magic Mike XXL," $6.2 million. ___ Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Jake Coyle from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'
Friday Jul 3, 2015
'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" earned a chart-topping $7.7 million on Thursday, according to Rentrak estimates. The animated family film has grossed $216.1 million to date and could become the first film since "Argo" to climb to No. 1 during its third weekend in release. "Inside Out" had been trailing the gargantuan grosses of "Jurassic World" for two weeks, but might have the edge finally. Universal's record-busting dino film brought in $6.9 million Thursday, bringing its domestic total to $527.2 million. New openers "Terminator Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL" held the third and fourth spots, respectively with $6.5 million and $5.7 million. But, this narrow advantage doesn't mean much for "Terminator's" bottom line, which looks destined for disappointment. The Skydance-Paramount movie was produced for an estimated $155 million. The "Magic Mike" sequel, meanwhile, only cost around $15 million. With daily grosses this close, the long holiday weekend is still anyone's game. While no film will be reaching the $80 million-plus heights of 2013's "Despicable Me 2," 2004's "Spider-Man 2" or 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," this weekend is solid improvement over last year's disastrous Fourth of July weekend. The 2014 Independence Day box office was the weakest in decades thanks in part to lackluster options, like "Tammy," and "Earth to Echo," bad weather and the competition of the World Cup. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Lindsey Bahr from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

iQIYI buys online rights to 800 Paramount titles
Friday Jul 3, 2015
iQIYI buys online rights to 800 Paramount titles

Baidu's film unit, iQIYI, has signed for the internet broadcasting rights of 800 movies.iQIYI now has the rights to market, promote and distribute 800 movies (including future films) of Paramount Pictures, it was announced on July 3. The movies will be available on the iQIYU platform, which announced last month that it had broken the five million paid subscribers mark in a press release: "As iQIYI continues to enrich its content and to improve services for our members, we are confident that iQIYI's subscription business will continue to experience rapid development." This latest purchase is part of iQIYI's expansion plan. iQIYI was founded in 2010 by China's biggest search engine Baidu. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Illinois city condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Illinois city condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after a central Illinois city condemned the dilapidated building. The (Champaign) News-Gazette (bit.ly/1HB0pzJ ) reports that the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter this week to call attention to the Danville home he and brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri. The star of "Mary Poppins" and television's "The Dick Van Dyke Show" recalled the "happy memories drifting around in there" in a tweet to his 85,200 followers. Van Dyke told the (Danville) Commercial-News (http://bit.ly/1f9iFpq ) he'd like to know if the home is fixable. "If it could be fixed maybe we could do something like take a collection up or something," he said. "Danville is my home and I do still care." Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said the city didn't know the Van Dyke connection when it condemned the house in December. The property's last owner died in 2011. Eisenhauer expressed a willingness to donate the property as part of a prospective rehabilitation project, should the city eventually gain ownership. ___ This story has been corrected to include the full name of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." ___ Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

APNewsBreak: New details on alleged Emile Hirsch assault
Thursday Jul 2, 2015
APNewsBreak: New details on alleged Emile Hirsch assault

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, told police that Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor, investigative documents obtained Thursday through a public records request showed. Hirsch said he didn't remember exactly what happened, saying only that she came at him and he was defending himself. Bernfeld was initially apprehensive about pursuing charges the night of the Jan. 25 incident Tao Nightclub in Park City due to the "sensitive nature" of her work and Hirsch's high profile, reports show. She said the next day that she decided to pursue charges because word of the incident, and her name, had already leaked out to the public and media. "I am fundamentally not OK with what happened," Bernfeld said the night of the incident, red marks visible on her neck. "It was insanely painful and absolutely terrifying." Hirsch was questioned and handcuffed the night of the incident, but released and not formally charged until nearly three weeks later. He was charged with aggravated assault and intoxication. The felony assault is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. That night, slurring his words and struggling to balance, Hirsch said he had three or four drinks. He acknowledged "mouthing off" a bit with Bernfeld, but said he couldn't remember exactly what happened. "She started kind of causing a ruckus and I sort of started getting intervening and this happened," said Hirsch. "I don't think it was much more than that to be honest.... I think she had a go at me and I probably defended myself." The 30-year-old from Encino, California has made two court appearances in Park City, but has not entered a plea or made any comments outside court. Hirsch is due back in court in Park City on Aug. 17 at a hearing in which prosecutors will lay out the evidence or, possibly, announce a plea deal. Hirsch's attorney, Neil Kaplan, was not immediately available for comment. He has previously said Hirsch entered rehab within days of the incident. Paramount spokeswoman Katie Martin Kelley was not immediately available for comment either. She has declined to comment previously about the incident. Hirsch was at Sundance for the premiere of the drama "Ten Thousand Saints." He is best-known for his starring role in "Into the Wild" and has also appeared in Universal's Navy SEAL drama "Lone Survivor," Peter Berg's account of a disastrous 2005 military operation in Afghanistan. In the lead up to the attack at the club, Bernfeld said Hirsch was super aggressive and in her face. He told her she was a rich kid who "has never done anything" and was just at Sundance to party. She said Hirsch told her, "Your parents are rich and you don't know what it's like." Bernfeld said she pushed him away, and told him she was a studio executive in town for work and that her mother was a public school principal. Several minutes passed before he came back and blindsided her, she said. "He basically grabbed me at the curve of the elbow, choked me up, threw me across the table, and I felt the front of my throat hit the back of my throat," Bernfeld said in an interview recorded by a police officer's body camera. A waitress told police Hirsch was really drunk and was grabbing Bernfeld's hair and touching her prior to the attack. A friend of Bernfeld who witnessed it told police he and another person pulled Hirsch off of Bernfeld while he was choking her. "I have seen quite a few fights in my life, but this was pretty violent," said the witness, whose name is redacted from the report but is identified as a film director. Bernfeld said she hadn't met Hirsch prior to that night. Hirsch couldn't remember her name after the incident but said he thinks they might have known each other. Before being released the night of the incident, Hirsch said he was surprised by what had happened and told police he tries to stay out of trouble. He said he has a young son and a woman he lives with that he cares about. "I've always respected the law and been a law-abiding citizen," Hirsch said. "To have it bite me is surprising but at the same time, you can never be surprised when dealing with the law." After the officer told Hirsch he had made some poor decisions, Hirsch apologized but asked again what he had done. He seemed unaware of the severity of the situation, telling the officer, "I feel like I could patch it up with her." ___ Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst contributed to this report. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Brady McCombs from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Events

Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway's 'On the Town'
Monday Jul 6, 2015
Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway's 'On the Town'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway. Producers of the high-energy revival of "On the Town" said Sunday that Copeland will join the show from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6, playing Miss Turnstiles, a love interest for one of three sailors enjoying a few hours of shore leave in 1940s New York. "I don't know if I know what I'm in for. It's going to be a huge challenge for me. It's quite a departure from what I'm used to. But I love a challenge and I think it's going to help me grow as an artist," Copeland said. The role requires both acting and singing, in addition to plenty of dancing, including a 15-minute ballet at the end. The role is currently filled by Megan Fairchild, a principal dancer at the prestigious New York City Ballet. "I can carry a tune. We'll see what happens," she said. "I'm excited. I'm a Virgo and we're a little bit anal and we're definitely hard workers, so I'm going to put my all into this." Copeland saw the show a few months ago with her boyfriend, knowing the offer of replacing Fairchild was on the table. "It's probably the best show I've ever seen, I think," she said. "I was just blown away." The ballerina will play six performances during the eight-show week, including the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening shows, as well as the matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Copeland has been named by Time magazine one of the most influential figures of 2015, and written both a children's book, "Firebird," and a best-selling memoir, "Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina." She's also performed in a music video with Prince and was featured in a hugely popular online ad for Under Armour sportswear. The dancer also has appeared as a guest host on the Fox show "So You Think You Can Dance" and was a presenter at this year's Tony Awards. Copeland, 32, said she relishes bringing dance to an audience in any form she can. "Whether it's Broadway or ballet, that's always been my goal: to just bring more people into it," she said. "Because I think it's so special and I think the arts can do so much for a person, not just a child. It's completely changed and altered my life in so many amazing ways." ___ Online: http://www.onthetownbroadway.com ___ Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Comics collectibles hitting the booths at Comic-Con
Sunday Jul 5, 2015
Comics collectibles hitting the booths at Comic-Con

Comics publishers have revealed some of the special items they plan to bring with them to the annual Comic-Con in San Diego next week, from special edition posters to event-exclusive collectibles.Marvel has revealed plans to sell a set of 28 exclusive collectible enamel pins designed by the Eisner-winning artist Skottie Young and based on his existing cover designs. Per MTV, they will include "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers," "Spider-Man" and "Women of Marvel" four-packs plus others featuring Hulk/Banner, Loki, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and more.The four-packs will be priced at $25.DC Collectibles will be bringing three "con exclusive" products to the event, including limited edition DC Comics Blue Edition Jim Lee action figures ($300 each), sculpted by Jack Mathews, encased in intricate packaging, including an original sketch signed by Jim Lee and available in 150 examples that feature Batman, The Joker or Harley Quinn.A standard edition of the action figures comes with an exclusive Jim Lee print, is made in larger quantities and goes for $40. Lastly, there's DC Super Pets Krypto Plush Toy ($9.95), based on the style of comic book artist Art Baltazar.Poster producers Mondo have a number of exclusives lined up. An Ant-Man screen print from artist Kevin Tong, printed on the reflective surface holofoil, comes in an edition of 175 and goes for $85. Mondo says it will release a non-holofoil version of the poster on its website at a later date.A set of 1/6-scale Teenage Mutant Nunja Turles figures, price TBD, will also go on display, each featuring 25+ points of articulation and inspired by the original 1980s comic book.A 12" polystone Hellboy statue will include all the details of the original character drawing and is currently available for pre-order for $200 at MondoTees.com.Mondo wil also offer a vinyl edition of James Horner's Academy Award-nominated "Aliens" score for $35.Comic-Con runs from July 9-12 with a preview night on July 8.www.comic-con.org/cci Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival
Sunday Jul 5, 2015
Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith. The performers headlined the inaugural Fourth of July Freedom Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which organizers plan to hold annually. Latifah closed the event benefiting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which began Saturday night and went into Sunday morning. She was versatile, going from jazz standards to Broadway tunes to rap — mirroring her adaptable career. "Shout-out to all of our men and women in uniform. Shout-out to my father, Vietnam veteran. Thank you so much daddy," she said. She ended with her hip-hop anthem "U.N.I.T.Y." and thanked the crowd for allowing her to move from music to Broadway to TV and film. Schumer was also a crowd favorite, and she warned parents with little ones early on: "Take a lap." The comedian — who had a breakthrough this year thanks to her popular Comedy Central series, hosting gig at the MTV Movie Awards and upcoming film that she wrote — told jokes about sex, dating and Hollywood, which earned her numerous laughs. Though most comedians go the stage with water, Schumer brought a bottle of wine, which she chugged throughout her set. She performed longer than planned. "I'm supposed to get off stage, but I'm not going anywhere. This (ended) up being fun. I thought this was going to suck," she said. Evans, who has multiple hits on the country chart, impressed with a cover of Smith's "Lay Me Down" that quieted the audience — in a good way. She ended by singing Walk the Moon's current Top 5 hit, the upbeat and colorful "Shut Up and Dance." Other performers included country singer Will Hoge, rock band the Alternate Routes and rising pop singer Rachel Platten, who sang her anthemic hit, "Fight Song." Schumer's film, "Trainwreck," is in theaters July 17. She will open for three New York dates on Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour this fall. ___ Online: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Mesfin Fekadu from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name. Capa, born Endre Friedmann in Budapest in 1913, began experimenting with color photography in 1938 and it soon became an integral, though seldom published, part of his work. . Afterward, he always carried two cameras, one loaded with color film, the other with black and white. "This allows a very good comparison and how he approaches color photography in a totally different manner," said Istvan Viragvolgyi, deputy director of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center. "He turns his camera in other directions, looking for themes where color really adds a lot to it." The exhibit containing 136 color photographs, as well as film and sound recordings of Capa, runs until Sep. 20 and was first shown last year in New York, at the International Center of Photography founded by Cornell Capa, Robert's late brother. Consisting mostly of photos taken in peacetime, it includes pictures for a 1947 magazine feature about the Soviet Union written by John Steinbeck; Hollywood stars like Humphrey Bogart, Orson Wells and Ingrid Bergman on location; a series on post-World War II youth called Generation X, a term often attributed to Capa; Israel soon after its 1948 creation; and playful images of Pablo Picasso rejected by a magazine in favor of similar pictures in black and white. "He is one of the most humanist photographers who worked on the battlefields," said Zoltan Szalay, an award-winning Hungarian photographer. Some of the originals in the collection of 4,200 color slides had faded over the decades and were digitally restored. "We can see how easily he adapted the new techniques and immediately delved into color photography," Viragvolgyi said. "He did not hesitate. He always went forward." For Viragvolgyi, Capa's legacy for photographers revolves around his continual renewal, which "is needed not only today but was indispensable already 70 years ago." Capa was killed by a land mine in 1954 while covering the Indochina War in what is now Vietnam. Copyright (2015) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article was written by Pablo Gorondi from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

'Law and Order' gets Spanish makeover
Friday Jul 3, 2015
'Law and Order' gets Spanish makeover

The crime shows "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Los Angeles" are set to be broadcast in Spanish for the first time.Latino channel NBC Universo will launch the long-running police and courtroom drama in Spanish starting July 6. "Law & Order: Los Angeles" will be aired in the language from July 7. Created by Dick Wolf and starring Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterson, Law & Order ran for 20 seasons on NBC, and has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. "For NBC Universo, it is a privilege to be able to reintroduce this intelligent and riveting series to a whole new Spanish-dominant U.S. audience," said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production at the network. Copyright AFP Relaxnews, 2015. This article was from AFP Relax News and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.