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Springsteen's 'Western Stars' scores standing ovation at Toronto Film Festival
Bruce Springsteen's concert movie "Western Stars" received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday, with the rock star describing it as a "continuation of the stories" he has told throughout his career. In Western Stars, Springsteen performs songs from his latest album of the same title, but the film also features clips from his earlier years, and wide, sweeping shots of the landscape of the American West which served as inspiration.
Singer Sam Smith embraces gender neutral pronouns they/them
British singer Sam Smith on Friday asked to be referred to by the gender neutral pronouns they/them, citing "a lifetime of being at war with my gender." The Grammy-winning musician, 27, made the announcement in an Instagram post titled "My pronouns are they/them."
Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70
American rock star Eddie Money, whose hits including "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" formed part of the power pop soundtrack of the late 1970s and early 1980s, died in Los Angeles on Friday at age 70, his family said in a statement. A joke-telling rocker with a New York swagger and a heart of gold, Money recently revealed on his reality television series "Real Money" that he had esophageal cancer. The remaining five episodes of the show, in its second season on AXS TV, deal with his cancer.
Going for a song? UK police arrest suspected hacker of music stars
British police on Friday arrested a man suspected of hacking famous music acts to steal unreleased songs and sell them for cryptocurrency. City of London Police said the 19-year-old was arrested in Ipswich, a town in rural east England, after receiving a tip from the Manhattan District Attorney's (D.A.) office.
'The Sky is Pink' stars honor real-life family's loss at Toronto red carpet
Walking the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of "The Sky is Pink" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas contrasted her life while filming with the experiences of the characters in the movie. The Hindi-language film tells the true story of the Chaudhury family, narrated by their deceased teenaged daughter, Aisha, played by Zaira Wasim.
Fire and thread: Bayeux-inspired 'Game of Thrones' tapestry unveiled in France
The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power. Now it has another.
Apologetic actress Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence in U.S. college scandal
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term on Friday and made a somber apology in federal court for paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani also ordered Huffman, the former star of the popular television series "Desperate Housewives" and one-time Academy Award nominee, to pay a $30,000 fine, undergo a year of supervised release and complete 250 hours of community service. Huffman, 56, pleaded guilty in May.