Kingsport Times News Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

April 20th, 2015 9:26 am by Staff Report

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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Kingsport Idol seeks next singing sensation

Kingsport Idol seeks next singing sensation

April 20th, 2015 9:00 am by Marci Gore

Auditions will be held May 5 for contestants ages 18 to 24; May 7 for ages 8 to 13; May 12 for ages 25 and older; and May 14 for ages 14 to 17. All auditions begin at 6 p.m. in the Kingsport Renaissance Center.

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Lambert wins four, but Luke Bryan takes top prize at ACM Awards

Lambert wins four, but Luke Bryan takes top prize at ACM Awards

April 20th, 2015 12:10 am by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas - Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class

Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class

April 18th, 2015 12:58 pm by TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

Forever a Beatle, Ringo Starr was entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday, inducted along with an eclectic class of musicians.

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Hesitant witness, fuzzy video: Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case

Hesitant witness, fuzzy video: Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case

April 17th, 2015 9:41 am by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight appears strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation.

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Don't believe the hysteria: Country music is far from dead

Don't believe the hysteria: Country music is far from dead

April 17th, 2015 9:39 am by By Hunter Hauk, The Dallas Morning News (TNS)

Despite many Chicken Little cries about the death of country music at the hands of "bros" who sing about drinking and partying, there are plenty of bright spots that help provide perspective on the state of the genre in 2015.

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Movie review: Even kids won't laugh at "Paul Blart 2"

Movie review: Even kids won't laugh at "Paul Blart 2"

April 17th, 2015 9:37 am by By Roger Moore, Tribune News Service (TNS)

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" is even more of a kids' movie than the 2009 original - slapstick and sight gags built around a clueless plump lump. It's harmless, and Kevin James tries to find a place among the cinema's pratfall kings.

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Tribute song for Paul Walker hits No. 1 on Billboard chart

Tribute song for Paul Walker hits No. 1 on Billboard chart

April 16th, 2015 9:25 am by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, "See You Again," hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Thursday.

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'Most dangerous movie ever made' charges into theaters

'Most dangerous movie ever made' charges into theaters

April 16th, 2015 9:25 am by LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer

Touted as the most dangerous movie ever made, "Roar" was the ill-fated brainchild of Alfred Hitchcock muse Hedren and her then-husband, "Exorcist" producer Noel Marshall.

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Fandom's force awakens at Star Wars Celebration and Disney knows it

Fandom's force awakens at Star Wars Celebration and Disney knows it

April 16th, 2015 9:24 am by By Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

"Star Wars," the space-opera franchise that revolutionized the movie business and spawned a sprawling multi-billion-dollar multimedia empire, is back with a renewed force.

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