Shania Twain feels ‘stronger than ever’ ahead of new album release ever”

CNN — Shania Twain’s life could make a hell of a country music song. In fact, there’s so much material it could make several great country music songs. She survived a tough childhood, lost her parents in a car crash and at the height of her career, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease – an illness … Read more

‘Athena’: Incandiary new Netflix film wants to burn it all down

Editor’s Note: Anywhere But Hollywood highlights what’s new and worth watching in international TV and film. This month the spotlight is on the French thriller “Athena,” Senegalese action flick “Saloum” and Iranian drama “No Bears.” CNN — French writer-director Romain Gavras wants your attention, and like Karim, the fiery youth at the heart of his … Read more

‘Sidney’ review: An Oprah Winfrey-produced Apple TV+ documentary does justice to Sidney Poitier’s remarkable life and career

CNN — In theory there’s only so much to be done with a celebrity biography, but when the subject is Sidney Poitier, that’s an unusually target-rich environment. “Sidney,” a documentary from director Reginald Hudlin produced by Oprah Winfrey, does the actor justice, providing context, depth and considerable warmth in chronicling his remarkable life and trailblazing … Read more

Affirm added to ‘zombie’ stocks list by equity research firm New Constructs

Buy now pay later operator Affirm has been added to the list of ‘zombie’ stocks compiled by independent equity research firm New Constructs. The research firm, which uses machine learning and natural language processing to parse corporate filings and economic earnings model, warns there are plenty of challenges ahead for Affirm Holdings Inc. AFRM. “Affirm’s … Read more

Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The COVID pandemic forced most US casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble. But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught the industry some useful pandemic that will endure even after the is a distant memory, panelists at a major casino conference said Thursday. … Read more

‘Captain America’ fixes hurricane hit roofs in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Actor Anthony Mackie was not carrying his Captain America shield when he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair hurricane-damaged roofs but for people in his old neighborhood knowing their tarp-covered roofs were getting repaired was a blockbuster hit. Mackie is working with GAF, one of the country’s leading … Read more

Review: Sidney Poitier documentary shows a constant striving

Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin. Poitier’s rise from that humble origin to become an Oscar-winning box office draw and civil rights figure who remade Hollywood seems almost scripted, … Read more

Series premiere of “Finding Happy” Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm ET with back-to-back episodes on Bounce | Business

ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, will premiere its newest original series, “Finding Happy,” on Saturday, September 24 with the first two episodes airing back-to- back starting at 8 pm EDT. Centering around the Black female experience through the eyes of protagonist Yaz Carter, … Read more

Bittor up! Record spending on California gambling question

LOS ANGELES — The campaign that could bring legalized sports betting to California is the most expensive ballot-initiative fight in US history at about $400 million and counting, pitting wealthy Native American tribes against online gambling companies and less-affluent tribes over what’s expected to be a multibillion- dollar marketplace. A torrent of advertising has buffeted … Read more

‘I didn’t want to miss it’: Royal funeral on global live TV

ATHENS, Greece — In movie theaters and pubs, on giant screens and smartphones, people watched and pundits droned on as Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London flooded the airwaves live across time zones and continents. On the other side of the English Channel in staunchly republican France, broadcasters scrapped normal programming to carry up to … Read more