By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm | UPDATED: August 15, 2019 at 4:07 am “America’s Got Talent” finally reached the live-show phase on Tuesday night as 12 acts — including Danville’s Sophie Pecora — went all out in an effort to win viewer votes. Now comes the heart-wrenching part. On Wednesday’s Results Show, we were forced to say good-bye to five of those acts. So who advanced — and who didn’t? We’ll start with Pecora, the 15-year-old singer-rapper who made her mark with original songs about teen angst, self-image and bullying. At the top of the show, host Terry Crews announced that Sophie, along with 13-year-old country singer Ansley Burns and the high-kicking dance group Emerald Belles were up for the Dunkin’ save. Not a good sign. And it was Burns who won the save, meaning that Pecora and the Belles were out. It was a bit of a stunner as Pecora … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’: Who made the cut? And who didn’t?
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The Fantasia Film Festival up in Montreal is gearing up for its 23rd year of melting minds with genre cinema you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. I absolutely adore going there every summer. Sure I see high-profile indie films like A Ghost Story, but if not for Fantasia, I never would have seen something like Champion, one of my favorite films of 2018. If you like horror, science fiction or action, this is very much a festival to check out, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change in 2019. The first wave of Fantasia titles are here and they look super exciting. I am particularly pumped for The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, 8, and Bruce McDonald's Dreamland. FANTASIA’S 23rd EDITION REVEALS A THUNDERING FIRST WAVE OF TITLES! The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 23rd Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 11 - August 1, with its Frontières International Co-Production Market being … [Read more...] about The Fantasia 2019 First Wave Lineup Is Here
SIMON Cowell is one of the most powerful figures in showbiz, with the ability to unearth new stars and launch careers. He's essentially redefined Saturday night TV and he's back on our TV screens with the new series of Britain's Got Talent. Here's everything you need to know... How did Simon Cowell become famous? He was already well known within the music industry as a successful producer, but Simon, 59, rose to wider fame when Pop Idol launched in 2001, with him as judge. He became known for his harsh verdicts on talent show acts and his clashes with 2001 Pop Idol winner Will Young, who he famously hated and found “arrogant”. He was then asked to judge American Idol from 2002, staying in the role until 2010 and becoming famous for his controversially harsh comments. In the UK, Simon’s fame became truly meteoric with the launch of The X Factor in 2004. The first series was watched by 7.4 million people per episode on average, and at the show’s peak in 2010, the … [Read more...] about What is Simon Cowell’s net worth, how old is his son Eric and who’s the Britain’s Got Talent judge’s partner Lauren Silverman?
Charo is mourning the shocking loss of her husband.Following reports that her husband, Kjell Rasten, had committed suicide on Monday at the age of 79, his wife of 40 years confirmed the heartbreaking news in an emotional Instagram post."Yesterday, Kjell, My husband of forty years and the love of my life killed himself," she started. "There are no words to describe what we are feeling now. He was an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son. He dedicated his life to loving and supporting his family."SEE ALSO: Charo's husband dead at 79 after apparent suicideCharo, 68, and Rasten, who wed in 1978, share son, Shel, 37. 15 PHOTOS Charo and husband Kjell Rasten together See Gallery Charo and husband Kjell Rasten together LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Charo and Kjell Rasten attend 50th Birthday Party for Rip Taylor on January 13, 1981 at the Daisy in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - … [Read more...] about Charo confirms husband’s suicide at 79: ‘There are no words’
AND the Oscar for power-mad Silicon Valley mogul goes to . . . Reed Hastings. When the Academy Awards get handed out next month there will be one major winner: Netflix. With ten nominations including Best Picture for its in-house production Roma, the on-demand internet channel will be the talk of the glittering ceremony. Where once the Academy was all about cinematic releases, newcomer Netflix has changed the face of Hollywood by driving the biggest stars towards the small screen. And bulldozing his way through tradition is a former vacuum cleaner salesman once nicknamed The Animal because of his uncompromising business approach. Step forward Mr Hastings, the man who turned binge watching into an international sport. His £115billion company has nearly ten million subscribers in Britain and 139million members in more than 190 countries. “Remember,” he tells colleagues, “Amazon is not really our competition. Sleep is our competition.” … [Read more...] about How ruthless Netflix boss Reed Hastings forced out pal who co-founded £115bn company and pays bonuses to managers for sacking staff