Archive for month: September, 2015

John Waters’ commencement speech will become a book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Listen up young people, John Waters has some life lessons to pass on. Algonquin Books announced Wednesday that a commencement speech by the filmmaker best known for "Hairspray" will be released in book form in spring 2017, just in time for that year's graduating class. "Make Trouble" is based on the talk Waters gave earlier this year at The Rhode Island School of Design. Among his suggestions: "Contemporary art's job is to wreck what came before" and "Use technology for Read more [...]

Beyonce, Prince, Jay Z to perform at Tidal concert in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Streaming service Tidal is putting together an all-star concert starring Beyonce, Prince and Jay Z on Oct. 20. The music and video streaming platform announced "TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC," which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The concert will also include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, Damian Marley, Thomas Rhett, Indochine and T.I. Tickets for Tidal subscribers go on sale Wednesday and will be widely available Friday. Tickets range from Read more [...]

From Stones to solo album: Keith Richards making moves

NEW YORK (AP) -- Keith Richards had a goal when he was readying the release of his first solo album in two decades: Get his Rolling Stones bandmates excited about recording their own music. "(The band is) going to get in the studio, which was one of my aims really of doing this (solo) one. (It) was, `Hey, Rolling Stones, you haven't been in the studio for 11 years. ... It's time to get in the studio,'" Richards said in an interview with The Associated Press last week. The Stones' last album Read more [...]

New TiVo DVR will skip through entire commercial break

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials. With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo's new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break. That's quicker than the 30-second forward feature found on previous TiVos. On the new TiVo Bolt, TiVo will tag the start and end of commercial breaks so that viewers can skip that section when watching on their recordings. The feature will work with about 20 over-the-air and cable channels, including the major broadcast Read more [...]

40 percent of millennials pay for print, online news

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a world flush with free information, some young people are still willing to shell out for news they read. A recent poll shows that 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 18-34 pay for at least some of the news they read, whether it's a print newspaper, a digital news app or an email newsletter. Another 13 percent don't pay themselves but rely on someone else's subscription, according to the survey by Media Insight Project, a collaboration of the American Press Institute and the Read more [...]

Trial of 2 Uber executives adjourned in France

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
PARIS (AP) -- A French judge is adjourning the trial of two European Uber executives until February, saying more expertise is needed in the case involving databases seized during a police raid on the ride-hailing service's Paris offices. The trial that started Wednesday reflects larger tensions about how to regulate new technologies that offer consumers greater options but threaten traditional industries. Uber France chief Thibaud Simphal and its general manager for Western Europe, Pierre-Dimitri Read more [...]

Dispensaries offer free marijuana to California fire victims

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
MIDDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are offering up to $200 in free cannabis per patient affected by a hugely destructive wildfire. The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) the two companies are offering free products at five dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Lake County through Oct. 7. Patients eligible for the products must have a medical marijuana prescription and home addresses in Cobb, Kelseyville, Middletown Read more [...]

Florida couple invites strangers to crash their wedding

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Inspired by the popular movie "Wedding Crashers", a Florida couple is actually asking strangers to crash their wedding next month. Lee County sheriff's deputy Paul Johnson and Shelly Osterhout say the more the merrier. They're hosting the Oct. 10 wedding at an outdoor shopping plaza. The couple, who met online, are promising an unforgettable surprise. They're planning for up to 1,600 people. The Fort Myers News-Press ( ) reports the couple, Read more [...]

Cow goes rogue in central NY, eludes capture for months

30 Sep 2015 0 Comments
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Police hope a farm device used to feed cattle will help corral a cow that has been on the loose for months in a central New York town. Officers in New Hartford have put feed in a headlock feeder and placed the device along a road outside Utica where the rogue cow has been spotted. Headlock feeders have locking mechanisms that trap a cow's head while it's feeding. Police tell the Utica Observer-Dispatch ( ) the 1,500-pound cow has been on the Read more [...]

Kate Winslet has ‘No reservations’ about ‘Jobs’ movie

TORONTO (AP) -- There are so many reasons for Kate Winslet to feel great about the new "Steve Jobs" movie that it doesn't matter that critics panned the 2013 film "Jobs," which was also about the Apple Computer co-founder. "I have no reservations whatsoever and so excited to be a part of this project," Winslet said in a recent interview at the Toronto Film Festival. She plays Joanna Hoffman, who worked closely with Jobs from the early days of Apple Computer. Winslet's confidence comes in Read more [...]
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