Darkest Hour

January 3, 2018 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, This Week

Film Review by Kam Williams   Oldman Channels Churchill in Character-Driven Docudrama Curiously, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk basically cover the same ground, namely, Winston Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) first month as […]

Duck Dynasty stars raise $280K for children’s home

July 25, 2013 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The head of a Hattiesburg children’s home says five “Duck Dynasty” stars helped raise $280,000 to $300,000 for Homes of Hope for Children.

Michael Garrett says officials are still tallying proceeds from the fundraiser Saturday night at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center.

People and companies paid $30 to $1,000 per ticket to see members of the big clan from Monroe, La., featured on the A&E reality show.

Mississippi Film Office celebrates 40th anniversary

January 23, 2013 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, News, Statewide News

On Jan. 17, the Mississippi Film Office celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday cake celebration in the rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol. Governor Phil Bryant also signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 as “Mississippi Film Day.” 

The state boasts one of the five oldest film commissions in the world.

Mississippi Country Music Trail honors Chris Ledoux

November 19, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Country music star Chris Ledoux was recently honored with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker unveiling took place at the at the Biloxi Town Green at 710 Beach Blvd., in Biloxi.

Born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Biloxi, Chris Lee LeDoux was the son of an Air Force major stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. Young Chris lived in Biloxi for the first year and a half of his life and for another year at the age of 12, which yielded the boyhood memories of fishing holes and black-eyed peas reflected in his song, “Born in Mississippi.”

Winfrey, Huffington launch new HuffPost section

November 15, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Two of the most powerful women in U.S. media – Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffing ton – are joining forces.

On Nov. 1, the two launched “HuffPost OWN,” a new section on the Huffington Post website that will feature material from the Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com. The new online destination will focus on lifestyle advice and personal inspiration.

Call for protest ignored as Bahamas honors Poitier

November 14, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News

A bridge in the Bahamas was renamed Friday to honor Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, with no sign of any protests called for by an opposition politician.

Hundreds of spectators cheered as Poitier and Prime Minister Perry Christie arrived for the rechristening of the Paradise Island Bridge as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian Independence.

Foxx, Wonder among stars honoring Eddie Murphy

November 13, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News

However riotous the Eddie Murphy stories from Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler and Russell Brand, the highlight of Spike TV’s tribute to Eddie Murphy was the comedian’s duet with Stevie Wonder.

Murphy joined the subject of one of his most classic impressions for a rousing rendition of Wonder’s 1973 hit “Higher Ground” during the taping of the Spike TV special “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” which is set to air Nov. 14. The Roots served as the house band.

Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honor Whitney Houston

November 12, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer put on by Grammy organizers.

Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston’s stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston’s hits at the Nokia Theatre for “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” which will air as a TV special tomorrow, Nov. 13.