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Ralph Fiennes to Receive Empire’s Legend Award

Ralph Fiennes to Receive Empire’s Legend Award

Must Reads’Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke on Playing Sarah Connor, Turning Down ‘Fifty Shades’ and Moving on From NudityGavin Polone on TV’s Dirty Secret: Your Agent Gets Money for Nothing (Guest Column)Reality Power: The Declining Clout of the Broadcast Unscripted ChiefWhy More ‘Star Wars’ Actors Haven’t Become StarsFrom Christian Bale to Benedict Cumberbatch: Why British Actors Nab So Many American RolesMonsters, Mythology and the Smoking Man: 10 Crucial Reasons the ‘The X-Files’ Remains Iconic (Video)The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind ‘Mad Men’

Mark Strong Signs With WME (Exclusive)

Mark Strong Signs With WME (Exclusive)

Must Reads’Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke on Playing Sarah Connor, Turning Down ‘Fifty Shades’ and Moving on From NudityGavin Polone on TV’s Dirty Secret: Your Agent Gets Money for Nothing (Guest Column)Reality Power: The Declining Clout of the Broadcast Unscripted ChiefWhy More ‘Star Wars’ Actors Haven’t Become StarsFrom Christian Bale to Benedict Cumberbatch: Why British Actors Nab So Many American RolesMonsters, Mythology and the Smoking Man: 10 Crucial Reasons the ‘The X-Files’ Remains Iconic (Video)The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind ‘Mad Men’

Bruins lose Dougie Hamilton indefinitely with injury

Bruins lose Dougie Hamilton indefinitely with injury

First, the Boston Bruins lost their hold on a playoff spot, and now they’re minus their top-scoring defenceman.Third-year blue-liner Dougie Hamilton will be sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed injury and evaluated in a few days, according to head coach Claude Julien.Hamilton, 21, may have suffered a shoulder injury during Boston’s 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on Saturday. He didn’t play after the 19:23 mark of the second period after being hit against the boards by Panthers forwards Scottie Upshall and Nick Bjugstad.Hamilton tops the Bruins defence with 42 points on 10 goals and 32 assists and is second to Patrice Bergeron (51 points) in team scoring this season.He’s also averaging 21 minutes 20 seconds of ice time per game and tops all Boston rearguards this season in power-play goals (five) power-play points (15), game-winning goals (two) and shots on goal (188).Zach Trotman has been recalled from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Providence and partnered with Matt Bartkowski on the blue-line for Tuesday’s practice.Trotman has played 18 games with the parent Bruins, collecting four assists. The 24-year-old’s two-year contract becomes a one-way deal next season, so he could treat the next three weeks as an audition.
‘The Senators are playing well. We just have to make sure to focus on ourselves and take care of our business.’- Bruins forward Milan Lucic
Boston, which sits one point back of Ottawa for the second wild-card playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, is in a 0-3-2 funk in which it has allowed 15 goals.“The Senators are playing well,” Bruins forward Milan Lucic told reporters Tuesday. “We just have to make sure to focus on ourselves and take care of our business. That will give us the best chance to get back in the playoff picture.”The Bruins are also without forward David Krejci, who has missed 15 games with a partial ligament tear in his left knee, but he could return for Thursday’s matchup against Anaheim.“We just have to come together as a team and find ways to win hockey games,” Lucic said. “We’ve shown throughout this season that when we put our minds to it and want to play the game plan, we can have success.”In other injury news, Bruins forward Dan Paille practised Tuesday with a full shield after he took a puck to the mouth in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

4 African authors among Man Booker International finalists

4 African authors among Man Booker International finalists

The Memoirs of a Porcupine, the Confessions of the Lioness and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.The finalists for the prestigious literary award were announced on Tuesday by the chair of judges, Marina Warner, in South Africa at the University of Cape Town.The African writers are:Mia Couto of Mozambique
Marlene van Niekerk of South Africa
Ibrahim al-Koni of Libya
Alain Mabanckou of the Republic of Congo
The Man Booker International Prize recognizes achievement in fiction, considering a body of a work over a writer’s career. The winner will join the ranks of authors such as American novelist Philip Roth, Canadian writer Alice Munro and the late Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author sometimes referred to as the father of African fiction.Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize
“We have ranged across the world and entered the vision of writers who offer an extraordinary variety of experiences,” said Warner.The prize winner will be announced in London on May 19. The winner receives 60,000 pounds, or nearly $90,000 US.Other finalists are:Cesar Aira of Argentina
Maryse Conde of Guadeloupe
Amitav Ghosh of India
Fanny Howe of the United States of America
Laszlo Krasznahorkai of Hungary
Hoda Barakat of Lebanon.
“This is a most interesting and enlightening list of finalists,” said Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the Booker Prize Foundation. “It brings attention to writers from far and wide, so many of whom are in translation. As a result, our reading lists will surely be hugely expanded.”While the Man Booker International prize recognizes a body of work, the separate Man Booker Prize is awarded for a standout work of fiction each year.

Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident

Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident

Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident
Video game streaming service warns users to change similar passwords used on other sitesThe Associated Press Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:10 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015 10:10 AM ETTwitch is a multi-channel online network built for people who not only enjoy playing video games, but find it entertaining to watch others play.Related StoriesAmazon buys Twitch for almost $1B US
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Amazon.com’s video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked.Twitch told users that it had taken steps to accelerate the expiration of their passwords and stream keys as a precaution, while disconnecting accounts from Twitter and YouTube.It also recommended that users change their passwords at other sites where similar passwords are used.Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for people who not only enjoy playing video games, but find it entertaining to watch others who might impart tricks and tips for excelling at their favorite games.E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. bought Twitch for $970 million in 2014 as part of a move to take part in video gaming’s growth as an online spectator sport.Twitch said it will communicate directly with affected users, according to the message sent Monday.Figures from July 2014, just before the Amazon buyout, show that Twitch users viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, ranging from individual gamers, pro players, video game publishers, developers and others.
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Tom Hanks, James Corden Act Out Every One of His Movies in 8 Minutes, From Toy Story to Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks, James Corden Act Out Every One of His Movies in 8 Minutes, From Toy Story to Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks and James Corden did super speedy costume changes for a totally awesome staging of every Tom Hanks movie ever made, in 8 minutes! This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Tom Hanks, James Corden Act Out Every One of His Movies in 8 Minutes, From Toy Story to Sleepless in Seattle

NFL lifts long-standing blackout policy for 2015

NFL lifts long-standing blackout policy for 2015

The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy for the preseason and regular season. There were no blackouts last season, because the minimum number of tickets were sold for every game, and only two blackouts in 2013.The National Football League said on Monday it voted to suspend its long-standing television blackout policy for the 2015 season.NFL clubs voted for a one-year suspension of the blackout policy for both the 2015 preseason and regular season, the league said in a release.The policy, unpopular with many fans, had specified that for a home game to be aired in the local market, it must be sold out 72 hours in advance of kickoff.In 2010, 10 percent of NFL games were blacked out, but there were no games kept off local television in 2014.The Federal Communications Commission voted last year to eliminate a rule banning cable and satellite providers from televising blacked-out games locally.But the FCC action did not affect the NFL’s ability to enforce the policy because it only removed the role regulators played in enforcing blackouts.Still, the experiment is a huge step for the NFL, whose blackout policy dates back decades. With low ticket sales in cities such as Jacksonville, Oakland and San Diego, the league is taking a bit of a gamble for 2015.The NFL said it would evaluate the impact of the suspension after the 2015 season.

Calgary’s National Music Centre preserving rock history with Rolling Stones mobile studio

Calgary’s National Music Centre preserving rock history with Rolling Stones mobile studio

A legendary studio on wheels that was owned by The Rolling Stones is being restored by technicians at the National Music Centre in Calgary.The ‘Mighty Mobile’, as it was called, recorded dozens of rock classics and will be part of the new National Music Centre (NMC) scheduled to open in East Village next spring.King Eddy hotel dismantled, pieces stored meticulously
“It’s a magical experience to even be in it,” said John Leimseider a technician with the NMC.Leimseider remembers well the first time he entered the 10-metre long truck and passed through the sliding studio doors marked with The Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo.”I was kind of in awe, because so many things I had listened to had been recorded on it,” he said.“I mean, I loved ‘Sticky Fingers’ when it came out. I thought that was the best thing the Stones had ever done and played it to death. And most of it was recorded with this truck.””It just has a vibe to it.”Stones wanted to record anytime, anywhereLeimseider says in 1968 the Rolling Stones’ keyboardist at the time, Ian Stewart, came up with the idea for a mobile studio. The band wanted to be able to record anytime, anywhere.”The Rolling Stones Mobile was the first professional mobile multi-tracking recording studio ever. And that’s an important piece of music technology,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC president and CEO.John Leimseider, a technician with the National Music Centre, has been working to restore the historic recording studio for about a year and a half. (Allison Dempster/CBC)Albums that still rate as rock n’ roll masterpieces were made with the souped up truck, including ‘Sticky Fingers’ and ‘Exile on Main St.’Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie, along with many other artists, made music with the recording equipment.Deep Purple immortalized the studio in their rock classic ‘Smoke on the Water’, referring to it as the “Rolling truck Stones thing”.”There are [sic] so many great bands that recorded with this. It’s just crazy,” said Leimseider.”I mean the fact that it’s been out of commission for 20 years is kind of wrong. You can’t leave this truck parked somewhere.”That might have been the mobile studio’s fate had Leimseider and others at the NMC not intervened.About 15 years ago, they heard through the grapevine it had ended up in New York State.”We heard it was for sale and we raised the money to acquire it. And it ended up in Calgary in 2001,” said Mosker.Mosker said it cost about $200,000 US, and is now worth at least $1 million.”That was a deal for an important piece of rock n’ roll history. For us back then it was an investment in our collection,” he said.Painstaking restorationThe job of restoring a piece of rock n’ roll history is painstaking. Leimseider has been at it for about a year and a half.”A lot of it has been just you know, grunt work. You sit there and you plug into every input and check every output from every channel,” he said.”We’re not trying to make it a modern studio. We want to keep it as intact as possible. It’s a very conservative restoration. But we also want it to work really well and as reliably as possible.”The NMC wants artists to be able to use the recording truck, which includes a Helios console and a 24-track two-inch tape recorder.”This sort of forces you into a different way of recording and I think the bands that do that are going to gain something out of it they can’t get any other way,” said Leimseider.The truck will be installed next to the restored King Edward Hotel.Musicians will able to record with the historic studio live off the floor of one of Calgary’s legendary venues.”There is something to be said for recording in a sacred space,” said Mosker.

Penguins’ Dupuis out for season with blood clots

Penguins’ Dupuis out for season with blood clots

Pascal Dupuis’ NHL season over due to blood clots
Penguins confident veteran forward will play next yearThe Associated Press Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:46 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015 11:46 AM ETThe Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out for the balance of the NHL season due to blood clots. Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford is confident the veteran forward, who has been sidelined since November, will return to the lineup for the 2015-16 campaign. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images/File)Related StoriesDupuis out 6 months with blood clot in lung
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Pascal Dupuis won’t return to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup this season as a result of blood clots, the team announced through a video message.”Pascal Dupuis wont play for us this season,” coach Mike Johnston said in the video. “There’s a certain timeline where he cannot have contact.”And then even when it gets beyond that point where he can have contact, there’s going to be a lot of discussion with the doctors.”Dupuis was diagnosed with blood clots in November and was deemed out indefinitely.General manager Jim Rutherford said Dupuis wasn’t going to be cleared to play until June.”I do feel very confident he’ll return to the team next year,” Rutherford said.Dupuis, a 35-year-old native of Laval, Que., has 405 points in 853 NHL regular-season games.
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