Epic ‘Planet Earth II’ offers creatures’-eye view of nature
Canada & the Atlantic / Europe / TV

Epic ‘Planet Earth II’ offers creatures’-eye view of nature

LONDON (AP) — From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC’s epic nature series “Planet Earth II” takes viewers around the world — and around many genres of television. The fortitude of a penguin family tugs heartstrings like a love story. The snail’s-pace courtship of a three-toed sloth is soothing comfort TV. And a life-or-death … Continue reading

Take a peek inside the new Brown Hall
Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Technology / Theater & Dance / TV

Take a peek inside the new Brown Hall

Faculty from the mass communications and journalism department at Norfolk State University toured the new Brown Hall on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to learn more about the facilities that will be available to them and their students next fall. This video is provided through the courtesy of the Spartan Echo and the NSU chapter of … Continue reading

Rapper DMX inspires homeless group in surprise visit
Celebrities / TV

Rapper DMX inspires homeless group in surprise visit

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2lmLQfr ) the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, stopped by to speak to members of the nonprofit Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia Wednesday night. RWA provides men with housing and full-time jobs to help combat homelessness and addiction. DMX reached out to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Wednesday morning to arrange … Continue reading

Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies
Latin America & the Caribbean / TV

Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The revolution will now be televised. The life of Hugo Chavez, who mesmerized Venezuela’s impoverished masses before dying of cancer in 2013, is being dramatized in a Spanish-language TV series that is generating a backlash even before it airs. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “El Comandante” premieres this week throughout Latin … Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards
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Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of 20 People’s Choice wins. Other stars taking home crystal statuettes this year included Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Sofia Vergara, … Continue reading

Golden Globes fashion both unexpected and mundane
Celebrities / Fashion / Movies / TV

Golden Globes fashion both unexpected and mundane

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Princess Leia hair. Ruth Negga’s space-age silver gown. Evan Rachel Wood in a boyish-yet-feminine tuxedo. While largely a snooze, the red carpet fashion from Sunday’s Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, did have its unexpected moments, along with some classic Hollywood style with modern twists. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams stole the … Continue reading