Entertainment Today, June 10

Here are the top national, U.S. and international showbiz headlines from around the web. Gig City updates story links at least twice per day, so check back later for the latest hot links:

Abrams humbled by Spielberg talk – Toronto Sun [New Window]
JJ Abrams doesn’t wear his ego on his sleeve. Asked about TV series he’s produced — including Lost, Fringe and the upcoming Alcatraz and Person of Interest — he enthuses about his talented partners. Mention a rare failure, …Movie review: Super 8 is greatVancouver SunChild’s play: JJ Abrams’s Super 8 mashup works – justThe GuardianSuper 8: Spielberg and Abrams’ sci-fi blockbuster has the critics smittenTelegraph.co.ukNew York Times -Washington Post -Entertainment Weeklyall 940 news articles »
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:03:45

NKOTBSB: It was a real girls’ night out – Montreal Gazette [New Window]
New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys performed together as NKOTBSB at the Bell Centre Tuesday night. Attendance was 15169 and it really was 1988 all over again. On Tuesday night, The Gazette’s Basem Boshra …NKOTBSB Toronto ‘supershow’ draws over 14000680 NewsVideo Spotlight: Best of NKOTBBoston Music SpotlightNKOTBSB: Boy band love 4-EVAChicago TribuneToronto Sun -TaleTela -TheCelebrityCafe.comall 16 news articles »
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:19:37

Snoop Dogg, Colin Farrell set to appear at MuchMusic Video Awards – The Canadian Press [New Window]
TORONTO — The MuchMusic Video Awards has announced a smoking addition to this year’s lineup: Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg. The 39-year-old West Coast MC is the latest performer added to the roster for the June 19 bash, which will be held outside …Colin Farrell to Appear at Muchmusic Video AwardsHollywood ReporterSnoop Dogg among newly announced MMVA presentersNational Post (blog)Much Unveils New MMVA TrophyChannel CanadaCNW Group (press release)all 14 news articles »
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:00:00

Opera tour brings hope to isolated Japan [New Window]
The dark-red velvet curtain rose in the opera hall in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, as the opening strains of the orchestra filled the large space.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 08:02:23

Concert advances concern auditor – TheChronicleHerald.ca [New Window]
It appears Trade Centre Ltd. used another promoter’s money in making advances to Harold MacKay for concerts on the Halifax Commons, says a report from Halifax auditor general Larry Munroe. …Halifax Auditor blames ‘many people’ for concert cash scandalGlobe and MailHalifax officials ‘cavalier’ in failure to stop concert payments: auditorThe Canadian PressAuditor cites ‘groupthink’ in concert cash scandalCBC.caThe Coast Halifax -Global Regina -MetroNews Canadaall 41 news articles »
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 05:07:34

Visually impaired team featured in film – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
Visually impaired team featured in filmVancouver SunVancouver residents and visitors may want to turn their attention from the ice to the water this weekend. If so, they’ll be joining more than 100000 fans and nearly 5000 paddlers for the 23rd annual Rio Tinto …Dragon boat racers aim to raise $270000 this weekend for radiation bunker causePeterborough ExaminerRaising dragons from the waterChina DailyRiver Nene: Dragon Boat FestivalPeterborough Todayall 7 news articles »
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 04:09:05

Upstart director rides chase of Latino audiences [New Window]
In Hollywood’s chase for America’s new No. 2 demographic — Latinos — Carmen Marron stands front and center.
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:50:15

Gabrielle Union defends Rihanna’s video [New Window]
Gabrielle Union has come to the defense of pop star Rihanna, whose new music video for the song “Man Down” has made headlines for its depiction of a sexual abuse victim who ultimately shoots her attacker.
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:55:09

Jennifer Connelly welcomes a baby girl [New Window]
It’s a girl for Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany!
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:52:56

Cover story: What is Bonnaroo? [New Window]
Four days, 12 stages, 175 acts, 700 acres of land — the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is thriving in its tenth year.
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:30:48

NXNE to honour Brian Wilson – Toronto Sun [New Window]
Founding Beach Boys member Brian Wilson will get the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award on June 16 at NorthByNortheast (NXNE). The ceremony, hosted by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy at the Hyatt Regency starting at 6:15 pm, …Lachance receives lifetime achievement awardThe North Bay NuggetBrian Wilson named inaugural recipient of the NOW Magazine Lifetime …Toronto Life (blog)Brian Wilson to receive NXNE Lifetime Achievement AwardNational Post (blog)all 4 news articles »
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:06:13

Cover bands, sandals epic, Don McKellar comedy join CBC fall lineup – The Canadian Press [New Window]
TORONTO — An elimination-style music competition, a new comedy from Don McKellar, a sexy fantasy from the makers of “The Tudors” and a 75th birthday celebration are among the highlights of CBC’s upcoming fall TV schedule. The public broadcaster said …For 75th fall season, CBC-TV unveils a hipper faceGlobe and Mail’Cover Me Canada’ takes centre stageToronto SunCBC’s fall schedule features new facesThe ProvinceBroadcaster -World Screenall 34 news articles »
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:50:00

Coming up on Icon: Bollywood movies [New Window]
What is it about Bollywood movies that has managed to enchant a nation? Icon heads to Mumbai, the heart of the Hindi film industry, to find out.
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:32:47

Susan Sarandon Set To Reunite With Geena Davis – Contactmusic.com [New Window]
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are set to reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic 1991 movie ‘Thelma and Louise’. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are set to reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Thelma and Louise’. …’Thelma and Louise’ cast: Where are they now?OnTheRedCarpet.comTaylor Swift Teams Up With Shania Twain For Thelma & LouiseBSCkidsSusan Sarandon and Geena Davis celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘Thelma & Louise’The Canadian PressCityNews -The Inquisitr -On Location Vacationsall 48 news articles »
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 09:00:28

Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio Go to Disneyland – Us Magazine [New Window]
Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio just wrapped up an ultra-luxe, mega-romantic jaunt on the French Riviera and other Euro hotspots. What’d they do for an encore? They went to Disneyland! After Lively, 23, made an appearance at the MTV Movie Awards …Morning Bitch-Back! What Does Leo See in Blake?E! Online (blog)It’s a date: Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio do DisneylandVancouver SunLeonardo DiCaprio takes Blake Lively to DisneylandCTV.caWinnipeg Free Press -Toronto Sun -Daily Mailall 165 news articles »
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 08:59:18

Polaris Music Prize-winning Toronto rockers get ambitious with rock opera – The Canadian Press [New Window]
TORONTO — When Damian Abraham and his band put out 2008’s “The Chemistry of Common Life,” it earned rapturous reviews, a genre-crossing legion of fans and the Polaris Music Prize — as well as, of course, a whole lot of pressure to conjure a worthy …A successful experiment in punk operaVancouver SunToronto punk rockers step out of the darkness, into the lightGlobe and MailIt’s Alive! Fucked Up Discuss Their Punk Opera David Comes To LifeThe QuietusChartAttack -The Atlantic -Culture Bullyall 35 news articles »
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:10:00

Gallery: Best road trip movies [New Window]

Fri, 27 May 2011 13:19:23

How Oprah has changed the way we live [New Window]
From “aha!” moments to “teachable moments,” in 25 years the Oprah Winfrey Show has not just become a part of our popular vernacular, it’s shaped our culture. Whether you’ve tuned her in each weekday afternoon, or preferred to tune her out, Lady “O” has left her mark.
Fri, 20 May 2011 11:55:16