Entertainment Today for Thursday, July 14

Gig City rounds up the top Entertainment headlines twice daily, so check back for updates.

Harry Potter’s final outing casts a magical spell – Globe and Mail [New Window]
The spell is cast, the spectre is summoned: the final Harry Potter movie, the culmination of film history’s most lucrative franchise ($6.3-billion at the box office), the ultimate smack-down between owl-eyed boy wizard and snake-nosed villain, …
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:03:16

Johansson, Reynolds ‘flirty’ post-divorce dinner date [New Window]
Talk about an unexpected dinner date.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:46:04

Vancouver to host North America’s best poets this fall – News1130 [New Window]
A four-day poetry conference in Vancouver is expected to draw poets from across North America as part of the city’s 125th birthday. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the October conference is also happening during Vancouver’s year as …
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:15:49

Yes, we’re still talking about that hat [New Window]
It was the Royal Wedding hat ridiculed around the world. But now, the designer of Princess Beatrice’s fascinating fascinator is defending it, and its wearer, from the fashion bullies.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:34:15

TIFF Bell Lightbox to host John Cassavetes retrospective – National Post [New Window]
Under the Influence is a film that was ahead of its time while paradoxically being completely of its time. It’s also a prime example of the sort of movie they don’t make any more, and probably never will. John Cassavetes wrote and directed the …
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:30:55

Exclusive: Michael McNamara Celebrates Geekdom in Fanboy Confessional – CINEMASPY.COM [New Window]
Someone in SPACE’s scheduling department must have known it would be Embrace Your Geekness Day today when they planned the premiere of Fanboy Confessional. The Canadian channel kicks off its documentary ..
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:26:50

‘Dallas’ vs. Dallas: Where TV stops and reality begins [New Window]
Jessica Angelly stood outside the Sixth Floor Museum last week, taking in the sights of downtown Dallas with family and friends.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:13:33

Studios try to ‘crack the code’ on Latino moviegoers [New Window]
In the same way Hispanics have become an important political voice, so it goes with Hollywood and moviegoing.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:49:12

Ottawa to host Junos in 2012 – Montreal Gazette [New Window]
New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies. …
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:21:49

Netflix customers see red after price hike [New Window]
If Netflix had filed Tuesday’s price-hike news in a movie genre, it would be either drama or horror.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:25:49

A Casey Anthony movie? Not so fast, Hollywood says [New Window]
Not so long ago, the idea of a Casey Anthony movie seemed like a certainty. How could Hollywood resist the chance to adapt the sensational murder case?
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:29:18

About last Sunday’s ‘True Blood’… [New Window]
SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched this week’s True Blood…
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:29:48

Harry Potter’s Lewis emerges as breakout stud – CTV.ca [New Window]
aMatthew Lewis, who plays the character Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, poses following the Canadian premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Why ‘Bachelor’ Brad didn’t show [New Window]
Emotions ran high on “The Bachelorette” Monday night as host Chris Harrison interviewed Emily Maynard, the single mom from Charlotte, North Carolina, who spoke openly about her recent split from Bachelor Brad Womack.
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:07:20

Nikki Blonsky is selling shoes this summer [New Window]
This summer, fans can catch Nikki Blonsky performing “Hairspray” numbers off-Broadway.
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:57:13

‘Rango’ – Los Angeles Times [New Window]
All sorts of Old West conventions and cliches get sent up in this often clever animated parody that reteams Johnny Depp – as the voice of the title character – with Gore Verbinski, his director on the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. …
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 03:01:43

Radcliffe wept like a child on last day of filming [New Window]
When Larry King asked Daniel Radcliffe about filming his last scene as the title character in the “Harry Potter” movies, the actor described it as “very emotional. … I kind of wept like a child on that last day.”
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:04:15