Entertainment Today for Thursday, July 21

Gig City rounds up the top entertainment headlines twice daily.

Cheap Trick ‘crawled’ out from wreckage – Calgary Herald [New Window]
Cheap Trick got a few songs in prior to the stage collapse at the Ottawa Bluesfest Sunday. At the outdoor concert’s finale Sunday night, Cheap Trick had just finished performing its hit song, ..
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 02:01:02

People either love or hate Eco-Pirate Paul Watson. – NOW Toronto [New Window]
ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON (Trish Dolman). 110 minutes. An eOne release. Opens Friday (July 22) at TIFF Bell Lightbox See listing By Susan G. Cole To some Paul Watson’s a hero. To others he’s an asshole. Eco-Pirate will make them all happy. ..
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:02:25

Said the Whale’s attempt at US conquest gets doc treatment – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
Said The Whale rock band members talk about Winning America, the documentary of their trip to SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. From left: Nathan Shaw, Spencer Shoening, Ben Worcester and Tyler Bancroft, …
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:43:21

TV Wednesday: PM Stephen Harper takes a desk job – Montreal Gazette [New Window]
Matters are afoot once again in Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv, 10 pm). Dastardly deeds have been committed in Victorian-era Toronto, and it remains the burden of Yannick Bisson’s Det. …
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:30:27

Poll predicts a ‘Harry Potter’ best picture Oscar nod but no win – Los Angeles Times [New Window]
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” will have the magic touch at the upcoming Oscars, according to a plurality of respondents to our Awards Tracker poll. As of Wednesday morning, 38.7% (832 voters) of our readers believe it will be nominated …
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:10:03

Meryl Streep’s daughter, Mamie Gummer, is married [New Window]
Meryl Streep’s latest role? Mother of the bride.
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:12:41

Hearing set for Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray [New Window]
A Los Angeles County judge is expected to consider Wednesday a request to delay the start of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor.
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:04:50

Rapper Da Brat is back after jail stint [New Window]
In 1994, rapper Da Brat released “Funkdafied” which placed her in the record books as the first female rapper ever to have a platinum-selling album.
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:50:27

‘Idol’ creator Simon Fuller demands payment for ‘X-Factor’ [New Window]
“American Idol” creator Simon Fuller filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he should be paid for the U.S. version of “The X Factor.”
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:04:51