Entertainment News Archive - June 14, 2009

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) today opened its China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai, the largest Greater China-products exhibitions in the Middle East.


Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for film and television star David Carradine who was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For four days, guests at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, will have a chance to see if they have what it takes to be Army Strong. From Thursday through Sunday, June 18-21, the U.S.


Impeached and indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made good on his promise to appear at a Chicago staging of the comedy Rod Blagojevich Superstar.

Renowned New York-born poet Harold Norse has died in San Francisco, where he resided for decades, said his friend Todd Swindell. Norse was 92. The Brooklyn College graduate was a ground-breaking Beat poet and contemporary of iconic scribes Allen Ginsberg, William S.


The American Film Institute said it has conferred an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree upon actor and director Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-winner was last week presented with the honorary degree for his contribution of distinction to the art of the moving image during AFI commencement ceremonies for its 2009 graduating class, the Institute announced in a news release. Following the presentation by film historian Richard Schickel on the American Film Institute campus, Eastwood warmly quieted the group by telling them to Knock it off, will ya? He then reflected on his early experiences in filmmaking saying: I never went to a film school because they didn't have them when I started out.


Television actor John Amos is to debut his country single We Were Hippies at The ABC Block Party, which is part of 2009 CMA Music Week in Nashville. Amos is best known for his roles on TV's Roots, Good Times, The West Wing and Men in Trees. The actor is to perform his song, which was produced by the


The Hangover is No. 1 at the U.S.


U.S. country singer-songwriter Waylon Shooter Jennings has confirmed his longtime girlfriend, actress Drea de Matteo, accepted his marriage proposal. Jennings and de Matteo have been dating since 2001 and are the parents of an 18-month-old daughter named Alabama.


An academic from New York University says American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert broke new ground confirming he's gay at the start of his career. Lambert, 27, recently disclosed his sexuality in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. The Boston Globe reported that while other celebrities have disclosed their homosexuality after becoming popular, Lambert is one of the first to do so just as he is beginning his life as a rock star. There is something very contemporary about it -- the fact that he is speaking openly about his sexuality, defusing it at a very early point in his career, making his calculation that he is going to be able to be a big success, Tavia Nyong'o, a professor of performance studies at New York University who studies race and sexuality in the arts, told the Globe.

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