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The Water Cooler: April 26

April 25, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

3 Doors Down bassist enters rehab

 

3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell has checked himself into rehab after being charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication. Harrell caused a fatal interstate crash in a Nashville, Tenn., suburb while intoxicated. He was in possession of numerous narcotics when processed by the Nashville’s Metro Jail.

 

“Pitch Perfect 2” to premier 2015

 

Universal Studios announced at CinemaCon that it is planning a “Pitch Perfect 2” that will hit the big screens in 2015. Rebel Wilson, better known as Fat Amy, is among those rumored to be rejoining the cast for the greatly anticipated sequel.

 

Compiled by Shannon MacAllister, Assistant Features Editor.

The Water Cooler: April 19

April 18, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

‘Fashion Police’ writers take stand

Writers for the E! network’s television show, “Fashion Police” have filed a claim stating they aren’t being paid fairly for the hours they are working.

 

McCartney lends his voice to gun violence

Paul McCartney is lending is voice by joining Tony Bennett’s campaign against gun violence.

By sending a text, American’s can hear the singers recorded message which will then lead to their local Senate office when they punch in their zip code.

By participating in this campaign he hopes to encourage Americans to make their voices heard about gun violence.

The Water Cooler: April 12

April 11, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

Berry Expecting Second Child

Actress Halle Berry is expecting her second child. This will be her first child with her fiance, French actor Olivier Martinez. Berry is now 46 years old and has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla with ex-boyfriend, Canadian model Gabriel Audry.

Berry told CNN?reporter Alina Cho that she is three months pregnant and is unsure of the sex.

Rogers among those inducted to Hall of Fame

Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and “Cowboy” Jack Clement have been selected to be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Rogers will be inducted into the “Modern Era” category for his more notable country music hits like “The Gambler.”

Clement will be inducted as a nonperformer for his work as a producer and songwriter.

Parker auctions shoes for charity

Sarah Jessica Parker will be auctioning off three pairs of her “Sex and the City” shoes to benefit a New York high school.

Parker’s shoes will be sold alongside shoes from Elvis Presley, Shaquille O’Neal, Britney Spears and Madonna.

The auction will benefit LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts.

Lohan: “Rehab is a blessing”

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” where Letterman questioned her about her upcoming rehab stint.

She is facing 90 days in rehab as part of a plea deal in a misdemeanor traffic accident case.

The actress said she would be going to better herself adding that rehab is “a blessing, not a curse.”

Information from The Associated Press
Compiled by Shannon MacAllister, Staff writer.

The Water Cooler: April 5

April 4, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

‘Nemo’ Sequel hooks Degeneres

The Disney and Pixar Animation unit made an announcement Tuesday there will be a sequel to the 2003 hit, “Finding Nemo.”

The sequel to the film is titled “Finding Dory.”

Ellen DeGeneres, who voiced Dory in the original flick, has signed on to reprise her role in the sequel set to be released Nov. 25, 2015.

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The Water Cooler: March 14

March 13, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

‘Gatsby’ to open Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 15 through 26, will open with a showing of “The Great Gatsby” in 3D.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan and is based off the famous 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald of the same title. … Continue Reading

The Water Cooler: Jan. 25

January 24, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

Filming begins for Wikileaks movie

DreamWorks Studios announced filming has begun on a movie about WikiLeaks, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the website’s founder, Julian Assange.

Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Dan Stevens are among the cast.

The film is due for release in November. … Continue Reading

The Water Cooler: Jan. 18

January 17, 2013 Features, Water Cooler

‘Different Strokes’ actor dies at 89

Actor Conrad Bain, who starred in the TV sitcom “Different Strokes” as the adoptive father of two black brothers, died Monday.

According to his daughter, the actor died of natural causes at his home in Livermore, Calif.

Bain also starred in films such as “Bananas” and “A Lovely Way To Die.” … Continue Reading

The Water Cooler: Nov. 9

November 8, 2012 Features, Water Cooler

Cyrus joins ‘Chicago’ cast

Kentucky native country singer Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the cast of the Tony Award winning musical “Chicago.”

He will be playing the role of lawyer Billy Flynn, who was played by Richard Gere in the film version of “Chicago.” He is set to perform the role for seven weeks. … Continue Reading

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