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Seattle Times critic loses bet to playwright

Brendan Kiley made a presumptuous $50 bet about what a metaphorical monster in Courtney Meaker’s new play “The Lost Girls” might mean. He was wrong. Now he’s going to pay.
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She was due to perform at Live at the Marquee on June 25.
New books on Putin, Lincoln and a vanished Polish town make for thoughtful diversion.
<p>TOURISM student Julia Emi Nakayama of the University of San Jose-Recoletos was crowned the first Miss Tourism Cebu 2017, besting 16 candidates for the crown last July 15 at Ayala Center Cebu.
<p>SINGER Selina Sevilla, who had popularized the song Nilunok Kong Lahat a few years back and other hits, has maintained a careful balance between singing and her second love, being an aestheti
Reid covered a pause before admitting that she did not know the answer.
O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board.
The trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" has gotten more than 1.5 million views since it was posted on YouTube Wednesday.
Chris Evans the day after hearing the news [Wenn] The BBC radio host and television presenter topped the list – which was leaked by Piers Morgan – this year, earning between £2.2m and £2.49m. Eva
Love Island glitter party: Montana Brown and Amber Davies pose in their jewels [ITV] The ITV2 contestants were rewarded with a glitter party after successfully carrying out a parenting task that s
Black, funny and female: Meet Tiffany Haddish, Zainab Johnson and Amanda Seales
The last time Stephen Sondheim was at the Hollywood Bowl was 2005 for a concert in honor of his 75th birthday. "They handled the traffic pretty well,” he recalls. On Sunday, the Hollywood Bowl wil
Making it in Hollywood is no easy feat, and doing so as a woman is even more difficult. If that woman is black — or Latina or Asian or otherwise nonwhite — the odds just aren’t in her favor. But w
<p>JOEY Mead received the biggest surprise of her life.</p> <p>The model/host turned emotional and was at a loss for words when wife, Angelina King, gifted her with a new matte black
Paige Davis is to host the re-booted version of the TLC home-improvement series, "Trading Spaces."
Love Island: Fans have expressed their confusion over the wristbands spotted on contestants [ITV2] Contestants like Gabby Allen, Marcel Somerville and Jamie Jewitt were all seen sporting them
During their time on Love Island, Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies have had their fair share of drama in their turbulent relationship.  However, after splitting and then decidi
HBO says "Game of Thrones" creators/show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on a new series called "Confederate."
The archaeological site of the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos will be seen in an entirely different light on Sunday, when the Bridging Life and Death project will provide us with an unusual tour. The t
The corporation’s annual report showed disparities in pay for men and women.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song "Despacito" from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were
Chris Hughes and 'son' Cash Hughes [Cash Hughes/Twitter] While Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison and Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay failed the task, Olivia Attwood’s boyfriend Chris Hughes took to
Coronation Street star Ben Cartwright teased a twist ahead for Neil Clifton [ITV] Coronation Street teen Bethany, played by Lucy Fallon, has been at the centre of a sex ring storyline for months o
The 31-year-old actress will join the FX show for its upcoming US Presidential election special season and co-creator Ryan Murphy cannot wait to fulfil a lifelong dream by teaming up with the ‘
"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy shared some casting news on Twitter Wednesday.
"A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music," Thom Yorke told fans in Tel Aviv.
The body of Salvador Dali is to be exhumed for DNA test to establish whether he has a daughter.
Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are joining "Hawaii Five-0" for Season 8, CBS announced Wednesday.
Cable television mogul John Malone for years predicted rapid consolidation in media, adding that there was an opportunity for small independent companies — so-called free radicals — to be swept to
A fantastic place to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst experiencing a huge dollop of Cypriot hospitality and warmth, is the terrace of the Aphrodite Beach Hotel in Neo Chorio, Paphos. Discovered on a swe
Love Island: Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies reportedly enjoy having sex in the villa's pool [ITV] The loved-up couple first got it on after just eight nights together in the ITV2 villa. Kem Ce
Chris' family believe Olivia makes him happy and are supporting the couple [Wenn]  Viewers are divided on their opinions about the union, but Chris' family are said to be fully behind and sup
The female character is first included in the game in the US nearly two years after the film came out.
Stormzy made a surprise appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show on Thursday [ITV] The rapper appeared on the show as part of the programme's special 'inspiration' episode. The emotional instalment of
On the episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show, host Jeremy Kyle was talking to guest Hannah in a sweet segment entitled: "My child is my inspiration!" In the feature, Hannah

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