Wednesday - March 27, 2019

Entertainment News

University of Alabama student wins 'Wheel of Fortune' Friday - Sat, 23 Mar 2019
A student at the University of Alabama who is an avid fan of "Wheel of Fortune" has won big on the syndicated game show.On Friday night, Bethany Patterson, a sophomore who is also a member of the Million Dollar Band, won "Wheel" in the final moments of the show’s "College Week Spring Break," where she competed against college students from across the country. Patterson, who is studying marketing, won $62,200 in cash and prizes, [...]

A female focus of what talents can be brought to the screens - Thu, 21 Mar 2019
In 2000, when Luna created its series of short films written, directed, performed and produced by women from the around the world, just one woman director, Nancy Meyers, broke into the year's top 20 box office, with "What Women Want." The two other top 20 films of 2000 starring women, "Erin Brockovich" and "Charlie's Angels," were both directed by men. The title character of "Big Momma's House" was played by a man in drag.According to a 2017 [...]

Winfield's Molly Parks will compete on 'Truck Night in America' - Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Molly Parks rolls tonight against four guys on the newest episode of "Truck Night in America." Most drivers competing on the History Channel show, proving their customized off-road machines' speed, strength and handling over rough terrain, tend to be dudes."I wasn't intimidated," said Parks, from Guin, now living in Winfield, a wife and mom, and co-owner of Sunset Hair Designs. "I'm used to being the only girl."It was the guys' turn to stand back and stare upward [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Have you heard? Nerd is the word - Thu, 21 Mar 2019
It's a fine time to be a nerd. Hasn't always been, at least via pop culture stereotypes of the thick-glasses — probably a little thick elsewhere, too — kid getting shoved around, sand kicked in his mug, books ripped from his hands, mocked and defaced.This isn't a personal complaint, much, being as I didn't get glasses until around 30 or so, and even now those lenses aren't thick. And I grew just as much around the shoulders as elsewhere, so the sporadic [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Emmy or Oscar, art is its own award - Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Smoke clears, languidly. Heads peek timidly out. Is it safe?Never! As long as Twitter lives. And it lives, Virginia. It lives and breathes as surely as Liam Neeson's career thrives, even though almighty hive-mind Twits rose up screaming HIS LIFE IS DEFINITELY AND FOR SURE TRULY OVER after Neeson, a much-loved and respected 40-year film veteran, used ill-advised language in an interview. In it, Neeson expressed regret at the folly of seeking revenge — though he's done [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: March 21, 2019 - Thu, 21 Mar 2019
LOCAL MUSICTODAYMama Dixie & The Prize Inside: 6:30 p.m., The Lookout at Hotel Indigo, 111 Greensboro Ave. 535-3985. 8 p.m., no cover, 21 and older, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St. Kick, Kent Duchaine: 9 p.m., Egan's Bar, 1229 University Blvd.FRIDAYMason Ramsey: 8:30 p.m., $12, Druid City Music Hall, 1307 University Blvd. 523-5750. [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: March 14, 2019 - Thu, 14 Mar 2019
LOCAL MUSICTODAYThe Palmer Brothers: 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Lookout at Hotel Indigo, 111 Greensboro Ave. 535-3895. Promise: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. Ellis: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. River: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. [...]

The only waffle recipe you'll ever need - Mon, 25 Mar 2019
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked up this Alton Brown waffle recipe.It’s from "Good Eats: The Middle Years," (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, $37.50) and I found it several years ago when writing a story about making batches [...]

NASA will launch its first all-female spacewalk this week - Mon, 25 Mar 2019
NASA will make history this week as it launches the first all-female spacewalk team.On Friday, NASA astronauts Anne McClaine and Christina Koch will take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.You can watch the historic event starting at 6:30 a.m. EST Friday, with the actual spacewalk starting around 8:20 a.m. and lasting about [...]

6 Totally Plausible Theories About How Game of Thrones Could End - Mon, 25 Mar 2019
There are a few things we can confidently look forward to in the final season of Game of Thrones: there will be dragon riding, the Night King has a large army of the dead, and a lot of people will die. Outside of those near-certainties, fans and theorists have kept a watchful eye on physical production of the final season while combing [...]

This website will pay you $1,000 to binge-watch all the Marvel films - Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Want an excuse to re-watch all the Marvel movies before "Avengers: Endgame" comes out this year?There may be $1,000 in it for says it's looking for a "Marvel fanatic" and "active, outgoing social media personality" to live-tweet their Marvel movie marathon.All you have to do is watch all 20 films released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the [...]

Here's Your First Look at Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn's New Netflix Horror Series Chambers - Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Netflix has revealed the first images from its upcoming psychological thriller series Chambers, which stars Uma Thurman as Nancy Lefevre, the mother of a heart transplant donor. Nancy wants to get to the bottom of her daughter's death, as the recipient (portrayed by Sivan Alyra Rose) begins to take on some troubling characteristics of the [...]