Tag: Hollywood

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People

First Black selected for Academy Awards board helm

Film industry marketing veteran Cheryl Boone Isaacs. (Courtesy Photo) (NNPA)–Cheryl Boone Isaacs, film industry marketing veteran and one of a few Black Hollywood insiders, was named president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 30 in Los Angeles.

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People

Miss Connecticut wins Miss USA contest in Vegas, Miss S.C. 5th runner up

Fifth runner-up Miss South Carolina Megan Pickney walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant, June 16, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari) by Hannah Dreier LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old contestant from Connecticut won the title of Miss USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding widespread DNA tests. Asked if she agreed with the decision, Brady said she did.

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Entertainment

'Pain & Gain' takes US, but 'Iron Man 3' rules world

MERCENARIES–Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from “Pain and Gain.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaime Trueblood) by David Germain LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Iron Man 3″ was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.