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  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Deb Helman

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Deb Helman on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday afternoon, September 22nd, STAR 101. 5 surprised Ruby Bridges Elementary School’s 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Deb Helman and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Helman was nominated by Sarah Ordona & her daughter Selah. Ruby Bridges Elementary School's Mrs. Deb Helman (left), our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week, with STAR 101.
  • 'Conjuring' house in Rhode Island listed for $1.2M

    ...- NBC 10 NEWS
    BURRILVILLE, R. I. (WJAR) — Just in time for Halloween, the infamous “Conjuring” house in Rhode Island is for sale. The house, which is located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, was listed on realtor. com for $1. 2 million Thursday morning. READ MORE: New live stream at 'The Conjuring' house just in time for Halloween. The listing notes the single-family home was built in 1836 and features three bedrooms, as well as one-and-a-half bathrooms.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in October 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Here we are again, the end of a month and the transitioning into fall. Summer, we hardly knew you. So, I find myself looking at the list of films leaving Netflix in October and I'm struggling to find film's that are essential viewing. I mean, I didn't even know that "Death Race: Beyond Anarchy" existed. "Angel Has Fallen" is probably the best of the Fallen trilogy, but that's not high praise. I liked "Real Steel.
  • Review: Flawed 'Dear Evan Hansen' adaption is still an important conversation starter

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Dear Evan Hansen. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Stephen Chbosky. Writer: Steven Levenson. Starring: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever. Genre: Drama, Musical. Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language and some suggestive reference. Caption: Kaitlyn Dever talks to Ryan Painter about why she joined the cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN and what she hopes the film will accomplish. (Video: Universal Pictures)
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Senorita Annika Swenson

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Annika Swenson on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Tuesday morning, September 14th, STAR 101. 5 surprised John Stanford International Elementary School’s 1st grade teacher, Senorita Annika Swenson and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Senorita Swenson was nominated by her fiance Carlos. "Annika is a hard working teacher who loves her students.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for Sept. 13-19, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – There's a nice variety to this week's releases that includes classics, blockbusters, festival favorites, family fare, and a horror film or two. So, let's dive in. Digital. Naked Singularity - JohnBoyega stars as a discouraged public defender in this courtroom drama that takes aim at the injustices of the justice system while the world begins to literally collapse around him.
  • Hawkeye hits New York for Christmas in Disney+ series trailer

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Hawkeye is coming home to Disney+ for the holidays. Two Hawkeyes, more accurately. And a dog. Marvel unveiled the first trailer Monday for its November-debuting series, which features Jeremy Renner reprising his “Avengers” role as Clint “Hawkeye” Barton and introduces Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, the self-described "world's greatest archer. " The series is set in New York at Christmas, with Clint racing to help Kate deal with some unfinished business and get back to his family.
  • Crews building sets for 'Hocus Pocus 2' in Rhode Island

    ...- KELLY O'NEILL, WJAR
    LINCOLN, R. I. (WJAR) — Excitement is brewing as locals begin to see the first glimpse of "Hocus Pocus 2" in Rhode Island. Unlike the first movie shot in Massachusetts and Hollywood, the sequel will be shot entirely in Rhode Island starting in October. This is an image of the set of Hocus Pocus 2, which is being built at Chase Farm in Lincoln, Rhode Island. (WJAR) Before any stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler arrive, there's a lot of work to be done.
  • Making a Murderer: Wisconsin says Steven Avery's latest appeal should be denied

    ...- BRIAN KERHIN | WLUK Staff
    MADISON (WLUK) — The state says Steven Avery’s latest appeals should be denied. Avery is serving a life term for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also convicted in the case. He currently does not have any appeals pending. Their cases received worldwide attention with the 2015 release of the Netflix series "Making A Murderer. "
  • Extras needed for filming of 'Hocus Pocus 2' in Rhode Island

    ...- WJAR Staff
    PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WJAR) — Casting directors are looking for people in the Rhode Island area to be extras in "Hocus Pocus 2. " Kendall Cooper Casting said filming will take place in Providence and the surrounding area from October through December. Production will generally take place Monday through Friday, but each day can run 12 hours or more. The Disney production sees Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler reprise their roles from the original film.
  • 'I never forgot you... ever': Blue's Clues fans hear message from original host Steve

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — On the 25th anniversary of "Blue's Clues" fans were delighted to see Steve return with a message that left some viewers in tears. In a 2:02 minute video clip shared by Nick Jr. fans finally got to hear what Steve has been up to since he got on the bus. "You remember how when you were younger, we used to run around and hang out with Blue, and find clues and talk to Mr.
  • Review: 'The Alpinist' explores the wondrous life of a reclusive free solo climber

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Alpinist. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen. Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for some strong language and brief drug content. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: The story of the reclusive, brilliant, and young Canadian solo mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc. Review: I don’t consider myself an outdoorsman.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights September 6-12, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Between "F9" coming to digital and "Zack Snyder's Justice League" arriving in physical formats, this week's quota for bombastic cinema has certainly been overspent. However, it's the continuing celebration of Star Trek's 55th birthday in the form of a 4K UHD box featuring the first four films that has me the most excited. Digital.
  • Review: 'Candyman' explores community trauma through genre frights and vicious violence

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Candyman. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Nia DaCosta. Writer: Nia DaCosta, Win Risenfeld, Jordan Peele. Starring: Yahya Abdul-Matten II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd. Genre: Horror. Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references. Caption: Yahta Abdul Mateen II tells Ryan Painter how he personally connects with the mythology of CANDYMAN. (Video: Universal Pictures)
  • Review: 'Shang-Chi' puts the MCU on a course into the wondrous unknown

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. Writer: Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham. Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh,Tony Chiu-Wai Leung. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language. Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Deb Helman

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Deb Helman on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday afternoon, September 22nd, STAR 101. 5 surprised Ruby Bridges Elementary School’s 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Deb Helman and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Helman was nominated by Sarah Ordona & her daughter Selah. Ruby Bridges Elementary School's Mrs. Deb Helman (left), our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week, with STAR 101.
  • 'Conjuring' house in Rhode Island listed for $1.2M

    ...- NBC 10 NEWS
    BURRILVILLE, R. I. (WJAR) — Just in time for Halloween, the infamous “Conjuring” house in Rhode Island is for sale. The house, which is located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, was listed on realtor. com for $1. 2 million Thursday morning. READ MORE: New live stream at 'The Conjuring' house just in time for Halloween. The listing notes the single-family home was built in 1836 and features three bedrooms, as well as one-and-a-half bathrooms.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in October 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Here we are again, the end of a month and the transitioning into fall. Summer, we hardly knew you. So, I find myself looking at the list of films leaving Netflix in October and I'm struggling to find film's that are essential viewing. I mean, I didn't even know that "Death Race: Beyond Anarchy" existed. "Angel Has Fallen" is probably the best of the Fallen trilogy, but that's not high praise. I liked "Real Steel.
  • Review: Flawed 'Dear Evan Hansen' adaption is still an important conversation starter

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Dear Evan Hansen. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Stephen Chbosky. Writer: Steven Levenson. Starring: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever. Genre: Drama, Musical. Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language and some suggestive reference. Caption: Kaitlyn Dever talks to Ryan Painter about why she joined the cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN and what she hopes the film will accomplish. (Video: Universal Pictures)
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Senorita Annika Swenson

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Annika Swenson on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Tuesday morning, September 14th, STAR 101. 5 surprised John Stanford International Elementary School’s 1st grade teacher, Senorita Annika Swenson and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Senorita Swenson was nominated by her fiance Carlos. "Annika is a hard working teacher who loves her students.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for Sept. 13-19, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – There's a nice variety to this week's releases that includes classics, blockbusters, festival favorites, family fare, and a horror film or two. So, let's dive in. Digital. Naked Singularity - JohnBoyega stars as a discouraged public defender in this courtroom drama that takes aim at the injustices of the justice system while the world begins to literally collapse around him.
  • Hawkeye hits New York for Christmas in Disney+ series trailer

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Hawkeye is coming home to Disney+ for the holidays. Two Hawkeyes, more accurately. And a dog. Marvel unveiled the first trailer Monday for its November-debuting series, which features Jeremy Renner reprising his “Avengers” role as Clint “Hawkeye” Barton and introduces Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, the self-described "world's greatest archer. " The series is set in New York at Christmas, with Clint racing to help Kate deal with some unfinished business and get back to his family.
  • Crews building sets for 'Hocus Pocus 2' in Rhode Island

    ...- KELLY O'NEILL, WJAR
    LINCOLN, R. I. (WJAR) — Excitement is brewing as locals begin to see the first glimpse of "Hocus Pocus 2" in Rhode Island. Unlike the first movie shot in Massachusetts and Hollywood, the sequel will be shot entirely in Rhode Island starting in October. This is an image of the set of Hocus Pocus 2, which is being built at Chase Farm in Lincoln, Rhode Island. (WJAR) Before any stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler arrive, there's a lot of work to be done.
  • Making a Murderer: Wisconsin says Steven Avery's latest appeal should be denied

    ...- BRIAN KERHIN | WLUK Staff
    MADISON (WLUK) — The state says Steven Avery’s latest appeals should be denied. Avery is serving a life term for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was also convicted in the case. He currently does not have any appeals pending. Their cases received worldwide attention with the 2015 release of the Netflix series "Making A Murderer. "
  • Extras needed for filming of 'Hocus Pocus 2' in Rhode Island

    ...- WJAR Staff
    PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WJAR) — Casting directors are looking for people in the Rhode Island area to be extras in "Hocus Pocus 2. " Kendall Cooper Casting said filming will take place in Providence and the surrounding area from October through December. Production will generally take place Monday through Friday, but each day can run 12 hours or more. The Disney production sees Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler reprise their roles from the original film.
  • 'I never forgot you... ever': Blue's Clues fans hear message from original host Steve

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL, WSYX
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — On the 25th anniversary of "Blue's Clues" fans were delighted to see Steve return with a message that left some viewers in tears. In a 2:02 minute video clip shared by Nick Jr. fans finally got to hear what Steve has been up to since he got on the bus. "You remember how when you were younger, we used to run around and hang out with Blue, and find clues and talk to Mr.
  • Review: 'The Alpinist' explores the wondrous life of a reclusive free solo climber

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Alpinist. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen. Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for some strong language and brief drug content. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: The story of the reclusive, brilliant, and young Canadian solo mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc. Review: I don’t consider myself an outdoorsman.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights September 6-12, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Between "F9" coming to digital and "Zack Snyder's Justice League" arriving in physical formats, this week's quota for bombastic cinema has certainly been overspent. However, it's the continuing celebration of Star Trek's 55th birthday in the form of a 4K UHD box featuring the first four films that has me the most excited. Digital.
  • Review: 'Candyman' explores community trauma through genre frights and vicious violence

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Candyman. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Nia DaCosta. Writer: Nia DaCosta, Win Risenfeld, Jordan Peele. Starring: Yahya Abdul-Matten II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd. Genre: Horror. Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references. Caption: Yahta Abdul Mateen II tells Ryan Painter how he personally connects with the mythology of CANDYMAN. (Video: Universal Pictures)
  • Review: 'Shang-Chi' puts the MCU on a course into the wondrous unknown

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. Writer: Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham. Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh,Tony Chiu-Wai Leung. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language. Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
  • Spider-Man faces old foes for the first time in 'No Way Home' trailer

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    When audiences last saw Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the final moments of 2019’s “Far From Home,” his secret identity had been revealed to the world and he had been framed for murder. Things do not appear to get appreciably better in the next entry in the series. The first trailer for “Spider-man: No Way Home” shows the scrutiny of being a public superhero has upended Peter Parker’s life, leading him to seek mystical assistance from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
  • Video: Foreman killed as Loretta Lynn's Ranch hit hard by flooding in Tennessee

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Humphreys County, Tennessee said they've experienced the worst flooding they've ever seen as historic rainfall struck parts of Middle Tennessee this weekend. Jon Cody Finger shared a video with FOX 17 News showing the devastation to the ranch – something many in the county were experiencing over the weekend. "It’s devastating! So many homes, pets and people's lives lost today. It’s hard to describe," Finger wrote on Facebook.
  • 'Eternals' trailer introduces Marvel's next cosmic heroes

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    There’s a lot going on in Marvel’s upcoming “Eternals,” and the latest trailer for Chloe Zhao’s superhero epic does what it can to explain the situation. The Eternals are superpowered beings created by the godlike Celestials thousands of years ago to protect humanity from the Deviants, ancient monsters that look kind of like dragons. The characters were developed by writer-artist Jack Kirby in the 1970s, but they remain one of his lesser-known creations.
  • Country singer Sam Hunt pleads guilty to DUI in Nashville, gets jail time

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country singer Sam Hunt has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Nashville, Tennessee and was sentenced to jail time. Hunt pleaded guilty to DUI first offense on Wednesday in connection to his 2019 arrest driving the wrong way down a road. Judge Amanda McClendon sentenced the musician to 11 months and 29 days in jail – with all time suspended, except for 48 hours. Online records show Hunt was booked into Metro Jail on Friday, Aug. 20.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend August 13-15, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Let’s start off with the bad news, “Respect” and “Don’t Breathe 2” weren’t screened for me and I wasn’t in the position to catch a showing of either last night. I’m not surprise with “Don’t Breathe 2,” a lot of studios don’t show horror films to mainstream journalists. I liked “Don’t Breathe,” would have liked to see its sequel. “Respect” not being shown is something of a shock. An Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson has Oscar potential written all over it.
  • Review: 'CODA' transcends the coming-of-age genre by offering a look into a Deaf family

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    CODA. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sian Heder. Writer: Sian Heder. Starring: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kostur, Daniel Durant. Genre: Drama. Rated: PG-13 for strong sexual content and language, and drug use. Caption: CODA star Troy Kotsur talks with Ryan Painter about representation for the Deaf community and how being a father in real life helped to inform his performance as a father in the film. (Video: Apple TV+)
  • See Clive Owen and Edie Falco as the Clintons in trailer for FX's 'Impeachment' series

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    FX unveiled the first full trailer for its long-awaited dramatization of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment Thursday, giving viewers their best look yet at Clive Owen’s portrayal of the former president. The third season of the network’s “American Crime Story” anthology series recounts the impeachment saga of the late 1990s from the perspective of several of the women involved, including then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who serves as one of the show’s producers.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of Aug. 9-15, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a great week if you're a fan of genre films as "Black Widow" comes to digital, the final chapter in "Batman: The Long Halloween" sees a physical release and old friends Hulk (Lou Ferrigno era) and Jason (parts 1-8) get the box-set treatment. Digital. Black Widow - While it wasn't exactly the movie I wanted, "Black Widow" did almost everything I would have asked it to do. I just would have preferred it to be done in two or three films.
  • Review: There's more to 'Free Guy' than a Ryan Reynolds smile

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Free Guy. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Shawn Levy. Writer: Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery. Genre: Comedy, Action. Rated: PG-13 for strong fantasy violence throughout, language and crude/suggestive references. Ryan Reynolds as Guy and Lil Rel Howery as Buddy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Photo by Alan Markfield. 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • Help make a wish come true! Donate airline miles now to Make-A-Wish to put #WishesInFlight

    ...- STAR Staff
    You, yes you, can help give flight to a child's heartfelt wish. Thursday, August 5 is the annual Make-A-Wish "Wishes in Flight" effort, which STAR 101. 5 is so proud to partner on with KOMO 4 TV, KOMO Newsradio and Seattle Refined. It's as easy as donating your unused airline miles (and goodness knows after the year we've had - you likely have some stocked up)! (Image: Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington) More kids than ever are waiting for their wishes, and we need your help!
  •  Lizzo announces return with new single 'Rumors'

    ...- Zenger News
    WASHINGTON — Grammy-winning singer Lizzo will return with a new single titled “Rumors,” which is slated to drop on Aug. 13, 2021. While the cover art isn’t final, the song is available for pre-order now. It marks her first new music since 2019’s “Cuz I Love You,” as per reports. FILE - In this screengrab, Lizzo performs during "One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April, 18, 2020. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen )
  • Review: Sundance Film Festival favorite 'Nine Days' is a perspective-changing experience

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Nine Days. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Edson Oda. Writer: Edson Oda. Starring: Winston Duke, Benedict Wong, Zazie Beetz. Genre: Drama, Fantasy. Rated: R for language. Nine Days (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Will is tasked with interviewing a group of souls who are vying for the opportunity to be born. Winston Duke stars in Nine Days (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) Review: Will (Winston Duke) lives alone in a house that is seemingly on the edge of nowhere.
  • Netflix reveals first look image of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown'

    ...- Zenger News
    WASHINGTON — Streaming platform Netflix recently released the first look image of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth season of “The Crown. ” Staunton has taken over the role from Olivia Colman, who herself replaced Claire Foy. The production for the Left Bank Pictures‘ lavish royal drama got underway in the United Kingdom this month, with a completely new cast stepping into the shoes of Britain’s most famous family, as per reports.
  • 'Aquaman 2' producer opens about not removing Amber Heard from film

    ...- The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — “Aquaman 2” producer Peter Safran rejected the social media campaign driven by Johnny Depp fans to remove his estranged wife and actor Amber Heard for the DC sequel in the wake of the actors’ tumultuous divorce. A social media drive named “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2” led by Johnny Depp supporters has constantly been demanding the removal of Heard from the much-awaited “Aquaman 2” after Warner Bros.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of August 2-8, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a quiet release week as "Luca," Pixar's latest animated tale comes to Blu-ray and DVD and Nicolas Cage's celebrated "Pig" is now able to rent or purchase on digital platforms. Digital. Pig -Nicolas Cage stars as Rob Feld, and former chef and current reclusive truffle forager. When Feld is attacked and his prize pig stolen, he embarks on a journey that will force him to face associates from his past.
  • Review: Matt Damon's 'Stillwater' is engaging and flawed, like its characters

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Stillwater. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Tom McCarthy. Writer:Tom McCarthy,Thomas Bidegain,Marcus Hinchey,Noé Debré Starring: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin. Genre: Drama, Crime. Rated:R for language. Caption: Matt Damon talks with Ryan Painter about building his STILLWATER character Bill Baker, a roughneck and absentee father, with director/writer Tom McCarthy (Video: Focus Features)
  • Review: 'The Green Knight' laces Arthurian fantasy with slow-burn horror

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The Green Knight. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: David Lowery. Writer: David Lowery. Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury. Genre: Fantasy, Drama. Rated: R for violence, some sexuality and graphic nudity. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew, embarks on a journey to find the Green Knight and fulfill his duty. Even if it means certain death.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 26-August 1, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    There's a nice mix of new and catalog titles (including at least one overlooked and somewhat forgotten genre gem). Digital even has a proper showing this week. It should also be noted that Paramount has released quite a few Miramax catalog titles on Blu-ray with digital copies. This includes the likes of "Cold Mountain," "Equilibrium," "Clerks," "Strictly Ballroom," "Mimic" and "My Left Foot. " Many of these releases were available in budget releases with dubious quality.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in August 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    August. Netflix. Here we go. Let's start off with Netflix's 8-minute sizzle reel. Or, you can simply skip ahead. The choice is up to you. While many will be clamoring for "The Kissing Booth 3" and binging "Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified" and "30 Rock: Seasons 1-7," I've set my sights elsewhere . Pray Away. It's the year 2021 and it is only now that we've begun to address the issue of "gay conversion therapy.
  • 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer teases return of original stars

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    In a new trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” residents of a small Oklahoma town overrun by spirits, foreboding lights in the sky, and miniature marshmallow men face an age-old question: if there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? The trailer for the sequel introduces a new cast led by Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, and “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard, whose character apparently uncovers Ecto-1 in a barn at his deceased grandfather’s farmhouse.
  • InStyle magazine honors Oklahoma woman known for her Sunday hats

    ...- ASHLEY ELLIS | KTUL Staff
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — An Oklahoma churchgoer, now famously known for her hats, has been named one of 50 women making the world a better placeby InStyle magazine. Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly(and her hats) definitely gave many people a reason to smile during the pandemic. Shortly after KTUL featured her story, she stole the world's heart, appearing on countless national and international media outlets. RELATED | Tulsa church lady reflects on week in the spotlight with virtual Sunday best.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend July 23-25, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    (KUTV) — It's a busy release weekend as numerous films make their way into theaters and on to the various streaming platforms. I had the opportunity to interview actress Connie Britton for "Joe Bell" and director/writer M. Night Shyamalan for "Old" from afar and was happily able to sit down and talk with director/writer Maclain Nelson in person about his latest effort "Once I was Engaged. " We'll have interviews with the cast of "Stillwater" and "Reminiscence" in the coming weeks.
  • Review: 'Joe Bell' is a powerful, true story clumsily told

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Joe Bell. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green. Writer: Diana Ossana, Larry McMurtry. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller, Connie Britton, Gary Sinise. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language including offensive slurs, some disturbing material, and teen partying. Caption: Connie Britton talks to Ryan Painter about working with Mark Wahlberg and the lasting impact the Jadin Bell story. (Video: Roadside Attractions)
  • Marillion: Pioneers of crowdfunding during the Internet's early days

    ...- CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) — Crowdfunding. It exploded onto the music and film scene over the last decade. Artists like Toad the Wet Sprocket ($264,762) and TLC ($430,255) have used sites like Kickstarter to get funding for their new albums in lieu of going through the old system of seeking a traditional record deal and advance from a major label as they had in the past.
  • Review: Lovesick 'I Carry You with Me' blurs the line between documentary and a memory

    ...- Ryan Painter
    I Carry You with Me. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Heidi Ewing. Writer: Heidi Ewing, Alan Page. Starring: Armando Espitia, Christian Vazquez. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language and brief nudity. I Carry You with Me (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Iván left Puebla, Mexico, as a young man to pursue his dreams of being a chef in New York City. In doing so, he left behind a son and Gerardo, the unexpected love of his life.
  • 'Bridgerton' creator promises 'magnetic' season 2 after show receives Emmy nominations

    ...- Zenger News
    WASHINGTON — Netflix’s popular series “Bridgerton” earned a total of 12 Emmy nominations on July 13, 2021. For series creator and show-runner, Chris Van Dusen awards recognition is the cherry on top of an already significant debut. While fans wait with bated breath for the show’s return, the creator teased a “magnetic” forthcoming season, promising crackling chemistry between the lead actors. “I was in the car with my husband, and we had just dropped our 3-year-old off at nursery,” said Dusen.
  • Inside the chapel named after the doctor who delivered Dolly Parton for a sack of cornmeal

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains, there’s a little white Chapel with its bell ringing proudly for all of Dollywood to hear every Sunday. Years before Dollywood took over the park, previous theme park managers built the little chapel as a gift to the community. Little did they know, the chapel and the man it's named after would end up having an unlikely thread tying them to an East Tennessee child turned global superstar.
  • Review: Chaotic 'Space Jam' occasionally rises above its self-congratulatory noise

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Space Jam: A New Legacy. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Writer: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler. Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe. Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy. Rated: PG for some cartoon violence and some language. (L-R) LEBRON JAMES and TWEETY BIRD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated/live-action adventure “SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 12-18, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a healthy week for new and catalog to-own releases. So, let's dive in. Digital. A Quiet Place Part II - The sequel to "The Quiet Place" arrived in theaters a year later than expected and while the box office returns might not have been as robust as they might have been in a pre-pandemic setting, the film managed a worldwide total of $279 million. More importantly, it's a good film that doesn't simply mimic the formula of the first movie.
  • Backstreet Boys announce series of holiday shows at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

    ...- News 3 Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Backstreet Boys are back — in Las Vegas. The famous boy band has announced a series of 12 holiday shows for later this year at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "A Very Backstreet Christmas Party" begins on Nov. 11, and tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, July 16. Full show dates are: Nov. 2021: 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21. Dec. 2021: 16, 18, 19, 22, 23. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p. m.
  • 'Oh my God, it really is you!' Dolly Parton makes surprise visit to Middle Tenn. store

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE | WZTV Staff
    MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country queen Dolly Parton visited a Middle Tennessee store and gave the owners and other customers quite the pleasant surprise. Kathy and Eddie Barnes, owners of Simply Vintage Antiques, said Dolly showed up to shop at their store on Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet last week. Kathy says she didn't know it was really Dolly at first, but when she did, it was a total shock.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend July 9-11, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It’s a relatively quiet weekend for new releases as the major studios make room for Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Widow. ” From here on out, we’ll be seeing a flood of titles hitting the theaters. “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” horror sequel “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions,” M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,” G. I. Joe spin-off “Snake Eyes,” Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” Tom McCarthy’s “Stillwater” with Matt Damon and David Lowery’s “The Green Knight” all arrive before July ends.
  • Harvey Weinstein trial can start within four months: report

    ...- Zenger News
    WASHINGTON — Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of sexual misconduct, will be brought to trial within four months by the Los Angeles Country District Office. Weinstein is already imprisoned in upstate New York, and his extradition has been fought since April. On June 15, a court in Buffalo, New York, approved Weinstein’s transfer to Los Angeles, with the transfer anticipated to take place in July.
  • Arrest report reveals new details in DUI charges against WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso

    ...- WEAR Staff
    ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — WWE superstar Jimmy Uso, whose real name isJonathan Fatu, was arrested in Pensacola, Fla. for driving under the influence and not stopping at a red light, according to thePensacola Police Department. According to the arrest report, Pensacola police observed a white Dodge Charger driving 50 mph in the area of Garden and I Streets on Monday evening. The report says the officer saw the same car run a red light at Garden and A Streets.
  • Tokyo Olympics: Bruce Springsteen's daughter to debut with USA's equestrian team

    ...- Zenger News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — American singer Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica Springsteen will be heading to Tokyo 2020 after being named in USA’s equestrian team alongside Olympic medalists Kent Farrington (riding Gazelle), Laura Kraut (riding Baloutinue), and McLain Ward (riding Contagious). This will be the first Olympics for 29-year-old Springsteen, an alternate for the London 2012 Games. Springsteen will ride the horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve at Tokyo 2020 as per the Olympics website.
  • Original home of the late Rev. Billy Graham for sale

    ...- WLOS Staff
    MONTREAT, N. C. (WLOS) — The original home of the late Rev. Billy Graham and his late wife Ruth has entered the market for $599,000. This is the first time the Montreat home has been offered for sale. Caption: Original home of the Rev. Billy Graham for sale. The cottage was the family’s residence during the time the evangelist became a household name. According to the Grahams’ daughter, Ruth, her parents purchased the home in the late 1940s.
  • Father, sister of Seattle-based 'Bridgerton' author killed in crash

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE (KOMO) – The father and sister of Seattle-based "Bridgerton" writer Julia Quinn were killed in a multi-vehicle highway crash in Utah, the heartbroken author said. Stephen Lewis Cotler, 77, and Violet Charles, 37, died in a crash last week on Interstate 15 that began when a catering company’s load of canvas bags spilled onto the road, sparking a chain-reaction pile-up involving a drunk driver, officials said.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 5 -11, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a quiet post-4th of July release week dominated by catalog titles. Some are classics, some are otherwise. New DVD and Blu-ray release highlights for the week of July 5 -11, 2021 (Photo: Paramount, Criterion, MVD, Arrow)
  • 'I am sorry': Phylicia Rashad apologizes to Howard students after tweet supporting Cosby

    ...- Lesly Salazar | 7News
    Phylicia Rashad, Howard University's new dean of the College of Fine Arts, issued an apology following her controversial tweet supporting Bill Cosby's release from prison. In a letter addressed to students and parents, Rashad acknowledged she caused pain "both broadly and inside the Howard community. "My remarks were in no way directed towards survivors of sexual assault.
  • James Corden will be changing 'Spill Your Guts' segment following online petition

    ...- Zenger News
    NEW DELHI (Zenger News) — Television host James Corden recently confirmed he’s making changes to the controversial segment, “Spill Your Guts,” on his late-night show after an online petition gathered more than 45,000 signatures. According to a media report, the CBS show’s recurring segment sees Corden ask his celebrity guests personal questions, and if they don’t provide an answer they have to eat “gross” food.
  • First lady Dr. Jill Biden featured on the cover of Vogue magazine

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Expect to see First lady Dr. Jill Biden on the cover of Vogue. Biden, 70, will grace the cover of the magazine in August. In one photo captured by photographer Annie Leibovitz, Biden leans on a White House balcony railing overlooking the South Lawn. The photoshoot accompanies an interview with FLOTUS where she discusses the many initiatives she wants to tackle during her husband Joe Biden's presidency.
  • Kim Kardashian 'worries' about dating again amid Kanye West split

    ...- Zenger News
    WASHINGTON (Zenger News) — American TV personality Kim Kardashian is considering her future after calling it quits with Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West. “She’s not focused on dating at the moment but actually worries that guys will not want to date her because of how public her relationship was with Kanye,” a source said. FILE - Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the WSJ. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards )
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in July 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    With July upon us, it's time to say goodbye to a few cinematic friends as they move on to wherever their next destination might be. Here are three titles that I'd recommend checking out before they're gone. The Princess and the Frog. "The Princess and the Frog" was a modest box office success earning $267 million against a $105 million budget . Artistically, it is one of my favorite Disney releases of all time as it remixes the classic "The Princess Frog" story with a New Orleans vibe.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of June 21-27, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a wonderfully eclectic week that includes a healthy selection of Asian animation and Euro genre titles. There's a bit ofBob Odenkirk in there as well. Digital. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train - Based on the manga series byKoyoharu Gotouge, "Mugen Train" is a direct sequel to the first season of the anime. Having earned $500 million at the box office, it is the highest-grossing anime film of all time. New to DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Review: 'F9' launches the Fast & Furious franchise into utter absurdity

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    F9: The Fast Saga. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Justin Lin. Writer: Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello. Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, John Cena. Genre: Action, Adventure. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language. (from left) Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) in F9, co-written and directed by Justin Lin. (Photo: Universal)
  • 'A gratefulness like you've never felt': Garth Brooks talks upcoming Nashville concert

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – "It’s going to be a level of gratefulness like you’ve never felt. " Caption: 'A gratefulness like you've never felt' Garth Brooks talks upcoming Nissan Stadium concert (WZTV) That's how country superstar Garth Brooks feels about hitting the stage again after a tumultuous year with the COVID-19 pandemic. Brooks was all smiles Wednesday morning when chatting about hisupcoming tour at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. "I'm coming home," Brooks said.
  • VIDEO: Dolly Parton surprises Carly Pearce with invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Carly Pearce recently received the surprise of a lifetime! Dolly Parton invited the "Every Little Thing" singer to join the Grand Ole Opry. Pearce, a former Dollywood employee, thought she was being interviewed for a Dollywood promotion on June 17. Little did she know, her idol Dolly Parton was walking down the hallway to surprise her. “My earliest memory of Dollywood is going when I was five years old I think and just going to the park for the first time.
  • Moog Sound Studio: Make your own soundtrack for summer 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    For 14 months we've lived in boxes. Now, it's time to dust off our bucket lists and start thinking and living outside of one. If there is one lesson that 2020 taught me it is that tomorrow isn't guaranteed, and our hopes and daydreams aren't going to happen without a lot of ambition and dedication. I’ve always loved music.
  • Review: Rose Byrne drama 'Physical' muses on inequality with 1980s aerobics craze

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Physical. 4 out of 5 Stars. Writer: Annie Weisman. Starring: Rose Byrne, Dierdre Friel, Rory Scovel. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: TV-MA. Physical (Photo: AppleTV+) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: Sheila is in a thankless marriage with Danny, a man who wants to be a progressive politician but lacks the motivation to make a difference. Tired of her husband’s failure to meet expectations and her own personal trauma, Sheila searches for a way to free herself. She discovers aerobics.
  • Review: Pixar's 'Luca' brings a transformative childhood adventure to Disney+

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Luca. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Enrico Casarosa. Writers: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones. Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph. Genre: Animated, Adventure. Rated: PG for rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence. Caption: Ryan Painter talks with Pixar animator Emron Grover about finding connection to the stories he works on and the unusual process of finishing a film during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video: KUTV)
  • Review: Rita Moreno doc 'Just a Girl' is a painful, dazzling journey of self-discovery

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mariem Pérez Riera. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some strong language including a sexual reference, and suggestive material. Caption: KUTV's Ryan Painter talks to Rita Moreno about her life as seen through the lens of the documentary "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" (Video: Roadside Attractions)
  • Review: Inspirational football drama '12 Mighty Orphans' comes up short

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    12 Mighty Orphans. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Ty Roberts. Writer: Ty Roberts, Kevin Meyer, Lane Garrison, Jim Dent. Starring: Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw. Rated: PG-13 for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking. 12 Mighty Orphans (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A successful Texas high school football coach takes on the challenge of making a successful team out of a group of discarded orphaned boys.
  • Review: Brash 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is exactly what fans thought they wanted

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Patrick Hughes. Writer: Tom O'Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo. Genre: Action, Comedy. Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual content. Samuel L Jackson as ‘Darius Kincaid’ and Ryan Reynolds as ‘Michael Bruce’ in THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD. (Photo: Lionsgate)
  • Young Darius Rucker super fan gets surprise of a lifetime at music festival

    ...- ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS, WPDE
    MYRTLE BEACH, S. C. (WPDE) – A South Carolina boy's dream came true after a video of him singing Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker on Twitter was noticed by a local radio DJ – and the singer himself! Jeremiah got the surprise of a lifetime whenGator 107. 9 co-host Jeff Bentontold him he was going backstage at the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach to meet Darius Rucker.
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Donate Blood Now

    ...- STAR Staff
    Bloodworks NW and blood centers across the U. S. need your help to donate blood since they see blood shortages during the summer months. STAR 101. 5 and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group have partnered with the Bloodworks NW for Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves, kicking off on World Blood Donor Day, June 14. If you're healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. This campaign is ongoing through July 23.
  • Review: Marvel Studios' 'Loki' series is multidimensional wackadoodle

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – We’ll start within the safety of a synopsis pulled directly from the Marvel press release: The starting point of the series is the moment in “Avengers: Endgame” when the 2012 Loki takes the Tesseract—from there Loki lands in the hands of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which is outside of the timeline, concurrent to the current day Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Jim Riley

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Jim Riley on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Monday morning, June 7th, STAR 101. 5 surprised University Cooperative School 5th grade teacher, Mr. Riley, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Riley was nominated by his student Alina and her mother Linda Larose. "This year we have been doing outdoor school, which has been full of surprises everyday," said Alina. "Every day no matter the weather, Mr.
  • Review: 'In the Heights' is an essential, joyous celebration of life

    ...- Ryan Painter
    In the Heights. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jon M. Chu. Writer: Quiara Alegría Hudes. Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Genre: Drama, Musical. Rated: Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references. (Center) ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IN THE HEIGHTS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We drift into June with an unusual collection of new DVD and Blu-ray titles . There's a bit of spycraft, B-movie mayhem and everything in between. New to Blu-ray and DVD. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2021 (Photo: Lionsgate, RLJ Entertainment, Warner Bros. , Paramount, Wolfe Films) The Courier - The story of Greville Wynne isn't well known. It should be. Wynne played a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • International soccer star rescued from blaze as he dangles from burning hotel window

    ...- JUAN FERNANDEZ | Zenger News
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Zenger News) —Video shows the moment Uruguayan midfielder Francisco Duarte, who plays for the national team, is rescued as he dangles from the 11th-floor window of a burning hotel. The footage was taken at the Cyan Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early hours of May 25. The team CA Rentistas was in town for a match against the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Tina Leazer

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Tina Leazer on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Wednesday morning, May 26th, STAR 101. 5 surprised King's Elementary School 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leazer, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Leazer was nominated by her student Corinne and her mother Alisha Elliott. "Mrs. Leazer has worked tirelessly to make this crazy COVID school year meaningful and fun for her 4th graders. Unlike most teachers, Mrs.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The digital debut releases (rather than the day-and-date releases that come with the release of physical product) for the next couple of weeks appear to be scant (nearly nonexistent) but the DVD and Blu-ray half of the equation offers some interesting options. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 24-30, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony)
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in June 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    June is on the horizon and that means Netflix has 60 new titles coming to their streaming service over the next four weeks. Here's Netflix's sizzle reel for June. Here are four titles that caught my eye. Sweet Tooth. I've loved Jim Mickle's work since seeing "Stake Land" in 2010. He's consistently done quality genre work on limited budgets.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mr. Dayby Compton

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Dayby Compton on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 20th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Rainier View Elementary School kindergarten grade teacher, Mr. Compton, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mr. Compton was nominated by his wife, Sulamita. "I am nominating my husband because he deserves to be recognized.
  • Review: Punk inspired 'Cruella' nails the look, struggles with pace

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Cruella. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Craig Gillespie. Writer: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara, Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Steve Zissis, Dodie Smith. Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser. Genre: Comedy, Crime. Rated: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements. Emma Stone stars as Cruella in Disney's CRUELLA (Photo: Disney)
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in June 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    I don't know about you, May seems to have arrived and evaporated without warning. It's been decades since I was a schoolboy, the call of summer is still feels like a signal for impending change. While I suspect many of us are planning on cutting back on the time we spend indoors, there will still be lazy mornings and late nights where kicking back to watch a movie or two is entirely acceptable. Here's a look at a few of the titles that will departing. Searching for Bobby Fischer.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 17-23, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    It's a particularly strong week for DVD and Blu-ray with a trio of 2021 Oscar-winning titles and the thoroughly enjoyable "Godzilla vs. Kong" coming to digital. Digital. Godzilla vs. Kong - There's a lot to love in this cinematic showdown between two of cinema's most beloved creatures of mass destruction.
  • Celebrity Chef Jose Andres wants Americans to get vaccinated

    ...- CESAR ARREDONDO, Zenger News
    WASHINGTON (Zenger News) — Renowned Chef Jose Andres says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can get free $50 gift cards if they come to eat at his Washington, D. C. restaurants. Jose Andres is known for restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and South Beach, and for global efforts to fight hunger through his nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Now he is throwing his weight behind beating the global pandemic in the U. S.
  • 'Friends: The Reunion' special coming to HBO Max this month

    ...- MEGAN BUTLER | KTUL Staff
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — OH MY GOD. "Friends: The Reunion" special will finally premiere on HBO Max on May 27, the one-year anniversary of HBO Max’s launch. Could we BE anymore excited?! The streaming service made the announcement on Wednesday and released a teaser. Original stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all set to return to the show's iconic soundstage, Stage 24,on the Warner Bros.
  • John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre event on 100-year anniversary

    ...- Ashley Ellis, KTUL Staff
    UPDATE: The Remember & Rise massacre commemoration event set for May 31 has been canceled. Details here. --- TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission announced Friday morning that John Legend will headline the "Remember & Rise" event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at ONEOK Field. In addition to artist and activist Legend, there will be keynote speeches from national civic leaders and musical performances from additional artists.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Katie Lawrence

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Katie Lawrence on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 13th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Greenwood Elementary School kindergarten grade teacher, Ms. Lawrence, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Ms. Lawrence was nominated by her student Wyatt and his father Steve Simpson. STAR 101. 5's Jen Pirak presents Greenwood Elementary School's Ms. Katie Lawrence with the STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week check.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: "Dr. D" of Salish Coast Elementary School

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Don Halquist, also known as "Dr. D", on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday morning, May 6th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Salish Coast Elementary School's 2nd grade teacher, Dr. D, with news that he was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Dr. D was nominated by his student Joy and her mom Ashley Quinn. "Dr. D is a phenomenal teacher.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 3-9, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    This week then quantity might not be on par with last week's releases. The quality, however, certainly is. New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of May 3-9, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Sony, Disney, Arrow, Criterion) Judas and the Black Messiah -William O'Neal was given two options. He could go to jail for impersonating an FBI agent. Or, he could join the Black Panthers and become an informant for the FBI.
  • Celebrate Star Wars Day with 'The Bad Batch'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It’s Star Wars Day 2021 and Disney+ have just released the 70-minute premier of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” to their streaming library. You might be wondering who The Bad Batch are and where this group of ruffians fit into the Star Wars Universe timeline. The Bad Batch are a group of clone troopers who suffer from genetic mutations. These mutations give them special abilities that are summed up by their names: Hunter, Tech, Crosshair and Wrecker.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Ms. Emily Cornell

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Ms. Emily Cornell on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Thursday afternoon, April 29th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Saint Cecilia Catholic School's 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Emily Cornell and her class, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Ms. Cornell was nominated by her student Zachery and his mom Katie Countryman. "My son has been in Ms. Cornell's class for 2 years.
  • Love for rap music deeply rooted in Young Miller Tha Don

    ...- PERRCY LOVELL CRAWFORD, Zenger News
    LOS ANGELES (Zenger News) — Young Miller Tha Don tasted music success early. As a teenager, he was part of Romeo’s Rich Boyz group. Romeo, the son of Master P and cousin of Young Miller Tha Don, formed the group that produced the hit “You Can’t Shine Like Me. ” Master P’s influence took Young Miller Tha Don from New Orleans to California, where he’s working to keep the legacy going.
  • Burning Man cancels 2021 event, organizers set sights on next year

    ...- News 4 & Fox 11 Digital Staff
    For a second straight year, Burning Man is canceled. In a release posted on Tuesday morning, organizers say, "All of us at Burning Man Project have been busy projecting all the possible scenarios that would allow us to bring our desert city back to life in 2021. The variables are many, and our capacity to overcome challenges is high. It’s what we do. ... We have decided to set our sights on Black Rock City 2022.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of April 26 - May 2, 2021

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's been a quite few weeks, particularly when it comes to major digital releases, but this week sees things liven up. Digital. Digital release highlights for the week of April 26 - May 2, 2021(Photo: Warner Bros, Universal) Judas and the Black Messiah -William O'Neal was given two options. He could go to jail for impersonating an FBI agent. Or, he could join the Black Panthers and become an informant for the FBI. He joined the Black Panthers.
  • CES announces return to Las Vegas for in-person show in 2022

    ...- Matthew Seeman
    CES, the Consumer Electronics Show that normally attracts thousands of people to Las Vegas to see the latest in technology and gadgets each year, will return for an in-person convention in 2022. The Consumer Technology Association announced Wednesday that next year's edition, scheduled for Jan. 5-8, will be both in-person and digital. About 1,000 companies have committed to returning to Las Vegas next year, according to the CTA, including Amazon, Dell, Google, IBM and Samsung.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in May 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    With May only a few days away, it's time to take a look at what Netflix will be bringing subscribers over the next four weeks. Here's a peek at their sizzle reel. And now a look at the four titles that I'm most looking forward to. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness. The story of David Richard Berkowitz is filled with murder, a dog possessed by a demon and a possible connection to a satanic cult. Many have dismissed the idea of Berkowitz working as part of a larger group.
  • 'We're meant to save it': Tennessee theatre group finds secret stage dating back to 1868

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    PULASKI, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee theatre group looking for a new home stumbled upon the surprise of a lifetime. Tammy Pierchoski is no stranger to the stage. Serving as an advocate for the arts in Middle Tennessee at STAAR Theatre, she’s a natural storyteller. Perhaps her favorite is about discovering Tennessee’s oldest surviving opera house: Antoinette Hall. More than a decade ago, Pierchoski was part of a growing theatre group on the hunt for a new place to perform.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend April 23-25, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    All eyes will turn back to the box office with the cinematic reboot of "Mortal Kombat" and anime "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" are both given a wide theatrical release. Both films have already opened overseas where "Mortal Kombat" has made around $10 million and "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" has racked up a massive $384 million. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch"Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. " So, I can't comment on its quality. Here's a look at what I did spend my time with this week:
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    Here's a look at the titles that will be leaving Netflix in May. It's not a particularly long list. It does, however, feature a number of films and a series that I'd recommend diving into before they evaporate into the streaming ether. War Horse. Released in 2011, Steven Spielberg's World War I drama "War Horse" stars Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott, a young man, who enlists in the British Army after his horse Joey is sold to the British Calvary.
  • STAR 101.5's Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Amy Benton

    ...- STAR Staff
    Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Benton on being named our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! On Monday morning, April 19th, STAR 101. 5 surprised Northshore Christian Academy’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Amy Benton and her classroom, with news that she was being honored as our STAR 101. 5 Teacher of the Week! Mrs. Benton was nominated by her student Jourdan and his mom Kelli Stolz. STAR 101. 5's Teacher of the Week Mrs. Amy Benton with her 4th grade student Jourdan, who's mom Kelli nominated her.
  • Loretta Lynn's career honored with Tennessee mural

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV
    HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country music icon Loretta Lynn is being honored with a mural that showcases her 60-year career in the business. It was complete just in time for the superstar to turn 89 and on the heels of her new album, "Still Woman Enough. " It can be found on Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills. It's 60 feet long and features four different photos throughout Lynn's career. Guests are invited to come out and get their picture taken with the artwork.
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