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‘Buffy’ Fans, Geek Out at WhedonCon + More Events LA Actors Should Check Out This Week

‘Buffy’ Fans, Geek Out at WhedonCon + More Events L.A. Actors Should Check Out This Week

The majority of this week’s activities have one thing in common: film. (We’re assuming that if you’re here, you like that kind of thing.) See a 1920s starlet do her thing, learn how it doesn’t take mega-production value to make a movie, and step inside your favorite Tim Burton classic. Each of these activities will inspire you in different ways and remind you that there are many ways to achieve your celluloid dreams. 

Kick it old school.
In 1987, Fisher-Price introduced its PXL-2000 video camera, a bare-bones, black-and-white, lo-fi children’s toy. Three years later, after artists and filmmakers discovered the wonders of this no-frills recorder, PXL THIS became the first festival to showcase

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Verizon Backs Off

Less than a month after he goosed the stock by saying he was open to a mega deal with Comcast, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam turned down the hype notch a few ticks at Verizon’s much anticipated Analyst Day Monday (May 8), claiming the telco is under no pressure to do transformative MA.

Verizon has been dogged by analysts and investors that have insisted the telco has to do a big deal along the lines of rival ATT, which in October announced a $108.7 billion merger with Time Warner Inc. That deal, still pending, came just a year after ATT purchased DirecTV for $48.5 billion.

Verizon has focused instead on smaller deals – after much agita, it expects to close its $4.5 billion purchase of former internet icon Yahoo in the second quarter – but some analysts have called for the

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xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Debuts on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/DVD & Digital HD This May

xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Debuts on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/DVD   Digital HD This May

Hailed as “a crazy, stunt-filled action spectacular” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes) and “a shot of pure adrenaline” (Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly), xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE x-plodes on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 16, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. X-cited fans can be the first to get it two weeks early on Digital HD May 2.

When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, the world needs superspy Xander Cage (Vin Diesel). Recruited back into action, Xander leads a team of death-defying ADRENALINE JUNKIES on a mission to kick some ass, save the day, and look dope while doing it. Packed with some of the most mind-blowing stunts ever caught on film, xXx: RETURN OF XANDER

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Humans: Colin Morgan Talks About the Show’s Future & Doctor Who Rumors

Humans TV show on AMC: (canceled or renewed?)

What’s in store for Humans? Recently, star Colin Morgan spoke with TVInsider about the future of the AMC series.

The sci-fi drama takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synthetic—a human-looking robotic servant. The cast includes Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, and William Hurt.

Humans is currently in its second season on AMC. In the interview, Morgan said there’s room for more seasons of the sci-fi show:

There’s definitely more to tell. As you see Season 2 progress, I feel like your hunger is going to grow for more, I think, as an audience member. It takes you in a completely different direction. I think it is very unpredictable. It is very surprising and I think people will enjoy being challenged in that way. Season 2

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‘Humans’ star Colin Morgan says he’s not courting ‘Doctor Who’ role

Photo of “Humans” stars Colin Morgan and Gemma Chan, courtesy of AMC

Feb. 25 (UPI) — Irish actor Colin Morgan says he isn’t chasing the title role of “Doctor Who” now that Peter Capaldi has announced he is leaving the beloved, sci-fi series.

Morgan’s name has been bandied about online by fans and journalists as a possible replacement. However, the 31-year-old “Humans” star seems content to stay where he is for now.

“It all comes around, I guess, when the re-generation of the new Doctor comes along. It’s been asked of me before,” Morgan told UPI in a recent phone interview. “I guess, in all honesty, it’s not something I have my sights set on at the moment, but who knows?”

Morgan emphasized there is enough rich material to continue exploring his robot-themed drama “Humans” over several more seasons, should AMC keep renewing it.

“There’s definitely more to

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Taboo From the Black Eyed Peas Opens Up About His Cancer Battle: ‘Nothing Prepares You for Cancer’

World Cancer Day is on Feb. 4, and Black Eyed Peas star Jimmy Luis Gomez, better known as Taboo, is honoring it by sharing his story of strength and resilience in the face of cancer, which he says has been his greatest challenge in life.

Jimmy Luis Gomez, far right, performs with the Black Eyed Peas. (Photo: Courtesy of Taboo)Jimmy Luis Gomez, far right, performs with the Black Eyed Peas. (Photo: Courtesy of Taboo)

Gomez thought he was healthy when he was diagnosed with stage II testicular cancer in 2014. He had been eating right and working out, but he had also been neglecting a nagging pain in his back since about 2006. His busy touring schedule led

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Acclaimed pianist Alina Kiryayeva takes the stage – Las Cruces Sun

In its 72nd season, the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association continues its annual performance series with its first performance of 2017: Alina Kiryayeva. Award-winning concert pianist and teacher, Kiryayeva will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Rio Grande Theatre.

Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, her unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She is one of few classical pianists who completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School of Music on full scholarship.

Catching her on the road somewhere between Kansas and Texas, Kiryayeva tried to think back to when she first started playing, but can’t even remember not playing. Both her mother and grandmother were piano instructors

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Discovery and Sky reach eleventh-hour deal to stop Eurosport blackout

Discovery, the US media giant behind Eurosport and TLC, has reached a truce with Sky after threatening to pull its 12 channels from Sky in a bitter row over fees.

Discovery, which has spent £1bn to acquire pan-European rights to the Olympics, said that its channels would be switched off on Sky at midnight on  Tuesday if a deal was not reached.

The company’s Eurosport broadcast of the Australian Open men’s final was accompanied by a ticker tape warning  Sky viewers in Britain that they would soon lose the channel.

Discovery had claimed that it was paid “less by Sky than it was 10 years go”. 

However, with little more than four hours before the deadline, Discovery announced that an agreement had been reached. 

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Things To Do Jan. 26-Feb. 1, ongoing – Las Cruces Sun



Make Friends with Frida: 5:30 pm. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, in Santa Fe. There are still opportunities for sponsorship of Frida Kahlo images in the upcoming exhibit “Mirror Mirror!” Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, curator of “Mirror Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo” will introduce you to this exciting exhibition which will open at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in May 2017. Info: Valerie Kendall, 505-982-2226, ext. 106


Big Band Dance Club

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