Editor's Picks - chosen from local events
The 12th annual Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash, Thursday, Dec. 12, in downtown Cape Girardeau. Nine bands performed at eight venues during the event which provides new Christmas toys for children through the Marine Corps League's Toys For Tots program....
Tyler Perry says Fincher is an 'amazing' director
NEW YORK -- Tyler Perry writes, directs, stars in and produces his own movies and TV shows, so he doesn't have much time for outside projects. One he's glad he made work is a role in director David Fincher's upcoming film, "Gone Girl." Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn and shot for several weeks in Cape Girardeau, "Gone Girl" is the story of a man who comes under suspicion in the disappearance of his wife. ...
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall of Fame
NEW YORK -- Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn...
Cameron sees epic trilogy in future ‘Avatar' films
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- James Cameron says his vision for his three "Avatar" sequels is to create a family epic in the mold of "The Godfather" that will introduce viewers to new cultures and go underwater on his fictional moon Pandora. The director announced Monday he will be filming the sequels in New Zealand, where he shot the triple Academy Award-winning original. ...
British film actor O'Toole, 81, dies
LONDON -- Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting...
‘Hobbit' is weekend's box office champ with $73.7M
LOS ANGELES -- Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million, besting last weekend's No. 1 film, Disney's animated fable "Frozen."...
Beyoncé announces, releases new album on same day
NEW YORK -- Beyoncé has released her new album in an unconventional way: She announced and dropped it on the same day. The singer released "Beyoncé" exclusively on iTunes early Friday. She mirrors how Jay Z released "Magna Carta Holy Grail" earlier this year -- through a deal with Samsung where he gave the album to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones days before its official release...
Annual juried art exhibit opens today at Arts Council
The best that artists from across the region have to offer will be displayed and judged today during the annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The exhibition, postponed last week because of inclement weather, will serve as the Arts Council's First Friday reception for December. Nearly 40 art pieces that show the diversity of the region will be on display...
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