Entertainment

The Apprentice first-season winner Bill Rancic, E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic

One of the world’s most watched couples, The Apprentice first-season winner Bill Rancic and E!

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Selma
boyhood

Last weekend, the Golden Globes showered “Boyhood” (available now on VOD) with the lion’s share of awards. Best Supporting Actress went to Patricia Arquette, Best Director (Drama) went to Richard Linklater and Best Drama went to the movie. It was quite a night for the Texas filmmaker’s grand experiment, as he has called it.

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Into the woods
Big eyes

The awards season is officially underway, and anticipation will begin in earnest after the winners are announced at the Golden Globe ceremony this Sunday. This event sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press has never been a huge indicator of whom Oscar will favor, but because it splits the film categories into “Drama” and “Comedy or Musical” there are twice as many winners, and that offers much more exposure for top competitors.

‘Into the Woods’

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San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan 10, at Orange Community Players, 708 W. Division St. in Orange.

Tickets can be purchased at orangecommunityplayers.com and are $10 each.

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This was the year of a lot of worsts, some pretty goods and a spare few bests in the bunch. In fact, the entire summer of 2014 may go down as one of the overall worst years for movies in quite some time. A slew of superheroes dominated screens and numbed audiences. One of the later entries, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” literally saved the day — and the season.

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Bag of Donuts

Still undecided about what to do on New Year’s Eve? Concerts? Casino? Stay at home and watch the ball drop? Well, you have plenty of options.

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‘Top Five’

Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson

Directed by: Chris Rock

Rated: R

 

From a comedian who has tried writing and directing a couple of times before (“Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife”), this is Chris Rock’s best effort yet. The keen observations of pop culture that fuel his comedy are used here to craft a wickedly funny movie that has a surprising undercurrent of pathos to it.

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Photo by Kevin King

Las Vegas just got a little bit closer to Southeast Texas. The Golden Nugget casino, known throughout Sin City for its saucy shows, five-star lodging, top-notch table games, the best in entertainment, and the hottest slot action in town, has finally made its long-awaited Lake Charles debut. The 290-acre casino and resort is owner Tilman Fertitta’s fifth. He purchased the Las Vegas Golden Nugget in 2005.

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Ron White

It’s Mr. Tater Salad himself, Ron White, back in Beaumont on Thursday, April 23, with the “Nutcracker Tour” at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the mature-audience show are $59.75-$46.75 and can be purchased beginning Friday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.

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Flashdance The Musical

Let’s take a trip back to the 80s, 1983 to be exact. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage.

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