With a wink to ‘Twilight,’ Kristen Stewart speeds forward
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With a wink to ‘Twilight,’ Kristen Stewart speeds forward

    NEW YORK (AP) — In “The Clouds of Sils Maria,” Kristen Stewart’s celebrity has been inverted. The paparazzi rush right past her. She plays the efficient, constantly emailing assistant to Juliette Binoche’s famed European actress. Reading tabloid stories about a Hollywood starlet (played by Chloe Grace Moretz), she shrugs: “It’s celebrity news. It’s … Continue reading

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … Continue reading

MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University
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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading

With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation
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With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series “Dead Rising,” they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil” handed the movie producers a game … Continue reading

‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut
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‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

  NEW YORK (AP) — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney juggernaut. Disney’s recent streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according … Continue reading

Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie
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Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers. Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national … Continue reading