Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

… from. “Through his elaborate overtures to investors, Roland Scahill scammed patrons of the arts to the tune of more than $200,000. We are pleased to have brought his larcenous scheme to a grand finale,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus B. Vance said in a statement. …

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in Netflix’s newest hit, the intense high school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and …

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‘Girls’ finale labors to find an ending

April 17, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the “Girls” series finale. Nevertheless, the penultimate episode rather hastily sought to move the ball forward, as has the entire season, beginning with Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her unplanned pregnancy. Not only did Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) get engaged, but Hannah was offered a job at an out-of-town university, before engaging in impromptu fence mending with estranged friend Jessa (Jemima Kirke), who had become involved with Hannah’s …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

… two-horse race. On the par-five 13th, he tried to cut off the dog leg and caught the trees, but scrambled to make a crucial par to stay two back, which seemed to renergise his round. He made another birdie on 14 and the roars that greeted his revival rocked the Georgia pines almost to their foundations when he eagled the 15th to draw level again. Rose edged ahead with a birdie on the short 16th but made a mess of 17 and the pair were tied going up the last to set up the dramatic finale. …

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‘Homeland’ pays off headline-fueled season with taut finale

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about “Homeland’s” sixth-season finale. More than most shows in the genre, “Homeland” operates in gray areas, avoiding facile solutions or easy answers. Where most dramas preoccupied with terrorism gravitate toward the good and bad, this one often deals in murky choices between the lesser of two evils. That was abundantly true of the season finale, which saw the end of what amounted to a coup attempt against the president-elect …

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‘The Walking Dead’ sets stage for war in tense season finale

April 3, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about “The Walking Dead’s” Season 7 finale. There was, finally, something cathartic about seeing Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the coalition he had painstakingly, gradually assembled fight back against the brutal Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors. Not that the battle really settled anything, since Negan managed to escape, rallying his massive army at the end by announcing, “We are going to war!” Since Negan first made his …

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‘Bachelor’ finale 2017: Nick Viall proposes to …

March 14, 2017

(CNN)And the finale rose goes to … Vanessa Grimaldi. Nick Viall popped the question to Grimaldi during the season 21 finale of ABC’s “The Bachelor” Monday night. The proposal took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, after Viall broke the heart of Raven Gates by telling her she was not the one who had his heart. …

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