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Futile Search

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Obamacare, despite the rocky and pitiful launch, has reached its goal of signing up over six million people before the end of March. Despite that victory, republicans continue to bash the health care law of the land and talk of repeal. Nobody is talking about the GOP alternative health care plan ... because there isn't one. 

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"Noah" premieres in London March 31; Crowe, Jackman reunite

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

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jconnelly481975317BD00099 UK PremierIf you thought you saw Russell Crowe in a Pirate hat at the game today in Pittsburgh, you were mistaken. He and his castmates from “Noah” attended the UK premiere of the movie at the Odeon Leicester Square today (March 31). 
 
As you can see, Hugh Jackman -- who played Jean Valjean to Crowe’s Javert in “Les Miserables” -- turned out. 
 
Leading ladies Emma Watson, who plays Noah’s adopted daughter, and Jennifer Connelly, Noah’s wife, were on hand. 
 
The group shot below shows: 
(L to R) Logan Lerman, who is Noah’s middle son; singer Patti Smith; producer Scott Franklin; director Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Connelly; Russell Crowe, Emma Watson; Ray Winstone, whose character is a descendant of Cain; and Douglas Booth, Noah’s eldest.
 
 
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Photos by Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International. 
 

 

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Joe Manganiello tumbles for romcom

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

Joe Manganiello switches gears from “Sabotage” and joins the cast of a romantic comedy. 
 
“Tumbledown,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, has begun principal photography in Devens, Mass., it was announced by producers Kristin Hahn and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. 
 
Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star.  Tumbledown is directed by Sean Mewshaw from an original screenplay by Desi Van Til. 
 
Here’s the description:  Deep in the Maine woods, Hannah (Hall) is unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of a biography she’s struggling to write, when she meets Andrew, a brash New York academic who has a different take on her husband’s life — and death. 
 
The unlikely pair must collaborate to craft the famous singer’s story and begin to wirte the next chapter in their lives together.
 
 

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Karvel Anderson named an AP honorable mention All-American

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American Monday.

A senior, Anderson averaged a team-high 19.7 points per game, a scoring mark which helped him win the Northeast Conference player of the year award. In the process, he helped lead the Colonials to the NEC regular season title and a second round appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

Anderson is just the third player in Robert Morris history to be named an AP honorable mention All-American and the first since Tony Lee in 2009.

 

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Stage AE updates: CHVRCHES, 311, Jurassic 5 and more

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

CHVRCHESCHVRCHESStage AE has unleashed a constant barrage of concert announcements on Monday morning, with acts coming in all flavors, from the pop-rock R5 to the hip-hop Jurassic 5 to jam faves Yonder Mountain String Band.

May 29: R5. $25 advance/$30 day of show. Indoors. On sale April 4.

June 11: CHVRCHES. $22/$25. On sale April 4

June 18: O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips. $39.50 Advance/$42.00 Day of Show. On sale April 11.

July 9: Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. $25.00 Advance/$30.00 Day of Show. On sale: April 11.

July 14: 311 and Sublime with Rome. $39.50/$42. On sale April 4

July 30: Word of Mouth Reunion Tour with Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and Beat Junkies. $25. On sale April 4

 

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