Entertainment - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/ Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah author James Dashner getting the Hollywood treatment with ‘The Maze Runner’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58375068-223/dashner-maze-movie-runner.html.csp For a film buff like James Dashner, receiving the Hollywood treatment for his best-selling action thriller “The Maze Runner” is another happy plot twist in a multiple-chaptered narrative journey. The movie adaptation of the Utah writer’s 2009 novel opens in wide release — including at Dashner’s neighborhood movie house, South Jordan’s The District — on Friday. Sharp-eyed viewers might catch the Utah writer’s cameo appearance at the end of the movie. “Basically, I’m sitting at a table. I’m on scr... For a film buff like James Dashner, receiving the Hollywood treatment for his best-selling action thriller “The Maze Runner” is another happy plot twist in a multiple-chaptered narrative journey. The movie adaptation of the Utah writer’s 2009 novel opens in wide release — including at Dashner’s neighborhood movie house, South Jordan’s The District — on Friday. Sharp-eyed viewers might catch the Utah writer’s cameo appearance at the end of the movie. “Basically, I’m sitting at a table. I’m on scr... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58375068@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:55:33 MDT DVD review: Shailene Woodley and a sharp script cut through sentimentality in ‘Fault in Our Stars’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406592-223/cancer-woodley-cut-hazel.html.csp Grade • B DVD •Even if you have your guard up against sentimental claptrap, the movie adaptation of John Green’s teens-with-cancer novel “The Fault in Our Stars” may cut through with its earnest look at terminal illness. Hazel (Shailene Woodley), at 17, hauls around an oxygen tank to feed her cancer-weakened lungs. She reluctantly goes to a cancer support group, where she meets Augustus (Ansel Elgort), who lost a leg to cancer. They quickly fall in love, despite Hazel’s best efforts to cut of... Grade • B DVD •Even if you have your guard up against sentimental claptrap, the movie adaptation of John Green’s teens-with-cancer novel “The Fault in Our Stars” may cut through with its earnest look at terminal illness. Hazel (Shailene Woodley), at 17, hauls around an oxygen tank to feed her cancer-weakened lungs. She reluctantly goes to a cancer support group, where she meets Augustus (Ansel Elgort), who lost a leg to cancer. They quickly fall in love, despite Hazel’s best efforts to cut of... 58406592@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:49:43 MDT Oh baby! Animal birthing center popular at the Utah State Fair http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58403430-223/animal-fair-baby-birthing.html.csp There are a bunch of babies at this year’s Utah State Fair. One of the new attractions at the annual event, which ends Sunday, Sept. 14, is the animal birthing center where pregnant pigs, cows, goats and sheep are waiting to give birth. Visitors who are in the right place at the right time may be able to watch a new life begin. By the mid-point of the fair’s 11-day run, piglets, goats and a calf had been born and several chicks have hatched, officials said. Local veterinarians as well as 30 USU ... There are a bunch of babies at this year’s Utah State Fair. One of the new attractions at the annual event, which ends Sunday, Sept. 14, is the animal birthing center where pregnant pigs, cows, goats and sheep are waiting to give birth. Visitors who are in the right place at the right time may be able to watch a new life begin. By the mid-point of the fair’s 11-day run, piglets, goats and a calf had been born and several chicks have hatched, officials said. Local veterinarians as well as 30 USU ... 58403430@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:34:56 MDT Weekend Express: Strut Your Mutt, Brazil and India festivals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58371646-223/www-information-saturday-com.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Strut Your Mutt • A dog festival with pet contests, a kids activities zone, food and more follows this leisurely walk and fun run. Proceeds will go to any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All. Information, www.strutyourmutt.or... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Strut Your Mutt • A dog festival with pet contests, a kids activities zone, food and more follows this leisurely walk and fun run. Proceeds will go to any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All. Information, www.strutyourmutt.or... 58371646@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:37:22 MDT Out and about: Alabama, Blood Sweat & Tears and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58398662-223/tickets-performs-lake-salt.html.csp Great White Classic hard-rock band Great White performs. When • Tonight, 6 Where • Barbary Coast Saloon, 4242 S. State St., Murray Tickets • $25; $40 VIP package available; Smith’s Tix Mason Jennings Pop-folk singer/songwriter Mason Jennings performs. Lucette will open. When • Tonight and Saturday, 8 Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City Tickets • $30; thestateroom.com Coheed and Cambria Progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria performs. Opening act: Thank You Scie... Great White Classic hard-rock band Great White performs. When • Tonight, 6 Where • Barbary Coast Saloon, 4242 S. State St., Murray Tickets • $25; $40 VIP package available; Smith’s Tix Mason Jennings Pop-folk singer/songwriter Mason Jennings performs. Lucette will open. When • Tonight and Saturday, 8 Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City Tickets • $30; thestateroom.com Coheed and Cambria Progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria performs. Opening act: Thank You Scie... 58398662@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:19:00 MDT Former Australian leader to deliver World Leaders lecture at U. of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343841-223/former-lecture-utah-gillard.html.csp Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum on Wednesday, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Gillard’s lecture, titled “The Asian Century: Australia’s Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” will be at 11 a.m. in Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. No tickets are required, but the center urged attendees to arrive early for seating. Prime minister from 2010... Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum on Wednesday, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Gillard’s lecture, titled “The Asian Century: Australia’s Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” will be at 11 a.m. in Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. No tickets are required, but the center urged attendees to arrive early for seating. Prime minister from 2010... 58343841@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:45:08 MDT Leading female superheroes absent from movies, TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58380471-223/women-movie-female-superhero.html.csp Where are the women-led superheroes on screen? Sony has a woman-led movie set in the world of Spider-Man in the works, though not until 2017, according to a Deadline story last month. Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige, in an August interview with Comic Book Resources, did not commit to when a female superhero would lead one of its movies. The same news site has reported on how Warner Bros., which produces movies for DC superheroes like Superman and Batman, seems to have plans for a Wonder Wom... Where are the women-led superheroes on screen? Sony has a woman-led movie set in the world of Spider-Man in the works, though not until 2017, according to a Deadline story last month. Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige, in an August interview with Comic Book Resources, did not commit to when a female superhero would lead one of its movies. The same news site has reported on how Warner Bros., which produces movies for DC superheroes like Superman and Batman, seems to have plans for a Wonder Wom... 58380471@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:45:08 MDT DVD review: ‘Captain America’ and ‘Agents’ make a Marvel-ous double bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58378132-223/agents-cap-fury-marvel.html.csp Grade • A- / B DVD •Marvel Comics’ most red-white-and-blue superhero returns in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and Cap (Chris Evans) is deep in the most interesting political thriller since Robert Redford made “Three Days of the Condor.” Redford also stars here as Alexander Pierce, a figure so bad-ass he gives orders to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The plot centers on the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and Cap’s qualms that a new super-weapon — which Fury says will neutralize threats before... Grade • A- / B DVD •Marvel Comics’ most red-white-and-blue superhero returns in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and Cap (Chris Evans) is deep in the most interesting political thriller since Robert Redford made “Three Days of the Condor.” Redford also stars here as Alexander Pierce, a figure so bad-ass he gives orders to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The plot centers on the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and Cap’s qualms that a new super-weapon — which Fury says will neutralize threats before... 58378132@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:46:02 MDT Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58384986-223/rivers-york-funeral-fashion.html.csp New York • Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang Broadway hits including “Hey Big Spender” before six-time Tony Award-winner McDonald sang her tribute to Rivers, a champi... New York • Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang Broadway hits including “Hey Big Spender” before six-time Tony Award-winner McDonald sang her tribute to Rivers, a champi... 58384986@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:36:13 MDT Sandy teen crowned Pokemon world champion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58361071-223/nikolai-mark-pokemon-garchomp.html.csp Fifteen-year-old Nikolai Zielinski has returned to the routine of school and tae kwon do — but just last month, he was crowned a world champion Pokemon player. And to think that before last year, the Sandy teenager had never participated competitively in leagues and regionals. In 2013, Nikolai started taking his Pokemon team to tournaments, and before long, he had earned a spot at the annual World Championships. Held mid-August in Washington, D.C., all the best players from as far as Asia and E... Fifteen-year-old Nikolai Zielinski has returned to the routine of school and tae kwon do — but just last month, he was crowned a world champion Pokemon player. And to think that before last year, the Sandy teenager had never participated competitively in leagues and regionals. In 2013, Nikolai started taking his Pokemon team to tournaments, and before long, he had earned a spot at the annual World Championships. Held mid-August in Washington, D.C., all the best players from as far as Asia and E... 58361071@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:11:10 MDT Weekend Express: State fair, Comic Con, Greek festival, fast cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358812-223/saturday-information-salt-com.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. 159th Utah State Fair • Exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, food and more. Information, www.utahstatefair.com/home. When: Open daily through Sept. 14 Where: State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West Admission: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance; carnival wristbands $28 for unlimited rides Salt Lake Comic Con • ... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. 159th Utah State Fair • Exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, food and more. Information, www.utahstatefair.com/home. When: Open daily through Sept. 14 Where: State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West Admission: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance; carnival wristbands $28 for unlimited rides Salt Lake Comic Con • ... 58358812@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:45:44 MDT Utah State Fair kicks off its 11-day run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374132-223/utah-fair-state-sept.html.csp The Utah State Fair kicked off its 10-day run Thursday, with animals and agricultural displays, educational exhibits, food and live entertainment, including the Solution Action Sports Box Jump and Half Pipe Show for BMX athletes that runs through the weekend on the Grandstand Stage. When • Continues Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-14. Gates open at 10 a.m. every day expect Sept. 9, 10 and 11, when they open at noon. Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City Admission • Adults, $10... The Utah State Fair kicked off its 10-day run Thursday, with animals and agricultural displays, educational exhibits, food and live entertainment, including the Solution Action Sports Box Jump and Half Pipe Show for BMX athletes that runs through the weekend on the Grandstand Stage. When • Continues Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-14. Gates open at 10 a.m. every day expect Sept. 9, 10 and 11, when they open at noon. Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City Admission • Adults, $10... 58374132@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:25:06 MDT Medical examiner: Joan Rivers’ cause of death unknown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58378116-223/rivers-cause-death-york.html.csp New York • Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers’ cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. Rivers, who was 81, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure at a doctor’s office. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances. Spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that the “cause and manner of death” will require further studies. Ri... New York • Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers’ cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. Rivers, who was 81, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure at a doctor’s office. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances. Spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that the “cause and manner of death” will require further studies. Ri... 58378116@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:25:06 MDT Joan Rivers dies at age 81 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374453-223/rivers-joan-comedy-2013.html.csp Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. “My mother’s greatest joy in life ... Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. “My mother’s greatest joy in life ... 58374453@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:45:49 MDT Joan Rivers stood up fearlessly for the funny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374717-223/rivers-joan-associated-comedy.html.csp New York • Joan Rivers was fearless. Or, to be more accurate, a humorist who fearlessly spun fears into gold. They were golden, Rivers’ potshots, put-downs and zingers (often aimed at herself) that mocked a world of vanities, foolishness and, yes, fear. “The trouble with me is, I make jokes too often,” she told The Associated Press in 2013. “That’s how I get through life. Life is SO difficult — everybody’s been through something! But you laugh at it, it becomes smaller.” So she made fears evapo... New York • Joan Rivers was fearless. Or, to be more accurate, a humorist who fearlessly spun fears into gold. They were golden, Rivers’ potshots, put-downs and zingers (often aimed at herself) that mocked a world of vanities, foolishness and, yes, fear. “The trouble with me is, I make jokes too often,” she told The Associated Press in 2013. “That’s how I get through life. Life is SO difficult — everybody’s been through something! But you laugh at it, it becomes smaller.” So she made fears evapo... 58374717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:17:40 MDT N.Y. health investigators eye Joan Rivers’ case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374201-223/rivers-joan-health-network.html.csp New York • The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure. Spokesman James O’Hare said Thursday the department is looking into “the whole matter,” declining to discuss specifics. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator was hospitalized last week after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. Her family said Wednesday that Rivers has been moved from intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospita... New York • The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure. Spokesman James O’Hare said Thursday the department is looking into “the whole matter,” declining to discuss specifics. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator was hospitalized last week after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. Her family said Wednesday that Rivers has been moved from intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospita... 58374201@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:01:02 MDT Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364446-223/festival-burning-crowd-peak.html.csp Reno, Nev. • The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in o... Reno, Nev. • The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in o... 58364446@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:14:23 MDT Family: Joan Rivers on life support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364809-223/joan-rivers-support-family.html.csp New York • Joan Rivers’ family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support “at this time.” Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy career as h... New York • Joan Rivers’ family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support “at this time.” Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy career as h... 58364809@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:22:12 MDT DVD review: Costner scores in sharp comedy ‘Draft Day’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58348624-223/sonny-draft-costner-browns.html.csp Grade • B+ DVD •Few movies dare attempt the fast-talking pacing of “His Girl Friday,” and even fewer stand up to the comparison. “Draft Day” does, thanks to Kevin Costner’s cagey performance as Sonny Weaver Jr., the haggard general manager of the rebuilding Cleveland Browns. It’s the day of the NFL Draft, and Sonny is under pressure from the team owner (Frank Langella) to make a splashy draft pick, but he’s also getting an earful from his coach (Denis Leary), his veteran QB (Tom Welling) and ... Grade • B+ DVD •Few movies dare attempt the fast-talking pacing of “His Girl Friday,” and even fewer stand up to the comparison. “Draft Day” does, thanks to Kevin Costner’s cagey performance as Sonny Weaver Jr., the haggard general manager of the rebuilding Cleveland Browns. It’s the day of the NFL Draft, and Sonny is under pressure from the team owner (Frank Langella) to make a splashy draft pick, but he’s also getting an earful from his coach (Denis Leary), his veteran QB (Tom Welling) and ... 58348624@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:48:30 MDT Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339907-223/kale-products-green-beauty.html.csp Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging. Kale hasn’t displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. There’s a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, ... Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging. Kale hasn’t displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. There’s a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, ... 58339907@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:06:09 MDT