Entertainment

Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, there’s a job out there for you that’s so perfect for you it’s terrifying.

Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman ‘under doctor’s care’ after health scare in Colorado

  ’Homecoming show’ for weekend headliner at Dead Crow Comedy

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

Simulated gunfire planned for ‘Halloween Kills’ scenes filming in Wilmington

  Makeup artist gives WECT News anchor an illusionist look

‘Halloween Kills’ crew to film car wreck scene on Fifth Ave.

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Family Feud, Don Felder coming to Wilson Center

  ‘Halloween Kills’ to film first scenes in Wilmington this week

  Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Gospel music festival set for next week

  Comedians compete for the title of Port City’s Top Comic

  Husband and wife combine love of music with love of running for national tour

A husband-and-wife songwriting duo will take their show on the road

  Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

The estate of Prince's record label is fighting for the trademark of one of Prince's most famous guitars.

  First Act: ‘Wolfcrush’ explores adolescent struggles as four teenagers wrestle with sexuality, identity and social standing

A press release from Pineapple-Shaped Lamps calls the show “the angsty lovechild of Spring Awakening, Riverdale, and deliciously campy grindhouse flicks.”

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

  Daniel Hargrave: Fighting Captain America’s battles in ‘Infinity War’ & ‘Endgame’ (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Act of kindness helps Raleigh boy ace ‘America’s Got Talent’ audition

In June, a generous gift helped Tyler Butler-Figueroa, a young violinist, ace his America’s Got Talent audition. On Tuesday night, Tyler will return to the stage, more confident than ever.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

Company seeks ‘Friends’ super fan to watch 25 hours of classic sitcom for $1,000

Could there BE an easier way to earn some cash??!!

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

  Beergasm, Kissing Cousins, Polygamy Porter and the other beer and wine names the NC ABC rejected

Last fiscal year 19,000 new beer and wine products were approved for sale by the NC ABC Commission but some fall flat. We explore the products that don't make it to store shelves and the reasons why.

‘Friends’ is coming back (in theaters) for its 25th anniversary

They’ll be there for you, like they’ve been there before.

  Common to perform at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Mamuna Yusef will open the show, as part of Common’s Let Love Tour.

  Chance of storms inside Thalian Hall is 100 percent Saturday

Travel back in time and experience the way audiences in the 1800's heard storms during performances inside Thalian Hall

‘Reprisal’ needs extras with dishevelled and worn appearance

TW Cast and Recruit are looking for men of all ethnicities to be paid extras for an upcoming scene in the Hulu series Reprisal.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Hootie & The Blowfish to release new music

On Wednesday, Hootie & The Blowfish announced on Twitter that they would be releasing new music on August 8.

‘Reprisal’ to film scenes near College Road-Wrightsville Ave. intersection

According to a film permit application, filming will take place 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at 4800 Maple Ave.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

  Leme Nolan performs ‘Love with a Ring Attached’

Leme Nolan is a R&B, soul, gospel and country singer.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

  Young actor taps his way to a milestone in ‘Billy Elliot’

Liam Redford stars as Billy Elliot in his fifth production of the show, opening Thursday, Aug. 1 at Thalian Hall

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Hulu announces locally filmed ‘Reprisal’ will premiere on Dec. 6

All ten episodes of the first season of Reprisal will be ready to stream on Dec. 6, Hulu announced on Friday.

  First Act: ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ on stage Wilmington for the first time

In the show, Marty, an acting teacher, holds an “adult creative drama” class at the local community center

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

‘Reprisal’ to film scenes at MLK Center baseball field

According to a film permit application, a crew will film on the baseball field closest to Eighth Street from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

  Support the life of Reilly, Airlie Gardens’ working dog

A night of family fun will help support a dog with a job

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ tour coming to Wilmington

Members of So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 finalists will make their way to Wilmington and the Wilson Center November 5, 2019. The reality series strives to uncover the country’s most talented dancers.

Upcoming ‘Halloween’ horror movie sequels set to film in Wilmington

'Halloween Kills' and 'Halloween Ends,' upcoming to sequels to 2018's 'Halloween,' will be filmed in Wilmington.

CASTING CALL: ‘Reprisal’ needs extras to be recurring cops

If you’ve ever wanted to be an extra, now’s your chance! TW Cast and Recruit are looking for men and women over the age of 25 to be paid extras for a two-day shoot as recurring cops.

  TheatreNOW’s final act: ‘Clue, the Musical’ marks the beginning of the end

It’s the final act for a beloved theater company in our community

  Talented, young thespians star in ’Thoroughly Modern Millie’ as part of new theater program

Opera House Theatre Company recently launched its Apprentice Theatre, which gives young people a place to showcase their talents

  CASTING CALL: ‘Reprisal’ needs extras with long hair for a ‘Flock of Seagulls’ look

If you’re nostalgic for 80′s hair, and more specifically, a Flock of Seagulls-type 80′s hair, crews with the Hulu series Reprisal want you to be a paid extra.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Photographer Brownie Harris using newly-found pictures in tribute to John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Veteran photographer Brownie Harris plans to feature some newly discovered images from his 1988 photo session with John F. Kennedy, Jr. in a tribute to the late son of the former President of the United States.

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

  Woman who worked in Wilmington film industry killed in S.C. crash

A woman with connections to Wilmington’s film industry was killed when a car slammed into a home and hit her while she was lying in her bed, according to Oconee County (S.C.) Coroner Karl Addis.

  Kenny G, Sheila E. among star performers in Wilson Center’s fall lineup

The Wilson Center announced the STAR Series schedule for the fall of 2019. The lineup of performers coming to Wilmington includes Grammy winner Kenny G. and Grammy nominated percussionist Sheila E.

  ‘Reprisal’ seeks partygoer extras for July 2 shoot

As the Hulu series Reprisal enters its third week of filming in Wilmington, crews are in need of extras for an upcoming shoot next week.

‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix for NBC’s streaming service

This may be worse than the time Kevin spilled an entire pot of chili.

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

Jacob Bryan, the 5-month-old baby of singer Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher, clearly prefers one parent to the other when it comes to singing.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

‘Reprisal’ to film scenes on Oleander Dr.

According to a film permit, exterior conversation scenes will be filmed Monday, June 24, at 5523 Oleander Dr. from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  Cape Fear riverkeeper selected for worldwide Waterkeeper Warriors project

Kemp Burdette's workdays are rarely the same.

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

  Casting call: Hulu series ‘Reprisal’ seeks paid extras

A new streaming series set to film in Wilmington later this week is searching for paid extras.

  New Orleans musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John had a Top 10 hit with “Right Place, Wrong Time,” collaborated with numerous top-tier rockers, won multiple Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why

The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.

  Wilmington-shot ‘Swamp Thing’ canceled less than a week after premiere

Less than a week after the first episode of Swamp Thing premiered on DC Universe’s streaming service, the Wilmington-shot television series has been canceled.

  Hulu’s ‘Reprisal’ set to film first season in Wilmington

The series is expected to premiere on the streaming service later this year.

  Wilmington restaurant announces air date for ‘Man v. Food’ episode

The Pierogi Challenge at Joe’s Oasis in Monkey Junction was filmed in February for the Cooking Channel’s Man v. Food program.

  10-year-old Wilmington actress stars in ‘Swamp Thing’

Elle Graham is in 5 episodes of the new show, which filmed on location around Wilmington and at EUE Screen Gems Studios

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Disney executive says it would be ‘difficult’ to keep filming in GA after ‘Heartbeat Bill’

One of Walt Disney's top executives is considering pulling production out of Georgia over the state's new abortion law.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

  Alex Trebek has positive news to share with fans

Alex Trebek met with doctors to review his status after the first round of chemotherapy and has some positive news to share.