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Grab tissues: New ‘Christopher Robin’ trailer drops

Grab the box of Kleenex. The first full-length trailer for the “Christopher Robin” movie has been released and it will take those who had a special toy when they were young back to their childhood in an instant.

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The movie stars Ewan McGregor as adult Christopher Robin, Hayley Atwell as Evelyn, the voices of Jim Cummings as both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Toby Jones as Owl, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Sophie Okonedo as Kanga and Nick Mohammed as Piglet.

“Christopher Robin” hits theaters Aug. 3, E! News reported.

Luke Bryan announces 2018 Farm Tour; stops include Ohio, Florida, Georgia

Luke Bryan announced the official dates for the 10th annual Farm Tour 2018, with six stops in cities from Ohio to Florida.

This year, the “Sunrise Sunburn Sunset” country superstar will kick off the tour September 27 in Irwin, Ohio. 

“I can’t believe we’ve been doing this 10 years!” Bryan said in a statement on his website. “Our goal was to bring big-city production concerts into these small towns across the U.S. giving those communities the opportunity to attend shows that would never come their way.”

Tickets for the “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018” go on sale June 6. Presale ticket sales begin June 1, according to his website

Proceeds from the Farm Tour go toward college scholarships for students from local farming families who are attending local colleges or universities near their own town.

Over 100,000 people have attended the Farm Tour since it kicked off in 2009. Over 50 scholarships have been given out to date, according to Bryan’s announcement

Bryan, a Georgia native, told Billboard that the Farm Tour is a very personal experience for him. 

“My whole existence, and the reason that I’m in country music, was based on me being in an agricultural family,” Bryan told Billboard. “It taught me everything I know about life, and my work ethic. It has shaped who I am. I took all those values, and I brought them to Nashville, and used that hard work to get my career off the ground. I still go back home and talk to my dad, and talk about how the business is going. It’s still very present, and very important in my life.”

Luke Bryan 2018 Farm Tour dates:

  • Sept. 27: Irwin, Ohio – Springfork Farms
  • Sept. 28: Pesotum, Illinois – Atkins Farm
  • Sept. 29: Boone, Iowa – Ziel Farm
  • Oct. 4: Archer, Florida – Whitehurst Cattle Company
  • Oct. 5: North Augusta, South Carolina – Misty Morning Farms
  • Oct. 6: Ringgold, Georgia – Doug Yates Farms

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian and Palazzo resorts. He promised to visit the restaurants to speak to employees.

The letter said Las Vegas Sands Corp., which owns both properties, was ending the business relationship. Sands Corp. issued a statement confirming the closure.

The move came days after police in New York confirmed an investigation into a woman's claim on "60 Minutes" that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005. Batali denies assaulting the woman.

A Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group representative said the company decided to close the Las Vegas restaurants before the "60 Minutes" report aired, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which is owned by the family of Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Batali stepped down in December from daily operations at his restaurant empire and cooking show "The Chew" after four women accused him of inappropriate touching over a period of 20 years.

Batali has apologized for those encounters.

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This story has been corrected to show that the closure date is July 27, not next month.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

Reaction to criminal charges filed against Harvey Weinsten

"I hope this gives hope to victims and survivors everywhere, that we are one step closer to justice. Because one win is a win for all of us." — Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, to The Associated Press. In a tweet: "We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you."

"Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell. We, the women, finally have real hope for justice" — Weinstein accuser Asia Argento, via Twitter. In another tweet: "What took you so long Harvey?"

"What's on the menu for #Weinstein @AsiaArgento" — Argento's friend, chef Anthony Bourdian, with an image of a prison menu, via Twitter.

"Toxic masculinity and misogyny can no longer be ignored or tolerated at the workplace or any other place in society. We stand with the brave women who came forward against Harvey Weinstein. We hope their courage will continue to inspire others to break their silence." — The Women's March, in a statement.

"#Justice..." — Weinstein accuser Mira Sorvino, via Twitter.

"It's been a long time coming and today my fellow victims and I rejoice and pray no one ever underestimates the power of women when we stand together + scream the truth #WeSpoke #MeToo #TimesUp #LockHimUp" — Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan, via Twitter.

"Dear Mira, I know how hard it was for you and the other women to risk so much to come forward with the details of one of your worst experiences -- but thank you thank you! Today is for you -- and also for the young women who would surely have become his next victims #Justice" — Actress Mia Farrow, who is also the mother of investigative journalist Ronan Farrow who helped break Weinstein story, addressing Mira Sorvino on Twitter.

"For every woman who spoke in this story, it's an incredible and unexpected moment." — Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Weinstein coverage in The New Yorker, on CNN.

"We're in the courtroom waiting for Weinstein. For so long he had his own private system --- fancy lawyers who paid to silence women, private investigators and spies. Now he answers to the same system as the rest of us." — Journalist Jodi Kantor, part of the team for The New York Times who broke Weinstein story, via Twitter.

"This is an emotional moment. We are relieved and grateful that justice is coming, but we also mourn the cases where it didn't." — Carrie Goldberg, attorney for Weinstein accuser Lucia Evans, in a statement to The Associated Press.

"Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood, and to the extent that there is bad behavior in that industry, that is not what this is about." — Weinstein attorney Benjamin Brafman, to reporters outside courthouse.

"Today is a day I never thought I'd see when I came forward 22 months ago alone. Thank you for listening to women." — Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who accused the late former Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, via Twitter.

"You sorry, Harvey?" — Shout from a throng of media as Weinstein walked into courthouse in handcuffs.

"Today a man whose actions were so egregious that they spawned a global reckoning has been taken into custody." — Time's Up, via Twitter. In second tweet: "Harvey Weinstein shattered the lives of an untold number of women. We stand with them, and remain in solidarity with women everywhere who have faced unsafe and abusive workplaces. We look forward to seeing justice prevail."

Alleged Weinstein victim: Tough part ahead with his defense

A woman who claims she was a victim of Harvey Weinstein in two incidents in the 1990s said alleged survivors she's in touch with feel "elated" at his surrender and arrest Friday, but predicted he'll now "play hard and dirty."

Louise Godbold, a British woman living in Los Angeles, said the phenomenon of global support that has sprung up with allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein and others "was the honeymoon."

"Now, I think the attack is going to begin," she said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Weinstein was charged in New York on Friday with rape and a criminal sex act in attacks on 2 women.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing around the globe. Weinstein denies ever engaging in non-consensual sex.

Godbold, 55, who runs a trauma-training NGO in Los Angeles, recalled two confrontations in 1991 with Weinstein, in New York and Los Angeles, where he allegedly exposed himself to her. At the time, she was in the film industry in Europe and trying to break into Hollywood. She had known Weinstein since the late 1980s through a friend, and went to him seeking an internship.

In his New York offices, Weinstein "put my hand on his crotch," then chased her to the elevator and kissed her in front of his staff, she claimed. At the Beverly Hills Hotel, Godbold claimed that Weinstein "asked me for a massage and presented himself naked and then tried to massage me."

Godbold went public with a partial account of her encounters with Weinstein when allegations were first published in the New York Times in October. Currently in France visiting family, she said she felt uncomfortable giving a full account of her Los Angeles encounter with Weinstein.

Godbold, now 55, said her cell phone lit up with messages from other alleged victims with Friday's developments, and "We're all elated."

She echoed numerous other women to explain why she did not press charges. "Unfortunately, I had been conditioned and socialized to believe that it was a horribly embarrassing gaffe. I wasn't raped." And, in the early 1990s, would police even take her seriously, she asked herself.

Despite the years, Godbold hasn't shaken what she describes as the traumatic recollections of a powerful man allegedly assaulting her, and she marveled at Friday's developments.

"Just the idea of him getting out of a police car with handcuffs is very satisfying because it makes it concrete," she said.

Now comes the tough part, Godbold said.

"We know that he has high-powered lawyers, that he's not above employing very dubious methods to extract information ," she said. "I think it's going to get dirty."

But the movement, #Metoo, that has grown out of women's pain is a "long overdue ... turning point" — and goes beyond sexual misconduct, Godbold said.

"It has given ... any victim the power to stand up and say 'No,'" she said. "We can't go back."

Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died.

The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67.

Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s and '80s, playing on albums by Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and others. He played drums on "Family Tradition," the breakthrough 1979 album of Hank Williams Jr.

Clark played his first paying gig at 14, going on to work in studios in Muscle Shoals and Nashville.

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame says he drummed on more than 30 gold and platinum albums touring with the Steve Miller Band, Journey and Pointer Sisters, among others.

Weinstein turns himself in holding 2 entertainment bios

Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies.

Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the late stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution." The Kazan book came out in 2005, the Rodgers and Hammerstein book this spring.

It was not immediately clear why he had those books, but public speculation focused on Kazan, who died in 2003. It's not hard to imagine that Weinstein, a self-described Hollywood outsider, relates to one of the entertainment industry's one most accomplished and notorious figures. Kazan was revered for directing the first Broadway productions of two of the country's greatest plays, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." He also directed the film adaptation of "Streetcar" and the Oscar-winning classic "On the Waterfront." He was widely praised for bringing Marlon Brando's Method style of acting to the screen.

But many remember him for his 1952 testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, when he named names of suspected Hollywood communists at a time many were losing work because of an industry blacklist. The anger had not subsided when Kazan was given an honorary Oscar in 1999. Some boycotted the ceremony and when Kazan approached the podium, after being introduced by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, such performers as Ed Harris and Nick Nolte sat grimly and didn't applaud. In his brief speech, Kazan offered no apologies.

The 1999 Oscars were notable for Weinstein, too: It was the night he won his only personal Academy Award, as producer of "Shakespeare In Love."

On Friday, Weinstein handed off the books at the police station, where he was booked quickly. An associate was carrying them when he left court a few hours later.

In an earlier time, both biographies would have been likely film projects for the disgraced movie mogul, who pleaded not guilty to charges he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex.

Weinstein was fired from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America following detailed allegations of harassment and abuse published by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October. Both outlets won Pulitzer Prizes for their reporting.

Robert Indiana's home, studio to be transformed into museum

Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn't open his island home to many strangers. That's going to change with his death.

Indiana's will calls for his Maine home and studio to be transformed into a museum and for his collection to be preserved and open to the public.

His attorney, James Brannan, filed the will in probate court on Friday in Rockland.

Indiana, whose "LOVE" series is instantly recognizable around the world, died on May 19 from respiratory failure at his Vinalhaven Island home.

Brannan declined Friday to place a figure on the artist's estate, but acknowledged that most of the value is in the artist's collection.

The attorney said it will take time and money to accomplish the late artist's goal because the Victorian home has fallen into disrepair.

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This story has been corrected to show that Indiana died on May 19, not May 29.

Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

Britain's Kensington Palace has given details of the newly created Coat of Arms for the former Meghan Markle — an honor which is accorded by tradition to the nobility.

The Coat of Arms for the Duchess of Sussex, as she is now formally known, includes symbols that invoke the former actress' background and look to her future.

It features a blue background that represents the Pacific Ocean and golden rays of sunshine reminiscent of California, her home state in America. The shield includes three quills, representing the power of words.

A collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, sit on the grass beneath the shield together with wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.

Officials said Meghan, who wed Prince Harry on May 19 in a spectacular ceremony at Windsor Castle, worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design.

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