BringMeTheNews introduces Entertainment & Arts section


If you want the latest word on big-name artists coming to Minnesota or the most comprehensive review of the hottest stage show, BringMeTheNews has you covered.

Now in addition to the latest news, business and sports headlines from around the state, readers can find all of Minnesota's latest Entertainment and Arts news in a new section at

We bring you the latest in concerts, comedy, music, movies and theater, plus original interviews with Hollywood celebrities from BringMeTheNews' veteran film critic Tim Lammers.

There's no need to scour multiple sources for entertainment news. We'll pull together the latest headlines from the best media sources across the state and provide you the information you need to know right in one place.

Here's a recent sampling:

Shakespeare continues at Guthrie, wraps up at Ordway

Fridley native's 'Drop Dead Diva' brought back to life at Lifetime

Back to the Future for Minnesota-born film star

Louie Anderson Belly Flops in new Splash preview

Alexandria native wins best male lead at independent Spirit Awards

Readers every day will get their fix of a variety of Minnesota-centric entertainment news headlines. You'll read and see video of things like Prince's recent smashing performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"; you'll find out what the Coen brothers are working on next; and keep up with what's going on with Minnesotans in the entertainment industry.

You'll also find what you need to know about upcoming concerts in Minnesota, from Beyonce and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, to Alice Cooper and Kenny Chesney; as well as major touring theater productions like "The Book of Mormon."

Also here, you'll find the latest on Minnesota's renewed efforts to bring more film productions back to the state, recent productions and what's in the works; and get the scoop on which celebrities are planning appearances in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

In addition, BringMeTheNews Entertainment & Arts will feature original interviews, in which Hollywood's A-list celebrities share their Minnesota stories with Lammers, like Oscar winner Helen Mirren recalling the story of how she got drunk – and got a tattoo – in northern Minnesota; about Kevin James and his desire to make "Mall Cop 2" at the Mall of America; and Oscar winner Emma Thompson praising the state for its cultural diversity.

Other original content includes Lammers' weekly movie reviews.

You will also find Q & A's with stars of upcoming films in theaters and home video. This week, Lammers interviewed James Franco, the star of "Oz the Great and Powerful," and next week, expect interviews with "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi.

Sit back and enjoy the show – and stay tuned to BringMeTheNews new Entertainment & Arts section.

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