American Sniper

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Movie Blog: Your 2015 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

An Oscar pool is an Oscar pool, and it’s not usually the big, headlining categories that count so much as the little, technical, specialty, “Birdman isn’t nominated here” categories. Those are the categories where making uneducated guesses will throw a big, gold-plated wrench into your plans to win that $7 prize at your Academy Awards party of choice.

02/20/2015

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Wife Of ‘American Sniper’ Author Speaking In Minn.

The wife of Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” will be in the Twin Cities Sunday evening.

02/08/2015

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Ventura Questions Chris Kyle’s Hero Status, Likens US To Nazi Germany

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is continuing his criticism of the movie and memoir, “American Sniper.” In an interview with Fox News Radio, Ventura disputed that the late U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle was a hero. He then likened the United States to Nazi Germany.

02/05/2015

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Ventura Won’t See ‘American Sniper'; Says Kyle Is No Hero

“American Sniper” is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. The former Navy SEAL won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie.

01/28/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-22-15 The WCCO Morning News-DAVE LEE

Click the link above to hear AMERICAN SNIPER’s Jim DeFelice and other highlights from Thursday’s show.

01/22/2015

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Kyle’s Widow Cancels Interviews For ‘American Sniper’

In the wake of the growing controversy over her late husband’s memoir, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has decided to stay out of the limelight. Taya Kyle has called off a number of interviews that were scheduled this week.

01/20/2015

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‘American Sniper’ Astounds With $105.3M Over MLK Weekend

Clint Eastwood’s R-rated Iraq War drama “American Sniper” opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.

01/19/2015

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What You Need To Know In Entertainment – January 2015

January always marks a fresh new start to the year and with it, a plethora of new events, festivals, shows, and films worth checking out.

01/09/2015

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‘Sniper’ Estate To Appeal Ventura Defamation Verdict

The estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle is seeking an appeal after a federal jury ruled in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a defamation case.

12/23/2014

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‘American Sniper’ Widow Says She Has To Pay Ventura

The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle says she’ll have to pay lawsuit damages to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura out of her own pocket. Ventura won the lawsuit in July after he claimed he was defamed by Kyle’s book. Taya Kyle says she’s on the hook for most of the $1.8 million in damages awarded to the former Minnesota governor.

12/19/2014

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Judge Rejects Kyle Widow’s Request For New Trial

A judge has rejected a request from the widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or set aside a jury’s verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura was awarded $1.8 million a defamation claim against Kyle.

11/26/2014

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‘Sniper’ Author’s Widow Seeks Ventura Case Retrial

The widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury’s verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.

09/04/2014

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Ventura: Just Because She’s A Widow Doesn’t Mean She Can Profit From Slander

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name.

08/05/2014

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Ventura: I’m Vindicated, But This Is No Victory

Jesse Ventura spoke out this week after winning a defamation lawsuit against a best-selling book author. The former Minnesota governor says he’s “rejuvenated” by the victory in federal court Tuesday.

07/30/2014

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Jesse Ventura’s Image And Legal Battles Not Over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle’s autobiography.

07/30/2014

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What’s Next After The Ruling In The Ventura Case

Despite Tuesday’s verdict, the widow and family of Chris Kyle have to decide if they want to continue the defamation case won by Jesse Ventura against the woman’s late husband.

07/30/2014

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Jesse Ventura: ‘My Reputation Is Restored Now’

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says his reputation is restored. A federal jury Tuesday sided with him in his defamation lawsuit.

07/29/2014

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Ventura Attorney: $1.8M Award Was Fair

An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.

07/29/2014

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Ventura Wins ‘American Sniper’ Defamation Case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.

07/29/2014

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Jesse Ventura Wins Defamation Case! Vote In Dave Lee’s Poll

Did the jury get it right Tuesday in St. Paul?

07/29/2014

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Jury Can’t Reach Verdict In Ventura Defamation Case

The jury told the judge early Monday afternoon it could not reach a unanimous verdict in the Jesse Ventura defamation lawsuit trial. The judge told the jury to give it one more chance or the case would need to be retried.

07/28/2014

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Day 4 Of Deliberation In Ventura Trial Ends With No Verdict

The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of “American Sniper” has ended the week without a verdict. Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday.

07/25/2014

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Day 3 Of Deliberations Ends In Ventura Lawsuit

A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday. Altogether, the jury has deliberated for about 19 hours since midday Tuesday.

07/24/2014

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Jurors Start Considering Ventura Defamation Case

An attorney for the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in Kyle’s book. Ventura accused Kyle of making up a story in which he said he punched Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made remarks critical of Navy SEALs.

07/22/2014

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Closing Arguments For Ventura Trial Set For Tuesday

Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in the Jesse Ventura defamation trial. The former Governor says he was defamed by the book “American Sniper”, which claims he was “punched out” in a California bar for making offensive comments, an incident Ventura says never happened.

07/21/2014

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