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37th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

09/04/2014

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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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Barkhad Abdi Wins British Academy Award

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali immigrant who was a Twin Cities limo driver before playing a pirate in “Captain Phillips,” won an award at the British Academy Awards over the weekend. Abdi was named best supporting actor, edging Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” and Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle.”

02/17/2014

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12-20-13 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to listen to the Podcast of Dave’s final conversation with John Rash.

12/20/2013

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MN Actor Gets Golden Globe Nod For ‘Phillips’

A Somali actor from Minnesota who made his acting debut in the Tom Hanks’ movie “Captain Phillips” has received a Golden Globes supporting actor nomination. Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota portray pirates who hijack an American cargo ship.

12/12/2013

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Movie Blog: Tom Hanks Grounds ‘Captain Phillips’

There is a refrain, almost a mantra shared between the two leads in Paul Greengrass’s (United 93) new docudrama Captain Phillips, which depicts the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. ship to have been seized by pirates in over two centuries.

10/11/2013

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MN Actors Bask In Glow Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Premiere

When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean.

10/10/2013

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Local Actor Talks About Role In ‘Capt. Phillips’

A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn’t opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.

10/06/2013

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Rookie Mpls. Actor Now An Oscar Contender In ‘Captain Phillips’

A rookie actor from the Twin Cities — who is relatively unknown right now — is about to become very famous starting next week.

10/02/2013

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‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

04/30/2013

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Best Local Standup Comics & Comedians From Around MN

A surprisingly large number of comedians call Minnesota their home.

02/25/2013

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Movie Blog: Nutty ‘Cloud Atlas’ Lacks Oxygen

How often can you say that an “A” for effort is attached to an “F” for achievement? Cloud Atlas comes close enough to earning both those marks to incite genuine awe. If this isn’t my favorite terrible movie of the year, may Tom Hanks toss me from a balcony window.

10/26/2012

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Movie Blog: ‘Extremely Loud’ And Just Plain Loud

A few quick notes on the movies I covered in my Friday movie segment this week.

01/20/2012

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Somalis Sought In Mpls. For Tom Hanks Movie

Sony Pictures is seeking Somalis in Minneapolis to appear in a new Tom Hanks movie, “Capt. Phillips.”

11/04/2011

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Tom Hanks On David Letterman

Tom Hanks joined David Letterman last night. Check out a few of the clips of the interview. Tom talks about Ron Howard.

06/29/2011

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