News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:06 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 'Wild' actresses earn Academy Award nominations http://kobi5.com/news/item/big-day-for-movie-wild.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/big-day-for-movie-wild.html 'Wild' actresses earn Academy Award nominations

It was big day in Hollywood as nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced.

It was also a big day for the move "Wild" and its two main actresses. Reese Witherspoon was nominated for best actress and Laura Dern for best supporting actress. The movie is based on Portland author Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her journey along the pacific crest trail.

Witherspoon plays Strayed in the movie and Dern plays her mother; several scenes were shot in Oregon and even some in Ashland.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:32:58 -0800
Golden Globes: A night of surprises http://kobi5.com/news/item/golden-globes-a-night-of-surprises.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/golden-globes-a-night-of-surprises.html Golden Globes: A night of surprises

(NBC News)  "Boyhood", a movie about growing up that took a dozen years to film came of age at the Golden Globes Sunday night.  The film won Best Drama, Best Supporting

Actress for Patricia Arquette and Best Director for Richard Linklater.

The night was full of upsets.

"Transparent", the Amazon.com series about a transgender parent won Best Comedy and Best Actor for star Jeffrey Tambor, while Gina Rodriguez of first year series "Jane the Virgin" beat

out veterans including Julia Louis Dreyfus for Best Actress.

Another first year series, "The Affair", came away with Best TV Drama and Best Actress for one of its stars, Ruth Wilson.   

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:24:14 -0800
Golden Globes: third time a charm? http://kobi5.com/news/item/golden-globes-third-time-a-charm.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/golden-globes-third-time-a-charm.html Golden Globes: third time a charm?

(NBC)  The third time might be a charm, but the first two times hosting the Golden Globes went pretty well for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

"I think there should be a Hunger Games style thing, where we put people through challenges. To see who wants it the most," Poehler says.

Less challenging will be finding targets for the hosts' humor.

"Is the Hollywood Foreign Press off limits? No, I think they have a good sense of humor about themselves,"  Poehler says.

"A lot of them are sleep by the time the broadcast starts. A few of them are ghosts," Fey jokingly adds.

Which raises the spectre of even higher spirits Sunday night.

The Golden Globes coverage starts with the red carpet pre-show Sunday at 7pm Eastern.  The awards themselves get underway at 8.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:25:58 -0800
Sony scraps "The Interview" http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sony-scraps-the-interview.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sony-scraps-the-interview.html Sony scraps

(KUSA) Sony Pictures has announced it will not move forward with its planned release of "The Interview."

The announcement comes after five of the country's top movie theater chains announced they would not show the film because of terrorist threats.

AMC, Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex entertainment all refused to show the film after the group claiming responsibility for hacking Sony's computer systems threatened violence at theaters showing the movie.

"The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists recruited by the C.I.A. to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:40:57 -0800
I've got good news and good news http://kobi5.com/news/item/i-ve-got-good-news-and-good-news.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/i-ve-got-good-news-and-good-news.html I've got good news and good news

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon -- To counter all the bad news being reported around the world, The Tonight Show asked local NBC news anchors across the U.S. to report stories that make us happy. 

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:51:43 -0700
Comedy queen turned fashion critic Joan Rivers dies at 81 http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/joan-rivers-comedy-queen-turned-fashion-critic-dies.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/joan-rivers-comedy-queen-turned-fashion-critic-dies.html Comedy queen turned fashion critic Joan Rivers dies at 81

(KGW) -- Joan Rivers, the pioneering queen of comedy, who overcame tragedy and disappointment to transform herself in late life into a comic scourge of the red carpet, has died, according to her daughter, Melissa Rivers. She was 81.

She died today at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she was rushed after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords at an endoscopy clinic on Aug.28.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a statement today. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."

Joan Rivers had been unconscious and on life support, in critical but stable condition, for a week. She was stable enough to be moved out of intensive care into a private room yesterday.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:32:20 -0700
Six Flags announces 4D roller coaster: Batman The Ride http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/six-flags-announces-4d-roller-coaster-batman-the-ride.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/six-flags-announces-4d-roller-coaster-batman-the-ride.html

San Antonio, Tex. -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans Friday,  to debut what they are calling, "the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history," BATMAN: The Ride.

The roller coaster featuring two “beyond-90-degree drops and six 360-degree spins” will be the world’s first 4D Free Spin roller coaster.

"Every year we continue to provide more and more innovative technology and excitement for our park guests and season pass holders. BATMAN: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track," said park president Martin Bozer.

The ride is scheduled to open in 2015.

 

 

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:51:35 -0700
Miley Cyrus' homeless VMA date from Oregon posts bail http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-homeless-man-turns-himself-in.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-homeless-man-turns-himself-in.html Miley Cyrus' homeless VMA date from Oregon posts bail

Dallas, Ore. --- The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV video music awards and who had been sought for an outstanding warrant in Oregon, turned himself in and posted bail.

Jesse Helt turned himself in to the Polk County jail in Dallas, Oregon Thursday night. The 22-year old was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted a $2,500 bail.

Court records show that Helt plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass several years ago and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation.

The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated his probation.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:41:17 -0700
"The Simpson's" mural unveiled in Springfield http://kobi5.com/news/item/the-simpson-s-mural-springfield-oregon.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/the-simpson-s-mural-springfield-oregon.html

Springfield, Ore. --- Monday was an iconic day for the city of Springfield, Oregon, as it unveiled a mural downtown that honors "The Simpsons."

For over two decades, one family has been embraced all over the world and today, that family came to life in Springfield.

Jess Stafford, Springfield resident said “it's wonderful; it's wonderful, I have grown up on The Simpsons my entire life, my favorite not just cartoon, but TV sitcom and what better way to introduce my kids that are younger to such a fantastic American icon."

Stafford and her family joined the hundreds who gathered at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield for the highly anticipated unveiling of The Simpsons mural on the west side of the Emerald Arts Center.

Stafford's reaction to the mural, “it's gorgeous, it's beautiful, I love it, it captures parts of our real Springfield incorporated with Simpsons’ Springfield so I like it”.

Leda Hermecz who also lives in Springfield said, “the mural is absolutely gorgeous, I've driven by it twice a day for the past 3 days."

Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson also brought comfort to many Oregonians

Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson: “there's a lot of pressure here, hoping to bring the Simpsons home, you guys probably have a bit of a leg up because Matt G. is from Springfield, and of course you had the genius idea of putting a mural on a wall where everybody could come and see it, so you win."

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:34:18 -0700
The emmys: and the winners are... http://kobi5.com/news/item/the-emmys-and-the-winners-are.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/the-emmys-and-the-winners-are.html The emmys: and the winners are...

(NBC News)  The Emmy Awards honored TV's best shows and performances Monday night, and there was a ring of familiarity to the proceedings.

"Breaking Bad" went out on a high note, with a second straight win as Best Drama.

That kindness extended to series co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, who won Best Supporting acting honors, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who won Best Actor for the second straight year and fourth time overall.

Meanwhile "Modern Family", the reigning champ as Best Comedy, tied a record with its fifth straight win.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:06:39 -0700