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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jill Scott rocks sassy new look, music at Essence

Jill Scott rocks sassy new look, music at EssencePhoto credit: AP | Kanye West performs at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP) -- Neo-soul artist Jill Scott brought a sassy new look, more
Newsday (subscription) ( 7/2/2011 11:00:39 PM -08:00 )

Jill Scott rocks sassy new look, music at Essence
Jill Scott rocks sassy new look, music at EssenceNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Neo-soul artist Jill Scott brought a sassy new look, new music and a surprise performance Saturday night with soul-singer Anthony Hamilton on the second day of the Essence Music Festival. Scott performed some of her timeless hits more
The Associated Press ( 7/2/2011 9:40:00 PM -08:00 )

Essence Music Festival kicks off
Essence Music Festival kicks offNEW ORLEANS --- From harmonious Boyz at the beginning to heavenly Jennifer Hudson in prime time to hot and heavy Usher in the midnight hour, the 17th Essence Music Festival rocked the Super Dome with six decades worth of prime R&B and urban pop. more
USA Today ( 7/2/2011 4:30:36 AM -08:00 )

Usher headlining 'Essence' Music Festival tonight -- PHOTOS
R&B superstar Usher is headlining tonight's concerts at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans at the Lousiana Superdome. At left, you can see a shot from his sound check for tonight's performance. The Friday main stage show are also more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/1/2011 4:06:21 PM -08:00 )

Usher, Kanye and J.Hud head to Essence Fest
There will be plenty of fireworks this weekend, but they'll be on stage as the Essence Music Festival heads back to New Orleans, once again bringing out top-notch entertainment. The festival, celebrating its 17th anniversary, is focusing on an entire more
CNN (blog) ( 7/1/2011 1:59:16 PM -08:00 )

Essence Music Festival kicks off in New Orleans, 400000 attendees expected
The sounds of bounce music and hip-hop pouring out of every club on Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Thursday evening wasn't necessarily an unfamiliar sight. Neither were the tourists clutching frozen alcohol concoctions as they gawked at invitations more
Los Angeles Times (blog) ( 7/1/2011 1:22:31 PM -08:00 )

3 days of music, fun as Essence festival kicks off
NEW ORLEANS -- The Essence Music Festival officially kicked off its 17th annual celebration of black culture and music Thursday with the traditional sounds of New Orleans' own Rebirth Brass Band leading the more
Forbes ( 7/1/2011 7:21:24 AM -08:00 )

Music Festival Tunes Into Social Transformation
by NPR Staff The Essence Music Festival launches in New Orleans today and expects to draw in 400000 people. This year's theme is "The Roots of R&B." Guests can expect performances and discussions from some of America's biggest names, including Soledad more
NPR ( 7/1/2011 7:03:02 AM -08:00 )

Essence Music Festival
As if seeing New Edition reunite after 30 years isn't enough, fans of hip-hop and R&B can catch a slew of other stellar old – and newer – musicians' performances over fourth of July weekend at the Essence Music Festival. From start to finish of the more
People Magazine ( 6/30/2011 3:46:15 PM -08:00 )

Coca-Cola(R) Jazzes Up the ESSENCE Music Festival(TM) with $125000 in
NEW ORLEANS, Jun 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- And the party continues. The Coca-Cola Company is swinging down to the "Big Easy" this week to continue its yearlong, 125th anniversary celebration at the ESSENCE Music Festival. As part of the festivities, more
MarketWatch (press release) ( 6/30/2011 3:34:31 PM -08:00 )

New Edition plans to reunite at Essence Music Festival
Bobby Brown said he and his fellow band members are optimistic about the reunion despite failed attempts in the past. (PEOPLE.com) -- After 30 years of albums, turmoil and solo projects, New Edition is finally reuniting July more
CNN ( 6/29/2011 1:06:29 PM -08:00 )

Kanye West Rocks The Stage At The Essence Music Festival [Photos]
Kanye West capped off Day 2 of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans with an unforgettable evening of some of his greatest hits. Ye, who's been playing festivals around the world, performed a similar set to Coachella, opening with “POWER” against a more
Hip-Hop Wired ( 7/3/2011 5:46:07 AM -08:00 )

Essence Music Festival gives New Orleans tourism industry a boost
Essence Music Festival gives New Orleans tourism industry a boostBy Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune As the 2011 Essence Music Festival comes to a close, the annual event looks to have improved on what already has been a relatively good summer for the hospitality industry, despite summer's claim as the slowest more
NOLA.com ( 7/3/2011 5:11:35 AM -08:00 )

Essence Music Festival, Mandeville Seafood Festival and Uncle Sam Jam and more
Essence Music Festival, Mandeville Seafood Festival and Uncle Sam Jam and moreBy Mark Lorando, The Times-Picayune Essence Fest empowerment seminars and star-studded music concerts, along with fireworks and music at several area festivals top the list of must-do events in the New Orleans area today. more
NOLA.com ( 7/3/2011 2:06:11 AM -08:00 )

Essence of Usher enthralls NO
Usher performs with a dancer at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans Saturday. / Gerald Herbert/The Associated Press Usher helped kick off the Essence Music Festival with an opening night concert that began with him soaring above the more
Jackson Clarion Ledger ( 7/2/2011 10:49:41 PM -08:00 )

EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-scenes at 365Black Awards Essence Musical Festival
The 2011 365Black Awards, held last night in New Orleans, kicked-off the 2011 Essence Music Festival Weekend and we have exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes video of this year's recipients. Honorees included multi-platinum recording artist, more
Examiner.com ( 7/2/2011 3:08:17 PM -08:00 )

Usher sings, dances well into morning at Essence
AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Usher helped kick off the Essence Music Festival with an opening night concert that began with him soaring above the Louisiana Superdome crowd on a rising platform as plumes of smoke heralded the beginning of a more
WXVT ( 7/2/2011 12:05:16 PM -08:00 )

Usher enters Essence Music Festival on sky stage: Fans get a view (Video)
Usher headlined the Essence Music Festival on Friday night in New Orleans. The popular entertainer was the final act for the evening as Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and others hit the stages at the show prior for the first of three days of the music more
Examiner.com ( 7/2/2011 11:52:50 AM -08:00 )

Usher Hit 1000 Crunches Before His Set At Essence Music Festival (PHOTOS)
Usher Hit 1000 Crunches Before His Set At Essence Music Festival (PHOTOS)By Blog Xilla 21 hours 57 min ago The Essence Music Festival kicked off last night to a big bang and this is my first time checking out the festivities that take place in New Orleans, LA. Tonight, Usher closed out the show like only Usher can. more
Global Grind ( 7/2/2011 11:27:07 AM -08:00 )

Jennifer Hudson, Taraji, Fantasia And More Rock Essence Music Fest! (PHOTOS)
By GlobalGrind Staff 11 hours 33 min ago Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia and Tika Sumpter were just some of the beauties who showed their faces, and beauty down in New Orleans, LA during Essence Music Festival this weekend. more
Global Grind ( 7/2/2011 9:19:07 AM -08:00 )

Cheers, jeers greet Will and Kate in Montreal

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, take part in a tour of the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal July 2, 2011. Prince William and his wife more
Vancouver Sun ( 7/2/2011 7:24:13 PM -08:00 )

Wills and Kate plant tree in royal tradition
by reporter, Sunday Mirror 3/07/2011 WILLS and Kate followed the royal tradition of planting a tree at Rideau Hall, the home of Canada's governor general. They planted an eastern hemlock in the shadow of a pin oak planted by William's parents Prince more
Mirror.co.uk ( 7/2/2011 7:21:26 PM -08:00 )

Wills and Kate comfort cancer victim
by reporter, Sunday Mirror 3/07/2011 THE royal couple brought comfort yesterday to a cancer victim who has only 12 weeks to live. In scenes that echoed the work of Princess Diana, the newlyweds bent to speak to wheelchair-bound Terry Joyce, 47, more
Mirror.co.uk ( 7/2/2011 7:21:05 PM -08:00 )

Will and Kate turn on personal charm in tour's quieter moments
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile as they arrive on board HMCS Montreal in Montreal, July 2, 2011. OTTAWA — Terry Joyce braced himself on a walker, his legs too weak to support his weight, as the Duke and more
Vancouver Sun ( 7/2/2011 7:13:45 PM -08:00 )

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Sainte Justine Hospital
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre on the third day of the Royal Tour in Montreal. more
The Montreal Gazette ( 7/2/2011 6:56:12 PM -08:00 )

Prince William and Kate Middleton bid Montreal au revoir
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, board the Quebec City-bound HMCS Montreal on Saturday night. MONTREAL - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's whirlwind visit to more
Montreal Gazette ( 7/2/2011 6:55:34 PM -08:00 )

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Institute de tourisme et
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, arrive at Montreal's institute de tourisme et hotellerie du Quebec on Saturday July 2, 2011. The 42 room training hotel was founded in 1968. Canada is the first stop on the more
The Montreal Gazette ( 7/2/2011 6:50:43 PM -08:00 )

Duchess 'reveals fears for William'
The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted she fears for Prince William's safety every time he embarks on a search-and-rescue helicopter mission. Kate made the confession to a fellow service wife during the couple's first official visit to Canada, more
Belfast Telegraph ( 7/2/2011 6:43:27 PM -08:00 )

Crowds bicker outside Ste. Justine Hospital
Royal watchers gather to greet Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke of Duchess of Cambridge, outside l'Institut de tourisme and d'hôtellerie du Québec in Montreal on Saturday. more
Montreal Gazette ( 7/2/2011 6:35:33 PM -08:00 )

Young girl offers gift to 'the beautiful princess'
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talks to a young girl in a children's cancer ward as she visits Ste. Justine University Hospital on July 2, 2011. MONTREAL - After easily wooing crowds of enthusiasts in Ottawa over the last couple of days, more
Montreal Gazette ( 7/2/2011 6:35:32 PM -08:00 )

Boos greet royal couple in Quebec
Anti-monarchist protesters greeted Britain's Prince William and Catherine today as the royal newlyweds' tour of Canada arrived in French-speaking Quebec. Groups supporting Quebec nationalism reminded onlookers the monarchy is still a touchy subject in more
TVNZ ( 7/2/2011 6:35:31 PM -08:00 )

William and Kate greeted by protesters in Montreal
Protesters chant outside Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on Saturday. MONTREAL—A woman in a blue dress and bandana was listing the historical misdeeds of the British monarchy more
Toronto Star ( 7/2/2011 6:19:45 PM -08:00 )

In Pictures: Quebec doesn't know how to feel about Will and Kate
In Pictures: Quebec doesnMembers of the crowd smile as they wait to catch a glimpse of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they visit the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institue in Montreal, Saturday, July 2, 2011. Police stand next to a protestor as The Duke and Duchess of more
Globe and Mail ( 7/2/2011 6:05:50 PM -08:00 )

Kelly Egan: A story that still entrances
We drove all night, waited all day, even passing out in the sun, shouted “we love you” in their general direction, sang spontaneously, cheered, cried, wore gaudy red clothing and carried crude more
Ottawa Citizen ( 7/2/2011 5:41:13 PM -08:00 )

Royal couple visits veterans and war brides
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to visit the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on July 2, 2011. (JOHN MAJOR/QMI AGENCY) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on July 2, more
London Free Press ( 7/2/2011 5:31:50 PM -08:00 )

Prince William, Kate greeted by protesters
Prince William, Kate greeted by protestersPhoto credit: AP | William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share a laugh after signing a guest book at a citizenship ceremony Friday, July 1, 2011 in Gatineau, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, more
Newsday (subscription) ( 7/2/2011 5:28:41 PM -08:00 )

William, Kate met with protest in Montreal
DOZENS of anti-monarchists protested the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a Montreal children's hospital yesterday during the royals' tour of Canada. The protesters were outnumbered, however, by hundreds of well-wishers at the more
Herald Sun ( 7/2/2011 5:14:16 PM -08:00 )

William, Kate plant tree symbolising 'love and marriage' in Canada
Prince William and bride Catherine planted a tree in Canada symbolising their everlasting love and marriage. The Duchess of Cambridge helps plant a tree symbolising everlasting love and marriage. Picture: AP Source: AP Prince William takes his turn. more
Herald Sun ( 7/2/2011 4:51:12 PM -08:00 )

Prince William, Kate greeted by protesters in Quebec
AP Montreal • Prince William and Kate were met by a small group of protesters Saturday in the French-speaking province of Quebec as the royal couple visited a children's hospital during a nine-day journey through Canada on their first more
Salt Lake Tribune ( 7/2/2011 4:50:29 PM -08:00 )

Graeme Hamilton: Protestors spoil Royal arrival in Quebec
Protesters demonstrate against the the royal visit by Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, during a demonstration organized by the pro-independence The Mouvement pacifique pour líindependance du Quebec Saturday more
National Post (blog) ( 7/2/2011 4:35:17 PM -08:00 )

Escaped Baboon Caught

The fugitive baboon of central New Jersey was captured Saturday after she was spotted sitting on a fence post on a farm in Howell Township. A crew from Six Flags Great Adventure park, in adjacent Jackson Township, arrived at the more
Newsday (subscription) ( 7/2/2011 6:01:52 PM -08:00 )

Captured baboon belongs to Great Adventure safari, park officials say
Captured baboon belongs to Great Adventure safari, park officials sayBy Star-Ledger Staff Enlarge Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger The baboon was found on Fairfield Road. in Howell. It was tranquilized and put into a cage by a Six Flags Great Adventure official and Howell police officers. (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger). more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 7/2/2011 5:04:44 PM -08:00 )

Theme park baboon goes on the run
A baboon has been reported roaming the streets and gardens of a town in New Jersey. Police have received more than a dozen reported sightings and warned residents in the town of Jackson to stay inside. Officials believe the animal escaped from a more
The Independent ( 7/2/2011 3:32:00 PM -08:00 )

Wayward baboon, likely from park, captured in NJ
By AP (AP) -- A wayward baboon that apparently escaped from an amusement park and became a mini-celebrity -- appearing at a golf course and being followed on Twitter -- was captured Saturday after spending three days on the lam. more
Newsday (subscription) ( 7/2/2011 2:11:58 PM -08:00 )

Escaped baboon, spotted in Jackson and Freehold, remains missing
Escaped baboon, spotted in Jackson and Freehold, remains missingBy Star-Ledger Staff Star-Ledger File PhotoA young baboon with its mother at Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari in Jackson Township. A baboon, assumed to have escaped from Six Flags, was spotted in various parts of Jackson throughout the day, more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 7/1/2011 5:31:27 PM -08:00 )

Baboon on the loose! Monkey spotted roaming in New Jersey after possible
Baboon on the loose! Monkey spotted roaming in New Jersey after possibleBy Daily Mail Reporter An olive baboon has been spotted wandering the highways and backyards of New Jersey triggering more than a dozen calls to police, authorities said today. The animal is thought to have escaped from the Six Flags Great Adventure more
Daily Mail ( 7/1/2011 3:39:13 PM -08:00 )

Baboon on the loose spotted on highways, backyards in New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A baboon wandering the highways and backyards of New Jersey has triggered more than a dozen calls to police by concerned citizens, authorities said on Friday. The animal may have escaped from the 350-acre more
Reuters ( 7/1/2011 12:06:27 PM -08:00 )

Have you seen this monkey? Authorities searching for baboon allegedly prowling
Have you seen this monkey? Authorities searching for baboon allegedly prowlingPolice have received reports of five separate baboon sightings in the past two days from residents around the Six Flags Great Adventure Monkey Jungle. Because all of the sightings occurred around the Monkey Jungle in Jackson, more
New York Daily News ( 7/1/2011 11:37:00 AM -08:00 )

Baboon still on the loose in Jackson, residents say
Baboon still on the loose in Jackson, residents sayBy Julia Terruso/The Star-Ledger Getty ImagesFour Jackson residents have now reported seeing a baboon in their town. Above, a male baboon shows off his canine teeth in South Africa in this file photo. JACKSON — Two Jackson residents reported backyard more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 7/1/2011 7:33:33 AM -08:00 )

Baboon, possibly from amusement park, on run in NJ
JACKSON, NJ (AP) — A baboon is on the loose in New Jersey. Police say they received two calls Thursday afternoon from people who saw the monkey. One came from a driver who said the animal was near Interstate 195. The second came from a woman who said a more
The Associated Press ( 7/1/2011 2:40:00 AM -08:00 )

Escaped Baboon Caught
The baboon who escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure last Thursday was finally captured on Saturday. After a three-day dragnet, authorities at last collared a baboon on the loose from Six Flags amusement park. more
NBC Philadelphia ( 7/2/2011 7:14:48 PM -08:00 )

Baboon caught in Howell, tranquilized, taken to quarantine at Great Adventure
Loose Baboon Search (7/1/11): The second day of searching for a baboon on the loose leads to Freehold Township. STAFF VIDEO BY THOMAS P. COSTELLO HOWELL — An adolescent baboon, believed to be the one that has been loose in the area since at least more
Asbury Park Press ( 7/2/2011 6:07:28 PM -08:00 )

UPDATE: Six Flags Baboon Captured in Howell; Taken For Evaluation
After several days on the run, a baboon that escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure was captured in Howell on Saturday afternoon. The Howell Township Police Department confirmed that the animal was caught by more
Patch.com ( 7/2/2011 5:55:13 PM -08:00 )

Baboon captured in New Jersey
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ, July 2 (UPI) -- A young female baboon's taste of freedom ended Saturday afternoon when it was tranquilized and captured in Howell Township, NJ, officials said. The approximately 2-year-old primate was taken to Six Flags Wild Safari more
UPI.com ( 7/2/2011 5:34:02 PM -08:00 )

New Jersey police capture escaped Six Flags baboon
By New York Post HOWELL, NJ -- The escaped baboon who went on a wild run through the suburbs of New Jersey was finally nabbed Saturday at a horse farm. The mischievous monkey was brought down at around 2:30pm ET with a tranquilizer dart on the Hosie more
Pocono Record ( 7/2/2011 3:01:53 PM -08:00 )

Park Staff Capture Escaped Baboon
Crews geared up for the big crowds and fireworks show in Red Bank, New Jersey. … HOWELL, NJ - The runway baboon that had escaped from a theme park was captured by the Great Adventure Park officials Saturday afternoon. An olive baboon escaped from the more
myfoxny.com ( 7/2/2011 2:28:35 PM -08:00 )

Police pursue rogue baboon in New Jersey
Police are on the hunt for a rogue baboon in New Jersey which is believed to have escaped from a local theme park. The young animal is thought to have escaped from the Six Flags Great Adventure park new Jackson, more
Digital Spy ( 7/2/2011 2:26:49 PM -08:00 )

Baboon on the Lam Nabbed in NJ
For three days, New Jersey had a baboon on the loose—until the distinctively-derriered animal was captured on a farm Saturday. Wherever it came from, locals have been chronicling its adventures, misadventures and visits to their homes for more
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth ( 7/2/2011 1:23:14 PM -08:00 )

Baboon Captured in New Jersey, No Longer Roaming the Streets
Baboon captured in New Jersey! That's right, there was a baboon on the loose roaming the New Jersey streets for the past few days - quite an unexpected sighting, no? The animal was first spotted on Thursday along Interstate 195, and then later in the more
Gather.com ( 7/2/2011 1:22:37 PM -08:00 )

Baboon Captured after Three Days in New Jersey
Max Read — After a three-day adventure in the wilds of New Jersey, officials were able to tranquilize and capture a baboon that had escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure. The monkey seems to have had a grand adventure, traveling across backyards, more
Gawker ( 7/2/2011 1:17:05 PM -08:00 )

Larry Crowne – Film Review

Tom Hanks says turning his hand to directing has been much more gruelling than being a film star. As well as co-writing the script and directing the movie, the Forrest Gump and Toy Story star plays the eponymous hero in Larry Crowne. more
Belfast Telegraph ( 7/2/2011 5:26:25 PM -08:00 )

Larry Crowne – review
Larry Crowne – reviewJulia Roberts and Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne: 'These smug stars now exude an arrogant laziness.' Photograph: Bruce Talamon From its jaunty, split-screen opening montage to its back-projected, scooter-riding closing credits, Larry Crowne has the air of a more
The Guardian ( 7/2/2011 3:06:20 PM -08:00 )

Tom Hanks' Best Movies (PHOTOS)
When it comes to Tom Hanks, movie critics are certain of two things: 1. he's forged a brilliant career filled with monumental, all-time classics films, and 2. "Larry Crowne" is not one of them. Hanks' newest film, which he wrote, directed and starred more
Huffington Post ( 7/2/2011 4:18:34 AM -08:00 )

Nia Vardalos: My big fat Greek secret about Tom Hanks
Nia Vardalos: My big fat Greek secret about Tom HanksLike any good, never-toot-your-own-horn Canadian, Nia Vardalos has always been loath to discuss her long-standing friendship with mentor Tom “the-most-beloved-man-in-Hollywood” Hanks. Since they met over a decade ago, the two have collaborated on more
Globe and Mail ( 7/2/2011 2:07:48 AM -08:00 )

Mild comedy rules 'Crowne'
“LARRY CROWNE” Rated PG-13. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters.: B Undeniably slight, if also undeniably sweet, “Larry Crowne” is a romantic-comedy with a twist: its hero and heroine are pushing more
Boston Herald ( 7/1/2011 8:26:13 PM -08:00 )

'Larry Crowne' is the king of nice
A review of "Larry Crowne," an upbeat fantasy about an everyday Joe, played by Tom Hanks. Julia Roberts co-stars. By Moira Macdonald BRUCE TALAMON / AP Julia Roberts, left, and Tom Hanks turn the hard knocks of life into an upbeat fantasy in "Larry more
The Seattle Times ( 7/1/2011 7:55:23 PM -08:00 )

How To Write A Movie With Tom Hanks
Nia Vardalos loves a free lunch. In fact, it was at a birthday party for Gary Goetzman, a well-known Hollywood producer, that Tom Hanks pulled Vardalos aside and pitched her his idea for a new film. Five years later, the script more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/1/2011 1:00:39 PM -08:00 )

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts Talk 'Larry Crowne,' Friendship And MTV
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts' new movie, "Larry Crowne," is, in a nutshell, about a middle-aged man who, after constantly being looked over for managerial promotions at work due to his lack of college degree, enrolls himself more
MTV.com ( 7/1/2011 11:29:01 AM -08:00 )

Critics agree: Michael Bay is better than Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts
There's no question Michael Bay can crush giant robots. Now the “Transformers” director has flattened Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. While reviews for Bay's “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” were scarcely glowing, they were nonetheless superior on average more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/1/2011 10:24:43 AM -08:00 )

'Crowne' And 'Transformers': Fitting For The Fourth
Need A Lift?: In the humble but happy Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks is a middle-aged salesman who goes back to college, where he enrolls in a class taught by Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts). The July Fourth weekend brings textbook more
NPR ( 7/1/2011 9:01:02 AM -08:00 )

Tom Hanks And Conan Ride Scooter Around Hollywood (VIDEO)
Tom Hanks took some time off making awesome videos for "The Onion" and stopped by Conan O'Brien's studio to promote his next megahit, "Larry Crowne." Hanks, one of O'Brien's signature guests (he appeared on the last episode of Conan's "Tonight Show," more
Huffington Post (satire) ( 7/1/2011 8:54:13 AM -08:00 )

Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks star in 'Larry Crowne': movie review
Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks star in Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks fail to generate much chemistry in this romantic comedy about the affable, jobless Larry Crowne, who goes back to school to improve his prospects. Julia Roberts plays one of his instructors. In this film publicity image more
Christian Science Monitor ( 7/1/2011 8:51:09 AM -08:00 )

Hanks, Roberts play 'Newlywed Game'
Actress Julia Roberts appeared on “Late Show With David Letterman” Thursday night to promote her new film, “Larry Crowne.” But much to Roberts' surprise, she soon found herself sharing the late-night spotlight with co-star Tom Hanks. more
msnbc.com ( 7/1/2011 7:39:58 AM -08:00 )

Tom Hanks: His wild, wonderful 'Larry Crowne' press tour (Video)
Tom Hanks rides a scooter as he arrives at the premiere of "Larry Crowne" in Hollywood. (Mario Anzuoni - Reuters) After more than 25 years of making movies and promoting them, Tom Hanks knows how to do a press tour. more
Washington Post (blog) ( 7/1/2011 6:44:35 AM -08:00 )

Hear Tyler Hilton's 'Faithful,' from the Tom Hanks-produced 'Larry Crowne
Tom Hanks is a man of many talents. Not only does he play the title role in Larry Crowne (which opens today), but he also co-wrote and directed the flick as well. And while he didn't sew all the costumes (as Jon Stewart suggested on more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/1/2011 6:12:59 AM -08:00 )

July 01, 2011|Ty Burr, Globe Staff
Guess what? You didn't miss Thursday night's evening of films by young Boston-area directors at the Harvard Film Archive. Due to mysterious construction issues, the HFA had to scramble and reschedule the event for tonight, Friday. more
Boston Globe (blog) ( 7/1/2011 6:03:18 AM -08:00 )

'Larry Crowne': Review Revue
By WSJ Staff Tom Hanks directs, stars in and co-wrote (with Nia Vardalos) “Larry Crowne,” a story about a middle-aged man who loses his job and enrolls in college to change his life. Thus far, critics have not taken well to the film despite the Julia more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/1/2011 5:00:55 AM -08:00 )

Tom Hanks no longer wants to play 'pussies'
American actor Tom Hanks has decided that he doesn't want to play "pussies" in any future films. The 'Cast Away' actor - who is currently starring in 'Larry Crowne', a movie about a man in his 50s who decides to go back to college - no longer wants to more
Times of India ( 7/1/2011 4:19:15 AM -08:00 )

Recession-era rom-com hard to dislike
Better than Michele Bachmann or Rand Paul, President Obama or Ben Bernanke, the man who won an Oscar for playing the fleet-footed simpleton Forrest Gump has figured out how to cope with unemployment, underwater mortgages, and rocketing more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 7/1/2011 3:15:14 AM -08:00 )

New movies: 'Transformers,' 'Larry Crowne'
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts star in “Larry Crowne.” ( Bruce Talamon) In this week's new movies, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberst star in a predictable romantic comedy, the new installment of “Transformers” is less than transformative and a more
Washington Post (blog) ( 7/1/2011 3:01:23 AM -08:00 )