“A STAR IS BORN” HANDLES ADDICTION IN A MODERN SENSE
TORONTO (AP) – Previous versions of the movie “A Star Is Born” touched on addiction. Bradley Cooper wanted to tackle it aggressively in his new version. Cooper says people are much more educated about addiction than they were in 1976 or in 1954, when the other versions of “A Star Is Born” came out. He says modern viewers will observe it through a modern lens. “A Star Is Born” is out now.
WRAPPING ‘AVENGERS 4,’ CHRIS EVANS HANGS UP CAP’S SHIELD
NEW YORK (AP) – Chris Evans has wrapped his final performance as Captain America. Evans on Thursday tweeted that his last shooting day on “Avengers 4” was an “emotional day.” The 37-year-old actor thanked his colleagues and fans for his eight years as Captain American, saying it “has been an honor.” Evans first joined the Marvel cast in 2010. He has starred in three “Captain America” films, including 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” as well as numerous team-up films. The actor previously suggested he would soon depart the role. Earlier this year, Evans told The New York Times that wanted to “get off the train before they push you off.” “Avengers 4” is slated to open in May next year.
DENZEL WASHINGTON REFLECTS ON HIS DAYS WITH BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
NEW YORK (AP) – Malachi Haynes was named the Southwest Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Club of America, but that honor pales in comparison to sitting next to Denzel Washington. Haynes says he felt “probably 30 emotions all at once.” Washington is the group’s national spokesman and attended last week’s ceremony in Washington. He joined Boys and Girls Club when he was 5. Washington says the things he remembers from his days at the club are “tough, tough love and keeping them busy.” He says the club kept him engaged, involved and busy, but he just thought he was having fun.