Nov. 15 Entertainment Briefs


Bridger Bowl to open the day after Thanksgiving

Abundant early-season snowfall will enable Bridger Bowl to open earlier than originally planned for the upcoming season, according toa news release from the ski area.

Bridger Bowl will open Friday, Nov. 24 and operate on a limited schedule until Friday, Dec. 8.

“At this time we plan on operating all lifts at regular season prices,” the news release announced.

This will be the first time since the 2010-2011 season that such an early opening will take place. The slopes are blanketed with over 3 feet of snow, the ski area reports.

— by Star Staff

Canyon Creek Ensemble
performs Dec. 3 in Billings

BILLINGS — The Canyon Creek String Ensemble (CCSE) will present “A Gift of Music for All Ages” featuring classical-to-contemporary pieces at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Mayflower Congregational Church at 2940 Poly Dr.  in Billings. There is no charge to attend. 

The CCSE will take the audience on a musical journey with stops along the way to savor excerpts from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and Grieg’s “Holberg Suite Prelude,” a Finnish folk tune,  two tangos, and Cole Porter’s iconic “Begin the Beguine,” according to a news release. The concert will conclude with a medley of holiday favorites.

— by Star Staff

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

PRAGUE (AP) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the “I Love Astana” sign.

But local police took action, detaining them on Friday and fining them 22,500 tenge ($68) each for committing minor hooliganism, according to the Kazakh news website

The swimsuit became popular after Baron Cohen, playing the fictional Kazakh television presenter Borat, sported it in the 2006 movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

Rose McGowan plans ‘not guilty’ plea on Virginia drug charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says she’ll plead not guilty when she’s arraigned Thursday on a drug charge outside Washington.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police on Tuesday. She’s charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The felony charge stems from what prosecutors say was cocaine found among McGowan’s personal belongings left behind on a Jan. 20 flight to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. McGowan is among several actresses who’ve said movie mogul Harvey Weinstein forced them into unwanted sex, something Weinstein has denied.

McGowan tells The New Yorker that even though the warrant was issued Feb. 1, she didn’t respond to it for months out of fear that she was being followed by people hired by Weinstein. She says she hired a private investigator to investigate whether the warrant was real.