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  • Opening statements begin in Jackson death trial
    Diaalnews 2013-04-29 19:33:00 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother says AEG Live owed it to the pop superstar to properly investigate the doctor held criminally responsible for his death. The comments by Brian Panish came Monday during opening statements in Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against...

  • Musical of 'Rocky' heading to Broadway
    9083001_448x252 2013-04-29 04:38:25 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful debut ...

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten ledger online
    00f2e06240ba540e300f6a706700bdf0 2013-04-28 17:10:38 UTC
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An intriguing peek into the daily scribbles and life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is now available online, just weeks before the opening of the movie "The Great Gatsby." Researchers from the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library put a digital versi...

  • Mirren, Rylance up for London's Olivier awards
    6e72b037408e530e300f6a7067008ef8 2013-04-28 16:59:28 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Helen Mirren is a favorite to reign at London's Olivier theater awards Sunday for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience." Mirren is a best-actress nominee for the awards, the British equivalent of Broadway's Tonys. She stars in Peter Morgan's play abou...

  • Eastwood says he'd love to be directing at age 105
    8817526_448x252 2013-04-28 05:19:20 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades. In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday about the art of film directing, Eastwood expressed admiration for the 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. "It would be gr...

  • Rolling Stones to play small LA club ahead of tour
    La-et-ms-rolling-stones-50-and-counting-openin-001 2013-04-28 04:58:11 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surprise! Before they kick off their "50 and Counting" tour, the Rolling Stones are playing a warm-up date at a small Los Angeles club. The band is set to perform Saturday night at the Echoplex before a sold-out crowd that will be miniscule compared to the thousands...

  • Paltrow named People's Most Beautiful Woman
    Diaalnews 2013-04-24 16:33:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Gwyneth Paltrow as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2013. The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine's annual list of the "World's Most Beautiful," announced Wednesday. Commenting on her selection, Paltrow says: "Around the house, I'm in jeans ...

  • Metallica to debut new film on IMAX in September
    Ad7a7878c53ff40d2f0f6a706700f86e 2013-04-24 16:17:48 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metallica already planned to go big with its new 3D film. IMAX is helping make the debut for "Metallica Through The Never" giant-sized. The film that mixes concert footage with a dramatic narrative and CGI will open Sept. 27, becoming the first movie to debut o...

  • Stephen King gives to Maine gun control coalition
    Stephen-king---21956566 2013-04-24 04:56:21 UTC
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws. King says the gift was "five figures" but doesn't want to say more about it because "charity's supposed to be a private thing." The Coalition for a Safer Maine ...

  • Poet Maya Angelou recovering after hospitalization
    2684cda7a7ece40d2f0f6a7067002890 2013-04-24 04:55:13 UTC
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One of Maya Angelou's doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization. Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., says in letter dated Tuesday that, as leader of Ang...

  • Kim Kardashian says she's ready for childbirth
    Kim-kardashian-pregnant-the-first-pictures-of-her-baby-bump-4 2013-04-23 05:10:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says she's gotten more used to pregnancy, is more comfortable in her skin and is no longer feeling the aches and pains of expectant motherhood. "Now I think I'm past all the awkward phases and stages, and once you feel the baby kick it's a whole new expe...

  • Daft Punk sets record on Spotify with 'Get Lucky'
    Daft-punk-sets-record 2013-04-22 05:01:37 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Daft Punk has set a record on Spotify. The music service says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Spotify wouldn't release the number of streams. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...

  • Fans sink into Cruise's 'Oblivion' in $38.2M debut
    Oblivion_01 2013-04-21 17:08:12 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie fans have slipped into "Oblivion" as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller leads Hollywood with a $38.2 million debut. That domestic haul comes on top of $33.7 million "Oblivion" added in overseas markets, where the film began rolling out a week earlier. Sunday estima...

  • Fox TV renews 'Glee' for 2 more seasons
    0d9f16af2c2c830d2f0f6a706700c4ee 2013-04-20 06:04:13 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox TV series "Glee" will keep on singing for another two years. The network announced Friday that it has renewed the show about music-loving students through 2014-2015 — its 6th season. In a statement, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said "Glee" continues to ...

  • 'Transformers' plans casting call on Chinese TV
    538aec280c56670d2f0f6a706700723a 2013-04-18 17:15:32 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reality television in China will help cast the next "Transformers" flick. Backers of the fourth installment in the blockbuster franchise say four people will win roles through the "'Transformers 4' Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show." The televised series w...

  • 'Star Wars' films to come yearly starting in 2015
    Star-wars-moving-logo 2013-04-18 05:15:30 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Disney is turning "Star Wars" films into an annual summer ritual. Walt Disney Co. chairman Alan Horn announced Wednesday that the studio would release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015. The parade of films will start with "Star Wars: E...

  • Some Hindus angered by Selena Gomez's bindi
    Gomez_bindi 2013-04-17 18:13:38 UTC
    The traditional forehead decoration that a Bollywood-inspired Selena Gomez wore while performing "Come & Get It" at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday has a Hindu group demanding an apology from the Spring Breakers star. "The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religi...

  • 'The Avengers' takes top prize at MTV Movie Awards
    Diaalnews 2013-04-15 05:47:42 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards. The action romp won three awards Sunday, including the top prize, movie of the year. "What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be st...

  • Space Mountain closed as Disney reviews safety
    Space-mountain-launch 2013-04-14 23:17:03 UTC
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Three rides at Disneyland, including the famous Space Mountain roller coaster, were temporarily closed over the weekend as the company reviewed its safety protocols after being cited by state regulators. The citations were received Friday from the California Division of ...

  • Bieber criticized for Anne Frank comment
    Diaalnews 2013-04-15 05:55:12 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Justin Bieber wrote an entry into a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, saying he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp "would have been a Belieber" — or fan of his — if history were different. The message triggered a flood of comme...

  • Beyonce trip to Cuba 'hypocritical'
    48487ce03425bf0c2e0f6a706700913c 2013-04-14 16:38:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression. The Republican lawmaker from Florida calls their recent trip "hypocritical" and he takes issue with the U.S. government's approval o...

  • Matt Damon, wife to renew vows in St. Lucia
    Diaalnews 2013-04-15 05:54:20 UTC
    SOURFRIERE, St. Lucia (AP) — A former top government official in St. Lucia says actor Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, are renewing their wedding vows of eight years with a lavish party on the eastern Caribbean island. The party is being held at the Sugar Beach resort with an invitati...

  • Kardashian, mom, on witness list in divorce case
    Diaalnews-_kardashian 2013-04-09 23:03:35 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian's upcoming divorce trial will be a family affair, but her attorneys do not expect to call her famous sisters to testify about the reality star's brief marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. But Kris Jenner, Kardashian's mother, and several lawyers and managers...

  • Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies
    Diaalnews 2013-04-17 07:13:32 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a perky, cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon in a string of '60s fun-in-the-sun movies with titles like "Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Bikini Beach," died Monday. She was...

  • Ex-porn star Jameson arrested for alleged battery
    Diaalnews 2013-04-08 05:11:36 UTC
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say former adult film star Jenna Jameson has been arrested after a report that she attacked someone at an Orange County home. Newport Beach police Lt. Evan Sailor says the alleged victim put Jameson under citizen's arrest until police arrived at the ho...