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  • Pole dancing being used for fitness

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills. Many of the attendees at the 3rd Annual Pole Expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining...

  • Michael Moore out as Michigan film board member

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has named a suburban-Detroit businessman to replace Moore, who had joined the council as an appointee of then-Gov. Jennifer...

  • Fashion-fearless Klum takes on Milan

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers wrapped up five days of previews for next summer's womenswear looks on Sunday. While trends like geometric wedge sandals, billowing diaphanous dresses and embellished boyfriend denim trousers won't be in stores for months, the fashion hungry already have a good idea...

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A...

  • Nelsons to debut as BSO music director this week

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons is scheduled to make his debut as conductor and musical director on Sept. 27 in a sold-out concert at Symphony Hall. The 35-year-old Nelsons is the 15th music director in the BSO's history and the...

  • Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday. Fresh eventually told...

  • Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry...

  • U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu. The California Coastal Commission staff reached a settlement agreement Friday with the David Evans, better known as The Edge, that would allow a...

  • 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record. Swift, dressed in...

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate,...

  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died at her home in Southbury,...

  • Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game." "I thought, 'I'm not going to wear a suit. I'm going to break that rule,'" Ferguson said. Wrong decision, he quickly...

  • Mass. tax credits benefiting movies, TV projects

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A film starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin was one of the biggest beneficiaries of a tax credit program designed to lure movies and television shows to Massachusetts. A report from the state revenue department says "Labor Day" was awarded a $5.3 million tax credit last year....

  • Lady Gaga: 'It's a very happy time in my life'

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. "I've very centered now. I meditate a lot. I'm happy. I am more sober than I've ever been," the singer said interview this week. "It's a very happy time in my life." Last year,...

  • 'Nearly empty' Picasso museum open in Paris

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Paris' Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after five years of closure over a renovation fraught with setbacks, accusations and sackings. But if the public expects art they'll be disappointed: it's practically empty. "I will first of all calm your ardor and your...

  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Daniele Watts issued a statement late Friday through her publicist after civil rights activists demanded...

  • Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas says Cole was arrested around 5 a.m. after someone initiated a private person's...

  • E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. In a statement Friday, the channel said it "thought long and hard" about what Rivers would have wanted for the show. The decision was made that the late comedian would have hoped that "Fashion Police" continue, E!...

  • Waltrip balances racing with dancing on reality TV

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Michael Waltrip could have used a heel turn or a lock step to escape his scores of fans on pit road. "Michael! Can you take a picture with my mother," one woman pleaded. "She's a 'Dancing With The Stars' fan. Please!" Waltrip stopped and posed for his suddenly swelling...

  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster. The long-awaited sentence came seven years after prosecutors say...



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