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  • Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) — When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow. The scene is just what the...

  • Binoche explores risks, passion of war photography

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like? She got a crash course when preparing for her new movie, "1,000 Times Good...

  • Q&A: Anna Kendrick on modeling, movies and music

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit. "I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree," the bubbly actress said during a recent interview. Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back. The...

  • Architect Frank Gehry shocks with obscene gesture

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry traveled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture. The American-Canadian was in the northern city of Oviedo to...

  • Hollywood movie 'Bus 657' begins filming in Mobile

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A Hollywood thriller has begun filming in Mobile. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1trFTu8) that "Bus 657" so far has used locations including The Battle House, Hayley's Bar and the U.S.S. Alabama battleship. The film's plot involves a casino heist and stars Robert De Niro. It...

  • Punk icon Joan Jett savors rockin' role-model gig

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Can't stay at home, can't stay at school! Old folks say: 'Ya poor little fool!'" Punk pioneer Joan Jett doesn't give a spit if you lump her in with old folks. The "wild girl" in the incendiary anthem "Cherry Bomb" embraces aging while raging — and, at 56, relishes her gig as a...

  • P.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice." This despite the fact Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are out of their element in "Death Comes to...

  • Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday that it would host "Britney Day" at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5....

  • Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges. The film star said in his first comments in person after the arrest: "I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want to be a qualified...

  • Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced Dec. 5

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, "A Very GRAMMY...

  • Life Is Beautiful fest takes over downtown Vegas

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kanye West, the Foo Fighters and the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are coming to downtown Las Vegas this weekend for the Life is Beautiful festival. The second annual event kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday across several city blocks. Organizers say last year's inaugural...

  • Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Disney executives call their next film "a love letter to Japanese culture." No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's. Walt Disney Animation Studios is practically bending backward to woo Japanese moviegoers after the stupendous success of "Frozen."...

  • Roz Chast wins $50,000 literary prize

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roz Chast is having a busy awards season. The New Yorker cartoonist is one of three winners of the inaugural Kirkus Prize, presented by the literary publication Kirkus Reviews and worth $50,000 for each winner, making it among the country's richest honors for books. Chast's...

  • Judge: Chris Brown following probation rules

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. Judge James Brandlin told Brown he's shown good cooperation with the...

  • Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books. Steinbeck's surviving son, Thomas Steinbeck, and the wife of another son, Nancy Steinbeck, filed a petition Oct. 10...

  • NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers. The late pianist, bandleader and composer wrote...

  • What the famous said in their first tweets

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    If your first tweet sets the tone for what you're all about, what are we supposed to make of #HereWeGo, Monica Lewinky's first social media salutation? Is she expressing anxiety at plunging into the sometimes scalding cauldron of Twitter? Or maybe just giving a shout-out to Bud Light?

  • Renee Zellweger's face: Why so much criticism?

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

     I happen to agree with Renee Zellweger that all the chatter about her face is "silly." But I, and many other women I talked with via email Wednesday, would add some other choice words to the mix to describe the non-stop attention about her appearance following her first red carpet...

  • Vinny Paz movie to begin shooting next month

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A film about world champion boxer Vinny Paz is expected to begin shooting in Rhode Island next month. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1rohVeO ) that East Greenwich-based Verdi Productions President Chad Verdi and Paz were at Twin River casino in Lincoln on...

  • 'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her. The production imagines the story of Marie...



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