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  • Renee Zellweger Speaks Out: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Renee Zellweger is speaking out in light of the barrage of attention her new look has received after she stepped out at the 21st annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards on Monday night. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm...

  • NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. After attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense in an understudy role at the Sochi Olympics, Lipinski and Weir were promoted by NBC on Wednesday to its top figure skating broadcast...

  • Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had...

  • How Cooper will stay limber for 'Elephant Man'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper will contort his limbs into uncomfortable positions for eight shows a week when he begins his run in the Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man." That means he'll need to take extra care of his body to stay limber. "I have an inversion table. That's a new thing, it...

  • Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they're leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it. MSG Entertainment said Wednesday that Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner have signed up to put together "New York Spring Spectacular" for...

  • China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic. Yan said he was grateful as he accepted the annual $10,000 prize Wednesday at Prague's City Hall. Each spring, it's awarded...

  • Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself. The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras' one-of-a-kind documentary...

  • Sax player behind 'Baker Street' solo dies at 60

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family says he died Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a...

  • Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly...

  • Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner — again. Shatner, who played the original James T. Kirk, says he's meeting soon with Roberto Orci, who's directing "Star Trek 3," to discuss reprising his Kirk in the rebooted franchise. "I had a talk with him the other...

  • Annie Lennox embraces jazzy 'Nostalgia'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw out, to the greatest degree possible, the work of these giants and tackle some of their classics...

  • Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The actress playing Cinderella on tour has something much more precious than a pair of sparkly slippers waiting backstage. She's got a bouncing baby boy. Paige Faure, a Broadway veteran and current star of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," is the new mom to Hank, a happy...

  • Renee Zellweger Is Now Completely Unrecognizable

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    It's safe to say Renee Zellweger's looking a little different these days, says etonline. The 45-year-old actress made an appearance at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Monday night, and her nearly unrecognizable appearance is shocking to say the...

  • Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon Monday at his...

  • Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C's Govinda Gallery which counts...

  • From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The "more," Vogue's Anna Wintour wrote Tuesday on the magazine's website, was "democratic." By that, she meant de...

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who...

  • NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. The New York Police Department said it's looking into the arrest of Andrew...

  • Megan Mullally And Nick Offerman's Marriage Is Just As Good As We Imagined

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman play less-than-amicable exes on "Parks and Rec," but in real life they are one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. Mullally sat down with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Thursday to talk about her enviable 11-year marriage. "We have an especially good...

  • 'Walking Dead' Star Is Real-Life Hero

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Laurie Holden, who is known for her role as Andrea on seasons one through three on The Walking Dead, was recently part of an undercover operation that helped save 55 sex slaves in Cartagena, Colombia, according to US Weekly. ABC News aired a segment this week on a volunteer-based group called...



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