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  • Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak? The multilingual Danish-American actor has performed in everything from English to Elvish. Now he tackles French — as well the power of silence — in Venice Film Festival entry "Far From Men," a stark story about two men, a schoolteacher and a murderer, caught up in Algeria's war for independence. Mortensen also learned some Arabic for the film by French director David Oelhoffen. So how many tongues has he used onscreen? "Lakota, Elvish — two kinds of Elvish — Dwarvish, Arabic, French, Danish, Russian," he listed. "I think I spoke Swedish one time, German, Spanish." It's possible he may have left out one or two.

  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe — the country's first winner of an international beauty contest — lashed back at her accusers at a tightly packed news conference. She said representatives of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant lied about her age — saying she was 18 instead of 16 — and tried to pressure her into getting plastic surgery "from head to toe." Noe denied having breast implants as claimed by David Kim, director of media for the South Korean-based pageant. He said the surgery was provided free of charge, part of efforts

  • Zelda Williams Returns to Twitter with Message About Bullying

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams. Simply tweeting "Thank you" on Monday, the 25-year-old linked to a quote by Harvey Fierstein on her Tumblr. It reads: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." Thank you. — Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014 PHOTOS: Remembering Robin Williams On Aug. 13, Zelda announced that she would be leaving Twitter and Instagram for a spell after she encountered some negativity.

  • See the First Photos of Brad and Angelina's Wedding!

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went about planning their big day , they didn't have to look far to find the perfect wedding planners, says People: their six children. The intimate Aug. 23 ceremony – attended by just 20 friends and family members – was held in the chapel of Château Miraval, the family's estate in the French village of Correns. The wedding – including exclusive photos of the ceremony, Jolie's unique dress (decorated with her children's artwork!) and the entire family's celebration – is featured in this week's issue of PEOPLE, in conjunction with Hello! magazine internationally.

  • Kirsten Dunst Tweets iCloud Dis Amid Nude Photo Scandal

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Kirsten Dunst seems to be blaming her iPhone for the celebrity nude photo-hacking scandal that's hit Hollywood. Dunst was among a lengthy list of female stars whose naked photos were leaked on the web. While other actresses, including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence, seem to be taking aim at the actual hackers for this invasion of privacy, the 32-year-old sent out a Twitter message bashing Apple. NEWS: Jennifer Lawrence Reacts to Nude Photo Leak She wrote: "Thank you iCloud." Thank you iCloud

  • Jimi Jamison Dead -- Survivor Lead Singer Dies at 63

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Jimi Jamison -- who was the lead singer for the bands Cobra and Survivor -- passed away Sunday night, says TMZ. He was 63. Jamison's booking agent, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ that Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis. He had just performed with the band Saturday night in Northern California. Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 (after their smash hit "Eye of the Tiger") but was the lead singer on other classic songs like, "The Moment of Truth" (from "The Karate Kid"), "The Search Is Over," and "Is This Love."

  • Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Expecting First Child

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child next spring, the couple announced on social media Monday People reports. The country star broke the happy news with a clever Instagram playing off of the very appropriate holiday.

  • Sofia Vergara Shares Sexy Cigar Selfie of Her Man Joe Manganiello

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello may have had the sexiest Labor Day weekend ever! The new couple crossed the border to Mexico for a long weekend, and according to her Instagram, it's just what Sofia needed. The Modern Family star captioned her beach-feet photo on Monday, Sept. 1, writing: "Heaven #Mexico." Working their way from the sand to a body of water, Sofia snapped what might be the sexiest candid photo of Joe, 37, out there. The selfie barely shows the 42-year-old actress, but the True Blood star is seen shirtless and puffing a cigar. She wrote: "Ciaooo Mexico!!! #mexico #liveittobeliveit.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 2014: Experience the food and fun at Choctaw Oktoberfest

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Take part in German food, beer, music, dancing and other cultural traditions as the nine-day Choctaw Oktoberfest continues from 5 p.m. to midnight today at Choctaw Creek Park, 2001 N Harper Road (between Henney and Choctaw roads). The 24th annual celebration continues through Saturday, with hours from 5 p.m. to midnight on […]

  • Cleveland County Free Fair to open Thursday in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The Cleveland County Free Fair will open Thursday and run through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Norman.

  • Parker Millsap to perform at Americana Music Association Honors and Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap has been announced as one of the performers at this year’s Americana Music Association Honors and Awards show, set for Sept 17 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. He joins an impressive list of performers that includes Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Jason Isbell, The Milk Carton Kids and Sturgill Simpson. As […]

  • Oklahoma City strip club vows changes in bid to stay open

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment is set to consider strip club’s request for an exception from city regulations on how close adult entertainment can be to a residential area.

  • Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers. "This whole place is full of good, loving people," Mayer told the crowd from the Budweiser Made in America festival's main stage. The two-day concert, held simultaneously with a sister show in Philadelphia, featured more than 30 acts. Iggy Azalea, Metric, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons took the stage Saturday in Los Angeles. The Philadelphia festival included performers such as Kings of Leon, Tiesto and Pharrell Williams. West and DJ Steve Aoki perform

  • Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning "American Idol." She has won six Grammys and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She was the first woman to twice win the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award. She will be co-hosting the upcoming Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley this November.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although th

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages


    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a raise," he told a union crowd in Milwaukee, vowing to keep a hard sell on Congress in much the way he once courted his wife. "I just wore her down," he cracked. Timing his push to Labor Day, the traditional start of the autumn campaign, Obama aggressively drew attention to recent economic gains, setting aside past caution on that subject.

  • 'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago, according to studio estimates Monday. With North American ticket sales of more than $280 million so far, "Guardians" is also the summer's — and the year's — top-grossing film to date domestically. Still, summer box-office totals are down almost 15 percent from last year, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "This is the lowest summer since 2006 in terms of revenue," he said.

  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more


    CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. THE SKINNY: Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch one of three 20-minute sessions featuring: "The Island," a 2005 sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor; that same movie but without the sound; or the "Charlie Rose" show, a public television interview program. The students were all provided generous amounts of cookies, M&M candies, carrots and grapes. During "The Island," students ate on average about 7 ounces (207 grams) of various snack foods, and 354 cal

  • Ga. film studio delivers high drama, few results


    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah. A year later, the studio has delivered plenty of drama but little tangible progress. Just this summer, Medient has ousted its founder and CEO, and regulators temporarily suspended trading of its stock. It also reported a $14.6 million net loss in its newest earnings report. No buildings have been constructed on the company's 1,500-acre site near Interstate 16. Medient has yet to start shooting any films in coastal Georgia. Its new top executive promises that will change this f

  • VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories


    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FRANCES MCDORMAND HAILS WOMEN'S STORIES Frances McDormand says her latest project, "Olive Kitteridge," is unusual — its central character is a woman over 40. The Academy Award-winning actress is in Venice with the four-part HBO miniseries, in which she plays an acerbic schoolteacher in a small Maine town full of troubled souls. "It's kind of a subversive act to tell a story of a woman past a certain age, to develop a four-hour movie based on a marriage and a story of two people past middle age," McD