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  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Working on Their Honeymoon

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on their honeymoon, but they're also fitting in some work on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, near Malta. According to Page Six, "The newlyweds along with their brood of six children are making it a working honeymoon so they can shoot breathtaking scenes for their upcoming movie By the Sea." A local told the publication that they paid as much as $200,000 to have the locals of Gozo leave during their two-month shoot. PICS: 2014 Celeb Weddings By The Sea will be the first time the pair appears on screen since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004, the initial set where they fell in love. Angelina will also direct the film. NEWS: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Married

  • Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go. But fear not — the actor says he's not about to lower the curtain on his own career. Pacino plays a small-town Texas locksmith with a key for everything except his own unhappiness in David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," one of 20 films competing for the festival's Golden Lion prize. And he's an aging actor who has lost his mojo, and his grip on reality, in Barry Levinson's "The Humbling," screening out-of-competition at the festival. In both films, the 74-year-old actor looks a wreck — shambling, disheveled and drawn.

  • Adam Levine Is 'More Masculine' From Marriage

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Adam Levine is opening up about what married life has done to him. On July 19, the Maroon 5 singer married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in Mexico, and their marriage has already made him a new man. NEWS: Adam Levine Marries Behati Prinsloo He told Ryan Seacrest on Friday, "The relationship doesn’t change, but you feel slightly more masculine. I feel like from a man's perspective … at the end of the day, if you're with the right person, the guy is supposed to feel like, I think, a little bit more of a man." Adam also talked about his future with Behati. He said he wants to have 100 kids, "I want to have more kids than would be socially responsible." For now, Adam is being responsi

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally. But really, the movie of the summer was "Star Wars: Episode VII." Even though it's not due in theaters for more than a year, no other film captured the popcorn-hunger of moviegoers quite like J.J. Abrams' resurrection of George Lucas' space opera. As the blockbuster-to-come went into production over the summer, every bit of casting news was eagerly consumed; every hint of its plot was carefully parsed.

  • Amber Rose Twerks in Celebration for Wiz Khalifa

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Amber Rose is congratulating her husband Wiz Khalifa with a little twerk. Wiz Khalifa's new album Blacc Hollywood debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.Wiz recently released his album on August 19. NEWS: Wiz Khalifa Nabs First No. 1 Album With Blacc Hollywood To celebrate, his wife Amber Rose posted this video captioned, "In honor of my Hubby's #1 Album #blacchollywood #AssDrop." The 30-year-old model dances to the record's first track "Ass Drop" in front of an artistic picture of her husband. Warning, this is NSFW. PICS: The Hottest Styles at the 2014 MTV VMAs Her husband Wiz liked what he saw as posted this tweet for his "Bae." Bae. pic.twitter.

  • VENICE WATCH: Director's praise for Robin Williams

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — 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: ___ LEVINSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS Filmmaker Barry Levinson, who directed Robin Williams in one of his best-loved roles, says the late comedian was an extraordinary performer. Levinson — in Venice to screen film fest entry "The Humbling" — directed "Good Morning, Vietnam." Williams gained dramatic credibility, and an Academy Award nomination, with his performance as a fast-talking army radio DJ during the Vietnam War in the 1987 movie.

  • 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' draft released

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — An unused chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published. The fifth chapter, from a 1961 draft, describes an extra room in the factory called the "Vanilla Fudge Room," which features a "colossal jagged mountain" made of fudge. The draft also featured more children, and showed that Charlie originally went into the factory with his mother, not his grandfather. The chapter was published in the Guardian newspaper Saturday with the permission of the Roald Dahl Nominee Ltd., an organization that manages his legacy.

  • Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Celebrate 'Wild'

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Reese Witherspoon celebrated her new movie Wild's world premiere with Oprah at the 41st Telluride Film Festival last night. She shared this snap from the festival in Colorado. The caption on this photo says, "Celebrating #WILDmovie with Laura Dern @oprah @cherylstrayed #sograteful #someonepinchme." Wild is based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Cheyl Strayed about her decision to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own after years of destructive behavior. VIDEO: See Reese Witherspoon Channel Elle Woods for a Good Cause  Witherspoon plays the role of Strayed, and she also co-produced the film.

  • Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade Before the Wedding

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Actress Gabrielle Union is ready for her big day. She went on Instagram to share photos of her night before the wedding. On Friday, the bride-to-be posted this picture with her NBA pro fiance Dwayne Wade saying, "Let's gooooooo! #thewadeunion." PICS: 2014 Celeb Weddings As many couples do, they made their own clever hashtag just by using their last names, "theWadeUnion." Gabrielle also thanked her glam squad with this collage of her looking happy before the big day. NEWS: Gabrielle Reveals Why She Demands a Prenup  Dwayne too had a special message of thanks to share. He tweeted this message about his mom being at the nuptials. "This WOMAN!!! My first lov

  • Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Before Their Wedding

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Actress Gabrielle Union is ready for her big day. She went on Instagram to share photos of her night before the wedding. On Friday, the bride-to-be posted this picture with her NBA pro fiance Dwyane Wade saying, "Let's gooooooo! #thewadeunion." PICS: 2014 Celeb Weddings As many couples do, they made their own clever hashtag just by using their last names, "theWadeUnion." Gabrielle also thanked her glam squad with this collage of her looking happy before the big day. NEWS: Gabrielle Reveals Why She Demands a Prenup  Dwyane too had a special message of thanks to share. He tweeted this message about his mom being at the nuptials. "This WOMAN!!! My first lov

  • Spanish fashion designer Pertegaz dies at 96

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96. Pertegaz died Saturday in his hometown of Barcelona, according to Spain's education and culture minister, Jose Ignacio Wert. In a statement, Wert said he regretted Pertegaz's passing, adding that to think of the designer was "to think of elegance." The statement said Pertegaz had "dressed queens, princesses, actresses and countless celebrities" in a long career that took off after he opened his first shop in Barcelona at 25. In 1953, he made ??his first trip to the U.S. and presented his collection in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

  • After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. The group will headline the second night of the "Budweiser Made In America" festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Kanye West and Steve Aoki will perform on the first night of the two-day festival over Labor Day weekend. Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill said in an interview Friday that his younger brother is "doing good" since he broke his ribs after the band's tour bus driver was forced to stop short when a pedestrian crossed the street in front of the vehicle. "He has this protective gear that he's wearing

  • Oklahoma news briefs, Oct. 30

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Oct. 30, 2014

  • Oklahoma City artist Renee Lawrence showing work at Arts Festival Oklahoma, starting TODAY

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A version of this story appears in Saturday’s The Oklahoman. Former Oklahoman journalist draws out a spiritual journey with second career as an artist Renee Lawrence left her almost 30-year career at The Oklahoman in 2012 to pursue a full-time art career, specializing in detailed pen-and-ink portraits of people and animals. She is showing her […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 30, 2014: Hear Krystal Keith, Pat Green & Little River Band at Country Went Wild Music Festival in Newkirk

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NEWKIRK – Hear Little River Band, Pat Green, Corey Smith, Krystal Keith and more today at the Country Went Wild, a two-day outdoor music festival at Native Lights Casino, 12375 U.S. 77. Gates open at 4 p.m. today. The lineup for Sunday includes Eddie Money, Diamond Rio, Locash Cowboys, Big Smo and […]

  • Norman high school football fans get fortified before Crosstown Clash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The annual Taste of Norman event is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday preceding the annual clash between the Norman High and Norman North football teams.

  • Former Oklahoman journalist draws out a spiritual journey with second career as an artist

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Renee Lawrence left her almost 30-year career at The Oklahoman in 2012 to pursue a full-time art career, specializing in detailed pen-and-ink portraits of people and animals. She is showing her work for the fifth straight year at Arts Festival Oklahoma, the longtime Labor Day weekend event that begins Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College.

  • Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hip-hop's role of being some grown-ups and doing some really stand-up, grown-up stuff," Public Enemy's Chuck D, one of rap's most powerful voices, said in a recent interview. "These people have actually stood up ... and that has to be saluted." The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said he's impressed with rappers such as J. Cole, who released a heartaching, tearful song called "Be Free" inspired by Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who wa

  • After deaths, NYC music festival tightens security

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday. The three-day Electric Zoo began Friday on Randall's Island with beefed-up security and an emphasis on safety. Festival-goers had to watch a two-minute video about MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy, to get a code to activate their access wristbands. Inside, the event featured free electrolytes and reusable water bottles along with the pulsating sounds and unusual sights for which it's known. "You have everything short of a CAT scan here to make sure everybody is going to be sa

  • PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle. The fan-centric celebration of gaming began Friday at the Washington State Convention Center. The four-day long event is expected to be attended by 85,000 gamers and will include concerts, game tournaments, freebies and previews of upcoming titles. Tickets to this year's 10th annual PAX Prime event sold out less than two hours in May. The inaugural PAX, named after founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik's "Penny Arcade" online comic series, was first held in 2004 in Bellevue, Washington, and attended by about 3,300 fans.