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  • The Queen's Guard Perform GOT Song (VIDEO)

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    It's official The Queen's Guard played their version of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Game of Thrones theme song. This happened during the changing of the Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace. Household troops have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces since 1660. According to the Official Web site of the British Monarchy, "The Guard which mounts at Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment and the St. James’s Palace Detachment. These guard duties are normally provided by a battalion of the Household Division and occasionally by other infantry battalions or other units." Continue reading...

  • QUICKQUOTE: Octavia Spencer on new Fox TV series

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    "I got really tired of being a sex symbol." — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joking about why she signed on to the new Fox television series "Red Band Society." Spencer was speaking Sunday to the summer TV critics' press tour. — Beth Harris — www.twitter.

  • Bartusiak, actress from 'The Patriot,' dies at 21

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. Bartusiak's mother, Helen Bartusiak, told The Associated Press the actress had been living in a garage apartment at her parents' home. She said the actress' boyfriend found her unresponsive on her bed Saturday. Helen Bartusiak said she tried to resuscitate her daughter but could not. She said the actress had been healthy and did not drink or do drugs and the family did not yet know a cause of death. Bartusiak made her acting debut in the television miniseries "Storm of the Century" in 1999 and also had a role on "24" in 2002-2003.

  • Tyler Posey to Host 2014 Teen Choice Awards

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Actor Tyler Posey and Teen Choice winner himself, will be hosting the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Posey stars on MTV’s Teen Wolf as Scott McCall. He received his Teen Choice Award for "Choice Male Summer TV Star" in 2012 for his role as McCall. Stars that have been scheduled to appear include Keegan Allen, Jake T. Austin, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Jamie Blackley, Ian Harding, Kellan Lutz, MKTO, Chloe Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and Zendaya. Continue reading...

  • Batman will not appear in Fox's 'Gotham' series

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader. Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on this show, it's Gotham." "To me, heroes are more interesting than superheroes," he said, "because the difference is superheroes do the impossible, and drama is really about the physically possible. This is about people and people trying to overcome real problems versus trying to learn how to fly." "Gotham" stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon. Heller says he's "the moral lynchpin of the show.

  • 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule. 20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed sequel to 2011's reboot of the chimp franchise has now made $139 million domestically in two weeks. Its closest completion over the weekend was the home-invasion horror thriller "The Purge: Anarchy," written and directed by James DeMoncaco. Universal's low-budget sequel to last year's surprise hit, "The Purge," opened with $28.4 m

  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." — Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files." ___ Garner was "a hell of a driver. He truly was a 'man's man.' Jim was a friend, and when he came to Indianapolis as a spectator and pace car driver we obviously welcomed him with open arms." — Parnell Jones, two-time Indy 500 winner. ___ "My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." — Sally Field, who starred with Garner in the 1985 film "Murphy's Romance." ___ "R.I.P James Garner.

  • Actor Tyler Posey to host Teen Choice Awards

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actor Tyler Posey will host Teen Choice 2014, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing on the show that awards popular teens in television, music, film, sports and fashion. The show airs Aug. 10 on Fox. Winners are determined by online fan voting. Posey stars on "Teen Wolf." He won a Teen Choice Award last year as male summer TV star. Previously announced presenters include Kellan Lutz, Chloe Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld and Zendaya. Singer Jason Derulo will perform.

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park brings family-friendly version of "Midsummer Night's Dream" to Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. ‘Midsummer’ family performance planned Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is bringing a little family-friendly magic to midsummer in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The company will perform a special hour-long version of The Bard’s famed fairy story “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at […]

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park sets sail with "Pericles" for "Bare Bard" indoor show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park sets sail with “Pericles” For only the second time in its three-decade history, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is staging the lesser-known and rarely performed “Pericles” Thursday through July 27. In keeping with recent tradition, the […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 20, 2014: Hear The Wurly Birds play a Twilight Concert at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Today’s featured event: The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is back for its 34th year in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday through Sept. 28. The Wurly Birds will perform at 7:30 tonight on the Great Lawn Stage at the Myriad Gardens. […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 19, 2014: Check out "The Posthuman Project" signing event at Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Help support Oklahoma film at “The Posthuman Project” Comic Book & Poster Signing event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave. Not only will you get to meet cast and crew members who worked on the Oklahoma-made indie sci-fi epic, but you also […]

  • Fine arts briefs: Oklahoma fine arts notes

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Fine arts briefs: Oklahoma fine arts notes for July 20.

  • 'Spamalot' theater of the absurd to be staged by Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre

    BY RICK ROGERS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    “Spamalot,” a Tony Award-winning musical, will fill the third slot of Lyric Theatre’s 2014 summer season in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma features news in brief

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Oklahoma features news in brief

  • Book signings

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Book signings

  • Book review: 'An Officer and a Spy' by Robert Harris

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Harris’ spy thriller, is set in late 19th-century France.

  • Cirque du Soleil comes to Oklahoma City with Michael Jackson tribute show

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Cirque du Soleil’s internationally touring group will perform “Michael Jackson The Immortal” on Tuesday and Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

  • Publishers Weekly best-sellers

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Top books of the week

  • Oklahoma City photographer has an eye for the truth

    BY SONYA COLBERG, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Acclaimed photographer Carl Shortt, 67, spoke recently during his voluntary photo shoot for Infant Crisis Services at the OKC Indian WIC Clinic in southwest Oklahoma City.