• Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Fitz and The Tantrums, whose songs include "The Walker," is scheduled to perform three songs in Arthur Ashe Stadium before the night session at Flushing Meadows on Aug. 25, Day 1 of the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The Grammy-winning brothers Bebe, Marvin and Carvin Winans will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Also slated to participate in the ceremony are John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, who won the 1984 U.S. Open singles titles. They will join U.S. Tennis Association President David Hagerty in remotely triggering the lighting of the Empire State Building.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Jesse McCartney is a Geeky Guest Star on 'Young and Hungry'—Watch Now!

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    Things are getting hot in the Young and Hungry kitchen!

  • Kelsey Grammer Speaks to Sister's Murderer for the First Time: 'I Forgive You'

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    Kelsey Grammer has some powerful words for the man convicted of raping and murdering his 18-year-old sister in 1975. The actor spoke during a parole meeting Tuesday deciding if his siser's killer would remain bars. Present for the hearing via a monitor, Grammer, 59, addressed inmate Freddie Glen, 57, for the first time. PICS: Kelsey Grammer's Wife Kayte Gives Birth to Their Second Child! Continue reading...

  • 'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said and CNN reports. He was 81. "It is with great sadness that I report the loss of my longtime friend and client," Shigeta's agent said. "James was the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known. ... The world has lost another wonderful actor, sadly I lost a dear friend." While he's well-known for co-starring with Bruce Willis in 1988's "Die Hard," in which Shigeta played the executive Joseph Takagi, his work stretches across TV and film, and he is considered one of the first Asian-American actors to rise to prominence.

  • Kelsey Grammer won't endorse killer's release

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    DENVER (AP) — Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled. Grammer testified by video Tuesday at the parole board hearing for Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. He was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975. He also was convicted of killing two men in separate slayings. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1s1EgB5 ) Glenn was tearful at times as he apologized. He was 18 at the time and said he thinks he deserves a second chance.

  • Allison Williams to Play Peter Pan in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

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    Prepare to fly away to Neverland! HBO Girls star Allison Williams will play Peter Pan in NBC's Peter Pan Live, the network announced in a tweet this morning. Continue reading...

  • APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday. A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura over $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section of the book defamed Ventura. Kyle, a former Navy SEAL regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, wrote that he decked Ventura at a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made offensive comments about SEALs, including that the SEALs "deserve to lose a few" in Iraq. Ventura, himself a former SEAL and former pro wrestler, testified he never made the statement and that the con

  • Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

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    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams. The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. The 26-year-old actress-comedian plays Marnie Michaels on HBO's comedy "Girls," for which she has recorded several songs. She is the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams and has also appeared on "The Mindy Project" and "The League." NBC recently announced that Oscar winner Christopher Walken will play the villainous pirate Captain Hook.

  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. "We are very into the idea of being an international music event," Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a recent interview. "But I would have to acknowledge that if it were not for Chicago, that beautiful showroom, I don't think we would be in the position we're in now." Farrell, the leader singer of Jane's Addiction, started Lollapalooza in 1991. It was a tour until 1997 before a hiatus until 2003. There were struggles in 2004 when the event was canceled just weeks before it was to get unde

  • Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead; Drew Reacts

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    Drew Barrymore's half-sister Jessica Barrymore was found dead Tuesday from a suspected suicide. A Medical Examiner's press release states that 47-year-old Jessica Barrymore was found dead in her car on July 29, 2014 around 6 a.m. in National City, a town just north of San Diego, Calif. Continue reading...

  • Rabe, Wolcott, Bidart among winners of PEN awards

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization. Ron Childress' "And West is West" won the $25,000 PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction. Wolcott received a $10,000 "Art of the Essay" prize for his collection "Critical Mass." Rabe won the $7,500 "Master Dramatist" prize. He's known for "Hurly Burly" and "Sticks and Bones," among other plays. Bidart was awarded $5,000 for his "distinguished and growing body of work." His books include "Desire" and "Metaphysical Dog." The honors were announced Wednesday by PEN.

  • Zac Efron Acknowledges Addiction Issues with Bear Grylls

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    Though Zac Efron has remained tight-lipped about his stint in rehab last year, the Neighbors star recently opened up to Bear Grylls in an episode of NBC's Running Wild with Bear Grylls, acknowledging the challenges of fame and how it led to him needing a "social lubricant" to cope. "It was just so quick -- it was shocking," Efron, 26, said about becoming a superstar after his breakout role in Disney's High School Musical. "The challenging part was never the work, that was never it. It was sort of the in-between work -- the social aspects outside of it; everywhere you go … and it can be confusing … and pretty soon you need a social lubricant." Video: Watch a Shirtless Zac Efron Jump Off a Clif

  • 'The Bachelorette' Star Josh Murray Is More Than 'Former Pro Baseball Player'

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    On Monday night, the 10th season of "The Bachelorette" concluded with 27-year-old Andi Dorfman choosing 29-year-old Josh Murray as her fiancé. The duo, both from Atlanta, showed off their relationship in public for the first time to a studio audience in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, emotional runner-up Nick Viall stumbled over his words as he confronted Dorfman for the first time since his ousting. For Dorfman and Murray, life goes on to the altar, where they said they hope to wed next spring. In advance of the televised finale, they had been "sneaking around" to see each other the past few months without the paparazzi catching them. From watching the program, once, a few times or all season, viewers can learn the "careers" of all the characters. Dorfman, a former assistant district attorney in Atlanta, went to LSU for her undergraduate degree and Wake Forest for law school.

  • Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Last year, while celebrating my birthday in Maine, I was given a drone fitted with a high-definition camera. After a quick introduction to the mechanics of operating the contraption and a few words about its idiosyncrasies, I loaded the appropriate app on my iPad and went down to the beach. In just a few minutes I was hooked.

  • Orlando Bloom Throws Punch at Justin Bieber

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber early Wednesday morning in Ibiza ... and Justin fled the restaurant -- this according to 2 eyewitnesses. The eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton , and Diddy . You don't see Orlando swing, but the eyewitnesses tell us that's exactly what happened. We're told Justin ducked the punch. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/29/orlando-bloom-justin-bieber-ibiza-fight-bar-miranda-kerr/#ixzz38xFPJmp5

  • Kim Kardashian Defends Brother Rob Against His Ex Adrienne Bailon

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    Kim Kardashian's claws are out and aimed at former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon! Bailon recently gave an interview with Latina magazine, and didn't hold back from saying how she really felt about her ex Rob Kardashian, 27, and his family. "To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late -- not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show," The Real co-host, 30, said. "At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life!' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.'"

  • Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the sentencing of 39-year-old Meceo McEaddy on Tuesday. His co-defendant, 48-year-old Sylvester Vincent Carroll, of New Jersey, was sentenced this month to three to nine years in prison. Both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and other charges. Vance says the two stole about $3.7 million from party planners around the world.

  • Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza

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    Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber allegedly got into a bit of a scuffle early Wednesday morning in Ibiza, Spain, and Bieber fueled the fight even more via Instagram. A Daily Mail source confirms that Bloom "took a swing" at the 20-year-old singer at Cipriani restaurant. "Justin was being cordial, and everything was fine. But then Orlando was annoyed when he saw it was Justin and instigated by taking a swing at Justin," the British publication's source says. "Justin ducked, and Orlando's punch missed. People intervened, some minor pushing, then they were separated. Justin stayed for a while after." RELATED PICS: Star Shots-- What's On Instagram? Continue reading...

  • Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7'

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    Fast & Furious 7 just got a little fancier. Vin Diesel broke the news that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea stars in the action sequel. "Iggy Azalea and I just worked together two weeks ago," the 47-year-old actor leaked while chatting on SkyrockFM about his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy. RELATED: Michelle Rodriguez Dedicates Fast 7 to Paul Walker Continue reading...

  • Check Out These 11 New Pulse-Pounding 'Maze Runner' Posters

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    New posters for the upcoming Young Adult sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner were released Tuesday, and we get a glimpse at what the world is like when you're running for your life. Based on the young adult novel by author James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows Thomas, one member of a group of boys trapped within the walls of a giant maze, and with no memory of his life or the outside world. GALLERY: Check Out Hollywood's Hottest Movie Posters! Continue reading...