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Jerry Lewis celebrates 86th birthday in NYC

Mar 18, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Lewis did not turn 86 quietly.

The comedian and filmmaker flew in to New York from Las Vegas for an hours-long celebration Friday night.

It started with an onstage interview at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y, then continued in midtown at the Friars Club, where hundreds gathered ...

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Super busy SXSW wraps up with poignant moment

Mar 18, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stars of all stripes and celebrity hit town to close out South By Southwest, but it was a marching band that stole the show Saturday.

Members of the Austin High band watched their star turn in the premiere of filmmaker Emmett Malloy's "Big ...

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Norah Jones plays entire new album at SXSW

Mar 18, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Norah Jones unveiled something new at South By Southwest — again.

Ten years after she shook Austin and the music world with "Come Away With Me," the 25 million-selling debut she released just weeks before the 2002 conference and festival,

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Apple firestorm leads artist to change his show

Mar 17, 2012

By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Daisey, the off-Broadway performer who admitted that he made up parts of his one-man show about Apple products being made in Chinese sweatshops, has cut questionable sections from the monologue and added a prologue explaining the controversy.

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Comedian Gallagher still in medically induced coma

Mar 17, 2012

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait before bringing the comedian Gallagher out of the medically induced coma he was put in after his heart attack last week in Texas.

Doctors had planned to wake the 65-year-old comedian on Saturday. But his promotional manager, Christine Scherrer,

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Lil Wayne told to cut grass of La. mansion

Mar 17, 2012

KENNER, La. (AP) — Lil Wayne has been told to cut his grass.

The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/yxftea ) reports the rapper was cited for high grass and weeds at his 10,000-square-foot mansion in a gated subdivision in Kenner, La., a suburb of New Orleans.

The Code Enforcement Department issued ...

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Colombian star Juanes says SXSW is life-changing

Mar 17, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Juanes didn't get to cross Eminem off his South By Southwest bucket list, but it's still been one of the best weeks of his life.

The Colombian rock star capped off his trip to Austin, Texas, with a concert Friday night, meaning he had to ...

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Horse racing drama 'Luck' proved too real for HBO

Mar 17, 2012

By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Horse racing has long withstood the deaths of its skittish, injury-prone thoroughbreds. Hollywood proved it lacks the stomach for it.

HBO abruptly cancelled its racetrack drama series "Luck" this past week after three horses used in the ...

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Eminem drops in on 50 Cent's 'Get Rich' SXSW show

Mar 17, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The rumors were true: Eminem joined 50 Cent to recreate "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" Friday night at South By Southwest.

It was a throwback to the heyday of gangster rap at the music conference and festival as 50 Cent hit the stage at the Shady ...

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Seeking the limelight, with the help of star power

Mar 16, 2012

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — No presidential candidate worth his chauffeured SUV has reached his personal zenith without this: celebrities to vouch for them. They are the glam and glitter of political campaigns, sure to turn even jaded political operatives into fawning celeb ...

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Santigold displays total career takeover at SXSW

Mar 16, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santigold remade South By Southwest into an eccentric dance party on Friday, turning the annual music conference and festival into a participatory event for some of her lucky fans.

The delightfully uncategorizable singer from Brooklyn pulled ...

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Oprah Winfrey's OWN network axes 'The Rosie Show'

Mar 16, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is pulling the curtain on "The Rosie Show" after five months on the air.

The show premiered in October to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.

Recently, it changed the format from taping before a studio ...

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Iron Lady faced test of mettle in West End farce

Mar 16, 2012

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — She went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands and faced down the powerful National Union of Mineworkers. But one of the hardest things Margaret Thatcher ever did, according to newly released personal papers, was attend a West ...

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Bourne's swans: muscular, menacing, and now in 3-D

Mar 16, 2012

By JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — If you've ever seen choreographer Matthew Bourne's version of "Swan Lake," you already know that his birds aren't the usual delicate, fluttery ballet swans.

They're muscular, menacing and very, very male — and now they're something else: 3-D,

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Jury in 'Housewives' case remains deadlocked

Mar 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered the jury considering whether Nicollette Sheridan was wrongfully fired from TV's "Desperate Housewives" to keep deliberating even though jurors say they are hopelessly deadlocked.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White sent jurors home Friday ...

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Playboy Club at Las Vegas casino to close in June

Mar 16, 2012

By The Associated Press, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will close in June.

No reason was given, and no specific date was set. A statement released Friday by casino and N9NE Group spokesman Larry Fink said the parting was ...

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Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

Mar 16, 2012

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum must return thousands of rare posters to an American man, part of his Jewish father's unique collection that had been seized by the Nazis, Germany's top federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ...

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Clooney arrested in protest at Sudanese Embassy

Mar 16, 2012

By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Clooney and his father were arrested Friday during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy, and the actor said he has asked President Barack Obama to engage China on stopping a humanitarian crisis in northern Africa.

The protesters accuse ...

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New opera celebrates imprisoned Maori hero

Mar 16, 2012

By MIKE SILVERMAN, Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Based on a true story spanning nearly 150 years, "Hohepa" lays bare some of New Zealand's most painful wounds — and seeks to heal them through music.

The opera, given its world premiere Thursday as part of this year's New Zealand ...

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Photo exhibit documents life inside North Korea

Mar 15, 2012

By MARIA SANMINIATELLI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a simple scene that repeats itself around the world.

A man gently lifts a small child by the arms as they reach the top of the escalator inside a modern department store.

In this particular photograph, the man and the child are in ...

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