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Rare movie posters found in Pa. attic are for sale

Mar 12, 2012

By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rowdy band of bloodsuckers, gunslingers, wily wise guys, jaded private eyes, hardboiled reporters and good girls gone bad, stuck in an attic together for 80 years, is going its separate ways.

Nearly three dozen movie theater posters from ...

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Sunday fun day for Beyonce and Jay-Z at NY concert

Mar 12, 2012

By MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Sunday "fun day" for Beyonce and Jay-Z: The new parents enjoyed a concert by R&B singer The-Dream in New York.

The top music couple jammed to the singer-songwriter in the VIP section of SOB's, a small club that houses a few hundred people.

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Whitney Houston's daughter: 'She's always with me'

Mar 11, 2012

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In her first interview since Whitney Houston's death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she's "doing as good as I possibly can" and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month.

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Actor Tambor carries on annual tradition at SXSW

Mar 11, 2012

By JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Alongside rooms peopled with visions of technological futures and carefully calibrated self-promotion, Jeffrey Tambor is urging two young actors to scream and wrestle with each other.

This has become an annual tradition at South By Southwest,

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Jury will soon offer finale in 'Housewives' trial

Mar 11, 2012

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For eight seasons, Marc Cherry has woven conflict, mystery and death into the story lines of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," but soon 12 jurors will be the ones supplying suspense for the veteran television writer.

Deliberations in actress ...

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After long wait, Whedon brings 'Cabin' to SXSW

Mar 10, 2012

By JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After several years of studio purgatory, Joss Whedon's long-shelved, much-anticipated horror film "The Cabin in the Woods" finally arrived before audiences at the South By Southwest Film Festival.

Nobody complained about the delay.

"It really ...

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Popular romance trilogy gets US publisher

Mar 10, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, a word-of-mouth romance smash so erotic it's sometimes labeled "mommy porn," has been signed up by a paperback division of Random House Inc.

Vintage Books announced Saturday that it had acquired the three books — "Fifty Shades of Grey,"

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Iranian-Americans get the reality TV treatment

Mar 10, 2012

By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reality TV's life lessons tend to be at least as synthetic as the shows themselves.

Say you were intrigued by Snooki's problem-solving approach, if one existed, to drummed-up crises on "Jersey Shore." Translatable to the actual world? Nah.

But ...

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Oprah and Jaycee Dugard honored at the DVF Awards

Mar 10, 2012

By ALICIA QUARLES, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was embraced in a hug by longtime friend Diane von Furstenberg as she took to the stage to accept a "Lifetime Leadership" honor at the third annual DVF awards.

"She is the most formidable person I have ever met in my life," the ...

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Artist Heizer's big rock rolls to Calif. museum

Mar 10, 2012

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rock stars are a common enough sight in Los Angeles but it's not often when a rock is the star.

Los Angeles residents are coming out to catch a glimpse of a massive boulder that arrived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art before dawn ...

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Juanes attends his first Bruce Springsteen concert

Mar 10, 2012

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

While Latin sensation Juanes (WON-ESS) attended his first Bruce Springsteen concert at the Apollo Theater, he says he has always felt connected to Springsteen's music.

The Grammy-winning artist said he admires how Springsteen combines "his energy on stage with ...

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'Kill Bill' actor Michael Madsen jailed in Malibu

Mar 10, 2012

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say actor Michael Madsen has been arrested for investigation of cruelty to a child after a fight with his teenage son.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's statement says Madsen was arrested Friday afternoon at his home in Malibu, after deputies were called about a ...

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Springsteen brings customary energy to NYC show

Mar 9, 2012

By KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The power and the glory were unleashed in the heart of Harlem on Friday night as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took to the stage of the storied Apollo Theater.

Springsteen, self-introduced in a deadpan delivery as "the hardest-working ...

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Ray J says he's 'still hurting' over Houston death

Mar 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray J says he's "still hurting" nearly a month after the death of Whitney Houston.

The singer and sometime reality television star was one of the people who spent time with Houston in her last days.

He told reporters at a charity event on Friday in Los Angeles: "I really miss ...

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Robert Temple Ayres, 'Bonanza' illustrator, dies

Mar 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Temple Ayres, the set illustrator whose burning Ponderosa map opened TV's long-running Western series "Bonanza," has died in California. He was 98.

His daughter, Sharon Richards, says he died of heart failure Feb. 25 at his home in Riverside County.

The Los Angeles Times ...

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Dennis Quaid's 3rd wife files for divorce in Texas

Mar 9, 2012

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Actor Dennis Quaid's third wife has filed for divorce, saying the couple's seven-year marriage has "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."

Kimberly Buffington Quaid filed a petition in Travis County, Texas,

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Dick Van Dyke marries makeup artist at age 86

Mar 9, 2012

By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Van Dyke is a very happy newlywed at age 86, his spokesman said Friday.

Van Dyke and makeup artist Arlene Silver, 40, were married last week in a small Leap Day ceremony at a Malibu chapel near the actor's home, publicist Bob Palmer said.

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Rapper Coolio arrested in unpaid Vegas ticket case

Mar 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rapper Coolio was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a traffic ticket almost two years ago.

Coolio, 48, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a passenger in a vehicle officers stopped about 2:20 a.m. several blocks east of the Las ...

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Parents Television Council likes 'Bully' rating

Mar 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A petition urging the film-ratings board to overturn the "R'' rating it gave to the teen-centric documentary "Bully" has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, but at least one organization is OK with the decision.

The Parents Television Council praised the Motion Picture ...

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Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies

Mar 9, 2012

By The Associated Press, Associated Press

Film critics had some choice words for Eddie Murphy's new flick "A Thousand Words," and none of them are positive.

They roundly panned Murphy's turn as Jack McCall, a boorish literary agent and inattentive family man forced to examine his ways when a ...

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