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James Salter wins lifetime short story prize

May 21, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — James Salter, author of prize-winning books including "Dusk and Other Stories," has received a lifetime achievement award for short fiction.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Monday that the 86-year-old Salter has won the 25th annual PEN/Malamud Award.

Judges praised Salter ...

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Bond girl takes 007 to the beach

May 21, 2012

By HILARY FOX, Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) — Where better than Cannes, the current epicenter of international glamor, to find a Bond girl?

Berenice Marlohe is at the film festival to introduce the "Skyfall" trailer, in which she stars alongside Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris.

The smiley ...

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Tim McGraw looks to rev up career with Big Machine

May 21, 2012

By CHRIS TALBOTT, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend.

The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous ...

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Court won't reduce student's music download fine

May 21, 2012

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston University student who was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet says he will continue fighting the penalty, despite the Supreme Court's refusal to hear his appeal.

Joel Tenenbaum, of ...

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Weekend 'Today' anchor Robach jumps to ABC

May 21, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Weekend "Today" show anchor Amy Robach is jumping from NBC News to ABC.

ABC said Monday that Robach will be a news correspondent based in New York. She has been the co-anchor of the weekend "Today" edition since 2007.

Robach worked in local news in Washington, D.C., Charleston,

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Iran's Kiarostami goes to Japan for latest film

May 21, 2012

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) — Abbas Kiarostami has found inspiration far from home.

The Iranian director's films are routinely banned in his home country, whose Islamist government has arrested or barred several younger filmmakers from working.

The 72-year-old auteur ...

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Gibb matriarch loses third son with Robin's death

May 21, 2012

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Her sons were blessed with musical gifts that brought riches and fame. On Monday Barbara Gibb was living a parent's ultimate nightmare — preparing, for the third time, to lay a child to rest.

Her son Robin Gibb — a Bee Gees founder known for his ...

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Film effects company DDMG plans Abu Dhabi studio

May 21, 2012

By ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The American special effects company that brought the "Transformers" movies to life and recently wowed concertgoers with a performing hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur is setting up a studio in oil-rich Abu Dhabi.

The deal ...

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'Transformers' roll out in Universal Studios ride

May 21, 2012

By DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Which 'bots are in, and which are out?

That's the question the special-effects gurus at Universal Studios and Industrial Light and Magic, as well as "Transformers" director Michael Bay, first asked themselves five years ago when ...

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Visceral performances bring stardom for Tom Hardy

May 21, 2012

By JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) — The allure of movie stardom is becoming evident to Tom Hardy.

As he made his way down the glittering red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his Prohibition-era gangster film "Lawless," Hardy found himself enjoying the ...

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Alain Resnais back in Cannes competition at 89

May 21, 2012

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival received a dose of theater Monday in the form of French director Alain Resnais' new film.

"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" is a love letter to the acting profession that shows a troupe of thespians performing a play ...

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'Forrest Gump' actor Sinise to raise money for vet

May 21, 2012

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Actor Gary Sinise, known for playing Vietnam War amputee Lt. Dan in the film "Forrest Gump," is keeping his promise to raise money for a southwest Virginia Marine who lost his limbs while on a mine sweep in Afghanistan.

After canceling ...

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Late Bee Gee Robin Gibb hailed in native Britain

May 21, 2012

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio.

The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits for other major ...

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Bogart's son to help Ohio farm where parents wed

May 21, 2012

LUCAS, Ohio (AP) — The oldest child of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is helping to raise money to renovate part of the Ohio farm where the pair married in 1945.

The News Journal in Mansfield (http://ohne.ws/L8mZ4n ) reports Stephen Bogart will make his first visit to nearby Malabar Farm ...

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English town made infamous by Ali G changes name

May 21, 2012

LONDON (AP) — The town made infamous by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G character has changed its name.

The sleepy London commuter settlement of Staines has upgraded its name to the more majestic-sounding "Staines-upon-Thames."

Staines' history stretches back to Roman times but the town gained ...

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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb dies after long cancer battle

May 21, 2012

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like "Stayin ...

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Jackson raises money for quake-damaged Va. county

May 21, 2012

MINERAL, Va. (AP) — Country singer Alan Jackson has raised more than $150,000 to help a Virginia county rebuild schools damaged by last year's earthquake.

A benefit concert by Jackson drew 6,000 people to Louisa County on Sunday night. Jackson performed in the parking lot of Louisa County High ...

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S.Africa's most famous township gets new theater

May 21, 2012

By DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa's turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be an anti-apartheid guerrilla. But he soon stopped training to lead the fight through theater, staging ...

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3 charged in carjacking of pastor Marvin Winans

May 20, 2012

By DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Three young men were arraigned Sunday in the assault and carjacking of popular Detroit pastor and gospel singing icon Marvin Winans.

The office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy identified the suspects as Detroit residents Montoya Givens ...

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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb dies after long cancer battle

May 20, 2012

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like "Stayin ...

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