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Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly

Apr 23, 2014

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.

"Hedwig's energy transfers itself into a dialogue ...

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Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

Apr 23, 2014

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice.

Colbert, the Comedy Central host, visited the "Late Show" for the first time since it ...

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Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl

Apr 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two.

The 39-year-old actress and her 36-year-old husband, Will Kopelman, are welcoming their second daughter.

Barrymore's rep, Chris Miller, confirms Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born Tuesday.

Barrymore and Kopelman's first child, daughter ...

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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

Apr 22, 2014

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

The high court heard ...

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Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

Apr 22, 2014

By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa?

Starting Wednesday, hundreds of Indian film stars and thousands of Bollywood fans are expected to flood this city for the International Indian Film Academy's ...

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Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit

Apr 22, 2014

By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children.

Louise Ann Fernandez, a lawyer for Garth Ancier, said all the allegations made by Michael Egan III in a ...

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Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

Apr 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly ...

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DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network.

HGTV said Tuesday that "Ellen's Design Challenge" is expected to air sometime next year. It will feature six competitors who sketch, design and build furniture within 24 hours, and will play out ...

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Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

Apr 22, 2014

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Coulson and six others are on trial on charges stemming from the revelation ...

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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

Apr 22, 2014

BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

The new song, "Sumatran Tiger," was recorded ...

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Milsap, Wiseman among Country Hall inductees

Apr 22, 2014

By CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The 2014 induction class was introduced by Kix Brooks during a news conference Tuesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and ...

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Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

Apr 22, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

The 20-year-old pop singer's lawyers filed a motion Monday saying they need more time to ...

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A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

Apr 22, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.

It does it in the person of lovely, top-of-her-field Dr.

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'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

Apr 22, 2014

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.

The award-winning composer of the Broadway smash,

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David Foster Wallace's estate opposes biopic

Apr 21, 2014

By JESSICA HERNDON, AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of David Foster Wallace say they're opposed to the upcoming film "The End of the Tour," which is based on David Lipsky's 2010 book "Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace."

In his book,

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Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

Apr 21, 2014

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laureate, considered one of the greatest ...

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Man accuses former TV exec of sexual abuse

Apr 21, 2014

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has also sued a former TV programming executive and two other industry figures.

Michael Egan III sued Garth Ancier on Monday in ...

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Skier Miller, son's mom make custody pact, for now

Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

McKenna and the Sochi bronze medalist will share time with the toddler over the next four months.

Monday's agreement came shortly ...

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Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

Apr 21, 2014

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday.

A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown's bodyguard, who was convicted of ...

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