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Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999

Apr 18, 2014

By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually ...

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After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to the top of best seller lists.

The novel known for its "magic realism" was No. 1 on Amazon.com on Friday, a day after Garcia Marquez died at age 87. The Nobel laureate's most famous book ...

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Apr 18, 2014

By CESAR GARCIA and JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was ...

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Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Clinton is the executive producer of the short "Of Many," a documentary about the friendship of two religious leaders at New York University. One is rabbi, the other is ...

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Prince reaches agreement with music label

Apr 18, 2014

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 ...

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Idris Elba welcomes baby son Winston

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.

The actor tweeted Friday that his son was born Thursday, adding a photo of the baby's tiny hand gripping his finger. Elba's girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, gave birth.

It's the second child for the star of "Mandela: Long Walk to ...

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Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

The oil painting by Jonathan Yeo shows Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) doing her homework.

It is being donated by the artist to benefit the ...

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A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show

Apr 18, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.

Thursday's third-season finale was a reminder of its tasty kookiness. Not as jaw-dropping as some (or many)

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Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

Apr 18, 2014

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.

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'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

Apr 18, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.

The season premiere is a spoof of "Breaking Bad." The first of ...

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Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Apr 18, 2014

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White ...

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Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee

Apr 18, 2014

By NICOLE EVATT, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem.

"I don't know how to read music, but I can still play. So I don't really give a (expletive) about formal training or going to school,"

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Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

A partial list of his works:

FICTION:

— "No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories," 1961

— "One Hundred ...

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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

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"A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

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"With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of ...

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Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

Apr 17, 2014

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY and OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

With his voice ...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Apr 17, 2014

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

One of the most ...

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Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

Apr 17, 2014

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest.

"It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak,

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Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

Apr 17, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.

The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that the first place he would check out is Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the ...

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Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 17, 2014

By The Associated Press

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

Here is a partial list of his works:

FICTION:

"No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories," 1961

"One ...

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Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

Apr 17, 2014

By The Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.

Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar ...

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