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NEW YORK (AP) — Fried chicken, that mainstay of comfort food, is getting the star treatment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Thomas was just 10 years old when the role of Elliott in "E.T. — the Extra-Terrestrial" made him a star. With the Steven Spielberg classic finally out this week on a 30th-anniversary Blu-ray, Thomas — now a 41-year-old father of three — was nice enough to take the time to choose his five favorite family films. Here he is, in his own words:
BEIJING (AP) — Novelist Mo Yan, this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two celebrities are on a notable list in California, but it's not exactly the A-list.
NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine plans to return to the podium at the Metropolitan Opera in May following a two-year absence, conducting from a wheelchair following a fall last year that left him partially paralyzed.
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they found drugs and a gun on rapper Nelly's tour bus at a West Texas border checkpoint where several celebrities have been arrested.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Savides, the acclaimed cinematographer who worked frequently with Gus Van Sant and David Fincher, has died at 55.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eda Mirsky Mann, a painter and designer and the mother of "Fear of Flying" novelist Erica Jong, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few couples from ABC's "The Bachelor" franchise to marry is now expecting their first child. Jason and Molly Malaney Mesnick's baby is due in March.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will play a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist when he makes his debut on Broadway in the spring.