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  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City - 2014-08-29 4:41 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

  • TIFF short films feature big talent - 2014-08-29 3:00 AM

    TORONTO - Academy Award-winning director Torill Kove is among the top Canadian talents unspooling short films at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role - 2014-08-29 2:55 AM

    SYDNEY - Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

  • Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released - 2014-08-29 2:52 AM

    BEIJING, China - A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

  • Do some actors seem more suited to period TV? - 2014-08-29 2:00 AM

    More and more, television has been offering a window on the past. Historical dramas have never been so numerous. TV can take us back 2,000 years with "The Bible," a thousand years with "Vikings," a hundred with "Downton Abbey" or 50 with "Mad Men."

  • Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail - 2014-08-28 10:43 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.

  • Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably' - 2014-08-28 8:17 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.

  • HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium - 2014-08-28 7:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

  • Fall book season diverse, robust in Canada - 2014-08-28 1:25 PM

    TORONTO - A debut novel from filmmaker David Cronenberg, a short story collection by literary treasure Margaret Atwood, and autobiographies by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and hockey legend Gordie Howe are among the homegrown highlights of what publishers tout as a diverse and robust fall book landscape in Canada.

  • ABC names new boss at 'The View' - 2014-08-28 4:47 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rachel Maddow's top producer at MSNBC is the new man in charge on the daytime talk show "The View."

  • Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar - 2014-08-28 4:07 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.

  • Movie academy to honour Belafonte, O'Hara - 2014-08-28 3:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara are among those who will be honoured by the motion picture academy's board of governors.

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar - 2014-08-28 3:03 PM

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

  • A brother seeks answers in 'The Look of Silence' - 2014-08-28 2:57 PM

    VENICE, Italy - What is it like to look into the eyes of the men who killed your brother and went unpunished?

  • Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2 - 2014-08-28 2:45 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.

  • No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe - 2014-08-28 2:35 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

  • Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France - 2014-08-28 2:33 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

  • Suspects in New York violinist's death held - 2014-08-28 1:22 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.

  • Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law - 2014-08-28 1:22 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favours the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy.

  • Rogers reveals 45-person NHL broadcast team - 2014-08-28 1:18 PM

    TORONTO - Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.

  • Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore - 2014-08-28 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six kids together, and years of speculation on when and if they'd marry.

  • Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad - 2014-08-28 12:03 PM

    CLEVELAND - Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this.

  • Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star - 2014-08-28 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Louisiana firearms company at the centre of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.

  • VENICE WATCH: Iranian tales; vampire takes a break - 2014-08-28 10:13 AM

    VENICE, Italy - The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

  • Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost - 2014-08-28 9:35 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - All too often, it's the melodies in musicals that get all the attention. But what about the lyrics?

  • Art imitates life for former child soldier Jal - 2014-08-28 5:23 AM

    TORONTO - By the time he was nine, Emmanuel Jal knew how to fire a gun and go onto a battlefield, a young recruit on the front lines of a bloody conflict.

  • TIFF movie-makers face crunch time - 2014-08-28 5:23 AM

    TORONTO - The curtain opens on the Toronto International Film Festival in less than a week, and while the stars get ready for primping, some movie-makers are undergoing a far less-glamorous process — sitting bleary-eyed in editing rooms putting the final touches on their projects.

  • Suspects in New York violinist's death held - 2014-08-28 9:10 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them.

  • Springsteen picture book out in November - 2014-08-28 8:35 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

  • B'way season features Sting, Jackman and Peter Pan - 2014-08-28 6:18 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The coming Broadway season has something for everyone — a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlour and not one, but two Gyllenhaals. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2014-15 season:


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