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'Star Wars' awakens force with new stars in teaser trailer


LOS ANGELES - "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?"

Entertainment, Film 3:07pm EST

Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuser


- Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a woman's sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second woman's allegations, according to news reports on a newly unsealed deposition given by Cosby.

12:37pm EST

Titan of Latin American comedy, Mexico's beloved 'Chespirito' dead at 85


MEXICO CITY - Mexican actor and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolanos, one of Latin America's most beloved comedians, whose slapstick acts charmed fans from Spain to Argentina for over four decades, died on Friday at the age 85.

Wed, Nov 26 2014

One Direction makes Billboard history, knocks Swift from No. 1


LOS ANGELES - British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign. | Video

Music, Entertainment 26 Nov 2014

Merlin to open first Legoland theme park in South Korea


LONDON - Britain's Merlin Entertainments is to open a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets.

Thu, Nov 27 2014

British crime writer P.D. James dies at age 94

LONDON - British crime writer P.D. James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday.

People, Entertainment 27 Nov 2014

Pulitzer winner Lahiri in shortlist for S.Asia fiction prize


NEW DELHI - Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is one of five frontrunners for next year's DSC Prize, one of South Asia's biggest literary awards, according to the shortlist announced in London on Thursday.

27 Nov 2014

Wed, Nov 26 2014

A Minute With: 'Sunny' Charlie Day on oddballs, 'Horrible Bosses'


LOS ANGELES - From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale on "Horrible Bosses", Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

Film, People, Entertainment 26 Nov 2014

Canadian celebrity radio host charged with sexual assault


TORONTO - A celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in a case that has grabbed headlines.

26 Nov 2014

Turner film, exhibition reveal British master to a new generation


LONDON - With an epic sweep worthy of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain's greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers.

Arts, Entertainment 26 Nov 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.