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Ewan McGregor leads all-star cast in Broadway revival of 'The Real Thing'


NEW YORK - Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony winning play, "The Real Thing," about love, truth, marriage and infidelity.

Entertainment, People, Arts 12:39pm EDT

'Heaven Knows What' takes top prize at Tokyo film festival


TOKYO - Joshua and Benny Safdie's "Heaven Knows What," the story of a young heroin addict who finds love in the streets of New York, took the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival on Friday.

Entertainment, Film 11:55am EDT

Conchita Wurst gets her burlesque on at Paris Crazy Horse


PARIS - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing competition, brings her distinctive brand of sexy to the famous Parisian cabaret club the Crazy Horse next month.

Music, Entertainment 11:55am EDT

Expectations high for record spending at New York art auctions


NEW YORK - The gavel will not come down on the first lot of New York's major fall auctions until Tuesday, but records have already fallen and more are virtually certain once the bidding actually begins.

Entertainment, Arts 11:29am EDT

A Minute With: Bollywood's Kalki Koechlin on playing disabled teen


MUMBAI - Kalki Koechlin is one of the few Bollywood actresses in recent years to build her star power while proving her talent in indie and mainstream Indian cinema.

Entertainment, Film 9:26am EDT

Thu, Oct 30 2014

Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'


LOS ANGELES - Frances McDormand's "rubber face" - ruddy, wind-burned, creased and contorted - says as much as the dialogue in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's miniseries about a New England family and its caustic matriarch.

Entertainment, France 30 Oct 2014

Gregg Allman dropped from suit over fatal Georgia train accident

ATLANTA - Gregg Allman was dropped on Thursday from a wrongful death suit stemming from a train accident that killed a Georgia woman during the filming of a movie about the rock star's life, although the case continues against others involved.

Entertainment, Film 30 Oct 2014

Inspiration for Harry Potter nemesis Umbridge revealed on website


LONDON - As a Halloween treat for her fans, J.K. Rowling has revealed that the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge from her "Harry Potter" stories is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike - but whose name she has not disclosed.

Entertainment, Tech 7:55am EDT

A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad


ABU DHABI - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.

Entertainment, People 30 Oct 2014

Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show


PARIS - Eight French politicians will disguise themselves as citizens struggling with real-world problems in a TV show aimed at narrowing the gap between France's often remote political elite and the public they are elected to serve.


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.