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Thu, Jul 31 2014

Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers


NEW YORK - Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun.

Entertainment, U.S. 31 Jul 2014

'Sharknado 2' creates feeding frenzy on Twitter, record audience for Syfy


LOS ANGELES - Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday.

Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures


- Viacom Inc's unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years.

Entertainment, Film 31 Jul 2014

Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71

PHOENIX - Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said on Thursday.

Entertainment, Music, People 31 Jul 2014

Paris porno cinema makes lone stand against the Web


PARIS - In a shabby cinema tucked away in a backstreet of central Paris, a crowd of aging devotees are putting up quiet resistance to the might of on-line pornography.

Entertainment, Film 31 Jul 2014

Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music lovers too


VERBIER Switzerland - There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world. | Video

Music, Entertainment, Davos 31 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 30 2014

Allison Williams to star in NBC's live 'Peter Pan' musical


NEW YORK - Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy "Girls," will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC," the television network said on Wednesday.

Book Talk: Paull's 'The Bees' looks at life inside the hive


LONDON - Three years ago playwright Laline Paull began to notice bees in her garden in Sussex, southeast England. Her interest was inspired by the death of a beekeeping friend.

30 Jul 2014

Pioneer of cinema vérité director Robert L. Drew dies at 90

NEW YORK - Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died on Wednesday in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said.

Entertainment, People 30 Jul 2014

5 Seconds of Summer debut album tops Billboard 200 chart


LOS ANGELES - Australian pop rock group 5 Seconds of Summer scored one of the year's biggest debuts on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, cementing its status as the latest boy band to conquer the United States.

Entertainment, Music 30 Jul 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.