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Fri, Sep 19 2014

Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'


LOS ANGELES - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.

Entertainment, Film, People 19 Sep 2014

David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit


CHICAGO - David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation.

Entertainment, People, Arts 19 Sep 2014

Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.

Critics enamored with Broadway revival of 'Love Letters'


NEW YORK - In an age of instant messaging, digital communication and fleeting relationships, the revival of "Love Letters," a play about an enduring friendship recorded with pen and paper, is still capturing hearts on Broadway.

19 Sep 2014

White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses


WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. | Video

A Minute With: Jane Fonda on learning from the young comic set


LOS ANGELES - Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that "you learn what you can and can't do" and she freely admits she doesn't have what it takes to do comedy improv.

People, Entertainment 19 Sep 2014

The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn’t know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945.

Entertainment, Germany 19 Sep 2014

Thu, Sep 18 2014

Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj


ATLANTA - A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.

Entertainment, Music, People 18 Sep 2014

Fey, Bateman improv sibling love in 'This is Where I Leave You'


LOS ANGELES - Tina Fey and Jason Bateman called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," just to do a little reconnaissance on each other.

Film, Entertainment 18 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 19 2014

Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs


ROME - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life. | Video

Entertainment, People, Italy 19 Sep 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.