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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82


- Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. | Video

Entertainment, People 2:30am EDT

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

TOKYO - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.

Entertainment, Japan 2:54am EDT

Mon, Oct 20 2014

Protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic


NEW YORK - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism.

Arts, Entertainment 20 Oct 2014

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series


- At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.

'Buffy' star Nicolas Brendon apologizes for drunken arrest

LOS ANGELES - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon on Monday apologized for his arrest stemming from a drunken dispute at an Idaho hotel and said he is seeking treatment for "emotional demons."

20 Oct 2014

Fox TV to air horror anthology 'Scream Queens' from 'Glee' creator


LOS ANGELES - Fox has ordered anthology series "Scream Queens" from the creator of 'Glee" and "American Horror Story," the U.S. television network said on Monday, as broadcast TV takes a cue from a format largely successful on cable networks.

20 Oct 2014

At 22, success has taken time for Britain's 'Charli' Aitchison


LONDON - Not everyone who is on top of the fast-moving pop music scene has heard of Charlotte Aitchison, even by her stage name Charli XCX, but lots of people have heard her or her songs.

Entertainment, Music 20 Oct 2014

Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

LONDON - It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel's "Translations" and Belfast-born "Game of Thrones" British-Irish actor Patrick O'Kane took two of the top awards.

20 Oct 2014

Sun, Oct 19 2014

New York's Met Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' protests


NEW YORK - New York's Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday as protesters get ready to picket "The Death of Klinghoffer," the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerillas.

19 Oct 2014

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office


LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada.

Entertainment, Film 19 Oct 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.