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William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral


LOS ANGELES - William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday.

Entertainment, People 12:02am EST

Sat, Feb 28 2015

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ


LOS ANGELES - The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website.

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91


ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.

Entertainment, People 28 Feb 2015

Fri, Feb 27 2015

Lawyers for Bill Cosby ask U.S. judge to dismiss defamation lawsuit


BOSTON - Attorneys for Bill Cosby asked a federal court judge on Friday to dismiss a defamation suit filed against the comedian in Massachusetts by three women who said he called them liars when they accused him of sexual assault.

U.S., Entertainment 27 Feb 2015

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offenses


LONDON - Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls. | Video

Music, People, Entertainment 27 Feb 2015

Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

PARIS - A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy.

Music, Entertainment 27 Feb 2015

Thu, Feb 26 2015

Film producer betting musical of 'Finding Neverland' will fly on Broadway


NEW YORK - "Finding Neverland," Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein's first hands-on foray into musical theater and which follows the British family that inspired Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie's classic children tale "Peter Pan," has staked its place on Broadway.

26 Feb 2015

Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings


LOS ANGELES - The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers.

26 Feb 2015

Madonna in unscripted plunge steals show at Brit awards


LONDON - Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday along with photos of her falling backwards downstairs tangled in a swirling cape.

26 Feb 2015

Warnings about hospital sex crimes of UK star Savile ignored: official reports


LONDON - Warnings about Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV presenter revealed two years ago to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, who preyed on victims at hospitals where he volunteered, were ignored, official reports said on Thursday.

Entertainment, People 26 Feb 2015

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.