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French 'Wolf Totem' director says China censors gave him 'carte blanche'


BEIJING - The French director of the film Wolf Totem said on Sunday he had complete freedom from Chinese censors in his adaptation of the Chinese novel, which touches on divisive themes including the degradation of grasslands in the Inner Mongolia region.

Entertainment, Film, China 9:20am EST

Male as drunk, male as nerd feature in two London plays

LONDON - Male protagonists with polar opposite personality traits - one who develops into a drunken bully, the other awkward but ingratiating - show there is more to theater in London than the West End.

9:55am EST

Gaza music school shines in 'Arabs Got Talent' spotlight

GAZA - On the hugely popular "Arabs Got Talent" TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in checkered black-and-white scarves brought the house down with a traditional Arabic song that left the judges weeping and earned a ticket straight to the finals.

9:50am EST

Sat, Jan 31 2015

Whitney Houston's daughter revived after found unresponsive in tub


- Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of the late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived and rushed to a hospital, police said.

U.S., Entertainment, People 31 Jan 2015

Actor Val Kilmer hospitalized in Los Angeles after 'complication'


LOS ANGELES - Actor Val Kilmer, best-known for his roles in "Batman Forever" and "The Doors," said on Saturday he was at a Los Angeles hospital for observation following what he called a "complication."

Entertainment, People 31 Jan 2015

Fri, Jan 30 2015

For indie filmmakers theatrical release is an avenue to digital success


PARK CITY, Utah - Amid the snow-covered streets of Park City, Utah, the fates of numerous films lie in the hands of film executives as they place bets on which movies screened at the annual Sundance Film Festival will be the next big box office hit.

Entertainment, Film 30 Jan 2015

Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case


LOS ANGELES - A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death.

Entertainment, People 30 Jan 2015

Iconic Les Paul 'Black Beauty' guitar to hit auction block


NEW YORK - One deep-pocketed bidder will get a chance to own a piece of rock and roll history when the iconic Les Paul guitar known as "Black Beauty" goes up for auction in New York next month.

Entertainment, Music 30 Jan 2015

Miranda Lambert again leads ACM Awards with eight nods


- Miranda Lambert on Friday led all nominees for the second consecutive year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), collecting eight nods, including entertainer of the year and top female vocalist, in some of country music's highest honors.

Entertainment, People 30 Jan 2015

Singer Shakira gives birth to second child in Barcelona


MADRID - Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth in Barcelona to her second child, a boy, she said on Friday.

Entertainment, People 30 Jan 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.