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From 'Bates Motel' to 'Ouija,' Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

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LOS ANGELES - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge.

Keira Knightley to appear on Broadway in 2015 in 'Therese Raquin'

NEW YORK - British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of "Therese Raquin," based on the novel by Emile Zola.

Arts 23 Oct 2014

Book Talk: Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

NEW YORK - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author.

23 Oct 2014

Sax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visit

BEIJING - Best-selling U.S. jazz musician Kenny G struck a bum note in China when he appeared among Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, prompting the country's foreign ministry to warn foreigners to keep their noses out.

World, China, Music, 22 Oct 2014

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. | Video

U.S. 22 Oct 2014

Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dead at 88

- Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, died on Tuesday at age 88.

U.S., 22 Oct 2014

Oscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity

NEW YORK - Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood stars during a career that spanned five decades, was remembered on Tuesday for his exquisite style, generous heart and tireless philanthropy. | Video

21 Oct 2014

'Fraggle Rock' actor Gerard Parkes dies at age 90

- Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian actor best known for his roles on the Muppets' "Fraggle Rock" and crime film "The Boondock Saints," has died, his agent said on Tuesday.

21 Oct 2014

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

21 Oct 2014

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

SYDNEY - Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.

Tony Abbott 20 Oct 2014