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Justin Bieber says dropping 'arrogant' and 'conceited' attitude

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LOS ANGELES - Pop star Justin Bieber said he was leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude after bad behavior in the past year damaged his image while he makes the transition from teen idol to adult performer.

Jim Parsons set for celestial role in Broadway comedy 'Act of God'

NEW YORK - Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons, best known as the nerdy scientist Sheldon Cooper in the TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory" will be ascending to new heights when he plays God on Broadway this spring, the show's producer said on Thursday.

29 Jan 2015

Actress Lindsay Lohan's community service questioned in court

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday gave a prosecutor more time to investigate whether actress Lindsay Lohan failed to complete her community service requirements in a reckless driving case.

28 Jan 2015

Colleen McCullough, Australian author of The Thorn Birds, dies

SYDNEY - Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.

29 Jan 2015

At 82, Broadway star Joel Grey comes out as gay

NEW YORK - Actor Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for his role in "Cabaret" opposite Liza Minnelli and who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, on Wednesday publicly revealed that he is gay.

28 Jan 2015

A Minute With: Blythe Danner on getting older, finding better roles

PARK CITY, Utah - From Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Viola in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Blythe Danner has had numerous starring roles on the Broadway stage, but in her first leading film role she tapped into something closer to home.

Film, 28 Jan 2015

Leviathan director: controversy shows film 'touched something' in Russia

MOSCOW - Director Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose bleak depiction of his homeland in the Oscar-nominated film Leviathan divided Russia, said on Wednesday the polarization proved his movie had "touched something very important".

Film, Russia 28 Jan 2015

Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services.

Tech, Music, 27 Jan 2015

Funk icon Sly Stone awarded $5 million in lawsuit over royalties

- Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday against his former manager and lawyer over royalties he said he was cheated out of, his attorney said.

28 Jan 2015

Naturalist Attenborough fancies the lowly slug - for sex appeal

LONDON - David Attenborough has seen many of nature's most spectacular creatures in his 60 years of making television documentaries, but he says one of his favorites is the lowly, and in his view sexy, slug.

Environment 27 Jan 2015