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Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic 'Africa'

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LOS ANGELES - Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.

David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit

CHICAGO - David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation.

Arts 19 Sep 2014

Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.

U.S., Health, 19 Sep 2014

A Minute With: Jane Fonda on learning from the young comic set

LOS ANGELES - Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that "you learn what you can and can't do" and she freely admits she doesn't have what it takes to do comedy improv.

19 Sep 2014

Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj

ATLANTA - A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.

Music, 18 Sep 2014

Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

ROME - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life. | Video

Italy 19 Sep 2014

'Maze Runner' sets hopes on O'Brien and big screens for young adults

LOS ANGELES - When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.

Film, 18 Sep 2014

NFL player Dwyer out of Arizona jail after domestic violence arrest

PHOENIX - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer posted bond and was released from a county jail on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in the latest domestic violence case involving a National Football League player.

Sports, 18 Sep 2014

Daughter of comedian Joan Rivers thanks fans for support, kindness

NEW YORK - Melissa Rivers, the only daughter of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died two weeks ago following complications from an outpatient throat procedure, said her mother would have been overwhelmed by the depth of love people have shown for her.

18 Sep 2014

Mexico lawmakers seek to fine Miley Cyrus for flag spank while twerking

MONTERREY - A Mexican state legislature has asked the country's federal government to fine singer Miley Cyrus after one of her dancers spanked Cyrus's backside with a Mexican flag as she "twerked" during an independence day performance.

Music, 17 Sep 2014