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Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:05:30 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 1950 file photo actor Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, actress Lauren Bacall, appear at the Stork Club in New York. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives.




Lauren Bacall, a screen goddess of the shadows
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:08:25 -0400

FILE - This May 1945 file photo shows actor Humphrey Bogart, left, with his wife actress Lauren Bacall. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Anybody got a match?" was Lauren Bacall's first line, in Howard Hawks "To Have and Have Not," and, ever since, captive moviegoers have been desperately fumbling for a light.




That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:08:04 -0400

FILE - This Oct. 12, 1955 file photo shows actors Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, Lauren Bacall at the premiere of "The Desperate Hours," in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, FIle)Lauren Bacall had the look — cool and mysterious — and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice.




On 'Tonight Show,' Fallon pays tribute to Williams
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:28:42 -0400

FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the "Tonight Show," where the late comic made many memorable, seldom-seated appearances.




Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:52 -0400

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.




Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:33:37 -0400

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.




Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's book 'By Myself'
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:54:40 -0400

FILE - This March 16, 2002 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall waving as she enters Marble Collegiate Church in New York for the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's 1978 memoir, "By Myself":




Taylor Swift waxes philosophical on 'Giver' themes
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:43 -0400

Taylor Swift arrives at New York premiere of "The Giver" at the Zeigfeld Theater on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Not all the actors at a star-packed news conference Tuesday for the new film "The Giver" had been familiar with Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 book before they made the film. But Taylor Swift sure had been.




Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:19:41 -0400

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:10:35 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to Europe.

Williams remembered fondly by military
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:11:30 -0400

This Dec. 15, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing for a USO tour at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Members of the armed forces have long held special affection for Williams, 63, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 after hanging himself in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Williams never served in the military, but he was a tireless participant in USO shows. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs.




Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:07:52 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts.

Did Kimye baby North West say mama or dada 1st?
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:17:57 -0400

FILE - Kim Kardashian and U.S rap singer Kanye West arrive at a luxury shop in Paris, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 file photo. Recently, Kardashian West spoke about baby North, the success of her online game, her upcoming book of selfies and how motherhood has emboldened her. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather Bruce Jenner a text because of something she read online.




AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:33:22 -0400

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.




Statements from Williams' children and former wife
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:56:24 -0400

Robin Williams' three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams' former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody's mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor who died Monday at age 63.

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 4-10
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:36:06 -0400

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:26 -0400

FILE - This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.




Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:49:39 -0400

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.




Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:47:57 -0400

Women write messages with chalk near a bench at Boston's Public Garden, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting." Williams, 63, died at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.




NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:36:59 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:52:54 -0400

FILE - This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.




Williams a comic force, versatile actor
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:18:07 -0400

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows Robin Williams performing at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans in New York. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.




Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:05:39 -0400

Vernon Chadwick of Oxford, points out the haircut of the late Paul MacLeod, an Elvis-obsessed man who turned his eclectic collection of photos, records, albums and knick-knacks into a museum at his antebellum home named Graceland Too, honoring Presley, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Holly Springs, Miss. Several of MacLeod's friends gave tours to visitors at the museum-home. MacLeod's memorial takes place the week that fans commemorate the anniversary of Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.




Prosecutor: Musician's $500,000 prize money stolen
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:29:52 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor.

Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:18:18 -0400

FILE - The June 12, 2014 file photo shows Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer and fiancee of US actor George Clooney, as she attends the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. Alamuddin has been chosen for the U.N.'s three-member commission of inquiry looking into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza, United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)GENEVA (AP) — The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel.




Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:57:19 -0400

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.




Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:20:21 -0400

This is an undated Tate Britain handout photo, via the PA, made available Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 of an After Dark project robot in front of Jacob Epstein's The Visitation (1926) inside Tate Britain in London. The London art museum says that for five nights from Wednesday, people from around the world can get an after-hours tour online thanks to four roaming robots fitted with lights, a camera, and sensors designed to let them move around the rooms in the dark. (AP Photo/ Alexey Moskvin/Tate Britain/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDITLONDON (AP) — Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time.




Woman to stand trial in stabbing of Blige's father
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:46:54 -0400

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A judge ordered a Michigan woman to stand trial on charges she stabbed the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige during a domestic dispute.

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:42:18 -0400

This undated image released by Alfred A. Knopf shows Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Murakami's new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" was just published in the Unites States. (AP Photo/Alfred A. Knopf)NEW YORK (AP) — Haruki Murakami's new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.




Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:20:11 -0400

FILE - In this Friday, May 30, 2014, file photo, Pharrell Williams speaks on stage during the Grammy Event with Pharrell Williams and LL Cool J in Los Angeles. Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator. 2K Sports announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning performer will choose 27 tracks for the soundtrack of the upcoming "NBA 2K15." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.




Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:09:29 -0400

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, Iggy Azalea performs in Santa Monica, Calif. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Azalea fell off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles. Security guards quickly pulled her back onto the stage, and she barely missed a beat as Charli XCX joined her for the performance. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.




China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:03:28 -0400

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the government.

Police chief, BBC boss face grilling over Cliff Richard search
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:36:06 -0400

In a file picture taken on August 31, 2007 British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard arrives for the memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of princess Diana in LondonThe director general of the BBC and a police chief constable have been summoned to give evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee over the police raid on singer Cliff Richard's apartment. David Crompton, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, and Tony Hall were summoned to appear on September 2, the day after parliament returns from its summer recess. The parliamentary committee's chairman, Keith Vaz MP, announced the move on Friday evening.




China independent film festival shut by authorities
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:30:38 -0400

File photo taken on April 23, 2014 shows actress Zhang Ziyi arriving on the red carpet for the Beijing Interntional Film Festival awards ceremonyA Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country. Police prevented film industry workers and the audience from attending the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, organiser Wang Shu told AFP. "We were forced to close, and it was really bad," said Wang, from the Li Xianting Film Fund, who were behind the event. The festival has regularly been targeted by authorities, who disrupted its opening day last year before organisers continued the event in defiance.




Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:15:01 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:40:47 -0400

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland, Oregon, band Pink Martini has been found dead.

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:30:06 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna.

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:09:33 -0400

This June 1, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2012. Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections)NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.




No act: Tom Hanks wants sod for Women's World Cup
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:17:05 -0400

TORONTO (AP) — Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women's World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on grass fields.

Artist Christo says river project at a standstill
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:40 -0400

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, the artist Christo, second from left, waves as he rafts with associates, a journalist, and a river guide along the Arkansas River from Spike Buck to Parkdale, Colo. The world renowned artist rafted part of the river he hopes will be the next location for his art project titled "Over The River." (AP Photo/Carie Canterbury, The Canon City Daily Record)CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation."