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Bristol Palin says ‘painful’ time after calling off wedding

Bristol Palin, a reality television personality and the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has spoken out for the first time since her wedding was called off this month, saying it is a “painful” time for her and her … Continue reading

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Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer’s: agent

LONDON Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, his agent said on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Sharif, whose films also include “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Funny … Continue reading

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Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

NEW YORK Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the Roundabout Theatre Company said on Tuesday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which will … Continue reading

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Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever with $1.36 billion in grosses

NEW YORK Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday. Attendance at shows rose 7.3 percent from the previous year’s 12.2 million and grosses … Continue reading

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Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira’s copyright accuser lied

NEW YORK A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira’s 2010 hit single “Loca” was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter’s work now says the songwriter may have lied on the stand and is prepared to head to … Continue reading

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U.S. playwright, actor Sam Shepard arrested on drunken driving charge

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested in New Mexico on suspicion of drunken driving, police said on Tuesday. Shepard, 71, told police he had consumed roughly two tequila drinks at a downtown Santa Fe restaurant on Monday … Continue reading

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Advertisers ditch TLC’s troubled ’19 Kids and Counting’

LOS ANGELES Four advertisers pulled out of TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” putting pressure on the U.S. cable network to decide the fate of the top-rated program about a Christian family after reports that the eldest son had … Continue reading

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Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King’s death: officials

Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered. The Clark County, … Continue reading

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U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85. Meara, the mother of actor Ben Stiller, died on Saturday, her … Continue reading

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U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85

New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend, her family said on Sunday. She was 85. Meara, the mother of actor Ben Stiller, died on Saturday, her … Continue reading

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