Tuesday, October 13, 2015 07:25

Democratic debate host Steve Wynn more of a Republican
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In this battleground state, divisions along the politically split Las Vegas Strip aren't as bright as the lights. But they are there, inside board rooms and executive offices.
Julianne Moore rallies fellow actors to fight gun violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Julianne Moore is rallying the entertainment industry to help end gun violence.
Daniel Craig inspects the UN's demining work in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus — but not to film any scenes as super spy James Bond.
Berlin Philharmonic says new chief to take up baton in 2019
The Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, said Tuesday that 43-year-old Russian Kirill Petrenko would take up his new position as chief conductor in 2019. At the same time, Petrenko -- whose nomination in Berlin in June took the classical music world by surprise -- has extended his contract as general music director (GMD) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich until 2021, the opera house announced separately...
Opposition head: no leniency for Roman Polanski if we rule
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party said Tuesday there will be no leniency for fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski if his party wins the Oct. 25 general elections.
New Atlanta fashion museum opens with Oscar de la Renta show
ATLANTA (AP) — A new museum focusing on international fashion has opened in Atlanta.
Playboy throws in towel, ends nude photos
"The reimagined Playboy magazine will include a completely modern editorial and design approach, and, for the first time in its history, will no longer feature nudity in its pages," said the statement from Playboy Enterprises. "The political and sexual climate of 1953, the year Hugh Hefner introduced Playboy to the world, bears almost no resemblance to today," said Playboy Enterprises chief executive Scott Flanders...
Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke
NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.
Mamie Gummer 'recalibrates' her career, returns to stage
NEW YORK (AP) — It takes about an hour to thoroughly disfigure Mamie Gummer.
H.R. Pufnstuf, child of the '60s, visits Nickelodeon show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — H.R. Pufnstuf is coming back to television, and he's bringing a few old pals along with him.
Kirill Petrenko to take over Berlin Philharmonic in 2019
BERLIN (AP) — Kirill Petrenko will take over as chief conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2019, and will do the new job alongside his existing role as the Bavarian State Opera's musical director for the first year.
US writer Hanya Yanagihara favorite for Booker Prize
LONDON (AP) — Stories of global migration, the digital age and the bonds of friendship are competing for the Booker Prize for fiction, which could get its first American winner Tuesday.
APNewsBreak: Bobby Brown working on 'unvarnished' memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown.
Abuse, self-harm novel tipped to win Man Booker Prize
A disturbing tale of male friendship which features graphic depictions of child sex abuse is favourite to win the annual Man Booker Prize for best novel, being awarded in London on Tuesday. US author Hanya Yanagihara's "A Little Life" follows four young men after they graduate from college but focuses on the traumatic past of one of them, who was abused by monks as a child and self-harms...
Thai Buddhist monk horror film banned on fears it could 'destroy' faith
A Thai horror film about Buddhist monks has been banned over fears it could "destroy" the kingdom's majority faith, authorities said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Culture has objected to certain parts of the film "Arbat" including a kissing scene and one where a monk is shown taking drugs. The clergy have long been revered in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand but in recent years have been rocked by scandals including gambling and prostitution, as well as corruption at the increasingly wealthy temples propped by donations from the faithful...
NYC art exhibition gives food for thought
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a whole lot of food for thought at a new art exhibition in New York City.
Chinese acrobats seek great leap forward
On the outskirts of China's financial capital, members of the "Shanghai Dream" acrobatic troupe practise for up to 10 hours a day to perfect their craft. "I started acrobatic training when I was nine," said Zhang Jianlin, 28, the group's leader.
Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke
NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.
President Barack Obama interviews author Marilynne Robinson
NEW YORK (AP) — For this interview, President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions.
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen announce pregnancy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting their first child.