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Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.
Philippine star rides dictator's coattails to West End
The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines' Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship. Now, he is performing to sold-out crowds at one of the world's most prestigious theatre venues, cast as ex-Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos in "Here Lies Love", a rollicking disco-and-dictators musical...
Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout
Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.
Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout
Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.
Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-0'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-0" and upcoming big-screen movies.
Review: 'The Real Thing' is thoroughly excellent
NEW YORK (AP) — The first time "The Real Thing" came to Broadway, it won the Tony Award for best play. The next time it arrived, it won for best play revival. This time it just may sneak away with the trophy for best musical revival.
Nielsen: 23.5 million saw Game 7 of World Series
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.
Md. man punched by Chris Brown settles lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer for a man who was punched by Chris Brown outside a Washington hotel says he has settled a lawsuit against the singer.
Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.
Nielsen: 23.5 million saw Game 7 of World Series
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.
Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout
Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.
Professor's 'Game of Thrones' punishment rescinded
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor suspended after he posted an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college.
Allman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.
Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color
NEW YORK (AP) — Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.
Carla Hall hits Kickstarter goal to open eatery
Carla Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced.
A second book for Hamilton _ this time, recipes
NEW YORK (AP) — "I can't believe I have to say this," Gabrielle Hamilton admonishes us in an asparagus recipe, "but please arrange with all the tips facing the same direction. Not in a chaotic jumble."
Judge: Trial needed to solve 'Blurred Lines' case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury should decide a claim by the children of Marvin Gaye that the 2012 hit song "Blurred Lines" improperly copied elements of their father's music, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.
Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.
John Denver bust missing after heavy-metal ball
DENVER (AP) — A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy-metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party.
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