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Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Oct. 26: Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52's is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 58. Actor Dylan McDermott is 53. Actor Cary Elwes is 52. Singer Natalie Merchant is 51. Country singer Keith Urban is 47...
An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music
Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music.
'Gray Mountain' won't disappoint Grisham fans
"Gray Mountain" (Doubleday), by John Grisham
Sale of Joan Fontaine's house to aid animal group
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — More property from the late Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine will benefit an animal welfare organization.
'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath
"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles
Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored.
Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album
NEW YORK (AP) — At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine.
The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:
On the road to find the world's funniest person
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.
Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.
Singer James Blunt calls 'You're Beautiful' annoying
London (AFP) - British singer-songwriter James Blunt has described the song that made his name "annoying".
Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move.
Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows
NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery.
On the road to find the world's funniest person
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.
'Fury' movie examines trauma of soldiers: Brad Pitt
London (AFP) - Hollywood star Brad Pitt said Sunday that his new movie "Fury", a brutal depiction of World War II, sought to recognise the psychological trauma endured by soldiers.
'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague.
'New Girl,' 'Cosmos' win Environmental Media Award
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — TV's "New Girl," ''Parenthood" and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" have been recognized for supporting green initiatives by the Environmental Media Association.
The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest
NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.
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