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Williams a comic force, versatile actor
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
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
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.
Pharrell curates soundtrack for 'NBA 2K15' game
ATLANTA (AP) — Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.
Jeff Goldblum and band to perform at Cafe Carlyle
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Goldblum is coming back to New York but not to act — he'll be singing.
'Nashville' goes live in new season premiere
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama "Nashville" than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle.
Bob Weir canceling tour dates for rest of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January.
Gaza probe 'operational' without Clooney's fiancee
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 George Clooney's fiancee to pull out of the panel.
Review: A family is tested in 'No Safe House'
"No Safe House" (New American Library), by Linwood Barclay
Emma Stone in talks to enter 'Cabaret' as Sally
NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Stone, who last year abandoned appearing in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret," might still be in need of fishnets and a bowler hat.
Clooney's fiancee Alamuddin rejects Gaza probe job
GENEVA (AP) — The British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to George Clooney, on Monday pulled out of an appointment to serve on a U.N. commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza.
Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.
HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.
'Brangelina' marry in secret French wedding
Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally tied the knot after nine years together at a secret wedding in the south of France described as a "family affair" with their six children. George Clooney was among the celebrity friends to congratulate them. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, while the couple's other two children, Shiloh and Knox, were the ring bearers...
ABC names new boss at 'The View'
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow's top producer at MSNBC is the new man in charge on the daytime talk show "The View."
Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.
Movie academy to honor Belafonte, O'Hara
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara are among those who will be honored by the motion picture academy's board of governors.
No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe
NEW YORK (AP) — A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.
Stealing Charlie Chaplin: heist comedy in running for Golden Lion
Charlie Chaplin's son attended the Venice film festival on Thursday for the premier of "The Price of Fame", a movie based on the true story of two immigrants who dug up the silent-film legend's coffin for ransom money. French director Xavier Beauvois, of "Of Gods and Men" fame, tells the tale of down-and-out Belgian and Algerian friends in Switzerland who hit on the idea of the theft partly out of greed and partly as a way to meet healthcare costs...
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