Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:52

No Thanksgiving parade for the Estefans _ they're too busy
NEW YORK (AP) — Songs from the new musical celebrating the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan will have the honor of kicking off the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the couple will be far from the giant balloons.
Nat Geo Wild's 'Big Cat Week' includes live African safaris
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a chaser to the Thanksgiving feast and football, consider heading out on an African safari.
Cuban art thief suspect arrested in Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say a Cuban man has been arrested near Athens on suspicion of stealing 71 paintings and artwork from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.
Court tosses defamation suits by founder of rock band Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Defamation lawsuits filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer and the Boston Herald were thrown out Wednesday by the highest court in Massachusetts.
Tom Holland showcased acrobatics to land 'Spider-Man' role
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Holland dug into his musical theater roots, and his acrobatic skills, to land the role of the next Spider-Man.
Is it theft? German court mulls over sampling of Kraftwerk tune
Germany's highest court was examining Wednesday a case that erupted 18 years ago over a German hip hop artist's two-second sample of a tune by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. At the heart of the dispute is a short drum sequence looped repeatedly in the song "Nur mir" (Only Me) by Sabrina Setlur, who previously had a relationship with German former tennis star Boris Becker...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' gets a PG-13 rating
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Motion Picture Association of America says "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be entirely suitable for young kids.
'Rocky' effect put Philadelphia on world map
It is a classic slice of pop history: Sylvester Stallone -- aka "Rocky" -- jogging up the steps of the art museum in Philadelphia. For four decades, the boxing saga whose latest chapter hit US screens Wednesday, helped put Philly on the map. The 72 "Rocky Steps" -- as they are known -- are an irresistible draw to tourists who come to mimic the iconic scene from the Oscar-winning 1976 movie about an aspirational boxer named Rocky Balboa...
Veteran soap actor David Canary dies at age 77
WILTON, Conn. (AP) — Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children," has died at age 77.
Music Review: Dweezil Zappa comes of age on 'Via Zammata'
Dweezil Zappa, "Via Zammata" (Fantom Records)
NBC's 'The Wiz Live!' to ease on down that tuneful road
NEW YORK (AP) — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Bryan Voltaggio denies accusations made by cooks in lawsuit
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for prominent Maryland "Top Chef" Bryan Voltaggio and restaurateur Hilda Staples are denying accusations that their clients improperly paid workers.
Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.
Showtime documetary collects all of the former CIA chiefs
NEW YORK (AP) — After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to impossible to get interview subjects to speak candidly, if at all.
Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.
'The Danish Girl' caps year that put spotlight on transgender issues
The movie, by British director Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar in 2011 for "The King's Speech," tells the story of Danish artist Einar Wegener, who underwent one of the first sex change operations of the 20th century and became known as Lili Elbe. Appearing at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie over the weekend, actor Eddie Redmayne said he was very much ignorant of transgender issues when he first read the script about four years ago...
Boston Marathon bombing survivors brace for movies on attack
BOSTON (AP) — Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by the tragedy.
Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl."
Obama hails Spielberg's 'boundless imagination'
"Steven's films are marked most importantly by a faith in our common humanity," Obama said as he awarded him the Medal of Freedom. Obama noted Spielberg's work in founding the Shoah Foundation, which records testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. Among the 17 awardees at the White House ceremony were singer-director Barbra Streisand and songwriter James Taylor...
Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve in Alaska.
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