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Singer Marc Anthony to produce album in English
MIAMI (AP) — Marc Anthony's latest Spanish-language album "3.0" is a hit, and his single "Vivir mi vida" topped the charts for 18 weeks. But Anthony isn't satisfied. He wants to reconquer a broader market with a new project in English.
NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use
NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.
Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.
Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him
ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.
Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.
Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbie is coming alive.
Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip
TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.
AOL to add Miramax films to video platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.
Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'
NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.
Theater producer denies claims he molested teen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened.
5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:
Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's 46 workers this week.
Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.
Los Angeles judge refuses to release Chris Brown
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.
Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations
LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam
NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
Franco calls selfies 'intimate,' not inappropriate
NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed — alone or not — are his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking.
'Hobbit' filmmaker changes name of trilogy finale
The final installment of the blockbuster "Hobbit" film trilogy has been given a new name, director Peter Jackson announced on Thursday. The movie was to have been released this year under the title, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," but has been re-named "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the New Zealand filmmaker said on his Facebook page. It is due for release in America on December 17, bringing to a climax the story started in 2012's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and last year's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug...
Review: Walker memorable in gritty 'Mansions'
Adrenalin runs high in the entertaining, action-heavy remake of the 2004 French film "District B13." Starring the late Paul Walker in one of his last roles, "Brick Mansions" packs gunfights, car chases, acrobatic stunts and humor into one stylized package.
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