Tuesday, September 23, 2014 05:26

Hulu sets '11/22/63' series based on King novel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries.
'The Maze Runner' weaves way to top of box office
Los Angeles (AFP) - Sci-fi action film "The Maze Runner" weaved its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, earning $32.5 million on its debut, industry figures showed Monday.
For Nick Cave, vision shaped in 'horrible' hometown
New York (AFP) - Over a four-decade career, Australian singer and writer Nick Cave has sought to probe the nature of both God and sexual desire through his frank, intense songs.
Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial
A judge Monday refused to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase of Jodi Arias' retrial.
Review: Solid Washington in mediocre 'Equalizer'
If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in "A Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the full complexity of a human being: strengths and weaknesses, attributes and flaws, durability and vulnerability. All topped off, of course, with that boyish Washington charm.
Cuban salsa singer split between island and US
MIAMI (AP) — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana.
Pink Floyd sets Nov. 10 release date for new album
NEW YORK (AP) — Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10.
Milan perfects the wearable lightness of fashion
MILAN (AP) — Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury?
Yves Saint Laurent film is French pick for Oscar bid
Paris (AFP) - A biopic exploring the darker side of the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is to represent France as a possible contender in the Best Foreign Language Film category at next year's Oscars.
Review: Easy Rawlins eyes Hearst-like case
"Rose Gold" (Doubleday), by Walter Mosley
Competency hearing slated for boy in artist death
DETROIT (AP) — A boy accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been ordered to undergo a psychological competency exam.
Review: Bezmozgis novel explores loyalty, betrayal
"The Betrayers" (Little, Brown and Co.), by David Bezmozgis
Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams
"Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by John Lahr
Dutch 'Dark Blood' director George Sluizer dead at 82
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch director George Sluizer, best known for making the last movie featuring Hollywood actor River Phoenix, has died in Amsterdam after a long illness, Dutch media reported on Monday. He was 82.
Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater
ROME (AP) — Riccardo Muti won't be picking up the baton to conduct at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera.
9 Marquez e-books coming out in English
NEW YORK (AP) — E-books for some of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's best known work, including the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera," are coming out for the first time in English.
Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own "spread cake": chocolate, peanut butter, bread and milk.
'The Lion King' earns record box office
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.
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