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George Lindsey, known as TV's Goober Pyle, dies
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning gas station attendant named Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83. The Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief
'Avengers' smashes record: $200.3 million debut
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hulk, smash. That's what Captain America tells the Incredible Hulk to do in "The Avengers," and that's what the Marvel Comics superhero mash-up did at the box office, smashing the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut. It's by far the biggest opening ever,
Miss America, Miranda Lambert at Kentucky Derby
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — The horses and roses weren't the only famous attractions at the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. A large crowd got peeks at the stable of famous people who walked the red carpet into the historic racetrack on Saturday. Among them were country
Madonna: Beastie Boys' Yauch was one of a kind
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NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys rapper who died Friday, was one of a kind and that the group was important to her musical history. The singer says the seminal hip-hop group was "integral to the musical revolution that was happening at the time." Yauch's
'Avengers' takes off with $18.7M at midnight shows
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man and his fellow avengers are off to a solid start as they bring their save-the-world act to U.S. theaters. "The Avengers" launched domestically early Friday with $18.7 million from midnight screenings. That puts it at No. 8 all-time for midnight debuts, just behind
Kim Kardashian wants divorce to move forward
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian's attorney says the television personality wants her divorce to move forward, but lawyers for her estranged husband say they're still pursuing an annulment. Kardashian's attorney Laura Wasser told a judge Friday that she thinks Kris Humphries' hurt feelings
Jolie 'proud' to be honorary Sarajevo citizen
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she is grateful and proud to have officially been named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo and that she will visit the city this summer to personally express her gratitude. The city held a ceremony to bestow the honor upon Jolie on Thursday.
Vogue bans too-skinny models from its pages
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NEW YORK (AP) — Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in. The 19 editors of Vogue magazines around the world made a pact to project the image of healthy models, according to a Conde Nast
Norah Jones, Danger Mouse channel heartbreak
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Norah Jones has a piano in her kitchen. You need look no further than this wonderfully off-kilter fact for a metaphor to describe the 33-year-old singer's evolution as she releases arguably the most interesting album of her career, "Little Broken Hearts." "It's nice
Ashton Kutcher ad is called racist, yanked offline
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled offline after viewers called it racist. The images and video for Popchips feature the 34-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star in brown makeup portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is "looking for
Jessica Simpson gives birth to a baby girl
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Jessica Simpson baby watch is finally over. Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, said publicist Lauren Auslander. Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces (four kilograms). Since announcing her pregnancy last Halloween over
Review: 'First Position' stays elegantly on point
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"First Position" is a welcome antidote to tawdry reality shows like "Dance Moms" and breathless competitions like "So You Think You Can Dance." Director Bess Kargman's documentary follows a half-dozen aspiring professional ballet dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, an elite competition for
Designer Louboutin hits back in red sole lawsuit
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LONDON (AP) — Would a red-soled stiletto by any other name than Christian Louboutin look as sweet? Certainly not for the luxury French shoe designer, who passionately defended his court battle to protect his famous glossy red-soled shoes Monday. Louboutin was in London to open a museum
Actress Sissy Spacek writes tender, touching book
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"My Extraordinary Ordinary Life" (Hyperion), by Sissy Spacek with Maryanne Vollers: Actress Sissy Spacek's autobiography is as tender and touching as many of her best movie roles. Granted, there's not much tender or touching about "Carrie" (1976). One of the scarier horror films ever made, her
New 007 film to depict spy's inner demons
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ISTANBUL (AP) — The next James Bond movie, "Skyfall," promises the usual action, exotic locations, scheming villains and beautiful women. For fans of the original novels by Ian Fleming, there's more: a journey into the troubled psyche of the iconic spy. After all, the director of the 23rd film