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Woody's 'To Rome with Love' shows the sweet life
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ROME (AP) — Woody Allen brought "To Rome with Love" to the city that inspired his latest film, but some homegrown critics are grumbling that the American director's new work is loaded with old-fashioned Italian stereotypes. At a news conference Friday in Rome following a screening for Italian
Finally! Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get engaged
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NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: Brangelina is engaged. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't set a wedding date yet, but their engagement "is a promise for the future," Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, said in an email Friday. Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 36, have six children together. "Their
Proms aren't typical red carpets for Disney stars
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NEW YORK (AP) — Debby Ryan and Laura Marano get dressed up more than average teenagers: As Disney Channel starlets, they've done their fair share of red carpets. But, they say, there's still something special — and different — about picking a dress for a school dance and, especially, the
Europe's biggest contemporary art center opens
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PARIS (AP) — After a renovation that nearly tripled its size, the revamped Palais de Tokyo swung open its doors Thursday, inaugurating what is now the largest — and perhaps dustiest — contemporary arts center in Europe. The dust is not a mistake. It's part of an unfinished look meant to
Jury convicts woman of harassing Leonard Cohen
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found Leonard Cohen's former business manager guilty of harassing the singer-songwriter. Prosecutor Sandra Jo Streeter says the panel also determined Kelley Lynch repeatedly violated a restraining order by repeatedly calling and emailing the troubadour. Cohen
Madonna: Happy Joyce Banda is Malawi's president
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NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she's happy that Malawi's former vice president is now leading the country. Joy Banda became president Saturday and is the country's first women leader. Former president Bingu wa Mutharika died of a heart attack on April 5. Madonna adopted two Malawian children
Spider-Man alter egos to meet in miniseries
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marvel Comics says Spider-Man alter ego Peter Parker will meet his counterpart from the Ultimate Comics Universe, Miles Morales. It's part of Spider-Man's 50th anniversary. Morales is Spider-Man in the publisher's Ultimate universe, a grittier, more contemporary place where
Police say no crime in Whitney Houston's death
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Police have closed their investigation into Whitney Houston's death without finding evidence to suggest it was anything other than an accidental drowning, investigators announced Wednesday. The Beverly Hills Police Department did not release a detailed report
Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Anthony has made his breakup from Jennifer Lopez official by filing for divorce in Los Angeles. The singer filed his petition Monday to end the marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair announced they were ending their marriage in June after seven years.
Review: Monica takes a chance with 'New Life'
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Monica, "New Life" (RCA Records) After the success of her last album, 2010's"Still Standing," Grammy-winner Monica returns with a soulful yet less-than-impressive collection of R&B tracks. The album's first single, "It All Belongs To Me," has deservedly attracted the most attention of all the
'Simpsons' creator: Real Springfield is in Oregon
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SPRINGFIELD, Oregon (AP) — One of the best-kept secrets in television history has been revealed, with "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening pointing to Springfield, Oregon, as the inspiration for the animated hometown of Homer and his dysfunctional family. Groening told Smithsonian magazine,
Clinton praises movie on Myanmar's Suu Kyi
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WASHINGTON (AP) — French director Luc Besson's biopic of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won an unusual endorsement. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she watched the movie, "The Lady," as she flew to the military-dominated country in December on the first trip there by a U.S.
Ronnie Wood: Rolling Stones to go into studio soon
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones will meet in a recording studio later this month "to just throw some ideas around." The guitarist for the legendary rock group said Monday that he and the band just want "to get the feel again." He also added that the Rolling Stones 50th
Jurors being seated in Hudson family murder trial
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CHICAGO (AP) — The first full day of jury selection in the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's family ended Monday without the seating of a full jury. William Balfour is accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. The 30-year-old Balfour
Queen Elizabeth II grants Camilla new honor
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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The announcement that Camilla has been made a Dame Grand Cross comes on the day of her seventh wedding anniversary with Prince Charles,
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