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  • Box Office 'Hobbit' box office elite with $73.7M LOS ANGELES (AP) — Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million, besting last weekend's No. 1 film, Disne

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • TV Bob Barker Bob Barker celebrates birthday on 'Price' NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Barker's 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to "come on down" from the audience on "The Price Is Right." The veteran game-show host, at the helm of "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007, was invited back by curre

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Golden Globes Nominations-9 '12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each. The nominations announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Pr

    December 12, 2013 6 Photos

  • TV-Joe Morton-Scandal-9 During 'Scandal' hiatus, Morton will await fate LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's going to be a long, cold winter for the gladiators, and perhaps even longer for Joe Morton, who plays the debatably diabolical dad Rowan Pope to his political-fixer daughter, Olivia (Kerry Washington). After the "Scandal" epis

    December 12, 2013 4 Photos

  • Botched Holiday Songs Six geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches NEW YORK (AP) — Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It's that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we're hearing. Mondegreens, the moniker for mi

    December 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Music Billy Joel-6 Billy Joel plans Madison Square Garden residency NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him. The Grammy Award-winning icon announced Tuesday that he'll perform a residency at the famed NYC venue every month for as long as New Yo

    December 4, 2013 3 Photos

  • Essence Fest-Prince Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual festival, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans. P

    December 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Musical Sign Language-3 Sign language interpreter's moves a hit in concert PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Holly Maniatty creates music — for the deaf. Teaming American Sign Language with dance moves and body language, she brings musical performances alive for those who can't hear. Her clients are a who's who of rock, pop and hip-ho

    November 29, 2013 4 Photos

  • A Christmas Story 30 Years-15 'A Christmas Story' at 30: Now part of the family CLEVELAND (AP) — Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite. Cleveland, where parts of the movie were f

    November 28, 2013 7 Photos

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show-6 Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. Swift won Sunday night's top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music. Swift didn't perform,

    November 25, 2013 3 Photos

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