Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko’s painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the...

Hollywood talent agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76. Gallin died Friday after a...

Springsteen takes part in surprise show at film festival

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey. Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker Southside Johnny were among those...

Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University’s first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Spencer recently starred as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the...

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her first try: 'I love it'

NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow’s high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her...

Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t let the vault door hit you on the way out. Getting forced out of a job is painful, but a couple (dozen) million dollars help salve the wound. The latest big name to get a big payment with a bye-bye from the boss is Bill...

Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are you haven’t heard the last of Bill O’Reilly. He’ll have options, and retirement seems unlikely. At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him. O’Reilly, the top cable news...

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

AP Photo/Steve Helber FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella...

De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s commencement exercises The Ivy League school announced Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated “for the intensity he brings to each...

Hollywood producer gives $30M to Penn State communications

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Hollywood producer and screenwriter known for creating such television hits as “Magnum, P.I.,” ”Quantum Leap” and “NCIS” is donating $30 million to Penn State University. The donation from Donald Bellisario and...