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Fiction, reality mingle for Stewart in Cannes

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — Playing an assistant to a famous actress, Kristen Stewart gave the Cannes Film Festival a self-referential and immediately acclaimed performance on the festival’s final day. Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils...

CANNES WATCH: Apology for love-triangle plane plot

CANNES, France (AP) — The director of a movie based on the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance is apologizing for a trailer that suggests a love triangle among members of its crew. Rupesh Paul announced “The Vanishing Act” at the Cannes Film Festival. A brief...
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Paul McCartney treated in hospital for virus

AP Photo/Zach Cordner LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney’s spokesman says the former Beatle is on the mend after being treated in a Tokyo hospital for a virus. Thursday’s statement from publicist Stuart Bell says McCartney “will make a complete recovery and has...
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Lifetime plans Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown movie

AP Photo/Todd Williamson LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lifetime TV channel says it will air a movie about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s relationship, with actress Angela Bassett set to direct. Lifetime said Thursday that the movie will follow the couple through their...
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‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ finale ratings drop

AP Photo/Paul A. Hebert NEW YORK (AP) — The sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out. The year’s final...

ABC’s ‘The Middle’ has fun Disney visit

NEW YORK (AP) — The season finale of ABC’s comedy “The Middle” proved the power of corporate synergy: the network owned by the Walt Disney Co. gave prime-time attention to an idyllic family vacation at Walt Disney World on the eve of the summer travel...
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Chicago Mayor Emanuel to appear on ‘Tonight Show’

AP Photo/Andrew Nelles CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to appear on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, making good on his promise after the host came to Chicago in March and jumped into the icy Lake Michigan. The mayor’s office and NBC officials...

Kanye West, Pharrell set for Made in America fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z has called close friend Kanye West to headline his “Budweiser Made in America” festival in Philadelphia. Kings of Leon, Pharrell and Tiesto will also play the two-day festival over Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Jay Z...
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Review: Barrymore can’t save Sandler’s ‘Blended’

AP Photo To say that the new Adam Sandler movie, “Blended,” is better than some of his other recent work – “Jack and Jill,” for example – isn’t saying much. After all, some natural disasters cause less damage than others. But none are a...
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Carlos Santana wants to save the world with music

AP Photo/John Davisson NEW YORK (AP) — Try to speak with Carlos Santana about his new album and he’ll want to talk about another topic: changing the world. The veteran musician says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young...