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Actor Chris Pine charged in New Zealand with DUI

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand. The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance...
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Cameraman recounts Crocodile Hunter’s last moments

AP Photo/Russell McPhedran SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s famed “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin knew he was dying after a massive stingray stabbed him in the chest hundreds of times, the only witness to the fatal 2006 attack said in his first detailed public...
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Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith jam for Tibet

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Fans jumped high in their seats. Others raced to the front of the stage. The rest of the audience yelled excitedly. Carnegie Hall is a seated venue, but music lovers watching Iggy Pop and members of New Order on Tuesday night were...
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Review: ‘Ernest & Celestine’ a delicate delight

AP Photo/Les Armateurs-Studiocanal The delicate and lovingly hand-made “Ernest & Celestine” captures the whimsy and warmth of a dearly felt children’s picture book like few movies before. The Oscar-nominated animated French-Belgian film is a simply rendered...

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Mar. 3, to Sunday March 9, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Chromeo, “Jealous (I...
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Obama tapes ‘Funny or Die’ interview

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication. The president urged young people to sign up for the new health care plan through an appearance posted Tuesday on the...

Doris Day plans animal-friendly birthday bash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in April with a bash in Carmel,...

Keith Richards picture book out this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is writing a children’s book. He really is. The Rolling Stone who came to define the adults-only lifestyle of rock has a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for a picture story called “Gus & Me: The Story of My...

K-pop group managed by Jackie Chan debuting album

HONG KONG (AP) — Jackie Chan is transforming himself from action film superstar to K-pop band manager. The group named JJCC plans to release its debut album March 24 in South Korea, before promoting it in China. JJCC has five men in their early 20s. Four are South Korean,...
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No retirement in sight for Jerry Bruckheimer

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — On a quiet morning amid the awards-season rush, Jerry Bruckheimer’s shaggy golden retriever, Harper, is easily the most animated in the building. She trots about the production company headquarters, occasionally...