Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

LONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner’s heirs is going on auction. Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach” was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector...

Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation

PRAGUE (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II. The Czech public broadcaster said the family members, chosen from 400 applicants, were brought back in time to...
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CANNES WATCH: Longoria a success behind the camera

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — There’s been much talk at the Cannes Film Festival about how to boost the ranks of women directors and producers. Eva Longoria is a good example of a success story. Though she gained fame for “Desperate Housewives,”...
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Ex-house sitter agrees to stay away from actor Luis Guzman

AP Photo/Gus Ruelas ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who used to house-sit for character actor Luis Guzman has agreed to stay at least 300 feet away from him. The Caledonian-Record reports (http://bit.ly/1LsvLIz ) that Guzman alleged in court documents that Joda...
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Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012....

Joel McHale to host annual ESPY awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on July 15. ESPN said Friday the show will take place in the Nokia...
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Michael Fassbender on making ‘Macbeth': ‘the Scottish film’

AP Photo/Scott Gries CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn’t know if the “Macbeth” curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he’d rather not test it. “The Scottish film” is what Michael Fassbender calls his...
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Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

AP Photo/Fredrik Von Erichsen THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis has helped German police recover a trove of Third Reich sculptures that had been missing for decades, including a pair of...
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Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry ‘Chronic’

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry “Chronic.” The British actor known for his explosive turns in films from “Made in Britain” to “Pulp Fiction” is...

Herman Wouk writes book to mark 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age. Wouk’s “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author” is coming out in December, Simon & Schuster told The...