Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says the deposition for the “Blurred Lines” case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. In an interview with The New York Times that was posted Wednesday,...
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‘Rectify’ returns for Season 3 of a murder’s aftermath

AP Photo/Curtis Baker NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail Spencer remembers being about to shoot a scene for last season’s “Rectify.” It was set in a hospital room as Daniel, played by series star Aden Young, came out of the coma from his brutal beat-down. At bedside...
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Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano LONDON (AP) — In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it...

Monsters mix with the Great Wall in Matt Damon US-China film

BEIJING (AP) — Matt Damon, one of China’s favorite Hollywood stars, says he was overwhelmed at the fans turning up at his hotel in China – not for him but for an ex-boy band singer who has a small role with him in a Sino-Hollywood fantasy adventure movie. The...
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Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media

AP Photo/Kristy McDonald NEW YORK (AP) — Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And Trixie Garcia hopes that will turn more...
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Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG

AP Photo/Robert Altman NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New...
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‘Ant-Man’ Paul Rudd gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a big honor for “Ant-Man.” Paul Rudd, who plays the incredible shrinking hero in the upcoming Marvel film, got a star Wednesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rudd, who’s also appeared in a string of...

Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor’s husband at motel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued. Lynne Russell told reporters Wednesday that her husband, Chuck de Caro, decided to...
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A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

AP Photo/Eric Phillips-Horst NEW YORK (AP) — Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that...

US customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. customs officials have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India. The New York office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that an anonymous collector voluntarily...