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For Matt Damon, Jason Bourne has been a lifeblood

NEW YORK (AP) — For Matt Damon, the “Bourne” films have been like a lifeblood. “I was kind of inoculated for that five or six year period when I made the first three. I could make decisions with absolutely no thought to what the potential box office...

How Comcast will look after buying DreamWorks Animation

AP Photo/Susan Walsh With DreamWorks Animation, Comcast adds several movie franchises – among them, “Shrek,” ”Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” – to its growing entertainment empire. Though the bulk of its business remains in cable TV...

Review: Cloying and farfetched, ‘Mother’s Day’ unfit for mom

What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your own karaoke performance of “The Humpty Dance” that it sends you a-tumbling? This is one of a series of ridiculously...

Jayhawks ride rocky path to reformation

NEW YORK (AP) — To a certain extent, singer-songwriter Gary Louris is fighting against history by reforming the Jayhawks. “The precedent isn’t very good as far as bands putting out their best work late in their careers – in rock, it’s very...

Alec Baldwin to host revived ‘Match Game’ on ABC this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s going to be fun and games for Alec Baldwin as he joins Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan for ABC’s summer prime-time game-show block. ABC announced Thursday that Baldwin will be quizmaster for a revival of “Match Game.” First...

Seth Rudetsky sees no ‘Disaster’ casting his friends in show

AP Photo/J Pat Carter NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Rudetsky has always had a dream of writing and performing in a show surrounded by his friends. Earlier this year, the multi-talented Rudetsky took that off his bucket list when his 1970s musical romp “Disaster!” sailed...

Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle, dies at 94

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94. Waas died April 19 at Abington Hospice in Warminster, according to Goldsteins’...

Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction

AP Photo/John Duricka NEW YORK (AP) — More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey’s says Ellington’s suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in...

Essence Festival Durban to be held in November

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country’s summer season in November. Essence President Michelle Ebanks says the dates are Nov. 8-13. “As Essence converges on Durban during South Africa’s...

Lucian Freud portrait could fetch $29 million at Christie’s

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — Christie’s is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British portraiture. “Ib and her Husband,” painted in 1992, is valued at about 18 million pounds...