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Bono hurts arm in NYC cycling accident

FILE – In this March 7, 2014, file photo, Bono speaks to delegates during the European People’s Party Elections Congress at the convention center, in Dublin, Ireland. Bono has injured his arm while riding a bicycle in New York City. A posting on the band’s...

New late-night host Corden visiting Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) — Before he begins his own late-night show, James Corden is paying a visit to David Letterman. Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson next year on “The Late Late Show,” the CBS late-night program that immediately follows Letterman on the schedule....

New Franzen novel coming in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Franzen has a new novel coming — just five years after his previous one. Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux announced Monday that Franzen’s “Purity,” a multigenerational story that spans the globe, will come out in...
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An oft-elusive yet gifty treat: coffee table books

This book cover image released by Rizzolli shows “The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations,” by Robin Bronk. (AP Photo/Rizzolli) This book cover image released by Rizzolli shows “The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their...

Box office top 20: ‘Dumber To’ tops ‘Big Hero 6′

NEW YORK (AP) — “Dumb and Dumber To” gave Jim Carrey his best box-office debut in a live-action film since 2003’s “Bruce Almighty.” The sequel, co-starring Jeff Daniels, opened with $36.1 million almost exactly 20 years after the original...

Cumberbatch ‘bowled over’ by engagement reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch fans might be weeping on the inside over the “Sherlock” star’s engagement — but he’s seeing nothing but their love, he says. “It’s a crazy old love bomb to drop and the amount of love that...

Elaine Stritch given a starry Broadway tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti and Holland Taylor and writer Liz Smith lead a tearful and raucous tribute Monday to Elaine Stritch, the funny and irascible theater star who put the broad in Broadway. “This event would have...

New ‘Today’ executive out after brief tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ESPN executive brought to NBC to take charge of the “Today” show is exiting after less than three months. According to a staff memo Monday from NBC News President Deborah Turness, she and Jamie Horowitz decided that, in her words, it...
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Bill Cosby hunkers down as scandal rages

File-This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David...