Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav has been arrested on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving. Nevada...
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Rediscovering Walt Disney’s optimistic in ‘Tomorrowland’

AP Photo/Rich Fury BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For writer Damon Lindelof, the genesis of the escapist adventure “Tomorrowland” was one very simple question: What happened to our jet packs? When he, director Brad Bird and George Clooney were children (albeit at...
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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

AP Photo/Charles Sykes PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. David Rockefeller, the...

Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman’s late-night farewell – and so did his biggest audience in more than 21 years. The Nielsen company said Thursday that 13.76 million viewers saw Letterman end his 33-year career as a late-night TV...
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Sri Lankan immigrant drama ‘Dheepan’ finds a home at Cannes

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama “Dheepan,” French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map. Audiard premiered...
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Hou’s ‘The Assassin’ offers martial arts with an arty twist

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — “The Assassin” is a rare thing – a martial-arts movie in competition for prizes at Cannes. It’s hardly typical action fare. The film is by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, who brings a painterly...

Cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst to Putin: Let’s hang out

VIENNA (AP) — Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bearded Austrian cross-dresser says she would “love to spend at least a week with him” because she wants to understand what it means to “be President...
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Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite. But during the Cannes Film Festival, it is radically transformed into a red carpet emergency room – where...
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Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address

AP Photo/Owen Sweeney CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn’t resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University’s Camden campus. After all, the ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue...
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Emily Blunt lets her actions and characters do the talking

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — Emily Blunt didn’t come to the Cannes Film Festival to talk about shoes. She may have breezily, without hesitation, called out the silliness of any red-carpet dress code that would turn away women in flat shoes “in...