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Clooney makes surprise Comic-Con appearance

FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2014 file, director and actor George Clooney attends the premiere of “The Monuments Men” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Clooney, who married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Sept. 27 in Venice, Italy, made an appearance at New...
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Actress stands her ground in ‘Jane the Virgin’

In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The Virgin,” premiering Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The CW, Tyler Golden) In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The...
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Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1980

Permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund faces the media as he prepares to announce French writer Patrick Modiano as the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 9, 2014, in Stockholm, Sweden. The prize was awarded ‘for the art of memory...

Paul Feig to make female-led ‘Ghostbusters’

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of rumors, there are finally plans for a new “Ghostbusters,” and it will be led by a female cast. “Bridesmaids” filmmaker Paul Feig said Wednesday that he will direct a reboot of the ghost-fighting comedy franchise...
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‘7th Heaven’ actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40

This undated photo provided by the Goldberg family shows movie and television actress Sarah Goldberg Goldberg who starred in “7th Heaven” and “Jurassic Park III,” died Sept. 27, at age 40 in her sleep from natural causes, at the family’s cabin in...

Black artist uses Confederate flag to create art

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Leo Twiggs’ paintings of shadowy Confederate flags and faceless men with bulls-eyes on their backs are a few of the haunting images he has developed living as a black man in the South. The 80-year-old South Carolina artist says he hopes the...
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Artist Maya Lin winner of Gish Prize

FILE – In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Maya Lin discusses her proposed redesign of Queen Anne Square during a news conference in Newport, R.I. Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one of the largest cash awards in...

Debbie Harry to headline Lennon tribute concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December. The announcement Wednesday by the nonprofit Theatre Within came a day before what would have been Lennon’s 74th birthday. Other performers...

Soap star’s passenger seriously hurt in Ohio crash

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a soap opera actor sustained minor injuries and his passenger was seriously hurt in a northeast Ohio vehicle crash. The crash involving “Days of Our Lives” actor Freddie Smith occurred Tuesday near Ashtabula, roughly 55...
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Cyrus’ date gets 6 months for probation violation

Jesse Helt, left, listens to his attorney Whitney Boise during his sentencing hearing at the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Helt, who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and read her acceptance speech, was sentenced to six months...