4 African authors among Man Booker finalists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Four authors from Africa are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize. The finalists for the prestigious literary award were announced Tuesday by the chair of judges, Marina Warner, at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The...
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Actor Shashi Kapoor to receive India’s highest cinema honor

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo, veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor greets the audience as he receives the lifetime achievement award at the 11th Mumbai film festival in Mumbai, India. Kapoor was named Monday, March 23, 2015, as winner of the next Dada Saheb...
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George R.R. Martin won’t let pressure rush his writing

Rosabell Laurenti-Sellers poses for photographers upon arrival at the Tower of London for the world premiere of Game of Thrones, season 5, in London Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Rosabell Laurenti-Sellers poses for photographers upon arrival at the...

Indian film star Shashi Kapoor named for top cinema honor

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor is to be given the next Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honor in Indian cinema. The 77-year-old actor belongs to the legendary Kapoor family that has dominated India’s Mumbai-based film industry, popularly known as...
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CHP: Rocker Crosby hits jogger with car on California road

FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, David Crosby arrives at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year event at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Crosby hit and injured a jogger with his car in Southern California. The...
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Stiller happy nobody tripped during recent ‘Zoolander’ stunt

FILE – In this March 10, 2015, file photo, actors Ben Stiller, left, and Owen Wilson wear creations for Valentino’s fall-winter 2015-2016 ready to wear fashion collection, presented at Paris fashion week, in Paris. Stiller and Wilson walked in the show to announce the...
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Vin Diesel on Paul Walker’s delivery-room advice: ‘Own it’

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Vin Diesel speaks on stage at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Vin Diesel, who announced Monday, March 23, 2015, on the Today Show that he named his newborn daughter Pauline in honor of...
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Taylor Swift, Microsoft among those buying up .porn suffixes

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Swift, Microsoft Corp. Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become...
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Gumbel’s ‘Real Sports’ marks 20 years

In this image released by HBO, Bryant Gumbel, appears on the the set of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” The HBO newsmagazine is marking its 20th year. (AP Photo/HBO, Patrick Harbron) In this image released by HBO, Bryant Gumbel, appears on the the set of “Real...

Elton John, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar head up Outside Lands

The foodie music festival Outside Lands is celebrating its eighth year with a mix of established superstars and new ones, from Elton John and D’Angelo to Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith. The San Francisco event will be held at Golden Gate Park Aug. 7-9 with a lineup that also...