‘Forza’ creators revving up ‘Fast & Furious’ video game

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Fast & Furious” and “Forza” are hitching a ride together. The hugely successful movie franchise is teaming up with the critically acclaimed “Forza” racing series for a video game featuring cars and missions...

MTV taps street artists Dabs Myla to design Movie Awards set

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Graffiti artists Dabs Myla aren’t just creating the logo for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards, they’re also designing and painting the sets. The show’s executive producer announced the creative collaboration Wednesday, saying this is the...
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Paris named host city for International Jazz Day 2015

FILE –In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 file photo, jazz musician Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock, performs as part of Unesco Headquarters’ in Paris Live Sets’, during a ceremonial launch of the World Heritage Convention’s 40th anniversary year....

Poet Angie Estes wins Claremont’s $100,000 Tufts prize

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) – A runner-up for poetry’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize has won this year’s prestigious $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award presented annually by Claremont Graduate University. Angie Estes was honored for her book “Enchantee,”...

Cliff Richard sex assault probe has expanded, says lawmaker

LONDON (AP) – A police investigation of veteran pop star Cliff Richard relating to claims of sexual assault has “increased significantly in size,” a British lawmaker said Wednesday. Police said in August they questioned the 74-year-old singer and searched a...

Lady Gaga joining the cast of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’

NEW YORK (AP) – TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of “American Horror Story.” FX confirmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fifth season of the hit series,...
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Roman Polanski appears in court in extradition hearing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski, center, with his lawyers, arrives at the regional court in his childhood city of Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Polanski appeared in the court for a hearing concerning a U.S. request for his extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor....
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Q&A: ‘Modern Family’ producer talks episode shot with iPhone

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, director Steven Levitan, winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series award for “Modern Family,” poses backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Associated Press...
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Alessandro Michele makes Gucci debut at Milan Fashion Week

Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of...

Cat-costumed crusader among animal film fest funny features

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When abused, homeless animals appear on TV and the melancholy melody starts playing, many of us reach for the remote. Those upsetting commercials inspired Michael Oosterom and his wife, Zachary Barton, to make short, funny films featuring a cat-costumed...