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New Paris landmark: Giant sex toy or an Xmas tree?

October 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

People walk past a statue by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy as part of the International Modern Art Fair (FIAC), Friday, Oct.17, 2014 in Paris. A giant green art installation on the tony Place Vendome in Paris is attracting perhaps more attention than American artist Paul McCarthy bargained for. It’s called “Tree,” and vaguely resembles an [&hellip...

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Neil Patrick Harris says he’ll host Oscars in 2015

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this May 29, 2014 file photo, actor Neil Patrick Harris speaks at Book Expo America in New York. Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The 87th annual Academy...

‘Annie’ star Wallis hopes to become a veterinarian

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallis stars in the film version of “Annie,” with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne....

Killer of country comic ‘Stringbean’ gets parole

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This 1972 photo shows David “Stringbean” Akeman and his wife, Estelle. The killer of the Grand Ole Opry and “Hee Haw” comic Akeman and his wife Estelle was granted parole Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, after 40 years in prison. John A....

Review: Michael Keaton soars in bracing ‘Birdman’

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Emma Stone appears in a scene from “Birdman.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Alison Rosa) When we first see Michael Keaton in “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu’s bracingly inventive...

Killer of country comic ‘Stringbean’ gets parole

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This 1972 photo shows David “Stringbean” Akeman and his wife, Estelle. The killer of the Grand Ole Opry and “Hee Haw” comic Akeman and his wife Estelle was granted parole Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, after 40 years in prison. John A....

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 3, 2012, file photo, actor Dustin Lance Black arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play “8″ in Los Angeles. Pasadena City College has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Black $26,000 not to sue after the...

Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This Sept. 21, 2014 photo shows a sculpture of hounds with a hunt master on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. The museum is filled with dog art _ paintings, sculptures, porcelain figures and more _ and visitors are allowed to bring...

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

October 16, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This file publicity image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from “Game of Thrones.” HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service, CEO Richard Plepler said at an...

Gov. to French, Irish: Don’t mess with our tobacco

October 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to members of the media in Raleigh, N.C. In a letter dated Oct. 6 to French officials, McCrory said the plain packaging proposal may detract from more effective ways of curbing...