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Debbie Allen’s twist on ‘The Nutcracker’ wins

December 24, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Debbie Allen at the Geffen gala at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. The ticket discounter Goldstar has declared the director and choreographer the winner of the 7th annual contest that crowns the nation’s best version of “The Nutcracker.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK [&hellip...

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2 Pussy Riot members reunited after leaving prison

December 24, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CORRECTS TO PUNK BAND – Member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, speaks to the media while leaving a train upon her arrival in Moscow, Russia, late Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Two jailed Pussy Riot members, Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova,...

Review: Reeves comes off bogus in ‘Ronin’

December 24, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Keanu Reeves, left, and Hiroyuki Sanada in a scene from “47 Ronin.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Frank Connor) LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Japan, the story of the 47 ronin is so central to the...

Review: Fine detail, little spark in Fiennes film

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens in a scene from “The Invisible Woman.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, David Appleby) Two years after he made his directorial debut with...

Vegas casinos draw tourists with holiday exhibits

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 photo, an accordion player, left, serenades a stilt walker during the third-annual “Winter in Venice” event at the Venetian hotel-casino. The Venetian is advertising the event as a public gift. Las Vegas casinos have begun...

Colombians mourn death of star vallenato performer

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Luz Consuelo Martinez, wife of singer and composer Diomedes Diaz, top left, mourns over his coffin at the main square in Valledupar, in Colombia’s northern state of Cesar, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Diaz, one of the greatest performers of Colombia’s...

Review: Pomp, amoral ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is rich

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jonah Hill, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from “The Wolf of Wall Street.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures, Mary Cybulski) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Digging into...

UAE sentences American to 1 year in video case

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file photo provided by Shervon Cassim shows Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury, Minn. The American man detained for months in the United Arab Emirates and seven co-defendants were fined and sentenced to jail Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 after...

2 Pussy Riot members released from prison

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Nadezhda’s Tolokonnikova speaks to the media after leaving a prison in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The third member of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot has been released from custody following an amnesty law passed by parliament....

Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at AMC Lincoln Square in New York. Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press’...