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George Lucas’ filmmaking rooted in rebellion

November 3, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

In this March 1976 publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director, George Lucas, and actor, Mark Hamill, who portrays young Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of the original “Star Wars.” There’s no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast [&hellip...

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Pet residents of White House focus of book

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 4, 2010 file photo shows presidential pet Bo climbing the stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. for a flight to Chicago with President Barack Obama. Dallas author Jennifer Boswell Pickens interviewed everyone from first...

APNewsBreak: Cusack developing Rush Limbaugh film

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2010 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Director Betty Thomas said John Cusack’s production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh in a...

21 animated features vying for Oscar nominations

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated publicity photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Sandman eyes his target in DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians.” “Brave,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Rise of the Guardians” are among the animated...

Russian PM argues for Pussy Riot members release

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, right, speaks during his meeting with Russian pupils in the Gorki residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Medvedev said Friday that he detested the Pussy Riot act, but added the women have been in...

Singer Aimee Mann debuts ‘Sandy’ song

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This June 15, 2008 file photo shows Aimee Mann at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn. Mann has a new song born of her experience riding out this week’s superstorm in a Brooklyn hotel. Called “Sandy” and sung to the tune of...

Jurors in Spears trial say evidence was weak

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, singer Britney Spears arrives at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis honoring Richard Branson in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge on Thursday Nov. 1, 2012 dismissed libel, breach of...

Director Thomas finds passion project online

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated publicity photo provided by WIGS, Kim Shaw as Audrey, left, and Arielle Kebbel as Marissa, are shown in a scene from “Audrey.” Directed by Betty Thomas, “Audrey,” is a short Web series showing on the WIGS YouTube...

British DJ reacts to cancellation with on-air rant

November 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs banker, poses for a photograph in New York. In March 2012, Smith quit Goldman Sachs with an opinion piece in the New York Times assailing a “toxic and destructive”...

Springsteen pays tribute to storm-damaged NJ coast

November 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 14, 2012 file photo shows Bruce Springsteen performing at Fenway Park in Boston. NBC is holding a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi...