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Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency a departure

December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Celebrity photographer Luis Martinez and singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the “‘Britney Spears: Piece of Me’ Planet Hollywood Launch Party”, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears has begun her early retirement in Las Vegas with a show that looks strikingly like the...

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Grave marker project helps bury the blues

December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo made Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, Aaron Pritchard wipes off a headstone after laying the marker on the previously unmarked grave of blues musician Aaron Sparks in Crestwood, Mo. Pritchard is part of the Killer Blues Headstone Project, a nonprofit...

Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies

December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – French tightrope walker Henri Rechatin walks over the Saint-Remy sur Durolle countryside in central France, in this July 16, 1967 file photo, as he breaks the specialty’s world record of the time. The celebrated French tightrope walker known as...

Egyptian rapper speaks for women’s rights

December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud poses for a portrait next to a mural in downtown Cairo. Mahmoud, an 18-year-old Egyptian, rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East’s hit TV show “Arabs Got Talent.” While she...

Bollywood actor Farooq Shaikh dies at age 65

December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Nov. 30, 2013 photo, Indian actor Farooq Shaikh attends a promotional event for his film Club 60 in Mumbai, India. Shaikh, the plump unlikely hero of scores of Bollywood films, has died. He was 65. Press Trust of India reported that Shaikh suffered a...

Hollywood struggles against new film meccas

December 29, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file film publicity image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, right, and Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, in a scene from “Avatar.” Director James Cameron announced...

A&E reverses decision on ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch

December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This undated image released by A&E shows Phil Robertson, flanked by his sons Jase Robertson, left, and Willie Robertson from the popular series “Duck Dynasty.” Phil Robertson was suspended for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about...

Britney Spears begins long-term Las Vegas gig

December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 3, 2013 file photo shows singer Britney Spears speaking to the crowd after arriving at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino before the debut of her Las Vegas residency “Britney: Piece of Me” in Las Vegas. Spears begins her...

As new film meccas flourish, artists become nomads

December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Raffael Dickreuter, a 32-year-old freelance pre-visualization artist who was born in Switzerland, poses at his workstation in West Hollywood, Calif. studio. Even as new filmmaking centers help spread Hollywood’s...

Hollywood struggles against new film meccas

December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This undated file film publicity image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, right, and Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, in a scene from “Avatar.” Director James Cameron announced...