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Review: Satire ‘Figaro’ is irreverent, gleeful fun

November 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This photo provided by Blake Zidell Associates are, from left, Joey Parsons, Robin Leslie Brown, Sean McNall and Jolly Abraham, in a scene from Charles Morey’s comedy, ‘Figaro,’ currently performing off-Broadway at The Pearl Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Blake Zidell Associates, Jacob J Goldberg) NEW YORK (AP) — Figaro was a character who spoke...

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Obama enlisting A-list to act as surrogates

November 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Singer Stevie Wonder performs before President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama...

Film remembers 1913 Massacre in northern Michigan

November 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY NOV. 5 – In an Oct. 5, 2012 photo, film makers Ken Ross, left, and Louis Galdieri talk about their film “1913 Massacre” about the Italian Hall tragedy during a stop at the Daily Mining Gazette offices in Houghton, Mich. The film...

Foxx, Wonder among stars honoring Eddie Murphy

November 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Eddie Murphy poses at “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” a celebration of Murphy’s career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision) LOS ANGELES (AP) — However riotous the Eddie...

Lucas plans ‘little personal films’ in future

November 5, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 13, 2008 file photo, director/producer George Lucas poses for portrait in Las Vegas. Lucas wrote and produced the upcoming movie “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”There’s no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty...

Katy Perry wears dress with Obama slogan at rally

November 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Pop singer Katy Perry, sporting a skin-tight minidress with President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan “Forward” emblazoned across it, sings at a rally for Obama, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer) MILWAUKEE (AP) —...

NYC restaurants grapple with superstorm aftermath

November 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Wed., Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, Leigh Dworkin, right, waits for a slice of pizza as Carlos Quizhplema, left, and Rosa Rosas work behind the counter at Frank’s Trattoria, in New York. The establishment had water, but no electricity...

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...

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...