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Miss. hometown marks half century post-Faulkner

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this June 8, 2012 photograph, the late Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner’s primary writing tool, his portable typewriter, sits on a desk in his office that overlooks the stable at Roan Oak, his home in Oxford, Miss. The home, is now owned and maintained by the University of Mississippi as a museum and is [&hellip...

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Engineers, mechanics renovate NC whirligigs

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo taken Monday, June 25, 2012, whirligigs by Vollis Simpson are shown along the entrance to Fearrington Village near Pittsboro, N.C. In a huge warehouse a few miles from where Simpson’s whirligigs have stood for years in Lucama, N.C., people...

Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- This undated file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show,” from left, Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. Griffith, whose homespun...

Opera star soprano Evelyn Lear dies at 86 in Md.

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This Feb. 1978 black-and-white handout photo provided by the Kennedy Center shows, from left, Evelyn Lear as Irina Arkadina, Patricia Wells as Masha, and Evelyn Petros as Nina in Pastieri’s The Seagull. American soprano Evelyn Lear, who became an opera star...

KISS bring 'Monster' to UK

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

U.S rock band KISS members, from left, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, with their new book ‘Monster’ which contains photographs of the band’s 40 year career live on stage, following a press conference in London,...

Review: In 'Part of Me,' an incomplete Katy Perry

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Katy Perry in a scene from her 3D film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures) It’s a good thing the makers of “Katy Perry: Part of Me” aren’t in...

Review: 'Waltz' explores fleeting nature of love

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Magnolia Pictures shows Michelle Williams in a scene from “Take This Waltz.” (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures) Here’s how masterfully Sarah Polley manipulates tone in “Take This Waltz,” just her second film...

Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 1983 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith posing in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming CBS-TV film, “Murder in Coweta County”. Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made “The Andy Griffith Show” an...

Couple tries for year of daily Disneyland visits

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Sunday, July 1, 2012, photo, Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh pose for a picture at the halfway point, day 183, in their mission to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., every day this year. Both were out of work when they decided that instead of moping at...

Trailer for Cruise's next film project rolls out

July 4, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

In this publicity photo provided by Paramount Pictures, actor Tom Cruise, center, is Jack Reacher in film, “Jack Reacher,” from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Cruise’s crime drama...