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Brazilian bikinis burgeon to fit the fat

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo taken Jan. 24, 2012, women sunbathe at the artificial lake Piscinao de Ramos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil’s thickening waistline and are reaching out to the ever-expanding ranks of heavy women with new plus-size lines. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) RIO DE JANEIRO [&hellip...

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Peter, Paul and Mary bassist Dick Kniss dies at 74

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO JAN. 25, 2012 and BYLINE TO THEODORE JEAN – In this undated photo provided by Theodore Jean, Dick Kniss plays the acoustic bass. Kniss, who performed for five decades with Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit...

Friend says on 911 call Demi Moore was convulsing

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, actress Demi Moore attends the premiere of “Margin Call” in New York. A spokeswoman for Moore on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 said the actress is seeking professional help to treat her exhaustion and...

Actress’ claim to be gay by choice riles activists

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This is a Tuesday, May 25, 2010 file photo of actress Cynthia Nixon attending the Designing Women Awards in New York. Gay rights activists say actress Cynthia Nixon’s insistence she chose to be a lesbian gives fodder to those who argue gays...

After 45 years, Paul Plishka says goodbye to Met

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Jan. 6, 2010 photo released by Metropolitan Opera, Paul Plishka performs as the Sacristan in Puccini’s “Tosca,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Plishka ends his career on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with his 1,642nd performance....

Stars cover Dylan songs for Amnesty International

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs during the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Dylan is giving human rights supporters something to sing about. He waived the publishing fees for his entire catalog,...

APNewsBreak: Jackson enters fray over Grammy cuts

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks with reporters during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial in Washington. Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy’s cuts to its Grammy categories:...

SAG statuette has an interesting backstory

January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, a large replica of the SAG award is shown at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in West Hollywood, Calif. The SAG awards will be held on Jan. 29, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)...

Cynthia Nixon wrestles with life in a moving ‘Wit’

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Cynthia Nixon is shown in a scene from “Wit,” in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown) NEW YORK (AP) — Another “Sex and the City” star has made her way to Broadway but...

Robert Hegyes, played Epstein on ‘Kotter,’ dies

January 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this 1978 file photo, Robert Hegyes portrays Juan Epstein from the comedy series “Welcome Back Kotter.” The actor best known for playing the Jewish Puerto Rican student on the 1970s TV show has died. He was 60. (AP Photo, file)...