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Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this May 17, 2011 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin appears at a taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” in Chicago. Franklin released a statement Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, saying she’s ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) NEW YORK (AP) —...

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Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Sept 2009 photo made available by Leon Hill, Bob Anderson attends the diamond jubilee celebrations of the British Academy of Fencing in Warwick, England. The Olympic fencer and movie sword master appeared in some of film’s most famous dueling...

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- Chairman of News Corp. business empire Rupert Murdoch, in this file photo dated Thursday, April 10, 1997. The 80-year old media mogul Murdoch has begun the 2012 New Year by setting up a twitter account under the handle at rupertmurdoch, it is confirmed...

Hugh Jackman on Broadway translates into cold cash

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Hugh Jackman appears onstage at the curtain call for the opening night performance of “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway”, in New York. Jackman has left a lot of broken hearts and records on Broadway....

Yaffa Yarkoni, Israeli wartime singer, dies at 86

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this May 15, 2002 file photo Israeli singer Yaffa Yarkoni sings during a performance in Tel Aviv. Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at...

Review: “Enchanted Island” a clever Met concoction

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE IN SECOND SENTENCE– In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, Joyce DiDonato performs as Sycorax during the final dress rehearsal of “The Enchanted Island,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “The Enchanted...

Times Square New Year’s Eve bash warmer this year

January 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Pitbull performs in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — The crowds are getting primed in Times Square for the big New Year’s Eve ball drop with music by...

Hollywood’s take on Obama: Less gushing this time

January 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2010 file photo, actor George Clooney speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington after meeting with President Barack Obama about his recent trip to Sudan. Hollywood, as everyone knows, loves the Next Big Thing. And...

Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Mexico City’s Camino Real hotel from 1968 is the architect best known work, but he also oversaw the remodeling of Los...

Moore: Traverse City fest tops $500,000 fund goal

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Dec. 29, 2011 photo, filmmaker Michael Moore holds a news conference at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich., to announce that recent fundraising efforts for the theatre have resulted in surpassing its $500,000 goal. (AP Photo/Traverse City...