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New Ailey chief adds crowd-pleasers to repertory

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this undated image released by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, dancers clad in black suits and hats perform in “Minus 16,” choreographed by Ohad Naharin in New York. (AP Photo/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Kolnik) NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine you’re in the audience at, say, “Swan Lake,” and the ballerinas...

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AP, NBC to announce awards Super Bowl eve

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, hugs Buffalo Bills linebacker Kirk Morrison after an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Patriots won 49-21 to clinch home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs. (AP Photo/Elise...

Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ musical earns new record

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 9, 2011 file photo, people line up to enter the Foxwoods Theatre for a matinee showing of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” in New York. The Broadway League reported Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, that “Spider-Man: Turn Off...

‘Lysistrata Jones’ to end its Broadway run Sunday

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this image released by The Hartman Group, Patti Murin, center, performs with the cast of “Lysistrata Jones” at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Producers said Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, that they’re pulling the plug on the Douglas Carter...

NYC mayor: Girlfriend’s kiss better than Gaga’s

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, kiss during the New Year’s celebration, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the world to know that while he might...

TV’s History channel sets ambitious miniseries

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this undated image released by A+E Networks, Easter islanders erect the statue of Moai on the cliff in a scene from the History’s 12-hour miniseries, “Mankind the Story of All of Us,” airing later this year. The new series starts with the...

‘American Idol’ finalist James Durbin marries

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

James Durbin arrives at the “American Idol” finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. “American Idol” finalist Durbin has married longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe in a New Year’s Eve ceremony in a Santa Cruz Mountains chapel...

‘Help,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ earn nods for producer award

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin in “The Artist.” Thomas Langmann was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards for the film “The...

India airs edgier TV shows _ but cuts out the edge

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 15, 2007 file photo, Hollywood actor Richard Gere, left, hugs and kisses Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during an event for HIV-AIDS awareness in New Delhi, India. An arrest warrant was issued for Gere after he kissed the cheek of...

Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CORRECTS NUMBER OF PROTESTERS TO HUNDREDS, NOT THOUSANDS – An Occupy protester with a sign marches along Colorado Boulevard during the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Several hundred Occupy protesters marched...