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In 'Friends,' Westfeldt counters convention

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actress, writer, and director Jennifer Westfeldt poses for a portrait on Monday, March 5, 2012, in New York. Westfeldt’s latest film “Friends with Kids,” opens on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) NEW YORK (AP) — “First of all, I’m an Aquarius.” Jennifer Westfeldt is only half-joking in explaining how she came to be a...

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Brooks leads 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame class

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Connie Smith talks about her career during the announcement on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, that she will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, Garth Brooks, and Hargus “Pig” Robbins will become the newest members....

Obese Calif. man's plea becomes YouTube sensation

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Robert Gibbs, 23, of Livermore, right, is joined by, from left, Kevin Hunt, 18, Nichole Gibbs 22, and Amber Edwards, 16, on his birthday in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, March 2, 2012. Robert Gibbs, who weighs 600 pounds, posted a video on You Tube on his...

Cookbooks answer: What would Tony Soprano eat?

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Wiley, “B is for baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together” featuring characters from “Sesame Street,” is shown. (AP Photo/Wiley) Andy Griffith always saved room for Aunt Bee’s rhubarb pie. The...

Review: 'The Expats' is excellent spy thriller

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image provided by Crown, “The Expats,” by Chris Pavone, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown) “The Expats” (Crown), by Chris Pavone: Chris Pavone channels spy-fiction superstars Robert Ludlum and John le Carre in his amazing...

UK's Tate buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 file photo Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with some seeds from his art installation ‘Sunflower Seeds’ in London. Britain’s Tate gallery says Monday March 5, 2012, it has bought a work by Chinese...

Brit and American comedy dance at 'Secret Ball'

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Bob Odenkirk, left, and David Cross arrive to Amnesty International’s “Secret Policeman’s Ball” in New York, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — At the first U.S. Secret Policeman’s Ball, American...

Men in skirts? Entertaining flamenco at NY fest

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated image released by City Center, Rafaela Carrasco performs at the Flamenco Festival 2012 at City Center in New York. (AP Photo/City Center, Jesus Vallinas) NEW YORK (AP) — You suspect you’re not seeing a run-of-the-mill flamenco...

Comic impressionist Steve Bridges dies in LA

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this April 29, 2006 file photo, President Bush, left, and Steve Bridges, a comedian and President Bush look alike, gestures during the White House Correspondents’ Association’s 92nd annual awards dinner in Washington. Bridges, best...

Limbaugh and the GOP: The media stars and politics

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Donald Trump talks to reporters in Las Vegas. The uproar over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a young woman’s sex life underscores the outsized role that conservative media figures play in Republican...