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Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry

November 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2006 file photo, film director Peter Jackson arrives for the Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jackson launched the Weta Digital studio in 1993 with fellow filmmakers Jamie Selkirk and Richard Taylor. Named after an oversized New Zealand insect, the company later was split into its digital arm [&hellip...

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Monastyrska makes winning Met debut in ‘Aida’

November 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Liudmyla Monastyrska, left, performs in the title role with and Olga Borodina, right, as Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida,” during a dress rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera in New...

Grammy-winning bassist injured in Swiss bus crash

November 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This is a Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo of Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller performs in concert at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Marcus Miller and several members of his band were...

‘Gangnam Style’ most watched YouTube video ever

November 26, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – South Korean rapper PSY, who sings the popular “Gangnam Style,” performs during his concert in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, in this, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo. YouTube says in a posting on its Trends blog that...

Tourists visit Southfork to remember Larry Hagman

November 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Kelli Pearson of Rowlett, attaches a bouquet of yellow roses to the front gate of Southfork Ranch, setting for TV show “Dallas “, in Parker, Texas, in memory of actor Larry Hagman Saturday, Nov. 24 2012. Hagman, known as J. R. Ewing in the TV...

Book tells how 18th-century newspapers covered war

November 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo provided by Todd Andrlik shows the cover of his book “Reporting The Revolutionary War.” The book primarily focuses on the turbulent 20-year period between the end of the French and Indian War and the conclusion of the American...

Marc Anthony comes to aid of Dominican orphanage

November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this image released by the Maestro Cares Foundation, singer Marc Anthony and his girlfriend, model Sharon de Lima, arrive for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new facilities for the Children of Christ orphanage in the eastern city of La Romana, Dominican...

Day-Lewis prepped for ‘Lincoln’ role in Illinois

November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis, who plays the 16th president in Steven...

Gluck opera shines despite tenor’s voice loss

November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this undated picture publicly provided by the Vienna State Opera, Veronique Gens as Alceste performs during a rehearsal at the Vienna State Opera of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Alceste” . Two tenors in the same role at the same time _ what...

Detroit Historical Museum is reopening on Friday

November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

A bust of Al Kaline from 2000 is displayed at the Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The museum is reopening six months after the venerable institution in the city’s cultural center closed up shop to undergo its first major...