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Main character upstaged in Vienna La Traviata

June 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this picture taken Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Gabriele Viviani in the role of Giorgio Germont, right, and Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Germont perform during a dress rehearsal at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria, for the opera “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi. (AP Photo/dapd, Lilli Strauss) VIENNA (AP) — Verdi’s La Traviata [&hellip...

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Broadway producer Edgar ‘Buddy’ Freitag dies at 80

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this October 19, 2009 photo released by The Hartman Group, Theater producer, Edgar “Buddy” Freitag, and his wife, Barbara, are seen on opening night for the performance of “Memphis,” at the Shubert Theatre, in New York. Edgar...

Singer Juanes: ‘Unplugged’ helped change sound

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, Colombian singer Juanes walks the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Juanes says singer-songwriter-producer Juan Luis Guerra got him out of his comfort zone when the famed musician...

TV executive behind Ellen, Tyra Banks shows dies

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 30, 2007 file photo supplied by Warner Bros. shows “TMZ” producer Jim Paratore in the TMZ studio/newsroom, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Paratore, who developed and steered series including “The Ellen...

Possible duet with Robin Thicke? His wife or son

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, Robin Thicke poses backstage at the 39th Annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. R&B singer Robin Thicke is a mentor on the new ABC singing series “Duets.” It also features Kelly Clarkson,...

Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image released by History shows Kevin Costner portraying Devil Anse Hatfield from the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.” (AP Photo/History, Kevin Lynch) NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like a...

Angry Birds spread their wings beyond gaming world

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Angry Birds Land, the new part of the Sarkanniemi amusement park in Tampere, seen on May 1, 2012. At Rovio, the future is Angry. The Finnish gaming company that made the eponymous Angry Birds title _ with more than 1 billion downloads to date _ is now...

Madeline Miller wins Orange Prize for Fiction

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

American author Madeline Miller, right, poses for pictures wiyh Joanna Trollope, left, the chair of the judges of the 2012 Orange for Fiction award in London’s Royal Festival Hall, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Miller won the prestigious book award with her...

Review: Spektor charms despite missteps on new CD

May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This CD cover image released by Sire Records shows “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats,” a new release by Regina Spektor. (AP Photo/Sire Records) Regina Spektor, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” (Sire/Warner) From the opening moment of...

Elaborate Portland marriage proposal goes viral

May 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This May 25, 2012, photo, shows actor Isaac Lamb and Amy Frankel in Portland, Ore. Lamb joined about 60 people on a small street near his house last week to propose to Frankel. He’s pitching it as the world’s first lip-synched proposal and there don’t...