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UK comic actor Eric Sykes has died

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE This Tuesday, June 7, 2005 file photo shows Veteran English comic actor Eric Sykes after receiving his CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at a Buckingham Palace investiture, in London. Eric Sykes, the widely-acclaimed British comedy actor and writer, died Wednesday July 4, 2012 morning after a short...

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Spain police recover priceless 12th-century Codex

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

File – In this photo taken in 2004 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, one of the pages of the original 12th century religious Calixtinus Codex manuscript in seen in the cathedral. Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested four people on...

Miss. hometown marks half century post-Faulkner

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this June 8, 2012 photograph, the late Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner’s primary writing tool, his portable typewriter, sits on a desk in his office that overlooks the stable at Roan Oak, his home in Oxford, Miss. The home, is now owned and...

Engineers, mechanics renovate NC whirligigs

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo taken Monday, June 25, 2012, whirligigs by Vollis Simpson are shown along the entrance to Fearrington Village near Pittsboro, N.C. In a huge warehouse a few miles from where Simpson’s whirligigs have stood for years in Lucama, N.C., people...

Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America

July 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- This undated file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show,” from left, Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. Griffith, whose homespun...

Opera star soprano Evelyn Lear dies at 86 in Md.

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This Feb. 1978 black-and-white handout photo provided by the Kennedy Center shows, from left, Evelyn Lear as Irina Arkadina, Patricia Wells as Masha, and Evelyn Petros as Nina in Pastieri’s The Seagull. American soprano Evelyn Lear, who became an opera star...

KISS bring 'Monster' to UK

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

U.S rock band KISS members, from left, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer, with their new book ‘Monster’ which contains photographs of the band’s 40 year career live on stage, following a press conference in London,...

Review: In 'Part of Me,' an incomplete Katy Perry

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Katy Perry in a scene from her 3D film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures) It’s a good thing the makers of “Katy Perry: Part of Me” aren’t in...

Review: 'Waltz' explores fleeting nature of love

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Magnolia Pictures shows Michelle Williams in a scene from “Take This Waltz.” (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures) Here’s how masterfully Sarah Polley manipulates tone in “Take This Waltz,” just her second film...

Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86

July 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 1983 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith posing in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming CBS-TV film, “Murder in Coweta County”. Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made “The Andy Griffith Show” an...