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Chuck Brown, pioneer of ‘go-go’ funk music, dies

May 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, master of ceremonies Chuck Brown speaks during a program to celebrate the legacy of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. Brown, who styled a unique brand of funk music as a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as the “godfather [&hellip...

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Activision, EA settle lawsuit over execs’ leaving

May 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo of a video game image released by Activision shows a scene from “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” Activision on Wednesday May 16, 2012 announced in a Los Angeles court that it had settled its claims against...

Drummer for OneRepublic arrested in Denver

May 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Eddie Ray Fisher, 38, is seen in a May 15, 2012 booking photo provided by the Denver Police Department. Fisher was arrested in Denver early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012 on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace....

Another star is dismissed from ‘Dancing’

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Monday, May 7, 2012 photo, TV personality Maria Menounos, left, and her partner Derek Hough perform on the celebrity dance competition series, “Dancing with the Stars,” in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria...

Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 12, 2012 file photo, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a press conference in Mexico City. Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and among Latin America’s most prominent authors, died on May 15,...

Historic diamond sold for $9.7 million at auction

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 2, 2012 file photo an employee shows the Beau Sancy diamond, 34.98 carat, at Sotheby’s auction house in Zurich, Switzerland. Marie de Medici wore it at her coronation as Queen Consort of Henry IV in 1610, and now the Beau Sancy...

Review: ‘Battleship’ loud, dumb but stays afloat

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, a naval ship is attacked by an invader in a scene from “Battleship.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) “Battleship” is big, dumb fun that knows it’s big, dumb fun and...

‘Idol’ favorite would continue winner monotony

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 9, 2012 file photo provided by Fox, contestant Phillip Phillips performs on the singing competition series “American Idol,” in Los Angeles. With the eleventh season finale of “American Idol” just a week away,...

Neil Sedaka turns his calendar girl into dino pet

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, singer and children’s book author Neil Sedaka poses for a portrait in New York. At 73, the singer-songwriter enlisted the aid of his twin granddaughters as kiddie backup singers on the three-song CD tucked into the...

PBS fall schedule offers U.K. hits, US history

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This image provided by Neal Street Productions shows, from left, Bryony Hannah, Jessica Raine and Helen George in “Call The Midwife,” a British drama about midwifery in the 1950s that opens PBS’ fall schedule on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Neal...