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Phelps plunges into golf

August 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

United States swimmer Michael Phelps speaks during a news conference at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Now that he’s retired from swimming, Michael Phelps is ready to try a new stroke — golf. One week after ending his incomparable Olympic career with 22 [&hellip...

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Olympic closer hit parade has The Who, Spice Girls

August 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Jan. 14, 2008 file photo, the Spice Girls, from left, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell Melanie Chishlom and Victoria Beckham pose backstage prior to the start of the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2008/2009 men’s collection fashion...

The Who, Spice Girls to rock Olympic closer

August 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Friday, July 27, 2012 photo fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. The International Olympic Committee expects that almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games opening ceremony on...

Judge rules website violated Jackson copyrights

August 12, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

** FILE ** In this March 5, 2009 file photo US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. A federal judge ruled in favor of...

Beastie Boys rapper's will bars ad use of his work

August 12, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 12, 2009 file photo, musician Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys, attends a special evening to honor artist Ross Bleckner’s appointment as Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations. Yauch rapped that he wouldn’t “sell...

David Rakoff, acclaimed humorist, dies at 47

August 11, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Sept. 16, 2010 photo shows author David Rakoff during an interview in Toronto. Rakoff, an award-winning humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture developed a loyal following of readers and radio listeners, died Thursday, Aug. 9,...

1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6 million

August 11, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

An 1873 dime from Carson City, Nev., is displayed on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Philadelphia. The dime sold at auction for $1.84 million. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6...

The Who, Spice Girls to rock Olympic closer

August 11, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Friday, July 27, 2012 photo fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. The International Olympic Committee expects that almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games opening ceremony on...

Italian special effects master Rambaldi dies at 86

August 11, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This April 10, 2002 file photo shows special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi walking on stage after drawing a cartoon of ET during the Italian David Di Donatello cinema awards in Rome’s Cinecitta’ studios. Rambaldi who won three Oscars...

Russian official's tweet appears to target Madonna

August 11, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

U.S. singer Madonna performs during her concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/ Alexander Demianchuk, Pool) MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian deputy premier has made a rude statement apparently aimed at Madonna regarding her support for...