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Ailey pulls out the stops at festive season opener

December 2, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre holds a dress rehearsal of Arden Court, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in New York. The work by choreographer Paul Taylor opens Wednesday evening in the newly renovated theater. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK (AP) — You can always count on a few things about the annual Alvin Ailey American Dance [&hellip...

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Jackson legacy expected to thrive after trial

December 2, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 1993 file picture, Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena, Calif. The private world of Michael Jackson, fiercely shielded by the superstar in life, was exposed in the trial of Dr....

Cutler, Cavallari engaged all over again

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stand on the sideline as his team plays the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jay Cutler and...

Kanye gets 7 Grammy noms; Adele, Mars, Foos get 6

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 5, 2011 file photo, Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters, performs at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. The Foo Fighters were nominated for six Grammy Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The awards will be held on Feb. 12. (AP...

Pa. spruce shines in NYC’s Rockefeller Center

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

The 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit using 30,000 energy efficient LED lights in the 79th annual lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped light...

‘Little Mole’ Czech cartoonist Miler dies at 90

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this March 1999 file photo, Czech animator and illustrator Zdenek Miler poses with his most popular character named Mole, in Prague. Miler died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, aged 90. The animated cartoon character Mole has enchanted millions of...

France honors Lenny Kravitz with highest award

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

U.S. singer Lenny Kravitz delivers a speech after being awarded “Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Officer of Arts and Literature) by French Culture minister Frederic Mitterrand in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo /...

Krasinski, Hunt, Common among in-crowd at Sundance

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Sundance Film Festival, Lou Diamond Phillips is shown in a scene from “Filly Brown.” The film will be competing at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Sundance Film Festival, John Castillo) LOS ANGELES (AP)...

Review: Kinect’s kid stuff reigns supreme

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this video game image released by Microsoft Corp., a scene is shown from “Dance Central 2.” (AP Photo/Microsoft Corp.) Microsoft and some third-party companies rolled out some nifty titles in 2011, with a few new ones for the holidays that will test...

MTV’s college network names Men, Woman of the Year

December 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker, co-creators of “South Park,” pose together at the 15th anniversary party for the animated television series in Santa Monica, Calif. MTV’s college network,...