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European ‘Borgia’ drama proves a worldwide hit

October 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, actress Isolda Dychauk playing the character of Lucrezia Borgia waits for the start of the shooting of “Borgia” tv series, in Sermoneta, Italy. The Italian economy may be struggling but the pan-European television series “Borgia,” which is now filming its second season in Italy, is a thriving...

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Iran orchestra finale rings of hard-line pressure

October 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, members of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra rehearse at the Roudaki hall in Tehran, Iran. Iran’s national symphony orchestra has been disbanded for lack of funds, musicians said, another sign of the effects...

Justin Bieber, Nick Cannon honor teen volunteers

October 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This June 20, 2012 file photo shows actress Emma Stone at the German premiere of the movie “The Amazing Spider- Man,” in Berlin. Stone, Justin Bieber, Tyra Banks and Josh Duhamel are honoring teenagers who give back to their...

Founding Father featured in popular new video game

October 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This undated handout image provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the Ubisoft game: “the Tyranny of King Washington” . Wars and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet...

Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ films, buy Lucas co

October 31, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, “Darth Vader” accepts the Ultimate Villain award from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas during the 2011 Scream Awards, in Los Angeles. A decade after George Lucas said “Star...

In Vietnam, US relies on pirate site to network

October 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, Vietnamese singer Le Quyen makes up on backstage at her family owned music cafe, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Le Quyen is suing Zing.vn and eight other infringing websites, claiming the site has ignored requests...

Daniel Day-Lewis gives poet dad’s work to Oxford

October 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is donating papers belonging to his father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis, to Oxford University. The archive, which fills 54 boxes, includes early drafts of the poet’s work, as well as letters from actor John Gielgud...

‘Anderson Live’ to end after 2 seasons

October 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This June 23, 2012 file photo shows CNN’s Anderson Cooper as he arrives at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cooper’s daytime talk show will be wrapping after two seasons. Warner...

Forks fire burns store that sold ‘Twilight’ relics

October 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Dazzled by Twilight store early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Forks, Wash. The fire destroyed the store, which sold souvenirs related to the Twilight movies, set in the Olympic Peninsula town about 100 miles west of Seattle near...

Review: ‘Room’ author imagines snippets of history

October 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This book cover image released by Little Brown and Company shows “Astray,” by Emma Donoghue. (AP Photo/Little Brown and Company) “Astray” (Little, Brown and Co.), by Emma Donoghue. How do you follow up an international best-seller like...