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Mass. native O’Brien talks about start in comedy

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Conan O’Brien discusses his life and the art of comedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien visited Boston to talk about the art of comedy and how he got started in it. O’Brien was at the [&hellip...

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Review: Funny poke at academia in ‘Common Pursuit’

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, from left, Jacob Fishel, Josh Cooke, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Kieran Campion, Kristen Bush and Tim McGeever, in a scene from Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit,” performing off-Broadway at the...

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ packing up from New York

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this undated theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, from left, Levi Kreis, Elizabeth Stanley, Eddie Clendening, Hunter Foster, Lance Guest and Robert Britton Lyons are shown in a scene from the musical “Million Dollar...

NC folk musician Doc Watson critical after fall

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2000 file photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson, talks about his long and successful musical career at his home in Deep Gap, N.C. Watson was in critical condition Thursday, May 24, 2012, at a North Carolina hospital after falling...

Spelling’s widow sues Md. auction house over dolls

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this April 26, 2009 file photo, Candy Spelling attends The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at The University of California Los Angeles. Spelling, the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling is suing a Maryland auction house that sold part of...

Broadway stars to come out for Drama Desk Awards

May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 7, 2012 file photo, actress Brooke Shields arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. Shields will be a presenter at The Drama Desk Awards on...

NY black radio-pioneer Hal Jackson dies

May 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2004 file photo, Harold “Hal” Jackson and wife Debi share a moment before celebrating Jackson’s 65 years of broadcasting at a benefit for the Youth Development Foundation, at the Rainbow Room in New York. Jackson, who...

Literary scholar Paul Fussell dead at 88

May 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This 2008 photo provided by Cole Behringer shows Paul Fussell. Paul Fussell, an acclaimed literary scholar who won a National Book Award in 1976 for “The Great War and Modern Memory,” died Wednesday morning, May 23, 2012 at age 88. His stepson...

Former nanny sues Sharon Stone, claims harassment

May 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Thurs., May 3, 2012 file photo, actress Sharon Stone arrives at A Better LA’s “In the Art of the City” event in Los Angeles. Stone was sued May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles by Erlinda T. Elemen, the actress’ former nanny...

‘Duck’ Dunn remembered on Memphis’ Beale Street

May 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

A funeral parade down Memphis’ Beale Street honored late soul bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. More than 100 fans walked and danced down the Memphis drag during the New Orleans-style parade to remember...