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Madonna says charity plans 10 schools in Malawi

January 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Madonna attends the premiere of “W.E.”, hosted by the Weinstein Company and The Cinema Society, in New York, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six years after it was created, Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity is set to break ground on the construction of schools in the impoverished country, but...

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Verdi’s first opera, ‘Oberto,’ gets rare airing

January 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Jan. 26, 2012 photo released by The Academy of Vocal Arts, music director Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and soloists in Verdi’s “Oberto”, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Academy of Vocal Arts, Paul Sirochman)...

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ wins at Sundance

January 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Director and writer Marialy Rivas, left, laughs as writer Camila Gutierrez says “I don’t speak very well English, but I want to say thanks and have a lot of sex” while they accept the World Cinema Screenwriting Award for the film...

SAG Awards menu is months in the making

January 30, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Oct. 19, 2011 photo, a plate of chopped chicken salad with apples, radicchio, walnuts and whole grain mustard sits on display during the SAG Awards tasting and table decor preview at Lucques restaurant in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards will be held...

911 call reveals frantic efforts to help Moore

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Demi Moore arrives at Variety’s 3rd Annual Power of Women Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this Sept. 23, 2011 photo. A 911 recording released Friday Jan. 27, 2012 by Los Angeles fire officials revealed frantic efforts by friends of Demi Moore to...

Henry Ford Museum opening revamped auto displays

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Lauren Weber, 27, and her daughter Kinley Weber, of Troy, Mich. enjoy one of 18 interactive 42-inch touch screens at the new Driving America exhibition at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The exhibition is one of the largest...

Etta James remembered as triumphant trailblazer

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Stevie Wonder performs at the funeral of singer Etta James, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, Calif. James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was...

Family, friends gather for Etta James’ funeral

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Singer Etta James’s picture is seen next to her casket during a funeral, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, Calif. James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments,...

Celebrity pot busts put tiny Texas county on map

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, actor Armie Hammer poses for photographers after the Young Hollywood Panel during AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. The town of Sierra Blanca, Texas, which is losing more and more residents every year, is attracting...

Scorsese, Hazanavicius lead Directors Guild rolls

January 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, director Martin Scorsese arrives for the Royal Film Performance of “Hugo,” in London. Scorsese was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best director for the film. The Oscars will...