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The Kaiser and President Wilson in pre-WWI history

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Walker & Co., “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began,” by Jack Beatty is shown. (AP Photo/Walker & Co.) “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began” (Walker & Co.), by Jack Beatty: By 1914, the doddering Austrian Emperor [&hellip...

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' heads to Chicago

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 7, 2009 file photo, actor Harvey Fierstein arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York. A new musical bringing together Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and rock icon Cyndi Lauper is to high-step it to Chicago this fall....

Rob Ackerman revives Emerson in 'Call Me Waldo'

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this theater image released by Sam Rudy Media, Jennifer Doer White, left, and Brian Dykstra are shown in a scene from “Call Me Waldo,” performing off-Broadway at at the June Havoc Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Sam Rudy Media, Ed Dittenhoefer)...

Cowell: 'X Factor' wants 2 female judges, 2 hosts

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 19, 2011 file photo, musician Janet Jackson arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 64th Cannes international film festival, in Cap d’Antibes, southern France. Simon Cowell,...

Singer Jason Crabb gets 8 Dove Awards nominations

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Kirk Franklin performs at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Jason Crabb grabbed eight nominations for the Dove Awards, leading the way for the gospel and Christian music...

Franklin says Houston's mother raised her well

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this July 26, 2010 photo, performer Aretha Franklin looks out a window, in Philadelphia. Franklin says she believed Whitney Houston had overcome her demons and was primed for a comeback, which made learning of the troubled singer’s death all the more...

First Amendment crusader Barney Rosset dies

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated file photo, released by the National Book Foundation, shows Barney Rosset. Rosset died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Rosset Archives, National Book Foundation, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Barney Rosset was a publisher, not an author,...

Rebuffed by mainstream, Black turns humor inward

February 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated image released by Gallery Books, Michael Ian Black is shown. After years of banging his head against Hollywood for mainstream success, the comedian Michael Ian Black has found only esteemed cult status. Having now turned 40, and long past his...

Obama joins Jagger, B.B. King, to belt out blues

February 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

B.B. King, is greeted by Jeff Beck, as they stake the stage to perform during the White House Music Series saluting Blues Music in recognition of Black History Month, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo...

Linda Lavin to take 'The Lyons' to Broadway

February 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This image released by Sam Rudy Media Relations shows Dick Latessa, right, and Linda Lavin in a scene from Nicky Silver’s play “The Lyons,” at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. Producers on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 said that the...