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Paradise falls to politics in 'The Boiling Season'

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Harper, “The Boiing Season,” by Christopher Hebert, is shown. (AP Photo/Harper) “The Boiling Season” (Harper), by Christopher Hebert: Allegories about the morality of international development projects are rarely as subtle and lyrical as Christopher Hebert’s debut novel, “The Boiling...

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'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' composer dies

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 17,2008 file photo President George W. Bush, right, greets song writer Robert Sherman, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as he presents him with the 2008 National Medals of Arts. Songwriter Sherman, who wrote the...

Zoe Lister-Jones joins Broadway cast of 'Seminar'

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2011 file photo, actress Zoe Lister-Jones attends a special screening of ‘No Strings Attached’ hosted by the Cinema Society in New York. Lister-Jones, whose theater credits include “The Little Dog Laughed” and...

In 'Friends,' Westfeldt counters convention

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actress, writer, and director Jennifer Westfeldt poses for a portrait on Monday, March 5, 2012, in New York. Westfeldt’s latest film “Friends with Kids,” opens on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) NEW YORK (AP) — “First of all,...

Brooks leads 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame class

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Connie Smith talks about her career during the announcement on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, that she will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, Garth Brooks, and Hargus “Pig” Robbins will become the newest members....

Obese Calif. man's plea becomes YouTube sensation

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Robert Gibbs, 23, of Livermore, right, is joined by, from left, Kevin Hunt, 18, Nichole Gibbs 22, and Amber Edwards, 16, on his birthday in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, March 2, 2012. Robert Gibbs, who weighs 600 pounds, posted a video on You Tube on his...

Cookbooks answer: What would Tony Soprano eat?

March 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Wiley, “B is for baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together” featuring characters from “Sesame Street,” is shown. (AP Photo/Wiley) Andy Griffith always saved room for Aunt Bee’s rhubarb pie. The...

Review: 'The Expats' is excellent spy thriller

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image provided by Crown, “The Expats,” by Chris Pavone, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown) “The Expats” (Crown), by Chris Pavone: Chris Pavone channels spy-fiction superstars Robert Ludlum and John le Carre in his amazing...

UK's Tate buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 file photo Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with some seeds from his art installation ‘Sunflower Seeds’ in London. Britain’s Tate gallery says Monday March 5, 2012, it has bought a work by Chinese...

Brit and American comedy dance at 'Secret Ball'

March 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Bob Odenkirk, left, and David Cross arrive to Amnesty International’s “Secret Policeman’s Ball” in New York, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — At the first U.S. Secret Policeman’s Ball, American...