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Jefferson’s Va estate highlights slaves’ stories

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

This June 9, 2008 image provided by the Monticello Foundation shows Mulberry Row at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate in Charlottesville, Va. An outdoor exhibit, “Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at Monticello,” will open Feb. 17 at the Monticello estate in Charlottesville, Va. It’s part of ongoing efforts at Thomas...

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Abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this April 22, 2002 file photo, President George W. Bush poses with painter Helen Frankenthaler, from Darien, Conn., during the National Endowment for the Arts National Medal of Arts Awards ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington....

John Legend engaged to model Chrissy Teigen

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- This Monday, July 18, 2011 file photo shows swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, and singer John Legend pose for photos after the Dineila Brazil swim show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami Beach, Fla. Legend is no longer a bachelor: He’s...

Matthew McConaughey engaged to longtime girlfriend

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, June 9, 2011 file photo, actor Matthew McConaughey, right, and Camilla Alves arrive at the taping of “TV Land Presents: AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman” in Culver City, Calif. McConaughey is engaged to...

Van Halen announces 2012 tour on website

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 file photo, David Lee Roth, left and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform during a concert in Glendale, Ariz. Van Halen will tour in 2012. The rock band has posted a video on its website announcing that the first tickets...

Espionage agent Munroe returns in ‘The Innocent’

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Crown Publishers, “The Innocent,” by Taylor Stevens, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown Publishers) “The Innocent: a Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel” (Crown Publishers), by Taylor Stevens: Taylor Stevens’...

Essay: American Horror Story: From cliches, genius

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this file image released by FX, Jessica Lange is shown in a scene from “American Horror Story.” (AP Photo/FX, Ray Mickshaw, FILE) NEW YORK (AP) — Producing and sustaining a horror show for the American television audience is not a...

Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. dies at age 71

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 31, 2009, file photo, Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz speaks as he announces some of the Ariel awards at the 51st annual Mexican Academy Awards in Mexico City. Armendariz, 71, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in New York due to cancer,...

‘Death Benefit’ slow-paced but worthwhile

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image provided by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, “Death Benefit,” by Robin Cook, is shown. (AP Photo/G.P. Putnam’s Sons) “Death Benefit” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Robin Cook: Robin Cook’s “Death...

Review: Streep can’t save superficial ‘Iron Lady’

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image provided by The Weinstein Company, Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” The same problems that plagued “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, exist in “The Iron Lady,” a...