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Munich’s hit ‘Hoffmann,’ far-out ‘Fidelio’

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo dated Dec. 16, 2010, Steven Humes as Don Fernando sings during a dress rehearsal for Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera ‘Fidelio’ in the state opera in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/dapd, Sebastian Widmann) MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The Bavarian State Opera steered clear of controversy with a popular new production of...

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British film director Ken Russell dies at 84

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- British film director Ken Russell at a reception to launch the film “The Boy Friend”, in London, England, in this file photo dated April 22, 1971. Ken Russell has died aged 84 it is announced Monday Nov. 28, 2011. Russel, whose daring and...

Doctor to be sentenced for Michael Jackson’s death

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray waits to leave the courtroom during the final stage of his defense in his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of singer Michael Jackson. Murray, who faces four years behind...

Anne Hathaway is engaged to boyfriend Adam Shulman

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, U.S actress Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman arrive at the afterparty at The Sanderson hotel in central London for the European Premiere of “One Day.” Publicist Stephen Huvane confirmed Monday, Nov. 28,...

Singer Charlotte Church: Press destroyed my career

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – British singer Charlotte Church arrives at an awards ceremony in central London, in this Monday Oct. 25, 2010 file photo. Church told Britain’s media ethics inquiry Monday Nov. 28 2011 that persistent press lies about her had blown her...

Tobey Maguire, others settle over poker winnings

November 29, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 24, 2010 file photo, actor Tobey Maguire arrives to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 37th Chaplin Award Gala honoring Michael Douglas in New York. Maguire has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit seeking repayment of...

Pa. exhibit showcases legendary black photographer

November 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Nov. 1, 2011 photo, visitors to the Carnegie Museum of Art view an exhibit of work by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. In the foreground are 4×5 film boxes that held some of...

Book aims to help kids cope with loss of a pet

November 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, artist Jamie Wyeth and writer Barbara Walsh pose in Rockland, Maine. The pair collaborated on the new children’s book, “Sammy in the Sky,” a story about how one family coped with the death of a beloved family pet....

Laura Osnes is a shooting star in ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

November 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Nov. 23, 2011 photo, actress Laura Osnes poses for a portrait in her dressing room at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre before a performance of “Bonnie & Clyde”, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Osnes is still...

Stockard Channing shrugs off pain to hit the stage

November 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 7, 2009, file photo, actress Stockard Channing arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York. Channing, the Tony Award-winning star of Broadway’s play “Other Desert Cities,” has had to leave the production after undergoing...