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Hollywood’s take on Obama: Less gushing this time

January 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2010 file photo, actor George Clooney speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington after meeting with President Barack Obama about his recent trip to Sudan. Hollywood, as everyone knows, loves the Next Big Thing. And four years ago, Barack Obama was certainly that: a political supernova, the [&hellip...

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Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Mexico City’s Camino Real hotel from 1968 is the architect best known work, but he also oversaw the remodeling of Los...

Moore: Traverse City fest tops $500,000 fund goal

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Dec. 29, 2011 photo, filmmaker Michael Moore holds a news conference at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich., to announce that recent fundraising efforts for the theatre have resulted in surpassing its $500,000 goal. (AP Photo/Traverse City...

Deschanel, Gordon-Levitt post New Year’s Eve duet

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 file photo, actress Zooey Deschanel, right, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrive at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Los Angeles. Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt are curious about your New Year’s Eve plans. The two...

Voice of Darth Vader swears in NY sheriff friend

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, actor James Earl Jones sits for a photograph backstage at the Golden Theater in New York. Jones swore in his longtime friend and neighbor Adrian “Butch” Anderson, the sheriff in Dutchess County, on Thursday,...

Singer, actress Kaye Stevens dies in Florida

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 1967 file photo, Sammy Davis Jr. and Kaye Stevens perform on a TV show. Stevens a singer, actress, and longtime South Florida resident who was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show,” has died at a...

Patricia Clarkson to lead Muses parade

December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, Dec, 13, 2011 file photo, Patricia Clarkson attends the premiere of “The Iron Lady” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Clarkson will lead the Carnival parade of the Krewe of Muses in her hometown of New Orleans. The star...

Singer, actress Kaye Stevens dies in Florida

December 30, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 1967 file photo, Sammy Davis Jr. and Kaye Stevens perform on a TV show. Stevens a singer, actress, and longtime South Florida resident who was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show,” has died at a...

Settlement in Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll suit

December 30, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2009 photo, Donna Douglas, who starred in the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” poses with a photo from the show in Baton Rouge, La. The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the show, toymaker Mattel Inc....

Noel Rockmore, ‘Picasso of New Orleans,’ revisited

December 30, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

This picture provided by New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc., shows Noel Rockmore’s, “Self-Portrait, New York, Age 21.” Rockmore produced some 15,000 oil paintings, temperas, collages and sketches over his career and then died in obscurity. His life...