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‘Help,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ earn nods for producer award

January 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin in “The Artist.” Thomas Langmann was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards for the film “The Artist.” The winners will be announced on Jan. 21. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company) LOS ANGELES (AP)...

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India airs edgier TV shows _ but cuts out the edge

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2007 file photo, Hollywood actor Richard Gere, left, hugs and kisses Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during an event for HIV-AIDS awareness in New Delhi, India. An arrest warrant was issued for Gere after he kissed the cheek of...

Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

CORRECTS NUMBER OF PROTESTERS TO HUNDREDS, NOT THOUSANDS – An Occupy protester with a sign marches along Colorado Boulevard during the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Several hundred Occupy protesters marched...

Walk this way, again: Steven Tyler is engaged

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, Erin Brady, left, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Tyler’s representative confirmed Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, that the Aerosmith frontman is engaged...

Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 17, 2011 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin appears at a taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” in Chicago. Franklin released a statement Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, saying she’s ready to tie the knot with...

Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Sept 2009 photo made available by Leon Hill, Bob Anderson attends the diamond jubilee celebrations of the British Academy of Fencing in Warwick, England. The Olympic fencer and movie sword master appeared in some of film’s most famous dueling...

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter

January 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- Chairman of News Corp. business empire Rupert Murdoch, in this file photo dated Thursday, April 10, 1997. The 80-year old media mogul Murdoch has begun the 2012 New Year by setting up a twitter account under the handle at rupertmurdoch, it is confirmed...

Hugh Jackman on Broadway translates into cold cash

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Hugh Jackman appears onstage at the curtain call for the opening night performance of “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway”, in New York. Jackman has left a lot of broken hearts and records on Broadway....

Yaffa Yarkoni, Israeli wartime singer, dies at 86

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 15, 2002 file photo Israeli singer Yaffa Yarkoni sings during a performance in Tel Aviv. Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at...

Review: “Enchanted Island” a clever Met concoction

January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

CORRECTS DATE IN SECOND SENTENCE– In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, Joyce DiDonato performs as Sycorax during the final dress rehearsal of “The Enchanted Island,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “The Enchanted...