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Smithsonian honors Eastwood, opens theater on mall

February 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks after being awarded the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal at the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — Clint Eastwood helped open a new movie theater on the...

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Artist Mike Kelley found dead in Los Angeles home

February 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This undated 1996 photo shows Artist Mike Kelley. Kelley, described by colleagues as an “irresistible force” in contemporary art, has died, police said Wednesday. He was 57. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times) FOREIGN OUT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE...

Reality TV booms in Louisiana

February 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

RETRANSMISSION TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO CRAWFISH COWBOYS – In this photo provided by the History Channel, a scene from the television show “Swamp People” shown on the History Channel. Since the introduction of the History channel’s...

Don Cornelius took ‘Soul Train’ on pioneering trip

February 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In a Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997 file photo, television producer Don Cornelius holds a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the unveiling of his star in Los Angeles. Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,”...

CMA donates $1.4M to help students learn music

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Chris Young performs “Voices” during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Young hosted the CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, Jan. 31,...

Sean Penn named ambassador for Haiti in ceremony

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

U.S. actor Sean Penn, right, and Haiti’s President Michel Martelly, shake hands as they pose for pictures after a special ceremony at the national palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Penn has been named ambassador at large for Haiti...

Review: Super Bowl online decent, won’t replace TV

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This screen shot from a computer monitor shows pro-football game action without watching television. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl live on a computer or on a phone. (AP Photo/NBC) NEW YORK (AP) — The television...

Paula Abdul exits ‘X Factor’; third to leave show

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo, singer Paula Abdul poses on the red carpet at The X Factor Finale show in Los Angeles. Abdul said she’s leaving “The X Factor” after one season as judge. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file) LOS...

No lower-priced line for Stuart Weitzman

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- This Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 file photo shows designer Stuart Weitzman at his boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weitzman’s most pricey footwear was his diamond-encrusted shoes worth $1 million. While he stopped creating that shoe in 2008, saying he...

Gates visitor center more than philanthropy museum

February 1, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this photo taken Jan. 24, 2012, curator Therese Littleton looks over a tower of cards with messages written by visitors with their own suggestions for charity at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center in Seattle. The new facility showcases...