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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense," has died. He was 73.

'Bachelor' star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

Former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules called 911 to report his rear-end crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene.

5 notable films by the late Jonathan Demme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:56am

MELVIN AND HOWARD: Among the most memorable films about Howard Hughes, this 1980 release starred Jason Robards as the mysterious billionaire and Paul le Mat as Melvin Dummar, the struggling everyman who encounters Hughes in the Nevada desert. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for playing Lynda, Melvin's first wife.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

A Swiss museum says it is expecting to receive within weeks about 200 artworks from a vast trove that a German collector had hidden for decades.

Johnny Depp's former managers call him 'habitual liar'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:55am

Johnny Depp's former business managers say the star "is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct" and "has himself to blame for his financial woes."

Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:55am

Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says.

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:42am

In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint for success.

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:11am

Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups.

Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for 'Jurassic World' sequel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:00am

Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise.

Daughter: Bill Cosby 'is not abusive, violent or a rapist'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:50am

Bill Cosby's youngest daughter has come to the comedian's defense ahead of a looming sexual assault trial.

Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:20am

A Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood.

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe to go up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:52pm

A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week.

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:42pm

Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.

Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24pm

The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral.

Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:20pm

Madonna isn't happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life.

Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit

Michael Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:58pm

The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday.

Los Angeles' piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:49pm

Los Angeles' mayor declared Tuesday "La La Land" day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film's jubilant opening number "Another Day of Sun."

Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:47pm

Even Supreme Court justices forget to turn off their cellphones.

Mick Jagger avoids limelight as Charlie Watts wins award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

It's not often Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger tries to avoid the spotlight and shift attention to drummer Charlie Watts.