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Filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns honored by historical society

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:21pm

Brothers and fellow filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns have received an honorary prize from the New-York Historical Society.

Life-size bronze tribute statue to Glenn Frey now in Winslow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:21pm

A life-size bronze tribute statue to the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the "Standing On The Corner" park in Winslow, Arizona.

Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21pm

Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt.

Museum exhibition highlights beauty, importance of failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

A new exhibition at the University of Michigan highlights the beauty and importance of failure.

Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts separating after 11 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:20pm

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years together.

Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:11pm

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.

Dustin Hoffman & Judi Dench receive Int'l Emmy nominations

Charles J. Gans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:43pm

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received International Emmy nominations Monday for their roles in the BBC One TV movie "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot."

Scorsese's 'Silence' to get Oscar-qualifying release Dec. 23

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:01pm

Martin Scorsese's "Silence," a historical drama about faith in feudal Japan, will open in time to qualify for the Academy Awards.

Molly Ringwald eyes return to stage in a classic title

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:21am

"The Breakfast Club" star Molly Ringwald will return to a New York stage in an adaptation of another classic 1980s film — "Terms of Endearment."

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:50am

The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

'Birth of a Nation' launches voter registration initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:00am

Fox Searchlight will hold voter registration enrollment in theater lobbies ahead of screenings of the Nat Turner slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation."

Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:51am

Turkey's state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.

Stamps School plans new gallery space in downtown Ann Arbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:00am

The University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design plans to open a new gallery space in downtown Ann Arbor this winter.

Train, buttocks among contenders for art's Turner Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:50am

A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.

Matt LeBlanc signs 2-series deal to host BBC's 'Top Gear'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:40am

The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show "Top Gear."

History of slavery in NY examined through runaways notices

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:30pm

They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were "well made," others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. All of them — some 600-plus men and women — were black slaves who bolted for freedom in upstate New York in the 1700s and early 1800s.

Viola Davis describes becoming Rape Foundation advocate

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:40pm

Viola Davis said Sunday that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they'll become supporters.

'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:31pm

Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:11pm

Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame.

Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:41pm

Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.