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Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:51pm

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" has opened more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, the country where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:40pm

It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:11pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding.

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

Marina Riker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:22pm

Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:41pm

A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill.

Soul diva Rihanna to perform at Grammy Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:52pm

Rihanna is joining the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month.

Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:21pm

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure.

The Latest: FBI agent says cell data in 'Serial' case solid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:11pm

The Latest on a hearing for a convicted murderer seeking a new trial in a case that was examined in the podcast "Serial." (all times local):

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:40pm

Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:00am

"Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words.

Hope College inaugurating concert hall amid arts expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31am

Hope College's new $35 million Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts includes an 800-seat concert hall, a recital hall with seating for up to 125, rehearsal rooms and a dedicated organ studio.

Illustrators win gold medals for book, editorial art

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:10am

The annual gold medals awarded by the Society of Illustrators in New York are considered the Oscars of the profession.

Solange Knowles loses her wedding ring in New Orleans parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:01am

Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses.

Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:01am

A music video with more than 33 million views online has inspired organizers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels.

Japan deports star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:00am

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village was deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

David Bauder and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:40am

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

Lawyer: Mexican actress willing to talk about drug capo

E.j. Tamara and E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 9:11pm

An attorney for actress Kate del Castillo said Thursday she is willing to talk to Mexican authorities about her encounters with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and felt "betrayed" and "used" by actor Sean Penn, who wrote a lengthy article about his meeting with the drug kingpin after the actress introduced the two men.

Joe Dowell, had No. 1 hit with 'Wooden Heart," dies at 76

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:11pm

Joe Dowell, a singer briefly popular in the early 1960s who had a No. 1 hit with the ballad "Wooden Heart," has died. He was 76.

Zola twitter story in development for James Franco to direct

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:11pm

The Zola twitter story about a wild road trip to Florida that went viral late last year is in development to be turned into a feature film that actor James Franco will direct.