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Matthew McConaughey teaching filmmaking course at Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:21pm

Matthew McConaughey is heading back to school this fall to teach a course on filmmaking at the University of Texas at Austin.

Folklife Festival celebrates resilient communities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:11pm

Basque culture and California music are being celebrated this year at the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival.

'Eat Pray Love' author separating from husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:02pm

The author of "Eat Pray Love" is splitting up with her husband, whom she describes meeting at the end of her million-selling memoir.

Games of Thrones villain blasts politicians over refugees

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:51pm

On screen she's a homicidal maniac.

Rome's Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:41pm

The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, undignified patina of soot and grime from the ancient arena, which has been assailed for decades by pollution in traffic-clogged Rome.

Gay Talese will promote new book, backs off earlier comments

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 11:41am

Gay Talese has disavowed his disavowal.

Domestic violence charges dropped against Lawler, fiancee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:40am

Court records show domestic violence charges have been dropped against wrestler Jerry Lawler and his fiancee in Tennessee.

Cosby's lawyers seek to force accuser to repay settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:00am

Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to order the accuser in his criminal sex assault case to refund the money he paid to settle her lawsuit a decade ago.

Music duo Lion Babe makes its Essence Festival debut

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:12am

Duos in music are nothing new.

Judge postpones demolition of Aretha Franklin's Memphis home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

A judge has postponed an order to demolish the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.

Jessica Williams leaves 'Daily Show' but not Comedy Central

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10am

Comedy Central's "Daily Show" has said goodbye to longtime correspondent Jessica Williams, who is working on a new project with the cable network.

51st edition film fest opens at Czech spa town, honors Dafoe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:30am

The western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary is kicking off its annual international film festival with an award for U.S. actor Willem Dafoe.

Musician Paul Simon doesn't let on if he's the retiring type

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:10am

If Paul Simon is serious about calling it quits, he didn't let on to a hometown crowd.

Gay Talese won't promote new book amid credibility questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:00am

Veteran journalist and author Gay Talese says he will not promote his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel," after questions were raised about the credibility of its main source.

2 workers injured on downtown Los Angeles filming location

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:40pm

Authorities say two men were injured by falling equipment on a filming set in downtown Los Angeles.

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:30pm

Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

The Latest: Will Packer's new film centered at Essence Fest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:20pm

The Latest on the annual Essence Festival held over the July Fourth holiday in New Orleans (all times local):

Brad Paisley: West Virginia floods shocking, heartbreaking

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00pm

Brad Paisley said he's shocked and heartbroken by the destruction from deadly flooding in his home state of West Virginia.

FBI seeks Rockwell painting on 40th anniversary of its theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:01pm

Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in recovering a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting on the 40th anniversary of its theft from a New Jersey home.

Fairey: 'Vindicated' by dismissal of Detroit tagging case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:01pm

Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey says he feels "relieved and vindicated" now that a malicious destruction of property case in Detroit has been dismissed.