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December 27th, 2014
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Archive: News / Pics & Flix / Entertainment News (47 Stories)

Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

01/15/2014 1:15am
A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin.

Gaye children, Sony settle in 'Blurred Lines' case

01/15/2014 1:21am
Marvin Gaye's children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke's Grammy-nominated hit song "Blurred Lines."

Budget deal expands some early childhood programs

01/15/2014 1:23am
Tens of thousands more young children would be eligible for early childhood programs under a budget deal reached by lawmakers that advocates hailed as an encouraging sign that Congress is committed to early education.

SF Opera to premiere Tutinof's `Two Women'

01/15/2014 1:25am
The San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Marco Tutinof's "La Ciociara (Two Women)" on June 13, 2015.

Funeral held for Mass. teen who had aging disorder

01/15/2014 1:27am
Hundreds of people, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, attended the funeral Tuesday of a Massachusetts teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process inspired professional athletes and spurred medical research.

New Michael Lewis book on Wall Street out in March

01/15/2014 1:28am
Michael Lewis is taking another crack at Wall Street.

Oscars to celebrate big-screen heroes

01/15/2014 1:28am
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Oscars?

'Justified' actor calls on Elmore Leonard's memory

01/15/2014 1:31am
Walton Goggins says he relied on the memory of Elmore Leonard to help him through a tough day on the set of TV's "Justified."

London's new theater offers tragedy by candlelight

01/15/2014 1:31am
Shakespeare's Globe in London is adding a couple of innovations in its quest to give audiences a sense of theater as it was 400 years ago: a roof and candles. Hundreds and hundreds of candles.

SF, NY prosecutors join forces vs. Monster Energy

01/15/2014 1:32am
San Francisco's city attorney and New York's attorney general are joining forces to investigate allegations that Monster Beverage is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.

'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list

01/15/2014 1:32am
"Grown Ups 2" is making the most noise at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.

Kristen Stewart 'terrified' to film 'Equals'

01/15/2014 1:32am
Kristen Stewart has signed on to play the lead in "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' futuristic love story "Equals," and it's making her a nervous wreck.

Minn. Orchestra, locked-out musicians OK contract

01/15/2014 1:32am
The Minnesota Orchestra and union musicians ratified a new contract Tuesday, ending a bitter, 15-month lockout that saw renowned Finnish maestro Osmo Vanska quit as conductor last fall.

LA Opera to give `Versailles' its West Coast debut

01/15/2014 1:33am
The LA Opera will present the West Coast premiere of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" during its 2014-15 season as part of a "Figaro Trilogy."

Billy Bob Thornton says TV's a haven for actors

01/15/2014 1:33am
Billy Bob Thornton said actors who want to work on sophisticated projects are finding them in television and not film.

Aaron Kwok says he was happy to play a villain

01/15/2014 4:44am
Aaron Kwok says he was drawn to his part as the Bull Demon King in the upcoming Hong Kong-Chinese 3-D fantasy film "The Monkey King" by the chance to play a villain.

Review: 'Wii Fit U,' 'Xbox Fitness' feel the burn

01/15/2014 6:39am
While video game consoles can't help users save money or stop smoking _ yet, anyway _ there are a few recently released games that can help with the most popular of New Year's resolutions: exercise. Here's a look at four titles that offer an alternative to working out at the gym or with a personal trainer:

Sophia Bush grows up with 'Chicago P.D.'

01/15/2014 8:37am
Sophia Bush is happy to be hanging with the grown-ups.

Chocolate castle, beetles among gifts to UK queen

01/15/2014 9:06am
Crystal vases, brooches, books: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II received dozens of traditional gifts last year, but she also got some unusual items, from a chocolate Windsor Castle to some enameled beetles.

1D's Liam Payne sorry for high-rise ledge photo

01/15/2014 9:16am
One Direction member Liam Payne says he is sorry for being "stupid and irresponsible" after he was photographed standing on a building ledge 34 stories above the ground.

Chronic care overhaul proposed for Medicare

01/15/2014 12:25pm
It's a familiar problem for families with an elder trying to cope with chronic health conditions:

Grammy-nominated producer Eicher goes his own way

01/15/2014 12:26pm
Grammy Award-nominated producer Manfred Eicher has enjoyed some of his biggest successes at the helm of the independent ECM label by going with his instincts as a musician to make recordings other producers would have rejected as commercially unviable.

A fresh take on the traditional seven-layer dip

01/15/2014 12:27pm
Everybody seems enraptured by seven-layer dip. And not that it's bad, but it's been done. And done again. And again.

New series has Transformers, Ghostbusters in mix

01/15/2014 12:27pm
It's not every day you stumble across transforming alien robots, sewer-dwelling mutant ninja turtles, ghost hunters and conspiracy theorists trying to track them down amid a nationwide contagion.

Martina McBride returns with soulful covers record

01/15/2014 12:29pm
When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration.

Marines probing validity of online Iraq war photos

01/15/2014 12:29pm
The Marine Corps says it is attempting to determine the authenticity of photos published by TMZ.com that the entertainment website says show Marines appearing to burn bodies of dead Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah in 2004.

For Super Bowl party, a seriously intense meatball

01/15/2014 12:29pm
Supposedly, we all have our dirty little food secrets, those crazy things we're embarrassed to admit we love. But the truth is, I don't consider any of my loves to be secrets. If I love something, I am proud to eat it, no matter how trashy or elegant it is. If I was ashamed to eat it, I wouldn't eat it!

LA film production down by 50 percent since 1996

01/15/2014 12:30pm
When it comes to making feature films and television dramas, producers are increasingly seeking locations outside Los Angeles.

Andy Warhol on exhibit at The Dali Museum

01/15/2014 12:33pm
Andy Warhol was an early adopter of selfies, if a new exhibit showcasing his work is any indication.

Fallon, Springsteen parody Christie's traffic jams

01/15/2014 12:37pm
Gov. Chris Christie's favorite rock star had something to say about the bridge scandal that's cost a couple of Christie loyalists their jobs.

Larry King named new 'dean' of Friars Club

01/15/2014 12:42pm
Larry King will soon help rule the roasts at the Friars Club.

Pot debates continue even where it's legal

01/15/2014 1:14pm
Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado and Washington, but debates over the drug are far from over. Here's a look at debates emerging in the states where the drug is already legal without a doctor's recommendation:

Poetry academy appoints 2 new chancellors

01/15/2014 1:18pm
The Academy of American Poets has chosen Arizona's poet laureate and a prominent translator as the latest members of its board of chancellors.

CBS creating unit to develop special live programs

01/15/2014 1:19pm
Illustrating changing tastes in television, CBS's entertainment chief said Wednesday the network is making a special effort to develop miniseries and live "event" programming.

Hershey takes on fast-growing Nutella

01/15/2014 1:56pm
Americans apparently like smearing their foods with chocolatey spreads.

'Wardens' producer fined, filmed without permit

01/15/2014 3:06pm
The producer of the cable television show "Wardens" has been fined $1,500 and ordered to forfeit footage shot on U.S. Forest Service lands in Montana last summer without a permit.

'Pieces' author Frey has multibook, media deal

01/15/2014 3:18pm
James Frey has only begun to write.

Lawsuit settled over Michael Jackson insurance

01/15/2014 4:07pm
A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts has been settled, attorneys told a judge on Wednesday.

CW: 'Veronica Mars' spinoff planned for online

01/15/2014 4:14pm
The CW says it's developing an online spinoff of the "Veronica Mars" series.

Beverly Hills center pampers poshest of pooches

01/15/2014 4:39pm
It's just another spa day in the 90210. A valet parks the car, then it's off for a facial, manicure and shopping for couture fashions. The reward for a long day of pampering: a raw meat treat. The pets of tony Beverly Hills enjoy the good life as much as their owners.

Country singer Trace Adkins enters alcohol rehab

01/15/2014 6:04pm
Country singer Trace Adkins has entered alcohol rehab.

Westminster dog show adds event with mixed breeds

01/15/2014 6:06pm
Long the province of the purebred, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is opening a doggie door this year to mixed-breed competitors.

Probe sought of Border Patrol checkpoint actions

01/15/2014 6:08pm
Border Patrol agents at southern Arizona checkpoints routinely violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens with illegal searches and other actions despite the agency's mandate that stops be limited to immigration enforcement, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

Man pleads in theft of Rolex from Nic Cage's ex

01/15/2014 6:58pm
A repairman has pleaded no contest to stealing and pawning an $8,000 watch from the house of actor Nicolas Cage's ex-girlfriend.

CW to air miniseries about search for Holy Grail

01/15/2014 6:58pm
The CW network says it has acquired a miniseries about the search for the Holy Grail.

First lady uses film to make pitch for education

01/15/2014 7:10pm
First lady Michelle Obama is turning a film about two inner-city boys left to fend for themselves into a call for the nation to do more to help young people get the support they need to make it to _ and through _ college.

Mass. monks brewing beer like European brothers

01/15/2014 11:13pm
For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Eight monasteries _ six in Belgium and one each in Holland and Austria _ produce the only beer recognized by the International Trappist Association as authentic Trappist beer.
 
   
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