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September 20th, 2014
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Archive: News / Pics & Flix / Entertainment News (47 Stories)

Social media erupt over 'Biggest Loser' winner

02/06/2014 1:12am
A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn't focused on her $250,000 win _ but rather the criticism surrounding her loss.

SOCHI SCENE: Welcome, world _ where are you?

02/06/2014 1:42am
Olympic fans of the world, where are you?

Broadway mourns Hoffman as 3 face drug charges

02/06/2014 4:05am
While three of four people arrested amid the investigation of the Philip Seymour Hoffman's death were arraigned on drug charges, the New York theater community mourned the actor with a dimming of Broadway's marquee lights and a candlelight vigil.

Madonna, Pussy Riot speak at human rights concert

02/06/2014 4:55am
Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a concert for Amnesty International.

'Coronation Street' star cleared of sex charges

02/06/2014 5:50am
A longtime star of the British soap opera "Coronation Street" was cleared Thursday of multiple charges of sexual assault against young girls.

3 tons of seized illegal ivory crushed in Paris

02/06/2014 6:12am
More than 3 tons of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents was pulverized into dust on Thursday in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

Squirrels nabbed from Moscow's parks, sold as pets

02/06/2014 7:10am
One by one, the bushy-tailed residents of Moscow's parks have been disappearing. The problem: Russians have gone nuts for pet squirrels.

Alice Walker featured in TV documentary

02/06/2014 8:16am
Alice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy.

The ruthless strategist changing how we pay to fly

02/06/2014 8:59am
Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.

Ed Sullivan Beatles' item headed to NYC auction

02/06/2014 10:12am
A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million.

Pissarro painting sells for $32 million in London

02/06/2014 10:44am
A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for over $32 million _ double its top estimate in a week of strong sales of Impressionist and modern art at London auction houses.

Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z

02/06/2014 11:07am
Flashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night. "I'm cool," he says, relaxed in the moment.

5 things to know about GI Joe as he turns 50

02/06/2014 11:12am
Five things to know about G.I. Joe, the action figure that's turning 50 this year:

Review: Little Mix offers soulful pop on 'Salute'

02/06/2014 11:16am
Little Mix, "Salute" (Columbia)

Brangelina wine sequel called 'mouthwatering'

02/06/2014 11:35am
The latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a "mouthwatering finish."

Ghost composer asks if Japan's Beethoven can hear

02/06/2014 11:42am
The ghostwriter for the musician lauded as Japan's Beethoven said Thursday he became fed up and ended their 18-year collaboration last year and he questioned if Mamoru Samuragochi really could hear.

Man in Canadian PM's band faces criminal charges

02/06/2014 12:18pm
Police have charged a musician who plays the drums in Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's band with five counts of sexual assault and five of sexual interference with a minor.

National tour planned for 'Matilda the Musical'

02/06/2014 12:19pm
Those naughty kids from "Matilda the Musical" are hitting the road.

President Carter to open new play on 'Camp David'

02/06/2014 12:35pm
President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, plan to join the premiere of the new play "Camp David" by Lawrence Wright that opens in April in Washington.

'Motown the Musical' tour to reach Detroit

02/06/2014 12:35pm
The musical about the Motown sound is going home.

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

02/06/2014 12:56pm
People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.

Labradoodle creator laments designer dog craze

02/06/2014 1:01pm
He's deemed the man who unleashed the designer dog craze, this wave of Maltipoos, puggles and shorkies.

Fox News Channel hires James Carville

02/06/2014 1:19pm
Fox News Channel says it has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor.

GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50

02/06/2014 1:31pm
G.I. Joe is turning 50.

Obama sends good wishes to Jay Leno

02/06/2014 1:38pm
President Barack Obama is wishing Jay Leno well as the television host prepares to say farewell to "The Tonight Show" on Thursday.

How Russia enforces its ban on gay 'propaganda'

02/06/2014 1:46pm
When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law on gay "propaganda" if athletes, fans or activists wave rainbow flags or speak out in protest.

Correction: Legal License Fight story

02/06/2014 1:51pm
In a story Jan. 27 about the California Supreme Court's denial of a law license to former journalist Stephen Glass, The Associated Press relying on information from the court reported erroneously the publisher of a key article fabricated by Glass. The article "Hack Heaven" was published in The New Republic, not George magazine.

House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

02/06/2014 2:07pm
The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in California.

In the BCBG crowd, a fetching orange jumpsuit

02/06/2014 2:12pm
There are orange jumpsuits, and then there are orange jumpsuits.

US yogurt destined for Olympics hits import snag

02/06/2014 3:05pm
American athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.

Journalist working on NJ Gov. Christie biography

02/06/2014 3:07pm
A prize-winning journalist who has reported extensively on Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is writing a book about him.

2 released after NYC drug arrests in Hoffman probe

02/06/2014 3:24pm
A New York City couple arrested on low-level cocaine possession charges amid the investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has been released.

School apologizes for black history lunch menu

02/06/2014 3:31pm
Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

US bans carry-on liquids on Russia flights

02/06/2014 3:42pm
The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia.

Hawaii student finds snail in school lunch

02/06/2014 4:10pm
Officials at a high school on Hawaii's Big Island say they're increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria after a student found a snail in his lunch.

Banned carry-on items get through Russian security

02/06/2014 4:13pm
Despite a temporary Russian ban on liquids in carry-on luggage, some air travelers heading to the Sochi Olympics through Moscow brought toothpaste and other toiletries past security checkpoints without any problems.

`Drunken Botanist' author now writing fiction

02/06/2014 4:14pm
Best-selling "The Drunken Botanist" author Amy Stewart is now writing novels.

CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

02/06/2014 4:16pm
A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.

Canada businessman indicted in US casino debt case

02/06/2014 4:20pm
A Canadian real estate businessman and gambling high-roller is sought in Nevada on charges that he failed to repay $12.9 million in debts to two Las Vegas-area casinos more than five years ago, authorities said Thursday.

New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

02/06/2014 4:32pm
After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nutritious.

Spanish fashion brand DelPozo getting attention

02/06/2014 4:59pm
Luxury fashion can sometimes look like a fast-food business, Josep Font says, with items that are mass-produced and mediocre quality despite high prices.

Prosecutors consider vandalism case against Bieber

02/06/2014 6:12pm
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber.

Former TV Guide columnist Joe Finnigan dies

02/06/2014 6:24pm
Joe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie during a decades-long career, has died at age 88, his family said Thursday.

Review: 'Bronx Bombers' adoringly looks at Yanks

02/06/2014 7:04pm
The first sign a major knuckleball is coming in the baseball play "Bronx Bombers" is when the smoke machines crank up.

Manhattan funeral home hosts wake for Hoffman

02/06/2014 7:22pm
Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a Thursday night wake in Manhattan.

5 memorable moments from Leno's final show

02/06/2014 8:12pm
Jay Leno said goodbye _ again _ to "The Tonight Show" during a taping Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Here are five memorable moments from his final show:

Obama launching program to boost rural exports

02/06/2014 10:02pm
President Barack Obama is launching a new program to help American farmers and rural businesses boost their exports.
 
   
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