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Philip Roth may have given his last public talk

05/15/2014 1:01am
In what may be his last remarks at a public gathering, Philip Roth accepted Yaddo's first ever Artist Medal and spoke gratefully of his time at the venerable retreat in the summer of 1964.

Australia Parliament applauds NZ soprano Te Kanawa

05/15/2014 2:50am
New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, touring Australia to celebrate her 70th birthday, makes a rule of never discussing retirement.

West Bank exhibit gives Gaza artists rare showcase

05/15/2014 3:20am
The Gaza Strip is tough turf for artists. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory keeps them away from an international audience and potential buyers, while the local art market is close to nil.

CANNES WATCH: Documentary on Jackson acquired

05/15/2014 4:41am
A documentary chronicling Michael Jackson in his last years has been acquired at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hotel fires person who recorded Jay Z attack video

05/15/2014 6:20am
A hotel where someone recorded security video appearing to show Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator said Wednesday it had identified and fired the person.

A master stroke for Timothy Spall in 'Mr. Turner'

05/15/2014 7:10am
In Mike Leigh's biopic of J.M.W. Turner, Timothy Spall brings the great British painter of stormy seas and fiery skies to life as a gruff, grunting genius.

Dolly talks Miley, remaining true to yourself

05/15/2014 7:11am
As Miley Cyrus' godmother, Dolly Parton has spent a lot of time answering reporters' questions about the Hannah Montana actress turned pop ingenue as she promotes her new album, "Blue Smoke," out this week.

'Timbuktu' director breaks down over Mali conflict

05/15/2014 9:31am
It was all too much for the director of "Timbuktu," a touching humanist account of the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012. Abderrahmane Sissako broke down in tears at a Cannes press conference as he described his film's depiction of brutal Islamist law that shattered the lives of innumerable families.

The CW network is bringing back 'The Flash'

05/15/2014 10:01am
The CW television network is bringing the comic book hero "The Flash" onto its fantasy-laden schedule, along with a soap opera about a virgin who is artificially inseminated by accident.

CANNES WATCH: Gong Li has double film festivals

05/15/2014 10:12am
Gong Li is a participant at Cannes, but next month, she'll have higher profile role at a film festival closer to home.

Man sues Oprah over trail access in Colorado

05/15/2014 11:01am
A man who lives near Oprah Winfrey's new property above Telluride, Colorado, is suing her for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails open to neighbors for decades.

'Good Wife' goes its own way as refreshing drama

05/15/2014 11:21am
Considering TV's tradition of copying what works, then copying those copies, it says a lot that no show rips off "The Good Wife."

Jon Hamm goes wholesome as a sports agent in 'Arm'

05/15/2014 11:41am
To portray J.B. Bernstein, the sports agent behind the signing of the first two Indian Major Leaguers, Jon Hamm had to act like a noble guy in Disney's based-on-a-true-story "Million Dollar Arm," instead of the cutthroat ad exec he embodies on TV's "Mad Men."

Ex-'Scandal' actor pleads not guilty to battery

05/15/2014 12:01pm
Former "Scandal" star Columbus Short has pleaded not guilty to felony battery for a fight that seriously injured a man at a West Hollywood restaurant earlier this year.

What makes Barbara Walters special? A few theories

05/15/2014 12:31pm
The famous and powerful flocked to Manhattan's legendary Four Seasons to celebrate Barbara Walters, a legendary newswoman now stepping away from daily television.

Court rules on Frankie Valli life insurance plan

05/15/2014 12:41pm
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a $3.75 million life insurance policy singer Frankie Valli and his ex-wife purchased while they were married is community property that must be be divided equally in their divorce.

CANNES WATCH: Kendall Jenner wows in Cannes

05/15/2014 12:51pm
As France is electrified with buzz of a possible Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding in the country this month, the sister of the bride-to-be, TV reality star and aspiring model Kendall Jenner, has taken the other side of the country by storm in Cannes.

John Lithgow and Glenn Close to star on Broadway

05/15/2014 1:10pm
John Lithgow is returning to the New York stage with gusto in 2014 — first with Shakespeare's "King Lear" in Central Park this summer and then in a Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" by fall.

Foo Fighters to show making of album on HBO series

05/15/2014 1:21pm
The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen.

'Nurse Jackie' star Edie Falco is loving life

05/15/2014 1:32pm
For Edie Falco, the stigma surrounding older actresses is nothing more than Hollywood folklore. In fact, the 50-year-old says life has never been sweeter.

9/11 ceremony scraps 'Bridge' song after Christie

05/15/2014 1:41pm
A last-minute change prevented what could have been an uncomfortable moment during the Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony: remarks by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Carrie Fisher mostly mum on 'Star Wars' sequel

05/15/2014 1:51pm
Carrie Fisher is excited about her "Star Wars" return, even if she can't say much about it.

Oprah Winfrey helps Barbara Walters say farewell

05/15/2014 3:23pm
Oprah Winfrey and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on Thursday as the legendary newswoman taped her final edition of "The View" to end a five-decade career on television.

Merger plan for DC's Corcoran Gallery now final

05/15/2014 3:53pm
One of the nation's oldest museums, known for its daring contemporary art exhibitions next to the White House and for its financial troubles, is being taken over by two larger institutions and will soon close for renovations.

Lawyer for Claudine Longet in shooting trial dies

05/15/2014 5:51pm
Charles Weedman, a Los Angeles lawyer who gained international fame representing singer Claudine Longet in the shooting death of her ski champion lover, has died.

Authorities: Casey Kasem found in Washington state

05/15/2014 6:01pm
Authorities said ailing radio host Casey Kasem was on vacation — not in danger — when they found him in Washington state this week.

Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video

05/15/2014 6:21pm
Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange say "families have problems and we're no different" after a video leaked of Beyonce's sister attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator.

CANNES WATCH: Lupita Nyong'o stuns at Calvin Klein

05/15/2014 8:21pm
Glowing Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o shone bright at the Calvin Klein celebration of Women In Film event in Cannes. She wore a shimmering blue Calvin Klein strapless dress with a slashed bodice styled with silver sandals. To complement that look, the "12 Years a Slave" star wore enviable teardrop cut out crystal earrings. During the exclusive event, she hung out with fellow WIF attendees Julianne Moore, Rooney Maara and Naomi Watts.

CANNES WATCH: Adams, MJ films sold; Jenner wows

05/15/2014 11:10pm
The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival — from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moments in between. Here's what reporters have seen and heard: