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December 17th, 2014
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Archive: News / Pics & Flix / Entertainment News (40 Stories)

`Sapphires' DVD cover could change in the US

08/06/2013 12:09am
The American distributor of the Australian film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which some have called sexist and racist, and said Monday it is considering new cover art for future shipments.

As French idea of restaurant changes, so does law

08/06/2013 12:35am
The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats.

Several airlines see delays from computer outage

08/06/2013 12:50am
Several airlines are experiencing flight delays nationwide because of a problem with a computer system they use for services such as reservations, check-ins and online booking.

Play about Bradley Manning wins drama prize

08/06/2013 4:33am
A play about WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has won a drama award in Britain.

NZ milk scare dents China belief in foreign brands

08/06/2013 6:09am
A botulism scare has soured China's taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country's dairy industry likely won't eschew the foreign product for long.

Webcam broadcasts from Andy Warhol's Pa. grave

08/06/2013 7:09am
The Andy Warhol Museum has launched a live video feed from the pop artist's gravesite to honor his 85th birthday.

Leasing solar a cost-saving option for homeowners

08/06/2013 7:50am
Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one.

Trust your gut when choosing an oriental rug

08/06/2013 7:52am
The stunned crowd at Sotheby's burst into a rare round of applause when a museum-quality Persian carpet sold for a record-setting $33.76 million in June.

Fall decor forecast: eclectic, with personality

08/06/2013 7:54am
The era of specific decor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree.

Simple maintenance can make patio sets last longer

08/06/2013 7:55am
Sharing a meal or relaxing on a deck, patio or balcony can be the highlight of a summer day. And when the season changes, proper care can make your outdoor furniture last for summers to come.

Faux flowers and plants can liven up home

08/06/2013 7:58am
If there's somewhere in your home that needs livening up but it's not practical to use real plants, consider using faux flowers and greenery.

Sarsgaard says dark characters 'wildly different'

08/06/2013 8:33am
Peter Sarsgaard is eating up rave reviews for his latest dark characters: A porn star's manipulative husband in the biopic "Lovelace" and the violent yet sympathetic death-row inmate in the AMC series "The Killing."

Aniston, Sudeikis have comedic chemistry together

08/06/2013 8:50am
It doesn't take much to get Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis going on a good comedic riff. Just the mention of some random subject and the two engage in banter like they're reading from some comedic script.

Mix it up for a chilly ice cream treat _ flurries

08/06/2013 9:44am
Need a fresh way to chill out this summer? How about DIY flurries?

Narragansett Beer reintroduces 'Jaws' can design

08/06/2013 10:31am
Narragansett Beer is reintroducing a 1970s can design featured in the movie "Jaws."

'Kick-Ass 2' director responds to Jim Carrey

08/06/2013 10:55am
"Kick-Ass 2" director Jeff Wadlow is defending his film after star Jim Carrey chose not to promote the action comedy because of its violence.

'The Group,' McCarthy's '63 best seller, an e-book

08/06/2013 11:14am
Mary McCarthy's "The Group," a racy best-seller and National Book Award finalist from the `60s, is coming out as an e-book.

Israel OKs Arab Idol winner's move to West Bank

08/06/2013 11:16am
Fame has opened a door for a former Gaza wedding singer that remains closed for others in the blockaded territory: Mohammed Assaf, winner of the popular TV talent contest Arab Idol, gets to move to the West Bank.

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard suffers stroke

08/06/2013 11:20am
Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering at a hospital following a stroke last week.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBookstore

08/06/2013 11:38am
The iBookstore's Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013:

Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff to co-anchor 'NewsHour'

08/06/2013 11:48am
"PBS NewsHour" has named Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the weeknight broadcast.

Guy Clark still finding inspiration for new album

08/06/2013 11:57am
The cover of songwriter Guy Clark's new album "My Favorite Picture of You" features a decades-old wrinkled snapshot of his late wife Susanna with her arms crossed and a glare on her face.

'Bachelorette' talks about surprising engagement

08/06/2013 1:13pm
For the past few months, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried have kept their engagement secret as their season on ABC's "The Bachelorette" played out. So secret, they went by the code names Sonny and Cher.

Juan Pablo Galavis is ABC's new 'Bachelor'

08/06/2013 1:33pm
What Juan Pablo Galavis lacked in airtime on "The Bachelorette," he made up in popularity among viewers.

In 'Elysium,' a cosmic divide for rich and poor

08/06/2013 1:48pm
In the desert of big-budget summer moviegoing comes, like fresh water, Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium," a dystopic science-fiction thriller bristling with more ideas than all this year's superheros and action films combined.

Cars and bugs _ Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

08/06/2013 2:00pm
Acting in one of Shakespeare's plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV.

CBS blasts Time Warner Cable offer to end fight

08/06/2013 2:00pm
CBS chief executive Les Moonves blasted an offer from Time Warner Cable to end a blackout over fees that lingered into its fifth day Tuesday, calling it a clever public relations ploy.

Trumps reach lease deal on Old Post Office in DC

08/06/2013 2:35pm
Donald Trump's real estate company has completed a $200 million deal on a 60-year lease agreement on the Old Post Office building in Washington.

Rob Zombie complains of skate park noise in Conn.

08/06/2013 3:21pm
The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie.

Steven Spielberg pulls out of 'American Sniper'

08/06/2013 3:31pm
Steven Spielberg is no longer planning to direct "American Sniper."

Rep: Dustin Hoffman `surgically cured' of cancer

08/06/2013 3:42pm
Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer.

Black Keys guitarist accused of abuse by wife

08/06/2013 4:11pm
The estranged wife of Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach accuses him of abuse in divorce filings dealing with the custody of their child.

De Niro, Streep to reunite for 'The Good House'

08/06/2013 4:45pm
More than a dozen years after their last film together, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep will reunite on screen for an adaption of Ann Leary's darkly comic small town New England tale, "The Good House."

PBS doc looks at Journey's lead singer search

08/06/2013 5:40pm
The resurgence of Journey through the band's discovery of a new lead singer via the Internet gets a close-up look on a new PBS documentary.

Michael Apted calls his '56 Up' an upbeat film

08/06/2013 5:51pm
Filmmaker Michael Apted has learned to start with what he calls a blank slate when making his "Up" documentaries.

Obama: Terror threat requires 'every precaution'

08/06/2013 6:23pm
President Barack Obama says the threat of an imminent terrorist attack against Americans is, in his words, "significant enough that we're taking every precaution."

Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

08/06/2013 6:44pm
George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67.

Taco Bell expanding test of waffle taco, breakfast

08/06/2013 9:59pm
Taco Bell says it's expanding its small test of waffle tacos, as it prepares to take its breakfast menu national sometime next year.

Obama 'disappointed' in Russia's Snowden decision

08/06/2013 10:05pm
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was "disappointed" that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to the U.S. to face espionage charges.

'Downton' actress notes a UK George trend

08/06/2013 10:07pm
Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.
 
   
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