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Michael Jackson estate sues over products in Japan

10/09/2013 3:29am
Michael Jackson's estate is suing a man and three companies in Japan, alleging they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on key chains, mugs and other products without permission.

Busan film fest grows on goodwill of Asia's stars

10/09/2013 4:52am
How much would it cost to hire Asia's biggest movie stars to host the region's largest film event?

World cheers Malala, but Pakistanis ambivalent

10/09/2013 6:10am
One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousafzai's demand for girls' education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala's fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms.

NYC menu offers something new: Silence

10/09/2013 7:41am
Quiet, please. Your dinner will now be served.

Ask a Designer: Halloween parties for grown-ups

10/09/2013 8:27am
Halloween, the holiday built around the twin pleasures of playing dress-up and eating too much candy, is obviously a hit with children.

'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn

10/09/2013 8:40am
Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.

NY premiere for long-lost Orson Welles silent film

10/09/2013 8:41am
A long-lost silent Orson Welles film making its debut in the Italian city where it was found will have its U.S. premiere next week in the upstate New York city where it was restored.

'Phillips' is a new chapter in history for Hanks

10/09/2013 8:42am
The birth of Tom Hanks, dramatic actor, happened during a table read on "Splash." As the smitten lead Allen Bauer in Ron Howard's 1984 film, Hanks began by going for laughs, an instinct from the sitcom "Bosom Buddies."

Tony Awards set for June 8 at Radio City

10/09/2013 8:47am
Theater fans, it's time to mark your calendars.

Musicals featuring female singer-songwriters swell

10/09/2013 9:21am
Mary Bridget Davies is part singer, part actress and part spirit conjurer.

Steve Earle to perform at Lennon charity tribute

10/09/2013 9:28am
Steve Earle will perform at the 33rd annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December.

$1M Rockwell painting missing from NY storage unit

10/09/2013 10:28am
The New York Police Department is investigating after a Norman Rockwell painting was discovered missing from a Queens storage facility.

Pole who helped save Jews donates items to museum

10/09/2013 10:32am
A former Polish foreign minister who helped save Jews from the Holocaust on Wednesday donated World War II documents and distinctions he received from Israel to a Jewish history museum opening in Warsaw.

Emily Bett Rickards now an `Arrow' series regular

10/09/2013 11:02am
Talk about making a good impression. Actress Emily Bett Rickards was happy when she scored a one-off role on the CW's "Arrow" last year.

A side of glazed grilled apples goes with any meat

10/09/2013 11:14am
When it comes to sides, most of us tend to get stuck in a veg or starch rut. But the grill gives us an easy way to break out of this.

Raffle offers chance to own a Picasso for $135

10/09/2013 11:31am
An online raffle is offering Picasso lovers a chance to own one of his original works for $135.

Albania: Hundreds of looted icons recovered

10/09/2013 11:33am
Albanian police have seized more than 1,000 religious and secular pieces of art dating from the 15th to the mid-20th century that were stolen from churches and cultural centers in Albania and neighboring Macedonia.

Film critic Stanley Kauffmann dead at 97

10/09/2013 11:36am
Stanley Kauffmann, the erudite critic, author and editor who reviewed movies for The New Republic for more than 50 years, wrote his own plays and fiction, and helped discover the classic novels "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Moviegoer," died Wednesday. He was 97.

OK to stare: Murad's focus is on couture details

10/09/2013 11:38am
Zuhair Murad has the clients _ hello, Jennifer Lopez _ and the clout to put him on the path to becoming a force in fashion. It's OK, though, if it doesn't happen overnight. That just means more time to savor his tiny touches.

Alicia Keys: Happy as producer of 'Mister & Pete'

10/09/2013 12:12pm
Alicia Keys says she considered a role in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," but decided she was comfortable as an executive producer.

Comixology adds Avatar to its digital comics store

10/09/2013 12:51pm
Add Avatar Press to digital comics purveyor Comixology's expanding storefront.

Actress jumps into ABC's 'Wonderland' rabbit hole

10/09/2013 1:11pm
When Sophie Lowe's latest visit to Hollywood failed to yield work, the young actress flew back home to Australia _ and quickly fell down a rabbit hole.

Jim Lehrer's JFK novel 'Top Down' lacks impact

10/09/2013 1:49pm
"Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination" (Random House), by Jim Lehrer

In 'The Circle,' Eggers conjures creepy tech giant

10/09/2013 2:19pm
"The Circle" (Alfred A. Knopf/McSweeney's), by Dave Eggers

'Hybrid' King-Mellencamp musical kicks off tour

10/09/2013 2:29pm
A musical production that's a result of a collaboration between rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King is launching a 20-city theatrical tour in Indiana.

The Jonas Brothers cancel tour

10/09/2013 2:36pm
The Jonas Brothers have canceled their upcoming tour over creative differences.

7 states sue EPA, seek wood boiler emissions rules

10/09/2013 3:03pm
Seven states filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Environmental Protection Agency over health-damaging air pollution from outdoor wood-fired boilers that have become popular for residential heating.

Rescued kidnapped teen to speak on 'Today' show

10/09/2013 3:10pm
Kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson says her family's friend-turned-captor handcuffed her and tried to make her play a game of Russian roulette until she started "freaking out."

Pope Francis biography expected next year

10/09/2013 4:25pm
A leading Roman Catholic commentator and founder of a pro-Catholic media organization has landed a deal to write a "full-scale" biography of Pope Francis.

Uruguay's president meets with Aerosmith

10/09/2013 5:08pm
American rockers Aerosmith are fans of Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica, a colorful former guerrilla known for his simple lifestyle.

T-Mobile to eliminate international data fees

10/09/2013 5:16pm
T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls.

SFX Entertainment shares fall in debut

10/09/2013 5:22pm
Shares of SFX Entertainment Inc. fell in their trading debut Wednesday after the dance music promoter raised $260 million in its initial public offering.

CBS cancels freshman sitcom 'We Are Men'

10/09/2013 6:56pm
CBS is yanking the freshman sitcom "We Are Men" from its schedule.

$15M condo lawsuit against Joan Rivers in NYC

10/09/2013 7:38pm
Comedian and condo board president Joan Rivers is being sued for $15 million in a dispute involving a former downstairs neighbor in her luxury New York City building.

Actor Craig Robinson in minor Bahamas drug bust

10/09/2013 9:30pm
Comic actor Craig Robinson was detained Wednesday for drug possession as he tried to leave the Bahamas and was ordered to pay a fine, authorities said.

Passengers stuck on Universal Fla. roller coaster

10/09/2013 9:36pm
A dozen people were stuck for more than two hours on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida.

McCartney celebrates anniversary at NY high school

10/09/2013 9:59pm
Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday.

Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel make nice after beef

10/09/2013 11:48pm
Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel quickly dispelled the idea their so-called rap feud was a publicity stunt during a sometimes uncomfortable appearance on the comedian's television show.