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TV star figures in Syria uprising and pays a price

11/04/2013 12:58am
As one of the earliest Syrian celebrities to speak out against Bashar Assad, Mai Skaf is a heroine of the rebel cause, and it's a role that has cost the film star dearly.

Ryanair shares slump 11 pct on new profits warning

11/04/2013 3:48am
Shares in Ryanair slumped after Europe's top budget airline issued a new, harsher profits warning and pledged to maintain heavy fare discounts to keep aircraft full.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers takes a bite out of 'Dracula'

11/04/2013 5:08am
Sexy monsters are a bit of a specialty for Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Church set to drop new album, blow minds at CMAs

11/04/2013 6:19am
Eric Church isn't sure what reaction he'll get when he plays his new single, the hard rock anthem "The Outsiders," on Wednesday night during the Country Music Association Awards.

Obama writes post urging equal treatment of gays

11/04/2013 6:32am
President Barack Obama, in a message written for, is calling on the Senate to pass legislation prohibiting employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Taylor Swift to receive CMA's Pinnacle Award

11/04/2013 6:45am
The Country Music Association Awards aren't until Wednesday, but Taylor Swift is already a winner.

`Mud Season' is lighthearted, but flawed, memoir

11/04/2013 7:20am
"Mud Season: How One Woman's Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens, and Sheep & Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity after Another" (The Countryman Press), by Ellen Stimson

Book tracks Iranian-American family's year in Iran

11/04/2013 7:50am
"The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran" (Doubleday), by Hooman Majd

How to reduce allergies while gardening

11/04/2013 8:28am
Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.

'Duck Dynasty' cast on tap for Macy's parade

11/04/2013 9:01am
There will be a strong helping of duck at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade _ "Duck Dynasty," that is.

Louis Vuitton names Ghesquiere to replace Jacobs

11/04/2013 9:42am
Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquiere as its new artistic director, replacing the outgoing Marc Jacobs with the designer best known for his ties to the Balenciaga fashion house.

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

11/04/2013 9:43am
U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.

Do-ahead mashed potatoes to save time and sanity

11/04/2013 10:21am
One of the most stressful parts of hosting a large dinner party is figuring out how to time everything so all the food arrives at the table piping hot and at its prime.

'Mandela' to screen for Obama at White House

11/04/2013 11:07am
The Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton.

German gov't helping probe into huge art find

11/04/2013 11:08am
German authorities are investigating a huge art find reported to include hundreds of works seized by the Nazis and considered missing for decades, officials said Monday.

Netflix acquires documentary on Egyptian protests

11/04/2013 11:21am
Netflix has acquired the first-run rights to a documentary on the Egyptian protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, signaling a new push by the subscription company to program movie premieres.

Pat Conroy writes about relationship with father

11/04/2013 11:40am
"The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son" (Nan A. Talese), by Pat Conroy

Review: Pop dissident MIA back with 'Matangi'

11/04/2013 11:49am
M.I.A, "Matangi" (Interscope)

Josh Hutcherson, Queen Latifah to honor teens

11/04/2013 12:35pm
Josh Hutcherson and Queen Latifah will help honor four teenagers at the awards show founded by Nick Cannon, which is set to be broadcast live for the first time.

Review: Eminem explores Eminem on 'MMLP2'

11/04/2013 12:53pm
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope)

ESPN executive writing business leadership book

11/04/2013 1:00pm
The executive chairman and former president of ESPN is working on a business leadership memoir.

Film '12 Years a Slave' has ties to DC-area site

11/04/2013 1:19pm
The painful story of a free black man lured from his home in New York in 1841 to be sold into slavery, now the basis of the new film "12 Years a Slave," has a little-known connection to a slave site that still stands near the nation's capital.

A list of some JFK assassination film, TV projects

11/04/2013 1:28pm
Movie studios and television networks are banking on productions timed to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination to generate some serious ratings and revenue. Among the offerings, which include much that's new, and something old as well:

Ex-PBS journalist Ray Suarez joins Al-Jazeera

11/04/2013 2:28pm
Former PBS journalist Ray Suarez is joining Al-Jazeera America to host a daily show, "Inside Story," that airs in the late afternoon each weekday.

'The Pike' wins Samuel Johnson nonfiction prize

11/04/2013 4:03pm
A biography of Italian fascist Gabriele D'Annunzio has won Britain's leading nonfiction book prize.

Record prices expected at NYC fall art auctions

11/04/2013 5:51pm
Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City's frenzied fall auction season gets underway with blockbuster works of art poised to set records.

Lou Reed's will leaves estate to his wife, sister

11/04/2013 6:26pm
Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives.

Wife of Jeff Bezos pans book about Amazon

11/04/2013 6:27pm
The wife of Jeff Bezos (BAY'-zohs) is giving a thumbs-down to a recent book about her husband's company, Inc.

Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

11/04/2013 6:44pm
The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans' greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

Insurance broker sentenced for scamming Tom Hanks

11/04/2013 8:23pm
A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.