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Colbert hosting 'Late Show' raises questions, hope

04/11/2014 2:10am
With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS' "Late Show," his fans likely feel a clash of emotions:

In debut whirlwind, soprano lands at Met

04/11/2014 6:01am
Suddenly, it seems, Olga is everywhere.

Comedian offers serious guide to career success

04/11/2014 7:20am
Comedian and writer Carol Leifer has something serious to say in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

04/11/2014 9:11am
British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Reconstruction of Sarajevo Library nearing end

04/11/2014 9:43am
Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the Sarajevo Library — a landmark destroyed during the Bosnian war — in time for the June ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination that ignited World War I.

James Franco not nervous about Broadway debut

04/11/2014 10:50am
James Franco insists he's not been nervous at all about making his Broadway debut, not even before his first night in front of more than a thousand people.

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

04/11/2014 11:11am
Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band — predictably — turned its honor into a marathon.

Critic's Notebook: Spring movies offer surprises

04/11/2014 11:51am
Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime — particularly this year — the movies come alive.

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

04/11/2014 1:21pm
A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason.

Stephen Baldwin pays off his New York back taxes

04/11/2014 1:22pm
A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin says the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000.

Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

04/11/2014 3:11pm
Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

04/11/2014 3:21pm
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

04/11/2014 4:21pm
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

04/11/2014 4:31pm
Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty.

NYC memorial for pioneering black recording star

04/11/2014 7:51pm
The New York City grave of one of the earliest black recording stars is finally being memorialized.

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

04/11/2014 9:51pm
Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69.

President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

04/11/2014 10:41pm
Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it — President Barack Obama.