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Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly

04/23/2014 12:20am
Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

04/23/2014 1:51am
With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.

Loyola students animate children's French stories

04/23/2014 2:10am
Graphic design students at Loyola University are bringing to life a group of stories written by second-graders at the International School of Louisiana.

Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

04/23/2014 6:31am
People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

Review: 'Quiet Ones' is more creaky than creepy

04/23/2014 6:40am
Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, "The Quiet Ones" is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint. Mixing creaky haunted-house and exorcism tropes with a nod to the contemporary found-footage subgenre, the film relies on high production values and sense-battering shock tactics to make up for wooden performances and an illogical, silly script. As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.

Bieber trial delayed on DUI, other charges to July

04/23/2014 8:11am
Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal.

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

04/23/2014 8:12am
Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

04/23/2014 10:51am
Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.

Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway

04/23/2014 12:31pm
Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.

AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

04/23/2014 1:31pm
Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.

Summer Preview: Jon Favreau cooks up 'Chef'

04/23/2014 2:01pm
On "Chef," Jon Favreau got to cook with his own ingredients and set his own menu.

Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

04/23/2014 2:02pm
Barbie is coming alive.

Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

04/23/2014 2:41pm
Jodie Foster is a married woman.

Oscar-nominated director of sled dog film dies

04/23/2014 3:01pm
An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.

Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

04/23/2014 3:10pm
Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.

Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies

04/23/2014 4:10pm
More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.

Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles

04/23/2014 4:20pm
Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently — a one-man show.

Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

04/23/2014 4:31pm
A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.

Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

04/23/2014 4:41pm
The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

04/23/2014 4:41pm
Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

California Supreme Court refuses to review conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray

04/23/2014 7:11pm
The California Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

04/23/2014 8:21pm
Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

04/23/2014 9:21pm
It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.

Britain's Prince William bids Australia farewell

04/23/2014 10:40pm
Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.