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Prize-winning poet still at work at age 86

08/06/2014 6:50am
He is 86 years old, his eyesight is failing and much of his recent work reads like a man saying goodbye.

Children's singer Ella Jenkins going strong at 90

08/06/2014 7:00am
Ella Jenkins has been recording children's songs for at least 58 years, and she's been entertaining and educating kids even longer. Not that the woman dubbed the "first lady of children's music" pays too much attention to dates anyway, even as she celebrates her 90th birthday.

Soderbergh, Owen team for a 1900-era medical drama

08/06/2014 8:00am
No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers.

Nils Lofgren turns attention to his own work

08/06/2014 8:40am
Nils Lofgren often wears a big top hat onstage when playing with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. But it's not to cover a big head.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

08/06/2014 10:26am
An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.

No contest pleas in theft of Paul Walker car part

08/06/2014 10:51am
Two men have pleaded no contest to stealing part of the Porsche in which "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker died.

Not so lonely: Jack Antonoff spins off from fun.

08/06/2014 11:01am
Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun., but he's recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham.

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' actress Burns dies at 65

08/06/2014 11:11am
Actress Marilyn Burns, perhaps best known as the heroine in the 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at her Houston-area home. She was 65.

Helen Mirren to bring 'The Audience' to Broadway

08/06/2014 11:11am
Broadway, prepare for the arrival of a queen — Helen Mirren is bringing "The Audience" to New York City.

U.K. 'X Factor' coming to US on AXS TV channel

08/06/2014 12:11pm
The British edition of "The X Factor" is coming to U.S. television.

Ron Howard offers filmmaking tips in Tribeca video

08/06/2014 12:31pm
Ron Howard is letting aspiring filmmakers in on his secrets — and into his hotel room — in a video released by New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

Judge hears arguments on Corcoran Gallery merger

08/06/2014 12:41pm
Attorneys have made closing arguments in a case that will determine the future of one of the nation's oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington.

Ford role cast in musical about Toronto's mayor

08/06/2014 12:51pm
A Canadian actor with an uncanny resemblance to Rob Ford has landed the role of Toronto's infamous mayor in an upcoming new musical comedy.

Boone Isaacs re-elected president of film academy

08/06/2014 1:01pm
Recognized as a trailblazer during her first term as film academy president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected for another year.

Celia Keenan-Bolger to star in 'The Oldest Boy'

08/06/2014 1:50pm
Celia Keenan-Bolger, who has portrayed shy girls and fearless young ladies, is about to try something new — playing a mother.

Rascal Flatts cancels 3 shows due to illness

08/06/2014 1:51pm
Singer Gary LeVox has lost his voice, forcing Rascal Flatts to cancel three shows in the Pacific Northwest this week.

Musical 'Side Show' is coming to Broadway

08/06/2014 2:01pm
Say this twice: "Side Show" is coming to Broadway.

Judge hears arguments on Corcoran Gallery merger

08/06/2014 3:30pm
After years of financial and management trouble, the fate of one of the nation's oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington is now in the hands of a judge.

Steve Harvey moves awards to accommodate fan base

08/06/2014 4:31pm
Steve Harvey thought moving his annual Neighborhood Awards from Las Vegas to Atlanta would be more economically feasible for his loyal radio listeners to attend.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa skips court date on pot charge

08/06/2014 8:00pm
A warrant has been issued for rapper Wiz Khalifa's arrest after he skipped a court date on a marijuana possession charge in West Texas.

"Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" stars in Manila

08/06/2014 8:41pm
Japanese lead actor Takeru Satoh of the hit action movie "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno," and other cast members have graced the film's Asian premiere in Manila, where the first "Rurouni Kenshin" shown last year reportedly broke the record for a Japanese movie in the Philippines.

Musician dad of girl killed in Newtown plans album

08/06/2014 11:21pm
After his 6-year-old daughter was killed in the Newtown school shooting, Jimmy Greene found a homemade book on her desk titled "Ana's flower book for Dad." The booked was filled with page after page of beautifully drawn flowers in different colors and shapes.

New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

08/06/2014 11:22pm
A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television.