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Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

Already filled with towering skyscrapers, Dubai will soon offer soaring arias inside a new opera house.

Comic performer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:00am

Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks.

Hundreds arrested during London's Notting Hill Carnival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:50am

London police arrested 454 people during the two-day Notting Hill Carnival as stabbings and drug offenses marred the Caribbean-inspired street party.

Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:50am

Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event.

Fall Preview: Warren Beatty's Hughes film finally takes off

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:50am

Warren Beatty is standing outside an early screening of his new film, "Rules Don't Apply" — definitely NOT a Howard Hughes biopic, he wants to make clear — discussing his connection to the famously reclusive industrialist and movie mogul.

Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson arrested for assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:30am

Authorities say the husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in suburban Seattle.

There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:10pm

There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

'Beauty and the Beast' producer posts character images

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

A producer on the upcoming live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" has invited his social media followers to be his guest to a first look at several characters from the film.

Construction worker dies on 'Blade Runner' sequel set

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

A construction worker was killed on a set Friday for the untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" in Budapest, Hungary.

Just like us: Taylor Swift reports to jury duty, dismissed

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:02pm

A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said.

Oops! Bieber not back on Instagram after a 2-week break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

False alarm! Justin Bieber hasn't actually returned to Instagram.

Box Office Top 20: 'Don't Breathe' inhales $26.4 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:41pm

The modestly budgeted horror movie "Don't Breathe" scared off competitors at the box office this weekend, taking first place with $26.4 million in its first days in theaters. Directed by Fede Alvarez, "Don't Breathe" cost only around $10 million to produce.

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:20pm

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:13pm

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon's killer

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time.

Mel Brooks, Gervais, more pay tribute to Gene Wilder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:01pm

Tributes from peers and admirers poured in Monday for Gene Wilder, who died Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Mexicans say 'adios' to beloved singer Juan Gabriel

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Juan Gabriel was more than just a singer and songwriter for the hundreds of fans who thronged Mexico City's Plaza Garibaldi to wish him farewell Monday.

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

Fassbender, Vikander commit to 'Light Between Oceans'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10pm

Neither Michael Fassbender nor Alicia Vikander was especially keen on living at a remote New Zealand lighthouse for the duration of shooting Derek Cianfrance's 1920s period drama "The Light Between Oceans."

The Latest: Democrat: Maine should consider recall of LePage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):