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Colbert pokes at pope, others at NY charity dinner

10/18/2013 1:41am
Not even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at luminaries from politics, finance and the media at a Roman Catholic charity dinner in New York City that's perennially packed with big names.

Galaxy of stars help open performing arts center

10/18/2013 3:15am
Most community performing-arts centers open with the mayor in attendance, maybe a few local business owners.

Director Bay attacked on 'Transformers' set in HK

10/18/2013 3:54am
Hollywood director Michael Bay was attacked and slightly injured on the set of the fourth installment of the "Transformers" movie series filming in Hong Kong, police said.

Violin that played as Titanic sank to go on sale

10/18/2013 5:50am
It's a poignant scene familiar to anyone who has watched "Titanic" _ as the doomed ship slides into the icy waters, musicians perform one last time for the passengers, playing with stoic resolve until the final hour.

Munro declines invite to Nobel Prize ceremony

10/18/2013 6:31am
The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health.

Redford fretted about 'All Is Lost' reception

10/18/2013 6:32am
He's been acting for more than half a century but even Robert Redford still gets nervous showing off a new film.

Clark Gregg taps the action and humor of 'SHIELD'

10/18/2013 7:20am
Like the character he plays, Clark Gregg has worked his way up the career ladder.

Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

10/18/2013 7:58am
Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting Queen Elizabeth II.

Jazz pianist Jarrett goes classical with Bach CD

10/18/2013 8:12am
Keith Jarrett declared he was done with classical music recordings after recovering from the chronic fatigue syndrome that sidelined him for nearly two years in the late 1990s. But the jazz pianist has just released his first classical recording in 15 years, a two-CD set of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano" with violinist Michelle Makarski that came together quite unexpectedly.

Cavalera finds his own niche in metal

10/18/2013 8:15am
Max Cavalera plays heavy music, growling his vocals over blistering riffs and thumping double-bass drums.

Food Network: 20 years of changing food culture

10/18/2013 8:18am
Talk about an unlikely recipe for success _ a cable network dedicated to... food?

Crossing chicken Parmesan with pasta puttanesca

10/18/2013 8:27am
A chicken Parmesan that's big on flavor, but not on fat? It's easier _ and more weeknight-friendly _ than you might think.

Afternoon delight: McCartney surprises London fans

10/18/2013 8:33am
People who lunch at Covent Garden are used to jugglers, mimes and street musicians vying for their attention _ and a spare coin or two _ but Friday's performer didn't bother to pass the hat.

'The Lion King' to set new milestone on Broadway

10/18/2013 8:42am
"The Lion King" has more reason to roar _ it's on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion.

This charming man? Morrissey book climbs charts

10/18/2013 8:55am
The new book by British singer Morrissey is a classic. It says so right on the cover.

Rock Hall of Famers, kids celebrate Darlene Love

10/18/2013 9:00am
She's a rebel in stilettos and an ever-present smile.

Character actor Kumar Pallana dies in Calif. at 94

10/18/2013 10:56am
Kumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with small parts in movies such as "The Terminal" and "The Royal Tennenbaums," died suddenly Oct. 10 at the home he shared with his son in Oakland. He was 94.

The Long Gray Line chefs: West Point goes culinary

10/18/2013 10:57am
West Point Cadet Christer Horstman was on a mission _ to cut pork chops.

African contemporary art gets increased interest

10/18/2013 11:33am
African tribal art has long been treasured by wealthy Western collectors, but increasingly the continent's contemporary art scene is the one making its presence felt at museums, auction houses and art fairs.

For 'Love Boat' star, life not all smooth sailing

10/18/2013 12:48pm
Gavin MacLeod's new autobiography recounts childhood poverty and loss, alcohol abuse and a brush with suicide, but the man and the book emerge as determinedly upbeat.

Wheeldon's 'Cinderella': New twist on an old tale

10/18/2013 1:00pm
Sure, "Cinderella" is a fairy tale. But still, wouldn't it feel just a tad more realistic if Cinderella and her Prince had a bit more time to get to know each other before falling madly in love? That meeting at the ball has always seemed a little, well, rushed.

Artist Christo faces opposition to Colo project

10/18/2013 1:18pm
Installation artist Christo (KRIS'-toh) has said opposition to his planned "Over the River" project on the Arkansas River in Colorado is part of the art, and he welcomes debate over what is appropriate for his displays.

Nicollette Sheridan's case over firing dismissed

10/18/2013 1:24pm
A judge on Friday dismissed Nicollette Sheridan's long-running wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC over her ouster from the hit television series "Desperate Housewives."

Harper Lee sues hometown museum in Alabama

10/18/2013 1:55pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

Mega Millions game revamped with bigger prizes

10/18/2013 2:07pm
Lottery officials say the Mega Millions game will have bigger and faster growing jackpots as a result of a series of upcoming changes.

Singer Mahone treated for blood clot, cancels tour

10/18/2013 2:47pm
Teen singer Austin Mahone has postponed his tour and is being treated for a blood clot in his throat.

Josh Duhamel pleasantly surprised by baby Axl

10/18/2013 3:22pm
Proud papa Josh Duhamel has no problem bragging about his well-behaved baby.

TLC's story of fame comes to life in biopic on VH1

10/18/2013 3:23pm
For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic.

Judge Judy's son, a prosecutor, aids friend's case

10/18/2013 3:57pm
A district attorney who is the son of TV's Judge Judy said Friday he has contributed to the defense of a child-rape suspect who is a close friend, although he recused himself from the case months ago.

Correction: Fifty Shades-Studio story

10/18/2013 4:10pm
In a story Oct. 17 about recasting the leading man in the film "Fifty Shades of Grey," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jeff Shell was co-chairman of Universal Pictures. His correct title is chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers' tab

10/18/2013 4:22pm
A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid _ more than 300 times over _ by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

'New Girl,' new sitcom get post-Super Bowl spots

10/18/2013 5:09pm
Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies.

NBC cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family'

10/18/2013 5:09pm
NBC says it's canceling two freshman shows, "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family."

Fishery featured in 'Deadliest Catch' begins

10/18/2013 7:00pm
Alaska's red king crab fishery, made famous by the Discovery Channel reality show "Deadliest Catch," was finally moving into to full swing Friday after returning furloughed federal workers issued the necessary permits.

Cheney feared heart device in assassination effort

10/18/2013 7:03pm
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function.