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Lady Gaga unveils dolls in her flamboyant likeness

12/02/2013 2:33am
One-of-a-kind Lady Gaga has been replicated.

New Zealand airline reveals image of Hobbit dragon

12/02/2013 4:14am
New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the premiere of the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy.

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

12/02/2013 6:13am
Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand over the weekend as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini (gan-dahl-FEE'-nee).

Novice gardeners: Try these bulletproof plants

12/02/2013 7:07am
Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned.

Critical thinking hallmark of Common Core class

12/02/2013 8:19am
Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson's fifth-grade classroom.

Q&A: Common Core academic standards

12/02/2013 8:20am
Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards with the goal of sending high school graduates into the world ready for college or career. But they're hardly without controversy.

Creamy truffles without cream? Turn to chestnuts!

12/02/2013 8:28am
Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.

Jennifer Lopez to receive parenting honor

12/02/2013 9:02am
Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes.

TNT's 'Mob City' tweeting script of debut episode

12/02/2013 9:39am
"Mob City" is beginning what is surely TV's first "adaptweetion."

ABC's 'The Chew' biting into its 500th episode

12/02/2013 9:49am
When ABC's "The Chew" premiered in September 2011, it begged the question: Was it biting off more than a show like this could chew?

Finally, all the Brown Dog novellas together

12/02/2013 10:08am
"Brown Dog: Novellas" (Grove Press), by Jim Harrison

5 new things about President Obama

12/02/2013 10:21am
The man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is more than just another celebrity, or the famous face behind the government's troubled health care website. Here are five new things about President Barack Obama:

Rogers Waters defends use of religious symbolism

12/02/2013 10:28am
Now that his three-year world tour for "The Wall" has finally come to an end, Roger Waters wants to set the record straight over criticism he's received from Jewish groups regarding his use of the Star of David symbol in the show and his support for a cultural boycott of Israel.

Zappos Couture names Talley as artistic director

12/02/2013 10:39am
Zappos' luxury arm is tapping Andre Leon Talley to serve as its artistic director.

Review: Owen struggles to define self at the party

12/02/2013 11:04am
Jake Owen, "Days Of Gold" (RCA)

Champion to exit ABC News for The Weather Channel

12/02/2013 11:21am
"Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel.

Review: Garth Brooks continues to look backward

12/02/2013 11:21am
Garth Brooks, "Blame It All On My Roots" (Pearl)

Broadway's 'Pippin' recoups $8.5M investment

12/02/2013 11:48am
The current revival of "Pippin" has proved magical at the box office and now comes proof: The show has recouped its $8.5 million costs.

Trial delayed in Ala suit over 2009 piracy case

12/02/2013 12:50pm
An Alabama judge delayed the trial set for Monday in a lawsuit crew members filed against two shipping companies after pirates seized a U.S. cargo ship off the coast of Somalia in 2009, an attack portrayed in the recent movie "Captain Phillips."

'Singin' in the Rain' suit goes up for auction

12/02/2013 1:16pm
A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain."

For critics of Common Core, educational folly

12/02/2013 1:27pm
Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.

The Rascals abandon 2nd Broadway concert series

12/02/2013 1:31pm
Two concert series in a year on Broadway is apparently too much for The Rascals: The `60s-era blue-eyed soul quartet has abandoned plans to play the Marquis Theatre this month.

The Coens abide: Joel & Ethan on refusing maturity

12/02/2013 1:32pm
"If you're trying to assign the trait of maturity to us, frankly, it won't wash."

Broadway gobbles up Thanksgiving records

12/02/2013 1:39pm
Thanksgiving was rough on turkeys but pretty good for Broadway theaters _ several shows broke records over the holiday weekend, from new kid on the block "Kinky Boots" to the old ruler "The Lion King."

Schiffrin, rebel of corporate publishing, dies

12/02/2013 1:50pm
Andre Schiffrin, the literary editor who gave readers Art Spiegelman, Michel Foucault and Studs Terkel before he was forced out of commercial publishing in a defining battle between profits and literature, has died in Paris. He was 78.

Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies in Jamaica

12/02/2013 2:21pm
Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song "Police and Thieves," has died in Jamaica.

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

12/02/2013 2:54pm
In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

Comcast testing full ad loads for on-demand shows

12/02/2013 3:04pm
Pay TV customers who are used to watching fewer ads on on-demand shows may have to get used to longer commercial breaks.

Gift Guide: Plenty of laptops, even on budgets

12/02/2013 3:11pm
There's no shortage of laptop computers to pick from this holiday season, even for shoppers on tight budgets. A Chromebook optimized to run Google's Internet services can be bought for as little as $200, while a few hundred dollars more gets you a laptop that's not so dependent on having a continuous online connection.

Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation

12/02/2013 3:17pm
On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.

French artist Laure Prouvost wins Turner Prize

12/02/2013 3:25pm
French filmmaker and installation artist Laure Prouvost on Monday won this year's Turner Prize, the prestigious British award for contemporary art.

Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative

12/02/2013 3:54pm
President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.

For critics of Common Core, educational folly

12/02/2013 4:10pm
Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin's divorce finalized

12/02/2013 5:26pm
A Los Angeles judge has finalized Diane Lane and Josh Brolin's divorce.

Area of Walker car crash known for street racing

12/02/2013 8:41pm
The neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials.

'Inside Llewyn Davis' tops Gotham Awards

12/02/2013 9:04pm
The Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" has won best film at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.