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  • Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accident
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 7:22 pm
    Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.
  • Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 6:05 pm
    Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
  • CANNES WATCH: Going out In style
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 5:36 pm
    The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for Sunday's Palme d'Or finale.
  • B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 5:04 pm
    A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.
  • B.B. King family group to challenge blues legend's executor
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 9:25 am
    A lawyer representing a group of B.B. King's heirs says they'll challenge the blues legend's will and the actions of his longtime business manager-turned executor of his affairs.
  • Love battles revenge in Audiard's refugee drama 'Dheepan'
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 7:56 am
    For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard's new film, "Dheepan," is a gritty and naturalistic depiction of Tamil refugees trying to build a new life in France.
  • Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish 'Macbeth'
    Associated Press | May 23, 2015 4:01 am
    Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
  • Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 3:12 pm
    David Rockefeller made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday to formally announce the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine.
  • TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 2:37 pm
    TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
  • Venice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibit
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 1:44 pm
    Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.
  • De Niro tells NY arts graduates 'You have to keep working'
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 1:32 pm
    Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.
  • TV miniseries 'Texas Rising' takes big-screen approach
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 12:20 pm
    The success of "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible" inspired the History channel to go Texas-sized big with its new miniseries.
  • Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 11:54 am
    Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 11:44 am
    Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama -- with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.
  • CANNES WATCH: Toni Garrn sparkles in silver on red carpet
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:56 am
    German model Toni Garrn brought a touch of little mermaid to the Cannes red carpet for "The Little Prince" in a sparkly, swanky silver gown that trailed elegantly to the floor, with bare shoulders and a crossover cutaway midriff.
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