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  • CANNES WATCH: Iranian film explores divorce, female style
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 4:45 am
    Writer-director Ida Panahandeh has made a splash with her film debut, landing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival for "Nahid," fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce and remarriage in Iran.
  • Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 4:20 am
    The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 4:20 am
    The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • China suspends TV drama over plot of crotch grenade
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 2:04 am
    A Chinese television drama got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a plot in which a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman's crotch during an amorous scene.
  • David Letterman signs off as late-night host
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 11:32 pm
    David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay his audience.
  • David Letterman signs off as late-night host
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 11:32 pm
    David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay his audience.
  • Noted jazz musician Bob Belden dies in NYC at age 58
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 8:53 pm
    Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. He was 58.
  • Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 5:44 pm
    Model Janice Dickinson sued Bill Cosby for defamation on Wednesday over denials made by the comedian's representatives after she accused him last year of raping her in 1982.
  • US group: Foreign authors censored in China without knowing
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 5:44 pm
    A U.S.-based advocacy group is warning Western authors to be vigilant of censorship of their work in China's fast-growing book publishing industry, which is sometimes done without their knowledge.
  • CANNES WATCH: A mermaid dress and wedding bells for Brolin
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 4:56 pm
    Cannes is by the water so it was only appropriate that the film festival on Wednesday celebrated a stunning mermaid dress. Day Eight also uncovered news that the '80s pop band Pet Shop Boys influenced a film from China and the upcoming "Toy Story 4" won't be simply a sequel to the hit franchise. Josh Brolin also revealed something very personal on the red carpet: a special love project.
  • CANNES WATCH: A mermaid dress and wedding bells for Brolin
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 4:56 pm
    Cannes is by the water so it was only appropriate that the film festival on Wednesday celebrated a stunning mermaid dress. Day Eight also uncovered news that the '80s pop band Pet Shop Boys influenced a film from China and the upcoming "Toy Story 4" won't be simply a sequel to the hit franchise. Josh Brolin also revealed something very personal on the red carpet: a special love project.
  • Brian Williams nixes PBS appearance; Michelle Obama steps in
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 4:00 pm
    NBC's Brian Williams has withdrawn from hosting a broadcast honoring those who support U.S. veterans and military families, and first lady Michelle Obama is stepping in to film an introduction instead.
  • Cuban sculptor named 'Artist of the Year' by US foundation
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 3:53 pm
    A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation Wednesday in a reflection of warmer relations between the countries.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home on the market for $3.8M
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 3:32 pm
    The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written "The Great Gatsby" is up for sale.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home on the market for $3.8M
    Associated Press | May 20, 2015 3:32 pm
    The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written "The Great Gatsby" is up for sale.