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Sony head, producer apologize for remarks

December 12, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin apologized Thursday for calling Angelina Jolie a "spoiled brat" and making racially offensive jokes about President Obama's presumed taste in movies. more »»

Young Jeezy sees weapon charge dropped

December 12, 2014 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A felony weapons charge against platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been dismissed after a prosecutor said there wasn't enough evidence to support the case. more »»

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ stay on track in Globes noms

December 12, 2014 NEW YORK — “Birdman” is soaring. “Boyhood” keeps growing. “Selma” is on the march. And “Unbroken” is... missing in actio. more »»

Saturday Evening Arts 100th presentation: “The Gift of the Manger”

December 11, 2014 The Saturday Evening Arts concert series began as a fundraiser to support a new organ for Hope United Methodist Church’s new worship space, now 10 years old. more »»

CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

December 11, 2014 NEW YORK — More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day. more »»

‘Live at the Temple Concert Series’ tickets on sale Dec. 17

December 11, 2014 Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that tickets to four concerts in the 2014-15 Live at the Temple Concert Series will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Dec. 17. more »»

Woman files defamation lawsuit against Cosby

December 11, 2014 BOSTON — A woman who has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in the 1970s filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday against the comedian, alleging he "publicly branded" her a liar through... more »»

‘Cinderella’ stops at Civic Center

December 11, 2014 Des Moines Performing Arts will present the first national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Des Moines Civic Center for a limited engagement July 14-19, 2015. more »»

CIA report casts new pall over ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

December 11, 2014 NEW YORK — The damning Senate Intelligence Committee report on post-9/11 interrogation techniques has cast a new pall over the 2012 film “Zero Dark Thirt. more »»

The Great Bluegrass Herons present Christmas Concerts

December 11, 2014 The Great Bluegrass Herons Christmas Concert will perform on the Iowa Theatre Artists Company’s stage for three performances on Dec. 12 and 13. more »»

‘Birdman’ leads Screen Actors Guild nominations

December 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The dark show-business comedy “Birdman” soared with a leading four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, including best ensemble cast. more »»

Bjorn Ulvaeus talks ABBA and band’s new photo book

December 11, 2014 NEW YORK — So their new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing the band again. more »»

NBC’s vocal power pulls through

December 10, 2014 NEW YORK — “Peter Pan Live!” turned out to be a disappointment, but NBC had enough vocal power to pull through for a weekly win in the television ratings. more »»

Rivers’ will leaves money for charities

December 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Joan Rivers’ left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the... more »»

Rapper, wife tried to reconcile before killing

December 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Rapper Earl Warren Hayes and his estranged wife were trying to reconcile and she was optimistic about their chances only days before Hayes killed her and committed suicide, a police... more »»

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

December 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. more »»

‘Boyhood,’ ‘Selma’ among AFI movies of the year

December 9, 2014 NEW YORK — The American Film Institute on Monday named the coming-of-age tale “Boyhood,” the sci-fi epic “Interstellar” and the civil-rights drama “Selma” among its top movies of the year. more »»

Cosby Iowa show postponed indefinitely

December 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — An Iowa venue says a Bill Cosby performance scheduled for next year has been postponed indefinitely. more »»

Sundance fest reveals premieres

December 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Based on the movies set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the coming year of cinema is about comedians and coming of age. more »»

‘Eaten Alive’ watched by 4.1 million viewers

December 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” special that pitted snake against man drew more than 4 million viewers, but not all considered it time well spent. more »»

 
 
 

 

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