J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” play

12/20/2013 3:41 pm1 comment
J.K. Rowling

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — There’s some magic coming to a British stage. Author J.K. Rowling has announced she is developing a play based on her “Harry Potter” stories. According to her website, Rowling is working in collaboration with award-winning producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender [...]

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Dwayne Johnson is 2013′s highest-grossing actor

12/18/2013 4:28 pm0 comments
The Rock at WrestleMania

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   Dwayne Johnson did not have the highest-grossing movie of the year, but he still has reason to celebrate. The prolific actor has been named Forbes magazine’s highest-grossing star, thanks to the $1.3 billion his films have earned at the box office over the past [...]

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Has your mom’s old hairstyle ever amazed you?

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Retro hair: A cut above the rest

  By Ann Hoevel CNN   (CNN) — “Omigosh, Mom, look at your hair!” I was sorting through old family photos with my mother, deciding which to scan for posterity, and there in my hand was her student ID card from Rice University. On it was a small picture of [...]

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“The Voice” crowned its season five winner

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'The Voice' crowns its winner

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — On Tuesday night, “The Voice” simultaneously found its Season 5 champion and ended coach Blake Shelton’s winning streak. The country star had picked “The Voice’s” top talent for three seasons in a row, but on Tuesday it was Adam Levine who beamed [...]

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First same-sex union aboard a float

12/17/2013 1:40 pm0 comments
Pasadena's Rose Parade

Photo by Gary McCarthy

PASADENA (CNS) – The 2013 Rose Parade was the first to feature a couple getting married on a float during the procession, but the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced today it will sponsor the first same-sex union aboard a float in next month’s parade. AHF officials said the wedding aligns perfectly [...]

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Beyonce’s secret album set to debut at No. 1

12/16/2013 4:43 pm0 comments
Beyonce

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy. According to Billboard, the self-titled album “is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut.” On Monday, iTunes announced the album has [...]

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died Sunday, her longtime friend Noel Beutel said Monday. She was 96. Fontaine died “very peacefully” in her sleep of natural causes, Beutel said. She was in her Carmel, California, home. She is survived by her [...]

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L.A. Judge Revokes Probation for Singer Chris Brown

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today revoked singer Chris Brown’s probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin cited information related to Brown’s October arrest in Washington, D.C., where the singer allegedly [...]

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Filmmaker-Actor Paul Mazursky – Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

12/13/2013 2:56 pm4 comments
Paul Mazursky and his Walk of Fame Star.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky  received the 2,515th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, earning the honor for directing a string of memorable films from the late 1960s to early 1990s. Fellow writer-directors Mel Brooks and Jeff Kanew  joined Mazursky in speaking at 11:30 a.m. [...]

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“12 Years a Slave,” “Breaking Bad” Lead SAG Nominations

12/11/2013 1:55 pm5 comments
Clark Gregg and Sasha Alexander, announcing Don Cheadle being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (House of Lies)
 Photo by Marty Cotwright

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The wrenching historical drama “12 Years a Slave” earned a leading four nominations today for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the recently concluded series “Breaking Bad” topped the list of television nominees, also scoring four nods. The [...]

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