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This May 23, 2017, photo shows part of the disassembled hangar facade that framed the opening scene of the 1942 film "Casablanca," where it is stored in a parking lot at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Christine Dunn, who with her late husband recovered the hangar 10 years ago, told the Daily News on Sunday, May 28, that it'll be moved to Valley Relics Museum, home to many pop culture items. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

We’ll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from ‘Casablanca’ saved

LOS ANGELES — The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of "Casablanca" has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball. The arched facade dating to the 1920s has been in a Los Angeles parking lot since it was removed during 2007 renovations at Van Nuys ...

Soderbergh says filming ‘Logan Lucky’ made him a NASCAR fan

CONCORD, N.C. — Steven Soderbergh was never a big NASCAR fan despite growing up in the South. But the Academy Award winning director has become one after working on his new film "Logan Lucky," depicting a theoretical heist at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600. "NASCAR was ...

Gregg Allman dies at age 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69. Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his ...

Gal Gadot

‘Wonder Woman’ screenings cause a stir

NEW YORK — Take a seat, "Thor." Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. Various locations have taken to social media in response, including ...

Travolta donates plane to aviation group

LOS ANGELES — John Travolta has donated his personal vintage Boeing 707 airplane to a restoration group in Australia. He said in a statement Friday that the plane will require maintenance before for the trip from his Florida home to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in Albion ...

‘Property Wars’ star facing trial for wire fraud in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show has been accused of wire fraud and other charges involving furniture stores he owns and operates in the Phoenix metro area. Federal authorities say Scott Menaged was arrested Wednesday in a case being investigated by the ...

Chris Cornell Funeral

Cornell remembered at memorial service

LOS ANGELES — Music's elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices. "Chris was as melodic as The ...

Ben Stiller and wife announce separation

LOS ANGELES — Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup. With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as ...

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Actress Nicole Kidman poses for photographers during the photo call for the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday.

Kidman, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

CANNES, France — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with ...

This photo provided by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in New York shows seven stolen ancient artifacts that were recovered by authorities being displayed on a table at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Thursday, May 25, 2017. The ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. (Laura J. Badger/Manhattan District Attorney's Office via AP)

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy

NEW YORK — Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then ...

Lively to lead film from ‘Big Little Lies’ author

LOS ANGELES — Blake Lively is set to star in an adaptation of the best-seller "The Husband's Secret," from "Big Little Lies" author Liane Moriarty. CBS Films said Thursday that Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick in the film and also executive produce. The character is a model wife and ...

Applause Calendar, May 26, 2017

May 27 Laurel Lions Pancake Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m. Legion Building in Laurel Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice Cost is $5 Farmers Market 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cartwright Pavilion, corner of South Second Avenue and E. State St. Some vendors accept Food Stamps, ...

Kid Rock returns to the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES — Multi-platinum American rock ‘n’ roll icon Kid Rock is returning to the Iowa State Fair with top hits in rock, rap and country genres. Kid Rock last performed at the Iowa State Fair in 2004. In 2017, Kid Rock takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. Tickets go on sale now. Kid ...

ZZ Top

Legendary rock band ZZ Top at the Des Moines Civic Center Sept 17

DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts announces that legendary rock band ZZ Top will appear at the Des Moines Civic Center for one night only at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. ZZ Top has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ...

The 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium

AMES — The 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium contains exciting performers from around the world including Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Festival Ballet presenting Giselle, Flip Fabrique and many more. This year’s Broadway Series includes Dirty Dancing, ...

Des Moines Symphony announces 80th season

DES MOINES — The Des Moines Symphony is announces its 80th Anniversary Season: Music in Motion. From Slavonic folk dance to Russian ballet and Spanish flamenco, the Symphony’s 2017-18 Season takes its inspiration from music written for the dance. The Symphony’s seven-concert Masterworks ...

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert series rounded out

DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair rounds out the 2017 Grandstand line-up with something for everyone to enjoy! Aug. 14 brings alternative pop-rock bands Paramore with special guests X-Ambassadors and on Aug. 15 it welcomes rapper Flo Rida. Tickets go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m. through ...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ sails into new waters

LOS ANGELES — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it's been a series of diminishing returns, and they're not done yet. As the fifth film, "Dead Men Tell No Tales," prepares to ...

Playboy Model Gym Photo

Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

LOS ANGELES — Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room. The firestorm of criticism that erupted after the Playboy ...

Media mogul Jerry Perenchio dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Perenchio, a billionaire media mogul who helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network, has died. He was 86. His wife, Margaret Perenchio, said Perenchio died Tuesday at his home from lung cancer. Perenchio and ...