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Enya returns with ethereal style she’s made her own

NEW YORK - The Irish singer Eithne Ni Bhraonain - known to the world as Enya - has essentially created her own style of music and sold some 80 million CDs in three decades. Yet when she leaves a hotel after talking about her first new work in seven years, chances are she will walk Manhattan ...

Eagles of Death Metal is safe, ‘horrified’ by Paris attacks

NEW YORK - Members of the Eagles of Death Metal band say they're home safe after the Paris attacks and "are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France." The U.S. band was performing at the Bataclan when the deadly attacks occurred. Last Friday's night of terror in ...

E! network canceling show ‘The Soup’

NEW YORK - The E! Entertainment network is pulling the plug on "The Soup," its weekly show with host Joel McHale that mocks other television series. McHale has been host for 12 years, and the network said Wednesday that he will do the final show on Dec. 18.The program premiered in 1991 as "Talk ...

Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO - After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for funding charity.Not so Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who isn't afraid to ...

Neuwirth to join Manhattan School of Music

NEW YORK - Bebe Neuwirth is going back to school - the Emmy and Tony winner will be artistic adviser at the Manhattan School of Music's new bachelor's degree program in musical theater.The program is only the second musical theater degree program in the U.S. to be offered at an independent ...

Sheen is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

NEW YORK - Charlie Sheen said his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday's declaration that he's HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others."My partying days are behind me," Sheen said in a letter posted online. "My philanthropic days are ahead of me." The manifesto was released ...

Michelle Obama awards 13 youth arts programs

WASHINGTON - Calling a group of artistic youth the "next generation of fabulous," Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school programs from across the country and one international program from Honduras.Honorees included a musical theater program co-created ...

Big books make great gifts for the holidays

NEW YORK - Coffee table books are always great gifts for just the right enthusiast, and they're plentiful at holiday time as quick grabs or advance buys.A few suggestions, based on interest area:---FASHION & CELEBRITY"Harper's Bazaar: Models," by Derek Blasberg: Christy, Naomi, Linda, ...

Transient pleads not guilty to attacking Pauley Perrette

LOS ANGELES - A homeless man has pleaded not guilty to attacking and threatening to kill "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette.Forty-five-year-old David Merck entered pleas Monday to false imprisonment by violence and making a criminal threat. He could face up to four years in prison if convicted. ...

Handler to judge literary contest

LOS ANGELES - Lemony Snicket is ready to critique your writing.Children's book author Daniel Handler, who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket, will judge a literary contest offered by Cogswell College. The private school is located in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose, California.The "COG: Page ...

TNT shelves show depicting a Paris shooting

NEW YORK - The TNT network isn't airing an episode of its drama "Legends" on Monday because it depicts a terrorist shooting into a crowd in Paris.The network said Monday it will instead air a rerun of "Legends" that was originally shown a few weeks ago. TNT isn't the only network to shuffle its ...

Natalie Portman, U2 cancel events in Paris

NEW YORK - The Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman, U2 and other entertainers have canceled events in Paris following deadly terrorist attacks in the city.The Foo Fighters canceled the remaining dates of their European tour, including a planned show in Paris on Monday. Film distributor Mars said ...

First lady brings ‘Great White Way’ home

WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama is giving her regards to Broadway with a TLC special set for Thanksgiving Day broadcast. "Broadway at the White House," a one-hour special on the history of the "Great White Way" and the craft of theater, is to be taped Monday. Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison ...

Official says US band safe after attack at Paris theater

NEW YORK - All members of a California-based band that was to perform at the Paris venue where one of Friday night's deadly attacks occurred are safe and have been accounted for, a U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department said.The band Eagles of Death Metal was supposed to perform at the ...

‘Spectre’ stays on top of box office charts

NEW YORK - The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters over the weekend, while Angelina Jolie Pitt's "By the Sea" made barely a ripple.Sony's "Spectre," the 24th Bond installment and last week's top film, took in $35.4 million in its second ...

Spike Lee calls for diversity

LOS ANGELES - Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it's easier for a black person to become President of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network. Lee made the remarks Saturday as he accepted an Oscar statuette at the film academy's seventh annual ...

Foo Fighters, Portman cancel events in Paris

NEW YORK - The Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman, U2 and other entertainers have canceled events in Paris following deadly terrorist attacks in the city. The Foo Fighters canceled the remaining dates of their European tour, including a planned show in Paris on Monday. Film distributor Mars said ...

Premiere scaled back after Paris attacks

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" has been scaled back after the deadly attacks in Paris.Lionsgate said Sunday that it was pulling back on a glitzy red carpet at the film's Tuesday premiere at the LA Live complex. Press interviews will not be ...

Alan Arkin hospitalized after ‘mini stroke’

LOS ANGELES - A publicist says 81-year-old Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin was hospitalized after a minor stroke but was fine and had returned to reading scripts on Friday.Arkin, who won supporting actor Academy Awards for 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine" and 2009's "Argo," suffered the ...

Appraiser on ‘Pawn Stars’ facing battery case

LAS VEGAS - Authorities say a Las Vegas man known to TV viewers as an occasional toy appraiser on the reality show "Pawn Stars" is facing a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after an incident last month at a downtown restaurant row. Las Vegas police Officer Michael Rodriguez said Friday that ...