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Lawson stopped from boarding plane to US

April 4, 2014 LONDON — Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the U.S. more »»

David Letterman to retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015

April 4, 2014 NEW YORK — David Letterman is retiring next year as host of “Late Show. more »»

U of I group ‘Dancers in Company’ to perform at Orpheum in April

April 3, 2014 The University of Iowa’s premiere touring repertory company, Dancing in Company, will be bringing its talents to Marshalltown this April. more »»

‘Captain America’ zippy but hollow

April 3, 2014 NEW YORK — For the latest Marvel release, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” most fan boys might prefer a Consumer Reports-style product review. New character introductions: Smooth. more »»

2 legendary stars play ‘Game of Thrones’ in-laws

April 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Like every “Game of Thrones” fan, Charles Dance was gobsmacked by last season’s next-to-last installment. more »»

The Garms Family to perform at Grinnell Christian Church

April 3, 2014 Grinnell Christian Church will be hosting a Southern Gospel concert at 6:30 p.m. April 9. David and Kris Garms with 6 of their 8 children from 8 to 21 years will be performing. more »»

‘Beauty and the Beast’ returns to Stephens Auditorium April 10

April 3, 2014 Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Ames as part of the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series. more »»

New John Wayne biography hits target dead center

April 3, 2014 “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” (Simon & Schuster), by Scott Eyman Who’s that on the cover of Scott Eyman’s splendid biography of Hollywood’s most enduring movie star? Surely that wavy-haired youn... more »»

A new year of series, specials for Animal Planet

April 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Unlike some channels, Animal Planet trades on a message beyond “Watch us.” So says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet and TLC. more »»

Marathon victim sues Beck for defamation

April 2, 2014 BOSTON — A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind th... more »»

CBS dubs sound for quiet electric car

April 2, 2014 NEW YORK — CBS News says an editor made an "audio error" in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car in a "60 Minutes" story that aired... more »»

Kim Kardashian wades into Syria war debate

April 2, 2014 BEIRUT — Kim Kardashian has waded into Syria’s conflict, calling on fans through Twitter to save the ancient Armenian Christian village of Kassab, whose residents fled as rebels seized control of th... more »»

Engaged Johnny Depp shows off ‘chick’s ring’

April 1, 2014 BEIJING — Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a “chick’s ring” on Monday — indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard. more »»

S. Jones postpones 80th birthday skydive

April 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Actress Shirley Jones is celebrating her 80th birthday on the ground, instead of skydiving as she had planned. more »»

Richie bringing Web series to VH1

April 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Nicole Richie’s Twitter feed has launched her return to television. The 32-year-old former reality TV star-turned-designer, who is also an author and actress, is heading to VH1. more »»

Pharrell named as coach on ‘The Voice’

April 1, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC has signed singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series “The Voice. more »»

‘Noah’ rises to top of box office

March 31, 2014 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. more »»

TV star Benzino shot by nephew

March 31, 2014 BROCKTON, Mass. more »»

Guard trampled at Ultra Fest has injuries

March 31, 2014 MIAMI — City officials say a private security guard has severe brain hemorrhaging after being trampled by a crowd at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. more »»

‘Dynasty’ star Kate O’Mara dies at age 74

March 31, 2014 LONDON — British actress Kate O’Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera “Dynasty,” died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said. more »»



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