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NEW YORK (AP) — When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip — Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had...
"People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges" (Ballantine Books), by Jen Mann It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn't take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the day before news outlets were looping security-camera images of the NFL running back punching out his then-fiancé Janay Palmer, that the "...
LONDON (AP) — David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. In an open letter released by the "Let's Stay Together" campaign, the former England football captain says "my sincere hope is that you will vote to renew our historic bond which has been such...
DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72. Auth had worked for the past two years as the artist-in-residence at...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people...
TORONTO (AP) — A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Director Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" claimed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award on Sunday. Cumberbatch plays World War...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Philadelphia museum that houses more than 10,000 pieces by illustrator Maurice Sendak will be returning most of the collection to the author's estate. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/1sQSTsP ) trustees for Sendak's foundation are...