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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya. A corrected version of the story...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist. Sotheby's New York says the 1932 painting, "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1," sold Thursday during the...
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Missing" is a thriller etched into a portrait of the parents of a 5-year-old boy who, with his family on holiday in a quiet French village, disappears without warning. During the series' eight episodes, the action pingpongs between 2006 (in the immediate...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life. "You just really taught me to be a man," LL Cool J said Wednesday in a heartfelt introduction of his mentor and friend at Ebony...
NEW YORK (AP) — There's only one Roxie Hart but, in reality, there have been plenty. The celebrity-craving heroine at the heart of the Broadway musical "Chicago" has been played by 32 women since the show opened in 1996, including Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Gretchen Mol,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February. But winning isn't the only way to snag one of the coveted statuettes. Enthusiastic collectors with several hundred...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83. The death was...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a global trend. The 21-year-old got his hair and beard trimmed at a new shop with a hip retro vibe, the Barberian Academy & Barber Shop,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer's children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin...