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MILAN (AP) — Venice officials have ordered the closure of a working mosque in an ex-church, set up as Iceland's exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair. The Icelandic pavilion was closed Friday after Venice city officials withdrew authorization for the...
CANNES, France (AP) — Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you." "Every once in a while, movies do the right thing...
CANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs. The maltipoo — a cross between a Maltese terrier and a poodle — was awarded the Palme Dog at the film festival on Friday for a sparky performance as Dixie the dog...
PRAGUE (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II. The Czech public broadcaster said the family members, chosen from 400 applicants, were brought back in time to March 15...
LONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction. Max Liebermann's "Two Riders on a Beach" was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt...
NEW YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012. That's what you'd expect Howard to say. But quickly he adds that with "AGT"...
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who used to house-sit for character actor Luis Guzman has agreed to stay at least 300 feet away from him. The Caledonian-Record reports ( http://bit.ly/1LsvLIz ) that Guzman alleged in court documents that Joda Hodge was stalking him. The...
CANNES, France (AP) — There's been much talk at the Cannes Film Festival about how to boost the ranks of women directors and producers. Eva Longoria is a good example of a success story. Though she gained fame for "Desperate Housewives," the actress has turned into a successful...
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on July 15. ESPN said Friday the show will take place in the Nokia...