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PARIS (AP) — The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display. The manuscript was found in the Bastille prison where the marquis wrote "The 120 Days of Sodom" in 1785, and has passed through...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during a rare visit by American performers to the Islamic Republic...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes. Lawyer Farshid Rofugaran said Friday the seven have been sentenced...
NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989. But the film Penguin isn't the one he's channeling in the Batman prequel "Gotham" that premieres Monday on Fox (8 p.m. EDT). Instead, he...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall. The character she plays on ABC's comedy "black-ish" is, like Ross, an appealing mix of beauty, smarts and zaniness. She is totally plausible as a savvy mother of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy. And he's hoping next week's United Nations climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power. Baldwin spoke at a reception...
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood. "Well, getting back on the road has improved my mood considerably because I was never good at civilian life," says Cohen, who turns 80 next week. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — What's the minimum requirement for putting on a play? Is it performers? Sets? Memorization? Surely, at a minimum, it's acting, right? More than a quarter-century after "Love Letters" premiered, A.R. Gurney's charming ditty of a play has landed on Broadway with...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage. The dancers claim Cher remarked that her successful "...