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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress and comedian Maria Elena Velasco, best known for her character "The Indian Maria," has died at age 74. The Mexican film institute announced through its Twitter account that Velasco, also a screenwriter and director, died Friday, but did not...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Phillippe admits taking his work on ABC's "Secrets and Lies" home with him during filming. "I lost 15 to 20 pounds over the course of shooting," said the 40-year-old actor in a recent interview, of taking the role of Ben Crawford. In the drama that airs its...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Online donations account for a fraction of the money given to charities each year, but a new company is hoping to change that with a mix of videos, contests for celebrity meetings and behind-the-scenes access that was once reserved only for top donors. Here's...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that "the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving" make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW!...
ARDMORE STUDIOS, Ireland (AP) — John Logan, the creator, writer and show runner of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," has a studio full of surprises in store for fans of the Victorian Gothic horror series. But the biggest one of all might be lurking in his own head. Showtime's "Penny...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — No, Kirstie Alley is not involved with politically motivated lane closures in New Jersey. The actress became a trending topic throughout the U.S. on Twitter on Friday after jokes and confusion from people reading the phrase "Christie ally" in headlines...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Age of Ultron" debuted with a Hulk-sized $27.6 million in Thursday night showings, well above the pace of the first "Avengers" film. Disney said Friday that the opening night haul of "Age of Ultron" easily surpassed the $18.7 million first night...