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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

"Stickboy" opera opens in Vancouver to take on bullying based on poet's life

VANCOUVER - Adolescence can be full of drama and cruelty. So can opera, making "Stickboy" an artistic expression of both.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

'The View' claimed by ABC News from network's entertainment side in move to boost ratings

NEW YORK, N.Y. - ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams charged with robbing celebrity photographer of camera

Story ImageLOS ANGELES, Calif. - Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies at his Vermont home after leukemia diagnosis

Story ImageMONTPELIER, Vt. - Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Midwest rappers, dozens of others in Indiana, Illinois accused in 'card cracking' bank fraud

Story ImageCHICAGO - Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects from Illinois made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bank fraud scheme that included wooing participants through social media and Internet videos, federal and state authorities said Wednesday.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Julianne Moore, David Cronenberg on Hollywood and 'Maps to the Stars'

Story ImageTORONTO - Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore knows the anguish her character in the new film "Maps to the Stars" goes through as she campaigns hard for a certain role and doesn't get it.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Tyler Ritter says his late father John inspired him to become an actor

Story ImageTORONTO - Tyler Ritter says his late father John "absolutely" inspired him to pursue acting.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Among cinema's most storied unfinished works, Orson Welles' final film may finally be released

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Orson Welles's last film may finally be nearing release after decades as one of cinema's most storied unfinished creations.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Taylor Swift recalls her bookworm childhood, urges kids to read and imagine

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed 'House of Cards' secretary, dies

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Country music festival dubbed FarmBorough to debut on New York's Randall Island next year

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - A new three-day country music festival starring Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will debut in New York City next summer.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

From Miles to Buddha: Herbie Hancock's memoir reveals influences that shaped his career

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published memoir "Possibilities" by recalling any of the many highlights in his 50-plus-year career such as receiving the 2008 Album of the Year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters."

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Psychologist who stars on 'Hoarders' reality show testifies at California murder trial

Story ImageSACRAMENTO, Calif. - A psychologist who stars on the reality TV show "Hoarders" says a Northern California man accused of killing an animal control officer suffered from hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his animals.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

PBS' prime-time ratings for 2013-14 season up 5 per cent; Roosevelts, Crawleys contributed

Story ImageLOS ANGELES, Calif. - PBS' average prime-time household rating for the 2013-14 season was up 5 per cent over the year before, the public TV service said Wednesday.

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