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Wig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.
Review: Neeson in action again in 'Tombstones'

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson, as Matt Scudder, in a scene from the film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank's adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block's long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.


Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing

A political cartoon by Rayma Suprani using the signature of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, bottom, reads in Spanish "Health," top, and "Health in Venezuela," bottom, appears on the Sept. 17 opinion page of El Universal newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The award-winning 19-year veteran of El Universal says she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Her ouster has alarmed press freedom advocates who say once-independent media are seeing criticism of the socialist government snuffed out. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis.


MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people.


TV Guide Network renaming itself POP
NEW YORK (AP) — The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans.
Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

FILE - In this April 3, 1996, file photo, John Flaherty, of South Boston, touches up the roof of a dugout at Boston's Fenway Park. The Red Sox are turning Fenway Park over to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Friday night, Sept. 19, 2014, when the troupe performs a sort of best of bill, featuring 10 classic scenes in the ballpark that has always been more Big Papi than Joseph Papp, more Green Monster than "green-ey'd monster," more Carl Yastrzemski than Henry VIII. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.


50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.
Zachary Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn'

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Zachary Quinto attends amfAR’s fifth annual Inspiration Gala in New York. Quinto will mentor two first-time filmmakers on the unscripted series “The Chair,” which airs Saturdays on the Starz network. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year.


Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

FILE - In a April 26, 2014 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey walks the green carpet as he arrives for the 15th annual International Indian Film Awards, in Tampa, Fla. A Massachusetts woman, Linda Louise Culkin of Quincy, Mass., who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, to more than four years in prison. A federal judge in Boston also ordered Culkin to pay Spacey $124,000 in restitution for bodyguards.The 55-year-old Culkin has been jailed since January 2012, meaning she has about 18 months left to serve. She pleaded guilty in November to charges including mailing threatening communications, and sending false information regarding explosives.(AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.


Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade visits backstage at the Richard Chai Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan of fine dressing, it wasn’t until the former commissioner of the league instituted a dress code that he started taking more interest in what he would wear off the court. Now Wade is considered among the more fashion-forward stars in a league where players dress to impress. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA — well, at least for Dwyane Wade.


'The Voice' winner goes to Broadway's 'Pippin'

In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series "The Voice," in Los Angeles. Kaufman said Thursday, Sept. 18, he’ll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival “Pippin.” The 38-year-old Indianapolis resident, a former SAT prep tutor and father of three, will join “Pippin” from Nov. 4-Jan. 4 at the Music Box Theatre. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)NEW YORK (AP) — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice."


'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

Author and founder of the Central Asia Institute charity, Greg Mortenson pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in the backyard of his home in Bozeman, Mont., Sept. 16, 2014. Mortenson is responsible for the creation of numerous schools across Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, Mortenson has been accused of numerous offences including exaggeration of facts in his books and financial crimes within Central Asia Institute. Mortenson is the author of the bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.


Puerto Rico singer Don Omar faces abuse charges

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar receives his tenth award at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at a house in the northern coastal Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday.


Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles

This Aug. 27, 2014 photo shows Michael Sheen, star of the Showtime series "Masters of Sex" in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He's played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the "Twilight" films.


Fey, Bateman have off-screen chemistry, too

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, Tina Fey, left, and Jason Bateman arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "This Is Where I Leave You" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The comedy releases Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the new big-screen adaption of the best-selling Jonathan Topper novel "This Is Where I Leave You," Tina Fey and Jason Bateman portray siblings with tight ties that bind.


World leaders to appear at NYC's Citizen Festival

FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter announces the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles. The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27, 2014 in New York's Central Park. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.


Md. teacher wins $1M on 'Wheel of Fortune'
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Silver Spring teacher has become the third contestant to win more than $1 million on "Wheel of Fortune."
Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

FILE - This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers " during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at age 81, is the opening act for "Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food." Set to be published in December by powerHouse Books, "Eating Delancey" is a tribute to knishes, bagels, pickles and other staples of the Jewish immigrant community of Manhattan's Lower East Side. She provides some family stories and some Jewish jokes in the introduction. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food.


Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness
LONDON (AP) — Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness.
TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

This Sept. 16, 2014 booking photo provided by the Cottonwwood, Ariz., Police Department shows Cecilio Cruz. Cruz, 34, has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 1997 death of his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child in Cottonwood. (AP Photo/Cottonwwood Police Department)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday.


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