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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:50:34 -0700

 



ArtsBeat: Bruckheimer to End Deal With Disney

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:02:22 -0700

Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most respected senior producers, has been making movies with Disney since the early 1990's, when he was executive producer of The Ref. [NYT Arts] [Read More]



2 Top Technology Writers Are Leaving Dow Jones

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:10:27 -0700

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, co-editors of the All Things Digital news site, will depart at the end of the year. [TV Decoder] [Read More]



Dining Review | Long Island: A Review of Maru Asian Cuisine, in St. James

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:56:42 -0700

Maru Asian Cuisine in St. James, which has taken over the space formerly occupied by Lotus East, serves a menu featuring Chinese and pan-Asian dishes. [NYT Dining and Wine] [Read More]



New York Times Company to Pay a 4-Cent Dividend

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:49:28 -0700

The president and chief executive of The Times, Mark Thompson, said that while the company would maintain a cautious financial strategy, the strength of the balance sheet justified a dividend. [TV Decoder] [Read More]



Canals run dry at Venetian in Vegas for 1st time

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:49:27 -0700

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's not often you can use the word 'dry' to describe a Las Vegas landmark, but tourists hoping to cruise along the Venetian hotel-casino's indoor canals are finding them tapped out. ... [AP Top Entertainment] [Read More]



Tupac Shakur biopic to be filmed in 2014

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:44:33 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur is coming. ... [AP Top Entertainment] [Read More]



Theater Listings for Sept. 20-26

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:29:25 -0700

A guide to theater productions in New York, with a special note of shows in previews or about to open. [NYT Theater] [Read More]



A Tour of New York's Lesser-Known Parks and Gardens

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:26:17 -0700

New York City teems with small, unsung parks tended by experts who continually adjust the botanical mix. [NYT Arts] [Read More]



Dining Review | Westchester: A Review of Aquario, in West Harrison

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:11:00 -0700

Aquario is just steps from Silver Lake in West Harrison, but its owners try to stir thoughts of the Tagus River. [NYT Dining and Wine] [Read More]



NJ 'joking judge' resigns after losing ruling

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:47:13 -0700

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants - he just can't play a judge in real life. ... [AP Top Entertainment] [Read More]



Dining Review | Connecticut: A Review of Bianco Rosso, in Wilton

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:44:17 -0700

Bianco Rosso has style, flair and a short, compelling menu, featuring a two-course prix fixe lunch of excellent value. [NYT Dining and Wine] [Read More]



Vendors: Clown Posse festival checks bouncing

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:15:57 -0700

CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) -- Vendors at the latest outdoor festival featuring rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse are complaining they're owed thousands of dollars by promoters of the southern Illinois event, who now pledge they'll find a way to pay the tab. ... [Associated Press - Music] [Read More]



ArtsBeat: Bette Midler Will Bring One-Woman Show to Los Angeles

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:10:24 -0700

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers will run for three weeks at the Geffen Playhouse in December. [NYT Theater] [Read More]



Books of The Times: Jhumpa Lahiri's New Novel, 'The Lowland'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:17:07 -0700

Jhumpa Lahiri's new novel, set in India and America, explores the relationship between two brothers whose paths diverge. [NYT Books] [Read More]



Bits Blog: Grand Theft Auto V Muscles Its Way to Sales Record

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:07:45 -0700

The video game has beaten sales records for the edgy and violent adventure series, earning more than $800 million in sales for its first day on store shelves. [TV Decoder] [Read More]



Milan fashion week celebrates homegrown creativity

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:04:52 -0700

MILAN (AP) -- Milan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city's prestige. ... [AP Top Entertainment] [Read More]



Hungry City: Kura in the East Village

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:55:24 -0700

At Kura in the East Village, Norihiro Ishizuka prepares sushi with a genial smile and a generous hand. [NYT Dining and Wine] [Read More]



Kura

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:50:19 -0700

Inside the tiny East Village sushi restaurant with an austere exterior. [NYT Dining and Wine] [Read More]



Snooki: 'I'm Thinking of Getting a Boob Job'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:50:00 -0700

'I just want nice boobies' the Dancing With the Stars contestant tells Bethenny Frankel of her post-baby body [People - Latest News] [Read More]



Jon Gosselin waiting tables, has no regrets about fame

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:49:55 -0700

Jon Gosselin has already come forward to say he lives 'in the woods,' but the former reality star revealed to 'Entertainment Tonight' that he's also waiting tables at a restaurant in his home state of Pennsylvania.'At first I was thinking, 'Oh, how are people going to react? [MSNBC - Top Headlines] [Read More]



Rush Limbaugh Compares Obamacare to Slavery

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:47:03 -0700

As the major implementation date for the Affordable Care Act approaches, conservatives are doing everything they can to prevent the law from coming to fruition. Naturally, this includes Rush Limbaugh , who used a new tack to argue against Obamacare on his radio show Thursday, along the way comparing it to slavery. [Mediaite] [Read More]



Cranston books a post-'Breaking Bad' movie role

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:43:48 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) Bryan Cranston will star as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a film that's to be his first after wrapping 'Breaking Bad.' [Yahoo! News: Movie News] [Read More]



Britain's Tate museum calls on government for funding 'contract'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:29:17 -0700

LONDON (Reuters) - The Tate museum called for a five-year public funding 'contract' with the British government on Thursday to help stabilize its role as a national repository of art in an era of declining public finances for culture. [Reuters - Entertainment] [Read More]



Carter among Ali Humanitarian Award winners

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:28:24 -0700

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Muhammad Ali's name next month, headlining a list of winners that includes singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton for the first-ever awards that promote achievements in the fight for social... [Yahoo! News: Entertainment News] [Read More]



'Joking judge' resigns in NJ after losing ruling

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:23:34 -0700

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey municipal judge who has been told by the state Supreme Court he can't also be a stand-up comedian in his off hours has resigned from the bench. [Yahoo! News: Entertainment News] [Read More]



Benghazi Victim's Mom: Obama, Hillary, and Biden 'All Lied to Me'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:21:54 -0700

Pat Smith insisted that she was repeatedly lied to by President Barack Obama , Vice President Joe Biden , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , National Security Advisor Susan Rice , and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who all immediately blamed the attack on the spontaneous demonstrations arising in... [Mediaite] [Read More]



This House Committee's Press Release Might Kill GIFs Forever

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:15:32 -0700

The Energy and Commerce Committee, run by long-serving Republican Representative Fred Upton and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn , put out a press release on Thursday that maaaaaaybe went a li'l overboard on the GIFs. [Mediaite] [Read More]



'40 Days' Online Stars Prepare for Hollywood Ending

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:15:31 -0700

Well that didn't take long. Just one month after signing with talent agency CAA, 40 Days of Dating creators Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman have sold the rights to their story to Warner Bros. Their beautifully-designed blog chronicled a joint experiment in which the duo dated for 40 days and answered a series of... [TIME.com] [Read More]



Post 'Mormon,' star Josh Gad swoops into Hollywood

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:13:59 -0700

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Josh Gad might not look like one of the most happening guys in Hollywood. He goes all but unnoticed on a recent Sunday morning as he walks into the lobby of Hotel Sofitel wearing shorts with a camp shirt and a hint of scruff on his face. [Yahoo! News: Movie News] [Read More]



Glenn Beck and Mark Levin Pile on 'Nightmare' GOP for Abandoning Conservatives

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:09:42 -0700

Mark Levin joined Glenn Beck on his show Thursday morning for a rare match-up of conservative titans, and during the discussion both men lamented how the Republican establishment has abandoned conservatives. [Mediaite] [Read More]



Critic's Notebook: The 'Dexter' Finale: Expect Controversy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:04:40 -0700

Showtime's Dexter ends on Sunday, and the question is, Will Michael C. Hall's serial killer head off to happy retirement in Argentina or end up in some kind of hell? [NYT Television] [Read More]



Britney Spears on Miley Cyrus: 'She is On Fire Right Now'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:00 -0700

The singer tells Extra's Mario Lopez that she can relate to the 20-year-old singer [People - Latest News] [Read More]



ArtsBeat: New Getty Atlas to Preserve Data on Nondigital Photography

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:59:10 -0700

The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles will collect and publish information about pre-digital photography to aid scholars and preservationists. [Culture - International Herald Tribune] [Read More]



Here's Who NBC Should Cast as Johnny Carson in New Mini-Series

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:50:46 -0700

NBC announced Thursday that it will be producing a new mini-series based on the life of Johnny Carson , who hosted the Tonight Show for three decades before handing the show over to Jay Leno in 1992. There are no reports of a casting decision yet from NBC, but there's really only one choice: Kevin Spacey . [Mediaite] [Read More]



NBC Plans a Mini-Series on Life of Johnny Carson

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:40:16 -0700

The special will be based on the long-awaited biography by Bill Zehme, Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait. [NYT Television] [Read More]



Virginia State Law Prohibited Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis From Buying Ninja Stars

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:39:54 -0700

Initial reports that an AR-15 was used in the Navy Yard mass shooting were later retracted , but there are conflicting reports about whether shooter Aaron Alexis tried to purchase an AR-15. There is no doubt, though, that he was able to legally purchase the shotgun used in the shooting, and could have purchased... [Mediaite] [Read More]



Urbanski extends deal with Indianapolis orchestra

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:38:47 -0700

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will keep its music director through the 2017-18 season. [Yahoo! News: Entertainment News] [Read More]



Anti-Semitic Elmo is Back! And He Tried to Extort Millions From Whom

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:38:30 -0700

Remember the ' Anti-Semitic Elmo '? Well, he's back in the news after pleading guilty to grand larceny after attempting to extort millions of dollars from the Girl Scouts. [Mediaite] [Read More]



Patrick Swayze's mother, who taught him to dance, dies at 86

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:35:47 -0700

Patsy Swayze, who taught her late son Patrick to dance and had a lengthy dance resume all her own, died Monday at age 86, the Los Angeles Times reports.Patsy Swayze first worked in dance in Houston, where Patrick and her other four children were born and raised. [MSNBC - Top Headlines] [Read More]



'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' to screen at Rome Film Festival

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:35:08 -0700

The blockbuster sequel will screen at the Italian festival on Nov. 14, eight days before it opens in U.S. theaters [Entertainment News: CBSNews.com] [Read More]



Prince Charles reaches heir milestone

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:32:07 -0700

PRINCE Charles will this week become the oldest heir to the throne in 300 years, surpassing William IV who became the king in 1830. [NEWS.com.au] [Read More]



NBC developing Johnny Carson miniseries

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:28:31 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) The late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC. [Yahoo! News: Entertainment News] [Read More]



NY Politician Joins 9/11 Truthers, Hugo Chavez, and Occupy with Glowing Village Voice Profile

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:26:44 -0700

The parody of progressive activism that is The Villiage Voice might resonate with some, but I would not count on it to do wonders for Lawsky's future political career in New York. [Mediaite] [Read More]



Live-Tweet the Emmys with PEOPLE!

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:25:00 -0700

Join the conversation with @peoplemag [People - Latest News] [Read More]



Watch Justin Timberlake Squirm During Awkward Interview

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:24:38 -0700

Things got weird when Sabrina Sato offered Timberlake a mold of her butt. [ABC News: Entertainment] [Read More]



Carole King is MusiCares person of the year

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:23:49 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. [Yahoo! News: Entertainment News] [Read More]



'Breaking Bad': Badger narrates the adventures of a Honey Badger VIDEO

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:21:49 -0700

What does Breaking Bad's Badger do when he isn't thinking up Star Trek script ideas or sharing a pizza with [EntertainmentWeek - PopWatch] [Read More]



House GOP Turns on Cruz: 'Wendy Davis Has More Balls' Than He Does

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:20:45 -0700

Texas Senator Ted Cruz incurred the wrath of a good number of Republican legislative aides on Thursday when he kicked the defunding-Obamacare ball right back into the House GOP's court. [Mediaite] [Read More]



Christina Aguilera: 'I Feel Sexier Than Ever'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:20:00 -0700

The slimmed-down Voice judge talks frankly with Jay Leno about sex [People - Latest News] [Read More]



ArtsBeat: Sting's Musical to Open on Broadway After Chicago Tryout

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:17:38 -0700

The Last Ship will open in Chicago next summer, before a planned Broadway opening that fall. [Culture - International Herald Tribune] [Read More]



CBS Affiliate Airs Car Chase That Ends in Deadly Horrific Crash

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:09:55 -0700

When news is slow, TV outlets sure love an intense car chase. As we've documented here many times, that ratings prize also comes with high risk: Sometimes the chases end in horrific fashion , occasionally with lives lost on-air . While following a high-speed chase this week, CBS Miami broadcast a horrific crash... [Mediaite] [Read More]



Newlywed Holly Madison: Taking Husband's Last Name Not a Priority

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:05:00 -0700

The former Girl Next Door is in no rush to switch up her name after marrying Pasquale Rotella [People - Latest News] [Read More]



ArtsBeat: A New Seat for Oxford Bottoms

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:01:06 -0700

The Bodleian Libraries Chair Competition announces its winner, which is only the third new chair developed specifically for the Bodleian since 1756. [Culture - International Herald Tribune] [Read More]



Getting ready for Emmys

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:48:48 -0700

Roll out the red carpet, the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are almost here [Entertainment News: CBSNews.com] [Read More]



ArtsBeat: Popcast: Early Bird and 'Kansas City Lightning'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:39:28 -0700

Stanley Crouch discusses Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, his book about Parker's early life and social world. [Culture - International Herald Tribune] [Read More]