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Tue, Nov 25 2014

Shia LaBeouf appears in N.Y. court in disorderly conduct case

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NEW YORK - Actor Shia LaBeouf made a brief appearance in a New York court on Tuesday to show he was in compliance with a treatment program after he pleaded guilty in September to a disorderly conduct violation for disturbing a performance of "Cabaret" on Broadway.

25 Nov 2014

Authorized documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

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LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014

'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations

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LOS ANGELES - Existential black comedy "Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller "Nightcrawler," coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood" and civil rights drama "Selma" followed with five nods each.

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Mexican surrealists top Latin American auction, Botero sets record

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NEW YORK - Mexican surrealists Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington led Latin American art sales in New York, which also set a world auction record for the work of Colombian Fernando Botero.

25 Nov 2014

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion suit, Casablanca piano go for millions

NEW YORK - The Cowardly Lion costume worn in the film "The Wizard of Oz," including the sculpted likeness of actor Bert Lahr's face, was auctioned for nearly $3.1 million.

25 Nov 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game'

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NEW YORK - Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in "The Imagination Game," who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code.

25 Nov 2014

Canada radio host drops lawsuit against broadcaster in sex scandal case

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TORONTO - The celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals has dropped his lawsuit against his former employer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and will pay its legal costs, the public broadcaster said on Tuesday.

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New U.S. exhibit puts visitor in midst of World War Two

NEW ORLEANS - A national museum commemorating the American experience of World War Two will open a new exhibit next month aimed at bringing the sounds and sensations of the conflict to new generations.

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Gut check: how vultures dine on rotting flesh, and like it

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WASHINGTON - They snack on danger and dine on death, merrily munching on rotting flesh that would certainly sicken or kill any person and most other animals. But how do vultures do it?

25 Nov 2014

Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings

LONDON - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces.

25 Nov 2014