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Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."...

Bob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90....

Doc rediscovers Bing Crosby's triumphs, tragedies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An upcoming PBS documentary seeks to remind younger generations there was so much more to Bing Crosby than crooning "White Christmas" - from media master to philanthropist to difficult dad....

Madonna's adopted kids meet Malawi's president
LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) -- The president of Malawi has met Madonna's adopted daughter and son....

Venezuelan classical music system under fire
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music....

Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Her family has confirmed she was 34 when she died....

Mickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) -- Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout....

Former 'Real World' cast member dies in Wisconsin
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has died in Wisconsin....

Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died....

Barenboim leaving La Scala after 9 years
MILAN (AP) -- One of Daniel Barenboim's focuses after leaving the role of music director for Milanese opera house La Scala next month will be opening an academy for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Berlin....

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