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'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85....

George W. Bush writes book about father
NEW YORK (AP) -- His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush....

Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015....

Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production
NEW YORK (AP) -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors....

Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon....

Review: 'Calvary' is exquisitely nuanced
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of others is the lynchpin of this immensely powerful drama, enriched by spiky black comedy but also by its resonant contemplation of faith and forgiveness. Representing a considerable leap in thematic scope and craft for McDonagh, "Calvary" deserves to reach the widest possible audience....

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams....

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography....

Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament....

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!...

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