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James Shigeta, actor known for roles in 'Flower Drum Song' and 'Die Hard,' 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....

AP NewsBreak: George W. Bush writes book about his father; scheduled for November release
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....

Oscar Hijuelos novel's posthumous release scheduled for fall 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....

Start of production on CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' delayed over negotiations with actors
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 10 years in Chicago; festival, kicking off Friday, includes Eminem, Outkast
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....

Film Review: 'Calvary' an exquisitely nuanced tale of innocent priest facing a death warrant
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....

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

Publisher to drop Ventura story from 'American Sniper' but image and legal battles aren't 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, Winans brothers headline opening ceremony for US Open tennis tournament
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....

Group selfies get a name, but tricky to say right: Usie (prounounced uss-ee, like fussy)
NEW YORK (AP) -- What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!...

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James Shigeta, actor known for roles in 'Flower Drum Song' and 'Die Hard,' dies at 85

Oscar Hijuelos novel's posthumous release scheduled for fall 2015

ESPN announcers to call Sunday's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster

Start of production on CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' delayed over negotiations with actors

Chiefs rookie QB Murray has yet to see finale of 'The Bachelorette' where brother gets engaged

Playwright Rabe, journalist Wolcott, poet Bidart are among the winners of PEN literary awards

Fitz and The Tantrums, Winans brothers headline opening ceremony for US Open tennis tournament

'Girls' star Allison Williams headed skyward as flying hero of NBC's live musical 'Peter Pan'

Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots at the Hollywood Bowl

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for comments about provoking assault


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