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Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95....

Box office top 20: 'Furious 7' leads box office for 4th week
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Furious 7" had enough gas left in the tank to lead the box office for the fourth straight weekend....

Pop star Mariah Carey to make grand entrance for Vegas show
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mariah Carey is getting ready to make a grand entrance to celebrate her Las Vegas Strip debut that will bring her chart-topping hits to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace....

Rushdie chastises authors protesting Hebdo tribute
NEW YORK (AP) -- Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation....

'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special Tony
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award....

'Avengers' stars wary of artificial intelligence
BURBANK, California (AP) -- The cast of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they're not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked with the "Ultron" cast about what they embrace and what they fear in today's high-tech landscape:...

A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers'
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything....

'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press....

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings - and not worn by DeGeneres....

Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world....

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