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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
LOS ANGELES — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84. By Television Writer Lynn Elber.
NEW YORK — Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Hero neighbor Charles Ramsey of Cleveland has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story, free publicity for a restaurant chain and unexpected lessons in race relations. By Television Writer David Bauder.
LOS ANGELES — A dancer who worked with Michael Jackson says she expressed concerns about the singer's health as he prepared for a series of planned comeback concerts.
NEW YORK — Despite numerous film adaptations over the last century, the poetry of "The Great Gatsby" has remained largely locked on the page. On Friday, Baz Luhrmann will release his "Gatsby," a 3-D blockbuster spectacle with a star-studded cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan), a contemporary soundtrack (Jay-Z, Jack White) and hopes of cracking the code of Fitzgerald's mysterious novel. By Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle.
TV-THE KILLING RETURNS
NEW YORK — Against all odds, "The Killing" lives on. This AMC whodunit, which solved a tangled murder case — Who killed Rosie Larsen? — over two often gripping, sometimes exasperating seasons, then was canceled for low ratings, got an unexpected new lease on life a few months ago. By Television Writer Frazier Moore.
NEW YORK — Rihanna was booed for turning up late at a concert in Boston, but the audience in New York cheered her on even though she didn't start on time the following night.
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says the nation's libraries and museums are creating better, more informed citizens and doing it with fewer resources.
METAL SINGER-MURDER FOR HIRE
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The lead singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday in Southern California as authorities said he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
NEW YORK — There's no business like small business. Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a camera crew and you get hit reality television shows such as "Pawn Stars," ''Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Duck Dynasty." By Business Writer Joseph Pisani.
SMALLBIZ-REALITY SHOWS-HOW TO GET ONE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lady Antebellum's last album "Own the Night" opened on top of the charts, spawned two No. 1 hits and has sold more than 1.8 million copies. By any measure the Grammy-winning trio's follow-up to its life-changing hit "Need You Now" was a success — except one: How the trio feels about it looking back. The difference between that record and Lady A's new release, "Golden," is profound and reflects a new self-awareness for Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley. By Chris Talbott.
NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton says a meeting he held with PepsiCo Inc. officlals and members of Emmett Till's family was "positive." Sharpton says in a statement PepsiCo officials apologized to the Till family at the Wednesday morning meeting at company headquarters in Purchase.
THEATER-MATILDAS MEET ASTRONAUT
NEW YORK — The cast of the Tony Award-nominated "Matilda" are arguably all stars. This week, they chatted with a man closer to the actual cosmic ones. About three dozen cast members — including many children — packed a small room near Times Square on Tuesday to speak to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via a live satellite hookup provided by NASA. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy.
NEW YORK — CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford. The eight-part series, "Chicagoland," will premiere in 2014.
NEW YORK — Parsons The New School of Design has canceled a four-day workshop by fashion designer John Galliano. Galliano was creative director at Christian Dior when he was fired in 2011 for an anti-Semitic rant.
NEW YORK — A French painting owned by Madonna has sold at a New York City auction for more than $7 million. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Ray of Light Foundation, which supports girls' education in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.
CHARLIE BROWN VOICE-STALKER
SAN DIEGO — The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a breast enhancement. Eds: Will be updated from sentencing hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PDT.
AMSTERDAM — Two nonprofit organizations that bear Jewish diarist Anne Frank's name are locked in a dispute over the Frank family archives, which have been kept in Amsterdam since 2007. The Anne Frank Fund, based in Basel, Switzerland, is demanding the documents go to a display about the Franks and related families at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, where she was born.
THEATER-LET IT BE
NEW YORK — The Beatles are coming back to Broadway. Two years after a Fab Four cover band arrived on the Great White Way, the London hit "Let It Be" plans to arrive this summer with new guys playing John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Q&A-GOLDIE HAWN-KATE HUDSON
NEW YORK — Mother-daughter actresses Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson talk beauty, their relationship and looking alike. By Alicia Rancilio.
LATIN MUSIC-PERSON OF YEAR
MIAMI — Singer Miguel Bose has been named the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
BRITAIN-LARKIN POEM SALE
LONDON — A handwritten poem by Philip Larkin has sold for $11,650 in London. Titled "Love," it was written in 1962 on a sheet of paper apparently torn from a notebook.
FILM REVIEW-THE GREAT GATSBY. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
FILM REVIEW-PEEPLES. By Movie Critic David Germain. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
FILM REVIEW-AFTERSHOCK. By The Hollywood Reporter. AP Photos. Moving Thursday.
FILM CAPSULES. AP Photos. Moving Wednesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE GREAT GATSBY. By Cristina Jaleru. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-LADY ANTEBELLUM. By Michael McCall. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-NATALIE MAINES. By Michael McCall. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-PISTOL ANNIES. By Michael McCall. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-PATTY-GRIFFIN. By Michael McCall. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-TALIB KWELI. By James H. Collins. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
OPERA REVIEW-CARMELITES. By Mike Silverman. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
THEATER REVIEW-NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS. By Jennifer Farrar. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
THEATER REVIEW-THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND. By Jennifer Farrar. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
THEATER REVIEW-ON YOUR TOES. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moving Thursday.
GAME REVIEW-BLOOD DRAGON. By Lou Kesten. AP Photos. Moving Thursday.
BOOK REVIEW-VJ BY NINA BLACKWOOD, MARK GOODMAN, ALAN HUNTER, AND MARTHA QUINN. Reviewed by Brooke Lefferts. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
BOOK REVIEW-MURDER AS A FINE ART BY DAVID MORRELL. Reviewed by Waka Tsunoda. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
BOOK REVIEW-THE OPHELIA CUT BY JOHN LESCROART. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
BOOK REVIEW-MARY AND LOU AND RHODA AND TED BY JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-SEDUCTION BY M.J. ROSE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. Moved Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-MONTARO CAINE BY SIDNEY POITIER. Reviewed by Jennifer Kay. Moved Wednesday.
BOOK REVIEW-ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW BY NATHANIEL RICH. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. Moved Wednesday.
HONG KONG — Actress-turned-singer Michelle Chen releases debut album.
LONDON/SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Matthew McConaughey and director Jeff Nichols on the movie "Mud."
LONDON — Electric Guest talk about touring, crazy videos and the dangers of Twitter.
FILE — Dubai police say Justin Bieber set off speed cameras. Broadcast video available.
ARGENTINA — Buenos Aires has become one of the world's top capitals for international street art. Broadcast video available.
SOUTH KOREA — Will and Jaden Smith reach Seoul with publicity tour for the new film "After Earth." Broadcast video available.
FILE — Carrie Underwood to sing "Sunday Night Football" theme, replacing Faith Hill. Broadcast video available.
LOS ANGELES — Rod Stewart talks about overcoming writer's block and rediscovering songwriting for his new album. Broadcast video available.
NEW YORK — Paul Anka talks about his new duets album. Broadcast video available.
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