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Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) -- The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it....

Son to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer."...

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

TOKYO (AP) -- When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty....

Melissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime time

NEW YORK (AP) -- Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time she had to ad-lib with co-star Andy Samberg....

Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride - and they're just not on board to sweep the floors....

Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

LONDON (AP) -- Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara....

Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr....

AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers - they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush....

Review: 'The Real Thing' is thoroughly excellent

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first time "The Real Thing" came to Broadway, it won the Tony Award for best play. The next time it arrived, it won for best play revival. This time it just may sneak away with the trophy for best musical revival....

Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout

Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade....

Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

NEW YORK (AP) -- Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes....

Carla Hall hits Kickstarter goal to open eatery

Carla Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced....

A second book for Hamilton _ this time, recipes

NEW YORK (AP) -- "I can't believe I have to say this," Gabrielle Hamilton admonishes us in an asparagus recipe, "but please arrange with all the tips facing the same direction. Not in a chaotic jumble."...

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already....

Professor's 'Game of Thrones' punishment rescinded

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey professor suspended after he posted an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college....

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