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Mike Love has book deal; memoir due out in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has a book deal....

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78....

Stephen Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show....

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

NEW YORK (AP) -- Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book....

Steve Carell vows not to 'play it safe anymore'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Long before Steve Carell was showered in acclaim for his startling transformation into John du Pont for the true-crime drama "Foxcatcher," he was walking home from set, commiserating with co-star Mark Ruffalo....

Massive movie poster collection going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) -- A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films - from 1907 to the present - is going on the auction block as one lot next month....

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

LONDON (AP) -- British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear - a development that the bear's 88-year-old creator says leaves him "totally amazed."...

Review: Revolution gathering in 'Mockingjay

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Katniss's (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite....

Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar

MILAN (AP) -- Adrien Brody has long had a flair for fashion, but don't mistake the beard the actor is currently sporting as a bow to trend. It's for his latest movie role as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in `'Emperor."...

Spanish singer goes to jail for money laundering

MADRID (AP) -- Popular Spanish folk singer Isabel Pantoja has begun serving a two-year sentence for money laundering after her court appeals were rejected....

London exhibit examines history of human sexuality

LONDON (AP) -- Curators at London's Wellcome Collection will not be surprised if lines form outside their new "Institute of Sexology" exhibition....

Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa....

Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday....

Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh....

Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Netflix said it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special, a decision that followed a growing number of allegations that the famed entertainer sexually assaulted women....

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