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Review: A glorious 'Bullets Over Broadway' kills

NEW YORK (AP) -- The new musical "Bullets Over Broadway" begins with a Mafia goon firing a machine gun into the theater curtain, spelling out the title of the show. He's also symbolically spelling out the glorious return of Susan Stroman....

Organizers back out of Evel Knievel festival

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- A struggle for control over a festival that draws thousands of stuntmen, wannabes and fans paying homage to Evel Knievel in his Montana hometown has led organizers to turn over the event to the famous daredevil's family....

Who else was worthy of 'Late Show' prize?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Congratulations, Stephen Colbert, on winning CBS' "Late Show" gig. You're brilliantly funny, you've proven yourself in the Comedy Central farm leagues, and odds are you will be a worthy successor to David Letterman....

Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) -- Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings....

Shape-shifting Cage and Green unite on 'Joe'

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the haunted, hard-living Texas ex-con of "Joe," David Gordon Green was looking for a modern-day Robert Mitchum, someone with an old-fashioned kind of rugged masculinity with an underlying innocence. He thought of Nicolas Cage....

`Long Mile Home' must-read story of Boston bombing

"Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice" (Dutton), by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell...

F. Lee Bailey denied law license in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey was denied the right to practice law in Maine by the state's highest court Thursday, keeping him from restarting his legal career after being barred in other states....

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy....

'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along....

Mary Cheever, author and John Cheever's muse, dies

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely, but lasting, marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories. She was 95....

Review: 'Draft Day' is an off-season gift

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The pre-pre-season opening kickoff of the 2014 National Football League schedule is returned for a score in "Draft Day," an entirely conventional serio-comic sports world melodrama that pushes its buttons with undeniable professional finesse. In his most effective full star turn in perhaps a decade, Kevin Costner dominates as the greenhorn general manager of the beleaguered Cleveland Browns who could emerge from the heavy shadow of his late revered father with the su...

CNN replacing Morgan with specials

NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN is abandoning the talk show that anchored its prime-time schedule for three decades with Larry King and Piers Morgan in favor of several documentarylike series with personalities like Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe and John Walsh....

Jane Pauley to contribute to CBS News

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Today" show host Jane Pauley is joining CBS News to occasionally contribute stories to the "Sunday Morning" broadcast....

William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

BLENHEIM, New Zealand (AP) -- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand....

Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and `New Girl'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show "New Girl" is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince, she's working on a movie with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, and now she's sitting in a Tommy Hilfiger store filled with racks of dresses she helped design....

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