Jane Fonda to receive AFI achievement award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood’s most prestigious career honors. “Jane Fonda is American film royalty,” AFI chairman Howard Stringer said in a statement released…

Mich. quilter wins $200K ArtPrize contest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of the annual ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids are set to reveal the winner of the competition’s $200,000 top prize. The identity of the winning entry is to be unveiled at a…

Spielberg honors Clooney for humanitarian work

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg and George Clooney go way back in show business. In fact, it was Spielberg who gave Clooney his big break on the TV show “ER,” the actor recalls. But the two Hollywood…

Review: ‘Parkland’ a tacky restaging of tragedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A painful retelling of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President Kennedy in which the two least important players seem to be JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, “Parkland” dramatizes the immediate impact of that…

Muhammad Ali honors humanitarian award winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali was back home Thursday night to honor an ex-president, Grammy winners and young adults for their roles in fighting for humanitarian causes. The former heavyweight boxing champion was surrounded by family and…

Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Photojournalist Bill Eppridge, whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy, has died at age 75. He died Thursday at a Danbury hospital after a brief illness, said his wife,…

Online poker thriller ‘Runner’ quickly politicized

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The thriller “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already in the center of the fight over online gambling regulation. The American Gambling Association has bought ads…

Woman who quit job in video offered new position

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri graduate whose dance video announcing she was quitting her job was offered another employment opportunity during a taped appearance on a daytime TV talk show. On her talk show…

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space. The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and veteran TV…

At 80, Wayne Shorter performs ‘without a net’

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 80, Wayne Shorter isn’t ready to rest on his reputation as one of the greatest composers in jazz history. Instead, whenever he performs the saxophonist can’t resist the urge to “de-compose” his…

Christie’s check of Detroit’s art done in October

DETROIT (AP) — Christie’s auction house will finish its initial assessment of 66,000 art pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts this month, the city’s emergency manager said Thursday, defending their possible sale in Detroit’s bankruptcy process. Anyone…

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it will air a competition show with an out-of-this-world prize: a ride into space. The network said Thursday that TV producer Mark Burnett is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on “Space…

Bucharest’s biggest-ever classical music festival

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Queen Marie believed that life is a glorious celebration of music and song. A century later, the country’s capital city of Bucharest, once known as the Paris of the East, has lived up…

Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ finds itself in the black

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing kinky about the bottom line at “Kinky Boots.” Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical said Thursday it has recouped its $13.5 million capitalization in 30 weeks. “Kinky Boots” is based on a…

Sinead to Miley: Don’t be sexually exploited

LONDON (AP) — Irish chanteuse Sinead O’Connor has waded into the Miley Cyrus controversy, warning the young singer to avoid being sexually exploited by the music industry. O’Connor Thursday posted an open letter to Cyrus after Cyrus told…

Rdio launches free listening on mobile devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital music service Rdio (AR’-dee-oh) is launching its free Internet radio service in the U.S., Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalizes on Rdio’s tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and…

Annual Detroit Gallery Week runs through Sunday

DETROIT (AP) — The annual Detroit Gallery Week is offering contemporary art openings and exhibitions throughout the city. Art Detroit Now’s event begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. Galleries are holding openings, exhibitions and special programs designed to…

Skillet is starting to win mainstream music fans

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Skillet has long been much more than a pan to Christian music fans, but a new set of mainstream music lovers are starting to get to know the rock band that has been around…

‘Scandal’ cast gets mannequin treatment at store

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gladiators in suits” is the term for the characters of ABC’s “Scandal” who work for Kerry Washington’s character Olivia Pope, but Wednesday in New York it was all about gladiators in stores. Cast members…

Thursday, October 10

Today is Thursday, October 10, the 283rd day of 2013. There are 82 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 680 – Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s key saints, is killed at the Battle…