Martin Sheen stars in NM play with Navajo students

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Actor Martin Sheen has lent his performing skills for a play written and produced by American Indian students in New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/132Yuga ) that the “Apocalypse Now” and “Wall…

Deacon Jones of famed Fearsome Foursome dead at 74

David “Deacon” Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes…

Ken Burns, Mukherjee collaborate on cancer project

NEW YORK (AP) — Two prominent television figures whose lives were significantly altered by the cancer deaths of loved ones are helping turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the history of the disease into a six-hour documentary. Filmmaker…

Russia wants Seagal to be face of weapons industry

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is looking at Steven Seagal to be the face of its weapons industry as it guns for first place on the world arms market. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the action movie star…

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai, police said Tuesday. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the body of the 25-year-old actress was found in…

Charice comes out as lesbian, apologizes to family

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Charice Pempengco, a Filipino singer who played an exchange student in “Glee,” says she’s a lesbian and has apologized to her family in an emotional TV interview. The 21-year-old said on Sunday’s talk show…

Scott Weiland sues over Stone Temple Pilots ouster

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Weiland is countersuing his former band mates in Stone Temple Pilots, claiming they had no right to expel him from the group. The singer filed his countersuit Friday, one week after his former…

Jennifer Lopez goes off-camera for new TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez isn’t on screen for the debut of her new TV series, but she will be on Twitter. Lopez is an executive producer of ABC Family’s drama “The Fosters,” which debuts at 9…

Beckham tours Miami stadiums; city hopes for team

MIAMI (AP) — Soccer star David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional soccer team in Miami. The newly retired Beckham toured Sun Life and Florida International University stadiums and met with…

Matt Damon leads stars in Public Theater forum

NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star line-up including Matt Damon, Alan Alda and Vanessa Redgrave will feature in a night of readings and a town hall discussion hosted by The Public Theater. The June 17 event at the…

UK judge: Anti-fur protest irked Lady Gaga fans

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has limited protests outside a London department store after management complained that Lady Gaga fans were disturbed by anti-fur campaigners during an appearance last year. High Court Judge Henry Globe said the…

China approves Penguin-Random House merger

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the world’s largest publishers, Random House Inc. and Penguin Group, expect to complete a planned merger next month. Parent companies Bertelsmann and Pearson announced Monday that the merger had been cleared by…

Sharon Jones diagnosed with cancer, cancels album

NEW YORK (AP) — Soul singer Sharon Jones has cancer and has canceled plans for an album and tour in 2013. A Monday news release says Jones has stage-one bile duct cancer and needs immediate surgery. Jones and…

Michael Douglas: Oral sex can cause throat cancer

LONDON (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women. The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday in which Douglas blamed cunnilingus for the…

Yothu Yindi frontman Mandawuy Yunupingu dies at 56

SYDNEY (AP) — Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country’s most famous Aborigines, has died at home in Australia. He was 56. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard confirmed…
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Jolie joins Pitt at ‘World War Z’ London premiere

LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have stepped out together at the premiere of zombie thriller “World War Z” — Jolie’s first public appearance since announcing last month that she had undergone a double mastectomy. The…

‘Fast 6′ hangs onto first place at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its supercharged muscle cars, “Fast & Furious 6″ raced to first place at the box office for the second consecutive weekend. Estimates released Sunday show the Universal Pictures release will add another $34.5…

AP source: Bruno Mars’ mother dies at age 55

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning pop star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii. Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars’ label, Atlantic Records, who spoke to The Associated…

10 ways ‘All in the Family’ tested Edith

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edith Bunker had to deal with her trying husband Archie and more. Here are challenges that faced the “All in the Family” character played by Jean Stapleton, who made the most of these series…

Jean Stapleton, TV’s Edith Bunker, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90. John Putch says Saturday that his mother died Friday of natural causes at…