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‘Riddick’ illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal who can see the in the dark debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to…

Standing ovation for McConaughey at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival greeted Matthew McConaughey with a rousing standing ovation for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.” The film premiered Saturday night, giving the moviegoing world its first glimpse of McConaughey’s highly-anticipated…

‘Mad Men’ nearing the end, Weiner debuts a movie

TORONTO (AP) — Matthew Weiner is accustomed to anxiously guarding the secrecy of “Mad Men.” Talking candidly about his feature film directing debut, “You Are Here,” goes against his practiced paranoia. “It’s weird,” he says, laughing. “I guess…

56 arts ideas get $2.1 million to shape Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A documentary celebrating Detroit’s 1970s Jit dance craze, a competition showcasing the city’s jazz scene and an after school program on classical Arab music are among the 56 projects that will receive some of the…

Royal mix-up: UK police order prince to ID himself

LONDON (AP) — You might forgive Britain’s royal protection unit for being a little jittery. Two days after an intruder was discovered prowling around Buckingham Palace, police confronted Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, in…

Iraqi hip-hop group touring, training in America

DETROIT (AP) — Hip-hop diplomacy is headed to the United States from Iraq. Six members of the First Step Crew will travel next month to New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Detroit. The dancers and rappers are part…

Harry Potter actor evolves with bold new roles

TORONTO (AP) — Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor’s at the Toronto International Film Festival with three…

Eminem makes puzzling appearance on ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video,…

Buddy Holly celebrated again in hometown Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jerry Allison was back in the home where he wrote the lines to “That’ll Be The Day,” with a music legend and Lubbock’s favorite son, Buddy Holly. The drummer recited the lines first composed…

JFK Museum to display wedding gown paper replica

BOSTON (AP) — A paper replica of the gown worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she wed then-U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy will be displayed in Boston to mark the 60th anniversary of their nuptials. The bride wore an…

Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you have to do them well. Take the white shirt. Designers Peter Som and Max Azria both said a plain white button-down…

Cavallari made to post bond after traffic stop

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Police say former reality TV star and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari was stopped for speeding in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. Because she was driving without an Illinois license, Cavallari was escorted to the…

Wu didn’t take the easy route for spring styles

NEW YORK (AP) — After a fall collection that was heavily sculpted and engineered, Jason Wu set off to craft spring styles that emphasized ease. That proved rather difficult. The clothes he previewed Friday at New York Fashion…

In ‘Gravity,’ a cinematic feat amid the cosmos

TORONTO (AP) — It’s the 13-minute shot heard round the world. Festival audiences in Venice and Telluride have been floored by the lengthy opening shot to Alfonso Cuaron’s 3-D space odyssey, “Gravity,” which plunges moviegoers into space and…

AC Crispin, author and advocate, dies at age 63

NEW YORK (AP) — A.C. Crispin, a science fiction author who wrote popular tie-in novels to “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” and helped run the online watchdog “Writer Beware” that alerted authors to literary scams, has died. Crispin…

Zimmerman attorney O’Mara to be CNN legal analyst

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida defense attorney who was the public face of George Zimmerman’s legal team has signed on to be a legal analyst for CNN. Mark O’Mara appeared Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day” program,…

Sargent portrait comes to Fort Worth museum

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas art museum announced Friday it had acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, the renowned 19th-century actor and brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. The portrait from…

CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ will look for ceasefire

NEW YORK (AP) — After the crossfire, CNN’s new debating crew plans a “Ceasefire.” The network is resurrecting its old “Crossfire” political debate show starting Monday. CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist said Friday that toward the end…

35K expected at Mumford & Sons concert in Okla.

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The population of the Oklahoma town of Guthrie is expected to quadruple in size this weekend as more than 35,000 people descend on the area to watch British rockers Mumford & Sons perform on…

NY Fashion Week has its head at the beach

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer’s not over just yet, and some designers at New York Fashion Week were clearly focused on the beach Friday, the second of eight days of spring previews for editors, stylists and retailers. Peter…