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  • Documentary tells gripping story of Red Army hockey team

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabe Polsky wouldn’t stop pestering him, so Slava Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union as reflected through its dominant Red Army hockey…

  • AP PHOTOS: Ringling Bros to retire elephants; tradition ends

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, “a massive 12-foot African elephant,” to America in 1882…

  • Mexican circus owners say ban means animals may die

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s circus owners’ association says his group’s animals may die or be put down because of a ban on animal acts in circuses. Armando Cedeno said new laws…

  • Jimmy Carter memoir to be published in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — Not many ex-presidents have lived to age 90, and Jimmy Carter wants to share the experience. Simon & Schuster announced Friday that Carter’s “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” will be…

  • Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

    NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like “Gimme Shelter” and “Grey…

  • Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.…

  • Peter Max still living the colorful, pop-art vibe he created

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven’t seen one of Peter Max’s paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven’t opened your eyes yet. Since he charged onto the pop-art stage a half-century ago, the…

  • 10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise. On Friday, the Whiting Foundation announced 10 recipients of the…

  • Director Stephen Daldry on dogs, ‘Wicked’ and ‘Billy Elliot’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Director Stephen Daldry has two shows opening on Broadway this season and that means juggling two sets of casts — both human and doggie. One recent afternoon, he spent time with…

  • Curtis Stone gets behind the camera, back into the kitchen

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Success came early and strong for Curtis Stone. By his 20s, the Australian was cooking in London’s top restaurants. By 30, he’d made the jump to television. But after nearly a…

  • Ringling Bros. says circuses to be elephant-free in 3 years

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights activists were stunned when the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it would eliminate elephants from its circus performances by 2018. “Monumental and…

  • Review: Larry David’s Broadway play is a tedious dead fish

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re wondering if you’ll like Larry David’s Broadway debut, “Fish in the Dark,” you need to ask another question: Do you like “Curb Your Enthusiasm”? That’s because David’s new stage…

  • Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and…

  • Ringling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the “Greatest Show on Earth” will go on without elephants. Animal rights groups took credit for generating the public concern that…

  • When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

    PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain’s show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks. But the reality star wasn’t the only one proving her blond ambition at Paris…