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  • 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…

  • Ringling Bros to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

    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…

  • 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…

  • Arquette, Schwarzenegger films to premiere at Tribeca fest

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the second half of its slate of 97 movies, including films starring recent Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as documentaries on Rosanne Barr…

  • Cold-War thriller ‘Manchurian Candidate’ premieres as opera

    Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is “The Manchurian Candidate,” first as a novel, then two movies and…

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular,…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks slightly higher after two-day slump NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street, led by gains by utilities and financial companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that…

  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018. Elephants have long been the symbol of…

  • Ringling Bros phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Animal rights groups are taking credit for today’s announcement by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that it will be phasing out the use of elephants at its…

  • Comedy Central’s ‘Too Many Stars’ means plenty of laughs

    NEW YORK (AP) — You’re a bit late to bid on the chance to join John Oliver in robbing a wine store. You’re also too late to bid on taking a bow onstage with the…