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Holocaust survivor to share experiences in Buechner lecture

February 25th, 2012 7:47 pm by staff report

Holocaust survivor Jacqueline Mendels Birn will share her experiences Monday, Feb. 27 at King College in Bristol, Tenn., as part of the Buechner Institute's 2011-2012 Lecture Series.Birn will speak at 10:30 a.m. in King's Memorial Chapel. The event is ope

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Crystal to the rescue for 84th Academy Awards show

February 25th, 2012 2:15 pm by LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.

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Costner sculpture dispute headed to higher court

February 25th, 2012 5:19 am by Associated Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear a case involving Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and some bronze sculptures of bison and American Indians.

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Thompson Square singer's dad dies; shows canceled

February 25th, 2012 4:55 am by CAITLIN KING Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Husband and wife duo Thompson Square are canceling their upcoming performances after Shawna Thompson's father died Thursday night.

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Kodak and film saying goodbye to the Oscars

February 25th, 2012 4:52 am by RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Each year at the Oscars ceremony, Hollywood says goodbye to stars and filmmakers who've died. This year, the award show will bid adieu to the Kodak Theatre.

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Pastor to end rooftop vigil after donation from Tyler Perry

February 25th, 2012 4:47 am by Ryan Haggerty,Chicago Tribune (MCT)

CHICAGO _ A pastor who has spent more than three months living in a tent on the roof of a Chicago motel says he will end his vigil Friday, thanks to a promise of $98,000 from movie mogul Tyler Perry that will allow the pastor to buy and demolish the motel

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'American Idol' sinks to record low in-season ratings

February 25th, 2012 4:46 am by Scott Collins,Los Angeles Times (MCT)

LOS ANGELES _ Steven Tyler, please put your clothes back on. Thursday's "American Idol" delivered some of the show's lowest-ever numbers, although Fox blamed basketball more than the daffy judge's naked dive into a Las Vegas moat. "The Big Bang Theory" mi

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Bill Maher pledges $1 million to Obama support group

February 24th, 2012 2:37 pm by STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama.

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'American Idol' unveils Top 24 with a twist

February 24th, 2012 2:33 pm by DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's good news for 25 - not just 24 - singers on "American Idol."

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Academy Awards suggest daylong celebration Sunday

February 24th, 2012 2:26 pm by SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Academy Awards are the film industry's biggest night of the year, and movie fans deserve their own Oscar celebrations.

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