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Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death
SYDNEY (AP) -- Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers....

Viola Davis learns underbelly of law on new show
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Playing an attorney on TV has shown Viola Davis there's a slim - and slippery - divide between guilt and innocence....

Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, though this time he hopes it's more conducive to making music....

Andrea Martin on battling bulimia, flying trapeze
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here's a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don't forget to spit out your gum....

Film academy hosts 1st exhibit in new museum site
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies....

Lawyer says singer Anita Baker owes him money
DETROIT (AP) -- A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the singer, saying she owes him money....

At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines....

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday....

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday....

Box office top 20: 'Equalizer' debuts with $34.1M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer."...

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