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Worm hunters, Nazi spoons vie for odd-book prize
LONDON — Worm hunters, lethal robots and Nazi spoons are in the running for Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title.
'Hurt Locker' takes 6 prizes at UK film awards
LONDON — Britain's love of the underdog triumphed Sunday as intimate war drama "The Hurt Locker" beat 3D spectacular "Avatar" to take six prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards.
`Shutter Island' makes waves with $40.2M debut
LOS ANGELES — Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's voyage to "Shutter Island" has landed them at No. 1 at the weekend box office.
Actor Andrew Koenig missing in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Police are asking for the public's help in locating actor Andrew Koenig, who had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains."
EMI says Abbey Road studios not for sale
LONDON — Cash-strapped music company EMI Group Ltd. has shelved plans to sell Abbey Road and is now looking for an investor to help save the London recording studio made famous by The Beatles.
Tasha Tudor's children scrap for $2M Vt. estate
MARLBORO, Vt. — When author Tasha Tudor's ashes were finally buried, it wasn't in one place. Her bickering survivors couldn't agree on when, where and how, so a judge ordered her cremated remains divided in half.
Hong Kong rejoices over Berlin film prize
HONG KONG — Hong Kong celebrated a rare foreign prize for one of its films Monday — a low-budget family drama set in the 1960s — a triumph viewed as a huge moral boost for a struggling industry overshadowed by the booming Chinese market.
Connick performs for students at White House
WASHINGTON — Harry Connick Jr. told students Sunday that music can get people through the darkest times — even a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated his hometown, New Orleans, in 2005.
Netrebko, Beczala a winning couple in 'La Boheme'
NEW YORK — Anna Netrebko keeps getting better and better,
Netrebko, Beczala a winning couple in `La Boheme'
NEW YORK — Anna Netrebko keeps getting better and better.
Westwood condemns consumerism after London show
LONDON — One-of-a-kind designer Vivienne Westwood Sunday night presented a gorgeous collection of autumn and winter outfits at London Fashion Week, then went backstage and told reporters she hopes people stop buying her clothes.
Winners of British Academy Awards
LONDON — Winners of the 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:
'Hurt Locker,' 'Avatar' face off at UK film awards
LONDON — Intense war drama "The Hurt Locker" and blockbuster sci-fi spectacle "Avatar" squared off Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards — a curtain raiser for their Academy Awards battle in Los Angeles next month.
Motion picture academy honors nerds of filmmaking
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Forty-five men you've probably never heard of were honored with an Academy Awards ceremony of their own that recognized scientific and technical achievements in moviemaking.
Vegas hotel unveils Elvis extravaganza
LAS VEGAS — Three decades after Elvis Presley took his last bow on the Las Vegas Strip, where he once reigned as king, the magicians of Cirque du Soleil have tried to summon back the power of this supreme entertainer in a show titled, "Viva Elvis."