Posts Tagged Arts and entertainment

TLC cancels its ‘Honey Boo Boo’ series

NEW YORK (AP) — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.

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Punk icon Joan Jett savors rockin’ role-model gig

Joan Jett, center, speaks with children backstage at the 6th Annual Little Kids Rock benefit presented by Guitar Center at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Can’t stay at home, can’t stay at school! Old folks say: ‘Ya poor little fool!'”

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P.D. James’ riff on Jane Austen comes to TV

This photo provided by PBS/Masterpiece shows Matthew Rhys, left, as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Darcy, in "Death Comes to Pemberley." The television show airing Oct. 26, 2014 and Nov. 2 on PBS, is adapted from P.D. James’ 2011 mystery novel that revisits characters from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” (AP Photo/PBS/Masterpiece, Robert Viglasky/Origin Pictures)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of “Pride and Prejudice.”

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Britney Spears to get Vegas key, ‘Britney Day’

In this July 28, 2013 file photo, singer Britney Spears arrives to the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014  it would host “Britney Day” at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day.

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Review: Broadway’s ‘Disgraced’ is raw, blistering

In this image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Gretchen Mol, from left, Karen Pittman, Hari Dhillon and Josh Radnor appear in a scene from "Disgraced." (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed.

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