Posts Tagged Celebrity

Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

In this April 21, 2008 file photo, writer and director John Waters poses for a portrait at his home in New York. Waters will give the commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, May 30, 2015, and will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the school. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to.

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B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

Rita Washington, facing camera, daughter of B.B. King, embraces people waiting in line during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. A pu(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great’s life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr has plenty of horsepower on Twitter

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s most popular driver is now one of the most popular people on Twitter.

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APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday, May 22, 2015, they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence to charge Jean Kasem because her husband had been under consistent medical care in his final days. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted.

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Love blossoms, wanes in Sarah Polley’s ‘Waltz’

In this Sept. 11, 2011 photo, director-screenwriter-actress Sarah Polley poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

TORONTO (AP) — Sarah Polley’s getting an earful from reporters asking her just how autobiographical the marital breakup is in her latest film, “Take This Waltz.” The writer-director’s answer: It’s not autobiographical at all.

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