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Conchita Wurst gets her burlesque on at Paris Crazy Horse

PARIS - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing competition, brings her distinctive brand of sexy to the famous Parisian cabaret club the Crazy Horse next month.

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Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'

LOS ANGELES - Frances McDormand's "rubber face" - ruddy, wind-burned, creased and contorted - says as much as the dialogue in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's miniseries about a New England family and its caustic matriarch.

30 Oct 2014

Gregg Allman dropped from suit over fatal Georgia train accident

ATLANTA - Gregg Allman was dropped on Thursday from a wrongful death suit stemming from a train accident that killed a Georgia woman during the filming of a movie about the rock star's life, although the case continues against others involved.

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Scotland's 'Young Fathers' are surprise Mercury Prize winners

LONDON - Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album with their debut release "Dead".

30 Oct 2014

Book Talk: Black music, white culture and a legendary U.S. highway

BOSTON - Author Dennis McNally accompanied the Grateful Dead as a publicist and historian on the band's “long strange trip,” and he chronicled Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation author of “On the Road.”

30 Oct 2014

A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad

ABU DHABI - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.

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Book Talk: Alan Cumming believes in putting everything out there

BOSTON - Scottish actor Alan Cumming has won accolades for his performances, including current stints as a manipulative Chicago political operative on TV's “The Good Wife” and a revival of his Tony-winning role in the Broadway musical “Cabaret.”