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Hollywood endings start with humble first jobs


NEW YORK Despite their current world of glamor, not everyone with a Hollywood ending grew up in glitz.

Obama: would tell daughters to 'go for it' if wanted to enlist

FORT LEE, Va. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he would be proud if his daughters decided to enlist in the U.S. military - but admitted he would worry about them, too.

29 Sep 2016

UK royal Kate's sister Pippa wins court ban on hacked photos

LONDON Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, won a court injunction on Wednesday banning publication of 3,000 photos allegedly hacked from her iCloud account.

28 Sep 2016

McGregor says wife behind 'American Pastoral' directorial debut

LONDON Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, in his directorial debut, brought an adaptation of Philip Roth's novel "American Pastoral" to the Zurich Film Festival this week and said his wife helped him get behind the camera. | Video

28 Sep 2016

Shimon Peres, Israel's elder statesman on defense and peacemaking, dies at 93

JERUSALEM Shimon Peres, one of Israel's last surviving founding fathers who developed its powerful armed forces and nuclear capabilities before seeking peace with the Palestinians and sharing a Nobel prize, died on Wednesday at 93 after suffering a stroke. | Video

28 Sep 2016

Britney Spears on pop inspiration and why she's not making a comeback

After a career spanning two decades that include highs and lows, pop singer Britney Spears discussed her inspirations and why her latest album should not be seen as a return to music. | Video

Music, 28 Sep 2016

Rap star Jay Z prevails in lawsuit over Roc-A-Fella logo

NEW YORK A federal judge has dismissed a $7 million lawsuit accusing Jay Z of breach of contract and copyright infringement against a Bronx, New York clothing designer who claimed to have created the logo for the rap star's Roc-A-Fella record label.

27 Sep 2016

Beyonce, Bieber lead MTV Europe Music Awards nominations

LONDON Music stars Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead the nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, earning five nods each at the major music event. | Video

Music, 27 Sep 2016

Actors Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber separate after 11 years together

LOS ANGELES Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are splitting up after 11 years together, the couple said in a statement on Monday. | Video

27 Sep 2016

David Bowie's art collection arrives in NY ahead of November sale

Sotheby's on Monday previewed the contemporary art collection of late rock star David Bowie at their gallery headquarters in New York ahead of its auction in November. | Video

Music, 26 Sep 2016